People are mocking the new iPhone 14, as not only it resembles the previous model but also keeps a lot of similar hardware. There is no higher refresh rate, no new notch, and even the chipset remains the same. But upon diving deep into the hardware, we were able to find 15 differences between iPhone 14 and iPhone 13. In case you are struggling to choose between the two, then you are at the right place.
iPhone 14 introduction
Before jumping to the differences, let me give you a brief introduction to the iPhone 14. Unlike the previous iPhone 13 and 12 series, Apple did not launch an iPhone 14 Mini. Rather, they came out with iPhone 14 Plus. This is basically the same as a standard iPhone 14 but bigger with a 6.7-inch display as opposed to a 6.1-inch. Obviously, you will have to pay more for the bigger display.
The standard iPhone 14 costs $799, while the Plus version costs $899. This article is specifically for the comparison of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14, but if you ask me the choice between the Plus and standard version, then I would go for iPhone 14 Pro. If I can spend $899 on the Plus version, then I would swallow the bitter pill and invest $100 more into a much better phone.
Now, coming to our main topic, the differences between iPhone 14 and 13:
1. A15 processor with one more GPU core
2. 6GB RAM instead of 4GB
3. The front camera has a larger aperture of f/1.9 and supports autofocus
4. The main camera aperture is larger, f/1.5
5. Car crash detection
6. New Photonic Engine for better low light performance
7. Cinematic Mode in 4K at 30 fps and Action Mode in 2.8K at 60 fps
8. Action Mode to capture adventure videos with more stability
9. Upgraded Bluetooth 5.3
10. Two more 5G frequency bands, n26 and n70
11. The video playback time is 1-hour longer
12. The gyro axis is upgraded from three axis to high dynamic
13. Satellite connectivity
14. Only e-SIM for iPhone 14 (US model)
15. The single ambient light sensor is upgraded to a dual ambient light sensor
Should you buy an iPhone 14 or 13?
If you already have an iPhone 13, then there is no point in buying an iPhone 14. If you have an older phone, then I would say save a hundred bucks and go for iPhone 13. The above 15 changes do not make up for the extra charges. This year’s standard iPhones are not worth it.
Now that you have made up your mind, make sure to give your new iPhone a great protective case!