The iPhone 11 is the cheapest model of the 11 series and the successor to last year’s iPhone XR. What’s been upgraded since last year and compared to the pro versions but source of trade-offs would you had to live with. let’s find out the key features and iPhone 11 price in Nepal.
Built & Design
Looks-wise the iPhone 11 doesn’t bring many surprises. It’s quite similar in appearance to last year’s iPhones. It’s made of ion strengthened glass on the front and back. Its frame is made of brushed aluminum though. Rather than the stainless steel, you get on the more premium 11 Pro models. The iPhone 11 comes in a set of new colors and the purple one we have looks snazzy and fresh. Plus the new square camera setup makes it stand out. Compared to the Pro model of the finish here isn’t frosted but glossy. so it will get smudged more easily and isn’t quite as scratch-resistant.
The water resistance has been bumped up from IP 67 to IP 68 this year. So now it can survive under 2 meters of water for half an hour. The Pro models can go twice that depth. The size is quite comfortable in the hand. A bit larger than the 11pro but still okay for one-handed use. Actually, the dimensions and weight are the same as last year’s iPhone XR.
Along that same vein, the iPhone 11 screen is also exactly the same as the iPhone 10 XR. It’s a 6.1 inches IPS LCD with a sizable notch cut out and a pixel density of 326 PPI. The bezels are thicker here than on the iPhones with OLED screens. You get used to it but they do stand out when you first see them. Just like last year’s XR the screen is excellent. With good contrast and accurate colors. The true tone feature will automatically adjust white balance based on the ambient light. And though the panel isn’t quite as sharp as the pro models OLED screen.
It was hard for me to tell the difference with a naked eye. However, something the iPhone 11 doesn’t offer is HDR 10 support or Dolby vision which are available on the higher tier models. It does bring the same low touch latency though. Thanks to 120 Hertz input polling, it’s a nice boost for gaming but sadly the screens refresh rate is still capped at the regular 60 Hertz. Maximum brightness is good we measured up to 640 nits with a manual slider. There should be no problem with using the phone outdoors.
Audio & Security
Unlocking the phone is quite secure with Apple’s Face ID which uses 3d facial mapping. it’s quite fast as well but still requires you to swipe on the screen after you’ve been recognized.
For audio, the iPhone 11 Pro has a pair of stereo loudspeakers. They’re not as balanced as those on the pro model which has more bass from the top speaker. But they still have a rich sound with a very good measured loudness and support for spatial audio.
It’s no surprise that there is no headphone jack here and Apple still doesn’t bundle an adapter. But you do get ear pods in the box that you can plug directly into the Lightning port.
The iPhone 11 runs the latest Ios 13.1 at the time of review and it’s quite familiar. Though does bring a few new features to the table. one such feature is a system-wide dark mode. Which can turn all of your white menus into black ones. Unfortunately, since this is an LCD screen you don’t save power like you would on an OLED. But It still looks cool.
Another change from before is that instead of 3d touch. Which activated context-sensitive actions based on the pressure of your finger on the screen. Now there is only haptic touch. Which triggers things with a long press. There have been some upgrades to the photo editor. Which has many new options and filters. And intensity sliders to give your pictures just the right touch. And it does not just photo there are plenty of options to customize your videos to. Just keep in mind when taking lots of photos and videos that storage is an expandable here. If you end up buying the 64-gigabyte option you might run out of space pretty easily.
Performance of iPhone 11
Inside the iPhone 11 is Apple’s new A13 Bionic chipset and along with that is 4GB of RAM. The performance here is just the same as on the pro version. That is to say brilliant. It’s unmatched by anything in the Android world. The iPhone 11 aces benchmarks providing 20% better CPU performance over last year’s chipset. It does a great job of staying cool too. They say heat dispersing graphene layers so sustain performance for something like heavy gaming is great without much thermal throttling. On top of that, the A13 is more power-efficient than last year’s chip.
Battery & Charging
The iPhone 11 has a 3,100mAh battery just a little bigger than the iPhone XR. But battery life is much better here we measured a great endurance reading of 94 hours in our proprietary battery tests. This is even better than the iPhone 11 Pro. Perhaps due to the different power draw from the screens. There’s support for 18-watt fast charging like on the pro models but here it doesn’t come with a phone.
You only get a 5-watt one that charges the phone from zero to only 18% a half an hour. whereas the faster charger would get you up to 55%. There’s support for qi wireless charging too. Apple doesn’t make a charging pad so you need to use a third-party one.
Moving on to the cameras, Now on top of the 12-megapixel main camera, a 12pixel ultra-wide shooter. The thing that’s missing though is the third telephoto camera that comes with a pro version. In daylight photos from the main camera have rich detail impressively low noise and excellent dynamic range. They aren’t perfect though colors are accurate but if you enjoy a more vibrant look they seem a bit bland and washed out. Contrast is a bit lacking and there is some over-sharpening.
On to nighttime photography when the light gets low the iPhone 11 will automatically switch to night mode. And will take a pseudo long exposure shot. The quality of these is superb there’s plenty of detail, balance sharpening excellent colors in contrast balance exposure. We didn’t get a single blurry photo while shooting either if you ought to turn off night mode the results are still good.
To the selfie camera. It’s now 12 megapixels with wider 23-millimeter land. Depending on the orientation of the phone the selfie cam will switch between the new wider field of view or a cropped one similar to last year’s. Or you can toggle it manually. The selfies use Smart HDR. There is more than enough detail balanced sharpening and great dynamic range. The colors are accurate though still a bit washed out. The selfie camera can now take video and up to 4k or 60fps.
Specifications of iPhone 11
|Display||6.1 inches, Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits|
|Resolution||828 x 1792 pixels, Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Camera||Dual – 12 MP(wide), 12 MP(ultrawide)|
|Selfie Camera||12 MP(wide)|
|video||4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.|
|Processor||Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)|
|Os||iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 14|
|Battery||Li-Ion 3110 mAh, non-removable (11.91 Wh)|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Qi wireless charging
|Sensor||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
|Chipset||Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)|
iPhone 11 Price in Nepal
The iPhone 11 Price in Nepal begins from Rs. 1,10,000. This cost is for the 64GB variation, which probably won’t be adequate. Thus, its better you include an extra Rs. 8,000 and get the 128GB variation.
|Models||iPhone price in Nepal|
|iPhone 11 64GB||NPR 1,18,000|
|iPhone 11 128GB||NPR 1,26,000|
|iPhone 11 256GB||NPR 1,44,000|
So that’s the iPhone 11 though it is the budget option still bring some top-notch features like a water-resistant, design with plenty of color options, a bright LCD screen, nice stereo speakers, world-class performance, great photo quality especially at night, and really good battery life.
So what about the shortcomings well compared to the pro versions you don’t get the brilliant OLED screen or the telephoto camera and the glass on the back isn’t frosted for that’s worth. Also, the lack of a proper charger in the box is kind of insulting. But overall the iPhone 11 still brings pretty much the same experience as the pro versions had a much more competitive price.