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Apple iPhone 11 Pro price in Kenya and features

Apple iPhone 11 Pro review

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Depending on storage option, the price of Apple iPhone 11 Pro is in the region of119,000 – 170,000 shillings. It runs iOS 13, up-gradable to iOS 13.4 and comes with an Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) chipset. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes in 4 different mate colors – Space Gray, Silver, Gold and Midnight Green. It is also available with three different storage option – 64GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.

iPhone 11 Pro features and price in Kenya

Price Ksh. 119,000 (64GB)

Ksh. 119,000 (256GB)

Ksh. 119,000 (512GB)

Display 5.8″ inch Super Retina XDR OLED touchscreen
Processor 2.65 Hexa-core Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
Sim Card Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)
Operating System iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.3
RAM 4GB
ROM 256GB
Memory Card Slot No
Rear Camera 12MP(wide)+12MP(telephoto)+12MP(ultrawide)
Front Camera 12MP(wide)+SL 3D camera
3.5mm Jack No
USB Port 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Face id Yes
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3046 mAh
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge) 18W: 50% in 30 min
Wireless Charging Qi wireless charging
Color Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Midnight Green

 

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Introduction

This is the iPhone 11 pro what Apple dubs is pro cameras, pro display, pro performance and true, lately, the word pro gets tossed around a lot, but this is the first time that I can actively say that I don’t just trust an iPhone with my memories. I think this year it’s like Apple is finally listening to consumers, the iPhone was too expensive. So Apple dropped the price on the iPhone 11, the higher tier variants didn’t have great battery life. So we got thicker iPhones, and even in that mix.

I feel that this small iPhone 11 pro is the toughest sell of the bunch. I mean, why would you choose it if the 11 costs less and is good enough? And then the iPhone 11 pro max just goes all out. It’s even the most expensive flagship of its size. And yet this is the device that I chose for my personal needs. So, let me begin by explaining to you the things that I like about this phone.

The design

Colors seemed to pop a lot more than even its predecessors and sharpness is just amazing. And even if this technology is the same display on the galaxy note 10 plus, apple’s tuning adds an added punch that I’ve come to prefer. And then the combination will be stereo speakers, only enhances the experience consuming contents. Now you’ll appreciate this more, when you, look at the results from this camera system. No Cupertino, wasn’t the first with three focal lengths to the market, but haven’t they get this right?

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Display

See what I care about most when taking a shot is versatility, and then second, it would be that the film depicts the moment with accuracy, and usually switching focal lenses on other phones poses a problem. On the iPhone 11 pro that is not a problem, it’s a completely different story at least in daylight. You’ll get the same color detail and sharpness. Apple has improved its HDR and the addition of deep fusion in a recent software update has taken that to a whole new level.

Sadly, this isn’t in every scenario. Once you switch the lights off, you do get a night mode, but not for the ultra-wide. And then for the primary and the telephoto you are at Apple’s mercy if you get an option to control. Even the amount of shutter speed available depends on what Apple thinks you need and that’s not always great.

User experience

Some of the results even beat the pants off the pixel 4 in the comparison that I did recently, but not all of them. That similar story happens with portraits, you do get the option to switch the effects around or completely off, which will be necessary sometimes. See Apple’s attention to detail and skin tones is seriously Epic, but the treatment of hair is not. You will have to decide which result works best for you. Now, where I have to finally say Bravo to Cupertino is in the selfie department.

We finally get a wider crop for these and with fabulous results. In most cases, I’ll even prefer the selfie portraits over the pixel because I feel that it renders more natural skin tones. So as long as you have enough light, sadly, no, there is no nightmare for selfies just yet. But then the praise continues with video. I phones are still hands down the best smartphone video cameras in the market. It comes to a point where people can’t even tell that certain handheld shots that I’ve made in reviews came from using an iPhone at 4k at 60 frames per second.

Apple’s A13 bionic

Now the only Achilles heel left on previous I phones was selfie video, but that also got solved. No other phone can do 4k at 60 frames per second from the selfie camera, and also offer the levels of dynamic range that we get from this phone. Apple’s A13 bionic doesn’t just look good in benchmarks, I do have to praise it in real-world use. And then the rest of the internals are on point with most of the standards of 2019, but not all.

There are reasons why I’m mixed about this phone and it starts with the battery life of Apple iPhone 11 Pro. I mean, I’m mixed because it’s not bad, it’s not great. You’ll end the day fine and it’s the first time that happens with the smaller iPhone, but, you’ll end it in fumes. Sadly, at least you get a fast charger in the box.

What’s inside? (iOS)

The second reason is iOS. When Apple launched iPad iOS, most of us were cheering because we felt that it was the end of an era for the boring iPhone launcher. But no, sadly most of the features remained the iPad exclusively. I’m not sure if Apple has even noticed that this launcher is a crazy 12 years old and still a mix because it does handle itself well. Because it gets that list to the third reason why I’m mixing.

It’s really how buggy iOS 13 has been from face ID, not working until you turn the phone off to the phone dropping frames between home screens, which just didn’t make sense on all this power, to the fact that sometimes the phone would just heat up for no particular reason until you again, turned it off, made no sense at all. It’s really not until the recent version of iOS that things have gotten better.

So if that’s been your problem, make sure you do the software update. And really, the fourth reason is one that I never thought I’d care about. And it’s the death of 3D touch. I mean, haptic touch just, doesn’t cut it at times. You find yourself pressing hard on things, expecting a reaction and the latency is just really bad. See also Apple iPhone SE 2020 price in Kenya and features.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Final thoughts

So, I had to go for the 256-gigabyte option and don’t even get me started about Apple-care plus, which I do recommend you get, but that is now more expensive. If I would need a phone to assist me in my creative professional work, then yes, I’d pick an iPhone 11 pro over any other device. The color accuracy of the display is ideal for photo edits. The camera system is seriously the crutch. The microphone I use for the parking out daily is powered by an enlightening connector.

Having an iPhone for me has been seriously a necessity for at least three generations. So yes it does win the pro moniker for me. Now, necessity is enough to keep a phone in my bag at all times in that sit. And yet this is the first time that I find myself using an iPhone more than ever before, so much that it takes me back to my times with the iPhone 4. The last time that I trusted an iPhone with my most important things was almost a decade ago.

Recommendation

And that’s actually how I feel here. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro is seriously excess. If you were to judge it only by its price. And yet I can’t remember the last time that I loved an iPhone so much. Apple needed three generations to perfect what it began with the iPhone 10. And I think that it’s finally time for me to say that this is the coolest iPhone.

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