What is the difference between the iPhone 14 and its predecessor iPhone 13? Unfortunately, the answer is very little. The list of features is pretty short as Apple only made some minor upgrades. These include improved main and front cameras, auto crash detection, more RAM, two new color variants, and better repairability. Really revolutionary new features for this product line such as always-on display, 48MP camera and Dynamic Island are exclusive to the Pro models iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
If you’re using an iPhone 13, switching to an iPhone 14 may not be very appealing due to the many similarities. In addition, the base price has increased slightly. The lowest configuration of the new Apple iPhone 14 with 128 GB costs about $ 800 – the iPhone 13 at launch cost only $ 700. Since the iPhone 13 Pro falls in a similar price range today, it could be a better alternative for potential buyers of the iPhone 14. Pros include an additional telephoto camera as well as a display. 120 Hz adaptive. In contrast, the standard iPhone of 2022 is still based on the slower 60 Hz panel.
Main camera of iPhone 13 Pro
The new camera is possibly the most important upgrade for the Apple iPhone 14. The 12 MP main camera is now identical to the iPhone 13 Pro. This means that the sensor size increases to 1.7 to 1.9 µm, while the aperture improves from f/1.6 to f/1.5. In our testing, this was especially evident from photos taken at night. In low light, the iPhone 14 takes significantly better photos than last year’s model and displays more detail and richer colors in dark areas. The selfie camera has also been improved and now features autofocus, allowing for sharper photos, especially from close range.
Our in-depth review of Apple iPhone 14 cans is here.
My passion for computers started with the C64. Since then, I’ve put things my way in terms of hardware through its paces. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and the first PC with the 8088 CPU, my list of projects grew longer and longer. For more than 20 years now, I have also turned a hobby into a career and have been active in Notebookcheck’s mobile business since 2021. Before that, I worked as a hardware editor for IDG Media (tecChannel.de) and VNU Business Publications (PC Professional), among others.
Even when I was young, I was very passionate about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while in school. When dealing with inevitable computer-related hardware and software problems, I am constantly on the lookout for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones have presented further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck, I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.