iPhone 14 does NOT bend but watch out for those camera lenses

iPhone 14 performs decently in durability test. It does not bend but camera lenses are easy to scratch.

| Updated on: Sep 20 2022, 18:00 IST
iPhone 14 Pro Max: It is HERE, and we take a quick look
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1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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iPhone 14 goes through a durability test and this is how it performs. (REUTERS)

The iPhone 14 is currently the best no-frills iPhone Apple makes at the moment. Other than the usual set of annual upgrades, the iPhone 14 also makes headlines with an easy repairability score. But, is the iPhone 14 durable? And if so, how strong is it? To find out, popular YouTube creator Jerry Rig Everything took an iPhone 14 and subjected it to some extreme abusive usage an iPhone could witness in its life. And guess what? The iPhone 14 passed with flying colours, although with a few caveats.

In the initial parts of the test, the iPhone 14 shows good resistance to scratches when exposed to strong objects. The display can sustain minor scratches under extreme conditions and deeper grooves when the punishment increases. The same goes for the back glass, which is also now removable. Then there's the iPhone's camera glass covering the lenses and that picks up scratches easily, despite Apple claiming Sapphire Crystal glass protection. You would want to keep those cameras away from harm.

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Eventually, the iPhone 14 is exposed to the burn test and its OLED display doesn't survive after a long exposure to flames. While this may not happen to your iPhone 14, what can happen is a bend situation and the iPhone 14 performs great here. In fact, the iPhone 14 didn't bend in the test. This means you can forego your worries when carrying this in your pockets.

Apple doesn't have big claims in terms of durability but the iPhone 14 passes with flying colours. The iPhone 14 has been a controversial smartphone in 2022, with Apple doing the bare minimum to call it a “new” phone. The iPhone 14 uses the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13 Pro from last year, uses a similar 6.1-inch 60Hz OLED display, and even has the same design. What changes is the new main camera sensor, slightly better battery life, and a new selfie camera with autofocus functionality.

The iPhone 14 Plus is the new addition this year, having a larger 6.7-inch OLED display and a bigger battery. The rest of the specifications remain unchanged. It is the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max that get a brand new chipset, a new 48MP main camera, a new LTPO 2.0 display, and pill-shaped cutout for the front camera.

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First Published Date: 20 Sep, 18:00 IST