Is the Apple iPhone 14 Worth It? Here’s Our Honest Review to Help You Decide

If you were hoping for a breakthrough in Apple innovation, then the entry-level iPhone 14 will bitterly disappoint.

💗💗💗🤍🤍 3/5: Good

The iPhone 14 faces scrutiny for being only a slight upgrade from the iPhone 13. However, the camera capabilities has been a worthy highlight that showed noticeable improvement. For those loyal to the Apple ecosystem and upgrading from an older iPhone, it is perhaps best to opt for the iPhone 14 Pro for its multiple enhanced features, rather than a couple of enhancements with the entry level iPhone 14.
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Pros & Cons of the iPhone 14

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    iPhone 14


    Excellent camera
    A15 bionic chip
    Reduced wind noise on calls


    Same design as iPhone 13
    Same display as iPhone 13
    Slow battery charging rate
  • Pro #1: Excellent camera

    The iPhone 14 now comes with with a faster aperture at ƒ/1.5 as well as a large sensor to improve shooting pictures, especially in low-light settings. There's a realistic bokeh effect when portrait mode is utilised and good exposure with beautiful colours.

  • Pro #2: A15 Bionic chip

    Uses a 5-core GPU that’s suited for an improved gaming experience, plus a higher frame rate score in comparison to the iPhone 13 (69 fps vs 60fps).

  • Pro #3: Reduced wind noise on calls

    Speakers on the iPhone 14 support spatial audio which guarantees impressive sound with good timbre performance overall. The wind noise reduction on the iPhone 14 is also surprisingly better than the more advanced iPhone 14 models in the line up.

  • Con #1: Same design as iPhone 13

    There really aren’t that many big differences at all with the iPhone 13. The only slight physical change would be how the camera for the iPhone 14 protrudes more, but even this change is so slight that it’s hardly noticeable.

  • Con #2: Same display as iPhone 13

    Just like with the iPhone 13, the iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display with the same identical notch. The resolution remains at 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 PPI with 800 nits max brightness and 1,200 nits peak brightness (HDR).

  • Con #3: Slow battery charging rate

    We felt that the test on its battery life was disappointing compared to other phones in the market. The iPhone 14 charges at a rate of 20W which isn’t as fast as some of its Android competitors such as the Redmi Note 12 Explorer (210W) or the Samsung Galaxy S22 (25W).


Expect enhanced camera specs but not much else compared to the iPhone 13 with the new iPhone 14

Released in the UK on 16 September 2022, the Apple iPhone 14 hit shelves a year after the release of the previous Apple iPhone 13 models. After hearing a lot of hype, we were eager to check it out for ourselves. We were especially curious about the difference between iPhone 13 and 14, and to see if it’d also compare to other phones in the market, particularly with the solid reception of the Nothing Phone received in the same year. 

Well, let’s dive right into it. Read more below to find out more about what we think about the Apple iPhone 14.