“Used cheap machines” is a category that offers technology products that are no longer the latest, but over time have lowered their prices to an accessible level. Due to their use, these products may be affected in appearance, battery life as well as quality. In addition, the warranty of the old product cannot be guaranteed compared to the new one.
Therefore, although old technology products offer more value than new products in the same price range, users still need to think before owning them.
The iPhone 11 Pro is one of the two advanced iPhone models launched by Apple in September 2019, along with the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The original price of the iPhone 11 Pro was $999, making it one of the most expensive phones at the time. After 3 years, in old iPhone stores, if the price of a used iPhone 11 Pro Max is still around 12 million dong, then the iPhone 11 Pro has started to drop to 10 million dong.
The iPhone 11 Pro is essentially the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a smaller screen and battery capacity. Therefore, users still fully inherit important features.
Although it has been more than 3 years, the design of iPhone 11 Pro is not outdated. Apple still applies the textured glass surface and gradient camera design to its latest iPhone models. The device has four color versions: gray (space gray), gold (gold), green (midnight green) and silver (silver). In particular, the gray version is usually a few hundred thousand dong cheaper than other colors, because this color is not popular with many people.
The steel frame of the iPhone 11 Pro is very easy to scratch and can dent and dent. This is a part subject to wear and users will need to check it carefully when purchasing a used machine.
In contrast, the iPhone 11 Pro’s matte glass material helps prevent the back of the device from revealing scratches, even after a long period of use. However, since it is glass, this back can be completely broken, and the situation of the old iPhone 11 Pro being replaced with the back is quite common.
iPhone 11 Pro’s screen size is 5.8 inches, which is too small to meet the needs of the majority of consumers. On the contrary, this is a plus point for those who are looking for a compact smartphone that can be used with one hand. In terms of display quality, it’s hard to criticize this screen. The only negative point is that the iPhone 11 Pro screen only has a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is quite outdated compared to the current trend of high-frequency screens.
iPhone 11 Pro is equipped with A13 Bionic chip which comes with 4GB of RAM. In the latest iOS 16, the iPhone 11 Pro still delivers a relatively smooth performance, although sometimes the app reloads when multitasking because the amount of RAM is not really that big.
The only iPhone model that performs better than the iPhone 11 Pro in the VND 10 million price range is the iPhone SE 2022 with A15 Bionic chip and 4GB of RAM. Although the iPhone SE 2022 is more powerful, it still falls short of the iPhone 11 Pro due to losses in all remaining factors such as design, screen, camera and battery.
iPhone 11 Pro has three versions of internal memory, 64, 256 and 512 GB. The 64GB version holds the majority of the older phone market. This is a very modest number compared to most smartphones today, even with low-cost models. Therefore, if you regularly take photos / record videos, or frequently use data-intensive applications such as Zalo, Telegram or games, users should consider choosing the 256GB or 512GB version, with a price difference of about 1 to 1. 1.5 1 million VND compared to the 64 GB version.
iPhone 11 Pro battery life is below average. This is even more apparent when used iPhone 11 Pro batteries are worn out. The average screen time in a day that users can expect on this model is about 5 hours, provided the battery life is <15%.
Since it’s 3 years old, most of the old iPhone 11 Pro devices now have a battery level between 10-15% (which equates to 85-90% capacity remaining). Finding a machine with a lower battery level will be a difficult task.
iPhone 11 Pro has a 3-camera system with 3 different focal lengths: wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto. In fact, the iPhone 11 Pro is currently the cheapest iPhone model on the market with a “3-eye” camera system.
Although there are still some limitations such as night mode night mode that only works with the main camera, or the focal length of the 2X optical zoom only, but basically, the iPhone 11 Pro camera is still appreciated.high at the moment. In particular, the iPhone 11 Pro’s video recording capability is very good, supporting 4K 60fps on all three cameras.
iPhone 11 Pro still does not support today’s most advanced network technologies, 5G, but only 4G LTE, but this is not a big problem because 5G in Vietnam has not been widely deployed. The device supports two SIMs with 1 SIM and 1 eSIM.
iPhone 11 Pro unlocks with your face (Face ID), but it does not support unlocking when wearing a mask, and is only available on iPhone 12 Pro and later. Users should consider upgrading to the iPhone 12 Pro if they wear a mask a lot and find entering a password too annoying.
iPhone 11 Pro has IP68 water resistance, but users should not rely on this feature. The waterproof rubber gaskets can wear out over time, and in addition, old iPhones in Vietnam were mostly taken apart to check or replace components.
A feature built into iOS is a feature that lets users know if their iPhone 11 Pro has a replacement screen or battery. Users can access Settings > General > About, if the line “Unknown Components” appears, then the iPhone has been replaced by third-party components and is not worth owning.
Overall, in terms of hardware, the iPhone 11 Pro doesn’t have many highlights compared to its Android competitors in the absence of new technologies such as a large screen, high refresh rate, great battery life, 5G network, and a zoom camera. Long focal length… In addition, the iPhone 11 Pro’s small screen makes it difficult to accept for many users.
The iPhone 11 Pro is for those who want a compact iPhone, with a good camera system, and a reasonable price
However, the iPhone 11 Pro is still a suitable option for those who are familiar with the Apple/iOS ecosystem, and want a compact phone model with a “luxury” design and a fully focused camera system. – Of course, provided that users should choose to buy from reputable old iPhone business websites, with guaranteed after-sales service.