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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a superior camera quality, including both photos and videos, and are willing to pay a premium for it, the Apple iPhone 14 Plus would be the better option. However, for a lower price, the Motorola Edge (2021) offers a high refresh rate screen which can be more fluid for gaming and daily use, as well as a larger battery that may contribute to longer battery life. The iPhone runs on iOS, while the Motorola Edge comes with Android, which might affect your choice if you prefer one operating system over the other. Keep in mind, the Motorola Edge has a plastic back as opposed to the glass back of the iPhone, which might influence durability and appearance. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14 Plus
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Motorola Edge (2021)
  • The Motorola Edge (2021) has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14 Plus.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14 Plus
Edge (2021)
5.2
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus has very good overall camera quality, while the Motorola Edge (2021) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14 Plus
Edge (2021)
5.3
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus takes good photos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14 Plus
Edge (2021)
4.7
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus takes very good videos, while the Motorola Edge (2021) takes poor videos.

Battery

9.3 Hours
iPhone 14 Plus
Edge (2021)
8.7 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus has 9.3 hours of battery life. The Motorola Edge (2021) has 8.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$829
iPhone 14 Plus
Edge (2021)
$600
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The Apple iPhone 14 Plus has a price of $829 and the Motorola Edge (2021) costs $600.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 Plus has a screen size of 6.7 inches and the Motorola Edge (2021) is 6.8 inches.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 Plus and the Motorola Edge (2021) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14 PlusMotorola Edge (2021)
Apple iPhone 14 PlusMotorola Edge (2021)

GENERAL

Price
$829
$600
Brand
AppleMotorola
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
October 7, 2022September 2, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.7"6.8"
Resolution
2778 x 12842460 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
458395
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD778G
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/105.3/10
Photos Score
7.9/105.4/10
Videos Score
8.8/104.7/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS108 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.3 Hours8.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
4325 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
6.33" x 3.07"6.65" x 2.98"
Weight
7.16 oz7.05 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
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 (SA/NSA/Sub6)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedNebula Blue
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

Shopping

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Apple iPhone 14 Plus

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The Verge

Allison Johnson | October 2022
"If it’s time for an upgrade and you’ve been eyeing the big iPhone, but you’d rather get the best battery life possible than the very latest features, then the iPhone 14 Plus is for you. You get a significant boost in battery life, no matter what iPhone you’re upgrading from. That’s a combination of features that a lot of people will find appealing, and the 14 Plus delivers on its promises."

Motorola Edge (2021)

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Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels | October 2021
"If you've overlooked Motorola's higher-end phones in the past, the Motorola Edge 5G UW does a very good job at trying to regain your attention. Improvements to the main camera impress. I'm also impressed by how quickly the phone recharges. It's the affordability that ultimately wins the day for the Motorola Edge. this phone offers enough premium features to put it at the forefront of midrange options."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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