Apple releases a new iPhone every year, and with each brand-new Apple flagship comes a slew of new features. However, the size of the new phone can raise questions. How big is the iPhone 11? You may have seen the iPhone 11’s dimensions simply listed as "Height: 5.8 inches (145.6mm); Width: 3.03 inches (77.9mm); Depth: 0.33 inch (8.5mm)." But what do all those numbers mean?
The iPhone 11 is 5.8 inches tall
One of the biggest questions on the minds of Apple fans is how big the iPhone 11 will be—because size matters. The iPhone 11 is 5.8 inches tall, which is a tad bigger than the iPhone XS Max and a little bit smaller than the iPhone XR. But don't be fooled. The new model still fits right in with Apple's other iPhones, according to leaked photos of dummy phones and screen protectors published by MacRumors ( via 9to5Mac ). As expected, the iPhone 11 has a sizable edge-to-edge display with no notch. It's noticeably larger than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8, which was released back in 2017. The bezels around the new device are also slightly thicker than on its predecessor.
The iPhone 11 is 3.03 inches wide
The Apple iPhone 11 is 3.03 inches wide and 7.08 inches tall, according to the company. Its display has a resolution of 1,136x750 pixels at 326 pixels per inch (ppi). The iPhone 11 Pro Max model has a larger 6.5-inch diagonal screen with a resolution of 1,792×828 pixels at 401 ppi. Taller phones are becoming more popular as consumers have embraced smartphones that are closer to the size of tablet computers. Phones with larger screens also make it easier for people to watch movies, play games or read e-books on the go. For example, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is 20 percent taller than last year's largest model, the iPhone XS Max. Apple also unveiled an even larger version of its new models: The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have 6.5-inch and 6.6-inch displays, respectively.
The iPhone 11 is 0.33 inches deep
The iPhone 11 is 0.33 inches deep. That's 10.7mm at its thickest point, which is roughly where you'd find the camera lens on most phones. It makes the iPhone 11 as slim as the Google Pixel 3 and a little bit thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S10e and OnePlus 7 Pro. The iPhone 11 is also 8.8mm thick at its thinnest point, which is about where the volume controls are located on the left side of the phone. The Google Pixel 3 is a little bit thinner here, but not by much, and most other phones are less than 8mm thick in this area.
Better to be informed
The biggest takeaway from all this? There are a number of different screen sizes among Apple’s flagship phones, and the one you choose will likely depend on your personal needs. It’s also worth noting that there is no one-size-fits-all approach here. This can be seen as both a good and bad thing, depending on how you look at things. To put it simply, if you’re looking for the best possible phone, then you need to take use cases, personal preferences, and the size of your hands into consideration (not to mention price).