iPhone 11 vs 11 Pro vs 11 Pro Max Hands-on: Midnight Green is Fire!

iPhone 11 vs 11 Pro vs 11 Pro Max Hands-on: Midnight Green is Fire!


– I’m Andru Edwards and
you’re watching Gear Live. (bass thumping music) Just like last year Apple introduced two brand new models of iPhone
at their recent fall event, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. Now that the devices are
available for pre-order, you may be wondering which
one you should pick up and what the differences
are between the two. In this video, I explain
all that and more. What’s going on Tech Squad? Andru Edwards here, editor-in-chief for
gearlive.com and as I mentioned, Apple just recently
announced the brand new iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro lines which includes the iPhone 11 Pro and the larger iPhone 11 Pro Max. Now I was at the event
which took place at the Steve Jobs Theater in
Cupertino at Apple Park, and after I released my
initial hands-on video, which if you haven’t seen
it, I will leave a link down in the description
below, a lot of people left comments asking me
what is the difference between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro? Or the iPhone 11 Pro and
the iPhone 11 Pro Max? Which one should I get
based on what my needs are? So I figured I might as well put together a video explaining exactly that. What the iPhone 11 is? What is the feature set of the iPhone 11? And how does that compare to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max? Of course the iPhones
were not the only hardware announced at the Apple event, there’s also a brand new entry-level iPad and a brand new Apple Watch Series 5 as well. And I do have videos coming on those, so be sure to hit that subscribe button and bell notification icon
so you can stay up-to-date on when those videos are released. Now, let’s get into the
iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro comparison, starting
with the external design. When it comes to the iPhone
11 and iPhone 11 Pro, you’re gonna see a lot of similarities. Both have a display with a cut-out for the front camera and face ID array and an all glass back, featuring
a new square camera system. The finish on the rear
glass on the iPhone 11 is a glossy glass with a
frosted rear camera area, while the iPhone 11 Pro is the reverse. It features a frosted-glass back with smooth glass used
in the camera array. Holding that glass together on the iPhone 11 is an aluminum frame. The aluminum is color matched and anodized to whatever hue you happen
to choose for your device. On the iPhone 11 Pro side of things, instead of aluminum,
they’re actually using surgical-grade stainless
steel along the sides instead. This gives the iPhone 11 Pro a more premium feel in my opinion. Next up, let’s talk colors. This is the other obvious difference that you’re gonna see when you’re looking at an iPhone 11 versus and iPhone 11 Pro. Aside from black and
white, the iPhone 11 Pro also comes in four very
unique and bright colors. You’re gonna get purple, green, yellow, and a Product Red version. So again, those four bright colors plus black and white gives
you the option of six different colors on the iPhone 11. On the iPhone 11 Pro side of things, you have a choice between four colors. You’ve got silver, gold, space gray, and a brand new midnight green. And by the way, if I can just
interject with my own personal opinion for a second, I’m not a huge fan of green by any stretch
of the imagination. I don’t think I even own many things, clothing-wise, fashion-wise,
that are green. St. Patrick’s Day is not a day where I’m running around in green, people are pinching me left and right. But the green on both the
iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro this year, both of them are fantastic. The mint green look of the
iPhone 11 is very unique and the midnight green
on that frosted glass of the iPhone 11 Pro with the
green stainless steel band, that might be my favorite look
for an iPhone of all time. Good job Apple on choosing those specific nice hues of green this year. Next up in our iPhone 11 versus
iPhone 11 Pro comparison, let’s talk about the displays. The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch display which slots it right in
between the smaller 5.8-inch display on the iPhone 11 Pro and the larger 6.5-inch display
on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 uses an LCD panel, which Apple refers to as
a Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 1792 x 828. Meanwhile the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max use a brand new super-retina XDR display. These are OLED displays with resolutions of 2436 x 1125 for the iPhone 11 Pro and 2688 x 1242 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. But two points here on these displays, first on the iPhone 11,
the Liquid Retina display still looks fantastic,
just as it did last year when it was in the
iPhone XR and it’s still mind-boggling how Apple
was able to get an LCD to perfectly curve at the edges. That said, the display
on the iPhone 11 Pro is new and is truly impressive. A lot of people seem to be writing off the display because it’s the same display size and resolution, but the technology in the display has actually
evolved quite a bit. The screens are pleasingly
bold and bright, supporting high-dynamic-range
content shot in HDR 10 and Dolby Vision with
peak output of 1200 nits when viewing
extreme-dynamic-range content. And a sustained output
of 800 nits when you’re out and about in the
sun to make sure you can see your phone despite any glare. The display also features
a two million to one contrast ratio, and 458
pixel-per-inch density. With both displays, whether
you’re looking at the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, you are
gonna get the True Tone feature which adjusts the white balance
of the phone automatically depending on the
environment that you’re in. You will get tapped to
wake and raised to wake, which means you can
just tap on the display on your phone or just raise
it up in order to turn it on. And you also get Haptic
Touch, the replacement to 3D Touch, which is the
one thing that I’m lamenting. The loss of 3D Touch saddens me deeply as someone who used it pretty
much all day every day. But, hey, phones evolve,
technology evolves, Haptic Touch is now what we’ve got. Up next, let’s talk about
one of the main features, the main changes on these devices, not just between each other but
from previous years as well. And that is the cameras. The iPhone 11 has two cameras while the iPhone 11 Pro has three. On the iPhone 11, you’re
getting a 12-megapixel wide camera sensor that
has 100% focus pixels, allowing for up to three times faster auto focus in low light. In addition, you’re getting
the new 12-megapixel ultra wide sensor, which lets you capture four times more of the scene which is perfect for things
like group shots, landscapes, travel, and any time
you wanna take a photo of a large interior space, for example. So again, to be clear the iPhone 11 gives you the wide-angled camera and the ultra wide-angled
