iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 Comparison

So, you’re wondering whether you should get the brand new iPhone 14 and whether it’s worth the huge price tag attached to it? In this article we’ll be comparing the features of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 to see what improvements have been made, and whether it’s the right choice for you.

The iPhone 14 features a few slight improvements vs the iPhone 13, the most noticeable differences being stylistic changes. The screen size is the  same for both models, they both contain Apple’s A15 bionic chip and offer 5G connectivity. 

So, what other differences in specs are there between the two flagship iPhones:

iPhone 13 iPhone14 Comments
4-core GPU (A15 Bionic) 5-cure GPU (A15 Bionic) 1 more core, slightly improved processing power.
4GB of memory 6GB of memory Slightly improved RAM, but this is still below a lot of Androids in the market.
Dual Camera System “Advanced” Dual Camera System Apple simply added a word.
12-megapixel main camera with f/1.6 aperture 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.5 aperture and larger sensor Marginally improved low light performance.
12-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture 12-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture and autofocus Improved focus and marginally improved low light performance.
Photonic Engine
Cinematic mode for recording video with shallow depth of field (1080p at 30fps) Cinematic mode for recording video with shallow depth of field (4K HDR up to 30fps)
Action mode
Improved video quality.
19 hours of battery life with video playback 20 hours battery life with video playback Marginal improvement in battery performance.
7.65mm thick 7.8mm thick New design is bulkier.
174g weight 172 weight Slightly lighter.
eSIM optional eSIM optional Same.
Emergency SOS Emergency SOS via Satellite Improved SOS tracking.
N/A Crash detection Added crash detection.

The upgrades to this phone are marginal - with minor improvements seen in the battery life, GPU and cameras. There are some improvements to the device security and crash detection, but for the majority of users none of these upgrades will be game changers. In fact, taking the price into account you’d be much better off grabbing yourself a refurbished iPhone 13. The prices of these phones have dropped slightly since the launch of the 14, so you can get yourself a really good deal. 

For a marginal drop in performance, you can save yourself £323 or 38% (£526 iPhone 13 vs £849 iPhone 14).

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