iPhone 11 Pro review: The Apple iPhone 11 Pro still holds up

One of Apple’s most popular smartphones, the iPhone 11, is still a fantastic device. Although the iPhone 11 series was released back in 2019, the three Apple smartphones of the iPhone 11 family do not feel outdated in the slightest. Alongside the basic iPhone 11, Apple also revealed the iPhone 11 Pro and the even more advanced iPhone 11 Pro Max.

These three 13th generation iPhones should be on everyone’s radar when considering a new Apple smartphone. Today we’ll be focusing specifically on the one between the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max. That is of course the iPhone 11 Pro.

Equipped with a triple camera, stunning OLED display as well as a powerful A13 Bionic -processor, the iPhone 11 Pro is a no-brainer for anyone looking to upgrade their iPhone from an older model or are buying their very first Apple smartphone. Let’s look a bit deeper into the iPhone 11 Pro and how it matches up to the other 13th generation iPhones and Apple’s other models.


The materials of the iPhone 11 Pro alone give an impression of high quality with a glass front and back as well as surgical-grade stainless steel. These are supplemented by four stylish colour options: gold, midnight green, silver and space gray. In case you are looking for a bit more adventurous colours, you might be interested in the basic iPhone 11 that comes in six different colours, including red, green and yellow.

The iPhone 11 Pro is the smallest one of the three 13th generation iPhones. However, the display of the 11 Pro is still 5.8-inches which makes the phone just the right size for a wide variety of uses. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max are 6.1 and 6.5-inches respectively. Because of its size, the iPhone 11 Pro is easy to use and carry around. It works well as a good middle ground between larger Apple smartphones like the 11 Pro Max as well as smaller ones such as the iPhone SE 2020.


So the display is 5.8-inches, but what about the specifics? You certainly won’t be disappointed because the iPhone 11 Pro packs a stunning Super Retina XDR display that won’t leave even the most demanding smartphone enthusiast cold. The excellent OLED display of the iPhone 11 Pro provides an impressively sharp picture with stunning resolution. OLED displays are capable of producing a rich array of colours and are well-known for their deep blacks and bright shades of white.

The phone’s True Tone feature makes the screen even more satisfying to behold. By utilising Apple’s True Tone, the iPhone 11 Pro is able to adjust the screen’s brightness and colours according to the ambient lighting. Overall, the iPhone 11 Pro’s display is an improvement over the basic iPhone 11’s LCD display – not to even mention other older models. In addition, it does not pale in comparison with newer iPhones like the iPhone 12.


One selling point of the iPhone 11 Pro is its impressive 12-megapixel triple camera. Yes, not one or two, but three cameras on the back. These include a wide, ultra wide and telephoto lenses that make it easy to take high-quality photos with your smartphone.

But, that’s not all. The camera comes also with Apple’s Night Mode, making it easy to take great photos even in the dark, as well as Portrait Mode and portrait lighting effects for taking excellent portraits and photos of people. With next-generation Smart HDR, the camera takes multiple photos with different exposures and composites them into a single great photo.

Much like the two other iPhone 11 smartphones, the 11 Pro has a 12-megapixel front camera as well for selfies and other photos with great resolution. Let’s not forget the excellent video shooting capabilities in 4K as well as slow motion. There’s also optical image stabilisation both for still pictures and video, so you get to take great photos even without a tripod or other steady surface.

With these features and much more, the iPhone 11 Pro’s cameras will not disappoint. If you want more out of the cameras of your smartphone, then the 11 Pro is a must.

Processor and battery

The iPhone 11 Pro, as well as the two other 13th generation iPhones, are powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic -chip. With a powerful processor like this, the iPhone 11 Pro offers processing power that rivals many computers. Because of the A13 Bionic -chip, you can enjoy a smooth and lag-free experience of browsing the net, using social media as well as playing intensive mobile games and even running augmented reality applications.

Thanks to the powerful processor, the iPhone 11 Pro is also energy efficient, lasting you a good while with a single charge. A single charge should last you up to 18 hours of video playback or 65 of playing music. You can charge the phone conveniently with wireless charging or with fast charging that gets you from 0 to 50% in just half an hour.

Technical details of iPhone 11 Pro


5.8” Super Retina XDR display with True Tone

Rear camera

Triple 12 MP cameras with optical image stabilisation, portrait mode and lighting, 4K and 1080p video

Front camera

12 MP TrueDepth

Face ID

Protect your privacy with facial recognition


Super powerful and intelligent A13 Bionic chip

SIM card

Dual SIM – nano-SIM and eSIM




Lightning connector


4G / LTE, Wi-Fi


Li-ion battery, wireless charging, compatible with Qi chargers

Water resistance

The original waterproof seal IP68 cannot be guaranteed due to the refurbishing process Read more

Size and weight

144.0 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm



Verdict: Apple iPhone 11 Pro review

You probably should be sold with iPhone 11 Pro by now. Powered with a powerful A13 Bionic -processor, the iPhone 11 Pro comes with a stunning OLED display that provides excellent resolution and rich colours. The advanced triple camera and numerous other features for taking pictures and shooting videos make the iPhone 11 Pro ideal for those who like doing photography with their smartphone.

Available with 64, 256 and 512 GB of memory, the iPhone 11 Pro is a smart choice for all smartphone users. However, all of these features come with a price. Luckily, you can find refurbished iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max smartphones for a more affordable price without having to settle for lesser quality.

Pros of the iPhone 11 Pro

  • Powerful A13 Bionic -processor
  • Triple 12-megapixel rear camera with wide, ultra wide and telephoto lenses
  • 4K video recording and optical image stabilisation
  • Stunning OLED display

Cons of the iPhone 11 Pro

  • More expensive than some older and more modest Apple smartphone models.
  • There are Apple smartphones with better battery life.

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max

In case even the iPhone 11 Pro is not enough for you, check out the iPhone 11 Pro Max as well for a larger 6.5-inch display and even longer battery life. A cheaper alternative for the iPhone 11 Pro on the other hand is the basic iPhone 11. One downside of the iPhone 11 is its LCD display. In addition, the iPhone 11 is missing one of the 11 Pro’s three rear cameras.

Getting a refurbished Apple iPhone

Well, which 13th generation iPhone sounds like the best one for you? Check out Swappie’s great selection of professionally and reliably refurbished iPhones and find the right one for you.

When getting an iPhone from Swappie, you are sure to get a device that has undergone our rigorous 52-testing procedure, so you can be certain that your new Apple smartphone will be as good as new. We also offer a 12-month warranty as well as a free 14-day right to return.

Go ahead and check out our selection of refurbished iPhone 11 Pro smartphones as well as other great Apple iPhones.