My first impressions of the iPhone 11 Pro from Apple"s big launch have held up as I"ve used it this week – we"ll have a full đánh giá very soon – and while I know Apple"s kiến thiết this time around has been controversial, that"s also grown on me. Personally, the most welcome change, và the one which has been most positively received by everyone I"ve shown the new iPhone to, is the frosted finish lớn the rear.
I also think the Midnight Green finish works well with the triple camera array. Apple"s triangular cluster of lenses is vaguely insectile, but combined with the grayish-green finish and the fact that the slightly raised bump is shiny not frosted, the overall look has a somewhat retro-military chic to it. Apple"s camera cluster has another, more practical advantage, too: it helps keep the lenses lined up in the camera app.
That"s something you notice when you"re switching between lenses – ultra wide, wide, và telephoto – và particularly when you"re trying to lớn smoothly zoom in video. Or, more accurately, it"s something you don"t notice, unlike with some other phones. There are more than a handful of multi-camera smartphones out there which, while the individual quality of each sensor may be high, struggle to operate together in a cohesive, lined-up way.
As for camera quality, I"m already impressed by Night Mode. Low-light performance was somewhere my iPhone XS Max always lagged compared khổng lồ rivals, but Apple"s combination of sensors & software works impressively well. I also appreciate how naturally the camera ứng dụng surfaces Night Mode, turning it on automatically if the scene could use it, rather than you needing khổng lồ swipe lớn a different mode. The only downsides so far are that Night Mode won"t work with the ultra wide camera, only the wide và telephoto, and that you can"t turn it on manually (though you can turn it off).
Elsewhere, Apple"s big battery life claims seem lớn be holding water. The company promises up to lớn four hours more from the iPhone 11 Pro compared khổng lồ the iPhone XS, and up to five hours more from the iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the iPhone XS Max. Some of that is down to lớn just making a slightly thicker, heavier phone, dropping 3d Touch"s extra display layers, & then physically squeezing in a larger battery into the space that"s left.
The majority of the battery improvement, though, is down to software và the new táo bị cắn A13 Bionic chipset. Obviously everybody"s usage of a phone is different, but to lớn give an idea of how the iPhone 11 Pro Max has held up, yesterday I took it off the charger before 5am to lớn head to lớn the airport, used it for music, photography, email, browsing, Google Maps, và a lot of messaging all day, & by the time I got back to lớn a Lightning cable at 7pm I still had 19-percent battery left.
That"s a solid 14 hours with power to lớn spare, & certainly more I"d have expected lớn get from the iPhone XS Max in the same sort of circumstances.
We"ll have a full iPhone 11 Pro review very soon – and one of the iPhone 11, which in many ways is even more interesting than its more expensive cousins.