camera on the same device. Now moving on to the iPhone 11 Pro models, you get the same wide-angled camera and the same ultra wide-angled camera, but in addition you also get the new 12-megapixel telephoto camera as well. This gives you a triple camera system that when combined gives you
four times optical zoom range, giving you a bunch of options
when composing your shots. Now, over on front, both
phones give you the exact same new 12-megapixel
selfie camera that is up from 7-megapixels that we had on previous generation phones. The front camera can now record
4K, 60 frames per second. And it can also do
slow-motion video selfies, or as Apple likes to
refer to them, slofies. Slofies, I expect to see that hashtag in all of your Instagram (chuckles) posts because you know on day
one, September 20th, when these phones come
out, slofies are gonna be a thing taking over the Gram. And round you got the major
camera features, both phones also support the new and
updated Smart HDR feature as well as the impressive
new night mode as well. And that’s one that I
cannot wait to check out. It was something that we
couldn’t really test out at the Apple event because
we were in such a nice, brightly lit room but
night mode is something that a lot of people have
been waiting for, for at least a couple of years and it’s finally here on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Next up, let’s talk about
another big change this year, a huge change, a monumental
change, a change that anyone can appreciate, and that is battery life. The iPhone 11 provides one
extra hour of battery life over the iPhone XR of last
year, which is significant because the iPhone XR
last year, was the iPhone with the best battery life Apple had ever released up until that point. So this year, the iPhone
11 is surpassing what was considered the best iPhone
battery life by one full hour. But Apple did not stop there. On the iPhone 11 Pro, that
phone is actually getting four more hours of battery life
over last year’s iPhone XS. And then the iPhone 11 Pro
Max is getting five hours more battery life than last
year’s iPhone XS Max. So I told you about how
these phones compare to last year’s models,
which is impressive but here’s how they compare to each other. The standard iPhone 11
provides up to 17 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 11 Pro provides up to 18 hours of video playback, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max can give you an amazing 20 hours of video playback. Now you may be wondering why
we’re measuring battery life in video playback versus talk
time and the simple answers to that has to be that people rarely talk much on their phones and these
batteries are getting so big that talk time is
probably not the best way to kind of quote battery life. But video playback is something where the screen is on and audio is happening whether it’s through the speakers or through Bluetooth to
your AirPods, et cetera. So it’s a better gauge on what the phones can actually do with their batteries. By the way, all these
phones, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Series
do support fast charging; however, it’s only the iPhone
11 Pro models that include Apple’s 18-watt fast charger in the box. So if you wanna fast
charge your iPhone 11, you’re gonna need to buy
either Apple’s fast charger or another fast charger
that’s 18 watts or better. If you do use Apple’s
18-watt fast charger, you will be able to charge your phone from 0% to 50% in about 30 minutes. Okay, up next, let’s talk about protection from the elements, those IP
ratings on the new iPhones. First up, the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 is water-resistant, up to two meters, for up to 30 minutes. And that is twice the water resistance depth of the iPhone XR from last year. So last year it was 30 minutes
up to one meter of water, this year it’s 30 minutes up to two meter of waters on the iPhone 11. Over on the iPhone 11
Pro side is where things start getting pretty ridiculous. The iPhone 11 Pro and 11
Pro Max are water-resistant up to four meters of water
for up to 30 minutes. That is double the depth of the iPhone 11 and that is quadruple, that is four times the depth of the iPhone XR from last year. In addition, both phones
use what Apple says “is the strongest glass
ever used on a Smart Phone” on both the front and back
with glass strengthened through a dual ion exchange process. And last but not least, one
thing that you need to know about between the iPhone
11 and the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is price. Looking at the iPhone 11,
that starts at $699.00 for a 64GB model, which is $50.00 less than last year’s iPhone XR. You also get a 128GB model for $749.00 and a 256GB model for $849.00. Over on the iPhone 11 Pro side of things, prices start at $999.00 for 64GBs on the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro. And the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $1,099.00 for that same 64 gigs. If you wanna bump up to 256GBs, the cost would be 1149 and 1249 respectively for the iPhone 11 Pro
and iPhone 11 Pro Max. And finally, the cost tops
out at 1349 for a 512GB iPhone 11 Pro and 1449 for
a 512 gig iPhone 11 Pro Max. Now, all these phones are
available to pre-order right now at apple.com and probably at
your favorite carrier as well. The phones are then
released on September 20th. If there’s anything I didn’t
cover, if you have any questions about the
differences between iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and
an iPhone 11 Pro Max, please do drop ’em in the comments below and I will meet you there
for further discussion. Like I said, reviews of these products are coming soon. And of course if you missed anything on the Apple Watch, the new
iPad, the initial hands-on with the new iPhones, I’ll
leave links down below and be sure to hit that subscribe button and bell notification icon so you don’t miss any future videos. Thank you so much for your
support as always guys. And thank you for watching. Until next time, I’m Andru Edwards and I will catch you in the next video. (heavy guitar and percussion music)

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    Chemy Torres

    I think it might be interesting to watch a video about the accessories that might take it to the next level, like lenses, scuba diving cases and those others I don't even think about it but I'm sure you know about it.

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    Adnan Gajraj

    Great video. I enjoyed your apple watch video as well. I am leaning towards the space black titanium as well. Which band did you end up getting?

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    Calvin Green

    Love your work man…seriously. Hype beast is fine, but sometimes you just want mature and polished…thank you! Salute!

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    Tech Tonsofphone

    64 GB storage option is disappointing with this price point for any of the models. To be honest they should start off with 128 GB as the base model.

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    Fer Estrada

    Im going to miss my finger scan button, I hope they bring that back next year, for now I will just get used to not having one on my 11 pro

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