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zehcnassurfero

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I've been thinking about what my iPhone X heats up from summer as soon as I start running a game or use it a little more than the account. The battery discharges to me depends on that very fast, and my battery has degenerated by 11% since December ... I am considering switching to 11 for several reasons, somewhat larger screen, much better autonomy, they say that OLEDs also get hotter, better processor, ultra-angular cameras and night mode.

Someone that have the 11, have you noticed so warming? And how is autonomy going after a few weeks of use?
 

Freakonomics101

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I've been thinking about what my iPhone X heats up from summer as soon as I start running a game or use it a little more than the account. The battery discharges to me depends on that very fast, and my battery has degenerated by 11% since December ... I am considering switching to 11 for several reasons, somewhat larger screen, much better autonomy, they say that OLEDs also get hotter, better processor, ultra-angular cameras and night mode.

Someone that have the 11, have you noticed so warming? And how is autonomy going after a few weeks of use?

Autonomy class is going pretty well but kind of overwhelmed with the homework I have right now. It is indeed making me feel quite degenerated, but not by 11%.

Sorry, had to.

But if you don’t mind giving up 3D Touch and OLED, I’d go for it. Battery life will be significantly better along with the camera.
 

makzr

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I‘m using an iPhone X and bought an iPhone 11.

The 11 gets hot under load too ... cannot say that it is much cooler.

Btw I will switch back to the X. The 11 feels like a downgrade to me. The screen is really worse (not the resolution, but everything else).
 

mantan

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I‘m using an iPhone X and bought an iPhone 11.

The 11 gets hot under load too ... cannot say that it is much cooler.

Btw I will switch back to the X. The 11 feels like a downgrade to me. The screen is really worse (not the resolution, but everything else).

What bothered you most about the screen? I'm debating an 11 because my 64 gig X is out of space and i just don't see $400 extra in the 256 gig 11 Pro....
 

makzr

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What bothered you most about the screen? I'm debating an 11 because my 64 gig X is out of space and i just don't see $400 extra in the 256 gig 11 Pro....
You can see a gap between the glass and the panel (like with the iPads). That’s annoying me.
But even worse: it‘s reflecting light like hell ... it‘s completely unusable outside in the sun.
The OLED panel of my X is much better here!
 

zehcnassurfero

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You can see a gap between the glass and the panel (like with the iPads). That’s annoying me.
But even worse: it‘s reflecting light like hell ... it‘s completely unusable outside in the sun.
The OLED panel of my X is much better here!

Is it unusable outside? But it have the same bright as the iPhone X
 

Sir Ruben

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I upgraded from X to Pro if this is any use to you. After using the Pro for a while I like the improved battery life and camera system, but aside from that there is very little difference. The screen to me looks roughly the same as the X, the sound doesn't really seem improved to be honest (Dolby Atmos LOL) and everything else is pretty much exactly the same. If it weren't for my wife having my X as an upgrade to her 7 I would have just stuck with it for another year.

So, if that's the Pro, I would imagine the standard 11 is even less of an upgrade. I think its worth the upgrade if you have an 8 or lower.
 
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dexterie

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I got the 11, coming from the X. What I can say is that I find it a bit bigger, but nothing I wasn't expecting. What i didn't expect is that now I use the phone a lot more. The OLED was giving me some headaches (didn't think this could actually be an issue).

I'm very pleased with the upgrade. I don't mind the LCD display (as I explain above) and the camera upgrade itself is worth it. I haven't noticed any abnormal heat issues...and I've tried to push it with video editing and export.

Also: I can't understand what kind of "gap" people can see.. the display is laminated!
 
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makzr

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Is it unusable outside? But it have the same bright as the iPhone X
It‘s not the brightness, it‘s the glare!
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I got the 11, coming from the X. What I can say is that I find it a bit bigger, but nothing I wasn't expecting. What i didn't expect is that now I use the phone a lot more. The OLED was giving me some headaches (didn't think this could actually be an issue).

I'm very pleased with the upgrade. I don't mind the LCD display (as I explain above) and the camera upgrade itself is worth it. I haven't noticed any abnormal heat issues...and I've tried to push it with video editing and export.

Also: I can't understand what kind of "gap" people can see.. the display is laminated!
Look at the notch, then tilt the iPhone. You can see the gap vetween the notch and the panel.
 

Nbd1790

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I have an X. Upgraded to the 11 Pro when I walked into an Apple Store launch week and they had them in stock. I wound up returning the 11 Pro because aside from the cameras, I didn't see much of a difference. They talked about substantially better battery life, but didn't see a HUGE difference between that and my 2 year old X. The camera was unquestionably better, but I didn't view it as $1200 better. If your X is falling apart for some reason, I would tell you to get an 11. The 11 pro wasn't really worth it to me and I'm holding out for next year. But, if you absolutely need a new phone now, save yourself the money and get an 11. See what comes out next year and see if the upgrade would be worth it for a 2020 model.
 

