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Apple iPhone 11 vs 11 Pro: Should You Save Some Bucks?

author Luis Silva (March 2020 Updated: May 2021 - 8 min. reading time)

The iPhone 11 Pro may cost you a few bucks more, but it's the best of the two.

The iPhone 11 adds better battery life.

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The iPhone 11 Pro gives you an AMOLED display and a telephoto lens (+39 mm). But the iPhone 11 also features a larger (+0.3") display.

Keep in mind that these are both great devices because they ended up with similar scores.

How much more will those additional features cost me?

If you're not considering going for a carrier subscription, you're going to shell out an extra amount of about $50.

Is the iPhone 11 still worth getting in 2021?

The iPhone 11 is still a great phone, even in 2021, as it still retains its value. You can also consider other devices like the iPhone 12, as it has better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display.

Is the iPhone 11 Pro still worth buying in 2021?

The iPhone 11 Pro continues to be a rock-solid smartphone because of its good performance. That's why I'll continue to recommend it in 2021, but that doesn't mean a phone like (again) the iPhone 12 with better performance, better cameras, and more security updates isn't a better choice.

Read on to know more about them, how they rival their competition, and how the industry is scoring their specs.

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These phones were released in September of 2019.

We've run down the specs, design, price, and much more in this guide to help you choose between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro.

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro and the Apple iPhone 11 are about the same price, but you'll usually find the iPhone 11 at a lower price. That's something you should keep in mind when comparing them.

Down below, there's a "Tek-Score" in every analyzed section of these models. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. We'll also provide a global score for comparison because you'll probably have other phones in mind.

The weight of each section

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com on what buyers are looking for when purchasing a smartphone. But don't let that daunt you. You can set it based on whatever you like. Click here to skip everything, but I encourage you to keep reading.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

There's a colored progress bar next to some items. That's to show how they compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

If you click here:, you'll see our list, but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Some items are underlined, and you can tap to access the best 10 phones on that for up to seven different budgets.

Device iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Release Date 2019, September 2019, September 0y.
OS Updates 6 years 6 years 0y.
Security Updates 6 years 6 years 0y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

About performance: Geekbench 5 scores the iPhone 11 Pro 3% ahead of its sibling in the multi-core ranking. On daily usage, you wouldn't be able to notice any relevant differences between them.

Are you looking for the quickest phone around? The good news is that both clearly are above the average against similarly priced phones.

One can entitle both of them as high-end.

There isn't much to see here, as both share the same core: the Apple A13.

Not surprisingly, they also share the same GPU: a proprietary Apple GPU.

Both phones were launched with iOS 13 OS.

Features iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
SoC Apple A13 Apple A13
Graphics Apple GPU Apple GPU
Geekbench 5 Score 3328
OS iOS 13 iOS 13

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png Apple iPhone 11 Pro front transparent png

The iPhone 11 Pro has a better display, and that's as clear as glass.

The iPhone 11 Pro features a 5.8" AMOLED display, while the iPhone 11 has a larger 6.1" LCD display. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. To me, a 6.3 inches screen is where I draw the line.

Are you looking for small screens? Then, stop searching, and just pick the iPhone 11 Pro. Most phones from its price range don't even come close.

The display of the iPhone 11 Pro has a resolution of 1125x2436 Full HD. The iPhone 11, in its turn, has 828x1792 HD.

The iPhone 11 has one disadvantage over almost all of its competitors: Its low DPI display.

Screens seem to get bigger each year, so you need to know about their glass protection. Both are shielded with a Corning toughened glass.

Unfortunately, none of them have an Always-On display.

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, the iPhone 11 can go up to 644 nits, while the iPhone 11 Pro does 811 nits.

The iPhone 11 Pro can play HDR10 shootings.

Considering the iPhone 11, you should know that 96% of its rivals can play HDR content, 93% have an AMOLED screen, and 81% have an Always-On display.

