Apple iPhone 11 Review

November 18, 2019 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


Rather than just releasing one new iPhone model this September, Apple announced two. While the flagship model, the iPhone 11 Pro is the replacement for the iPhone XS, also announced at the same time was the iPhone 11, which is intended to be a more-affordable option and a replacement for the iPhone XR.

In terms of the camera specifications, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 actually share quite a few of the same features.

Both models have a standard, 26mm equivalent f/1.8 lens, plus a 13mm “0.5x” f/2.4 ultra wide angle lens – this is the first time we’ve seen such a wide lens appearing on an iPhone. What the iPhone 11 doesn’t have is the 2x (52mm equivalent) telephoto lens.

The other main different specification which is likely to be pertinent to photographers include a different screen size and type, but otherwise, the native camera app is exactly the same – including new features such as Night mode, an improved Portrait mode, additional shooting features and a newly-streamlined appearance.

At the time of writing, the iPhone 11 retails for between £729 and £879 depending on the memory size (64GB, 128GB, 256GB are available) you choose – bearing in mind that you can’t expand the onboard storage with iPhone models, if you’re a photographer who likes to shoot a lot of images and videos, investing in the largest possible memory size might be a sensible idea.

Ease of Use

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Rear of the Apple iPhone 11

Apple pitches the iPhone 11 as being for those with a more limited budget, but it also targets a younger and more “fun” orientated audience. As such, the iPhone 11 is available in a variety of different brighter colours, as compared to the more staid options available for the iPhone 11 Pro.

Unlike the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11 is only available in one size – 6.1-inches. The iPhone 11 Pro can also be bought in a “Max” variant, with the iPhone 11’s size lying somewhere between the two – if you prefer a larger phone but don’t want to splash out on the iPhone 11 Pro Max it could be a good option for that reason too.

That said, the screen of the iPhone 11 is a little different in quality when compared to the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 11 uses an Liquid Retina HD screen, compared to the Pro’s Super Retina XDR display.

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Front of the Apple iPhone 11

If you place the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 side-by-side, you’ll be able to spot a difference, but used in isolation the iPhone 11’s screen is a very good display for your images.

To launch the iPhone 11’s camera app, you can hold down the camera icon from the bottom right hand corner of the lock screen. If the phone is locked, you won’t be able to look at any images you’ve shot in previous sessions, but otherwise using it is the same as if you’d unlocked it.

If you’ve ever used an iPhone before – perhaps if you’re upgrading from an older model – then you’re likely to be very familiar with how the native camera app operates.

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Rear of the Apple iPhone 11

Although Apple has made some tweaks in order to streamline it, it still works in pretty much the same way. Unlike many different Android smartphones, Apple’s native app is very simple – this is good news for those who want simplicity, but it’s a little frustrating for advanced or enthusiast photographers.

The app will launch in “Photo” mode by default. If you want to use a different shooting mode you can swipe left for video, slo-mo and timelapse modes, or you can swipe right for portrait and panoramic modes.

In the photo mode you can simply tap around the screen to choose a focus point and a metering point, or you can just point and shoot and let the phone guess for you - most of the time it gets it right.

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Rear of the Apple iPhone 11

You’ll see in the top left hand corner of the screen, there’s a flash icon, which you can simply tap on or off. On the opposite side of the screen is an icon which you can tap to switch on or off live photos.

Live Photos are essentially still images with a small video clip attached to it. If you send a Live Photo to another iOS or MacOS device, they’ll be able to see the attached video, but it’ll just look like a normal stills shot when shared with other kinds of devices.

You can also use Live Photo to make edits after the fact - including choosing a slightly different moment, or creating a long exposure effect.

The iPhone 11 has two lenses - in order to switch between them, tap a circle marked with “1x” on the screen. The screen will appear to zoom out and the circle will now display “0.5x” to indicate the ultra-wide-angle lens is being used. You can also pinch to zoom on the screen to activate digital zoom, which is available up to 5x.

