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Updated January 10, 2024·

If the camera is a priority, the iPhone 15 offers significantly better quality for both photos and videos compared to the iPhone 11, but it is pricier. On the other hand, while the iPhone 11 has a more modest camera, it might suit your needs if you're looking to save money. The iPhone 15 also has a brighter OLED screen, which can display more vibrant colors, compared to the LCD screen of the iPhone 11. Additionally, the iPhone 15 has a longer battery life and supports 5G, which can make a difference if you need faster connectivity and longer times between charges. Both have the same screen size, so your preference here would be based on quality and battery life rather than size. If longevity and better performance are important to you and you are willing to invest more, the iPhone 15 stands out as a better option; if budget is your main concern, the iPhone 11 still holds up as a reliable device. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 11
  • The Apple iPhone 11 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 15.
Advantages of the Apple iPhone 15
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Excellent for recording videos
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good display quality
  • Best in class performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.6
iPhone 11
iPhone 15
8.6
The Apple iPhone 15 has very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone 11 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.2
iPhone 11
iPhone 15
8.5
The Apple iPhone 15 takes very good photos, while the Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

6.8
iPhone 11
iPhone 15
9.1
The Apple iPhone 15 takes excellent videos, while the Apple iPhone 11 takes only fair videos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 11
iPhone 15
8.0 Hours
The Apple iPhone 11 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone 15 has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$271
iPhone 11
iPhone 15
$829
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The Apple iPhone 11 has a price of $271 and the Apple iPhone 15 costs $829.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 11 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Apple iPhone 15 is 6.1 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 11 and the Apple iPhone 15 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 15
Apple iPhone 11Apple iPhone 15

GENERAL

Price
$271
$829
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 20, 2019September 22, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.1"
Resolution
1792 x 8282556 x 1179
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326461
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A13A16
Internal Storage
64 GB128 GB
RAM
4 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.7/108.7/10
Photos Score
6.2/108.5/10
Videos Score
6.8/109.2/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
3110 mAh3349 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.94" x 2.98"5.81" x 2.82"
Weight
6.84 oz6.03 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

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

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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 15

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | September 2023
"Apple finally waves goodbye to the notch in favor of the Dynamic Island on all phones in its new lineup, and on the iPhone 15 that versatile screen technology is paired with new materials, lovely contoured edges, a powerful A16 Bionic CPU, and, yes, the new USB-C port. Even the photography has been leveled up, with a 48MP camera and new portrait processing capabilities."

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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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