IPhone 11 (reviews): can it still compete in 2021?, IPhone 11 test: powerful, enduring, gifted in photo. Apple’s most affordable smartphone rises a notch

IPhone 11 test: powerful, enduring, gifted in photo … The most affordable smartphone of Apple rises from a notch

This ergonomic detail symbolizes fairly well the care given to the experience of using the camera application and in a certain way at the general interface of the iPhone, whether it is iOS 13 or Haptic Touch, which vibrates to give depth to your interactions with the screen.

iPhone 11 (reviews): can it still compete in 2021 ?

Every year, the American giant Apple unveils its new generation of smartphones at the start of the school year. In September 2019, we were able to discover the iPhone 11, who came alongside 2 “pro” and “pro max” versions. This succeeds the iPhone XR, the cheapest model in the range of phones formalized in 2018.

The iPhone 11 is technically less efficient than the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, but that does not prevent it from being excellent in terms of value for money. Below, you will find our opinion iPhone 11, as well as the technical characteristics and the price of this device. Can he compete with the new iPhone 12 ? This is what we will see now.

iPhone 11 Apple

If the iPhone 11 is not as powerful as version 11 Pro, this does not prevent it from providing an excellent value for money in the generation of 2019 smartphones of the American firm. For the 2018 smartphones generation, the iPhone XR was considered the best compromise in phones. Does the iPhone 11 have the possibility of obtaining the same status ? Answer in our opinion on the iPhone 11.

iPhone 11 at the best price basic price: € 809

IPhone 11 design

Screen size and performance

This is the latest iPhone that will be equipped with an LCD screen – and not OLED technology as is the case on the more premium (and more expensive) models. This new iPhone 11 comes with the same technology as the iPhone XR, but it certainly does not make it a “bad” phone. The new generation of iPhone 12 (2020) disregarded the LCD to focus on the OLED, a more premium level.

Apple remains Apple always, and the quality of the screen he incorporates in all his phones is up to the expectations of his audience. The brand would not allow itself to equip its iPhone 11 with exceeded technology. It must be recognized that the LCD screen is very well balanced, the quality of the colors is exceptional. That said, it is not as bright as an OLED screen as we find on the iPhone 11 pro or iPhone 12.

In addition, Apple confirmed that the latest iPhone 11 was equipped with the “most solid glass that was never done on a smartphone” in 2019 to best resist falls. It is interesting to remember that the back of the phone is made up of a single glass date – which is brushed at the level of photo sensors. In our iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12 comparison, you can see that the last one now has a Ceramic Shield.

With this reinforced glass on the back of the iPhone 11, this gives much more solidity to the camera which is therefore better protected. The edge is made of aluminum (against stainless steel for the iPhone 11 pro as details our comparison), as was already the case for the previous model. Below in our opinion on this iPhone 11, a detail on the device’s finishes.


In terms of screen size, the LCD slab is 6.1 ″ diagonally, a little more than the iPhone 11 pro (5.8 ″) and the same size as the iPhone XR. It is also the same size as the iPhone 12 of 2020. As for the definition and resolution of the iPhone 11 screen, it remains exactly the same as for the model of past generation, namely 1792 x 828 px.

Whether from a technical or aesthetic point of view, the iPhone 11 screen is the same as that of the iPhone XR. Apple has still not decided to delete the notch on the upper part of the screen – which a little penalizes the surface of the screen. This notch comes to hide the photo sensor “selfie” but also the technology facing ID (facial recognition) and the speaker. It must also be recognized that this is one of the rare smartphones as premium to keep a long notch.

By keeping the notch on the iPhone 11, Apple differs from Huawei and Samsung – market leaders – who decided to find alternatives. It’s far from being dramatic, and it doesn’t manage navigation. The Cupertino firm does not want to race for the screen-to-body ratio, and it leaves the cameras which “pop-up” or the “bubbles” to its rivals. Let’s move on in our iPhone 11 review with new colors available.