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Front of the Apple iPhone 11 / / Camera Mode

A new and extremely useful feature of the iPhone 11 is the ability to see what’s happening outside of the frame of the standard 1x lens. The iPhone 11 uses information from the ultra-wide-angle lens to display - on screen - anything that is happening on the periphery of the frame. This can help you line up shots just at the perfect moment, or it can help you decide you want to shoot wider in the first place.

As well as being helpful as a compositional tool, you can also set - via the iPhone’s main settings - the phone to record simultaneously from the main and ultra-wide lens. You can then use this additional information in the inbuilt editor to correct problems such as wonky horizons, or even distortion.

In order to activate this function you have to shoot in the more efficient - but less compatible - “HEIF” (High Efficiency Image Format) - file type, while the extra image will be deleted if you don’t use it within 30 days of shooting the original.

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Rear of the Apple iPhone 11

By swiping up on the screen, you’ll reveal some of the additional camera settings which have been hidden away by the new streamlined app. You’ll find further flash settings, further Live Photo settings, the ability to choose a different aspect ratio (the native is 4:3, but you can also choose 1:1 - square - or a new 16:9 ratio), a self-timer and access to some digital filters.

A lot of has been said about the iPhone 11’s new Night Mode, but it’s not technically a selectable mode. Instead, it will automatically activate when the iPhone 11 detects that there’s not enough light in the scene. You’ll know when it’s been activated as you’ll see an icon which looks a little bit like a moon appear at the top of the screen.

If you would like to take a bit of control over the night mode, you can find further settings for it in the hidden section, giving you the option to reduce the number of seconds it shoots for, or just turn it off altogether.

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Rear of the Apple iPhone 11

One of the advantages the iPhone 11 offers over its predecessor, the iPhone XR, is that Portrait mode is now available for subjects other than humans. It utilises the wide angle and the ultra-wide-angle lens to create shallow depth of field effects, with a range of “lighting” options also available. The phone’s artificial intelligence has been better trained to recognise certain subjects, such as pets - which will likely be a big draw for many.

The iPhone 11 can shoot 4K video, but you’ll need to head to the main settings of the iPhone to switch between different resolutions and frame rates. It’s a little annoying not to have it within the native app itself, but unless you’re often switching between resolutions, it’s not likely to be a huge problem. By default, it’s probably worth leaving it on Full HD for most situations.

Another setting found in the main settings menu is the Smart HDR setting. By default, this will be set to on. If you’re finding it going a bit overboard, you can elect to switch it off. Once you do that, you’ll see there’s an option to switch HDR on or off from the camera app.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 12 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

Although the iPhone 11 is the cheaper model when compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple hasn’t skimped on equipping the iPhone 11 with an almost identical camera.

Indeed, the standard and ultra wide-angle lens are exactly the same - if you’re not particularly bothered therefore by the zoom lens, it makes a lot of sense to consider the iPhone 11 and save yourself some cash.

Images are vibrant, well-detailed and show a good uniformity of colour between the two lenses on offer. The ultra-wide angle lens produces pleasing images which aren’t ridiculously distorted and display a good level of sharpness in the corners.

The long-awaited “Night” mode is impressive, performing well to help create the impression of a long exposure in very dark conditions. It works best if there is a little bit of light available, as when it is extremely dark, there tends to be a little bit of loss of detail - but otherwise we’re pleased to finally see something like this making an appearance on an iPhone.

If you’re possibly thinking that the digital zoom will make up for the lack of a telephoto - if you’re only going to be sharing your images very small on social media, that might be true, but you’ll soon spot the difference if you look at them closely.

On the whole, Smart HDR does a good job of producing well-balanced images without going over the top - but it’s good to have the option to switch it off if you need it.

It’s great to have Portrait mode properly implemented for the iPhone 11 - with the two lenses making a big departure from what the iPhone XR was capable of. Here it works well with a range of subjects - particularly humans and pets to create a pleasing shallow depth of field effect.

Since it uses a standard, and ultra-wide-angle lens together, the combined focal length is actually a bit more pleasing to look at since it gives you more of the background for “environmental” type portraits.

By contrast, the iPhone 11’s portrait mode - which combines the standard with the telephoto lens - but that could be a personal preference.

