In just a couple of days, 4 months will come when I go with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Exactly the same amount of ordinary iPhone 11 is used by our author Artyom Bausov.
We thought and decided to put together two capacious opinions on smartphones in one post, plus to supplement them a little. They are both subjective, but should give an overall picture.
I hope that these two opinions will help you with a choice between models.
From left to right: iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro.
I use the iPhone 11 Pro Max in dark green with 512 GB of memory. The most flagship, it turns out. The review was written in September.
I want a bigger display. I hope that in the next generation or in another one they will reduce either the thickness of the frames, or slightly increase the body. It’s as if a little lacking for complete happiness when you watch TV shows on an iPhone or YouTube.
It seems to me that the perfect balance of the size of the case was achieved in the regular iPhone 11. There, however, it would also be nice to enlarge the display.
If I had previously missed the portability of the iPhone X and even thought that the regular 11 Pro is slightly better for most, now I don’t really want to. You get used to the good quickly.
You don’t notice the weight and dimensions of Pro Max. Especially if it’s the only iPhone to use. Yes, the smartphone is not easy (the heaviest among the iPhone), but with a case it will work out at all under 300 grams. It’s just that in reality it’s somehow without a difference: 200, 300 grams, and okay. Lies in a pocket, does not stick out, does not strain.
Constantly in Moscow I notice fragile girls with iPhone Xs Max or 11 Pro Max. It’s not difficult for us, either.
The camera is more happy than upset. The night mode is useful, but even without it, the 11 Pro shoots much better than, say, my previous iPhone X.
So far, my wife’s iPhone 7 Plus, and she constantly asks to photograph her son on mine. She likes the result better, me too. And I understood the hint, if that.
There is really not enough opportunity to turn off Deep Fusion directly from the viewfinder. Not every photo needs megacity and sharpness. Sometimes, on the contrary, you want softness, smoothness of the texture of the surfaces around. And such an iPhone “Her, my friend, the wall of the house in the distance is a little dirty, I’ll even give it to you now”.
For all the time I used an ultra-wide angle lens 30 times less than a telephoto lens. Telephoto helps a lot for portraiture and focus on specific subjects.
In a regular iPhone 11 there is no such camera, and for me this is an impenetrable reason to take only Pro. My wife also does not want the 11th, because she’s used to the 7 Plus and its telephoto lens.
Is performance … normal? Again, I sometimes take the iPhone 7 Plus from my wife, and he’s nothing like that. Yes, it loads longer, but not so much that it starts to get angry. Apple has been optimizing everything so well lately that the boundaries of performance between iPhones are almost erased.
You start to see the difference when you start some kind of photo editor or work with video. Right there – yes, the same “seven” can think very deeply about one trim of a FullHD movie. During this time, on 11 Pro, I will have time to open, crop, add effects, render the video and drop it into the chat.
Despite the entire locally stored Apple Arcade, I don’t play mobile games on an iPhone. I prefer the iPad Pro, for that matter. But I’m sure that the difference is palpable there.
IOS 13 itself works both on the old device and on the top-end iPhone 11 Pro Max relatively the same. Sometimes I catch unusual brakes and glitches on the “max.”
Original leather case required. If you are not one of those who basically wears iPhones naked, then I recommend Apple leather cases right from the bottom of my heart.
I don’t know if something has changed in the models for the iPhone 11 Pro, but now my case looks perfect. Although he scratched and dropped, and what only did not do with it. Metal keys on the sides – it is very convenient, there are no such keys on silicone.
I can understand the purchase of a transparent original case, but do not advise. It is scratched easily, collects dust under itself, instantly slaps. You need to be more careful with it than with the smartphone itself.
So yes, I recommend wearing iPhone 11 Pro in leather. Only do not drop under water and try not to keep it on wet surfaces for a long time. I suspect that this will end badly.
512 GB of memory is great and a lot. If you can afford a model with such a memory, then you will forever forget about the very concept of a place on a smartphone. To score so many gigabytes on smart is unrealistically difficult.
Absolutely all games from Arcade, three hundred applications (100+ GB), a dump of RAW photos in Files, 25 GB of movies, 102 GB of music. And anyway two hundred GB are free.
The 256 GB version will be sufficient for everyone, but about 64 GB I’m not sure. Once you take Pro or Max, it makes sense to add as a souvenir. Otherwise, somehow neither there nor here.
The battery life is wonderful, but not always enough for 2 days. This Apple did not promise. Simply, if you turn on some YouTube on 11 Pro Max with brightness above average with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, two SIM cards and a player in the background, then it will not be enough for more than one day.
When I use an iPhone measuredly, without any mind-blowing loads and with the usual frequency, by the evening usually 30-50% of the charge remains. Most of them are eaten by messengers. The display often turns on, the same Telegram is still hungry for battery even when working in the background.
