By Jordan Palmer
Contributions from Mark Spoonauer
There has never been a wider gap between the regular and Pro models
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This iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro comparison shows that Apple really widened the gap this year between its two main iPhone product lines. The iPhone 14 Pro feels like a completely different handset instead of simply an enhanced version of the iPhone 14, as previous iPhone Pro models have been. But this time around, basically everything is different, including the design, chipset and more.
They may share the same screen size, but the iPhone 14 feels like a very modest upgrade compared to the iPhone 13, while the iPhone 14 Pro features much more dramatic improvements over its predecessor, the iPhone 13 Pro.
In this iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro face-off, we’ll break down the key differences between the two models so that you can make the best purchasing decision for you. There’s a $200 difference between them, so it’s important to consider what separates these phones that share a number, but little else.
This comparison also applies to the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which face the same differences as the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, but with larger screens.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Specs
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|Row 0 - Cell 0||iPhone 14||iPhone 14 Plus||iPhone 14 Pro||iPhone 14 Pro Max|
|CPU||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic||Apple A16 Bionic||Apple A16 Bionic|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB||256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Cameras||Dual 12MP (Wide, ultrawide)||Dual 12MP (Wide, ultrawide)||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom||48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom|
|Size||5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 inches||6.33 x 3.07 x 0.31 inches||5.81 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches||6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 inches|
|Weight||6.07 ounces||7.16 ounces||7.27 ounces||8.47 ounces|
|Colors||Purple, blue, midnight, starlight, canary yellow and Product RED||Purple, blue, midnight, starlight, canary yellow and Product RED||Purple, gold, silver and space black||Purple, gold, silver and space black|
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Price and availability
Apple released the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max on September 16 with the iPhone 14 Plus arriving later on October 7. The lineup starts at $799, then goes up to $899 for the Plus, $999 for the Pro, and $1,099 for the Pro Max.
Since these are iPhones, you can pick one up practically everywhere. Be sure to check out our best iPhone 14 deals page before you pull the trigger.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Design
This is the first area where things diverge between the iPhone 14 versus iPhone 14 Pro. The standard iPhone 14 looks basically the same as the iPhone 13 from last year, including the diagonal camera lens layout and slimmer notch. The iPhone 14 Plus looks like a blown up version of that. If you liked the iPhone 13’s design, you’ll be just fine with the iPhone 14’s.
But the iPhone 14 Pro turns out to be where Apple spent its time. The design from the back looks similar to the iPhone 13 Pro, though the camera module is larger thanks to the new 48MP main sensor. (More on that below.) The fun Pro color this year is a beautiful deep purple, a rich violet fit for royalty. Meanwhile the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus get exclusive access to the new canary yellow hue.
Around front, the notch is gone on the iPhone 14 Pro, replaced with a wide pill-shaped cutout that is the main focus of what Apple calls the Dynamic Island. This feature expands the cutout, taking advantage of the new screen real estate, for alerts and similar notifications. In the keynote, the feature looked slick, seeming to make good use of the space.
So the iPhone 14 Pro killed the notch, the one that’s been around since the iPhone X arrived in 2017. Five years we’ve had to look at its unsightliness, but now the pill-shaped cutout is much more appealing (if we have to look at a cutout at all, since all-screen phones are far from perfect yet).
If you’re tired of the same old iPhone design, then the iPhone 14 Pro might strike you as very exciting.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Display
The good news is that there are just two screen sizes this year across the entire iPhone 14 lineup — 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are the smallest models, while the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Max pack in very large displays.
All four feature Apple’s Super Retina XDR and use OLEDs as the panel tech. The iPhone 14 has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 (460 ppi) while the iPhone 14 Pro is 2556 x 1179 (460 ppi), so the resolutions are functionally identical. For the larger handsets, the iPhone 14 Plus comes in at 2778 x 1284 (458 ppi) with the iPhone 14 Pro Max at 2796 x 1290 (460 ppi).