Voodoofreak

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I upgraded from X to 11 for very similar reasons OP stated. Initially I had gotten a 11 Pro but returned it because I didn’t feel satisfied with the price tag. Almost got the feeling I was holding the same device.

You will definitely notice a difference in display. You are now used to OLED and going back to LCD will take a week or so for adjustment.

I game heavily on my iPhone (injustice 2, cod mobile, NARUTO, mkx mobile) so yes...it does get hot but nothing more than my X did.

Performance wise, you will love this phone.

Regarding size, that’s the second major adjustment you will need to make. The phone is thicker...which is more bothersome than it being wider.
 
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fsumom

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I got the 11, coming from the X. What I can say is that I find it a bit bigger, but nothing I wasn't expecting. What i didn't expect is that now I use the phone a lot more. The OLED was giving me some headaches (didn't think this could actually be an issue).

I'm very pleased with the upgrade. I don't mind the LCD display (as I explain above) and the camera upgrade itself is worth it. I haven't noticed any abnormal heat issues...and I've tried to push it with video editing and export.

Also: I can't understand what kind of "gap" people can see.. the display is laminated!
Does your 11 get warm on the back? I first noticed my new 11 running a bit hot during the initial set up but thought that it may just be because the phone was being pushed hard. However, I’ve been using it all morning and there have been a couple of times during backing up files on Google photos where it got noticeably warmer on the back. It’s mostly on the right side by the camera.
 
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Arcontia

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I upgraded from X to Pro if this is any use to you. After using the Pro for a while I like the improved battery life and camera system, but aside from that there is very little difference. The screen to me looks roughly the same as the X, the sound doesn't really seem improved to be honest (Dolby Atmos LOL) and everything else is pretty much exactly the same. If it weren't for my wife having my X as an upgrade to her 7 I would have just stuck with it for another year.

So, if that's the Pro, I would imagine the standard 11 is even less of an upgrade. I think its worth the upgrade if you have an 8 or lower.

it completely depends on the user. I upgraded from an Xs and I feel a huge difference that was absolutely worth it.

The all day battery you can actually rely on to get you through the day with heavy-duty use, whereas the Xs buckled and was hopeless in battery life. Night Mode and Ultra Wide in the redesigned camera app interface are actually revolutionary new and a huge difference that was worth it to me - I’m a mobile photography guy so yes. Both of these open up new opportunities for me that weren’t there on my Xs. And then other little things like improved speakers, the brighter display with better contrast ratio etc.

Plus as a quiet side effect, getting to pick a new colour (this years Space Grey they really got right, matches MacBook Pro Space Grey) and the frosted glass finish is truly a real treat to hold in your hands.
 
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dexterie

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Does your 11 get warm on the back? I first noticed my new 11 running a bit hot during the initial set up but thought that it may just be because the phone was being pushed hard. However, I’ve been using it all morning and there have been a couple of times during backing up files on Google photos where it got noticeably warmer on the back. It’s mostly on the right side by the camera.

i haven’t noticed anything special. Got warm when I first started it (guess it was indexing and so on) or after a long video shoot or so
 
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rich32gb5s

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I have an X. Upgraded to the 11 Pro when I walked into an Apple Store launch week and they had them in stock. I wound up returning the 11 Pro because aside from the cameras, I didn't see much of a difference. They talked about substantially better battery life, but didn't see a HUGE difference between that and my 2 year old X. The camera was unquestionably better, but I didn't view it as $1200 better. If your X is falling apart for some reason, I would tell you to get an 11. The 11 pro wasn't really worth it to me and I'm holding out for next year. But, if you absolutely need a new phone now, save yourself the money and get an 11. See what comes out next year and see if the upgrade would be worth it for a 2020 model.
I compared my X with a new 11 over the weekend and found a lot of the time that the images from the 11 although brighter had less detail. One photo I took was worryingly worse.
 

fsumom

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I compared my X with a new 11 over the weekend and found a lot of the time that the images from the 11 although brighter had less detail. One photo I took was worryingly worse.

That’s surprising. I’ve never had the X but my 11 takes awesome pictures. Then again, I was satisfied with the camera on my 8+.
 

teknikal90

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I upgraded from X to Pro if this is any use to you. After using the Pro for a while I like the improved battery life and camera system, but aside from that there is very little difference. The screen to me looks roughly the same as the X, the sound doesn't really seem improved to be honest (Dolby Atmos LOL) and everything else is pretty much exactly the same. If it weren't for my wife having my X as an upgrade to her 7 I would have just stuck with it for another year.

