The iPhone is always one of the most important smartphones of the year, always rivaling Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi in the sales charts. In fact, it is also undeniable that Apple smartphones are always brutal machines, capable of offering security in the present but also in the future, thanks to the spectacular support in updates and the rest of the ecosystem.
That is, whether you like or dislike the iPhone, it is a major competitor in the smartphone market!
However, unlike Samsung and Huawei, Apple only launches a range of ‘flagship’ iPhones per year. (Yes, because we will have a new SE budget in 2020). Thus, while Samsung launches the Galaxy S range at the beginning of the year and Galaxy Note range in the summer. Of course, Huawei launches the P range at the beginning of the year, and later the Mate range also in the summer. Apple launches its iPhone in September, and then spends the rest of the year looking at rivals.
So, taking this into account, when about 6 months have passed … Some doubts are beginning to arise in the minds of consumers. Whether it really pays to get your hands on the latest iPhone, or whether it makes more sense to look at the most powerful Androids on the market.
Well, my friends, there is a reason for Apple to only release one iPhone a year… It's just that it doesn't actually need to be renewed after just 6 months. The latest iPhone is still fresh.
(Mini-Review) iPhone 11 Pro: After 6 months, is the apple still good?
So, unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to review the iPhone 11 Pro at the time of its launch.
However, in my opinion, this is not at all negative! Since after having analyzed the Mate 30 Pro, S20 + and more recently S20 Ultra, I think it is brutal to be testing the latest iPhone now, to see whether or not Apple can rival what the Android world has to offer. after 6 months. Spoiler Alert… Yes!
First of all, the iPhone is always a device that gives respect, thanks to its quality of construction and attention to detail. That said, it's obvious that we don't have the super curvature of the Mate 30 Pro here, or the Galaxy S20's 120Hz ‘infinite’ screen. However, we have a proven design, with a full quality screen (made by Samsung), in a body that sits perfectly in the hand, and that above all this, is able to offer a super simple, but extremely powerful software experience.
It is true that the screen of the iPhone 11 Pro Max does not support the 120Hz of the S20 Ultra, not even the 90Hz of the P40 Pro … But honestly, it offers a feeling of speed that is capable of deceiving the most distracted.
Yes, it is also true that we don't have 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM here, in fact, we didn't even find 8GB of this same memory! We only have 4GB (half of the P40 Pro and a third of the S20 Ultra!) But they are 4GB that are really well used, thanks to the fact that Apple controls the software but also the hardware that goes into your devices. Because of this, applications seem more fluid, faster and, above all, more powerful.
Interestingly, it was with the iPhone 6s in 2015 that I learned not to judge the technology by its spec sheet. After all, iOS is a more focused and more efficient operating system compared to any Android on the market, and at the end of the day, it makes all the difference. In fact, this same iPhone 6s is still alive, receiving updates and working every day without any problem … 5 years later!
But if you think that the advantages are only in iOS, you are very mistaken, the iPhone 11 Pro is still a benchmark in performance (with the most powerful SoC on the market), but also in the world of cameras!
Yes, 6 months have passed, but many experts continue to look at the latest iPhone as the most performance package for taking photographs or movies, preferring this smartphone to the traditional king of this department, the Google Pixel.
Of course, the S20 Ultra can offer a more complete kit, just like the Mate 30 Pro, P40 Pro and even the Mi Note 10 that we were pleased to review a few months ago. But you will hardly be able to take a pimple-free photo on the first try, just as you do with the iPhone.
In short, my only fear when buying an iPhone in April 2020, is exactly what could happen next September. After all, this is already the third refresh to the design of the iPhone X, and many are the 'leaks' to point to a major redesign with the iPhone 12 Pro (or just iPhone Pro 2020), with a smaller 'notch', margins almost invisible, as well as a new bet on the rear cameras. That is, I am not even comparing the iPhone with what we have in the Android world, I am comparing it with the next iPhone.
Furthermore, what do you think about all this? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.
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