So I did something crazy today - ordered a iPhone 11 to replace my XS Max.
I’m on the annual upgrade program with my carrier, so financially I’m saving a little money over time by switching compared to keeping my phone another year.
The real calculus for me was that the only things I’m losing are the telephoto lens and the better OLED display. Honestly, I rarely use the telephoto lens. On the display side, I love the display, but for day-to-day usage I am emailing, texting, editing a few photos, social media, and browsing the news. I compared my phone to my wife’s XR and honestly can’t tell the difference even in video. Maybe I’m just not particular enough to see it.
What I get over my XS Max is a little smaller form factor, lighter weight, and the following:
-better battery life
-ultra wide lens
-improved photography modes like better smart HDR, deep fusion, interface, extended dynamic range, and better front camera
And a range of other small tweaks.
Again, maybe I’m crazy but I didn’t see enough to convince me to step up to the Pro models over the regular iPhone 11, but there was enough there to make me willing to lose the couple of things from my XS Max. Looking forward to seeing if any of these differences aggravate me over the next year, but I doubt it. Anyone else in our community feeling the same or made a similar jump?