It’s been a while since the new 2022 iPhones were launched in India, but Apple is now struggling to keep up with demand for its iPhone 14 Pro models, since its main assembly plant in China was affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Apple itself has released an official statement regarding the delays in the production of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. The question then becomes, should you wait for the iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max or grab last year’s iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max right away? For those with an iPhone 13 Pro Max, does it make sense to upgrade this year? We will try to answer them in this article.
Every year a new iPhone is launched and usually there is no need to update your smartphone every time as most upgrades are usually incremental, and this year is no different. The iPhone 14 Pro line looks and feels like last year’s iPhone 13 Pro or even the iPhone 12 Pro line from 2020. If you have an iPhone 13 Pro or the Pro Max, it’s hard to make the difference between these and the 2022 models just by looking at the backs of the phones. The iPhone 13 Pro line and the 14 Pro series are built with very similar materials, have nearly the same dimensions, and share two of the same color options, gold and silver.
iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro – display
As for the display, Apple introduced the 120Hz ProMotion display with the iPhone 13 Pro range and it is also the same technology used in the 14 Pro range. I don’t think you’ll notice much of a difference in refresh rate whether you’re using the iPhone 14 Pro series (Review) or the 13 Pro series. The iPhone 13 Pro Max screen is very sharp, has a high maximum brightness and is protected by Ceramic Shield. The only upgrades brought by the iPhone 14 Pro line are higher peak brightness levels of up to 2000 nits and the Always-On display, which has received mixed reactions from consumers.
Speaking of the notch, the iPhone 13 Pro series has a slightly smaller notch than its predecessor, while the iPhone 14 Pro line uses Dynamic Island, Apple’s method of hiding the gap between the front and face cameras. IDs, which are now detached from the display bezel, thus resembling an island in the screen. It certainly feels fresh and innovative.
iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro – cameras
Every year, Apple introduces a new camera feature along with additional advancements in its hardware and software. For the iPhone 13 line, it introduced cinematic mode and a larger sensor for both the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro series still has some of the best smartphone cameras on the market today. Images are amazing, computational photography is vastly improved, macro photos are some of the best I’ve encountered to date, and recorded video is excellent. It can capture some of the finest 4K video at 60fps in DolbyVision HDR, which is still a distant dream for most other high-end smartphones.
Coming to the iPhone 14 Pro lineup, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max come with an increased main camera resolution of 48MP, compared to the 12MP resolution we see from the iPhone 6s. (Exam). The new phones have a bunch of hardware as well as some cool software features. Take Action mode, for example, which lets you record some of the best stabilized video on any smartphone camera.
The iPhone 14 Pro series also uses the new Photonic Engine for more realistic detail and color in photos. Night mode photos look better due to the added resolution and take less time to process. Cinematic mode videos on the iPhone 14 Pro series can now be recorded in 4K 30fps, which is much appreciated as it’s a plus if you need to crop the video while editing. The front camera of the iPhone 14 Pro line now has autofocus, which allows for sharper and more precise selfies or videos.
iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro – battery
When I first started using my iPhone 13 Pro Max a year ago, it lasted a good day and a half with my typical usage patterns which included frequent social media use, excessive monitoring, and occasional recording. of videos. But as it got older, I noticed I had to recharge it at the end of the day, as the battery health is now down to 88% after about eight months of rigorous use. However, this is only my personal experience as others may have different experiences based on individual usage habits. Apple claims up to 28 hours of battery life with video playback on a single charge of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a claimed battery life of up to 29 hours, which is not a big upgrade.
iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro – processor
The iPhone 13 Pro series uses the A15 Bionic SoC, which is still very capable and well ahead of its Android counterparts. Games still run well at their highest settings, multitasking is still great, and I haven’t felt any performance hitches so far.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have the A16 Bionic, which has a billion more transistors than the A15 Bionic, higher memory bandwidth, and small overall improvements that result in slightly higher benchmark numbers , however, you may not notice a huge jump in performance in daily activities.
iPhone 13 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro – price
Now let’s come to the most important aspect: the price. The iPhone 14 Pro Max officially starts at Rs. 1,39,900 for the 128GB variant and for that amount or even less (based on discounts), you can get a 256GB variant of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It is readily available in popular online stores in India as well as offline outlets while the 14 Pro Max currently has a waiting period. One thing to note is that the iPhone 13 Pro Max is officially discontinued this year, so you won’t be able to buy it directly from Apple.com.
Simply put, if you already own an iPhone 13 Pro Max, it doesn’t make sense to go with the 14 Pro Max. But if you’re still using something old like the iPhone 11 Pro and aren’t in a rush, get an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max, because some of the new features and improvements kind of justify the premium.
iPhone 14 Pro Max versus iPhone 13 Pro Max comparison
|Display||6.70 inches||6.70 inches|
|Processor||Apple A16 Bionic||Apple A15 Bionic|
|Front camera||12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Rear camera||48 megapixel + 12 megapixel + 12 megapixel||12 megapixel + 12 megapixel + 12 megapixel|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB||128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB|
|Resolution||2796×1290 pixels||1284×2778 pixels|