How the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus compare to the Pro models - and the iPhone 13

How the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus compare to the Pro models – and the iPhone 13

It’s official: the iPhone 14 is here. After months of leaks and speculation, Apple officially announced the latest addition to its smartphone lineup at its “Far Out” event on Wednesday, where the company also gave us a look at the long-rumored Apple Watch Ultra, a new Apple Watch SE, and the second generation AirPods Pro.

Apple’s new iPhone 14 series includes iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Pre-orders for all phones will begin on September 9, with the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max slated to arrive on September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus, meanwhile, won’t be available until October 7.

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus bring a number of changes to the iPhone lineup, including satellite emergency messaging and better battery life, while retaining Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset. The high-end iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, on the other hand, also boast the aforementioned satellite functionality in addition to a new 48MP main camera, an always-on display, and even a camera replacement. notch that displays real-time notifications.

However, since each phone differs so much in terms of features and price – the entry-level iPhone 14 starts at $799 – you might be wondering which model is right for you. To help you understand Apple’s crowded lineup, we’ve summarized and compared the specs of each model (as well as last year’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini). And while we haven’t officially reviewed the iPhone 14 yet, we’ve posted our hands-on first impressions if you want to take a closer look at Apple’s upcoming flagships.

Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max come with an always-on display.
Photo by Allison Johnson/The Edge

New features, battery life, etc.

No matter which iPhone 14 model you buy, there are a few tweaks and features that apply to all of them. US models, for example, no longer have a physical SIM tray but instead go for eSIMs, which shouldn’t impact those from a major carrier but could prove to be a hindrance with some providers. . Plus, the entire iPhone 14 range runs on iOS 16 out of the box, so you’ll be able to, for example, edit sent messages and add widgets to your lock screen, no matter which phone you buy.

All new phones will also support satellite emergency SOS from November. This will allow messages to be sent via communication satellites when you don’t have a cell signal. Although this is a premium service, those who purchase an iPhone 14 model will be able to use the feature for free for two years. Additionally, every phone in the iPhone 14 line – as well as the Apple Watch Series 8 – offers the ability to automatically connect you to emergency services if it detects you’ve been involved in a car crash.

Two screenshots of Apple's Emergency SOS feature via satellite, one of which explains the feature and another that shows the phone trying to locate a satellite.

Apple’s Satellite Emergency SOS feature is a first for the iPhone.
Image: Apple

Yet that is where many of the similarities end. In addition to price, all phones vary in battery life and size. The iPhone 14, for example, starts at $799, but for $100 more you can buy the iPhone 14 Plus, which comes with a larger 6.7-inch screen and longer battery life. The iPhone 14 Plus offers up to 26 hours of video playback on paper, unlike the iPhone 14, which only lasts 20 hours. Interestingly, the battery of the iPhone 14 Plus even exceeds the battery life of the $999 iPhone 14 Pro, which supposedly offers a maximum of 23 hours of video playback. That means the cheaper iPhone 14 Plus offers battery life second only to the $1,099 iPhone 14 Pro Max, which offers up to 29 hours.

Image of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, both in a light blue tint.

iPhone 14 (left) and iPhone 14 Plus (right).
Image: Apple

Similarities abound

However, in other ways, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus aren’t that different. They both use last year’s A15 Bionic chipset and share the same dual-camera system, which consists of a new ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel main shooter. Both also feature a new 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with autofocus that can capture group shots from a greater distance. Apple also claims it improved low-light image quality by 49% and made night mode up to twice as fast, which we haven’t tested in practice yet. Every phone in the iPhone 14 lineup also includes Apple’s new Action Mode, which should stabilize video while you’re recording similar to a gimbal. All models also sport a cinematic mode that can record 4K at 30fps and 4K at 24fps.

Image of a person holding an iPhone 14 Pro in the air.

