Welcome to the iPhone 14 Review by Technowize, which was a long due. We reported on Technowize when the much-awaited iPhone 14 series arrived on the scene at the grand stage of Apple Event 2022, back in September.
One must note that despite doing away with the ‘mini’ variant for the first time in recent years, the iPhone 14 series has been a super hit. It has fetched huge sales across the world, in barely 6-7 months, which is indeed a big deal.
Though the ‘mini’ variant is not there, you can have iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, apart from the iPhone 14. Let’s delve deeper with our iPhone 14 Review and try to find out what’s in store.
iPhone 14 Review: A Giant Leap
Pretty recently, Apple managed to create a renewed interest in its high-end, flagship smartphone, as it splashed out a new Yellow colored variant. Out of the many striking iPhone 14 features, the life-saving Emergency SOS via Satellite, certainly stands out. It has been a path-breaking tool for prompt rescue operations during times of disaster. The same applies to the new Crash Detection feature.
Apple claims that the new ceramic shield is tougher than any smartphone glass. On the other hand, there’s enhanced water resistance features and a much-upgraded battery, which is argued to be the longest ever in an iPhone. Moreover, you are getting an A15 bionic chip, which is fast and lasts long.
The camera setup is simply over-the-top, as expected — Shot on iPhone says hi. Turn on action mode to ensure stable video while taking otherwise shaky shots. There’s also a cinematic mode to experience the quality of ‘Hollywood Movies’. The images produced are just top-notch, with loads of personalization options in almost every aspect.
Now, let’s have a close look at the detailed list of iPhone 14 features, to get a clear understanding of what it brings to the table.
iPhone 14 Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Launch: Announced on September 07, 2022, Status — Available. Released on September 16, 2022
Dimensions: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm (5.78 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
Build: Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), aluminum frame
SIM: Nano-SIM and eSIM – International, Dual eSIM with multiple numbers – USA, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – China
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Type: Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
Size: 6.1 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1170 x 2532 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~460 ppi density)
Protection: Ceramic Shield glass
OS: iOS 16, upgradable to iOS 16.4.1
Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU: Hexa-core (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)
GPU: Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
Card Slot: No
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM
Dual: 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.
Single: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
Features: HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)
Video: 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
USB: Lightning, USB 2.0
Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
Type: Li-Ion 3279 mAh, non-removable (12.68 Wh)
Charging: Wired, PD2.0, 50% in 30 min (advertised), 15W wireless (MagSafe), 7.5W wireless (Qi)
Colors: Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red, Yellow
Price: $ 799.99
Performance: AnTuTu — 817125 (v9), GeekBench — 4761 (v5.1), GFXBench — 60fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display: Contrast ratio — Infinite (nominal)
Camera: Photo / Video
Loudspeaker: -25.2 LUFS (Very good)
Battery Life: Endurance rating 90h
In a nutshell, it’s what dreams are made of. We must say in this iPhone 14 review that only its Pro or Pro Max variants can manage to edge past it. However, one might argue that the iPhone 14 price is quite steep at $799.99. But when we look at the features it offers and the values it adds, the price-tag seems more than justified. For your information, a lot of Android flagships would cost you more.
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