The iPhone 14 Pro is an exceptional phone that offers impressive performance, superb cameras, and a sleek display, all for under $1,000. With the notch gone, this device is an excellent choice for those who find large phones unwieldy. It's hard to find significant flaws with this phone.
- Dynamic Island is a good replacement for the front camera notch
- The best performance from a smartphone
- Very beautiful display
- Amazing cameras
- No SIM card slot /America only/
- Worse battery life than last year's model
- High price
The iPhone 14 Pro is a testament to Apple's expertise in smartphone design. It offers a combination of familiar features from previous models, while introducing new improvements such as camera improvements and Dynamic Island, which replaces the notch.
While the user remains impressed with the device overall, he remains disappointed with the battery life.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is also available, but at a higher price and offers better battery life.
It's an impressive device with its compact design, powerful hardware and camera capabilities. While it may not be the huge leap forward some are expecting, the improvements made to this model are still significant. Overall, the iPhone 14 Pro is an excellent device, with the only downside being its battery life. It's also worth considering checking out the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 reviews to see what other options are available.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Apple iPhone 14 Pro specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2022, September 07
- Colors: Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple
- Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm.
- Weight: 206 g.
- Screen: 6.1" inc, 1179 x 2556, LTPO Super Retina XDR OLED
- Camera : Triple, 48MP
- Chipset: Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm)
- CPU: Hexa-core (2x3.46 GHz Everest + 4x2.02 GHz Sawtooth)
- Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 512GB 6GB RAM, 1TB 6GB RAM
- Battery: 3200, Li-Ion, non-removable
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
- Operating system: iOS 16
- Sensors: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Price and availability
The iPhone 14 Pro is available for purchase starting at $999 for the 128GB model, just like its predecessor. Despite rumors of a price hike, prices for the 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB models are $1,099, $1,299, and $1,499, respectively. It's worth noting that the 1080p limit for ProRes video remains for the 128GB version.
Apple also offers models starting at $799 for the iPhone 14, $899 for the iPhone 14 Plus, and $1,099 for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Note that the Pro models may be in high demand, despite Apple's efforts to ramp up production.
The design of the iPhone 14 Pro is a mix of familiar and new elements. From the back, it looks a lot like the iPhone 13 Pro, with the camera module being the most obvious difference. The camera lenses are significantly larger on the iPhone 14 Pro, due to the upgrades included in the device. On the other hand, the front of the phone has undergone a significant change with the notch being removed and replaced with the Dynamic Island. This new design element adds a fresh look to the phone and provides functionality such as displaying animations for certain actions such as unlocking and playing music. The Dynamic Island is also customizable and can turn into a media player when tapped and held while listening to music.
The iPhone 14 Pro boasts an outstanding display that continues the trend of high-quality screens seen on Apple's previous phones. The user finds this to be the best display he has ever seen on a phone, praising its vivid colors, accurate reproduction and outstanding visibility both indoors and outdoors.
The iPhone 14 Pro has undergone major camera upgrades, including the inclusion of a new 48MP quad-pixel main sensor. This allows the phone to take 12MP images adapted to lighting conditions, but with four times more detail than previous models. Users also have the option to shoot a 48MP image in ProRAW.
The 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera has also been upgraded with a new sensor that's twice the size of the iPhone 13 Pro and offers x0.5 zoom. The telephoto lens remains at 3x optical zoom. Zoom options - 2x have been added to the main sensor.
The iPhone 14 Pro's front-facing camera has been improved with the addition of autofocus and a faster aperture for the TrueDepth camera, which aims to improve low-light selfies. Photonic Engine is available for the main and front cameras.
When testing and comparing in different settings, light and decor between the iPhone 14 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro, it was found that the iPhone 14 Pro performed better than the Pixel 6 Pro in terms of ultra-wide, telephoto, night modes and self-portrait. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro performs better when it comes to portraits and low-light selfies.