IPhone 11 color

For this generation of smartphones, Apple wanted to offer new with new colors. He did the same for the iPhone 12 which left at the end of 2020 and which will remain in 2021. If only one new color appears for the iPhone 11 Pro, no less than 6 colors are available for the basic iPhone 11. We find the color black, red (red), mauve, white, green and yellow.

The brand wants to offer a large range that will respond to all profiles and styles. The Cupertino firm has also formalized a series of new shells that will add even more colors to new phones. Below in our review on the iPhone 11, the color palette available.

Color color

Technical characteristics of the iPhone 11

Performance of the A13 chip

This year, Apple took advantage of the conference to present its new chip, the A13 Bionic. She takes over the A12 of previous models, and she is even more powerful. It is logically less efficient than the new A14 Bionic (engraved in 5nm) which equips the latest iPhone 2020, but it remains among the most efficient on the market.

The Californian company has collaborated with TSMC to create this new processor engraved in 7nm. It is found in the iPhone 11 and in iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max smartphones.

In the official presentation, Apple did not hesitate to highlight the exceptional performance (CPU and GPU) of the new A13 Bionic chip. If the A12 was still positioned as the best on the market, it is now preceded by the A13 Bionic. On the market, this is still one of the most powerful in 2021.

Very clearly, for mobile game enthusiasts, an iPhone 11 (or other 11 pro and 11 pro Max models) is the new essential. This also makes it possible to ensure better software processing, including the photo. Even the last Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 865, is not up to the latter. In other words, the iPhone 11 remains a very good choice in terms of performance, even in 2020 – and also in 2021.

A13 bionic chip

While the first 5G compatible smartphones appeared, this new generation of iPhone 11 still ignores this technology. It must be said that no French operator offers this network for the moment, and that the first offers should not take place before the end of 2020 (or even after). Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 with 5G, but that won’t change much in 2021.

With this A13 Bionic chip, Apple is thus capable of significantly improving the quality of its camera – which is one of the big strengths of this generation of iPhone 11. As you will discover below in this opinion on this iPhone 11, the double photo sensor in the back brings its share of new features which will necessarily seduce photo enthusiasts.

Camera and images processing

In 2019, all the smartphones presented all experienced a significant improvement in their photo offer. If the iPhone 11 pro and 11 Pro Max now have 3 photo sensors (12 Mpx each), the new iPhone 11 has 2 on the back in a slightly over-high surface. As a reminder, its predecessor that is the iPhone XR only came with a single photo sensor at the back. The iPhone 11 therefore remains very competitive in front of the iPhone 12 since the offer is almost the same.

The additional sensor at the back of the iPhone 11 is a 12 Mpx sensor which is equipped with an ultra-angle mode. In the official presentation, Apple has unveiled shots that allow landscapes to be taken up to 120 degrees, and it’s really impressive. This wide angle mode is also available on the selfie photo sensor which allows you to bring together several people in a landscape format. Likewise, the wide angle sensor is also available for 4K videos, which is quite relevant.

These new photo sensors in the iPhone 11 allow him to pass a new course, and to position himself as one of the best photophones on the market. To this, Apple also worked strong on features and modes that improve image processing. For example, a night mode arrives and allows you to add natural brightness on more obscure environments.

IPhone 11 waterproofing

To come now in this opinion on the iPhone 11 at the waterproofing of this product, it is positioned at the same level as its big brothers, while the iPhone XR was behind compared to XS models. For this new generation of devices, they are all certified with the IP68 standard, which provides phones with water resistance up to 2 meters over a period of 30 minutes.

In its advertisements, Apple communicates a lot on the exceptional resistance of its water devices – which is reassuring. It has become a standard on the market, it is also found on the more recent models of the iPhone 2020.


Obviously, we can only recommend paying attention to the maximum, and avoiding diving these new smartphones underwater. Still, the three new ones will be resistant to splash and water, which can be practical in the event of a problem. Better still, it is possible to take your iPhone 11 or 11 pro to take photos underwater (successful test), such as a swimming pool or in the sea for example. Now let’s move on to our iPhone 11 notice to the device’s autonomy.

