Some initial thoughts on the iPhone 11 Pro

So I’m on day five of using a midnight green iPhone 11 Pro and wanted to share my thoughts so far.

The colour

I wasn’t sure about going for Midnight Green this year after using and really liking Silver last year. After this short period I’m glad I went for this colour, it’s hard to see unless there is some light hitting it and there’s a side effect of having a coating on the sides – it adds some grip. It’s a nice colour and looks great with dark mode. The only thing that might bother me is if this coating comes off over time. It didn’t when I had a space grey X.

Using without a case

The matte back doesn’t add any grip on hand but feels (and looks) great. I always loved the look of a matte coating on the back of the iPhone and now I have it without using a skin. I have played with using the yellow leather case but it wears so dirty that I’m returning it. I hate this term but I’ll use “Apple care as my case” for now. I’m going to pick up a silicone Apple case though to have just incase I’m off to the beach or somewhere I know it’ll get scratched up. Oh and the matte finish adds enough texture to stop it sliding off surfaces, like my sofa!

Camera

Wow, this camera is amazing. Where I’ve noticed it the most is indoor shots in room lighting. This tends to be where I get the majority of my family (including our cat) pics and comparing the images against ones I took on the X and XS it isn’t even comparable. Night mode kicks in and brightens those shots up where it needs to. Outside I’m seeing better dynamic range with the improved smart HDR feature. I’m using zoom less and trying to figure out ultra wide but I’m sure this will change when the novelty of a new lens wears off.

Battery

I work from home so unless I’m on a client site I don’t get bothered by battery particularly but have noticed I’m charging less.

Screen

To be honest I’m not seeing a difference in day to day use.

Loss of 3D Touch

I definitely miss it but it’s not bothering me much to be honest. The only two places are moving the cursor around (now you need to tap and hold the space bar) and rearranging apps on the home screen seems slower.

Should you upgrade?

If the camera is important to you then yes, if you go for either the 11 or 11 Pro then you won’t be disappointed.