Apple iPhone 14 Review: Everything You Need To Know

At first sight, the new iPhone 14 does not appear to be all that new. The design is almost the same as the iPhone 13, down to the notch, and it uses the same A15 Bionic processor from last year, although one from the more potent iPhone 13 Pro series.

According to appearances, the more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max receive all the interesting new features, like Dynamic Island and an always-on display.

But its flagship’s features go beyond what the eye can see. The iPhone 14 has a new camera system with a quicker, brighter TrueDepth camera with focusing that performs better in low light. There is a new Action mode for excellent shots on the video front.

This article will walk you through the key features of the iPhone 14 models: 

Price and Release Date

The iPhone 14 is available today and will be released on September 16. The iPhone 14 starts at $799 / £849 / AU$1,399 for the basic 128GB model. You can upgrade to 256GB of storage for $899 / £959 / AU$1,579 or 512GB for $1,099 / £1,179 / AU$1,899.

The basic iPhone 14 is available, with only the expected delay between ordering and receiving. However, demand for the Pro versions is excellent, and Apple appears to be scrambling to keep up by pausing normal iPhone 14 manufacturing.

Design and Colors 

The design of the iPhone 14 is almost not new. It resembles the iPhone 13 almost precisely, down to the notch.

The aluminum and glass body is sturdy and quite appealing. It also features IP68 water resistance and the same robust (removed) Ceramic Shield front and durable glass back. But when you see the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island, which replaces the notch with a smaller and more engaging cutout for alerts and real-time activities, you’ll feel envious.

Apple replaced the SIM Card slot on the iPhone 14 with an eSIM slot in a contentious decision. Fortunately, adding a line of service is simple in the Settings app, and you may have up to eight SIM cards on your phone at once, with two active.

The Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Red colors of the iPhone 14 are available. 


Even though there have been no enhancements over last year, the iPhone 14’s 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display remains one of the finest in this price range in terms of quality. The most notable omission is a 120Hz refresh rate which means you won’t get the same incredibly smooth scrolling or animation in compatible games.


The iPhone 14’s primary camera does not get the 48MP boost that the iPhone 14 Pro series offers, but it does have improved cameras. The primary 12MP wide camera boasts 1.9-micron pixels and a quicker f/1.7 aperture than the iPhone 13. As a result, you may anticipate superior low-light performance and action images.

The iPhone 14 also has an Apple ultrawide camera that can record 4x more of a scene and perform 2x better in low light. In addition, the TrueDepth camera has autofocus for the first time and a faster f/1.9 aperture. A new computational photography tool called Photonic Engine has been added to assist capture brighter shots across the board.

The iPhone 14 has a maximum digital zoom of 5x. The iPhone 14 creates a brighter image with greater clarity in the building, and the colors are closer to a 5x zoom snap of the Chrysler building. 

Moreover, the main video update on the iPhone 14 is Action mode, which is meant to offer smooth and stable footage when in motion. Flip a button in the camera app to activate it, which works well overall.


The processor in the iPhone 14 is both new and ancient. It’s the A15 Bionic from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro, so the 5-core GPU boosts graphics performance.

The iPhone 14 didn’t get too hot when playing for 30 minutes during testing, likely due to a new internal architecture geared for heat dissipation.

The iPhone 14 scored 1,727 in single-core and 4,553 in multicore on Geekbench, which evaluates total performance. This is just somewhat higher than the iPhone 13.

Emergency SOS via Satellite and Crash Detection 

Apple will release two critical safety upgrades for the iPhone 14 later this fall. The first is Emergency SOS via satellite, which combines new antennas and software to connect to satellites when cellular or Wi-Fi signals are unavailable. You will then receive assistance from emergency services in your area.

During a demonstration, the iPhone 14 instantly latched onto a satellite and walked you through a series of questions so that Apple could give dispatchers all they knew about your condition and position.

Crash Detection, the second safety feature, uses the iPhone 14’s enhanced accelerometer and gyroscope to identify whether you’re in an automobile accident. From there, it may automatically summon emergency services and alert your designated emergency contacts.

Battery Life And Charging 

The iPhone 14 continues to need 20W charging. The phone reached 54% in 30 minutes because of the tests, which is higher than Apple’s promise of 50%. And it reached 27% after 15 minutes.

Final Thoughts 

The iPhone 14 is the most significant iPhone for most users, but it is not attractive. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max receive the most significant changes this year, including always-on screens, an intelligent substitute for the notch, and a 48MP primary camera. The iPhone 14 produces stunning photographs and videos, and the display is superb. However, if you think you don’t have enough budget to buy iPhone 14, you can buy a used iPhone at a reasonable price and save money. 


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