The main differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13
We review all the novelties that this new device delivers, with greater performance and multiple functionalities.
Apple’s iPhone 13 is considered one of the best cell phones on the market. Its release came with major upgrades to technology and functionalities with respect to the previous generation.
Will users see similar improvements with the iPhone 14?
When comparing the main features of both devices such as the camera, screen and processor, we find some changes, while other aspects remain the same.
One of the novelties is the Shock Detection functionality and other new technologies such as Photonic Engine in the camera. At the performance level, the main difference is that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are powered by the new A16 Bionic chip. This chip is Apple’s most advanced and builds upon the improvement users received with the A15 chip used in iPhone 13.
To see in detail all the changes of the iPhone 14 compared to the iPhone 13, this guide will analyze the features and specifications of both cell phones.
iPhone 14 camera: bigger sensors and more technology
The camera is the feature where consumers will note the greatest differences iPhone 14 and iPhone 13. Although both models have a dual 12 MP camera, the main lens of the new iPhone has larger sensors and pixels that allow more light to be captured which improves the sharpness of the photographs. The other novelty is the Photonic Engine technology, allows those behind the camera to take wider, faster, well-lit photos in dark or low-light environments.
As for the front camera, the iPhone 14 maintains the 12 MP TrueDepth camera, but with a better performance sensor and the Photonic Engine and autofocus functionalities. With this camera, selfies are sharper and more colorful.
With regard to video recording, both iPhones are able to perform at similar except that the iPhone 14 incorporates Action mode, with which moving videos are recorded at a more professional level, and the Cinema mode in which records in 4K. This technology had debuted on the iPhone 13, but only in HD.
Performance: Welcome to the A16 Bionic chip
Apple announced the A16 Bionic chip as its fastest, most powerful, efficient processor and that it will only be available exclusively in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. With this chip, there is a significant improvement in performance over previous generations.
Now if we compare the iPhone 14 with the iPhone 13, we find the same A15 Bionic chip, with a major difference. The iPhone 14 has a 5-core GPU (same as the iPhone 13 Pro), while the iPhone 13 has a 4-core GPU. With this power, iPhone 14 has a stronger performance and a longer battery life. Both iPhone have storage available up to 512 GB.
And if you're wondering about 5G, both the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 are compatible with this new connectivity network.
The iPhone 14 screen has no noticeable change from the iPhone 13 screen. Both models have a 6.1″-inch Super Retina XDR (OLED) screen, with the same resolution, pixel density, maximum brightness of 800 nits and Ceramic Shield glass to protect against shock.
The only innovation in this item is the absence of the iPhone mini, a model that is part of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. With this new generation of iPhone, Apple launched the iPhone 14 Plus with a larger 6.7-inch screen. .
Alert, Shock Detection!
For the safety of users, the iPhone 14 comes with the new Shock Detection feature. How does it work? This technology when detecting a car accident, calls the services and emergency contacts. Shock Detection automatically activates when the user is unconscious or unable to respond to the iPhone.
The iPhone 13 does not have this feature.
iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 14:
If you see the benefits of these features seem like they would benefit you then the iPhone 14 is right for you. However, the iPhone 13 is still a great piece of hardware.