iPhone 11 vs. Android’s best: An underdog, doing just enough to take down the Champion

iPhone 11 vs. Android’s best: An underdog, doing just enough to take down time is the Champion

It is Apple-iPhone-compare to the leading Android phones, and it should race a tight. From the introduction of the first clamshell phone on the rise 5G dual displays, waterfall displays, and cameras, cameras, cameras, 2019, with a dizzying number of new features has been delivered. Apple may be all surprised to be a part of with a price cut for its entry-level vehicle, but it can has to offer stack up to the best Android? We go through the main specs and find out. 


Three phones competing against the iPhone 11 this year:

Samsung Galaxy S10+: I chose this model because it is cheaper than the official flagship, Note 10+. Also, compared to the S10, it is a), only $100 more, and b) equipped with a much larger battery. 
Google-Pixel-4 XL: The latest Pixel phone has a Laundry list of problems, but it is Google, so it gets strong. Plus it has a better screen and a larger battery than the smaller one.
OnePlus 7T: OnePlus is on a roll. The two phones released in the USA in the year 2019, the 7 Pro and the 7T, raised the expectations for what cannot deliver an affordable model. The newer 7T offers killer specs and a price that offers the iPhone 11.


While Samsung’s design limits, with an impressive setting of the Galaxy S10 is pushed, the iPhone is starting to feel a little out of date. It is more symmetrical than the other phones here, but the score, the stocky, bezels, and the screen-to-body ratio leave much to be desired. It is also the thickest of the range to 8.3 mm.

The giant square camera is a polarizing optics, and it makes the iPhone 11 wobble when it rests on a table. The camera movement corresponds to their chosen handset color, and while he’s new purple and green is beautiful, the glossy back panel takes fingerprints early and often. Rumors suggest that Apple will dump the score and make other changes for the iPhone 12. I hope that is the case.

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The Pixel 4 of the XL (left) and iPhone 11 with very similar camera-dressup.

When the iPhone 11 is a fad, the Pixel 4 XL is just blah, blah, blah. It loses in the last year, the score for a considerable forehead, a small chin, and chunky side bezels. Like Apple, Google, square camera array in the upper left corner, but the pixels 4 s bump is black regardless of the body color.

I like Google, the choice of materials, but. The luxurious frosted glass now covers the entire back of the phone, and it resists fingerprints, scratches and dirt. The brushed aluminum sides echo the matte look and the color options—adds the orange this year, the classic black and white are appealing. I love the colored accent button. If Google decides to ever to think seriously about the design of a smartphone, you should start with the materials and to the rear of the work.

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The Pixel 4 orange power button is my favorite feature on the Google design.

Samsung S10+ to further Refine the Galaxy look. The upper and lower bezels are hardly any splinter to bring the screen-to-body-a ratio of almost 90 percent, but it feels like more, because the edges of the screen to drape over the sides. the back of the S10+ is just as pleasant, with a horizontal camera array against a glass available in fantastic colors. Yes, it is a fingerprint magnet, but so the iPhone is back. And unfortunately, the lack of bezels is to bring visual and functional problems, the Samsung is not yet ready to handle.

The Spinner is the selfie camera. To hide enough of the bezel is missing sensors, Samsung opted for a “hole-punch” the camera is literally embedded in the display, peering through a black circle in the upper-right corner. Its off-centre placement, and the funky design make it a thorn in the eye.

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Surprisingly, the iPhone 11 (on the right) is slightly thicker than the other phones, but only by a tenth of a millimeter.

The OnePlus 7T may be missing the pop-up-selfie cam, and edge-to-edge screen of the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the small “teardrop” – notch, thin bezels and thin body steal the show. Like the iPhone, the metal-pages according to your chosen color (blue or silver), the setting from the all-black front is very beautiful. The bezels are much thicker than those on the S10+, and I prefer the flat look on the S10+’s infinity screen.

is triggered When a new trend spotlight of the camera, rather than try to hide it, the advantage again goes to OnePlus. The 7T huge circular camera array is unique, plus it is the only phone that can lie on a table without wobbling. I hope it remains a design element on future OnePlus phones.
winner: OnePlus 7T


With such skinny bezels on all except for the Pixel-by-4 XL, the display-commands all of your attention. All of the OLEDs here come from Samsung, while the iPhone 11 will use an LG LCD. They all have HDR10 and Dolby Vision and impression of fully calibrated out of the box.

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The OnePlus 7T (below) is the smallest camera neck.

But they are not created equal, especially in the refresh rate. The default is 60Hz, which is the default setting for all four phones, but the OnePlus 7T-and-Pixel-4 both have 90Hz-options. The additional 30 frames-per-second means, scroll, and swipe it feels faster, especially on the 7T. Google knee tendons Pixel-4 XL a little due to the limitation of this function the screen brightness about 75%, if a how to fix software update is supposed to.

Screen-speed is not the only area where the 7D shines. The quad HD Galaxy S10+ can win, the freshness and liveliness, but the 7T is still a fat, bright, and easy on the eyes. As the iPhone 11, the OnePlus 7T display is something of a proof of how much you really need in a phone. It is “only” full HD, non-curved edges, and it is missing the ambient and always-on options, but it still makes a strong performance.

