iPhone 11 Pro: Really Worth Buying? (Review)

by birtanpublished on February 6, 2021

Well I have lived with this phone for a whole month now so I suppose it's time for a proper review hey how's it goin I'm Josh from ninety one tech and the iPhone 11 pro max is a mouthful but also probably possibly the best smartphone on the market right now so the question is of course is the iPhone 11 Pro worth buying yes the iPhone 11 pro is worth buying I'm eating my own words here a little bit because I've said before the opposite but after using it for a month it really is worth buying this is almost solely thanks to the new camera system

And that's in conjunction with the wide array of improvements like better battery life results in perhaps the most complete smartphone out there but let's back up here is the iPhone 11 Pro actually worth $1000 yes it is it's expensive but considering what kind of phones cost around the same amount of money I think the 11pro is definitely worth it that doesn't mean that you should buy it but I do think it's worth the money which again I'm kind of surprised about but here we are the only reason I don't go yelling on street corners that you should go buy the

IPhone 11 Pro is because the iPhone 11 exists the iPhone 11 is an absolutely amazing deal at $6.99 you get basically everything good about the 11pro for significantly less – the OLED display and has the same chipset same amount of storage in fact you can actually double the storage to 128 gigabytes for only $50 more with the 11 and you can't do that with the 11 Pro the 11 doesn't come with a fast charger but I don't think $300 is worth spending just for that the iPhone 11 starts in $6.99 that's absurdly good and if the iPhone 11 isn't the best-selling smartphone of this

Coming year I would be shocked especially considering that the 10r was 750 and was still the best-selling smartphone the iPhone 11 pro has an OLED display that's really what sets it apart from the iPhone 11 is that display amazing yeah it really is it is one of the best on the market well most people notice the difference between OLED and LCD probably not maybe side-by-side but in most cases people buying an iPhone 11 or 10 are won't even know that their screens quality is worse than some of the better phones the iPhone 11 screen is good enough for most people but this

One is quite a bit better so for the average person yes the 11pro is worth it but the 11 is more worth it and so for most people that's the one I'd recommend in a moment here all ahem review the phone but first I want to cover comments I go on one of my videos a while ago they asked me why am I making such a big deal between the difference of knife on 11 and 11 Pro when it's only $300 well here's the thing $300 makes up over 40% of the price of the iPhone 11 that's a significant increase especially if you're feeling like saving some pennies

Obviously if saving 300 bucks doesn't seem like a big deal to you the 11 Pro is the phone you should buy and this phone is worth the money but the 11 is just a little bit more worth it so I wanted to cover that for most people I think those savings are big deal obviously most people are gonna buy on contract anyways but there is going to be savings carried over there as well but regardless now let's talk about the iPhone 11 Pro and why it is actually worth the thousand dollar price tag let's start with the initially controversial design the naysayers have

Quieted down since the phone was launched for a couple reasons first just general interest isn't as high as it was in September so of course people are going to be less vocal but second and most importantly once people got their hands on these phones they realized that they actually looked pretty good as is tradition the leaks and concepts didn't do the actual phone justice and while the three cameras might have looked at goofy at first a lot of people have come around including me personally I like it the square camera bump may not be the best design element Apple's ever done

But I think it's fine and I especially like the matte glass finish it feels super good in the hand and makes you feel like you're using a more premium iPhone especially since the iPhone 11 is still glossy on the back the centered Apple logo fits so well I almost forgot to mention it in this video I was skeptical at first but once I got the phone it felt natural right off the bat the midnight green is gorgeous and I'm pretty happy I got it over the Space Gray I was surprised I love a green phone so much I really never saw that coming

But if anybody was gonna do it right it was going to be Apple and they did and of course if you hate the look of the iPhone 11 Pro chances are you're gonna be using a case anyway I've been mainly using this thin main case from pitaka to talk a something like that it's cool because it's magnetic while still being a wireless charging compatible which means that combined with their car wireless charger you can use your maps while keeping your phone nice and juiced up for you this isn't sponsored by the way they sent this to me for free and said hey if you like it maybe mention it

In a video so here I am I do like it there will be a link in the description I believe there you guys 10% off again not sponsored no kickbacks but worth mentioning the front of the iPhone 11 Pro might seem boring by some people's standards and I suppose that's fair given that we've seen these same general design with the knotch since 2017 but I've always liked it the knotch feels like it blends into the software experience and while I'm sure it'd be better there was a smaller one or none at all I honestly don't mind it and neither do pretty much everybody who

Uses this phone regularly the display this year has gotten better I'd be lying if I said I noticed much difference between it and my 10s but it looks great all the same speakers are better than ever the surround sound features actually work really well actually wasn't expecting them to work as well as they do they're really impressive but at the same time how often do you watch a movie on your smartphone without headphones if that's something you do regularly or even once in a while you'll definitely appreciate the speakers but for most people it's probably more of a

Non-factor battery life is insanely good as an insanely crazy good I'm someone who uses my phone a lot I typically finish the day with a round or even over 50% on my iPhone 11 pro max the smaller 11 pro won't be quite as good but from what I've heard it's really not much worse this is a huge upgrade over the 10 and 10's in fact I'd go as far as saying the battery made the upgrade worth it for me and then the cameras kind of just put things over the edge let's start with the selfie camera because it actually received a pretty significant upgrade this year it's now

12 megapixels as opposed to 7 and what's really cool is that it's quite a bit wider too which means that you can capture more people in the frame and this is all done without adding a second camera lens like the pixel 3 did last year how it works is you can choose a wider or more cropped in version the cropped in version is by default when you're holding the phone vertically and gives you a similar 7 megapixel photo like we've seen in the past while zooming it out which happens when you turn it horizontally or you can do it yourself by hitting that button gives