Autonomy and reverse load

As with each launch, Apple remains fairly vague on the autonomy of its smartphones. This is still the case for the iPhone 11, where we do not know precisely what is the power of the battery: we only know that it lasts “an hour more than that of the iPhone XR”. If several sources say that it is about 3,110 mAh, the only thing we know is that it allows the phone to last more than a day. The A13 Bionic processor is less energy -consuming and optimizes phone consumption to make it last longer.

On the other hand, rumors that claimed that the new iPhone would be equipped with an inverted charging system proved to be false. In previous hours the presentation, a famous Korean analyst had however warned that the firm had decided to draw a line on technology.

Note that the charger included when buying an iPhone 11 is still a 5W charger, while the charger in the boxes of the iPhone 11 pro and 11 pro max are 18W. We can regret this point a little when we see the rival strategy, we will therefore have to pay € 35 for an official charger of 18W if we wish. That said, it’s still very practical. Now let’s go on this opinion on the iPhone 11 at the price grid.

IPhone 11 price

While all the new iPhone 11 pro exceeds the threshold of 1,000 euros, the classic iPhone 11 remains the only one below this level. In the end, this is what makes it a very good value for money on the market including in 2021. As you will be able to see lower in this opinion on this iPhone 11, this allows to compensate for the lack of certain features that we would find on its big brothers iPhone 11 Pro and 11 pro Max.

In order not to offend the Asian public as it had done for the XS range, the firm therefore decided to maintain the fairly reasonable prices on its whole new range. By doing this, it allows him to ensure a higher volume of sales. According to the first analyst estimates, Apple plans to produce 75 million iPhone 11 (the 3 models combined), more than for the previous generation.

This iPhone 11 comes in 3 models, with different storage spaces and prices:

  • 64 GB of storage for 809 €
  • 128 GB of storage for € 859
  • 256 GB of storage for € 979

Below, the best prices for these iPhone 11:

iPhone 11 at the best price basic price: € 809

For those who would like to compare with the previous model, the iPhone XR, the new iPhone 11 is cheaper of 50 euros on each of these models. The version with 64 GB of storage of the iPhone XR was € 859, while the most expensive version had 256 GB. Apple makes a new product cheaper and with even more features. The value for money has significantly improved,.

iPhone SE 64 GB at the best price basic price: € 489

Conclusion: our opinion on the iPhone 11

We were waiting for this iPhone 11 impatiently and the presentation was up to expectations. While the iPhone XR was already considered an excellent value for money, the iPhone 11 will establish itself as the new bestseller of the Apple. Even though the iPhone 12 is released, there is an excellent choice. Its price has dropped significantly to fall under 700 €. It remains very functional, the iPhone 11 still have great potential until 2021.

Among the improvements that we liked in this opinion iPhone 11, we can cite the improvement of the photo – with a new ultra -wide angle sensor on the back and new modes (such as night mode, or an improved portrait mode) who are really relevant. If you want to make your own opinion on the iPhone 11 and understand the difference with the iPhone 11 Pro, our video test below will help you:

Another strong point of this smartphone is autonomy, which is still extended by an hour compared to the iPhone XR. The latter was already renowned for a longer battery than normal at Apple, the experience will therefore be further improved. If Apple does not give details on autonomy, it should be at least a day and a half. The A13 Bionic chip and the increase in battery capacity are among the reasons for this improvement.

Last point concerning game lovers: the A13 Bionic chip is even more powerful thanks to a clear improvement in CPU and GPU. While the A12 Bionic chip from the previous iPhone XR, XS and XS Max is still considered one of the most efficient, the A13 Bionic processor is still a notch in front of the predecessors. In other words, the experience for gaming on your phone is really incredible.

And you, what is your opinion on the iPhone 11 ?

