Looking to upgrade your iPhone? To make the right choice for you, it's important to know the differences between the newest models: the iPhone X and the iPhone 11.
Here are the 3 major factors that set these two devices apart:
1. The Look
- If you're one who likes to have the biggest display possible on your phone, consider opting for the iPhone 11. Its screen is .3 inches larger, with a jump from 5.8 inches to 6.1. The display itself is also different; the 11 has a new "liquid retina" display technology, which is brighter and more defined.
- The materials in the phone have also changed: the X uses stainless steel and the 11 uses aluminum.
- You get many more options in color when you go with the 11. The X only comes in Space Gray and Silver, while the 11 comes in purple, yellow, green, red, black, and white.
Bonus tip: Apple claims that the 11 is more durable than the X, but you should always make sure to protect your phone with a sturdy and reliable case, either way, to keep your phone in great condition for as long as possible.
2. The Camera
- Both iPhones have dual-camera setups, but there are key differences between them. The X has a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens, meaning you can zoom in on the image without sacrificing its quality. On the other hand, the 11 has a wide-angle and an ultra wide-angle lens, giving a wider field of view instead. This means you can capture more of the surroundings in any given photo.
- The 11 has other new features, such as Night Mode, which captures high-quality images in low light conditions. True Tone flash is improved upon, and there are camera options for Bokeh and Depth Control as well, giving a new level of control over iPhone photography.
- The new feature "Quick Take" is a fun addition as well. Ever had to switch from the camera to the video function in the middle of a photo shoot to take a quick video? The iPhone 11 will allow you to just hold down the photo shutter button in order to take a quick video even while you're on the camera function. And to top it off, video recording has been upgraded from 1080p in the iPhone X to 4k in the iPhone 11.
3. The Price
It's a newer model, but the iPhone 11 was actually cheaper at release than the iPhone X. While the X was $999, the 11 starts at $699 -- or even lower at $399 with the trade-in of an iPhone 8 Plus.
Price is a huge consideration when thinking about upgrading your phone, so knowing that this model is coming out of the gate at a more affordable price can be a deciding factor. Even with all the new features, the price point for the 11 has been pushed back to make it a more feasible option for more consumers.
So, Which is Better?
Overall, it really comes down to what features you are looking for in your new phone. If you love the ability to zoom in on the camera app with no loss of quality, trading that in for an ultra-wide-angle lens may not be your best option. If you're always ready to upgrade to a phone with a larger screen, then the 11 is probably the right phone for you.
Either way, now you will be able to make an informed choice knowing exactly what you're getting, no matter which iPhone you go with.
Guest Post by Matt McCaughey
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