October 4, 2022
iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 First Impressions: Bigger Screen, But Not Much Has Changed


It seems that for the past one year, the iPhone 13 Pro Max has been the second most popular of all its siblings despite being the highest priced. Now, Apple is targeting those who want a bigger display, but don’t need (or don’t want to pay) all the premium features of the Pro model. The new iPhone 14 Plus is an obvious upsell, aimed at enticing iPhone buyers and upgraders to spend a little more than they would otherwise. Android phones with screens larger than 5.5 inches are now ready more than 50 percent On the market in a few countries, so it makes sense that Apple hits the lower price points with a bigger phone. This is one of the ways Apple has lagged behind the Android world, going all the way back to the iPhone 5.

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus Price in India

Apple launched the iPhone 14 last year at the same price as the iPhone 13 (Review), which is unusual because the iPhone 14 Pro sibling has become more expensive and other models still have improved in price, according to international exchange rates. Thanks for the change. You will pay Rs. 79,900 for 128GB storage, Rs. 89,900 for 256GB, or Rs. 1,09,900 for 512GB. The iPhone 14 Plus is priced at Rs. 10,000 more per tier, so prices follow the same pattern: Rs. 89,900 Rs. 99,900 and Rs. 1,19,900 respectively.

There’s no replacement for the iPhone 13 mini, but given that not much has changed between generations and the fact that it now has a price cut, it still serves the same target audience. iPhones usually get software updates for more than five years and thus entry-level buyers and those who want something smaller as they are used to older phones can still be satisfied.

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The new purple color option is subtle and soft, but it will stand out

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus: What’s New?

We are at a point where there is not much smartphone makers can do to make them feel fresh and exciting. The iPhone 14 is a capable iterative step beyond the iPhone 13, but it doesn’t break any new ground and doesn’t rush anyone to buy it. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Plus represents a whole new offering and if you can afford it, you might be tempted to upgrade.

The most appealing aspect of the iPhone 14 Plus to me is that it’s significantly lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro Max at 240g compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max at 203g. If you were disappointed with flagship models being bulky and cumbersome, you might find this new option a happy middle ground. The iPhone 14 remains the lightest in its class and is easy to handle.

What’s also interesting is that the iPhone 14 Plus promises the best battery life of any iPhone ever. It can outperform its premium siblings in this regard thanks to its less demanding display and other hardware.

The camera system has been improved with a bigger sensor and f/1.5 aperture for the new 12-megapixel main camera. The great news is that the front camera now supports autofocus so you can be more creative with self portraits. Low-light performance is said to be at least twice as good among all cameras, and it was already great with the iPhone 13 series. Between the camera hardware, processor, and iOS, there’s a whole new set of capabilities that Apple is calling its “Photonic Engine.” This basically means that HDR processing, in which details from multiple exposures are combined to arrive at the final shot you see, is now much earlier in the capture and processing pipeline. By working on uncompressed data, Apple says focus locking is sharp, colors are true to life, and details are vastly improved. Action Mode is a new video stabilization option that uses the sensor area beyond the frame you’re shooting and then crops each frame to compensate for motion, achieving results that Apple says would be a gimbal. is comparable to using .

Crash detection is a new feature based on the more advanced accelerometer and gyroscope that all iPhones of this generation have. It can detect sudden slowdowns and recognize sounds, triggering calls to emergency services and your trusted contacts to help you when you need it. Satellite-based emergency SMS communication is currently limited to the US and Canada, and also uses Apple’s hardware and software to locate satellites without a bulky antenna. It’s extremely slow and limited in functionality, but it can be a lifesaver if you’re ever stranded without cellular network coverage. It will be a paid service, but we don’t know its price yet, and the first two years are free.

The Starlight and Midnight color options continue from last year, and there’s a much brighter (product) red option. This year’s new colors are light, denim-like blue and a very light lilac purple.

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The bigger iPhone 14 Plus (right) gives Apple a new way to compete with today’s mainstream Android phones

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus: What You Don’t Get

Apple thinks last year’s core hardware is still good enough to move to the latest iPhones. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus work with the A15 Bionic SoC, though it’s a slightly more capable version that last year’s Pro model with an additional GPU core, so still a slight upgrade. This is the first time that Apple is stratifying its Pro and non-Pro models with completely different SoCs – this could be due to supply chain and manufacturing issues, or it’s a sign that we’re really into CPU matters. have reached the point of diminishing returns. power to the phone.

One major disappointment is that the 120Hz ProMotion display feature hasn’t waned from last year’s Pro model until this year’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The resolution, brightness and color capabilities are exactly the same as last year. Of course you don’t get the new Dynamic Island functionality or the Always On display. Apple has also reserved its 48-megapixel main camera sensor and second-gen sensor shift stabilization for the premium model.

US In the U.S., you don’t get a SIM tray at all because Apple is now going all-in on eSIM. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but it’s likely that Android makers will follow suit. Apart from being slightly thicker, the physical design of the iPhone 14 is largely similar to that of the iPhone 13 with a glass back, ceramic shield front, and aluminum frame. There are no new claims about durability, no improvement in MagSafe or wired charging speeds, and no USB Type-C port.

The iPhone 14 Plus will probably sell well simply because it’s a bigger iPhone that isn’t as expensive as the Pro Max model. However, the vanilla iPhone 14 is likely to have a very low viewership as it doesn’t offer anything new.

Disclosure: Apple sponsored the correspondent’s flights and hotel stays for the launch event in Cupertino.


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