iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: Which one should you buy?

iPhone 11

Originally launched in 2019, the Apple iPhone 11 offers a high-quality dual-camera and a powerful A13 Bionic -processor. For those who want to stand out with a colourful smartphone, the iPhone 11 comes in six stylish colours. The iPhone 11 does not have to break the bank, when you choose a refurbished device from a reliable reseller such as Swappie.

iPhone 11 Pro

Introduced alongside the iPhone 11, the higher-end model of iPhone 11 Pro provides the great user experience of the regular iPhone 11, with added and improved features, such as a triple camera and a stunning Super Retina XDR display. Although the iPhone 11 Pro costs more than the regular model, the extra investment is well worth the money, in case you choose to opt for the Pro model.

Comparing iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Well, how different are the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro? You might not be the only one asking this question, so let’s compare these two models with each other and see which one would be the right one for you.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: Size

Although the Pro model is packed with more features, it is slightly smaller and slimmer than the iPhone 11. When compared to the iPhone 11’s 6.1-inch display, the 11 Pro’s 5.8-inch screen is noticeably smaller. Smaller is not necessarily better, so it is up to your preferences which one you like better. 

The iPhone 11’s larger screen might be a better option if you value the few extra millimetres and use your phone to watch movies and videos or play mobile games. Meanwhile, the smaller iPhone 11 Pro will be a more compact option that fits nicely in your pocket.


One of the biggest and most notable differences between the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is their screen. The iPhone 11 Pro comes with an impressively clear 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding consumer. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 is equipped with an impressive but not quite as sharp Liquid Retina HD display. Another notable feature of the 11 Pro is its OLED display that is capable of presenting a stunning and rich range of colours, inluding clear whites and deep tones of black.

Both models come with the True Tone feature. With True Tone, the screen adjusts its brightness and colours based on the surroundings, making the user experience nicer for the eyes. Regardless of your choice, both models will provide a satisfying visual experience, whether you are watching videos, playing games or browsing through photos taken with the phone’s advanced camera.


Although both the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro come with excellent front and rear cameras, there are once again some differences between the two models. Whereas the iPhone 11 has dual 12-megapixel rear-camera that is great for taking photos and filming videos, the iPhone 11 Pro packs a triple camera at the back. The 11 Pro’s triple camera includes ultra wide, wide and telephoto cameras, for exceptionally high-quality photos and videos. 

Both models have digital and optical zoom features as well as Night Mode that allows you to take stunning photos even in the dark. The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro also have a single 12-megapixel front camera, which is great for taking portraits and selfies. You can film 4K video with both models and even slow motion video. The optical image stabilisation makes it easy to take quality photos and shoot videos even during movement.

Processor and battery life

With fast charging and improved battery life, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models are an improvement from earlier models. Although both models have enough capacity to last the entire day without charging, the 11 Pro’s battery is slightly better than that of the iPhone 11. Both models can also be used with wireless charging. 

When it comes to the processing power of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, both are packed with Apple’s A13 Bionic -processor. The A13 Bionic -chip makes these two phones almost as powerful as a laptop, so you can enjoy 4K videos, augmented reality and demanding gaming. 

Colours and styles

If you are looking for bright colours, then the iPhone 11 is the way to go. Available in black, green, yellow, purple, red, and white, the iPhone 11 is a great choice for those who want to impress not only with the phone’s advanced features, but also its stylish colours. 

This does not mean that the iPhone 11 Pro pales in comparison. With gold, midnight green, silver, and space gray design, the iPhone 11 Pro will be an impressive sight to behold no matter the colour you choose.


Lastly, you might be interested in the price of these two models. Luckily for you, by purchasing a refurbished iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, you can save hundreds of euros when compared to a brand new device. For example, at Swappie we provide refurbished iPhones in four different conditions: Acceptable, Good, Very Good and Like New. 

The cheapest option for the iPhone 11 costs you a bit over 500 €, depending on the condition of the phone as well as its storage capacity. The iPhone 11 Pro is more expensive, but you can still get one for less than 700 €. In case price is the most important factor, go for the iPhone 11. However, if you want to pay just a bit more for the additional features, opt for the iPhone 11 Pro.

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro: Choosing the right phone for you

So, which one sounds like the right choice for you? Both phones are equipped with wireless charging, face-ID for easy and safe identification, a long-lasting battery and the advanced A13 Bionic chip. The most notable differences between these two phones are their camera, display and price, so it is up to you which aspect of a smartphone you value the most.

Choose the iPhone 11 Pro if you value:

  • High-resolution display: The iPhone 11 Pro is equipped with a stunning Super Retina XDR display.
  • Impressive triple rear camera: The three rear cameras of the iPhone 11 Pro include 12-megapixel Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras
  • Smaller size: The iPhone 11 Pro’s display is 5.8-inches, making it a handy device to use and carry around.

Choose the iPhone 11 if you value:

  • Larger screen-size: In case you prefer a larger screen, the iPhone 11’s 6.1-inch display will not disappoint.
  • Stylish design: With six colourful options, the iPhone 11 is sure to look good no matter what.
  • Lower price: The iPhone 11 is more affordable than the 11 Pro. In case you don’t need all the extra features of the 11 Pro, settling for the iPhone 11 is a good option.

Getting a refurbished iPhone

After choosing the right smartphone for you, go and check out some of Swappie’s refurbished iPhones. Browse different options for refurbished iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models available in four different conditions.

The iPhone 11 is available with a storage capacity of 64, 128, or 256 GB of storage space. If you need more storage space in your smartphone, you can get 64, 256 and even 512 GB with the iPhone 11 Pro.

For those who demand even more out of their smartphone, be sure to check out the iPhone 11 Pro Max as well. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has all the great features of the 11 Pro but with a larger 6.5-inch display and longer battery life.

Rather than buying a new iPhone and paying more, consider choosing a refurbished iPhone instead. All Swappie’s iPhones go through our rigorous 52-step testing process. In addition, we offer a 12-month warranty as well as a free 14-day right to return.

So, check out Swappie’s selection of refurbished and affordable iPhones for a cheaper, smarter, and environmentally friendly option for a new smartphone.