Concerning the iPhone 11 Pro, as a reference, 88% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 92% have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Size 6.1
Screen Type LCD AMOLED
Resolution (px) 828x1792
Refresh Rate 60hz 60hz 0
Dots per Inch 323.61
Always-On-Display No No
Notch Wedge Wedge
Peak Brightness 644 nits
811 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning toughened glass Corning toughened glass

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png Apple iPhone 11 Pro back transparent png

I don't see a meaningful winner in the camera department.

Things are different when it comes to lenses. Apple's iPhone 11 can record videos at up to 2160p. It also has a shooter with 12 Megapixels, an aperture of f/1.8, a 26mm wide-angle lens, four flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization.

The iPhone 11 also packs a secondary camera with 12 Megapixels which has an f/2.4 aperture, plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Its selfie camera features a 12 MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 132 points. And if you take into account its wide-angle lens, you'll end up with a score of 138**. For an in-depth review, click here.

To put things in perspective: you should know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 85% feature Optical Image Stabilization. Though only 19% of them feature a macro lens.

One more thing that the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 have in common is their 12 Megapixels shooters. It also has a secondary dual-lens camera. One of them features an aperture of f/2.0 plus a 52mm telephoto lens and 12 Megapixels, and the other 12 Megapixels (f/2.4) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

The front-facing camera features the same 12 MP shooter with the same aperture of f/2.2 and the same 23 mm wide-angle lens.

We'll have to wait for a camera review from DXOMARK, but I'd give it around 134* points, based on what we know about this shooter. And by adding the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we'll get to the final score of 145** points.

Winding it up, just to let you know, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Additionally, only 17% of them feature a macro lens.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.

The iPhone 11 Pro has one significant benefit over the iPhone 11 in that it includes a telephoto lens with an optical zoom of about 2x. It enables you to zoom in on the subject without ruining your photos.

*The guys over at DXOMARK know how to benchmark these shooters. Unfortunately, they don't test every smartphone camera out there. So when I find one such shooter, I do my best to get a comparable score by evaluating hardware specs only (sensor size, Aperture, HDR, OIS, Lenses, and so on). The last time I've checked this formula, some cameras had a maximum of 2 points (up or down) margin of error.

**Consider this as an estimative, especially with cameras with less than 40MP and no telephoto lens. They just changed their protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Megapixels 12
Aperture 1.8
Lens 26mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 4 4 0
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 138

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 2.4
Lens 13mm 52mm (2x zoom)
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Telephoto lens
Megapixels - 12
Aperture - 2.4
Lens - 13mm
Lens Type - Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 6 11 5
Selfie Camera iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 2.2
Lens 23mm 23mm 0
iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro vs.

Who has the best frame?

None of them stands out, so don't worry too much.

The iPhone 11 is 150 mm (5.91 inches) tall and 75 mm (2.96 inches) wide. The iPhone 11 Pro came out 0.24 inches (6 mm) smaller and 0.16 inches (4 mm) narrower.

Both have about the same thickness: 8 mm (0.32 inches).

They both have a beautiful glass body. The iPhone 11 Pro weighs 188 g. (6.63 oz), while the other is 6 g. (0.21 oz) heavier. If you're looking for a lightweight device, the iPhone 11 has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.3, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. Having said that, the iPhone 11 Pro has 3.0, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

You'll also get some color options here. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes in Space Gray, Gold, Silver, and Midnight Green. The Apple iPhone 11, in its turn, comes in Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple.

If the iPhone 11 is small enough for you, that's neat. If not, then you should choose the other one.

Is the lack of a fingerprint scanner a deal-breaker to you? It seems like they're out of fashion.

You'll still have Face ID on both of them. At least Apple opted for the Face ID sensor instead.

The iPhone 11 truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep, much like the iPhone 11 Pro. It should be for less than 30 minutes, on standby, and freshwater only.

Body iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Size 150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
144 x 71 x 8 mm
(5.08 x 2.50 x 0.28 in)
Weight 194 g. (6.84 oz)
188 g. (6.63 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple Space Gray, Gold, Silver, and Midnight Green
Screen To Body Ratio 81.25%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.3 3.0 -0.4
Looks 8.6/10
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Face ID Face ID

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Which has the best battery?