But everything is relative. iPhone 7 Pro in the same scenario runs out by midnight, and the iPhone X may not even reach 9 p.m. on the same day. Against this background, a guaranteed day helps a lot.
But Camera unrealistically demanding: start taking photos and videos all the time, so after 6-7 hours you’ll be left almost without a charge.
In the end, I am satisfied with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I would not update it after Xs Max, I would wait a year. But with the iPhone X, even XR, and even more so of some iPhone 7, it is definitely a worthy upgrade from 89,990 rubles.
I don’t consider a regular iPhone 11 at all due to the lack of a telephoto camera and display resolution. However, these are already quite personal nit-picking, many who like him.
I go with a green iPhone 11 at 256 GB. Impressions during this time have changed since the writing of the review.
Size and weight are excellent. The first and still unchanging impression is that he just made for my hand. Both in weight and in size. It is not as big as Nikita’s iPhone 11 Pro Max and not as “compact” as the iPhone 11 Pro.
In fact, it can be used with either one hand or two. Printing texts is quite comfortable even for one, and the display size is enough for normal video viewing. And even the LCD screen does not spoil the impression after OLED in my past iPhone Xs Max. The picture is quite clear and saturated with colors.
Going further, quality workmanship.
It scratches quickly, and it is noticeable. Initially, it seemed to me that the back panel of this iPhone is very difficult to scratch, but then I realized that this is not so. Yes, he does not fight, but micro-scratched front and back very quickly.
After replacing my iPhone, quite a bit of time has passed, so keep photos of other people
Usually I don’t wear covers or protective glasses, I’m not used to hitting smartphones. But after I passed the defective iPhone 11 under warranty, I caught myself thinking that I certainly need at least a protective glass.
Over the years, the display has collected tons of scratches, although I did not put it next to the little things or the screen down. The rear panel showed itself much better, but also did not remain ideal.
The transparent case is terrible. What I definitely would not take is a cover. Especially transparent from Apple. He is definitely not worth the money: Too hard, quickly collects dust and scratches. And if you take it off periodically, then there is a chance that it will crack (it happened to mine after a couple of weeks).
It works fine, but I lack autonomy. What I definitely don’t like is the working time of the iPhone 11. It does not survive until the end of the day if I work with it. At the same time, the iPhone Xs Max with a smaller battery did not have such a problem. Periodically drooling on the iPhone 11 Pro Max due to its huge battery.
But the tasks are not the most difficult. Writing news and occasionally some articles, light processing of photos and videos, periodically watching videos on YouTube. The latter occurs in the evening, usually for 2-3 hours. It also happens that I play Gwint.
When removing an iPhone from charging at 8 a.m., by 5-6 p.m., less than 20% of it often remains on it. Further, the battery just melts before our eyes, and even in the power saving mode.
I consider the “super wide” superfluous. When the “eleventh” was just released, I admired the ultra-wide-angle, but in 4 months I took 5 photos, maybe 6. In normal mode, she not really neededbut critically lacking telephoto. Periodically for photos I took her 8 Plus from a girl so that I could normally zoom in on the subject.
Night mode is a fairy tale. I noticed that he began to shoot much more often in the evening and night than in the daytime. Literally every small detail is visible. Even when approaching.
Night mode, 21:30
And not these dark frames from old iPhones. As a result, I actually use one of the two proposed cameras. But then I use its capabilities to the fullest.
More than 128 GB on a smartphone is not necessary. I held this opinion 2 years ago, but I remain with him now. Even with an abundance of games, photos and games, I can hardly score the same 64 GB.
To make you understand, I have about 10 games more than a gigabyte from Apple Arcade and about 50 thousand photos and pictures in the library (I’m not joking!). Nothing hangs in the cloud, everything is stored on an iPhone.
Great performance. She will be enough with a head of 3 years for sure, if not more. Now Apple is optimizing its firmware so cool that in normal use, I almost see no difference even with the iPhone 6s, which is lying around as a spare.
Specifically in games, the difference is already becoming more noticeable. When I handed over the last iPhone for repair, I really lacked 60 frames per second in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or in Call of Duty: Mobile. Yes, and this iPhone is noticeably less intense. It hardly even heats up.
In simple games like Mind Fight or BC Portal, he remains always cold. And this is an undoubted advantage of the iPhone 11.
Everything is the same in photo editors. Image processing is many times faster than on any other older iPhone.
In the end, I am also pleased with the iPhone 11. Even despite the runtime and definitely an extra super wide-angle camera. It is fast, takes off cool, sits perfectly in the hand and has unusual pleasant colors. And it costs only from 59 990 rubles.
But updating it from the last generation is definitely not worth it. Starting with the iPhone 8, you can already think about it. Still, I miss the iPhone Xs Max.
Which iPhone is better, in your opinion?
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE 😈