Overall, the iPhone 14 Pro is more effective at capturing sharp details, accurate lighting and colors, and has a better bokeh effect. While the Pixel 6 Pro has better exposure control, showing good dynamic range and more realistic color rendition.
In conclusion, it can be said that the overall impression of the iPhone 14 Pro cameras is positive. The impressions are the detail and sharpness of the images, especially in low light conditions, and the Photonic Engine technology. The macro mode and front camera are also better than other phones. In contrast, however, the wide-spectrum photos, as well as the night mode, are not as good as other phones. The iPhone 14 Pro's camera has received some major upgrades, including the new 48MP quad-pixel main sensor. The phone can take 12MP images with excellent detail thanks to the quad-pixel setup. ProRAW mode also allows users to take 48MP images with even more detail.
The iPhone 14 Pro has received significant upgrades to its video capabilities. The Cinema mode from the previous model returns, now available in 4K 30fps, while the new Action mode provides extreme stabilization for video, enabling smooth shots even when the subject or camera operator is in motion. In addition, iPhone 14 Pro can record in ProRes at 4K 60 fps or 4K 30 fps on models with 256 GB of memory or more, and features smoother zoom transitions than previous models. Action mode supports up to 2.8K 60 fps and is compatible with Dolby Vision and ProRes.
The iPhone 14 Pro includes the latest chip from Apple Silicon, the A16 Bionic, which is built on a 4nm process. It has a 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine, which provides many improvements over the A15 Bionic found in the iPhone 13 Pro. This includes a new display engine, an improved image processor and greater energy efficiency.
Comparison with other brands shows that Apple's chip performs well with significant improvements in benchmark tests such as Geekbench. However, in certain tests, such as the Adobe Premiere Rush 4K-1080p transcoding benchmark, performance remains similar to that of the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro boasts the new A16 Bionic chipset, which is built on a 4nm process and features a 6-core CPU, 5-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine. It offers improved performance, power efficiency and capabilities compared to its predecessor, the A15 Bionic.
In practice, the phone offers enough power for heavy tasks like gaming and video editing, with the A16 Bionic performing extremely well. The Android competition still has a long way to go to catch up with Apple's chip, but the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 has closed the gap somewhat. The storage capacity of the iPhone 14 Pro is a weakness, as the default option is 128 GB, which may not be enough for some users, especially for high-resolution photos of 48 MP and 4K videos, this may lead to the need for purchasing additional storage space, which can be expensive.
Battery life and charging
The iPhone 14 Pro demonstrated strong battery life in most tests, but the battery life was still weaker than that of the iPhone 13 Pro. However, the battery life is still considered satisfactory, but falls short of the average benchmark and performance of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Battery life on the iPhone 14 Pro looks good as it manages to last hours of shooting and two days of light use. The device's charging capabilities are also disappointing, with only 20W wired charging, 15W MagSafe and 7.5W Qi.
The latest version of iOS 16 comes pre-installed on the iPhone 14 Pro. There are a number of new features and improvements in iOS 16, including improvements to the lock screen and the ability to customize focus mode. The iOS 16.2 update also added specific controls for Always-on display.
iOS 16 offers a variety of new features, such as greater options for customizing the lock screen, including adding widgets and changing the clock font, as well as improvements to the Focus feature.
In addition, iPhone 14 Pro has exclusive access to Dynamic Island, a unique feature that replaces the notch and allows for more prominent information through alerts and live activities.
The iOS 16 operating system is designed to run seamlessly on iPhone 14 Pro, providing users with an enhanced experience.
The iPhone 14 Pro is an amazing device, the cameras, display and performance of the smartphone are outstanding and surpass all competition. However, it lacks a physical SIM slot for the US models and doesn't perform as well in battery life as expected.
While it's not a huge upgrade over the iPhone 13 Pro, it's still a significant improvement over older models. It's worth the investment, especially if you're looking for the best phone Apple has ever released, but it comes in at $999.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Apple.