For brightness, Apple is touting both Pro and standard models as having crazy bright displays. The iPhone 14 is rated to have a peak HDR brightness of 1,200 nits, while the iPhone 14 Pro is set to have a jaw-dropping peak HDR brightness of 2,000 nits. That’s the brightest we’ve ever seen on a smartphone and twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro’s rating.
However, in our testing, the iPhone 14 Pro hit a max HDR brightness of 1,448 nits. The iPhone 14 came in much dimmer at 734 nits.
An always-on display feature finally comes to the iPhone with the iPhone 14 Pro. This is a low-power mode that lets you see some basic information at glance while your phone screen is off. The iPhone 14 does not get to enjoy this feature (that is basic on essentially every Android phone), as Apple is leaning heavily on the iPhone 14 Pro’s adaptive refresh rate to keep an always-on display from draining the phone’s battery.
As usual with iPhones, the displays are beautiful. With punchy colors and deep blacks, both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro impress with any visual content. But the Pro holds a distinct advantage with brightness, which is ideal for outdoor use.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Cameras
Like every year, Apple upgraded the cameras on both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. The iPhone 14 (and iPhone 14 Plus) gets a larger main 12MP sensor with larger pixels (1.9 microns), a faster f/1.5 aperture, and a touted 49% improvement in low-light performance. Sensor-shift image stabilization comes as standard.
The 12MP front-facing camera on all four iPhone 14 models got a serious boost with an enhanced hybrid focus system, partially powered by the new autofocus capability. That should ensure clearer selfies. Apple also introduced the Photonic Engine across the iPhone 14 lineup, which uses AI to improve low-light photography across all three cameras.
Video also sees a bump thanks to Action mode, Apple’s latest tech. While perhaps not as impressive on the surface as the Cinematic mode addition from last year, Action mode looks like it’ll massively upgrade video stabilization, with Apple claiming you don’t need a gimbal.
The iPhone 14 Pro gets all of these software features, but with a new 48MP main sensor that’s also 65% larger than the iPhone 13 Pro’s sensor. It can do 2x optical zoom on its own, but in tandem with the 12MP 3x telephoto lens, you can get some nice zoomed photos. You can see how the iPhone 14 Pro's zoom compares to other flagships in our Pixel 7 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro vs. Galaxy S22 Ultra zoom shootout.
The 12MP ultrawide camera on the iPhone 14 Pro is also better than the iPhone 13 Pro’s, letting in three times more light than before. Even the flash has seen an improvement. And for pro photographers, the iPhone 14 Pro can capture a huge 48MP RAW image, unlocking a ton of potential for later edits.
It goes without saying that the iPhone 14 Pro's camera is better than the iPhone 14's. It is, after all, at the top of the best camera phones list.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Performance
Yet another area where the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro diverge comes down to the chipset. The iPhone 14 sticks with the A15 Bionic from last year, though it uses the more advanced version found in the iPhone 13 Pro — the one with a 5-core GPU. It’s still a powerful chip by today’s standards, outpacing even the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 from Qualcomm, although not by much.
The iPhone 14 Pro, meanwhile, gets the new A16 Bionic with a hexa-core CPU, penta-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, all built on a 4nm process. This is one powerful chip, outpacing all other smartphones. (Though, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is going to push Android close to Apple's mark.)
In our Geekbench 5 testing, the iPhone 14 Pro scored 1,891 in single-core and 5,469 in multicore. Compare that to the iPhone 14's 1,727 / 4,553 output. That's quite a difference in the multicore performance.
The GPU also shows another divide, with the iPhone 14 Pro managing an average of 74 frames per second (fps) in 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited. In the same benchmark, the iPhone 14 got 69 fps. Not a huge difference, but still worth noting.
Finally, the phones are pretty much equal in the Adobe Premiere Rush 4K-1080p transcode test, with the iPhone 14 Pro completing the benchmark in 26 seconds while the iPhone 14 was right behind it at 28 seconds.
