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The newly launched iPhone 14 Pro is a successor to iPhone 13 Pro and continues to have features from the last year while offering some new upgrades simultaneously. Whether a buyer wants to upgrade from iPhone 13 Pro or buy an iPhone for the first time, here is the iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro guide to help decide which iPhone is better.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro have a lot in common, but the new iPhone 14 Pro comes with many new additions and upgrades. The table below compares the respective specifications and unique features of the iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro.
|iPhone 13 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro|
|Design||Stainless steel body with a ceramic shield front and a matte glass back and flat sides||Same as the iPhone 13 Pro withA taller aspect ratio of the screen,Thinner borders|
|Display||6.1” Super Retina XDR Display ProMotin Technology2532 x 1170 Resolution1200 nits Peak brightness(HDR)||6.1” Super Retina XDR DisplayPromotion technologyAlways-On display2556 x 1179 Resolution1600 nits peak brightness (HDR)2000 nits peak brightness (outdoor)|
|Size & Weight||H x W X D - 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.30 inchesWeight - 204 gms||H x W X D - 5.81 x 2.81 x 0.31 inchesWeight - 206 gms|
|Internal Storage||128 GB, can be upgraded upto 1 TB||128 GB, can be upgraded upto 1 TB|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Camera||12 MP (main, ultrawide and telephoto)||48 MP (main), 12 MP (ultrawide and telephoto)Photonic Engine|
|CPU||A 15 Bionic chip||A 16 Bionic chip|
|Price||Rs. 1,29,900||Rs. 1,11,900|
To better understand, what do the new upgrades mean or are the new features adding any value? Here is an analysis of all the similarities and differences between both phones and how the 14 pro compares to the last year's 13 pro.
The design of the new iPhone 14 Pro is almost similar to 13 Pro except for the fact that it is taller and has thinner borders. The SIM tray has been removed in the US models because the iPhone 14 Pro is restricted to eSIMs only in the US. There are four colour options: black, silver, gold, and deep purple.
Both the Pro models have a display of 6.1”, but the 14 Pro comes with the new Dynamic Island and Always-On features. Dynamic Island provides more action areas, replacing the notch. It is a pill-shaped interactive box that can change its size depending on the notifications and activities.
Compared to the iPhone 13 Pro, the refresh rates in 14 Pro can go as low as 1 Hz, making it more power efficient. This makes the Always-On feature power efficient and lets the widgets and screen visible even if the phone is locked. Comparing the brightness of 13 Pro vs 14 Pro, the new version offers a peak brightness of 1600 nits which can go up to 2000 nits while outdoors.
For the first time, Apple introduced a 48 MP main camera in the iPhone 14 Pro, which gives high-resolution images. With better image stabilization and the new Photonic Engine for processing images, 14 Pro can give good-quality images even in low lights. The selfie camera in the iPhone 14 Pro has also been upgraded to take sharper and brighter selfies.
For video recording, the new iPhone 14 Pro offers a professional feature of 4K at 24fps, enabling users to shoot cinematic videos.
The A 15 Bionic chipset of 13 Pro has been upgraded to A 16 Bionic chipset. The upgraded chipset is built on a 4-nanometer architecture compared to the 5-nanometer architecture of the A 15, so it can utilize more transistors, improving efficiency and performance. It also uses 20% lesser power than the A 15, providing an improved battery life. The storage capacity remains the same for both.
There is no difference in the battery life of 13 Pro vs 14 Pro as both the models provide an all-day-long battery life. Both support 20 W fast charging
The iPhone 14 Pro is available at a starting price of Rs. 1,29,900; for iPhone 13 Pro, it starts at Rs. 1,11,900 in India. Whether the difference in the price of 13 Pro vs 14 pro is justified or not depends on what you are looking for and your expectations.
The answer to the question of which is better in 13 Pro vs 14 Pro is not as simple. It depends on the customer’s requirements and expectations. For someone with an earlier and older version of the iPhone, getting the latest version is better so that he can experience the latest features and upgrades offered by iPhone 14 Pro. This is because the models from iPhone 13 onwards are a big jump from the earlier older iPhone versions.
However, the price difference between 13 Pro vs 14 Pro matters when a user already has the iPhone 13 Pro, because in such a case, upgrading to 14 Pro is not recommended as both the phones are almost identical in specifications except for a few new features added to the 14 Pro. Instead, waiting for a more advanced iPhone model launch is a better thing to do.
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