When Apple unveiled its iPhone iPhone 11it came as a surprise that its base model, the iPhone 11, starts at just $ 699, £ 729 and AU $ 1,199 – $ 50 cheaper than last year's when it debuts. Due to the new lineup, the company also lowered the price of the iPhone XR to $ 599, £ 629 and AU $ 1,049. Given the new price points, we are comparing the new iPhone 11 to the iPhone XR for 2018 to see which phone is better to buy today.
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With dual rear cameras, night-time shooting and a 12MP front arrow, the iPhone 11 has more sleeve tricks for photos and videos. But compared to the iPhone XR, which already makes fantastic photos and videos, the benefits are lightweight for the extra $ 100 you'll pay. In addition, the iPhone 11 has a new U1 chip and Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit LTE capabilities. You'll see these next-gen features in future iPhones and Android devices, so if you want to have a modern phone for the next few years, the iPhone 11 is the best bet. But since Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit LTE aren't fully networked yet, you won't see immediate benefits – another reason why we still prefer the iPhone XR.
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It may have last year's processor and specs, but for the $ 100 you'll save with the iPhone XR, we think it's worth it. It has a longer battery life and runs on iOS 13 as smoothly as the iPhone 11 on its A12 chipset. Although there is no ultra-wide camera and updated camera technology, the iPhone XR works great for posting photos to Instagram and social media. Overall, if you're on a low budget, the iPhone XR is still a great value. We would suggest either pocket that $ 100 for something else, or use it to upgrade to 128GB and still have $ 50 leftovers.
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How We Tested
Design: Almost identical and still as durable
The iPhone 11 and XR look almost identical – the fastest way to identify them is through the optional camera and square stroke of the iPhone 11. But also different colors (iPhone 11 comes in lavender, mint green and pastel yellow, while Phone XR comes in canary yellow, coral and blue), no obvious differences. They are the same size and weigh the same, and the phones have the same 6.1-inch LCD display with the same resolution and pixel density.
We did a series of crash tests on the iPhone 11 and XR, and both phones are pretty solid. We dropped the iPhone 11 front and back on smooth 3-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot, 7-inch concrete. With all the drops, the back glass and the phone screen did not crack. There was a small cosmetic scratch above the 8-foot camera lens, but the camera lens was perfectly fine.
When we released the iPhone XR last year, we dropped it on a concrete sidewalk. At waist height (about 3 feet), the camera glass of the phone cracked, but the rear window survived. The screen was also safe. At eye level (or about 5 feet), the iPhone XR survived falling on its back without further damage, but when it was released on screen, the display eventually cracked. Although it was a pity, the fact that the iPhone XR survived with a high waist was still good.
Both phones are waterproof, but the iPhone 11 has a higher IP68 IP rating and can survive underwater 2 meters (about 6.5 feet) in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR is rated IP67 and can survive underwater up to a depth of 1 meter (about 3 feet) in 30 minutes on paper. However, when we pulled it off last year, the iPhone XR kept ticking even after 19 minutes underwater at a depth of 5 meters (16.4 feet). As the iPhone XR can withstand more than the specified IP rating, the iPhone 11 may also be able to exceed its IP68 rating. We haven't tested the phone's water resistance yet, but we will soon. Check again with CNET when we do.
Camera: New updates take advantage of the iPhone 11
Both phones come with a 12MP camera, but the iPhone 11 has a second, 12MP ultra-wide camera and a new low-light night mode. Overall, outdoor and well-lit shots of both devices look equally vibrant, with consistent and vibrant colors on both cameras.
However, the iPhone 11 made sharper pictures with finer details, especially when the pictures were viewed at full resolution. It also did a better job by brightening up the night time and dimming photos with its new mode. The second ultra-wide camera is useful when you want to put more content into each frame or want to shoot larger scenes. Its flash is also brighter, though we rarely use the function. Finally, we like that we can now take pet portrait photos of the iPhone 11 (iPhone XR doesn't recognize non-human faces for portraits, which is a drag). Soon the iPhone 11 will also usewhich will further enhance details and reduce image noise.
As for video, the frames of the Phone 11 have better dynamic range, so the lighting and exposure look more even and natural. Video stabilization is a bit more stable than a standard 12MP camera. However, the wide-angle camera has no optical image stabilization, and during 4K video recording, you can only switch between cameras when shooting at 30 frames per second (though both cameras can record 60 frames per second).
