5 Features to Watch Out for in iPhone 11
The new iPhone 11 is one of the best devices Apple has come up with in recent times. It’s the biggest and fastest iPhone that Apple has ever produced. That said, there are several other aspects that stand out in the latest Apple smartphone that could well make it an industry standard.
Here is a compilation of five of the best features to watch out for in the iPhone 11.
1. A13 Bionic Chip
The new A13 Bionic Chip, together with the third generation neural engine, is at the core of everything that the iPhone 11 does. Apple is already claiming it to be the fastest processor in an iPhone, enhancing the performance of the device by 20 percent.
What is even more impressive is that the capability increment does not come at the cost of battery power. Rather, the new A13 Bionic Chip is 40 percent more power-efficient compared to any other chip the company has ever made. This gives the new iPhone 11 significantly better battery runtimes compared to last year’s model.
2. Spatial Audio/Dolby Atmos
The inclusion of Dolby Atmos and Spatial audio on an iPhone is a first even though competitors have had the feature for some time already. iPhone 11 buyers can look forward to a more optimised sound experience that is akin to a surround sound system. Even though there are just two speakers on an iPhone 11 for the surround sound to make its mark, it performs quite well.
Audio zoom is another nice feature that too is a first to be introduced in an iPhone. It’s one that lets you zoom in on the sound that you want to record more than anything else. In other words, it is sort of a noise cancellation feature as it lets you record the sound you want while leaving out the background noise.
3. Toughest glass protection for the iPhone 11
Apple has also made claims that the new iPhone 11 comes protected by the toughest glass ever. This claim applies to the front and rear glass of the smartphone with the aluminium side holding both the faces together. Not surprisingly, Apple isn’t letting out any specifics or details here, like the kind of glass used or exactly how durable the glass is.
However, independent drop tests on the iPhone 11 have shown favourable results, with the device sustaining even 11-feet-drops in some cases. The tests have been most favourable from hip height, which is the height users are most likely to drop the phone from, like when putting the phone into or pulling it out of the pocket. Unfortunately, drops tests from a height of 11-feet present mixed results at best.
4. Improved water resistance (IP68)
This is one feature that brings the new iPhone 11 on par with its competitors. The IP68 rating should be reassuring in that it will lead to the phone being resistant to water and dust seepage. Apple has clarified that this rating is good enough for accidental splashes and spills but not complete submergence for an extended period of time.
Specifically, the iPhone 11 Pro can remain underwater for 30 minutes up to 4 metres and still survive. That’s twice the depth an iPhone 11 will be safe at and should be good for a brief dip in the pool if it’s absolutely necessary. For all practical purposes, it’s best to keep the iPhone 11 away from direct contact with water and dust as much as possible.
5. New night mode
The Night Mode on the iPhone 11 is a result of new hardware such as a wide-angle lens along with machine learning tech and the A13 chip’s Neural Engine to back it up. The new iPhone 11 Pro models are able to shoot amazing images even in relatively darker conditions.
What is also significant is that the night mode images offer a perfect balance of light and dark so that the subjects are bright enough while still retaining the shades to make it seem the images have indeed been shot at night. With the night mode engaged, the camera takes several images at intervals, with the A13 chip combining the best images and leaving out the blurry ones to produce the best shot possible.