The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are Apple’s new premium smartphones. While the term Pro may not necessarily be synonymous with a professional target, these new iPhone 11 Pro’s have it all. Here’s what we think.

Set like a Swiss clock, the new iPhone 11s were released in the third week of September. This year there are three models, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which respectively replace the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. After a successful iPhone X to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary two years ago, Apple continues in the same vein. The new iPhone 11s are an evolution, not the revolution that some people expect.

In this test, we will focus only on the iPhone 11 Pro Max that we tested, but we might as well say it right away, apart from the screen, the overall size and autonomy, this test can also be applied to the iPhone 11 Pro. This is the famous notch that caused a lot of ink to flow a few years ago. While Apple persists with the notch containing Face ID technology, Android competitors are stepping up their efforts to offer a full screen, so the notch as seen on the iPhone 11 is now somewhat of a trademark of Apple’s latest iPhone.

We spent a week with this new iPhone 11 Pro Max, it’s time to share our feedback.

The Features

This year, the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max offer you these technical features:

  iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max
Screen – Super Retina XDR
– 5.8 inch
– Definition 1125×2436
– Density 458 dpi
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– DCI-P3
– 800 nits (1200 nits for HDR)
– True Tone
– Haptic Touch
– Notch
– Super Retina XDR
– 6.5 inch
– Resolution 1242×2688
– Density 458 dpi
– Dolby Vision
– HDR10
– DCI-P3
– 800 nits (1200 nits for HDR)
– True Tone
– Haptic Touch
– Notch
Design – Aluminium frame
– Frosted glass back
– IP68
– Aluminium frame
– Frosted glass back
– IP68
SoC and GPU – A13 Bionic
– CPU 20% more powerful than A12
– GPU 20% more powerful than A12
– Up to -40% power consumption
– Learning Machine
– 7nm Burning
– A13 Bionic
– CPU 20% more powerful than A12
– GPU 20% more powerful than A12
– Up to -40% power consumption
– Learning Machine
– 7nm Burning
Memory – 4GB RAM
– 64GB, 256GB or 512GB storage
– No memory expansion
– 4GB RAM
– 64GB, 256GB or 512GB storage
– No memory expansion
Colours – Space Gray
– Gold
– Silver
– Midnight Green
– Space Gray
– Gold
– Silver
– Midnight Green
Camera – Main Sensor 12 MP
– Standard 26mm and Aperture f/1.8
– 2x 12 MP
– Telephoto 2x Sensor 52mm and Aperture F/2.0
– 12 MP
Ultra Wide Angle Sensor – FoV 120° and Aperture F/2.4
– True Tone Flash
– Smart HDR
– Portrait Mode
– Night Mode
– Panorama Mode (63 MP)
– JPEG and HEIF Format
– UltraHD movie capture at up to 60fps
– 8MP still image during recording 4K
– Optical Stabilization
– Slow motion up to 240fps at 1080p

– 12 MP Front Sensor
– Aperture f/2.2
– Portrait Mode
– Animoji and Memoji
– 3D Face Recognition
– Smart HDR
– UltraHD Front Video Capture up to 60fps
– Electronic Stabilization
– Slofie in 1080p at 120fps
– Retina Flash

– Main Sensor 12 MP
– Standard 26mm and Aperture f/1.8
– 2x 12 MP
– Telephoto 2x Sensor 52mm and Aperture F/2.0
– 12 MP
Ultra Wide Angle Sensor – FoV 120° and Aperture F/2.4
– True Tone Flash
– Smart HDR
– Portrait Mode
– Night Mode
– Panorama Mode (63 MP)
– JPEG and HEIF Format
– UltraHD movie capture at up to 60fps
– 8MP still image while recording 4K
– Optical Stabilization
– Slow motion up to 240fps at 1080p

– 12 MP Front Sensor
– Aperture f/2.2
– Portrait Mode
– Animoji and Memoji
– 3D Face Recognition
– Smart HDR
– UltraHD Front Video Capture up to 60fps
– Electronic Stabilization
– Slofie in 1080p at 120fps
– Retina Flash

Audio
stereo speaker – Dolby Atmos
– Dolby Digital Plus
– No 3.5mm jack plugs

stereo speaker – Dolby Atmos
– Dolby Digital Plus
– No 3.5mm jack plugs
Battery – 3190 mAh
– Fast Charging 18W (50% in 35 min)
– Lightning Port
– USB 2.0
– Fast Wireless Charging 10W
– 3969 mAh
– Fast Charging 18W (50% in 35 min)
– Lightning Port
– USB 2.0
– Fast Wireless Charging 10W
Connectivity – Face ID
– Bluetooth 5.0
– WiFi 6
– 1x nano-SIM
– 1x eSIM
– 4G LTE
– Face ID
– Bluetooth 5.0
– WiFi 6
– 1x nano-SIM
– 1x eSIM
– 4G LTE
Software – iOS 13.1 – iOS 13.1
Size and Weight – 144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm
– 188g
– 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm
– 226g
Price 1159 € (64GB)
1329 € (256GB)
1559 € (512GB)
1259 € (64GB)
1429 € (256GB)
1659 € (512GB)
Availability Date September 20, 2019 September 20, 2019

As for the previous iPhone, still no external memory port. If last year, we saluted the 64GB version, we’re in 2019 and it’s starting to limit. Then, unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t offer a 128GB version and switches directly to the 256GB version, which makes the price go up very quickly. For those in need of space, there is also the 512GB version with a super premium price to say the least. On the packaging side, we find the eternal rectangular boxes in the colors of the iPhone 11 Pro. Inside, there is of course the iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, the EarPods Lightning earphones (in a small cardboard box), a Lightning/USB-C cable, an 18W USB-C charger and instructions for first use.

A great classic in itself, but we will finally note the presence of a real fast charger, which is a change from the simple 5W charger of previous years. And like last year, there is no more jack/Lighting adapter in the box, it’s only 9 euros but still.

Count respectively from 1159€/1259€ excluding subscription for the 64Go version, 1329€/1429€ for the 256Go version and 1559€/1659€ for the 512Go version.