So, if that's the Pro, I would imagine the standard 11 is even less of an upgrade. I think its worth the upgrade if you have an 8 or lower.
This is very helpful thank you
 

zehcnassurfero

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Does your 11 get warm on the back? I first noticed my new 11 running a bit hot during the initial set up but thought that it may just be because the phone was being pushed hard. However, I’ve been using it all morning and there have been a couple of times during backing up files on Google photos where it got noticeably warmer on the back. It’s mostly on the right side by the camera.

When I play Brawl Stars in less than one minute, my iPhone 11 is so warm
 
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Ramchi

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I have got iPhone 11 128 GB, coming from Note 9 512 GB AMOLED QHD. Display was horrible in the first few days of using it. Getting used to downgraded LCD panel but comparing my Mate 20 Pro display is great injustice! But give yourself time for getting used to LCD if you come from AMOLED or iPhone X or Xs. For me the display looks great outdoors than under light or indoors! Not sure if this is something to do with my eye sight!

Otherwise, the camera looks good and I tried the cameras of Pro Max, except that it is displayed great on the screen, I find cameras comparable and same between two editions.

Real life performance is good but iOS sort of behind my M20P in terms of UI, smooth experience, loading apps and websites, Safari seems to be tad slower compared to Edge (MR site as example). Battery life is great and for my use it can come for two days.

I don’t use stock mail app instead use Outlook which again provides great experience in iPhone 11.

Dual SIM works great but WhatsApp integration with iOS is not great like that in Android, useful features like sharing images with caption is not available out of the box.

I could use my Samsung wireless fast charging pad for wireless charging, IP rating gives confidence while dealing with wet situations. Face ID works great but as a bike rider finding direction while on the ride becomes inconvenient as I need remove my gear for Face ID or use PIN for unlocking. Never used Siri so far.

wifi and LTE cell coverage decent in my place.

This is a great value for money considering the following:-

1. I bought iPhone 7+ 128 few years back which costed me quite a bit more than iPhone 11 considering various upgrades like wireless charging, IP rating, bigger RAM, flagship processor, bigger screen, colour options, bigger battery, WiFi 6.0, Dual SIM etc..
2. iPhones Pro Max 256 GB which I considered buying is almost twice the cost of iPhone 11 128 GB, which made my decision easier. iPhone 11 matches all specs except for the screen, larger battery and additional Telephoto camera
3. Without 5G the this mobile goes for upgrade situations sooner than later; hence cost of buying expensive models do not make a wise decision since resale value will go down steeper for expensive ones
 
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I have got iPhone 11 128 GB, coming from Note 9 512 GB AMOLED QHD. Display was horrible in the first few days of using it. Getting used to downgraded LCD panel but comparing my Mate 20 Pro display is great injustice! But give yourself time for getting used to LCD if you come from AMOLED or iPhone X or Xs. For me the display looks great outdoors than under light or indoors! Not sure if this is something to do with my eye sight!

Otherwise, the camera looks good and I tried the cameras of Pro Max, except that it is displayed great on the screen, I find cameras comparable and same between two editions.

Real life performance is good but iOS sort of behind my M20P in terms of UI, smooth experience, loading apps and websites, Safari seems to be tad slower compared to Edge (MR site as example). Battery life is great and for my use it can come for two days.

I don’t use stock mail app instead use Outlook which again provides great experience in iPhone 11.

Dual SIM works great but WhatsApp integration with iOS is not great like that in Android, useful features like sharing images with caption is not available out of the box.

I could use my Samsung wireless fast charging pad for wireless charging, IP rating gives confidence while dealing with wet situations. Face ID works great but as a bike rider finding direction while on the ride becomes inconvenient as I need remove my gear for Face ID or use PIN for unlocking. Never used Siri so far.

wifi and LTE cell coverage decent in my place.

This is a great value for money considering the following:-

1. I bought iPhone 7+ 128 few years back which costed me quite a bit more than iPhone 11 considering various upgrades like wireless charging, IP rating, bigger RAM, flagship processor, bigger screen, colour options, bigger battery, WiFi 6.0, Dual SIM etc..
2. iPhones Pro Max 256 GB which I considered buying is almost twice the cost of iPhone 11 128 GB, which makes my decision easier. iPhone 11 matches all specs except for the screen, larger battery and additional Telephoto camera
3. Without 5G the this mobile goes for upgrade situations sooner than later; hence cost of buying expensive models do not make a wise decision since resale value will go down steeper for expensive ones
Excellent analysis. Regarding number 3, you are correct. I help mitigate that by selling it a couple weeks before the keynote to close that gap. I have a back up device, an iPhone 7 Plus with 128gb, that I use until the new ones hit the shelves. I also make sure to backup all my stuff but set up the 7 plus as new until I restore everything on the new phone
 
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