Both have about 3110 mAh. And by GSMArena's standards, the iPhone 11 does have better battery life.

This is how the iPhone 11 performs after a full charge:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 83% of the battery remaining.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 71%.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll be with 73%.

And this is what you'll get out of the iPhone 11 Pro:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you'll end up with 79% of the battery charge.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 63%.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 65% left for the rest of the day.

Want fast charging? They can both go up to 18w/hour.

It's good to know that both iPhones support wireless charging at up to 5w.

Features iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Capacity (mAh) 3110 3046 -64
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
79% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
63% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 73% left
65% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.6 6.7 1.1
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 18w
Wireless Charging 5w

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

None of them.

The iPhone 11 has 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. There's no expandable storage. This shouldn't be an issue for most of us. Also, similarly priced adversaries usually deliver more RAM and more storage. Right now, the average is 126Gb of storage and 7GB of RAM.

In its turn, the iPhone 11 Pro features 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. It also doesn't have a MicroSD slot. You may need a good data plan and some cloud storage. Again, you can get more RAM and more storage from almost all of their competitors. 8Gb for RAM and 149Gb for storage, on average.

Most people should be OK with their internal storage. However, if you can't get enough of the record button, you'll find out that 64 GB won't be enough for you.

Features iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Internal (GB) 64GB
Micro SD No No

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

They also do have a resemblance here.

When it comes to connectivity, both iPhones have Bluetooth 5.0. Both phones also have NFC, so nothing special here.

About the 3.5mm jack: Now may be the time to consider moving to wireless earbuds. Just skip adapters and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds.

You can find these two in the LTE variant. Is 4G good enough for you? If you want 5G, you should look at the iPhone 12 instead.

Features iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Network LTE LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

The Apple iPhone 11 surely wins over its sibling in this round. But that depends on the deals that you can find. If you're going for the iPhone 11 Pro, you'll end up paying a bit more, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all.

You can check down below if it worths the extra cash.

Here are the prices that we've come across recently:

Apple iPhone 11

Reference: $700

Apple iPhone 11

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Reference: $750

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

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How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro VS
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eBay - 1.07 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 0.71 0.72 0.01

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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. But first, let's see where its rivals are. They usually sit close to 6.5 (for the iPhone 11) and 6.8 (for the iPhone 11 Pro).

Verdict: Does any of them really stand out?

I actually don't quite understand what Apple means by Pro. It has a smaller screen and a worse battery life. It does improve on the display quality, and it has an extra camera, but besides that, I don't see any significant difference.

Nevertheless, now that you know the main differences between them, you can decide what's best for you. Anyways, both phones are outstanding.

Pros iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
#1 Performance Performance
#2 Cameras AMOLED
#3 Battery Life Cameras
#4 Fast Charging Fast Charging
#5 Wireless Charging Wireless Charging
#6 Glass Protection Glass Protection
Cons iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
#1 Screen Resolution Always-On-Display
#2 AMOLED MicroSD Slot
#3 Always-On-Display Weight
#4 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#5 Weight Price
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price
Relative Score*
Global Score iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro
Gaming Score
Your Score

Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.

Performance 1.9
Display 1.7
Cameras 1.4
Frame 0.9
Battery 1.9
Storage 2.0
Connectivity 0.4
Total Should be 10 or as close as possible: 9.6

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, network (LTE/5G), and biometrics.


Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.


"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.


"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.



As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and Walmart.

 Apple iPhone 11 
  • OnePlusrival7
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 EX
  • OnePlusrival7T
  • OnePlusrival7 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
  • XiaomirivalMi 9
  • ApplerivaliPhone SE 2
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Lite
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10 Lite
  • OnePlusrivalNord
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Lite

 Apple iPhone 11 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
  • OnePlusrival8T
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro

Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information about those tests.


Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mclass-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valclass for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they dclassn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.



With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.


About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.

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