So let’s start with the main thing I’ve noticed in comparison with my iPhone XS Max…Speed. The difference may be small on the outside if you don’t physically own the phone, but with everyday usage, you can clearly see a difference in both the speed and performance thanks to its A13 Bionic Processor. For example:
- FaceID is unlocking a lot faster
- Apps are downloading and opening at twice the speed
- If you’re a gamer, you will have noticed a massive difference with Apple Arcade. The games play seamlessly at a higher speed and performance without draining your battery.
This leads me on to my second point on battery life. There has been a significant improvement in the lasting power of the battery. With the fast charger, you can be 20-30% higher in battery life within 15 minutes and a full charge in just under an hour and a half!
For instance, the other day I charged my phone at 6am and didn’t need to charge my phone all day until the next morning! Now that’s pretty impressive considering my screen time is higher than the average.
Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room…The camera. The key difference is the addition of the ultra-wide lens camera, making it three camera lenses on the phone instead of two. Despite the mixed reviews around the look of the three cameras, personally, I think they add a unique touch to the phone. So now we have the normal wide-angle lens, a telephoto lens, and a new ultra-wide camera. The ultra-wide lens definitely gives you a different perspective as you can see from the pictures I took the other night at Impractical Jokers Live.