The difference between iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 and which one should you buy
iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 (Apple)

There are numerous reasons to purchase the basic iPhone 14, however how much greater is the 2022 iPhone model compared to last year’s iPhone 13?

A year after the iPhone 13, Apple announced the iPhone 14 at its Far Out event, however how do the two flagship phones compare? Apple also announced the iPhone 14 Plus, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, in addition to the standard iPhone 14. However, the Far Out event also witnessed the introduction of 3 new Apple Watches.

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The 128GB iPhone 14 starts at $799, making it the cheapest iPhone in the new series. The iPhone 13 received a $100 discount shortly before the release of the iPhone 14, reducing its price to $699. Is it advisable to get the latest iPhone 14 or even save money by getting the iPhone 13 if you're in the market for a new iPhone?

The Difference Between iPhone 14 and iPhone 13

The design of the iPhone 14 is identical to that of its predecessor. Both smartphones include aluminium frames, glass backs with Ceramic Shield on the front screens, and IP68 water resistance. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 both have a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR screen with a resolution of 460 pixel density, 800 nits of usual full brightness, and True Tone capability. Regrettably, both phones rely on a display refresh rate of 60Hz.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 Specs Differences; Chipset, Camera, and Battery

iPhone Processors

While new iPhones are usually accompanied by new chipsets, that is not the case this year. The iPhone 14 inherits the A15 Bionic chipset from last year's iPhone 13 Pro, which really implies how it outperforms the iPhone 13. To clarify, the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 Pro features an extra GPU core compared to the A15 in the ordinary iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Another element that could improve the performance of the next iPhone is the existence of 6GB of RAM, which the iPhone 13 lacks. Both phones have the option to purchase 128 Gigabytes, 256 Gigabytes, or 512GB of built in storage.

iPhone Cameras

The iPhone 14 is equipped with a new 12MP f/1.5 aperture primary sensor with 1.9-micron pixel size as well as sensor-shift optical image stabilisation. The quicker aperture and bigger sensor size, together with the new Photonic Engine, should result in improved colour reproduction, dynamic range, plus detail in low-light situations.

However, these enhancements are only present on the primary camera, while the iPhone 14's 12MP f/2.4 aperture ultra-wide lens is identical to the iPhone 13. While both iPhones can record high-quality 4K films at 24, 25, 30 and 60 frames per second, the iPhone 14 enables Cinematic Mode up to 4K HDR at 30 frames per second.

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In comparison, the iPhone 13 has a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second. Also, there is a new Action Mode on the iPhone 14 to stabilise shots with a lot of movement; it can capture video at high to 2.8K at 60 frames per second. As an added benefit, the iPhone 14's 12MP f/1.9 aperture front camera supports autofocus for clearer selfies and movies. Other camera-related capabilities on both smartphones include Photographic Styles, and Portrait Lighting, and also Night Mode.

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iPhone Batteries

The battery life of the iPhone 14 has also been improved. While the iPhone 13 was estimated to last 19 hours when watching videos, the iPhone 14 is expected to last 20 hours, resulting in approximately 10% more battery at the end of a normal day. However, charging times of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 are comparable.

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Apple claims that its 20W power adapter can charge devices "up to 50% in roughly 30 minutes." Both versions also enable up to 15W MagSafe wireless charging and 7.5W Qi wireless charging. Other capabilities special to the new iPhone 14 include Emergency SOS via satellite - offered free for two years and then requires a subscription - and Crash Detection. It should be noted that the iPhone 14 variants sold in America are eSIM-only devices.

To summarise, the iPhone 14 does everything that the iPhone 13 does plus a few new functions, making it a good choice to buy. However, those who currently own an iPhone 13 may wish to wait until 2023, when the iPhone 15 series will be available.

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