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Original poster
Sep 25, 2012
I tend to prefer smaller phones, so the 11 Pro Max is out of the question. It's definitely too big for me.

However, the decision between 11 and 11 Pro is a tough one. I like the slightly smaller form factor of the 11 Pro. However, it's also several hundred dollars more expensive. So I'm asking myself if it's worth forking out this much more on a slightly smaller form factor. Unless it's not slightly smaller? - What's everybody's take on the size difference between the two?

This is really what it boils down to. I can't believe that I have to pay more to get less (in terms of size). All other advantages or improvements of the Pro are completely meaningless to me. I'm not sure if I can handle the 11's bigger size. Then again, it's much cheaper.


macrumors 68030
Sep 16, 2016
So Calif
I have an Xs Max and it's the same size as the 11 Pro Max - have gotten used to the Max; but in my hands, the smaller XR/11 is better to keep one handed grip.
That's why I got the 11 to replace my 7+.

Plus, the extra $300 was not worth it in my case as I don't do any heavy duty photographing with the phone.
I still use a DLSR for that type of work...


macrumors 68030
Jan 29, 2008
I’ve just gone from X to XR and it’s a little bigger but not that much. If you don’t need/want the cameras and OLED then save your money and get the 11


macrumors 6502a
Oct 4, 2005
I like the 11 pro because the fonts are bigger than the non pro. Real visual fonts are too small on 11 in my opinion.


macrumors member
Sep 15, 2016
Def the iPhone 11 unless you really want telephoto and slightly bigger battery plus OLED. I started out with the Max and while it was nice and big, it wasnt fully optimized and just a lot of extra space not being used. The XR/11 is perfect size, not to mention excellent battery. I am def getting the 11 now due to having the ultra wide angle and 1 hour bump in battery. Yes its not oled and the bezels are a little bigger but I would only get a 256gb Pro Max but no way is it worth 500 more compared to the 749.99 128gb iphone 11 compared to the 1249 256gb. Apple really needs to bump up the starting GB to at least 128. Really Pro and you still start off with 64gb?
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