iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: Which should you buy?

Apple has finally announced the new iPhone 14 seriesconsisting of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the high-end smartphone iPhone 14 Pro Max.

For the first time, the iPhone 14s features a different chip, with the iPhone 14 and Plus models powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, while the Pro models feature the new A16 Bionic SoC. The gap between the standard model and the Pro model has never been wider, and it remains to be seen how this will affect future users.

At the “Far Out” event, the company also unveiled many other new products, including the new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen), Apple Watch Ultra, and AirPods Pro wireless headphones (2nd Gen). .

I compared iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 in various categories, including the design, specifications, or even the camera. Is it so different?


iPhone 13 iPhone 14
Dimensions 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7mm 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8mm
Heavy 174g 172g
Screen 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED with 2532 x 1170 pixels (460 pixels per inch) resolution 6.1-inch Super Retina OLED with 2532 x 1170 pixels (460 pixels per inch) resolution
BONE iOS 15 (upgradeable to iOS 16 on September 12) iOS 16
Storage 128GB, 256GB and 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
micro SD slot Not Not
Processor Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic
Camera 12 megapixel wide sensor and 12 megapixel ultra wide sensor, 12 megapixel TrueDepth front camera 12 megapixel wide sensor and 12 megapixel ultra wide sensor, 12 megapixel TrueDepth front camera
Videos 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps
bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.3
Harbor Lightning Lightning
Biometrics Face recognition Face ID Face recognition Face ID
Protection index IP68 IP68
Battery 3240mAh
Fast charging (20W charger sold separately)
MagSafe wireless charging (15W)
Qi wireless charging (7.5W)
Fast charging (20W charger sold separately)
MagSafe wireless charging (15W)
Qi wireless charging (7.5W)
Color Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, and Products (RED) Pink, Blue, Green, Midnight, Starlight, and Products (RED)
Price 909 euros €1,019


The iPhone 14 features a nearly identical design to the iPhone 13, and the difference is small outdoors. In fact, both devices have exactly the same dimensions, and the only difference is that the iPhone 14 is 0.1 mm thicker, and the iPhone 13 is 2 grams heavier than its predecessor. Other than that, the two devices are nearly identical, and you can only tell the difference by looking at the color of the devices. Speaking of colors, the iPhone 14 will be available in Midnight, Mauve, Starlight, (PRODUCT) RED, and Blue colors.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are made of aluminum and have a glossy glass back cover. Both devices also feature the same Ceramic Shield lens to protect the screen from scratches and bumps, providing better long-term durability.


The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 both come with the same 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, which supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision technologies. Both panels feature the same 800 nits brightness, and a peak brightness of 1,200 in bright light, providing better visibility in sunlight and a great experience when watching HDR content.

Both devices also still feature a cutout notch at the top center of the device, which houses the Face ID sensor and front camera. There isn’t a big difference in screens between the two devices, and both will serve all users well for consuming content and playing games on the go. The screens of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 will be comfortably bright, and will dim in the right environment, and the content will be more pleasing and the colors will be accurate.

Processor, RAM and storage

The iPhone 13 is equipped with the Apple A15 Bionic chipset, built using a 5nm process, and iPhone 14 is also equipped with the same chipset. This is likely to help Apple keep costs down in the US, although the company has raised prices elsewhere in the world, up to 24% in some regions, including France. Storage still starts at 128GB for the base unit, and while we don’t have exact info on the iPhone 14’s RAM, we can assume that the iPhone 14 will likely have the same 4GB of RAM inside.

The main difference between this year’s A15 Bionic SoC and last year’s is this new chip features a new 5-core GPU, instead of last year’s 4 hearts. It’s not a huge improvement, but it will likely help graphics-intensive games improve a bit, though I’d rather bet it would help process frames faster.


It is on the level the camera is the biggest difference between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 still has the same 12 megapixel sensor on the back. However, they come with new lenses and offer welcome improvements when it comes to displaying smoother results and capturing images in darker environments.

The main 12-megapixel photo sensor has an f/1.5 aperture and sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide secondary camera features an f/2.4 aperture sensor, capable of capturing a 120-degree field of view. The camera now also has 2x optical zoom and still has digital zoom up to 5x. There’s also a new front camera, which houses a 12-megapixel f/1.9 aperture sensor with autofocus – a first on an iPhone.


The iPhone 13 features a 3,240mAh battery, with decent battery life. The device can comfortably last a full day of work, and more cautious users can last a second day on a single charge. Given that the iPhone 14 is 0.1mm thick and shares the same chipset as its big brother, we can expect similar, if not nearly identical, results. The battery might be slightly better, but it’s too early to tell.

For charging, both devices support the same 20W adapter, and Apple claims it can go from 0-50% in just 30 minutes. Support for MagSafe technology is still there, and it can charge up to 15 W. Qi wireless charging also remains a viable option, although it doesn’t exceed 7.5 W on either device.

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