Apple iPhone 14

Apple iPhone 14

Apple iPhone 14

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BEST RATING
Videos:
4.6
CAMERA: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: Medium iPhone
BATTERY: Good7.0/10

The Apple iPhone 14 comes at an upper midrange price and offers a balance of features suitable for both casual and power users. If camera quality is a crucial factor for you, this phone provides excellent still photo and video quality with multiple cameras, including a 12-megapixel main and ultrawide camera, though it lacks a telephoto lens. It shines with its Dolby Vision HDR video capability and can record 4K videos at 60 fps. Looking at battery life, you'll get a satisfactory experience with up to 7.3 hours of usage time. The OLED display offers very good screen quality with a peak brightness suitable for most lighting conditions, but the refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, which is lower compared to some high-end models with smoother scrolling and animations. It's made with a glass body and doesn't support expandability via an SD card or a 3.5mm headphone jack, which are factors to consider if storage expansion and wired audio are important to you. The iPhone 14 runs iOS, providing a streamlined user experience and timely updates. If you need a phone that operates efficiently for daily tasks and has a reliable camera system, the iPhone 14 is a solid option. However, if you prioritize having the latest display technology or a periscope camera for long-distance zoom, you may want to consider other models. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent still photo quality
  • Excellent video camera quality
  • Good battery life
  • Durable design
  • Water and dust resistance
Cons
  • No always-on display
  • No high refresh rate screen
  • No headphone jack
  • No SD card slot

Ratings by Category

Videos:
4.6
The Apple iPhone 14 excels in video capture due to its top-tier software experience that enhances video quality and its superior stabilization that keeps footage smooth. Additionally, its dynamic range ability ensures that videos retain detail in varied lighting conditions, while excellent low light performance and microphone quality allow for clear videos, even in darker environments.
Performance:
4.5
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Overall Camera:
4.4
The Apple iPhone 14 boasts an impressive photography experience, owing to its high-scored selfie camera and very good evaluations in crucial areas like photo resolution, dynamic range, and low light performance; in tandem with its software capabilities, these features create high-quality images across various conditions. Additionally, its camera versatility adds flexibility for different shooting scenarios, while autofocus and image stabilization ensure consistently sharp and stable shots.
Photos:
4.4
The Apple iPhone 14 delivers excellent photo quality due to its highly rated photos software experience, which enhances image processing for better results. Additionally, the phone has received positive reviews for selfie quality, which means it's a strong option if taking high-quality selfies is a priority for you.
Battery Life:
4.0
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$729
Brand
Apple
Operating System
iOS
Release Date
September 16, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"
Resolution
2532 x 1170
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
460
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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8.1/10
Photos Score
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7.9/10
Videos Score
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8.8/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 mAh
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"
Weight
6.07 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.3
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, Red
SD Card
No
Custom ROM Support
No

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Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

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