iPhone 14: We go up in price, but not in level

In early September, the people of Cupertino made their traditional keynote speech To present the new generation of iPhone.

On this occasion, the event was full of innovation as the latest watches and headphones developed by the company were also showcased. And an open secret also emerged: Apple continues to bet on four formats for itself smart foneBut Replace iPhone Mini with iPhone PlusA mobile that has the advantages of the entry model, but with the size of its top.

After a few weeks of testing, today we bring you the analysis iphone 14, Apple’s ‘base’ phone. We extend what can already be predicted in the presentation program: The new generation of the Apple company’s entry model brings some new features -Yes, this is no different from the general tendency to increase the price to which we are accustomed and for all sectors-.

technical specifications

  • Dimensions: 14.67 x 7.15 x 0.78 cm
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Display: 6.1-inch (15.4 cm) diagonal Super Retina XDR OLED, 2,532-by-1,170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi, True-Tone technology, 60 Hz refresh rate, and 800 nits peak brightness (1,200 nits peak brightness in HDR)
  • Processor: A15 Bionic chip, 6-core CPU (2 performance and 4 efficiency), 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine
  • Software: iOS 16
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Memory RAM: 6GB
  • Splash, water and dust resistance: IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529 (up to 6 meters depth for 30 minutes)
  • Rear cameras: 12MP primary, /1.5 aperture, sensor-shift optical image stabilization, seven-element lens and 100% focus pixels; and a 12 MP ultra-wide angle, /2.4 aperture, 120° field of view, and five-element lens
  • Front Camera: 12 MP, /1.9 aperture
  • Video Recording: 4K at 24, 25, 30 or 60 f/s, 1080p HD at 25, 30 or 60 f/s, HDR with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 f/s, Cinema Mode and Action Mode
  • Battery: Up to 20 hours of video playback and 80 hours of audio playback, Up to 50% fast charge in about 30 minutes with a 20W or higher adapter, Wireless charging with up to 15W MagSafe charger
  • Other specs: Face ID (face recognition), NFC, WiFi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, dual SIM, eSIM, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
  • Price: 1,009 euros
The Apple flagship comes with almost the same features as the previous generation.
The Apple flagship comes with almost the same features as the previous generation.

Design: We continue along the lines

Nothing new can be said about the design of the iPhone 14, With a size of 14.67 x 7.15 x 0.78 cm and a weight of 172 grams, with straight edges, 6.1 inches, ceramic shield and anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating, glass back and “aerospace quality” aluminum structure, the 2022 model is identical to the previous generation To.

However, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In my opinion, Apple has found the right format for their mobiles—both in aesthetics and durability—and I find it unlikely that they will radically change the design in a short period of time. If something works, why touch it?,

Here we will see the changes in iPhone 14 PlusWhen it is available, since we are already talking about a great terminal in size – not in weight, according to the specifications of the official website Apple This is just 203 gm mobile.

iPhone SE 2022

What’s improved in the ‘repair’ of this phone and its siblings. The rear glass is not attached to the main bodyWhich makes access to components more convenient and saves money on repairs.

refering to color range, the people of Cupertino have gotten rid of Moss Green – a success for me, as it looked like a Pocho Green to me – and have replaced the pink with a light purple. Blue is also a bit lighter, at least that’s how it appears in the images. They keep the red – very precious, the one I tried last year – the white and the black – very beautiful, this is what I am analyzing on this occasion-.

Colors of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Colors of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Screen: We keep (almost) the best specifications

I’m saying almost because here Apple is leaving us halfway in terms of refresh rate, We maintain 60Hz, which is almost Russian in such an advanced market at the moment and in which even the most basic mobile reaches 120. That improvement, like almost everyone else’s, is saved for the Pro range.

We are talking about a device that costs more than a thousand euros and is already It’s hardly advisable to have a 60Hz display this price on a phoneno matter how they want the company to draw the line between their entry mobile and their Smartphones premium.

It may sound silly, but it is absolutely not. Top most When you compare the iPhone 14 with the iPhone 14 Pro, where it is very noticeable that the transition is slow, It’s true that you won’t appreciate it if you get used to it, but still expect a higher refresh rate in 2022 and for that cost.

For the rest we have a great screenWith the same features as last year: 6.1-inch (15.4 cm) diagonal Super Retina XDR OLED with a resolution of 2,532 by 1,170 pixels at 460 ppi, True-Tone technology, 60 Hz frame rate of refresh and 800K resolution. Maximum brightness nits (peak brightness of 1,200 nits in HDR).

