iPhone 11 vs iPhone 15: Is it finally time for me to upgrade?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 15
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After what feels like months of anticipation and speculation the iPhone 15 is finally here. Just as the leaks anticipated, the camera on the standard model has been massively upgraded, the lightning cable has been replaced with USB-C, and it's fitted with the new A16 Bionic chip. So with all these upgrades, it got me thinking, is it finally time to upgrade from my iPhone 11?

I’ve been using the iPhone 11 pretty much since it first came out. It was the first and only time I’ve ever invested in the latest iPhone and prior to that, I was using the iPhone 7 (you can see a pattern emerging here). I still think it’s one of the best iPhones for photography when taking into account features and affordability, especially considering it’s 4 years old. The video might not be as high quality or as stabilized but when the lighting is right, it’s good enough for me. 

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 15
Header Cell - Column 0 iPhone 11iPhone 15
Camera12MP + 12MP48MP + 12MP
Storage options64GB / 128GB / 256GB128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Battery capacity3,100 mAh (14 hours)3,877 mAh (20 hours)
Screen resolution6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HD display6.1-inch Super Retina XDR Display
ProcessorA13 Bionic chipA16 Bionic Chip
Colours availableBlack, green, yellow, purple, Product Red, whiteBlack, green, yellow, pink, blue
Price Around £255 (refurbished) £799 for 128GB model

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.