Focal Lengths

Super-wide-angle Lens
Standard Lens



Long Exposure



Rear Camera - Ultra-wide-angle - Flash Off
Rear Camera - Ultra-wide-angle - Flash On
Rear Camera - Standard - Flash Off
Rear Camera - Standard - Flash On
Selfie Camera - Flash Off
Rear Camera - Flash Off

Rear Camera - Flash On

Portrait Mode

Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Apple iPhone 11 camera, which were all taken using the 12 megapixel JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 16 second movie is 99.2Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 92Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 49.1Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 16 second movie is 31.4Mb in size.

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 24 frames per second. Please note that this 17 second movie is 77.4Mb in size.

Product Images

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For those who place a lot of weight on the quality of their smartphone camera, Apple has produced something very appealing with its lower cost iPhone 11 model. By equipping it with an almost identical camera as its more expensive sibling, Apple has made the choice between the two quite a tricky one.

If you are predominantly drawn in by the idea of having an ultra-wide-angle lens, and think you’ll be less bothered by not having a telephoto optic, then considering the iPhone 11 makes a lot of sense if you’re keen to save money.

You get exactly the same standard and ultra-wide-angle camera/lenses so image quality from those lenses is the same no matter which camera you use.

You also get all of the same functionality, including 4K video, Live Photos, Portrait Mode and the ability to use the ultra-wide-angle camera to help with composition and correcting problems after you’ve taken the shot.

There are other reasons for photographers to prefer the iPhone 11 Pro - such as the better screen - but viewing the iPhone 11 screen in isolation reveals it to be pretty good in its own right.

The size of the iPhone 11 falls in between the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, so if you like a phone which is large - but not too large - then the iPhone 11 is also appealing for that reason too.

All of the above makes the iPhone 11 a very appealing prospect to those who are keen to stay within the Apple ecosystem but don’t quite have the budget for the flagship model.

However, this being Apple, even its budget model it costs at least £729 - if you’re not brand loyal, you can pick up some fantastic mid-range Android options instead. Some great examples include the Honor 20 Pro, or the OnePlus 7 Pro.

4.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Apple iPhone 11.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Another year, another new flagship phone from Apple, this time introducing a new triple camera system, night mode and improved battery life. Is the iPhone 11 Pro the best smartphone that Apple have ever released, and can it beat the Android competition? Read our iPhone 11 Pro review to find out, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Apple iPhone XR

The Apple iPhone XR is the cheapest of the three new iPhones released in 2018, sacrificing the telephoto lens and higher-resolution screen that the XS models offer. Read our in-depth Apple iPhone XR review to find out if it's still worth considering...

Google Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 is Google's new flagship smartphone, available in standard and XL sizes. New for this generation is a second 16-megapixel 2x telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, along with improved portrait and night modes. Is this the best Pixel phone for keen photographers, and can it compete with its main rivals? Find out now by reading our Pixel 4 review, with full-size sample images and videos...

Honor 20 Pro

The Honor 20 Pro is a mid-range smartphone with flagship pretensions, aiming to take on £$1000 devices at a much lower-price point whilst delivering similar levels of performance, specification and quality. Does it succeed? Find out now by reading our in-depth Honor 20 Pro review, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Honor View 20

The Honor View 20 is a mid-range smartphone with flagship specs and performance, with a 48 megapixel sensor, a “hole punch” to house the front-facing camera, and dedicated Night, Portrait and Pro shooting modes aimed at photographers. Is this all the smartphone that you really need? Find out now by reading our in-depth Honor View 20 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the biggest and most expensive flagship smartphone that OnePlus has ever released. With a 48-megapixel triple-camera setup, 4K/60p video recording, Nightscape and Pro shooting modes and the ability to shoot in Raw, is it also the best ever OnePlus phone? Find out now by reading our in-depth OnePlus 7 Pro review...