IPhone 11 test: powerful, enduring, gifted in photo … The most affordable smartphone of Apple rises from a notch

After a very successful iPhone XR, Apple returns with a model that resumes its strengths and still strengthens them. More power, more autonomy, better photo quality ? We tested the iPhone 11 to answer all your questions.

01net’s opinion.com

Apple iPhone 11

  • + The very pleasant format
  • + The LCD screen, of course, but amazing
  • + Power poured without counting
  • + The second camera module
  • + Autonomy increasing
  • – Only two photo modules
  • – The amazing screen, of course, but LCD

Writing note

Note published on 09/25/2019

Technical sheet

Apple iPhone 11

System iOS 13
Processor Apple A13 Bionic
Size (diagonal) 6.1 “
Screen resolution 326 pp

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Last year, the iPhone XR had everything ideal for those who wanted an iPhone, without crossing the stratospheric course of thousand euros: power, good size and screen quality, correct autonomy and above all a more acceptable price. This year, the iPhone 11 occupies the same positioning and benefits from many improvements. Small review of details of his arguments and faults ..

Design and finish: the Apple key, in fun

Over the iPhone iterations, Apple has erected the design of the high -end aura of these smartphones. Like the iPhone 5C before him, but with much more mastery, the iPhone XR and now the iPhone 11 have a little desecrated the design by coloring it, making it less solemn.

Available in six colors (purple, green, yellow, white black and red – Product Red), the iPhone 11 is therefore almost fun. It keeps the same design as the iPhone XR last year, with an aluminum bending with rounded edges and a shiny glass back, for wireless recharge and fingerprint, it seems. The quality of the finish is worthy of a high -end product, very good holding and should be at least as durable as that of the XR which has not really been marked by our year of use.

Its 6.1 inch format is an excellent compromise between the iPhone 11 Pro (5.8 inch) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (6.5 inch). We are at the limit of being able to use it with a hand (medium -sized), without real discomfort. The few tips from iOS, which make it possible to lower the top of the screen finish making us adopt it.

Let’s talk about the screen quickly. Its diagonal is therefore unchanged, as is the technology used. The iPhone 11 is not entitled to an OLED panel, but keeps a fairly incredible LCD slab, incorporating P3 (large color gamut) and Truetone, Apple technologies. Although it was a little less bright (651 cd/m2 against 710) and contrasting (1549: 1 against 1732: 1) than that which equipped our iPhone XR. This does not prevent it from being very readable in full sun and being very pleasant to use to read emails, surf or watch movies or photos. But the iPhone 11 slab crosses a new CAP in terms of quality of color restitution. Thus, its Delta E 2000 measured is 0.9. As a reminder, the smaller the figure, the closer the loyalty to real colors,. The iPhone 11 therefore establishes a record hitherto held in the family by the iPhone 8 Plus and its Delta e of 0.92.

A great way to prove that an LCD slab can have some assets in its sleeve.

At the same time of the iPhone Pro

Like last year, Apple has chosen to equip its “high -end entry” iPhone with the same processor as its most expensive smartphones. Better still, unlike the iPhone XR which embarked a gigabyte of RAM in less than the XS and XS Max, the iPhone 11 is entitled to its four gigabytes now. He therefore has exactly the same configuration as the 11 pro and 11 pro max.

So we find the A13 Bionic, with its six cores on the CPU side, two high performance and four low consumption, while the GPU part is provided by four cores, house. We have already had the opportunity to detail the performances of this new chip in our article first tests: the iPhone 11 and 11 pro are they really so powerful ?

If we want to summarize things quickly, let us remember that the A13 Bionic has no less than 8.5 billion transistors, is much more efficient than the A12 Bionic which equipped the iPhone last year and still has enough respondents According to bench tools to stand up to the best chips of Android smartphones.

With the A13 Bionic, Apple therefore announces a new surge in power. With Antutu 7, the iPhone 11 is given to be around 43% more efficient to the overall than the iPhone XR – which is maintained in the range. And if we only look at the graphic part, the gain is around 90%. Impressive, to say the least. However, if we trust Geekbench 5, the gap between the two generations of iPhone is 60% “only”, with very large quotes so.

