This September 10 was one of the sweetest days for the Apple fan-boys and fan-girls. Why? Because, well, Apple showered them with not one or two but three iPhones — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — Apple Watch Series 5, 7th-gen iPad, and Apple TV+. Where the iPhone 11 is a direct successor to the last year’s iPhone XR. Read our initial review (impression) on the new iPhone 11 and how it stacks with the new serious upgrades like dual cameras.

Highlights

The GoodThe Bad
New and powerful cameras Still Lighting Connector instead of USB Type-C
IP68 water-resistant Ships with 5-watt garbage brick
Fastest processor under the hood Same “Liquid Retina” IPS LCD from iPhone XR
Night Mode steps up photography-game Notch is still there
Improved battery No 5G variant
Fun colors to choose from  

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iPhone 11 Specifications

Display
Size 6.1 inches
Resolution 1792 x 828 pixels
Performance
CPU Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) Apple A13 Bionic, 7nm
RAM 4 GB
Storage
Internal memory 64 GB, 128 GB, 512 GB
MicroSD No
Camera
Primary camera 12MP (wide), f/1.8 + 12MP (ultra-wide), f/2.4
Secondary camera 12MP, f/2.2
Others
Battery Capacity 3,046mAh, Non-removable, 18-watt fast charging
Operating system iOS 13

iPhone 11 looks all-new but same old?

Okay, there is nothing so massive change in design on the fascia, you’ll find the same obtrusive iPhone-ish wide notch at the top, thick bezels on all the sides of the new iPhone 11 and looks identical to the iPhone X and all other iPhones after that. But the back panel has a completely redesigned, new set of dual cameras, housed in matte-finish glass square. I don’t know, those dual cameras sure feel like the Wall-e directly staring.

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On the bottom, there is same ol’, same ol’ disappointing Lighting connector that Apple can’t let go off and a bottom-firing speaker grille side by it.

Speaking of the build quality, the iPhone is all about demonstrating how premium should really feel because the iPhone 11 is cased in toughest dual-glass body and aluminum frame. Besides, the iPhone 11 can survive water up to 2 meters for 30 minutes, thanks to IP68 rating for water resistance. Apple chose to go with the plain naming for the available iPhone 11 color variants and comes in six colors — Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, and White.

Moving on to the iPhone 11’s display, it still measures 6.1-inches with 1792-by-828 resolution and 326 ppi, just like the iPhone XR. And oh, yes, Apple still packed IPS LCD “Liquid Retina” display on the iPhone 11, saving the OLED for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone Pro Max. However, the iPhone 11 comes with the capability to hit 625nits brightness on any sunny day, pretty better than the iPhone XR’s 589 nits.

Cameras, Redefined

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As we said, the camera is the most exciting thing the iPhone 11 sports. The dual cameras housed in the matte-finish glass square are a 12MP standard lens of f/1.8 aperture and another 12MP ultrawide-angle lens of f/2.4 aperture. This additional ultrawide-angle lens will help you to take pretty wide scenic images because of the 120-degree field of view it incorporates.

These new cameras are now more capable and competing with the standard of Google, Samsung and Huawei in terms of the night shots it can take. With the new AI employed when pressing the shutter button for 2-5 seconds, the iPhone 11 will automatically take multiple photos at different exposures and merge them to produce the best shot possible. Also, not to forget the Quad-LED dual-tone flash that aid in the process. Other than that, if you happen to press and hold the shutter button for a little longer, it will take a quick and easy to share a short video instead of shooting images in burst mode. But a thing to notice, you won’t be allowed to use wowing Night Mode while you are on ultrawide-angle mode.

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And ah, the extra camera is also some kind of beneficial in enhancing the portrait shots on the iPhone 11, unlike the earlier iPhone XR which used software aid.

Apple really promoted how the new iPhone 11 can record 4K videos at 60 frames-per-second, but there’s a catch — the in-built Night Mode tweak won’t be any help to make your videos bright at low-light conditions. However, the HDR support and cinematic stabilization can really bring details and smoother motion to videos shot respectively.

iPhone 11 Selfie Cameras: Slofies and Wider Selfies

The front notch that no one loves sports a 12MP selfie camera (improved over 7MP found on iPhone XR) and is now more capable of taking wider selfies. Either you can tap the “wide-angle” button on the camera app or just rotate the device in landscape mode to take wider selfies.

Also, Apple can’t really help themselves naming the things, they just coined a new term “Slofies” which are basically slow-mo selfies shot at 120 frames-per-second. And for the regular videos, the front cameras can shoot sharp 4K videos up to 60 frames-per-second. These selfie shooter does have gyro-EIS enabled for steady videos, which can be godly helpful for vloggers out there.

iPhone 11 Performance: A13 Bionic does the job

This latest 7nm manufactured hexa-core A13 Bionic chipset is the world’s fastest processor you will find on the iPhone 11, which Apple claims it can outperform A12 by 20%. (However, we are yet to see how the next Snapdragon 865 handles this lose.) This chipset is aided by Apple quad-core GPU on graphics part with 4GB RAM on-board (as per reports because Apple never disclosed it) coupled with three storage variants; 64GB, 128GB, and 512GB.

Inside the iPhone 11 packs a 3046mAh battery and as per Apple claims, it can last an hour extra compared to the last year’s iPhone XR. But like Apple does in any typical day, it ships the iPhone 11 with a garbage 5-watt brick when it can really support 18-watt fast charging which can juice it up to 50% in a 30-minutes plug-in. And yes, to feel this power, you will need to buy an extra 18-watt charger separately which will cost you $30 (approx. Rs. 3400).

The new iOS 13 handling the iPhone 11

Apple always has its newest of the software to run the new iPhones every year, and this year is no different. The newest iOS 13 handles the new iPhone 11.

The iOS 13 has brought new features on the table. To name the most impressive one; it’s Dark Mode. With the new Dark Mode on the iPhones, the contents are now no more eye-blinding at night. Other than that, the Photos app is now more advanced with powerful editing tools and can view your photos by “Day, Months and Years”. Not to forget the new features like “Look Around” (which is similar to the Street View on Google Maps), save locations as “Favorites” or “Collections” on Maps app.

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The Siri sounds more natural, you can sign in with Apple ID into third-party accounts, connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth directly from Control Center, improved “Face ID” and a new “Find My” app are some of the other mentionable features you should notice with iOS 13.

Also, the keyboard gets some upgrades too. You can finally use swiping to type like a ninja and add Memoji stickers directly from the keyboard.

Apple iPhone 11 Price in Nepal

The Apple iPhone 11 starts at a price of $699 for a 64GB base model and can go up to $749 for the 128GB variant and $849 for the $128GB model. And this should translate to Apple iPhone 11 price in Nepal for 64GB base model to approximately Rs. 105,000. And similarly, for the 128GB and the 256GB model of Apple iPhone 11 price in Nepal should be Rs. 118,000 and Rs. 130,000 respectively.

iPhone 11 Price in Nepal [Expected]

  • iPhone 11 Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,05,000 (64GB)
  • iPhone 11 Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,18,000 (128GB)
  • iPhone 11 Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,30,000 (256GB)
 

We have no exact date to share when the iPhone 11 hits the Nepali market, but it should be by the end of October.


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