The screen on the iPhone 14 is great, but we need a higher refresh rate.
The screen on the iPhone 14 is great, but we need a higher refresh rate.

Processor: does not jump to the new generation

for the first time in a long time, Apple saves its new chips only for the Pro model, In this way, the iPhone 14 mounts the same A15 Bionic processor as the previous generation.

Yes: that the performance is excellent and surpassed most of the competition, if not all. But this decision to keep the old chips drives me a little crazy. I think it is a matter of shortfall and it has become necessary to keep pace with the market.

This iPhone 14’s A15 Bionic chip has an additional core for the GPU, with which we’ll achieve More power in graphics performance,

We tested all four iPhone 13 models.

Camera: Safe Bet

When you buy an iPhone you already know that, as a general rule, Are you going to get a phone with good cameras?, Even if you buy its cheaper model, the SE, you have good results in terms of photography. That’s because Apple has bet a lot on it in recent years, it’s one of the sections that has historically been the most pampered in terms of improvements.

So that, We are not facing mobiles with poor photographic performance, but clearly, and like everything else, we hardly see any development with respect to the previous generation, We still lack a telephoto lens—reserved only for Pro models—and although the main sensor is good, it falls short when compared to phones from other brands in the same price range. Let’s not forget that, although this is Apple’s entry model, we’re facing a high-end device, at least in regards to pockets.

Here As an innovation in a whole generation we have the photonic engine, which takes a giant leap in low light performance, According to Apple, it “improves the photographic performance of all cameras in medium- or low-light environments: twice as much in Ultra Wide Angle, twice as much in the TrueDepth camera, and by 2.5 times in the new main camera”.

Also includes new action modeWhich allows you to record still videos that adapt to shaking, movement and vibration.

The rear cameras are a 12MP main, /1.5 aperture, sensor-shift optical image stabilization, seven-element lens, and 100% focus pixels; and a 12MP ultra-wide angle, /2.4 aperture, 120-degree field of view, and a five-element lens. The front also has an aperture of 12 MP and /1.9.

Photo of iPhone 14 in low light.
Photo of iPhone 14 in low light.
Photos of iphone 14.
Photos of iphone 14.
Photos of iphone 14.
Photos of iphone 14.

Battery: We can work all day long without any problem

Provides up to 16 hours of video playback on the iPhone 14, according to Apple streaming -3 hours more than the iPhone 13, up to 20 hours in local video playback, 3 hours more than the iPhone 13, and 25 hours more than the iPhone 13, up to 80 hours in audio playback. On paper it seems that this is the main improvement of the new generation.

in my experience i think It’s a perfect battery to last for days And it’s not crazy, but it does its job.

20Bits tests the iPad Air 5

Thanks to MacRumors, we know the capabilities of Apple’s new smartphone, as it seems to have ‘saved’ a document from the Chinese regulatory base. There are more capabilities than previous models, with the exception of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which will be less. a) yes, iPhone 14, which we are analyzing here, will have 3,279 mAh, 52 mAh more than iPhone 13,

Coming to the same technical specifications, the iPhone 14 Plus has 4,325 mAh. It’s possible that we’ll see a significant jump in battery when we test it.

Of course, what doesn’t add up is that—I emphasize again—the brand we have for the price. A ‘fast’ charge that takes 30 minutes to reach 50% battery, There are mobiles in the current market that reach it in a very short time. But there is also that the remaining 50% may take up to another hour to charge. It is necessary to improve here.


20 bit score: 8/10

  • Best: It’s still a hat-off phone in everything: performance, design, photography, screen, battery…

The feeling that remains after trying the mobile, as I said, changes little or nothing compared to the previous model. And then I have a question: Has Apple reached its limit? It is clear that there are things that can be improved, in fact, the Pro range has experienced an interesting update this 2022. So Maybe it so happens that the people of Cupertino want us to go for their premium model and leave mobile Entrance to the narrowest pocket – or not so much, because without too many frills we stand at 1,009 euros, a hundred more than last year-.

It doesn’t sound like a bad terminal at allbecause i didn’t feel like it iphone 13, It’s still beautiful, light, comfortable to handle, with cameras to take bragging photos, with well-built, balanced screens, ample autonomy and unbeatable power and performance—except for the Pro range.

as well as the iPhone 14 . a full range of Launches the features of accident detection and emergency SOS via satelliteWhich are pretty cool.

The new Emergency SOS service via Satellite for iPhone looks like this.

But I definitely don’t recommend it if you have a previous generation, In any case, it could be an option for someone coming from older models. And yet, I do not see the justification for raising 100 euros in relation to the 2021 model.

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