If we turn to the competition side, the iPhone 11 dominates the Galaxy S10. Still with Antutu, the overall score of Apple smartphone is more than 37% higher, while the difference on the CPU part alone rises to 44% and 61% for the graphic part (GPU).

Undeniably, the iPhone 11 is a racing beast that has the respondent. This obviously feels on a daily basis, where the “iPhone” experience is there. Everything is fluid and fast, while retaining this kind of ergonomic restraint which makes the interface seem less nervous than that of smartphones under Android. On this point, opinions diverge, one thing is certain, no slowdowns in sight.

Better yet, the arrival of Wi-Fi 6 will allow and allow the faster download of applications from the App Store. A small detail, but for those who consume a lot of applications or intends to subscribe to Apple Arcade, the arrival of this new standard allowing better performance even in an environment still dominated by Wi-Fi 5 is good news.

The good surprise of autonomy, regret of recharge

But the Apple A13 Bionic is not just out. This chip is also given to be 30% more energy efficient than the A12. Understand that she will consume a third of less electricity to perform the same task as her elder.

An apparently detail that takes all its interest when you look at the autonomy of the iPhone. We already told you about it in preliminary paper (autonomy: our tests prove it, the iPhone 11 and 11 pro are finally doing better than the Android competition), but let’s make a detailed point.

Historically, as we know, the iPhone is an excellent smartphone, which sins with too low autonomy. The experience is excellent, but you have to recharge more often than you would like, especially if you want to have a little long evening.

The iPhone XR, last year, had managed to do better than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, with 12 hours of versatile autonomy, our test that simulates daily uses (surfing, video streaming, etc.)). This year the iPhone 11 displays 2:14 p.m. for the same test. A jump forward which is not negligible, even if it turns out to be lower than that displayed by the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.

In any case, it is better than the Galaxy S10 (which also has a 6.1 inch screen, but OLED) or that the OnePlus 7 Pro. The other high -end smartphones under Android are not, however, distance by the iPhone 11.

For our two other autonomy tests, we see that in video streaming, the iPhone 11 always dominates the S10 and the OnePlus 7 Pro and is being overcome by all the other Android smartphones that populate our top 10 high -end.

On the other hand, no miracle, when you look at the autonomy in communication, that is to say the time that a conventional call device can hold, the extinguished screen, the iPhone 11 is cheerfully trampled. It must be said that Apple has never excelled in the field.

We must admit all the same that to take everything, we prefer a phone that takes a long time in everyday uses rather than in communication alone ..

Apple therefore progresses on the side of autonomy, and still has the road to make. However, there is one point on which the Cupertino company has decided not to make life easier for possible iPhone 11 users, this is the charging time. While the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max now embark by default an 18W charger, the iPhone 11 plays the role of leased with the same 5W charger as the previous generations. In fact, this means that you will still need almost 3:30 to recharge it from 0 to 100%. It is extremely slow and at the same time a disability on a daily basis as well as a reason of annoyed. Only one solution if you want to save time, opt for a more efficient charger, preferably recognized (failing to be sold) by Apple.

The photo, two modules and beautiful progress

Let’s finish with an essential point for many users, the photo. Last year, the iPhone XR was content with a single camera module, a large angle (26 mm equivalent) and an X5 digital zoom.

With the iPhone 11, the situation is greatly improved. The new Apple smartphone benefits from the arrival of the ultra-angle found on pro models. We therefore have this 13mm equivalent objective in addition to the main objective -an equivalent 26 mm-, the first opening at f/2.4, with a 120 ° angle of view, the main opening at f/1.8.