Unlike standard iPhone models, the iPhone 14 Pro has an array of three cameras.
Photo by Allison Johnson/The Edge

If you’re looking for a more powerful camera system, check out the iPhone 14 Pro lineup. While the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro is lighter and smaller than the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, it offers the same triple-camera system and a 48MP primary camera, which is the first time we’ve seen such a sensor in an iPhone. . The Pro models also feature Apple’s new A16 Bionic chip and a 1TB storage option, missing from the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus. They also feature an always-on ProMotion 120Hz high refresh rate display that does away with the notch. In its place, you’ll find a pill-shaped cutout called “Dynamic Island” that can move around and display various real-time notifications, alerts, and activities.

By the numbers

This is just a snapshot of some of the key differences separating each model in the iPhone 14 lineup. For a deeper breakdown, however, we’ve rounded up all the relevant specs so you can compare them for yourself in the table. below. We’ve even included the latest generation iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini if ​​you’re thinking of upgrading to one of last year’s models. However, keep in mind that the iPhone 13 Mini may be the last of its kind.

iPhone 13 models vs iPhone 14 models

specification iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
specification iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 13 iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
SE iOS16 iOS16 iOS16 iOS16 iOS16 iOS16
Display 5.4 inch OLED 6.1 inch OLED 6.1 inch OLED 6.7 inch OLED 6.1 inch OLED 6.7 inch OLED
Permanent display Nope Nope Nope Nope Yes Yes
Refresh rate 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz
Maximum brightness 1200 nits maximum brightness (HDR) 1200 nits maximum brightness (HDR) 1200 nits maximum brightness (HDR) 1200 nits maximum brightness (HDR) 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR); 2000 nits maximum brightness (outdoor) 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR); 2000 nits maximum brightness (outdoor)
Resolution 2340×1080 2532×1170 2532×1170 2778×1284 2556×1179 2796×1290
Dimensions (mm) 64.2 x 131.5 x 7.65 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.65 71.5 x 146.7 x 7.80 78.1×160.8mm×7.80 71.5×147.5×7.85 77.6 x 160.7 x 7.85
Weight (grams) 141g 174 172.00 203.00 206 240
Color options Green, red, pink, blue, starlight/cream white, midnight/navy blue Green, red, pink, blue, starlight/cream white, midnight/navy blue Light blue, red, starlight/cream white, midnight/navy blue Light blue, red, starlight/cream white, midnight/navy blue Purple, Gold, Silver, Black Purple, Gold, Silver, Black
Battery Up to 17 hours of video playback Up to 19 hours of video playback

Up to 20 hours of video playback Up to 26 hours of video playback Up to 23 hours of video playback

Up to 29 hours of video playback
Processor A15 A15 A15 A15 A16 A16
Storage 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
Ports Lightning port Lightning port Lightning port Lightning port Lightning port Lightning port
Rear camera 12-megapixel dual camera system / main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide 12-megapixel dual camera system / main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide Advanced dual-camera system / 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide Advanced dual-camera system / 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide Pro camera system / 48-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 12-megapixel telephoto camera Pro camera system / 48-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 12-megapixel telephoto camera
Front camera 12MP TrueDepth front camera 12MP TrueDepth front camera 12MP TrueDepth front camera with autofocus 12MP TrueDepth front camera with autofocus 12MP TrueDepth front camera with autofocus 12MP TrueDepth front camera with autofocus
Biometrics Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID Face ID
Protection against water and dust IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
SIM card support SIMs and eSIMs SIMs and eSIMs eSIM only (in US) eSIM only (in US) eSIM only (in US) eSIM only (in US)
Satellite Emergency SOS Nope Nope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collision detection Nope Nope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless charging? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity 5G / Bluetooth 5.0 5G / Bluetooth 5.0

5G / Bluetooth 5.3

5G / Bluetooth 5.3 5G / Bluetooth 5.3 5G / Bluetooth 5.3
Starting price $599 $699 $799 $899 $999 $1,099

Related:

#iPhone #compare #Pro #models #iPhone

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.