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Guide to iPhone 11 Pro, 11 and XR

September is always an exciting month, thanks to Apple's annual launch of its new iPhones. Today we look at the latest iPhone models; Apple iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 and iPhone XR. Let us help you decide which model is right for you!


Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Launched in 2019, the iPhone 11 Pro is the most recent release from Apple and therefore may be amongst one of the most popular phones for tech savvy lovers. Alongside the Pro, they have also released a Pro Max version ideal for anyone who is looking for a phone with a larger display. 

Display and design

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8” Super Retina XDR display that fills the entire front of the screen, like the iPhone X. Everything is sharp, clear and easy to read, with a very detailed resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels.

There is no doubt about the quality of this iPhone. The phone incorporates a fantastic surgical-grade stainless steel frame and a front and back that is made from strengthened glass.

If you don’t store many photos, videos or apps on your phone then you can opt for the standard 64GB. If you require more, you have the option of 256GB or 512GB.


The iPhone 11 Pro really does deliver when it comes to taking photos or shooting video. The triple 12MP ultra-wide and telephoto cameras provide high quality images. The single camera lens uses a special software-driven Portrait Mode to help you capture selfies with bokeh blurred backgrounds.


The Apple iPhone 11 Pro uses Face ID and just like before it measures 30,000 dots on your face to ensure high levels of phone security. 

Machine learning has been employed so that Face ID learns what you look like, even when your appearance changes. You can put on a hat, scarf or glasses and Face ID will still recognise that it is you!


The Apple iPhone 11 Pro is powered by the A13 Bionic chip and this opens up the possibility for you to play AR games or enjoy other immersive AR experiences. 

There are plenty of apps to enjoy as part of iOS 13, including:

  • Maps
  • Apple TV
  • Siri
  • News
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Health
  • Podcasts
  • GarageBand
  • Four new Animoji

And many more!


The latest model has an impressive battery life for an Apple product - Lasting up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone Xs

  • Video playback – up to 18 hours 
  • Video playback (streamed) – up to 11 hours
  • Audio Playback – up to 65 hours

It is also fast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes!

Available from £1,000.


Apple iPhone 11 

The Apple iPhone 11 was amongst one of the newest releases of 2019 – at a lower price tag than the pro. If you’re looking to upgrade to a newer model for less then this might be a great option.

Display and design

The Apple iPhone 11 has an ample 6.1” display with a resolution of 1,792 x 828 pixels.

The stainless-steel alloy body is paired up with the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone. Apple has introduced a variety of new colours including: Black, Green, Yellow, Purple and White. The phone is 8.3mm thick and weighs only 194 grams.


The dual 12MP camera features both an ultra-wide and wide camera. You can add lighting effects to portraits through the Portrait Lighting feature. There is also 2x optical zoom out and digital zoom up to 5x. 


The iPhone 11 also sports Face ID security. You can use this to log into apps, so you can leave your passwords behind.


Similar to the iPhone 11 Pro, this model also uses the A13 Bionic chip, and this opens up the possibility for you to play AR games or enjoy other immersive AR experiences. Looking to get more out of your iPhone? We've put together some tips and tricks you might not know about. 


The battery featured on the iPhone 11 lasts up to 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR.

  • Video playback – up to 17 hours
  • Video playback (streamed) – up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback – up to 65 hours

The iPhone 11 also features fast-charge similar to the iPhone 11 Pro. 

Available from £597.99.


Apple iPhone XR 

The Apple iPhone XR is the more affordable option in the new iPhone range. This phone still has a lot of the best features that you will see on the iPhone XS and the XS Max, such as Face ID and iOS 12.

Display and Design

The display on the Apple iPhone XR is a Liquid Retina screen. This is one of the most advanced LCD screens used on a smartphone.

Apple has used an advanced backlight that makes the 6.1-inch display which stretches to the corners, fantastic for immersing the user into video and gaming action. The display has a resolution of 1,792 x 828 for 326 pixels per inch.

The Apple iPhone XR has been released in six colours; Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Red and Coral.

The overall glass and metal construction give this phone a high-quality feel. The handset is lightweight at just 194g. The iPhone XR measures just 8.3mm thick so it fits nicely in the hand and doesn’t feel too bulky when using one-handed.


The Apple iPhone XR has a 12MP camera on the back and a 7MP FaceTime camera on the front. Although this phone doesn’t have the dual camera that the more expensive models has, you can still capture great photos.

The camera includes advanced technology and algorithms to make sure that your photos and videos are always good. The Apple iPhone XR camera features include:

  • Smart HDR
  • Bokeh and Depth Control
  • 4K video recording

The 7MP camera on the front can be used for FaceTime chats and taking selfies. There is a fun Animoji and Memoji feature that allows you to create animated versions of yourself. These can be used during chats and will move and make facial expressions just as you do. Both cameras include Portrait Mode, which can capture professional looking portraits using different Lighting modes, such as Studio or Contour.


Apple has included the advanced Face ID security feature to the iPhone R. This technology creates a map of your face using 30,000 points. While that may sound like it would take a long time to recognise you and unlock the phone, Apple has honed the software to be extremely quick.

Face ID also uses machine learning to recognise you if you put on a hat or a pair of glasses.


The Apple iPhone XR has an impressive list of features and one of the standout ones is the new A12 Bionic chip. This latest processor is incredibly efficient and improves overall performance and efficiency of the phone.

The fast processor and Neural Engine allow you to enjoy AR gaming and use AR apps on the iPhone XR. This new and improved processor also makes the phone incredibly responsive. You will find apps launch instantly and the phone can run videos or demanding games lag-free.

The latest iOS12 gives you all your favourite apps pre-loaded. These are just some of the apps you will find on the Apple iPhone XR:

  • Siri
  • Pages
  • News
  • Numbers
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie


With each new release, Apple aims to give you better efficiency and even more phone use before you need to plug in and recharge. The battery on the Apple iPhone XR will give you up to:

  • 25 hours talk time
  • 15 hours of internet use
  • 16 hours of video playback

Available from £498.99. 

So, which iPhone is right for me?

There is no denying that Apple’s new iPhones are impressive. Apple took a chance that people would pay more for the latest gadget. The most recent iPhone 11 Pro and Pro max. The question is how much are you willing to spend and ultimately, what do you need from your smartphone? We've put together a guide on picking which iPhone is right depending on your needs, which should help you in making a decision. 


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