iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: Fascinating new iPhone is here, but should you upgrade?

While iPhone 14 Pro models have arrived with several major upgrades, iPhone 14 base model has retained most of the features that we have seen on iPhone 13, but with some important upgrades.

| Updated on: Sep 08 2022, 02:03 IST
iPhone 14 in photos: A quick glance at Apple’s fascinating new flagship
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1/5 The iPhone 14 features a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display with Ceramic Shield Protection. The iPhone 14 gets the same but smaller notch design and form factor as last year’s iPhone 13. (Apple)
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2/5 The iPhone 14 is powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset which powered last year’s iPhone 13. Although Apple has claimed that this year’s A15 Bionic is an improved version of last year’s chipset. The A15 Bionic, although an year old, is still the fastest chipset in the market yet, making iPhone 14 still an amazing smartphone. It houses a 5 core GPU and a 6 core CPU. (Apple)
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3/5 Phone 14 gets the same 12MP main camera with a larger sensor with f/1.5 aperture lens and sensor shift stability. Apple claims an improvement of 49 percent in low light photography. and the 12MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera also uses the 12MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. (Apple)
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4/5 iPhone 14 also has a new gyroscope sensor that can detect impacts of up to 256G. Apple also brings support for satellite connectivity on the iPhone 14, called Emergency SOS via satellite. Users can now use the Find My app to share their location with contacts. The service will be available from November 2022 and will be free for use for two years. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 starts at $799 for the 128GB variant. There is a 256GB variant which is priced at $899. If you want to go even bigger, the iPhone 14 also has a 512GB variant which is priced at $999. It is available in 5 colours - Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Product Red. (Apple)
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iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: iPhone 14 to retain most of the features of iPhone 13. (Apple)

Apple has launched the newest iPhone lineup, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max at its ‘Far Out' event. With a new iPhone launching almost every year, it can be worthwhile to ask whether the new iPhone is worth upgrading to or not, especially when you spend nearly or over a thousand dollars on it. Those who bought their iPhone 13 last year must be wondering If they should upgrade to the new iPhone 14 or not. So here we have compared the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 so that you can figure out whether you should consider an upgrade or not.

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: Major upgrades you need to know

Apple's iPhone 13 was the successor to the company's best selling iPhone 12 and the device was launched with the flagship in-house designed A15 Bionic chipset and a Super Retina XDR display featuring HDR support, with True Tone colour representation, a Haptic Touch feedback, a 20,00,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,200 nits max brightness. On the other hand iPhone 14 has arrived with the A15 Bionic SoC with minor improvements and 5-core GPU. The display size remains the same as iPhone 13. However, the camera system got some improvements as compared to its predecessor iPhone 13. The handset got a new 12MP Main camera along with a larger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, the Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and a Photonic Engine for a giant leap in low-light performance.

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One of the major upgrades that iPhone 14 gets is satellite connectivity support and crash detection that iPhone 13 lacks. The iPhone 14 houses a new dual-core accelerometer that can detect G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope.

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First Published Date: 08 Sep, 02:01 IST