Review of the iPhone 14 Plus: an iPhone with a little bit more

And if it made a difference in everything, would you eventually settle for a 6.7-inch panel? Is it possible that the iPhone 14’s core experience has been sublimated? We approached the examination of the housing for the iPhone 14 Plus with this level of anticipation.

It can’t be denied that Apple has addressed a need with the iPhone. Now there is a clear option for anybody who wanted a bigger Apple-branded smartphone but wasn’t very interested in the enhancements that were made to the iPhone Pro Max. But is it really the best option? In this particular exam, we will inform you of that.

iPhone 14 Plus Design

It should come as no surprise that the iPhone 14 Plus is much bigger than its predecessor, the iPhone 14. Be aware that it is even much more massive. We go from a format that can be held in the palm of the hand to a device that significantly surpasses that size and is thus more difficult to operate with only one hand.

iPhone 14 Plus Design

In terms of specifics, the thickness of 7.8 millimetres has been maintained; however, the width has increased from 71.5 millimetres to 78.1 millimetres, and the height has increased from a comfortable 146.7 millimetres to a king size 160.8 millimetres. If it adds 29 grams while being carried, its total weight of 203 grams does not seem to be as excessive when it is held in the hand. In point of fact, we are going to prioritize finding 220 or even 230 g on a diagonal of 6.7 inches. Because of its low density, the iPhone 14 Plus seems to weigh less than one would expect given its dimensions.

Obviously, it makes up for some of its size with its heft, but at the expense of its ergonomics. This becomes apparent when you attempt to put it in a pocket or access specific buttons that are not very effectively positioned at the top left. You can notice this when you want to put it in a pocket.

The rest of its design is identical to that of the iPhone 14, including a lightning port located at the bottom alongside two speakers, a photo block featuring two modules arranged in a diagonal pattern, a lock button located on the right, and two buttons for the sound located on the left, along with a slider to mute the sound when necessary. The SIM card drawer, which can hold one nano-sim at a time, is always located on the left side of the device.

To round out the picture, it is important to point out that, in contrast to the Pro versions that were introduced in 2018, the iPhone 14 Plus has a notch at the very top. In addition to that, it is IP68 certified and waterproof.

iPhone 14 Plus Display

Even while we have every right to be dissatisfied with the lack of a 120 Hz refresh rate, the most significant benefit of the iPhone 14 Plus is that it has a very enjoyable screen to interact with. The difference between the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 and the 6.1-inch iPhone is that the 6.7-inch iPhone is far more comfortable to use for gaming and watching videos. The difference is evident.

iPhone 14 Plus Display

It seems as if the screen has lost some of its earlier sharpness over time. The iPhone 14 has a delta E average of 2.35, whereas this one has a delta E average of 3.42, which is far worse. The highest level of measured brightness is 821 cd/m2, indicating that it is excellent and on par with its younger sibling in terms of quality. The colour temperature, on the other hand, is still a little on the warm side. If True Tone is not used, we obtain a temperature of 6200 K, which is not quite as high as the target of 6500 K but is still acceptable.

In order to get accurate results from these measures, we relied on a probe and the CalMAN Ultimate software offered by Portrait Displays. Unfortunately, the software on the App Store only shows the sRGB Gamut, which prohibits us from accurately analyzing the screen’s capacity to display DCI-P3 colour space. Be aware, however, that we have never had the chance to hold a screen that is too dull in our hands. This is something that you should keep in mind.

iPhone 14 Plus Battery Life

The battery capacity of the iPhone 14 Plus is 4323 mAh. On paper, it seems to be strong, but for something of that size, it could be a little on the tiny side. As a result, we anticipate an average level of autonomy.

That is not the case. The iPhone 14 Plus, much like the iPhone 14, is capable of reaching two days of consecutive autonomy with ease, which is defined as more than 48 hours on without blinking an eye. If you are a heavy user, you should be able to go through the day without any concerns while still having enough left over to last you through the middle of the next day. In a nutshell, when it comes to autonomy, we are steadfastly up against a champion. It is maybe a bit less resistant than the iPhone 14, which is smaller and so less consumer, or than the iPhone 14 Pro, which benefits from ProMotion. Both of these models are consumer-oriented.

Our ViSer procedure has a tendency to reveal that the phone is even more durable than the iPhone 14 when subjected to a combination of uses. In point of fact, reaching 10% took 15 hours and 44 minutes, which ranks it in 14th position out of 77 on all phones that were tested using this technique. A rating that is exceptionally high.

iPhone 14 Plus Battery Reffil

It is unfortunate that the highest power that the iPhone 14 Plus can charge at is just 25W. In the year 2022, this amount is insufficient. Despite this, we are able to charge the smartphone to 80% capacity at a pace that is acceptable to us. As it approaches this limit, it will often begin to slow down in an effort to safeguard the battery. After starting at 20% autonomy, I achieved 47% by keeping the smartphone plugged in for 15 minutes. We are able to argue that the charge time to autonomy ratio is not nearly as unfavourable when we have the certainty that gaining one point will result in a really meaningful increase in the amount of time we can use the device.

iPhone 14 Plus Performance

The A15 Bionic chip is found in the iPhone 14, as well as in the iPhone 14, Plus, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. This processor is also used in the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.

iPhone 14 Plus Performance

If we use benchmarks to evaluate its performance, we will immediately see that it is not doing as well as some of its more contemporary rivals. However, in our experience using the iPhone on a day-to-day basis, we have not seen any latency issues all.