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

Do you want a smartphone with a big zoom lens? Then look no further than the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, which offers a 6x optical zoom and a 10x hybrid zoom lens to provide an effective focal range of 16-160mm - not too shabby for a smartphone! It also has a unique selfie pop-up camera, 48 megapixel 1/2-inch sensor, 4065mAh battery, 128GB or 256GB memory, 4K video recording and USB-C charging, all at a mid-range price. Read our Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review to find out just what the biggest smartphone manufacturer in China is capable of...

Sony Xperia XZ3

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is a flagship smartphone with a 19 megapixel camera, 4K HDR Movie recording, 960fps Super slow motion in Full HD, and AI predictive capture.Are there enough features and performance to tempt keen photographers? Find out now by reading our in-depth Sony Xperia XZ3 review, complete with full-size sample images and videos...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Apple iPhone 11 from around the web. »

If you decide you can live without a zoom lens and an OLED display, then the iPhone 11 has everything you need for a fairly reasonable price.
Read the full review » »

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is the Cupertino tech giant’s latest and greatest flagship smartphone, featuring a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, Apple’s latest A13 Bionic chipset, and up to 512GB of internal storage. It’s also the first iPhone to come with a triple-camera setup.
Read the full review » »

The iPhone 11 is all the iPhone you need. Sure, the Pro models have an extra zoom lens, slightly better battery life, and nicer screens … but most people don’t need all of that. Save yourself $300 and go for the iPhone 11.
Read the full review »



Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, (PRODUCT)RED, White

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
  • 75.7 mm
  • (2.98 inches)
  • 150.9 mm
  • (5.94 inches)
  • 8.3 mm
  • (0.33 inches)

194 grams (6.84 ounces)

  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all-screen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1792x828‑pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint‑resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

The iPhone 11 display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less).

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3
  • Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 metres up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
  • A13 Bionic chip
  • Third‑generation Neural Engine
  • Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
  • Ultra Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view
  • Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Light Mono)
  • Optical image stabilisation (Wide)
  • Five‑element lens (Ultra Wide); six‑element lens (Wide)
  • Brighter True Tone flash with slow sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • 100% Focus Pixels (Wide)
  • Night mode
  • Auto Adjustments
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Advanced red‑eye correction
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Optical image stabilisation for video (Wide)
  • 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 3x
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video with subject tracking
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
TrueDepth Camera
  • 12MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Light Mono)
  • Animoji and Memoji
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps
  • Next‑generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Extended dynamic range for video at 30 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Retina Flash
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
Face ID
  • Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPhone using Face ID in shops, within apps and on the web
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Learn more about Apple Pay

Mobile and Wireless

Model A2221*

  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA4
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Mobile data
  • iBeacon micro-location
Video Calling5
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or a mobile network
Audio Calling5
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4
Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC‑LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), Dolby Atmos and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+)
  • Spatial audio playback
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
Video Playback
  • Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)6
  • Video mirroring and video out support: up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType and more
  • Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favourite apps

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

Volume up/down

Ring/ Silent

Side button

Built‑in stereo speaker

Lightning connector

Built‑in microphones

Built‑in stereo speaker
Built‑in microphone

Power and Battery8

Lasts up to 1 hour longer than iPhone XR

Video playback:
  • Up to 17 hours
Video playback (streamed):

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback:
  • Up to 65 hours
Fast‑charge capable:
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9 with 18W adapter or higher (sold separately)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Face ID
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System
  • iOS 13
    Our most personal and secure mobile operating system yet, iOS 13 is packed with powerful features and designed to protect your privacy.

See what’s new in iOS 13


Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone 11. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device. Learn more

Features include:
  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and Textphone
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
Built-in Apps
Camera Photos Health Messages Phone FaceTime Mail Music Wallet Safari Maps Siri Calendar iTunes Store App Store Notes News Contacts Books Home Weather Reminders Clock TV Stocks Calculator Voice Memos Compass Podcasts Watch Tips Find My Settings Files Measure Shortcuts
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips and Apple Store app are pre-installed.

iMovie Pages Keynote Numbers iTunes U GarageBand Apple Store Apple TV Remote iTunes Remote Music Memos Clips Support

EarPods with Lightning Connector

SIM Card
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
  • iPhone 11 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids
  • M3, T4
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access 12
  • Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10 or later (free download from
Environmental Requirements
Operating ambient temperature:

0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)

Non‑operating temperature:

−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% non-condensing

Operating altitude:

tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili (Bangla), Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovakian, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, US), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish


English (UK, US)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box
  • iPhone with iOS 13
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation


The Apple iPhone 11 features the fastest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, plus an all-new dual-camera system and even longer all-day battery life.

iPhone 11 will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in purple, green, yellow, black, white and red starting at £729.

