We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. While you may still need to move your face closer or lift the phone slightly, it's a big upgrade from what debuted on the iPhone X two years ago. You can purchase it directly from Apple, and a variety of other retailers. The other big improvement comes from the iPhone 11's new 12-MP ultra-wide camera, which joins the standard 12-MP camera. At 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches and 6.84 ounces, the iPhone 11 is identical to the iPhone XR in size and weight. The iPhone 11 release date was September 20, 2019 around the world, and it's readily available to buy in the US, UK and Australia. We were actually worried that our testing process had gone wrong in some way, such was the surprising performance, but it was true – and the iPhone 11 carries on in that vein.

If you’ve braced or mounted the phone securely, the capture time can be extended to up to 30 seconds – this is only really necessary if you’re going to be taking photos of the night sky, and for general night shots we saw very little difference between the brightness of photos taken over 5 seconds and 30 seconds. Apple has full control over its hardware and software and this has always left Android phones trailing in the iPhone’s wake when it comes to benchmark and performance scores. An ultra-wide camera gives you more shooting flexibility and the app gives you a preview if you want to pop into that mode. In terms of the angles it can work at, I still have to pick it up from a table to get it to register, so the improvements there feel minimal. What else is a phone with an Apple logo going to be called? To test real-world performance, we used the Adobe Rush app to edit a 4K video and then transcoded it to 1080p. This panel also registered 113% of the sRGB color gamut. These slow-motion selfies are surprisingly fun but also a bit gimmicky. You get clean, crisp photo which matches – and can exceed – the Pixel 3 and P30 Pro. If you’re coming from an older, pre-iPhone X device then you’ll see huge improvements. It still weighs the same, at 194g, keeps the 8.3mm thickness, and were it not for the redesigned camera module on the back and slightly more muted array of colours, it would look identical to the phone it’s replacing. The iPhone 11 offers very good endurance. This is a nice feature that’s going to appeal to those who want to share video clips to social media with ease. Apple has doubled the number of lenses on offer here: where the iPhone XR had one, porthole-like sensor on the rear, things are much more grandiose for 2019, with a whole window on the rear containing two 12MP sensors. With the iPhone 12 on the way this fall with 5G and an even faster A14 Bionic chip, you may want to wait to see what Apple's new phone has to offer. Take the above portrait of my colleague, Henry; you can make out more detail in his eyebrows and hair, but his sweater looks pretty much the same across both shots. 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.

Apple also said the FaceID sensor that unlocks the phone is faster this time and works at more acute angles. When it comes to sound, the iPhone 11's new spatial audio provides a wider soundstage, complete with Dolby Atmos support. The iPhone XR literally couldn't hold a candle to the Pixel 3 in low light in our camera face-off. BA1 1UA. The iPhone 11's Liquid Retina display might not be the highest-res out there, but it's clear and bright. It takes some getting used to, almost to the point of it being too obtrusive visually, with your fingers playing across it far more when you’re holding the iPhone in landscape, but it actually isn’t as obtrusive as the bump on 2018’s iPhone, thanks to being ‘layered’ up from the back – the glass housing around the lenses is raised a small amount from the rear glass, and the sensors themselves a little more. Using the standard, slower charger from the iPhone 11 box, after 20 mins it had gained 10%, and pretty much carried on that ‘1% every two minutes’ rhythm until fully charged. There’s a 256GB option, too. The lilac color is demure - and more purple than our images suggest. One of the highlights of the iPhone XR was that it was easily one of the longest-lasting iPhones we’d seen, if not the longest-lasting. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, Price comparison: Find the best deal for your next phone. We never, ever accept money to review a product. As ever, Apple's new operating system is shown off to the fullest in its new iPhones – this time around it’s iOS 13, and the iPhone 11 packs some nifty features as a result. The iPhone 11 - the successor to the iPhone XR - has gone from secondary handset to firmly taking the limelight. What Apple set out to do was give videographers the ability to shoot the same quality video using either lens while maintaining the color and exposure even as you walk through trick lighting situations. We saw over 11 hours of battery life on our web surfing test, which is well above average for smartphones. The iPhone 11 also has a 12-megapixel selfie camera and dual 12-megapixel cameras at the rear.