Apple iPhone 11
The iPhone 11 takes almost everything that makes the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max special and squeezes it down into a package that’s $50 less than last year’s cheap model. It’s probably not worth buying if you have an iPhone XR or XS, but for everyone else, it’s the easiest way to get a taste of modern flagship iPhone performance without dropping $1,000.
- Slightly cheaper than last year’s XR
- First-rate performance
- Flexible ultra-wide camera
- Fantastic battery life
- Screen isn’t as pretty as that on the Pros
- Your favorite XR color might be gone
- Chubby design might not be for everyone
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (3)
- 85AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsArs Technica90The most attractive choice in Apple's best lineup in yearsIt improves on the slightly cheaper iPhone XR in noteworthy ways. Yet the only major downsides for this phone as compared to the much, much more expensive iPhone 11 Pro models are a markedly inferior screen, a slightly bulkier and less flashy design, and the lack of a telephoto camera lens.New York Times80Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of SmartphonesThe iPhone 11s just aren't enough of an innovation leap to warrant $700-plus on a new smartphone. If you wait another year or two, you will most likely be rewarded with that jump forward.Wired80Review: Apple iPhone 11Whether to buy the iPhone 11 really comes down to three things: how much camera you want, what software ecosystem you want to live in, and whether you're comfortable with the chasm that exists between Apple's marketing of its phones and what they are.CNET90The best midtier iPhone Apple has ever madeIf you couldn't tell, I think the standard iPhone 11 has everything you'd need for the price, except for that telephoto lens. Whether or not that extra camera lens, an extra boost of battery life, a more vivid OLED display and stainless steel body add up to a worthwhile $300 upgrade depends on how much you value those features.Tom's Guide90The Best Phone for the MoneyLike the iPhone XR before it, the iPhone 11 is the iPhone I'd recommend to most people. And not just to existing iPhone owners — anyone looking for top-notch cameras should consider this handset, especially because of Apple's aggressive $699 price.TechCrunch80The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after darkIt's not about the 80% case, it’s about the 20% of people who need or want something more out of their equipment. For this reason, the iPhone 11 is going to sell really well. And it should, because it's great. It has the best new lens, an ultra-wide that takes great family photos and landscape shots.The Guardian80An iPhone XR with a better cameraThe iPhone 11 is an excellent but boring smartphone. It's got a three-year-old design, which Apple broke the mold with in 2017 when it launched the iPhone X but now looks dated against the competition, particularly with the thicker bezels on the LCD screen.The Verge90The phone most people should buySo, is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 11? If you've got an iPhone older than the XR and you're looking to upgrade, I think the answer is yes. The camera is substantially improved, and you will get vastly better battery life than anything aside from a XR.TechRadar90The cheaper iPhone is Apple's top phone for 2019The iPhone 11 - the successor to the iPhone XR - has gone from secondary handset to firmly taking the limelight. Offering most of the top-end camera technology of the powerful iPhone 11 Pro, it packs good spec and manages to do so for a lower cost than many would expect - this is the one to go for if you want a good value new iPhone.CNBC80Lots of small improvements that add up to a solid phoneThe iPhone 11 hits everything most people need out of a phone. I got all-day battery life out of it, found it plenty fast for games and switching through apps, thanks to Apple's new A13 Bionic processor. It never felt "slow" to me, so you don't need to worry about your phone being sluggish just because it's cheaper than the Pro models.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsSequoyah90February 28, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetJack60February 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetJerry100November 3, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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