Apple UK Press Release

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced iPhone 11, delivering innovations that make the world’s most popular smartphone even more powerful, improving the features people use the most throughout their day.1 iPhone 11 introduces a powerful dual-camera system, offering an intuitive camera experience with the highest quality video in a smartphone and Night mode for photos. iPhone 11 is powered by the A13 Bionic chip to perform the most demanding tasks, while getting through an entire day on a single charge, and is designed to withstand the elements with improved water resistance.

iPhone 11 comes in six new gorgeous colours, and will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and in stores beginning Friday, September 20, starting at just £729.

“iPhone 11 is the next generation of iPhone, packed with great new capabilities in an incredible design, including new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras for gorgeous videos and photos, the power and ease of use of iOS 13, and A13 Bionic — the fastest chip ever in a smartphone that quickly handles the tasks that matter most to people every day,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the tight integration between hardware, software and services, the advancements in iPhone 11 bring an unparalleled user experience at an affordable price to even more customers. We think people will love it.”

Precision Design and Display

With a back design that is precision milled and sculpted from a single piece of glass, iPhone 11 features the toughest glass ever in a smartphone. It is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 2 metres for up to 30 minutes, and is protected against accidental spills from common liquids such as coffee and soda.2 iPhone 11 comes in six new stunning colours including purple, green, yellow, black, white and PRODUCT(RED).

The beautiful 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display features wide colour support and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience.3 Customers can interact with their favourite apps in a quick, seamless way with Haptic Touch deeply integrated across iOS 13 to provide app shortcuts for everyday tasks right from the Home screen, including taking a selfie in Camera, checking an appointment in Calendar or previewing email within Mail with just a simple press.

A13 Bionic — Fastest Chip in a Smartphone

A13 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, provides unparalleled performance for every task iPhone 11 handles and features up to 20 percent faster CPU and GPU than A12. A13 Bionic is built for machine learning, with a faster Neural Engine for real-time photo and video analysis, and new Machine Learning Accelerators that allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second.

Together, A13 Bionic and iOS 13 make up the best machine learning platform in a smartphone. Built for efficiency, the A13 Bionic also enables great all-day battery life.

All-New Dual-Camera System

iPhone 11 introduces a dual-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras that are deeply integrated into iOS 13, offering the highest quality video in a smartphone and major advancements in photography for the ultimate camera experience.

iPhone 11 shoots beautifully sharp video, with both the Ultra Wide and Wide cameras supporting 4K video with extended dynamic range for more highlight detail and cinematic video stabilisation. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, users can shoot detailed action videos with the Ultra Wide camera. 

The dual-camera system lets users easily zoom between each camera while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, powerful video editing tools are accessible to everyone with the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos instantly all within the new, easy-to-use Camera interface.

With iPhone 11, the all-new Ultra Wide camera fundamentally changes the photography experience by capturing four times more scene, and is great for taking landscape or architecture photos, tight shots and more. A new Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels enables Night mode, delivering huge improvements to photos captured in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colours and reduced noise. Both cameras work together to enable Portrait mode photos for people, pets, objects and more.

Next-generation Smart HDR uses advanced machine learning to capture more natural-looking images with beautiful highlight and shadow detail on the subject and in the background. Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, is a new image processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. Deep Fusion uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimising for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.

Apple’s tight integration between hardware and software delivers a redesigned camera interface, providing a more immersive experience that works with the dual-camera system and all-screen display to let users see and capture the area outside of the frame. For the first time, users can easily record video without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake by simply holding the shutter button to start recording.

