Everything you need to know about the iPhone 11
At a glance
- 6.1-inch LCD display
- 828 x 1,792 resolution
- Dual lens 12MP f/1.8 and ultrawide f/2.4 rear camera
- 12MP front camera
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB storage
- Battery last up to one hour longer than the iPhone XR
Availability and price
You’ll be able to get an iPhone 11 for £729 – while the 11 Pro is £1,099 and the 11 Pro Max £1,149.
All three iPhones in the range have an all-screen design save for a notch at the top containing the camera – however the iPhone 11 has an aluminium frame while the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are made from stainless steel. The phone is available in the following colours:
As part of the new design, the rear cameras – there are only two for the iPhone 11, while the others have three – are now arranged in a square block in the upper-left corner on the phone’s glass back.
The iPhone 11’s LCD screen measures at 6.1 inches, sporting a resolution of 828 x 1,792. Its contrast ratio is 1,400:1, with a maximum brightness of 625 nits. Apple says the screen is made from “the toughest glass in a smartphone”.
The entire handset weighs 194g, with dimensions of 150.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm.
Unlike the Pro and Pro Max, the iPhone 11 only has two cameras on the rear, though they’re both 12MP – one lens at f/1.8 and the other an ultrawide at f/2.4. All three handsets are equipped with night mode as well as 4k video recording at 60 frames per second.
The front camera is also 12MP, twinned with an improved Face ID – Apple’s own facial recognition system.
The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max all use Apple’s next-gen A13 Bionic chipset, which it claims has the fastest CPU and GPU of any smartphone – ever.
They’ll all have the new iOS 13 operating system, while the iPhone 11’s storage options are:
- 64GB (4GB RAM)
- 128GB (4GB RAM)
- 256GB (4GB RAM)
Apple also claims the iPhone 11’s 3110 mAh battery can last up to an hour longer than the iPhone XR.
If you want to cover your new phone against loss, damage and theft, comparing mobile phone insurance quotes with MoneySuperMarket is the quickest way to find an affordable deal.
Is the iPhone 11 still worth buying in 2020?
Absolutely - the iPhone 11 is still an excellent smartphone, not least because it boasts Apple's most powerful chip-set to date - the A13 Bionic. Indeed, its made up of four cores, each 20% faster and use 40% less battery power than previous iPhone processors.
iPhone 11 contracts
Take a look at the comparison table at the top of this page, where you’ll find our pick of the standout iPhone 11 deals available right now.
If you can’t see one that meets your needs, you can tailor your search by using the filters at the side of the page.
No upfront cost iPhone 11 deals
Don’t want to pay a large amount upfront? The good news is that you don’t have to. That said, contracts with no upfront cost usually have higher monthly premiums. So you’ll have to find a bit more cash each month.
Unlimited data iPhone 11 deals
If you stream a lot of video or music, or work a lot on the move and need the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you won’t run out of data, and unlimited data deal will be for you.
The catch is that they’re generally a bit more expensive than contracts with data limits.
Cheap iPhone 11 deals
If you don’t want to spend too much, we’d recommend you take a look at iPhone 11 contracts from low-cost networks, such as Tesco Mobile of giffgaff.
You’ll most likely miss out on value-adding freebies, such as a Netflix/Spotify subscription or customer rewards schemes, but if cost is your primary criteria that probably won’t deter you.
Is the iPhone 11 waterproof?
Although the iPhone 11 isn’t totally waterproof – no phone is – it is rated IP68. This means it can survive being submerged in 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes, and should still work as normal.
Does the iPhone 11 have wireless charging?
Yes, the iPhone 11 can be charged wirelessly though you will have to buy a QI wireless charging pad separately to do so. Moreover, the iPhone boasts fast-charging capabilities though, again, you’ll need purchase a fast-charger.
What are the best iPhone 11 deals?
In a nutshell, the best iPhone 11 deal is the one that best suits your needs. If you’re a heavy data user, for example, make sure you get a contract with a generous usage allowance. If you’re the sort of person who must have the latest model, consider an early-upgrade contract, such as O2 Refresh or Tesco Mobile Anytime Upgrade Flex.
If you’re not sure what you need, take your lead from the comparison table at the top of the page, where we’ve picked out the deals we considered to be the best on offer right now.
Which headphones come with the iPhone 11?
The iPhone 11 comes with a pair of EarPods with Lightning Connector which you can use for listening to music, controlling audio and video playback, answering and ending calls, as well as interacting with Siri even when the phone is locked.
Can I upgrade to the iPhone 11?
So long as you’re out of contract, you’ll be able upgrade to an iPhone 11 without incurring termination charges.
There are also instances where you’ll be able to upgrade mid-contract, too, though you’ll need to be signed up to an early-upgrade contract, such as Tesco AnyTime Upgrade Flex.
Which iPhone 11 colours are available?
The iPhone 11 comes in six different colourways: Purple, Yellow, Green, White, Black and (Product) Red.
How long is the iPhone 11 battery life?
According to tests, the iPhone 11’s 3110mAh battery will last around thirteen hours – a full hour more than the iPhone XR.
How good is the iPhone 11 camera?
The iPhone 11 boasts one of the best cameras we've seen on an Apple handset. Indeed, the dual camera systems consists of a 12-megapixel camera at the rear and a another 12-megapixel at the front.
Standout features include an excellent TrueDepth system for superior pictures and secure Face ID technology; 4k video recording; and Portrait Lighting with six effects, including: Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono and High-Key Light Mono.
This time around, it's also easy to switch between taking a photo and recording a video - all you need to do is hit the photo button once.
iPhone 11 specs
|Release Date||20/09/2019 00:00:00|
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar|
|Size||75.7mm x 8.3mm x 150.9mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Size||6.1 inches|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||728 x 1792 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||326 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||6 Cores Cores|
|Internal Storage||64, 128, 256|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||12 MP|