It’s difficult not to get swayed by the hype around Apple’s new iPhones. This year has been no different with Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max phones. If you take Apple’s word, iPhone 11 series is the best they’ve ever offered. New camera sensors, better processor and new iOS out-of-the-box, there are a great many things to look forward to on new iPhones.
Apple’s crown as the trendsetter has long been snatched taken away by many Android smartphone players. If you look closely at the current-gen iPhone and the last year’s, Apple has merely done catching up job. We’ve been using Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro for a couple of days, and we think Apple fanboys need some reality check. Don’t worry, not everything is bad.
Let’s begin with the design. Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes with a familiar glass-metal-glass design. At 6.5-inch with fairly higher screen-to-body ratio, Apple iPhone 11 Pro feels compact compared to several large-screen smartphones. Apple has introduced a matte-finish on the back panel making it less reflective and resistant to fingerprint smudges. This is a welcome change for iPhone users. OnePlus 7T is another smartphone that has done a good job at matte-finish glass design.
There are two more important things you need to know about the design. Apple iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro doesn’t skip the wide notch. It’s omnipresent and as distracting it can ever get. After having used full-screen phones such as OnePlus 7 Pro or Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, such notches feel more of a hindrance when you want to watch videos on the phone. Thankfully, several third-party apps have already optimised their content for the iPhone X onwards screens. Another unique thing about the design is the square camera module that houses three camera sensors. The sensor rings are quite larger than expected. The module is just weird looking and nevertheless, the camera bump is too big to ignore.