iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: How Do They Compare?

By Michael Grothaus •  Updated: 09/11/19 •  5 min read

Apple’s newest flagship phones have just been announced. This year the flagship will be known as the iPhone 11. However, there will be THREE models of the new iPhone–the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone 11 is taking the place of the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 Pro series is taking the place of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Let’s take a closer look at the smaller of the phones below.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro Quick Comparison

iPhone 11iPhone 11 Pro & Pro Max

Display:
  • Liquid Retina HD display
  • 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all-screen
  • LCD Multi-Touch display
  • 1792‑by‑828‑pixel resolution 
Display:
  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 5.8‑in or 6.5-inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED
  • Multi‑Touch display HDR display
  • 2436‑by‑1125-pixel resolution
CPU: A13 Bionic chip, Third‑generation Neural EngineCPU: A13 Bionic chip, Third‑generation Neural Engine
Camera:
  • Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
  • 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 5x Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects 
  • Optical image stabilization (Wide)
Camera:
  • Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras 
  • Telephoto: 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects
  • Optical image stabilization (Wide)
Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 265GBCapacity: 64GB, 265GB, 512GB 
Price: Starts $699Price: $999 (iPhone 11 Pro); $1099 (iPhone Pro Max)
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Design

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro with its matte glass back and steel frame steals the show.

Displays

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – Without a doubt, the iPhone 11 Pro wins the day here.

CPU/Processor

Winner? Draw – both phones use the same chipset.

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Camera

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – That triple-lens puts the dual-lens to shame.

Storage Options

Battery Life

Winner? Draw – Both will get around the same battery life.

Price

Pre-Order Details For iPhone 11 Range

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Verdict?

2019’s iPhones are clearly all about the camera. Give that, it’s clear the winner here is the iPhone 11 Pro. It features that sweet triple-lens rear camera system with a 12MP wide-angle, ultra wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, triple optical image stabilisation, optical zoom, and 4K video recording.

The iPhone 11 Pro also features OLED displays, versus the iPhone 11’s LCD display. This means your screen is just going to look better on the 11 Pro. While each model will feature the same A13 processor and wireless charging, the iPhone 11 Pro wins thanks to its camera, display, and better industrial design.

Another option worth considering, however, is picking up a newer refurbished iPhone – something like the iPhone X or iPhone XR, which you can get for 40% less than retail via Gazelle, our #1 pick for refurbished iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: Full Specs

Here are the specs for the iPhone 11:

And here are the specs for the iPhone 11 Pro:

And if you wanna know more about what Apple’s new iPhones will be like, check out our Guide To The iPhone 11 Range: Pro, Pro Max & Standard… 

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Michael Grothaus

Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering tech on KnowYourMobile for the best part of 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted as one of the best novels about Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Michael is also a writer at other publications including VICE and Fast Company.
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