Performance junkies might notice the disparity between the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14, but most people will not. But if you want the best of the best, you have to go Pro.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Battery life and charging
We don’t know a lot about the batteries on the four iPhone models — Apple never shares capacities — so we can only go based on what Apple has said and our experience. With that in mind, both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 disappointed when it came to battery life.
In our battery life test, where we task a phone to endlessly reload web pages over a cellular connection, the iPhone 14 Pro barely exceeded the average we see at 10 hours, 13 minutes. The iPhone 14 clocked in a worse 9 hours, 28 minutes.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus fared much better at 14 hours, 42 minutes and 11 hours, 57 minutes, respectively.
For reference, here’s what Apple said about battery performance for its new phones:
- iPhone 14 - Up to 20 hours of video playback
- iPhone 14 Plus - Up to 26 hours of video playback
- iPhone 14 Pro - Up to 23 hours of video playback
- iPhone 14 Pro Max - Up to 29 hours of video playback
Those numbers mean a whole lot of nothing in the context of real world use, as our testing has demonstrated. Many blame the iPhone 14 Pro's inferior battery life (as compared to its predecessor's 12:18) on the new always-on display, which seems to sap a lot of power.
But once again, the Pro holds the advantage, this time needing a charger less often.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Software
Here’s an area where the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are basically the same. They each run iOS 16, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. This comes with features such as the new lock screen, where you can customize to match your style (and create multiple to switch between, such as with Focus modes).
You can also edit and undo send messages in iMessage, use the iCloud Shared Photo Library to share photos with family members, and other improvements. iOS 16 arrives for all compatible iPhones on September 12, so your new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have the latest version right out of the box.
Check out our iOS 16 review if you want to learn more about the software update.
iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Verdict
We said at the outset of our iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro comparison that there has never been more differences between the Pro and regular iPhone models than what you’ll find in the iPhone 14 lineup. Apple seems to have held back on the iPhone 14, making minimal to moderate upgrades over the iPhone 13 while pushing the boat out on the iPhone 14 Pro.
The focus with this round of updates appears to be on the iPhone 14 Pro, from its flashy new design to its upgraded cameras and powerful A16 Bionic chipset. For an extra $200 between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, you get much better performance, stronger telephoto capabilities, a brighter display, and enhanced photography prowess. The same holds true for the iPhone 14 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, though the Plus has some appeal for bargain hunters who want a big-screen iPhone for less than $1,000..
The $200 difference between the two models buys you a lot, from the Dynamic Island to the beefier camera system. It would be fair to call the iPhone 14 "boring."
Next: Check out our iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 detailed camera face-off.
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Jordan is the Phones Editor for Tom's Guide, covering all things phone-related. He's written about phones for over six years and plans to continue for a long while to come. He loves nothing more than relaxing in his home with a book, game, or his latest personal writing project. Jordan likes finding new things to dive into, from books and games to new mechanical keyboard switches and fun keycap sets. Outside of work, you can find him poring over open-source software and his studies.
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The iPhone 14 has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 (460 ppi) while the iPhone 14 Pro is 2556 x 1179 (460 ppi), so the resolutions are functionally identical. For the larger handsets, the iPhone 14 Plus comes in at 2778 x 1284 (458 ppi) with the iPhone 14 Pro Max at 2796 x 1290 (460 ppi).
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The biggest takeaway is that both the iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max were severely cracked or shattered after the first drop, where the iPhones 12 and 13 proved to be some of Apple's most durable phones and didn't have severe damage until the second or third drop.