Two things about the arrival of this ultra-angle. The first is that you will finally be able to take these group photos or take a single blow of the entire facade of a building without having to cross the road or back too much. It is a comfort that we get used to very quickly, which proves how much he lacked. The second point is that one cannot help after a few days of use to regret the absence of the third module, the telephoto lens. We hear that you have to book options for pro models, however, from a photographic point of view, we do not have all the freedom that we would like. To schematize, you will not risk being crushed by crossing the road to photograph a whole facade, on the other hand, you will take this risk by crossing it to take a cliché of a detail … Capa said it well before us “If Your photos are not good enough, you are not close enough ”. You will not be able to cheat with the iPhone 11, except to use the digital zoom.

Anyway, we appreciate the arrival of this second module. Not only does it offer new possibilities of daily compositions, but the transition from a photo block to the other is flexible and does not alter the colors and the white balance. In addition to having no micro transition to black when you go from one module to another, we keep the same colorimetric rendering and the light remains homogeneous. A rarity that must be reported and put to Apple’s credit which took the trouble to calibrate its modules in the factory at the time of assembly and then worked its software partition so that it links everything. Thus, we can only appreciate the efforts made by Apple to reduce the distortions linked to the ultra-angle. Sometimes the straight lines are a little curved, and undoubtedly the software correction could have been more advanced, nevertheless the result is really good.

We will however specify a point, especially true in low light. We have noted a little degradation at the end of “digital zoom” when we go from the ultra grand angle to the big angle with the wheel. No doubt this is the price to pay for this fluidity of use.

In addition, we noticed on several shots caught in ultra large-angle while the light was discreet that certain areas were a little too lit, not burned but a little sharp. Perhaps there will be some adjustments to make on this side, both on the side of Apple and on the user side.

Indeed, when the light drops, the night mode of the iPhone 11 is triggered automatically. Very good news as a general rule, because it makes it possible to lead an image dominated by dark areas. However, the result is a little missed. In this case, do not hesitate to play manually a little with the exposure time, as the iPhone offers. It’s up to you not to move.

It should also be noted that the Night mode of the iPhone 11 is not the almost magical equivalent of the P30 Pro, capable of taking out an exploitable shot in full darkness. Here, it is a gain of a few diaphragms offered to us, a surplus of light brought to save a photo at the end of the evening or a portrait of sleeping child in the darkness. In these cases, the noise is rather well managed and, once again, the well -returned colors.

Even if we are preparing you a big photo test of the new iPhones, give some details on the quality of the shots. As we said, Apple continues to capitalize on its know-how in terms of color rendering, the exhibitions are neat and pleasant. As a rule, the photos taken are therefore very flattering and attractive, especially on the iPhone screen. If we open them on a computer or zooms a little, we will see however that Apple continues in the same vein with regard to the dive and the structuring of the details. In full focal length (without digital zoom), there is a small tendency to flattens that blur the outlines, the forms. When we used the digital zoom, flattens quickly become watercolor.

The result is not bad, let’s keep in mind that we are on a smartphone, but we wonder what the iPhone would give with larger sensors or better opening. In this case, the iPhone 11 is a good camera, but cannot compete with the tenors of the domain, Huawei P30 Pro in mind even if its color treatment is much better.

In addition, Apple worked on its strong point, the video. In 4K to 60 images per second, the result is impressive, especially when the light is there, you suspect it. But what brings the video out of the lot on the iPhone 11 is the quality of stabilization. We can now walk, run or move around the subject (or at the same time as him) without getting too shaken video.

More anecdotal, although it may become a phenomenon, the TrueDepth camera on the facade is also improved. You will no doubt appreciate the trick which consists in slightly expanding the frame when you go from a display in portrait mode to landscape mode. This allows you to take more easily with friends.

The TrueDepth Camera also allows, now, film in 4K at 60 I/S and make videos in slow motion at 120 frames per second. Apple calls them slo-fies. Maybe you will adopt them if you opt for the iPhone 11.

Moreover, Apple introduced a small ergonomic novelty, which had seduced us as soon as the iPhone in Cupertino, it is Quicktake mode. When you are in photo mode, it is now enough to maintain the trigger pressed so that the recording of a video begins. This allows you to immortalize many times when the video is more useful than the photo, from the gobage of small Swiss, including the fun grimace or the improvised waterfall.

