IPHONE 13 VS 14: IS IT WORTH THE HYPE?
Is it worth buying the new iPhone 14? Are there many differences between iPhone 13 and iPhone 14? If you’ve been wondering the same thing after the presentation of the new Apple series, you’ve come to the right place. We tell you how the new standard model differs from its predecessor. And just in case there are any doubts, here are some other comparisons of the new iPhone models.
iPhone 13 vs 14
The iPhone 13 is cheaper than the iPhone 14
One of the main differences that we have found and that were expected has been the price drop of the iPhone 13, even finding it for $841 on Amazon. This is $146 less than the new iPhone 14 model.
On the other hand, in the official Apple Store, the iPhone 13 can be found for $809 compared to $988 for the iPhone 14. This point seems essential and from where we must start when analyzing whether it’s worth upgrading to the iPhone 14 or not.
Apple didn’t change the design of the iPhone 13 in the iPhone 14
Looking at this image, would you be able to distinguish the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14? We certainly don’t, because, beyond the 15 millimeters of difference, the new model looks the same as the previous one: flat edges, a screen with a narrow notch, and an identical camera module with two lenses arranged diagonally.
Mind you, this isn’t meant to be a negative thing by any means. Both models look elegant and with the aesthetics to which Apple has accustomed us. To take into account are the high-quality materials that we can find in both phones.
Of course, if the colors are essential for you when choosing, think that the purple color of the iPhone 14 does not have the iPhone 13.
Screen comparison: iPhone 13 vs iPhone 14
Do we find big differences in the screens of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14? None. We would have to move to the iPhone 14 Pro to find the new Dynamic Island because for everything else we are facing the same type of screen with these characteristics:
- OLED panel
- Screen size (6.1 inches)
- Resolution (2532 x 1170 pixels)
- Typical contrast ratio (2,000,000:1)
- Maximum brightness (1200 nits)
- Color Coverage (P3)
The iPhone 14 has a better camera than the iPhone 13
We come to the key point where we can find differences between the two. Apple has improved the cameras of the iPhone 14 quite a bit compared to the iPhone 13.
- In the main lens, the sensor is larger (1.9 µm pixel instead of 1.7 µm).
- And the aperture larger (f/1.5 instead of f/1.6), which allows for better image quality, especially in dark areas.
This new iPhone 14 camera system is very similar to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The TrueDepth selfie camera is also faster (f/1.9 instead of f/2.2) and has autofocus as a new feature.
Although the ultra wide-angle hasn’t changed, it takes advantage of the new Photonic Engine in the iPhone 14. In addition, it comes with an enhanced cinema mode, where blurry videos in 4K HDR at 30 fps are possible. Just like, there’s also the new action mode that stabilizes the image if you move with your smartphone while recording.
Overall, the iPhone 14 does bring good improvements in the camera aspect over the iPhone 13, which could be the (only) reason to switch to Apple’s new model.
The A15 bionic chip in the iPhone 14 has one more GPU core.
In theory, this gives it a bit more power and performance in graphics-intensive applications. But on a day-to-day usage level, there is no difference. In addition, Apple hasn’t officially disclosed the RAM of the new iPhone 14, although everything points to 6 GB versus 4 GB of the iPhone 13.
A little more battery on the iPhone 14
The battery capacity has increased from 3240 mAh in the iPhone 13 to 3279 mAh in the iPhone 14. Although those slight 39 mAh may seem little, Apple ensures that with the optimization of the chip we can enjoy more hours of use, leaving something like this:
- iPhone 14: 80 hours of audio playback / 20 hours of video playback / 16 hours (streaming).
- iPhone 13: 75 hours of audio playback / 19 hours of video playback / 15 hours (streaming).
As for charging speed, it hasn’t changed in the new models: iPhone 14 charges at a maximum of 20 watts (wired) or 15 watts (wireless charging via MagSafe).
New in iPhone 14: crash detection and emergency call via satellite
Apple is always looking for an ace up its sleeve and adds some extra features beyond the camera system. In this case, we are talking about the new accident detection. The iPhone 14 recognizes if you’ve had an accident with your car and automatically calls for help.
On the other hand, the emergency SOS via satellite can make a call without coverage or transmit your location. However, it’s currently only available in the USA and Canada.
Do you think it’s worth switching to the iPhone 14? We hope that in the iPhone 15 there will be more news!