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iPhone 14 Pro: Allures with a new chip, shrimp and dynamic island, but generational change stays at half the gas

Over the past month we’ve been testing the new iPhone 14 Pro, a great phone that falls in love in almost all aspects… but it disappoints a little. Let’s not see a huge change from the previous generation, has come Apple on your roof?

technical specifications

  • Tamano: 147,5 x 71,5 x 7.85 mm
  • Weight: 206g
  • Screen: 6.1-inch with Super Retina XDR, True Tone, HDR, ProMotion 120 Hz and a resolution of 2,532 x 1,170 pixels and 460 dpi, 2,000 nits of brightness and 2,000,000:1 contrast
  • Always On Screen: Yes
  • Notch: Dynamic Island
  • Procesador: Chip Apple A16 Bionic
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM (Nano SIM and eSIM), supports dual eSIM
  • Operating System: iOS 16
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB or 1TB
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP Main, 12 MP Ultra Wide Angle and 12 MP Telephoto
  • Front Camera: 12MP
  • Sensors: Face ID, LiDAR scanner, Barometer, High dynamic range gyroscope, High G-force accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Dual ambient light sensor
  • Splash, water and dust resistance: IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529 (up to 6 meters depth for 30 minutes)
  • Security: Emergency SOS and accident detection
  • Connectivity: 5G (sub-6GHz), Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (6th Gen) with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Ultra Wideband chip and NFC
  • Battery: Up to 23 hours of video playback, up to 20 hours of video streaming, up to 75 hours of audio playback, up to 50% fast charge in about 30 minutes with a 20W or higher adapter, up to 15W wireless charging
  • Price: from 1,319 euros

Design: Life stays the same

So that. that doesn’t change anything. But as I have already said in my review of iPhone 14, this is not a bad thing, rather I am one of those people who think that if something works, it is better not to touch it. You The aesthetics of this mobile is ideal for my taste, I love the industrial style, the straight edges, the finish, the materials they use—and their resistance—and the colors Apple has chosen for this generation—the eggplant I’ve tried is super elegant—.

If I were to find a flaw in it, the first would be that the side where the glitter ends up is a magnet for fingerprints., something that doesn’t happen with the back, which is matte and always clean. However, the issue of dirty edges doesn’t seem important to me, as most of us carry smart fone with cover

Another reduction will go around the notch, or What They Now Call ‘Dynamic Island’ Is Still a Fun Notch in the End, And it also takes a bit more, but we discuss this in more detail in the Screen section. It is believed that one of the two changes introduced in this generation with respect to the design is that the sides of the screen are thinner, perhaps to compensate for the re-adjustment of the area they used to hold the camera. allotted for. selfie and FaceID. But to me that low thickness is imperceptible.

Lastly, the second change has to do with the rear. Its sensors are now bigger and so is the camera module. It has two drawbacks: On the one hand, if you have an iPhone 13 you will not be able to reuse the case; And, on the other hand, when you rest the phone it tilts it even more, It gives me a sense of tremendous fragility and it always happens to me that I feel like it’s about to break. It is not then that, but what you take with you.

Screen: perfect balance with brightness and disruption of ‘Dynamic Island’

OK, a little more to add than the last sentence. It is a mobile with a screen that looks amazing, that there is no hitch or lag, that responds well to all kinds of tasks and in all kinds of situations, whether you are at home or abroad with all the sunshine . It is right outside the sunlight where the main improvements they made to the panel are most noticeable, which is An interesting increase in brightness,

and about dynamic island I will say that, although it is easy to believe that when I see this type of novelty being sold flourishingly, In the end it’s still a notch, Eye, I feel like they’ve solved it well, because something had to be done—this was the most historical complaint of iPhone users-. It is true that it is entertaining and useful and allows you to interact more with the mobile. So, although it’s not the ideal solution, I don’t dislike it.

Dynamic Island integrates all kinds of information and puts it at your fingertips: what music is playing, call time, FaceID logo when you’re using biometrics as a security measure…

It must be said, yes, if we only take into account space, the ‘dynamic island’ is no better than the notch, because Occupies more space than floats rather than attached to shore And pushes the contents of the screen down – remember that in the iPhone 13 they have made the notch a bit smaller than in previous generations-.

i almost forgot Pantalla ‘Always On’, which is another innovation of this generation. Well, well, I would say it is not for me, for two reasons: it has happened to me a lot of times that I have gone to lock my mobile thinking that I have left it and, mainly, battery sucks cute, I understand the usefulness of this feature, but it’s not something I like.

Performance: surpassing the already unbeatable

This mobile flies. But the previous one was already flying. Liquidity is good. we have With A16 Bionic chip, 6-core CPU (2 performance and 4 efficiency), 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine, This translates into a lot more power and a more efficient phone.

So, A16 raises the bar again with great performance, Let us remember that the Pro models of this generation are the only ones whose processors have been updated, while the younger brothers continue with the iPhone 13 chip—which was already the best on the market—.

Even if you throw in demanding tasks like video editing or graphics-intensive gaming, this iPhone 14 Pro responds smoothly and nothing gets hot at all,

As for storage, We play 128/256/512 GB or 1 TB repeats, Enough space for everything.

Camera: Megapixels go up (and it shows)

Apple has finally changed its camera game. Something I haven’t done since the iPhone 6S. The people of Cupertino have joined A new 48-megapixel sensor in the main lensCalled quadpixels, which are supposedly designed to get as much light out of it as possible.

In the end, Where we’re going to notice a change is in night photos and low light photosAlthough we will see an improvement in the zoom as well.

Another much better aspect is Portrait Modewidely used by users. This gives a lot of definition and the photos look more natural.

Autonomy: great pending topic

I don’t know if Apple isn’t working in this area or if it has other priorities, but iPhone batteries usually leave the worst taste in the mouth. We have a battery with a slightly higher capacity than the previous generation – -105 mAh more according to experts – but in practice the greater autonomy is not noticeable. You get to spend the day, but if you use the phone a lot you will have to go through boxes and recharge the battery,

and then there is Big drawback: the load is very slow and it takes us 90 minutes to reach 100%,

summary

20 bit score: 8.5/10

  • Best: I like everything and in general it is a balanced phone and above all, very pro. The display and screen in particular are exceptional.
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    Worst: Autonomy is not much compared to the previous generation and hardly improves and besides, charging is very slow.

This is another great Apple phone and we can check all the boxes: nice design, strong, safe, beautiful, with enough capacity, that can withstand the type in autonomy, that photon makes and without jerking you Allows playing demanding video games, that it plays smoothly, with a screen that looks malleable and with enough frills so that you don’t mind showing off your mobile and bragging about it.

As the main innovations we get the new processor, which as I said is overtaken by a chip that was already the best in the market, the concept of a dynamic island in the design, always-on screen function and finally- The first increase in megapixels since the iPhone 6S, is already reaching 48. But I don’t know if you have an iPhone 13 Pro are those reasons enough to switch to this smartphone?, Another thing is if you have an older model, it’s worth it.

The one I like the least is battery related, as always. Not so much with the autonomy offered by mobiles – which is not to fall off a chair – but with the fact that It takes around 90 minutes to charge the phone to 100%. This, at this stage of progress, seems fairly routine to me.,

Plus, if you want it, you’ll have to dig deep in your pocket this year, because, as we already told you, Apple has increased the prices of most of its devices,

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