Apple presented the iPhone 14 during its traditional September keynote, with some major differences on the hardware side. We have relied on all the information revealed on this occasion to offer you this complete comparison with the iPhone 13.
iPhone 14 VS iPhone 13 in a nutshell:
- arrival of the satellite connection
- best camera
- new colors
- price increase
- no mini size
1 – Screens
The screen of the iPhone 14 does not actually bring much new compared to that of the iPhone 13. Indeed, it is the same size. On the menu, Apple also offers us 6.1 inches , a fairly large display that fits in the hands. The True Tone solution, also available on iPhone 13, adapts the colors of the screen according to the ambient light. The technology used here is OLED, which guarantees less energy consumption.
Apple therefore did not wish to offer us a major update on the panel side, which was not very different when moving from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 13. However, we are still on very good hardware. which looks pretty good even in direct sunlight, with reputable subcontractors at the helm like BOE Electronics or Samsung according to leaks from the Asian circuit.
2 – Design comparison
Like the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 takes up the guidelines of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 12 : right angles, solid colors and an aluminum shell. The advantage is that you will not need to change your accessories if you come from one of the two previous generations. Cover, screen protector or charging base: thanks to almost identical dimensions, no problem.
To go further, the detailed comparison of the different measurements of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 gives us the following figures: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm for the iPhone 14 VS iPhone 13 at 146.7 x 71 .5 x 7.65mm . As for the weight, it also evolves and loses a small gram with 173 g for the iPhone 13 against 172 g for the iPhone 14. But it is clearly negligible on this scale.
What really changes, however, are the colors : Green , Pink , Blue , Midnight , Starlight or (PRODUCT) RED for the iPhone 13 and Blue , Purple , Midnight , Starlight or (PRODUCT) RED for the iPhone 14 Of course, you can also personalize the iPhone with a protective shell.
3 – Performance: iPhone 13 VS iPhone 14
Unfortunately, Apple wanted to keep the same processor in the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14. And yet: compared to its predecessor, the new model displays enhanced performance with one more core for the GPU. On a day-to-day basis, however, the difference remains negligible and is only noticeable at full power. Especially during particularly energy-intensive video games.
4 – Photo and video
Where Apple offers us a real breakthrough on the iPhone 14 is with its camera since it has a better wide-angle sensor. This is entitled to an f / 1.5 aperture and a definition of 12 megapixels, enough to capture sharper scenes but also with improved rendering at night. For comparison, the iPhone 13 are content with an ƒ/1.6 aperture here with also 12 megapixels; this is an important difference that will not fail to appeal to lovers of holiday memories.
But the rear sensor is not the only one to be different, since the FaceTime HD camera installed on the front of the iPhone 14 is also of better quality than that of the iPhone 13. Always alongside the lens TrueDepth , which is used to unlock your iPhone using Face ID face recognition, the lens offers the following technical characteristics: ƒ/2.2 aperture, 12 megapixels, wide-angle and Portrait mode. To compare, the front camera of the iPhone 14 is a 12-megapixel lens, ƒ/1.9 aperture and Cinematic mode, also available on iPhone 13.
You guessed it: you’ll get better selfies with an iPhone 14, especially if a lot of you want to appear in the picture. This will be very practical in particular for perfecting your Memoji, especially since new little animated faces are just available with the update to iOS 16 . This is included automatically with your iPhone 14.
5 – Which one has the best battery?
Apple has somewhat upgraded the endurance of its iPhone 14, capable of holding an hour longer compared to the iPhone 13. For once, this is clearly a novelty that will make the difference for regulars of strong electricity consumption. In fact, all you have to do is pair an Apple Watch all afternoon and listen to music with wireless headphones and the battery will drain very quickly. Ditto for gaming, capturing 4K video or even playing audio at full power on the speakers.
Charge your iPhone 13 or iPhone 14
Both iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 charge through their Lightning port . With this, another advantage awaits you on the battery side since the iPhone 14 is able to gain 50% autonomy in just thirty minutes. No difference with the iPhone 13 here, however, which is quite a shame because other players in the smartphone sector are doing much better.
6 – iPhone 14 VS iPhone 13: connectors
Via the proprietary socket, you should know that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 can also send and receive files using iTunes. Both devices are also compatible with the latest Bluetooth standard, but there is a difference because the iPhone 14 is equipped with a Bluetooth 5.3 chip against Bluetooth 5.0 for the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13s are however still very fast thanks to their 5G chip, which is also found in the iPhone 14.
On the sound side, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 support Spatial Audio and Lossless mode with Apple Music. This requires a dedicated plan.
7 – Price comparison
Apple offers more expensive prices with the iPhone 14, different depending on the storage capacity:
- 1,019 $ for the iPhone 14 with 128 GB of storage
- 1,149 $ for the iPhone 14 with 256 GB of storage
- 1,409 $ for the iPhone 14 with 512 GB of storage
In comparison, iPhone 13 prices are on average much more affordable:
- 909 $ for the iPhone 13 with 128 GB of storage
- 1,029 $ for the iPhone 13 with 256 GB of storage
- 1,259 $ for the iPhone 13 with 512 GB of storage
8 – Closing
To conclude this comparison, we can therefore say that the iPhone 14 represent the best possible evolution of the iPhone 13 that Apple has been given to do in times of crisis. Indeed, some will probably regret that the processor is the same but this can be understood given the shortage of chips, moreover it is always possible to opt for an iPhone 14 Pro if that is not enough . But in general, the A15 Bionic card runs very fast and without lag as confirmed by the tests published so far.
So certainly, as often with Apple, this is an update that may not convince owners of the previous generation because of a crucial lack of differences between the two. But for those looking for a compromise between the third generation iPhone SE and the very high end, the iPhone 14 represents the best iPhone on the market today. Its camera is excellent, the design is already crowned with success and the few additions such as the best photo sensor or Bluetooth 5.3 could quickly become essential.