You the full 12 megapixels but it is quite a bit wider so it's not always the best for the situation video is also much better on the selfie camera being 4k at 30 frames per second you can see it here and funnily enough I think this looks better than most other smartphones regular video overall Apple knocks the selfie camera out of the park this year and it's about darn time portrait selfies still aren't perfect it really struggles with glasses and stuff but they've definitely gotten better and I mean this here doesn't look horrible by any means so definitely good

Enough to get the job done especially if you don't have glasses and then there's the back cameras oh man are they good if they're not the best on the market right now they are not far from it we of course have the triple camera system the main wide lens the telephoto lens and the ultra wide lens the ultra wide lens is the fancy new edition this year and in my opinion is way more useful than telephoto lens you can always zoom in digitally but zooming out has never been an option until now you have so much range with this phone here's the ultra wide versus the wide and the telephoto

I'll put some more examples like this on the screen as I talk photos always look good with this phone I legitimately haven't taken a bad picture and I don't think I ever will again if there was ever time to upgrade your iPhone solely for a camera this is it generally speaking you do want to use the main lens as it'll take the best photo but you have options now which is really great and I really appreciate the ultra wide lens too but yeah photos especially with that main lens they look so good if this phone isn't the best at the camera it's pretty darn close and

Night mode night mode is really really good it does as advertised and it does it really darn well definitely a super important addition and what I'm very happy we have now video as is tradition is by and far the best from any smartphone it's crazy to me how no Android phone seems to be able to do video right the pixel 4 in particular is super disappointing it can't even do 4k at 60 frames per second yet this phone can film up to 4k s 60 frames per second which we've seen before but as you would expect it looks even better this year as you can see here this is 4k 30 but it is

So crispy if you're someone who wants good video iPhone is not only your best choice but it's really your only choice considering the kind of lack of competition and what's really nice is that you can switch between those lenses during video and while there is definitely some color shifting when that happens it isn't too bad the camera is probably the reason you buy this phone photos look consistently amazing HDR is better than ever portrait mode has gotten more consistent again on the selfie camera as well as the back camera one addition I really

Appreciate is that you can take portrait photos either with the regular wide lens or the telephoto wide lens something you could not do with the 10 s the coloring seems different I'm just glad there's more choice mostly there's also a new white background in the relating settings so yeah overall portrait photos in general look great with this phone it's it's gone so good coming into this I didn't expect to like this phone as much as I do upgrading to the tenets last year from the iPhone 10 felt a little bit

Lackluster it felt like the same phone and while it did pretty good for me and took good photos and blah blah blah it worked the 11pro feels like a real legitimate upgrade and the newer hardware is combined with the great software that is Iowa's 13 I'll admit it was a bit rough the first week but once Iowa's 13.1 came out most bugs were fixed dark mode really at least to me helps Iowa's feel fresh and the move from the tennis the 11pro has been made even more apparent to me with the differences in software it also helps that I got the max instead of the

Smaller iPhone 11 Pro which I thought about getting I just said to get the max this time around I really like the bigger size which I wasn't sure about but I do it feels better in the hand to me it works better for me so obviously it's completely up to you which one you get but anyways the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Macs are the complete package there are just very few problems and now that the cameras and batteries are top-tier you'd have a tough time making a case for any other smartphone over the iPhone 11 Pro except for maybe the iPhone 11 now this review has been mainly positive and

That's because there's really not a whole lot I don't like but if I had to come up with something there's two things no 3d touch I really miss 3d touch that would have been really nice here I know it's for a bigger battery so I suppose it's a worthy sacrifice but I still really miss it also how is it that $1000 phone still only has 64 gigabytes as the starting model that's ridiculous I wish Apple had upped it to 128 at the minimum but no it's 64 and I do have the 64 gigabyte version luckily iCloud is really cheap

So I have like 50 gigs of iCloud storage for like 2 bucks so I'm actually ok but still it is pretty ridiculous this phone only has 64 gigabytes besides that though I love this phone so should you buy the iPhone 11 Pro if you have a thousand bucks of burning in your pocket I mean why not or maybe you find a decent deal on contract and overall I would say that it is worth buying I don't think it's worth it for most people over the basic iPhone 11 but if you want Aladdin I mean this is the best iPhone you can get a lot of people have said to wait till next year because

That's to be the big upgrade the magical 2020 iPhone we've been hearing about for so long that's gonna have a smaller notch in u.s. BC and all these things we don't know maybe it will maybe it won't a lot of people said the same thing last year well the next iPhone be a big upgrade hopefully I should hope it will because we need one this one is a pretty big upgrade over the 10s but it is still really similar to the basic iPhone 10 design and I think we need something different but this phone is worth upgrading to right now yeah you could

Wait till next year or just pick up this phone and enjoy it now because it's awesome I didn't expect this to be my conclusion but in my honest opinion Apple has hit it out of the park this time around the iPhone 11 pro is absolutely worth buying you just need to determine if you really want this over saving 300 bucks and getting the iPhone 11 if you're in the market for a new phone I'd be lying if I said this phone was cheap it's not it is very expensive and so is the iPhone 11 but yeah I'm really excited to see what's in store for iPhones next hopefully Apple can

Continue this trend and make something even better next year and with that I think I'm pretty much done here most people aren't going to buy this phone but if you do I have no doubt in my mind you aren't going to regret it and if you get the iPhone 11 you're gonna really like that phone too they're both really good Apple has done a great job this year I'm really happy about that last year it was disappointed this year not so much do you have the iPhone 11 or 11 Pro are you thinking about getting one let me know in the comments down below if you found this video interesting or

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