Review: Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Review: Apple iPhone 14 Pro


A 48MP primary camera sensor is coming to Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro.

The new 48MP primary sensor for the iPhone 14 will support 8K video recording and 4-in-1 pixel binning.

According to reports, the iPhone 14 series would have a fresh look and a number of new capabilities.

This Friday, September 16, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models will start shipping to customers and will be on sale. Ahead of time, a few media outlets and YouTube channels have already released their initial reviews of the handsets.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

An always-on display with a new Dynamic Island, improved cameras with a 48-megapixel main lens, car crash detection and satellite connectivity for emergencies, the A16 Bionic chip for faster performance, and new Deep Purple and Space Black colour options are some of the significant new features of the iPhone 14 Pro models. The functionality was not yet ready for review since Emergency SOS via Satellite is not set to deploy until November.

The 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, battery life, and weight of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which feature identical camera systems once again this year, are the only changes between the two models.

The iPhone 14 Pro versions include written and video reviews that we’ve compiled here and a feature-by-feature breakdown.

Dynamic Island

Dynamic Island, exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, takes the place of the conventional notch seen on all iPhone 13 models. The cutout changes size and shapes with the use of software to display information like incoming calls, alarms, notifications, Face ID verification, timers, turn-by-turn directions, Live Activities, and more.

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Dynamic Island

The potential of the Dynamic Island feature has not yet been completely realised, according to Nilay Patel of The Verge, as it only supports third-party apps that use the Now Playing or CallKit APIs at the moment. However, the feature is undoubtedly more helpful than the notch on prior iPhones.

The Dynamic Island feels like one of those things that need a year of development and developer focus before we truly understand its significance, according to Patel.

Always-On Display

Jacob Krol of TheStreet said that during his tests, the new always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro did not significantly affect battery life:

Always-On Display

Additionally, based on my preliminary tests, having the always-on display had no detrimental effects on the 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max’s battery life or overall runtime. With the bigger in size and probably in battery capacity 14 Pro, I’ve still been able to get a full day of moderate use out of it. With the same usage, iPhone 14 Pro Max lasts for a day and a half. Apple singled out a few improvements in the new A16 Bionic, which features cores made to operate the display well.

The camera has 48 Megapixels

Raymond Wong from Input’s the iPhone’s new 48-megapixel primary lens to the test and was impressed with the 48-megapixel ProRAW photographs, but he claimed he could not see the difference between pixel-binned 12-megapixel photos and 48-megapixel photos in the daytime.

 tested a lot of Android phones with high-megapixel cameras, and they’ve never quite lived up to my expectations. Apple’s ProRAW DNG for the iPhone 13 Pro and 12 Pro was a little underwhelming; a 12-megapixel RAW image only offers somewhat more information than a 12-megapixel JPEG. This is not the case with 48-megapixel ProRAW files, which have enormous photos (sometimes weighing in over 70–80MB) and insanely high levels of detail for a phone.

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Colours of Space Black and Deep Purple

added some commentary on the fresh Deep Purple and Space Black colour schemes:

I have a Space Black iPhone 14 Pro review unit. My favourite. Like a cross between the black and Jet Black iPhone 7, the stainless steel frame and glass back are substantially darker than the grey iPhone 13 Pro’s Graphite colour. Deep Purple is the colour of my iPhone 14 Pro Max review unit; it’s a deep purple that can occasionally appear grey or black. Both nevertheless attract fingerprints despite having a slick appearance in person. They are also available in silver and gold.

Bionic Chip A16

In comparison to the 13 Pro, Wong’s Geekbench 5 findings for the iPhone 14 Pro models showed up to a 16% boost in multi-core performance.

+ iPhone 12 Pro: (1,586 single-core/3,937 multi-core) (A14 Bionic)
+ iPhone 13 Pro: 1,725 / 4,722 (A15 Bionic)
+ iPhone 14 Pro: 1,875 / 5,495 (A16 Bionic)

Always-On Display

Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal said that the battery life of iPhone 14 Pro devices was not noticeably better than that of iPhone 13 Pro models:

None of the iPhone 14 or 14 Pro models I tested had a battery life that was noticeably longer than that of their forerunners. With the step-up model, the iPhone 14 Plus, the situation may be different. I’ll check Apple’s claim that it has our longest battery life ever whenever it arrives.


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