The updated TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture more in selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. Expressive selfie videos take on a whole new look on the TrueDepth camera, now recording 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo.

Additional Features

The new Apple-designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology, the first ever in a smartphone, for spatial awareness. With iOS 13.1 coming on September 30, AirDrop gets even better with directionally aware suggestions.

Face ID, the most secure facial authentication in a smartphone, gets up to 30 percent faster and easier to use with improved performance at varying distances and support for more angles.

Spatial audio provides an immersive surround sound experience and Dolby Atmos delivers powerful, moving audio to iPhone 11.

Gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi 6 allow for even faster download speeds4 and Dual SIM with eSIM.5

Featuring iOS 13

iOS 13 on iPhone 11 delivers a seamless experience with software and hardware integration unlike any other smartphone. iOS 13 introduces a dramatic new look with Dark Mode, a more private way to sign in to apps and websites with Sign In with Apple, and an all-new Maps experience.6

With advanced Camera and Photos features, photo editing is more comprehensive and intuitive with powerful new tools that now extend to video editing. Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to adjust the intensity of light on a subject, and a new High-Key Mono effect creates a beautiful, monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos.

Pricing and Availability

iPhone 11 will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in purple, green, yellow, black, white and red starting at £729. Customers can also get iPhone 11 for £21.99 a month7 or £529 with trade-in8 from, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores. iPhone 11 is also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).

Customers in more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 11 beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 13 with availability beginning Friday, September 20.

Through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Programme, customers in the UK can get iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year. The iPhone Upgrade Programme is available at Apple Stores starting at £40.45 with 0 percent interest.

iOS 13 will be available on September 19 as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later. Additional software features will be available on September 30 with iOS 13.1.9

Apple Arcade on the App Store will be available with iOS 13 as a subscription for £4.99 per month and is launching with a one-month free trial.10 Users get unlimited access to the entire catalog of over 100 new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

Apple TV+ will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online (, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.11

Apple Arcade on the App Store and Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app join Apple’s breakthrough services that include Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple Pay and iCloud.

Every customer who buys iPhone 11 from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup in-store or online to help them customise their iPhone by helping transfer their data, wiping data from an old device, setting up email, highlighting new apps from the App Store and more.

Customers can extend their limited warranty with AppleCare+ and get 24/7 priority access to technical support.

Customers interested in learning more about iPhone 11 can join one of Apple’s new Today at Apple sessions, Quick Tips. Quick Tips are 15-minute drop-in sessions focused on some of the most popular features of iPhone, like photography. The new Quick Tip sessions begin Friday, September 20.

Apple revolutionised personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

1 iPhone Xr is the most popular smartphone in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.

2 iPhone 11 is splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 2 metres up to 30 minutes). Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.

3 The iPhone 11 display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.

4 Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see

5 Use of Dual SIM requires two wireless service plans (which may include restrictions on roaming). Certain restrictions apply to use.

6 The new map is available now in select cities and states, and will roll out across the US by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020.

7 Monthly pricing is available to qualified customers. Last instalment payment may be less depending on remaining balance. Full terms apply.

8 Trade-in values vary. iPhone 11 promotional pricing is after trade-in of iPhone 8 Plus in good condition. Additional trade-in values require purchase of a new iPhone, subject to availability and limits. Sales tax may be assessed on full value of new iPhone. You must be 18 years old. Offer may not be available in all countries. In-store trade-in requires presentation of a valid, government-issued photo ID (local law may require saving this information). Additional terms from Apple or Apple’s trade-in partners may apply. 

9 For more information, visit Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.

10 £4.99 per month after free trial. No commitment. Plan automatically renews after trial until cancelled.

11 £4.99 per month after free trial. One subscription per Family Sharing group. Offer good for three months after eligible device activation, starting November 1, 2019. Plan automatically renews until cancelled. Restrictions and other terms apply.

Preview Images

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample photos and videos taken with the new Apple iPhone 11 smartphone.

A gallery of sample photos and videos taken with the Apple iPhone 11 smartphone.

Apple iPhone 11 Sample Images

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 16 second movie is 99.2Mb in size.

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