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Apple iPhone 14 Review

Apple iPhone 14 is a safe update for people who already like the iPhone 13. It maintains the design that is quickly becoming recognizable and, rather shockingly, the A15 Bionic from last year (which is, admittedly, a wickedly potent processor in and of itself), but it also doesn’t develop the art in a way that would enable Apple to stay up with rivals.

iPhone 14 Prize: $799, £779, or AU$1,399 Approximate

Apple iPhone 14 Specification

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Launch Announced 2022, September 07
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2022, September 16
Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight172 g (6.07 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
SIMNano-SIM and/or multiple eSIMs or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
eSIM only for USA
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
Size6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
ProtectionScratch-resistant ceramic glass, oleophobic coating
Platform iOS 16
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)
GPUApple GPU (5-core graphics)
Memory No Card slot
Internal128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM, 512GB 4GB RAM
Main camera (Dual) 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.
Selfie camera (Dual) 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
FeaturesHDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)
Video4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
Comms(WLAN) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.3, A2DP, LE
USBLightning, USB 2.0
 Sensors Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Battery Li-Ion, non-removable
ChargingFast charging, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery 2.0
MagSafe wireless charging 15W
Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
Misc Colors – Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red
PriceAbout 1000 EUR

Apple iPhone 14 price and availability

It shouldn’t be surprising that the pricing is the same for the base 128GB edition of the iPhone 14 given how identical it is to the iPhone 13: $799, £779, or AU$1,399 Approximate.

Retail availability begins on September 16 and preorders begin on Friday, September 9.

iPhone 14 Design, Display and Material

The design of Apple iPhone 14 is perfect. The new iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max both include the new Dynamic Island, a fungible zone that stores both the TrueDepth module as well as display information. While it is a virtual reproduction of the iPhone 13, it may fall short in comparison.

The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 is simply a small piece of technology between between two opulent slabs of glass that may or may not be Gorilla Glass Victus, for those who are unfamiliar with the design language Apple initially debuted with the iPhone 12. The Ceramic Shield is still there on the cover screen, so that should give another layer of defence.

A sleek metal band holds the about 75.1mm x 146.7mm x 7.65mm (0.30 inches) 172g body together. The positioning of the buttons, microphone, and speaker grille are the same as on the iPhone 13. On the right, there is a bigger power, sleep, and Siri button, and on the left, there is a quiet slider with volume controls below it.

iPhone 14 Cameras and battery life

The Apple iPhone 14 has three cameras in total: a 12MP wide camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, as well as a 12MP TrueDepth camera on the front.

For improved low-light performance, Apple claimed to have enhanced the primary camera with a bigger /1.5 aperture and larger 1.9 m pixels. The 12MP wide-angle still looks the same. However, the front TrueDepth camera now has focusing capabilities.

I did shoot with all of the lenses even though I only had a short amount of time in the demo room, and I thought the pictures looked good, but I need more practice. I will admit that after observing the new TrueDepth camera’s focusing in action, I can see how helpful it will be.

A few additional camera modes are also available. Cinematic Mode may now record in 4K at 30 and 24 frames per second. New Action Mode, a kind of electronic gimbal that smoothes down jerky footage by effectively smart-cropping on the go, is also available. Nice idea, however I feel like you lose a lot of the film that isn’t directly related to your theme.

iPhone 14 Performance and software

A15 Bionic, which has been around for a year, powers the iPhone 14. Although it’s disappointing not to see the newest silicon, the A15 Bionic is still the premier mobile CPU in its field. Performance-wise, the 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU are no slouch across a variety of tasks. On the iPhone 14, I got to witness some gameplay, and it naturally looked fluid.

I’ll reserve judgment until I assess Apple’s improved thermal design in the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, which may result in some battery and performance advantages.

Emergency satellite communications, as well as crash detection, as well as crash detection, are two fascinating new capabilities in the iPhone 14 series that, yes, are there in the base model.

Apple iPhone 14 Pros and Cons


  • Larger size
  • an upgraded front-facing camera with autofocus
  • iOS 16 shipping
  • A new colour choice is purple
  • Larger battery


  • A15 chip
  • Smaller notch design
  • No 48MP resolution
  • No 8K video recording
  • No Always-on display
  • No USB-C

Our verdict

The Apple iPhone 14 is a flagship that maintains a dated, well-worn design while delivering certain technology upgrades, such as a more potent TrueDepth camera array, accident detection, satellite connectivity, and more to bridge the gap between budget-conscious and the next big thing.


I still appreciate the way the Apple iPhone 14 looks and feels, despite the fact that it isn’t a significant improvement. However, I might only be able to distinguish it from the iPhone 13 by the new colours (I experimented with a lovely baby blue) and the absence of a SIM card port.

At least in some lenses, Apple iPhone 14 is a somewhat more potent phone than the previous version, and it could still outperform some new Android phones in terms of raw performance. The stylish new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, with their notch-free displays and 48MP cameras, will make it difficult to stare at the iPhone 14 without casting sideways looks towards them.

What makes iPhone 14 unique?

iPhone 14’s battery life has increased, lasting an hour longer than the iPhone 13’s. The iPhone 14 Plus offers an even longer battery life than the iPhone 14 due to its greater size. When playing video, the iPhone 14 can last up to 20 hours, whereas the iPhone 14 Plus can last up to 26 hours.

What is the release date for iPhone 14?

The iPhone 14 will go on market on September 16 and preorders will open on September 9. On October 7, the iPhone 14 Plus goes on sale. The starting price of the iPhone 14 is $799 (AU$1,399), while the price of the iPhone 14 Plus is $899 (AU$1,579).

How big is the iPhone 14?

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, both of which come in new, bigger 6.7-inch sizes, with amazing camera enhancements and ground-breaking new safety features.

What time can I pre-order an iPhone 14?

The formal opening of pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro is this coming Friday at 8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT. When that time comes, you may place your pre-order by going to the Apple Store website or Apple Store app.

Does iPhone 14 have glass back?

With the help of the new Action Mode, 2.8K resolution at 60 frames per second is possible. The iPhone 14 has an aluminum design with Ceramic Shield front and back and comes in Midnight, Purple, Starlight, (PRODUCT)RED, Blue, and Purple hues.

Is iPhone 14 Waterproof?

According to IEC standard 60529, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max are all given an IP68 rating for dust and water protection. They can be submerged for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of six meters.

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