iPhone 11 Iphone 11 vs XS... what say you?

GreenPea

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Last year I bought the Iphone XR and returned it for the XS. But I really sort of liked the idea of the XR (after I returned it). I currently have the Iphone XS which I like; HOWEVER, I really have an itch to go get the Iphone11 in white. My main reasons are the battery life, screen size, and new A13 chip to stay current. I know the Iphone 11 screen quality is not as good as the XS but I don't mind the difference. But which phone has the better camera or is the difference marginal? Is the XS camera really that much better than the IP11? What are some of your thoughts? Thanks
 
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Orange Turtle

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That's my dilemma. If I already owned the XS, I wouldn't even consider the upgrade. Stay with what you have and see what comes out next year. I unfortunately have to make a decision as I am upgrading from an 8. Just not sure if it's better to go for a used XS or a new 11. For you though, stay put- save the money and be ready for next year.
 
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Cybiker

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Last year I bought the Iphone XR and returned it for the XS. But I really sort of liked the idea of the XR (after I returned it). I currently have the Iphone XS which I like; HOWEVER, I really have an itch to go get the Iphone11 in white. My main reasons are the battery life, screen size, and new A13 chip to stay current. I know the Iphone 11 screen quality is not as good as the XS but I don't mind the difference. But which phone has the better camera or is the difference marginal? Is the XS camera really that much better than the IP11? What are some of your thoughts? Thanks
iPhone 11 will have a better camera especially in low light. You’ll lose 2x telephoto but gain ultrawide.
 

scubatopy

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We cannot really define a 52 mm lens as "telephoto" - on my reflex I have a 400mm f/5.6L and even in some sport events it's not enough powerful. Therefore the benefit in real life you can have with a 52mm is limited. Instead, a 13 mm lens is somewhat a "pro" feature, very useful to take stunning pics on visits (churches, monuments, wide areas, crowds of people) and to improve the quality of your memories.
On my personal opinion they did the right thing to prioritize the ultrawide on iphone 11, rather than the 52mm.
Night mode is another important factor, as the most relevant competitors are aligned on this.
A13 processor and U1 coprocessor (in the future useful to find objects and so on) are a clear upgrade.
Front camera upgrade to 12 MP is not a killer feature, but may help a bit.
Battery file upgrades definitely.
Screen size is questionable to each of us , depending on personal feeling.
If you can cope with screen quality downgrade and cheaper finish, without regretting the day after, then a change would make sense.