Which iPhone Should I Buy Between the iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro?

There are so many iPhones to choose from, and none of them are really a bad choice. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Most people are able to narrow things down to a certain generation, but even from there you have choices to make. For example, once you decide on an iPhone 11, you still need to decide between the 11, 11 Pro, or the 11 Pro Max. If you eliminate the Pro Max just from a pricing perspective, you’re still left with two choices. 

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When it comes to narrowing down the exact phone to get, it really comes down to personal choice. That being said, we’re here to help make that personal choice a little easier. Like a really good friend you turn to for advice. 


While they look similar, the two phones are made of different materials. The iPhone 11 is made with an aluminum frame and has glass for the front and back. The iPhone 11 Pro has a stainless steel frame, but still has glass on the front and back. The back of the phone has a premium matte finish. 


If you’re looking to stream a lot on your phone, then the display is probably important. The iPhone 11’s screen is a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD LCD Display with true-to-life colours. On the other hand, the iPhone 11 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, which is sharper, brighter in the sunlight, and can display a bit more detail. Both are great displays, but the Pro is a bit better. 


From a performance standpoint, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro share the same internal workings. They each have Apple A13 Bionic Chip—which they claim is the fastest CPU ever in a smartphone. This means whether you go for the 11 or 11 Pro, you’re not missing out on any performance features. They all work the same. 

Battery Life

Apple rates the iPhone 11 for up to 17 hours of offline video playback, 10 hours of streaming video over Wi-Fi, and 65 hours of audio playback per full charge. The iPhone 11 Pro has 18 hours of offline video playback, 11 hours of streaming video over Wi-Fi, and 65 hours of audio playback per full charge. Ultimately, you’re getting a little more juice with the 11 Pro, but nothing monumental. 


This is where you can really see the divide between the two models. Both phones have spectacular cameras, but with the iPhone 11 Pro you’re getting an extra camera. The iPhone 11 has a dual 12-megapixel camera system, with wide and ultra wide lenses. It also has the Night Mode option and Portrait Mode (among other features). 

The iPhone 11 Pro has the same two cameras as the 11, but also has a third telephoto lens plus image stabilization, optical zoom, and digital zoom features. The 11 Pro’s photo abilities far outrank the 11’s, so if you’re looking for a device to take some stellar pictures then your choice is clear. 

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Okay, so this one is a bit of a superficial problem, but the iPhone 11 has more colour options for your device than the 11 Pro. If you’re someone who loves making a statement with your phone colour, then it might be worth getting the iPhone 11. 

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Both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are great choices, but the choice comes down to what matters to you most. You can see a full list of comparisons on the Apple website, where you can compare the two devices side by side.

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