Not a regular tech review
Apple has finally achieved what was once the impossible — persuading me to buy the exuberant iPhone 11.
Specifically, I brought the Big Daddy of the iPhone team, the IPhone 11 MAX.
At the time of this writing, I have owned it for 3 days. These are my initial first impressions of the most popular phone in America.
Before proceeding any further, allow me to disclose to you that I am not a tech guru whatsoever. I love technology but in a normal person type of way. You won’t find a bunch of numbers being thrown at you here. There are many others on the internet that can do a much better job of that than me.
I’m just a normal-ish guy talking about his phone. Let’s get to it.
Why not Apple
Until now, I have always stood as a vigilant, steadfast guard against the Apple Empire. I personally feel that their products are way overpriced for what you’re paying for. To put it simply, everyone can do their job but cheaper. Whether you desire camera quality, beautiful screen resolution or insane computing power, nearly every smartphone on the market has what you’re looking for. As the smartphone race gets more competitive each year, advancements have stagnated. This means many smartphones are identical in feature set as they pander more to consumers. There is less innovation and more safe ideas.
For a beefy 1000$ price tag, you’re paying for more than just a product. You’re paying for the right to represent the brand. That’s a hefty price for anyone that wants to join the Apple family.
The secondary reason for my Anti-Apple stance is their yearly product cycle. A yearly update on the same phone has resulted in minimal product innovations while increasing the overall cost of the product. I’m often a practical person and I much rather take slow, methodical approach over a race to the finish line (or in this case, the bottom line).
However, for the first time, I personally feel that Apple is finally justifying that price tag. Like a constantly evolving Pokémon, I think the iPhone is reaching the next stage of it’s evolution.
More than a Brand
Upon opening the box, it seems like nothing special. You have the phone itself, wired earphones and the charger. Nothing different there.
Once you finally experience the potential of this bad boy, you realize that you’re holding a wicked piece of equipment in your hand.
First off, the design is damn sexy. The screen is a work of art and it oozes vibrant colors everywhere. The triple camera lens on the back of the phone is just awesome to look at. The User Interface is just sexy. This phone just feels right.
Secondly, the inner components are just incredible. I dragged this phone through 24 hours of intensive normal-people phone usage. I’m talking about GPS maps, downloads, YouTube, Spotify music, checking the news, multiple social media apps and the battery never died. I started at around 80 percent, and 24 hours later, I was still somewhere in the 30s. This thing has you covered for the long haul.
Speaking of YouTube, the video quality is spectacular! Remember how you felt watch James Cameron “Avatar” for the first time. Yeah it feels like that. Crisp, clean and crystal clear.
Whatever black magic the wizards at Apple have been toying it, keep doing it.
Next up, the camera. I’ll skip the complicated tech stuff and get straight to the point. If you desire a high powered camera, the iPhone 11 gets the job done in every way possible. Crisp, clean and crystal clear. Just test it for yourself at your local Walmart.
Oh and it’s not going to break anytime soon. Trust me on this one.
So yeah, they got me. This is awesome. I’m in. While yes, I still think you’re paying for the brand, the phone is finally earning that price. It’s not just marketing anymore, it really is a better product compared to the rest of the competition.
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