Even better, it demonstrates outrageous performance when playing the game. Genshin impact, which stutters and jerks about on many smartphones on average, plays smooth and fast at maximum settings and 60 frames per second here. This indicates that there is not a glitch, that the heating is manageable, and that the only thing we have to be concerned about is a little amount of clipping in the midst of the opulent visuals.

iPhone 14 Plus Software

In terms of the software, it is identical to what we experienced on the iPhone 14 that we tested. Keep in mind that iOS 16 has one of the greatest user interfaces currently available on the market. Smooth, easy to use on a daily basis, and comforting. Come on, there are a few tiny grip difficulties at the very beginning, but once you know the beast, it is true that it is highly effective. There are also a few little grip problems at the very beginning.

In addition, Apple provides possibly the most advanced tracking software available on the market today. If Apple does not commit to a certain period of time during which its products would be supported, the company’s obligations will speak for itself. Even now, almost five years after their debut, Apple is still pushing out updates for iOS 16 for iPhone 8 models. A priori, they shouldn’t be for iOS 17, which is a follow-up of between five and six years. Simply superior than everyone else.

iPhone 14 Plus Camera

When it comes to the photography side of things, you will undoubtedly discover the same arrangement as on the iPhone 14:

  • A 12 megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens that measures 26 millimetres and has an aperture of 1.5
  • a 12 megapixel sensor with an ultra wide-angle lens that measures 13 millimetres and has an aperture of 2.4
  • and a 12 megapixel sensor that is located on the front of the device and has autofocus.
iPhone 14 Plus Camera Test

iPhone 14 Plus Camera Test

iPhone 14 Plus Camera Test

iPhone 14 Plus Camera Test

In theory, the iPhone 14 Plus provides a satisfying experience in optimal circumstances, with colours that are true to life and a trigger that is unusually quick. On the other hand, it may be a bit tough for it to assert itself in more challenging conditions (HDR can be a little dangerous, night mode can be a little “impressionistic,” and portrait mode is not very clean).

The most significant issue is that there is not a telephoto lens available at this price point or more than 1,100 euros. Because of this, the only people to whom we will suggest this phone are those who are not really interested in photography but for whom a quality that is enough would do.

iPhone 14 Plus Audio

The audio quality of the iPhone 14 was one of its greatest assets, and the iPhone 14 Plus does not make significant improvements in this regard. Volume, precision, and an appropriate distribution between the various frequencies, with well-placed mids, and don’t forget a highly effective spatialization of the sound all need to be taken into consideration. The sound quality of the iPhone 14 Plus establishes a new standard for smartphones.

It should come as no surprise that there is no jack port. To listen to your music, you will need to either connect wireless headphones or a Bluetooth headset to your device or utilize an adaptor that converts jacks to lightning.

iPhone 14 Plus Networks

When I used the iPhone 14 Plus to get in touch with a number of different relatives, I never received any reports of any crackling or speech distortion from them.

Every single iPhone 14 has support for the 5G (sub-6 GHz) standard, in addition to Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3. It is also important to remember that an Ultra Wideband chip is present in order to utilize Airtags. The iPhone 14 is capable of using both a nano-sim and an eSIM simultaneously.

iPhone 14 Plus Price

The iPhone 14 Plus is already up for sale and may be purchased. There is a choice of five hues, including black, white, blue, purple, and red.

The following is a list of the prices for the iPhone 14 Plus:

  • iPhone 14 Plus 128 GB: 1169 euros
  • iPhone 14 Plus 256 GB: 1299 euros
  • iPhone 14 Plus 512 GB: 1559 euros.

iPhone 14 Plus Specification

OS version : iOS 16
screen size : 6.7 inches
Definition : 2778 x 1284 pixels
Pixel density : 458 dpi
Technology : OLED
SoCs : A15 Bionic
Graphics chip (GPU) : Apple GPU
Internal memory (flash) : 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
Camera (back) :  Sensor 1: 12 MP, Sensor 2: 12 MP
Camera (front) : 12 MP
Video recording : [email protected] FPS
Wireless : Wi-Fi 6 (ax)
Bluetooth : 5.3
Bands supported : 2100MHz (B1), 800MHz (B20), 1800MHz (B3), 2600MHz (B7), 700MHz (B28)
5G : Yes
NFC : Yes
Ports (inputs/outputs) : Lightning
Dimensions : 78.1 x 160.8 x 7.8mm
Weight : 203 grams
Colors : Black, White, Purple, Red, Blue

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