Apple decides to return to classic numbering for its iconic smartphone, which is now in its eleventh version. The apple firm is as always torn between the desire to develop its equipment and a love affair that slows down its enthusiasm for renewal.
The design of this iPhone 11 is therefore very inspired by that of iPhone Xr, which goes hand in hand with quite marked screen edges, which have the disadvantage of further increasing the size of the smartphone and complicating its grip. The finishes are of a very high level, as always at Apple, even if the shiny back tends to take fingerprints and looks less premium. The choice of facial recognition to unlock the iPhone 11 is still as effective (except when wearing a scarf) but requires a slightly strong notch on the screen. The waterproofing is well on the way with IP68 certification, but no micro-SD port to increase memory.
For the screen, unfortunately the LCD is required on this iPhone 11. However, Apple has taken care to treat this slab by offering beautiful features. There is indeed an excellent luminosity, and this in all conditions, in the darkness like a strong sun. The fidelity of the colours and their temperature prove Apple's attention to detail. The only small weak point is that the definition is limited to 1792 by 828 pixels, which does not offer a finesse at the same level as the competition, even if in reality this remains very sufficient.
Once again, Apple did not see fit to keep a Jack plug, or even an adapter for its Lightning port. On the other hand, it should be noted that the loudspeakers are very well made and provide good sound quality.
The performance of this iPhone 11 is absolutely flawless, and no use will slow it down, because the multitasking is perfectly managed, allowing a smooth use at all times. There's nothing wrong with the game experience either, it's fluid even at the highest levels of detail and in the latest games.
For the photo, Apple relies on two sensors, a principal of 12 million pixels and a second one that will ensure the wide angle. The first one is of excellent workmanship, and produces images of high quality, with a realistic and detailed rendering. There's just a little problem in the edges of the image. In low light, iPhone 11 has a night mode that is activated at the right time and allows you to enjoy images where smoothing is contained. Only when the light is really minimal does Apple's smartphone really pick up. The wide-angle module manages the edges of the image rather well, which remain readable where the competition often sins. The details are well marked, but this is only valid under good light conditions and darkness strongly affects the images, which do not suffer too much from smoothing. For the rest, the portrait mode is well made and is good at identifying faces, and the video recording is done in excellent conditions, with perfect fluidity even in very high resolution. Finally, the selfies are excellent, with a little downside on the portraits, less successful than by the main sensor.
In autonomy, the iPhone 11 is solid, with about two days of classic use before needing to be recharged, when a more demanding use barely reduces it to 1.5 days. The damaging point is that the charger is very limited and makes the time increase to have the battery at 100% at three hours.
Review of the Apple iPhone 11 done by Julien Hany the 2019/11/02
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Qi wireless charging
Photo resolution (Front camera)
Battery life on video playback
Internal storage (Version 256GB / 4GB RAM, Dual SIM)