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Updated January 10, 2024·

Choosing between the Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 13 depends on your priorities. If camera quality is a priority, the iPhone 13 will provide you with better photo and video quality overall, and it also supports HDR video recording. For display, the iPhone 13 has a higher screen quality with OLED technology, providing more vivid colors and deeper blacks compared to the iPhone 11's LCD screen. However, if keeping costs down is more important to you, the iPhone 11 is significantly less expensive while still offering decent camera capabilities and a similar screen size. Battery life is comparable on both models, and both have wireless charging capabilities. Keep in mind that the iPhone 13 has a more recent and faster processor, which could lead to better long-term performance. Both models lack a headphone jack and are similar in size and weight. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 11
  • The Apple iPhone 11 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 13.
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 13
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
  • Very good performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.6
iPhone 11
iPhone 13
7.7
The Apple iPhone 13 has good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 11 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.2
iPhone 11
iPhone 13
7.5
The Apple iPhone 13 takes good photos, while the Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

6.8
iPhone 11
iPhone 13
8.0
The Apple iPhone 13 takes very good videos, while the Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair videos.

Cost

$271
iPhone 11
iPhone 13
$629
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The Apple iPhone 11 has a price of $271 and the Apple iPhone 13 costs $629.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 11
iPhone 13
7.1 Hours
The Apple iPhone 11 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 13 has 7.1 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 11 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Apple iPhone 13 is 6.1 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 11 and the Apple iPhone 13 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 13
Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 13

GENERAL

Price
$271
$629
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 20, 2019September 24, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.1"
Resolution
1792 x 8282532 x 1170
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326460
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A13A15
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.7/107.7/10
Photos Score
6.2/107.5/10
Videos Score
6.8/108.1/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 Hours7.1 Hours
Battery Capacity
3110 mAh3240 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.94" x 2.98"5.78" x 2.81"
Weight
6.84 oz6.14 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Black, White, Green, Purple, Red, YellowBlue, Pink, Midnight, Starlight, Green, Red
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 11

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2021
"The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people. The cameras are very good, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode for better low-light performance. This device also has IP68-rated water resistance, which means that it can withstand 2 meters of water for 30 minutes, and is one of the best waterproof phones out there."

Apple iPhone 13

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James Peckham | September 2022
"The iPhone 13 isn’t a game changer for Apple’s series of smartphones, but it’s an important iteration that offers better battery life, a better processor and an upgraded camera setup than iPhones that have gone before it. If you’re looking for a fast and capable smartphone, and don’t need the extra features of the pricier Pro model, this is a top choice."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

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