We compared the iPhone 11 to the iPhone XS to see which one is the better upgrade — and the new iPhone 11 is the winner if you have an older iPhone and you love taking photos

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled its newest iPhones: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

In theory, these each have a predecessor. The iPhone 11 is the new generation of the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 Pro is the new iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the new iPhone XS Max.

But if you own an iPhone XS, you may be considering upgrading to the iPhone 11 instead of the iPhone 11 Pro. After all, the iPhone 11 is $300 cheaper, comes in more colors, and sports almost all of the same high-end specs as the 11 Pro.

Apple iPhone 11 vs iPhone XS: The biggest differences

Here's the tl;dr. The iPhone 11 is $300 cheaper. Both phones have a dual-camera setup, but the components differ, with the iPhone 11 sporting an ultra-wide lens where the iPhone XS has a telephoto lens. The iPhone 11 has a longer battery life, a better front shooter, and an upgraded processor. The iPhone XS, meanwhile, has a better screen (an OLED, where the iPhone 11 has an LCD), smaller bezels, and a slimmer design (5.8 inches to the iPhone 11's 6.1, and 7.7 millimeters thickness to the iPhone 11's 8.3).

But what do these specs actually mean? Below, we've broken down the key differences between these two flagship phones. We've also included four reasons why most people should stick with their iPhone XS and two reasons why photography enthusiasts may be an exception.

If you're upgrading from a device that's more than a year old, you may be torn between upgrading to the iPhone XS and upgrading to the iPhone 11. On that front…

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