iPhone 11 Pro Max: This year's extreme iPhone is for camera and battery lovers

CNET | 9/17/2019 | Scott Stein
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The iPhone 11 Pro Max (left) and the iPhone 11 Pro.

Apple never put the "Pro" label on an iPhone the way it does with MacBooks and iPads. But that all changed this year. For Apple's other products, Pro often means better processors and bigger displays. The iPhone 11 Pro has the same processor as the iPhone 11, but its display is better. Apple touts the Pro phones' impressive photo and video chops, but many of those features are also available on the iPhone 11. The only functional benefit is that third camera on the iPhone Pro, which is part of the intimidating three-camera array on the back of the iPhone 11 Pro phones. The iPhone 11 doesn't have a third telephoto camera like the Pro does.

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The best iPhone this year is the iPhone 11 Pro, but it's mostly because it has a full package of slightly better antennas, a better battery, a higher-quality OLED display, that added telephoto camera and an 18-watt charger in the box. (That charger should have been included with the iPhone 11 too.) But in most instances, except for that camera, I'm not sure I'd need it. I felt the same way last year when I compared the iPhone XR with the iPhone XS.

After trying both Pro phones for a week, here are my thoughts.

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Watch this: iPhone 11: 3 phones, reviewed. Which do you choose?

What price and size?

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Going with the 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch 11 Pro is just about picking screen size, with the larger one also having more pixels, for anyone who needs the phone as a good monitor for photos and video. The larger Pro should get roughly an extra hour of battery, too, but stay tuned for battery tests. Going larger costs an extra $100. I prefer the 5.8-inch one for its...
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