Iphone 11 Green Review : Minty Fresh

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11 pastel flatlay

I thought long and hard over writing this article, as let's face it, I'm pretty late to the iPhone 11 game as Apple officially launched this model back on September 20, 2019. 

Anyhow the reason I'm late was to be quite honest is I didn't upgrade my phone until late May 2020. 

I love a useful gadget and even considered myself at one point quite the gadget girl, however recently I haven't really felt compelled to buy or upgrade any of my existing techs. I'm not sure, if this is more to do with the times we're living in (COVID) or if actually, it was just what I already own is adequate?

I know I referred to myself above as somewhat of a gadget girl, I mean I was never camping outside an Apple store for three days type, but did like to keep up to date with new releases and did upgrade my phone & watch pretty regularly, though to be honest I personally still rate the iPhone 8+

Maybe I just got bored with the Apple hype and for the first time in my life (well at least since I got my first iPhone in 2007) I actually considered moving away from Apple and trying the Samsung Galaxy Note, (which may I add, looks stunning!) 

I guess what ultimately made me decide to stay with Apple was I wasn't keen on having another ecosystem to manage. I like iOS as an operating system, and the App Store is pretty useful. Having android also to deal with wouldn't do much for my OCD.

I practically grew up with Apple and know how to use it!  

So when it came to me deciding between the iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone Pro Max, I had to weigh up the pro's and con's and ultimately here is the reasons why I chose the iPhone 11 and money wasn't the only factor!

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11

Design
The iPhone 11 features a glass body that comes in six colours: yellow, black, white, red, purple and green the latter two colour being new additions for the 2019 model whereas the iPhone 11 Pro / Max models only come in the four generic colours: space grey, silver, gold, and midnight green.

The iPhone 11 doesn't look much different than the iPhone XR in the general spec; however, Apple has updated the glass the toughest found on any smartphone in the market;

Previously I would edge toward gold as it's my general aesthetic and matches my Macbook / watch and Ipad, however with this phone upgrade, I actually fell for the mint green shade which sits between a Tiffany Blue and Pastel Candy.

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11 pastel flatlay

Camera
As a keen photographer, my adoration of the iPhone is generally the camera quality. 

The iPhone 11‌ dual 12-megapixel camera with wide & ultra-wide lens suits my needs, and I'm enjoying the night mode feature which allows for cleaner crisper images in lower light. I'm impressed with this feature which does capture accurate eye quality light levels (Finally!) 

The portrait mode which diffuses the background has also been improved, and I can see the difference.

The additional third telephoto lens found on the iPhone 11 Pro or Max is pretty redundant for my needs and being that this is the main difference aside from the OLED display on the 11 pro or 11 pro max it just wasn't worth it for the additional cost.

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11 pastel flatlay

Mint Candy Green Iphone 11 pastel flatlay

iOS
The iOS14 update is available for iPhone 6s and later models and Apple will keep releasing new updates but this latest update looks incredibly sleek on the iPhone 11 brighter display. 

I really like the features of this update. I have enjoyed personalising my phone with custom widgets which makes a generally bland iPhone home-screen into an aesthetically pleasing PINTEREST mood board. 
 


iOS14  aesthetic homescreen widget layout

Check out my fancy iOS 14 iPhone Aesthetic Inspo & Tutorial with tips & tricks on how to create an Aesthetically pleasing home screen yourself.

Storage
The iPhone 11 comes in three capacities : 64GB / 128GB / 256GB. 
I Chose 128GB which retails for AED 3,159.00 (779.00 GBP / 749 USD) as I feel this is the right size for my needs. I've currently used: 49.1GB with 8664 photos and 102 videos and have plenty of storage left for the future.

I'm pleased I chose the iPhone 11 and generally happy with the upgrade but let's see if the upcoming iPhone 12 will tempt me, or if I will stick with the iPhone 11 for a few years?


Like to hear your thoughts and if your an Apple Fan will you be looking to upgrade to the iPhone 12 or are you happy with the phone you currently have?

 Speak Soon 
Hayley


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