This ergonomic detail symbolizes fairly well the care given to the experience of using the camera application and in a certain way at the general interface of the iPhone, whether it is iOS 13 or Haptic Touch, which vibrates to give depth to your interactions with the screen.

IPhone 11 test: Notice and characteristics


“We talk to you about a time that the under twenty years old cannot know” … Uh no, still not, but almost. The iPhone 11 was released in 2019 all the same. And on a smartphones scale, we start to talk about dinosaur in this case. So yes, with the iPhone 11 you have a pleasant screen in your hands, and a powerful engine, all with Apple fluidity. So we stay on a qualified smartphone. But compared to more recent models, we flirt with the Old School Design level, photo and power. That it does not hold it because it is reflected in the price ! New, for 64 GB, the iPhone 11 offers (when it is still offered !) on average € 529. Obviously we would not be easy cash if you were not recommended to find it in a reconditioned version !

To shed best in your quest for the ideal smartphone, we have engaged in a thorough test of the iPhone 11. And here are our conclusions.


We warned you, the design of the iPhone 11 is quite dated if we compare it to today’s models. Especially since he released in 2019, he borrows his look line for the iPhone XR, released in 2018 ! Concretely, we talk about very thick screens edges and the absence of a matt surface in the back in particular (hello fingerprints !)). We also note a notch in clear. But let’s talk about finishes. They are not so bad on the iPhone 11: aluminum slices and glass back. It’s not so bad ! Format level, from a hand -taken point of view, some may have the impression of being a little crowded. But the iPhone 11 still remains easy to handle and stay perfectly in the pocket.


On the performance side, the iPhone 11 is in tune with its generation:

We start with screen performance: no OLED technology on the horizon. We are content here with a classic LCD screen, with the measured definition: 1782 x 828 pixels. For those who rub shoulders with current models, beware, the comparison hurts. But the rendering remains well calibrated with a very correct colorimetry and brightness for a 2019 smartphone.

We continue with hardware: we had almost forgotten it: the A13 Bionic processor ! For latecomers, know that the new iPhone models, whose flagship is the iPhone 14 Pro Max, host an A16 Bionic chip. The difference is therefore palpable. But the iPhone 11 is not obliged to blush. Apple has always been ahead of the power. Its 2019 chip therefore still holds the road today compared to entry or middle range competitors. If you are not addicted to multitasking, you will therefore have access to a completely fluid experience.


Photo level, there too, nothing to do with the Apple models of the moment. But the iPhone 11 remains a quality phone and offers completely honorable shots provided that one is not too much straddling the rendering. Concretely we are talking about two cameras with 12 Mpx sensors, with a great angle and an ultra-angle. The photo rendering will be very well calibrated, especially for the photos taken during the day. At night the clichés will nevertheless lose their sharpness, even if the performance remains honorable.


The iPhone 11 offers quality sound, thank you Apple. We appreciate the stereo approach with a speaker above the screen and two others under the smartphone. We will still try not to push the volume too strong to prevent the balance from spinning. But the speaker will still help. Note for the most nostalgic, the iPhone 11 is those who have (already) said goodbye to 3.5mm jack hits. Compulsory Bluetooth devices !


The iPhone 11 has an old school battery: 3110 mAh. It was already not terrible in 2019, so with regard to the current standards we seriously draw the language ! And level loading time the observation is final. We are faithful to the Apple reputation in the matter, that is to say: very bad ! Allow 3:30 for a full load. We invite you very strongly to take a cable with you. All the time !

Our opinion

To conclude our test, we can tell you something. The iPhone 11 is correct. A good compromise between power, design and price. It was not the premium model of the range when it comes out, so it is still not a premium model today. But falling for an iPhone 11 allows you to live the Apple experience, which remains very qualified here, without cracking your pel. Like a crack in short.