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The iPhone 11, OnePlus 7T, Galaxy S10+, -, and Pixel-4 XL (from left to right) are all top-notch shows.

As the only LCD set and a 720p at that—the iPhone 11 loses when it comes to depth. The black of LCD is not dark with those of an OLED, which is particularly evident in the change to the new iOS mode.

Apple has done a fantastic job with the calibration on the iPhone 11 display. The colors are rich and vibrant, if I want an always-on or ambient option, especially at night, when the whole display lights to check the time.

When it lights up to the brightness, the iPhone 11, when the 7T was only a little better. But in my Tests, with a simple white background, the 7T is also inconsistent.

Max brightness (nits)


  • OnePlus 7T: 825
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  • iPhone 11: 765
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  • Galaxy S10+: 715
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  • Pixel-4 XL: 650

I am confident to say, Google was his best display in the Pixel-by-4 XL, but that is mainly because those who came before were so disappointing. It still has the Google brand dullness and a General lack of pressure, if it is left in the Natural mode. But even with switched-off is Increased, the Pixel 4 XL only feel a flat, when compared to the other phones here.

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The OnePlus 7T (right) defeated the iPhone 11 when it comes to the brightness

The Pixel 4 is particularly dull, if, in addition to the Galaxy S10+. But to be fair, most cell phone displays are. The Galaxy S10+ pretty much set or broke every viewing record there is. There are not enough adjectives or superlatives to describe how glorious is the S10+’s screen. My only want is to have a higher refresh rate, and I must assume that comes with the S11.
winner: Samsung Galaxy S10+


Every phone has a respectable battery, but the S10 is the clear standout on paper:


  • Galaxy S10+: with 4,100 mAh
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  • OnePlus 7T: 3,800 mAh
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  • Pixel-4 XL: of 3700 mAh
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  • iPhone 11: 3,142 mAh

The real results are not entirely consistent, however. To use In my testing and real world S10+ defeated his competitors, but not by much, while the iPhone 11 is much better than its capacity. The only one that fought consistently to make it through a full day of use the Pixel 4 XL was. The iPhone 11 and 7T take advantage of your lack of an always-on display, but some (including me) miss this feature.

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The iPhone 11 (left) has run time, the best battery, but not by much.

The Pixel 4 XL was the most disappointing. The same OS will make its own, Apple will give you a ridiculous edge pr opel Pixel-4 XL to heights unseen by other Android phones, but the reality does not deliver. The missing optimization is extremely frustrating.

For example, I played a two-hour movie at max brightness with all the ambient and adaptive brightness turned off switches, and this is how much battery they used each phone:


  • OnePlus 7T: 17%
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  • iPhone 11: 19%
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  • Galaxy S10+: 19%
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  • Pixel-4 XL: 21%

The results are pretty tight, but those who add percentage points, in the course of the day, especially because most people don’t use their phones to make videos for 10 hours straight. And look at what’s happening, when I ran the same video a second time with auto and adaptive brightness turned on for all three phones, tracking the battery drain:


  • iPhone 11: 13%
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  • OnePlus 7T: 18%
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  • Galaxy S10+: 19%
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  • Pixel-4 XL: 20%

Apple’s advantage comes into play, if iOS starts its magic. Even with a significantly smaller battery, the iPhone 11 is in the position longer than any other mobile phones here. All the four phones have many, many pixels, here, so low brightness is definitely your friend. At the end of the day, the iPhone 11 consistently the most juice and Pixel had 4 XL was always close to the red but any phone should take you through a normal day of use.

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With giant screens and lots of pixels, the OnePlus 7T (left), Galaxy S10+ (middle), and pixels-4 XL (right) all have giant batteries.

a champion is hard to crown, so I will say this: The iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10+, the last the longest, the OnePlus 7T is only a tick below, and the Pixel 4 XL will constantly worry you. But if battery life is your key factor for any phone, with the iPhone 11.
winner: iPhone 11/Galaxy S10+


We don’t have to be more provided to wait hours to charge our mobile phones, you have the right charger. With a dead phone and the charger is included in the scope of delivery, here’s how much juice you have after one hour:


  • OnePlus 7T: 100%
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  • Pixel-4 XL: 77%
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  • Galaxy S10+: 74%
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  • iPhone 11: 33%

here Two things: The OnePlus 7T is Loading incredibly Warp, and the iPhone is not incredibly 5W charger. While Apple’s “Pro” phones, you can enjoy a swift-18W-USB-C charger, the iPhone 11 is still saddled with a Lightning-based 5W plug. So, if you buy one, you’ll want a way to pick up the larger third-party charger.

Speaking of large, the OnePlus s 7T ‘ Warp-Charge-30T is the largest of the series, where the better of two outlets when plugged in—and you will use it every day, because the OnePlus is 7T the only phone that is missing here, to charge wirelessly. The other three phones all offer, although top speeds vary quite a bit:


  • Galaxy S10+: 12W
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  • Pixel-4 XL: 11W
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  • iPhone 11: 7.5 W

Ironically, the iPhone 11 wireless charges faster than it with its bundled charger. Some people scoff at wireless charging as a reason to buy a phone, but I would have a hard time without him. So the OnePlus 7T lose important comfort points, even with the stellar Warp Charge.
winner: Galaxy S10+

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Released on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:31:00 +0000

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