At the Apple event, we expected so much, especially from the iPhone 11. Well, I wouldn’t say I was totally disappointed about the whole event, but I was, with the AppleArcade especially. The iPhone 11 line up too, did so little to impress me. Funny thing is, everything Apple announced (except the warranty) about its iPhone 11 are already on Android phones. In fact, there are a number of reasons why Google Pixel 4 will be better.
You should know, iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be replacing the iPhone X line. To me, there is actually nothing special about the iPhone11. I think its true when people say, “Apple’s innovations are always behind Android. Even though the company started the dual-camera trend in Smartphones, they seem to always lag in doling out exciting innovations.
Android has all the iPhone 11 features already
- It has a triple camera that is already being featured in Android phones. In fact, my very humble Samsung Galaxy A50 has a triple camera, and they aren’t a joke. The Huawei’s P20 Pro also has triple cams since April last year. In fact, the set up of the iPhone 11 cameras is just like that of LG’s V40 ThinQ (wide, ultra-wide and zoom sensors). Just in case you don’t know, there are already Android phones with Quad cameras and even high megapixels (talking of 64mps and 108mps already). The Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro has 4 rear cameras, and the major one of them has 64mp, while there is a 20mp front camera. and it’s just $195.
- It has a night mode, but Google, Samsung, and Huawei have it since a while back. Google has been doing pretty good with night photography for some time now, while Samsung and Huawei recently joined the race. And these guys aren’t kidding.
- The new iPhones have water resistance, OLED screens, AI-enhanced camera, etc. For real, the Tecno Camon 11 Pro I used last year had an AI-enhanced camera. Water-resistance (reliable one) had been on Samsung Galaxy S5 (If I’m not mistaken).
- It does not even have reverse wireless charging. The reverse wireless charging tech, according to Apple, does not meet the standard. Hence, they wouldn’t be having it on the iPhone 11. Hey! This tech works fine on Samsung phone and Huawei. Well, maybe cos Apple’s “standard” is more than that of these companies. You and I know that Samsung is also no joke in the phone industry though.
- Is it the RAM or the ROM? There are Android phones with elephantine RAM space already. ROM? I repeat, my Samsung Galaxy A50 has 128gb ROM, and I didn’t break the bank to get it, as I would if I needed to get the iPhone 11
The 2020 iPhones are another factor to consider
Why should you hurry to buy the iPhone 11(s) when 2020 is just around the corner. The iPhone 11 line up is merely to replace the iPhone X, in my opinion. In fact, Apple confirmed that they wouldn’t be producing some of the older iPhones again. And according to reports, the 2020 versions of the iPhone are around the corner, and the designs are superb.
If these are around the corner, why not chill. Bask in the joy of using the iPhone X and wait till the next ones. There is nothing special about the iPhone 11 for now. Well, if it becomes available and we get hands on it, and it’s cooler than expected, then we reel about it. However, standing on what Apple announced at the event, there is no reason why you should buy it. As a statement of fact, I envisage Google Pixel 4 to be better (It has features that Android phones don’t have yet). iPhones are always pretty behind Android in innovation, but if you are itching to lay hands on a new iPhone (because it’s Apple – the branding is their selling point), wait till next year.
One thing though, the iOS 13 seems pretty awesome, just as any OS that comes from Apple always is. But, if we boil down the choice to hardware and features, forget about the iPhone 11.