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The iPhone 14 is better than the iPhone 12 in almost all areas, offering a brighter screen, a faster chipset, more capable cameras, and longer battery life. It also boasts basic satellite connectivity and Crash Detection. The iPhone 14 is a worthy upgrade for anyone coming from an iPhone 11 or an older model.Why is iPhone 14 cheaper than 13? ›
“Consumers' perceived lack of innovation within the iPhone 14 base range has led to poor take-up of the device, post physical release,” explains the report. “This means demand is low on the resale market, too, so the value of the base range has dropped significantly.”Which phone has the best camera quality? ›
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The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are our top picks. They introduce the biggest sensor Apple has ever used. With 48 MP, up to 240 fps slow motion, and sensor-shift image stabilization, it is a worthy flagship for the tech giant. All the ease of Apple iOS, combined with stunning cameras and gorgeous styling.Which phone camera is better than iPhone 14? ›
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The iPhone 14 Pro has a triple-lens setup, but the Samsung S22 Ultra manages to go one better by having four cameras on the rear. Both have an ultra-wide, a standard lens, and a 3x zoom lens, but you also get a 10x zoom lens with the Samsung.
Apple has cut iPhone 14 Plus display orders down to a small portion of total iPhone shipments, as demand is apparently far below Apple's initial expectations. The iPhone 14 Plus took the place of the iPhone 13 mini in Apple's lineup due to low demand for the smaller device.Should i buy iPhone 14 Plus in 2023? ›
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Once you have backed up your old iPhone into iCloud, turn on your new iPhone. Proceed in the setup process and connect the new iPhone to WiFi. In the “Apps & Data” -view, select “Restore from iCloud Backup” and sign in to iCloud. Choose the backup you want to restore and wait for the backup to finish.Why is iPhone Pro Max more expensive? ›
The 48-megapixel rear camera and always-on display in the iPhone 14 Pro Max are the primary reasons for the price increase. A newly published report examines how much it costs Apple to manufacture the iPhone 14 Pro Max.What is the advantage of Pro Max vs Pro? ›
If you want a bigger display and longer battery life, our money is on the Pro Max despite the higher price. However, the regular iPhone 13 Pro delivers the same great cameras, ProMotion display and overall performance, so you're not sacrificing anything if you prefer a more compact design and smaller screen.
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The only real reason to wait is to hold out until the fall for an iPhone 15. It might be more expensive, but we expect a lot of new features (especially in the Pro models, or a potential new iPhone 15 Ultra). If you don't want to wait more than six months to get a new iPhone, go ahead and get the iPhone 14.Is iPhone 14 drop proof? ›
The biggest takeaway is that both the iPhone 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max were severely cracked or shattered after the first drop, where the iPhones 12 and 13 proved to be some of Apple's most durable phones and didn't have severe damage until the second or third drop.What is the difference between iPhone and iPhone pro? ›
The iPhone 14 Pro models are able to offer 3x optical zoom thanks to the telephoto lens and 15x digital zoom. The standard iPhone 14 models have 5x digital zoom but no optical zoom. The Pro models also offer ProRES, allowing you to shoot 48-megapixel raw shots.What does the iPhone 14 have that the 13 doesn t? ›
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 both feature the same display size, 5G connectivity, A15 Bionic chip, and design. Nevertheless, the iPhone 14 still offers a number of upgrades, such as an additional GPU core, Emergency SOS via satellite, the Photonic Engine, and Action Mode.How many years will iPhone 14 last? ›
The iPhone 14 launched in 2022 and runs iOS 16 out of the box. So if it receives six years of updates, that would mean you'll be good to go until 2028 -- or iOS 22.Should I buy iPhone 14 or stay with 13? ›
For many people, the iPhone 13 is more than enough. You still get excellent performance, a great camera, and a modern design for $100 less than the iPhone 14. If you have the money to spend, however, you should consider going for the iPhone 14 because of those camera upgrades.How will iPhone 15 look like? ›
So far, it looks like the iPhone 15 Pro models will have an updated design, with Apple introducing thinner, curved bezels and a new titanium chassis. Apple is also expected to add a redesigned "mute" button that could actually serve as an Action button similar to the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra.