Apple launched iPhone 14 on 16th September 2022, with a whopping starting price of $799 for 128 GB and goes up to $1499. However, iPhone 13‌ mini and ‌iPhone 13‌ continue to be available from Apple for $599 and $699, respectively. Ever since its launch, there has been an argument whether to upgrade from iPhone 13 or not since both of them have similar features. Apple didn’t announce anything unique or extraordinary in iPhone 14 like they always do.  But, there must be something wonderful in it. Right?

Should you consider sticking with the iPhone 13 to save money as it has the same design and the vast majority of the functionality as the iPhone 14? Our guide serves as a method to properly understand the distinctions that the iPhone 14 brings to the table and helps to address the question of how to choose which of these two iPhone models is ideal for you.

4-core GPU (A15 Bionic)5-core GPU (A15 Bionic)
4GB of memory6GB of memory
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.3
Dual-camera system“Advanced” dual-camera system
12-megapixel Main camera with ƒ/1.6 aperture12-megapixel Main camera with ƒ/1.5 aperture and larger sensor
12-megapixel front-facing camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture12-megapixel front-facing camera with ƒ/1.9 aperture and autofocus
Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field (1080p at 30 fps)Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field (4K HDR up to 30 fps)
Up to 19 hours battery life during video playbackUp to 20 hours battery life during video playback
Thickness of 7.65mmThickness of 7.80mm
Weighs 174 gramsWeighs 172 grams
eSIM optionaleSIM only (in the U.S.)
Emergency SOSEmergency SOS via satellite
Available in Green, Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and PRODUCT(RED)Available in Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, and PRODUCT(RED)
Photonic Engine
Action mode
Crash Detection

Final Thoughts 

As the differences above mentioned shows that the upgrades are primarily incremental from iPhone 13 to iPhone 14, including minor advancements in camera, videography, battery life, GPU and few others. More important improvements for the safety-conscious include the upgraded camera hardware, and 6GB of memory, along with three additional functions in iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: Crash Detection, Emergency SOS, and Satellite. Having said this, people who are looking for an upgrade from old phones should opt for iPhone 14. However, those who are photography and videography enthusiasts should switch to iPhone 14 pro as it features the magnificent 48 megapixel camera which works the best in low light as well. 

As far as iPhone 13 is concerned, there probably isn’t enough to convince most users to choose the new model over the iPhone 13. However, if you prefer a larger display size, things might be different since the iPhone 13 lineup does not include an iPhone 14 Plus equivalent.

It may be preferable to wait for a more significant upgrade since the iPhone 13 is still very capable for daily use and the iPhone 14 shares the majority of the most adaptable features of the iPhone 13, such as the A15 Bionic chip, OLED Super Retina XDR display, Ceramic Shield, Night mode, MagSafe, and IP68 water resistance.

We have shared our final thoughts, do you agree with them? What do you think about the comparison between iPhone 13 and iPhone 14? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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