The iPhone 11 has a 12MP front camera, while the iPhone XR has a 7MP camera. Although we welcome the extra resolution of the iPhone 11, we've never had a lot of grip with the front camera of the iPhone XR and if you're a casual selfie, the iPhone XR is definitely satisfactory. The front camera of the iPhone 11 can also pull in for a wider view, record 4K video at 60 frames per second and make slow videos. But since we mostly use the front selfie camera, we didn't actually find ourselves using those last two features often.
iPhone 11 is faster, but XR battery lasts longer
iPhone 11 has Apple's latest A13 Bionic processor and battery, which the company claims to last "an hour longer" from the iPhone XR. The iPhone XR has last year's A12 chipset and a 2,942 mAh battery (this capacity is not revealed by Apple, but is revealed during interruptions by third parties).
For the most part, the iPhone 11 and XR run iOS 13 as smoothly and quickly as the other. When it came to everyday tasks like surfing the web, launching the camera or opening applications, we couldn't tell the difference between speed. But on paper, the iPhone 11 is undeniably the faster phone. As you can see from the benchmark results below, the newer iPhone far surpassed the iPhone XR and achieved much higher results in all the tests we conducted.
As for the battery life, Apple claims that the battery of the iPhone 11 lasts longer than the iPhone XR. But when we tested it for continuous video playback in Airplane mode, the iPhone 11 only worked an average of 15 hours and 24 minutes. While this is certainly not a bad time, the iPhone XR lasted an impressive 19 hours and 53 minutes, which is not only impressive, but was one of the longest lasting phones we tested last year.
iPhone 11 is more sustainable for the future, but the benefits come later
iPhone 11 has a new U1 chip for "spatial awareness", according to Apple, and this helps the iPhone find others iPhone more precisely when in close proximity. The new chip also allows you to "point your iPhone at someone else and AirDrop will prioritize this device so you can share files faster." Many believe that the U1 chip actually lays the foundation for the long-rumored Apple tile tracker.
The iPhone 11 has Wi-Fi 6 which is the next generation of wireless networks. As CNET editor-in-chief Ry Crist says, Wi-Fi 6 supports faster transfer speeds; allows devices to send more information with each broadcast; allows routers and other access points to serve more than one device at a time; helps sensors and other wireless gadgets conserve battery power by scheduling transmissions; and facilitates better, faster operation in tight, crowded environments such as airports and stadiums. "But you probably won't see any fins in your iPhone 11 now. Wi-Fi 6 is not yet officially certified and Wi-Fi 6 routers are expensive.
iPhone 11 has a Gigabit LTE advanced version of 4G LTE Gigabit LTE is really fast and can reach a maximum speed of 1 gigabit per second, which is about the same speed as a fixed Internet connection Apple introduced Gigabit LTE on its iPhone XS and XS Max in 2017, but the iPhone XR strangely left out of the update, but the iPhone 11 has it, and though it probably won't reach all the speeds all the time, Your speed will be faster than an older phone and you have a lot more clearance when it comes to potential speed.
The iPhone 11 comes in a 256GB model . At $ 849, £ 879 and AU $ 1449 is more expensive, but if you take a lot of pictures and shoot a lot of videos, the extra nboard storage will be helpful – especially if you don't really use cloud storage. Apple currently only sells 64GB and 128GB models of the iPhone XR. IPhone 1965 vs iPhone XR Features
|iPhone 11||iPhone XR|
|Display size, resolution||6.1-inch LCD liquid retina; 1,792×828 pixels||6.1-inch LCD Retina display; 1,792×828 pixels|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.94×2.98×0.33 inches.||5.9×3.0x0.33 inches.|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||150.9×75.7×8.3 mm||150.9×75.7×8.3 mm|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||6.84 oz .; 194гр||6.8oz .; 194гр|
|Mobile software||iOS 13||iOS 12 (can be updated to iOS 13)|
|Camera||12MP (wide), 12MP (ultra wide)||12MP (wide)|
|Front camera||12MP with Face ID||7MP with Face ID|
|Processor||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic|
|storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB|
|RAM||Not disclosed||Not disclosed|
|battery||3142 mAh (Not Formally Announced by Apple)||2,942 mAh (Not Formally Announced by Apple)|
|Fingerprint sensor||None (Face ID)||None (Private number)|
|Special features||Waterproof (IP68); dual SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging||Waterproof (IP67); dual SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging|
|Price without contract (USD)||$ 699 (64GB), 749 (128GB), 849 (256GB)||$ 599 (64GB), $ 649 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£ 729 (64GB), £ 779 (128GB), £ 879 (256GB)||£ 629 (64GB), £ 679 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||$ 1199 (64 GB), $ 1,279 (128 GB), $ 1,449 (256 GB)||$ 1049 (64 GB), $ 1129 (128 GB)|