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Consumer Reports: iPhone 11 Pro Max gets top scores in extensive testing. Buy or wait?

Nik IvanovskyOct 6, 201946016 votes +8 rating

Consumer Reports raised the iPhone 11 Pro Max at the top of its smartphones ranking in the latest report that examines all the flagship improvements compared to its predecessors.

iPhone 11 Pro Max gets top scores in extensive testingPhoto: Consumer Reports

During the battery test, the smartphone worked for 40.5 hours, and this is 29.5 hours higher than the iPhone XS Max. At the same time, the iPhone 11 Pro lasted 34 hours, and the iPhone 11 – 28 hours. In fact, all the new Apple products were noticeably “survivable” of their predecessors.

Pro Max testers rated the gadget’s camera on a par with the regular Pro version. Devices received the highest scores for the shooting quality.

One of the most popular user comments:

Ok, why in this case, a large number of bloggers uploads a bunch of videos with huge iPhone 11 lacks? This smartphone is raw through, the software is full of holes, and the hardware is from the past for at least a year, as well as ideas stolen again but at the same time promoted so that everyone thought that was theirs. Samsung with multiple cameras made the phone back in 2009, and a year later LG did the same. And eight years later, Apple appeared boldly and said that it was only their innovation, and the conservative simpletons from the “villages” believed without checking.

The new Apple processor – A13 Bionic – turned out to be honored. All smartphones in the line are much faster than the 2018 models and all the flagships on Android. According to experts, the chip will be especially useful when working with 4K video and in games.

One of the most popular user comments:

Phones with Android are difficult to designate as smartphones, but I can say what these calculators do not have and never will be – the processor and RAM, that are several times faster than any product on Android, the Apple A13 and 4 gigabytes of RAM work more stable than any dragon and dozens of operatives in Android. And, of course – iOS, Apple produces software and hardware, the OS is written for specific models and honed to perfection. Android is taken by everyone who is not lazy, any second-rate Chinese dump can install Android, and all this riot of super-characteristics on paper is nullified by a garbage code. Plus, Android also distributes data from these products to everyone who is willing to pay, and that’s why there are enough viruses because of this.

Also, the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11 performed well in the strength test, having survived several falls. However, the iPhone 11 Pro was slightly weaker than other models. The only doubt expressed by Consumer Reports experts was the lack of a 5G modem for all new iPhones. This is the only argument against buying the current generation of Apple smartphones.

One of the most popular user comments:

Apple orders hardware to manufacturers according to predefined parameters that are developed by engineers in Cupertino, this is a well-known fact. iOS, in terms of convenience and stability, will give Android a huge head start, try it, you’ll like it! Charging with large watts burns the battery much faster, this is also a fact, the Samsung batteries burn out after a year due to these fast charges, 18 watts is the most optimal for today.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 11 Pro Max was the first smartphone of the California giant, that led the top Consumer Reports in recent years. Last year’s iPhone XS lost to the Samsung Galaxy Note9.

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    2019-10-9, 9:18AM
    Well I will be interested to see what Apple does. It hasn't been the same company since Jobs.

    What I would watch out for is the combination of Musk's 11,000 satellite system of Starlink and Google (Google is part owner of Space X). The speed of the system is terabit. Lot of other people have talked about putting a big satellite system in space... but none of those people had their own launch vehicle system. Musk does. And Bezos might.

    Here's the potential. Your cellphone tower could be moving to space (about 120 miles up vs. 20 miles away). There are many unknowns, of course. What will the frequency be? But satellite to phone and phone to satellite has been working since the Iridium era. It's just that this will be a humongous jump in data rate. There is the potential for an Apple-Bezos hook-up. I think Musk would win the tech battle but Bezos has deep pockets.

    The other impact could be on the Great Firewall of China. Xi controls the internet in China. Google doesn't operate there. But Chinese Mainlanders could access Google (and other comm) from space. That would be totally private. Transmitting up from China Mainland to a Starlink satellite might be subject to interception, but it could be tough.

    Interesting times.
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