iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13: Quick Comparisons
Apple introduces new versions of the iPhone each year. The new models always come with exciting new features and upgrades.
This year, the tech giant released four new iPhones, including the standard iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Well, it’s supposed that the standard iPhone 14 for this year is not very groundbreaking as compared to past years, especially last year’s iPhone 13. Is that true? The following are some quick comparisons between this year’s iPhone 14 and last year’s iPhone 13; let’s take a look now!
Sizes, screens, and design
In terms of size, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are almost the same.
The OLED screens on both phones are 6.1 inches and have a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels. The height and width of both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14 are 5.78 inches and 2.82 inches, respectively.
One more thing is that both are made out of aluminum, which is resistant to water and dust.
Only the weight and depth are slightly different. The iPhone 13’s weight is 6.14 ounces and its thickness is 0.30 inches, while the iPhone 14’s weight and thickness are 6.07 ounces and 0.31 inches, respectively.
In addition, the iPhone 13 comes in a few more colors than the iPhone 14. You can buy this year’s iPhone 14 in purple, blue, Midnight black, Starlight white, and (PRODUCT) red, while the color options for the iPhone 13 are available in pink, blue, green, Midnight black, Starlight white, and (PRODUCT) red.
The most notable similarity between these two phones perhaps lies in their internal Bionic chip. To be more specific, Apple's iPhone 14 has mostly the same A15 Bionic chip that is also used in the iPhone 13. This chip contains the phone's CPU, image processor, graphics card, and AI neural engine.
But it’s worth noting that though both phones use the A15 Bionic chip, the chip used on the iPhone 14 comes with some upgrades. This year’s standard iPhone 14 has a 5-core GPU instead of the 4-core of the iPhone 13. Thanks to that, videos and games will look better while using less power.
On the iPhone 14, users also get a 50% increase in RAM to 6GB (instead of the 4GB of memory in the iPhone 13).
For further information, if you want to know, in the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, Apple uses a new A16 Bionic chip. This new chip is, of course, more powerful than the A15. But anyway, the A15 is still considered one of the greatest "system on a chip" designs on smartphones.
Both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13 have 03 cameras: one above the screen for selfies and two on the back.
The back cameras on both phones are pretty much the same: 12-megapixel Main and UltraWide cameras, each of which has 5x digital zoom and 2x optical zoom.
Of course, there are still differences between the iPhone 14’s camera and the iPhone 13’s camera. On the iPhone 14, its camera has a "Photonic Engine" and an "Action mode". The front selfie camera on this model now also comes with autofocus, which allows users to take clear photos even when they are capturing different subjects at, well, different distances.
There is a battery improvement in this year’s new iPhone, but it's not so significant.
Apple says the iPhone 14 can last 16 hours for video streaming (one more hour than an estimated 15 hours on last year’s iPhone 13). In terms of audio playback, the iPhone 14 musters 80 hours (5 more hours than the 75 hours we can get out of its predecessor, the iPhone 13).
Below are the battery sizes of iPhone models over the past years.
- iPhone XR: 2,942 mAh
- iPhone 11: 3,110 mAh (+5.71% from iPhone XR)
- iPhone 12: 2,815 mAh (-9.48% from iPhone 11)
- iPhone 13: 3,227 mAh (+14.63% from iPhone 12)
- iPhone 14: 3,279 mAh (+1.61% from iPhone 13)
Well, it’s also worth noting that both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13 support magnetic MagSafe & Qi wireless charging.
Price is also a key factor to be taken into comparison here.
The price of iPhones will change based on how much internal storage they have. Both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 13 have the same storage options, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. However, they cost differently.
The iPhone 14’s prices are, in general, $100 higher than last year’s iPhone 13 at all price points. Details are in the below table.
Note that the prices above don't include taxes, shipping fees, or any extra carrier costs.
iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13: Key differences
Well, many similarities can be found between the iPhone 14 and its predecessor. But it can’t be denied that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 are not the same model, so there are, of course, certain differences between them, including new features and upgrades for the iPhone 14.
Here are the key differences between this year’s iPhone 14 and last year’s iPhone 13 that you might want to know:
- Similar design, but the iPhone 14 is slightly thicker, so cases from the iPhone 13 won’t fit.
- The upgraded A15 Bionic chip
- 50% more RAM
- Larger battery
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Penta-core GPU
- 4K Cinematic mode at 30 frames per second
- New 12MPl Ultra-Wide camera
- 12MP front-facing camera with ƒ/1.9 aperture and autofocus
- New Main camera with larger sensor and 1.9 micron pixels
- Action Mode video stabilization
- Emergency SOS via satellite
- Improved low-light photos with the Photonic engine
- HDR gyro and high-g accelerometer for the new Crash Detection service
- New color choice (purple) and different blue and red hues
These are some quick comparisons between the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 that WiKiGuide wants to share with you via this article. Though there are lots of similarities between these two phones, there are certain differences in terms of the camera, hardware, design, and more, right?
So, will you upgrade your phone to the new iPhone 14 soon? Don’t forget to let us know your opinion in the comment section below.