iPhone-14-Plus-review

iPhone 14 Plus: Premium Review

iPhone 14 Plus is favourably priced, with a big display screen and a long-lasting battery.

iPhone 14 Plus Review: Specs

As a perfect replacement for the mini-series, Apple combined a 6.7-inch screen and lightweight materials to have the iPhone 14 Plus peaking in the big-screen Smartphone world. Though a bit old-generation, major upgrades on the battery life give Plus the best iPhone battery life award.

While we appreciate the camera milestones, without the camera telephoto zooms and 120Hz refresh rates, Plus can't compare to its sibling 14 Pro series. Besides the Plus affordability, what else could drive you to buy the device?

iPhone 14 Plus: Price and Availability

On September 7, 2022, Apple released the iPhone 14 generation (the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max), and they are now available across all Apple stores. All other lines except the 14 Plus were available as of September 16. The iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders began on September 9 but were available from October 7.

iPhone prices are determined based on your region and storage capacity. However, the lowest price for the iPhone is £949 for a 128GB, while the highest is £2,099 for the 512GB.

The same refurbished iPhone 14 Plus, working optimally at Back Market, is available at a relatively low price. For example, a 128GB midnight colour with a 12-month warranty and 30-day return policy retails at £777 (price of writing), saving you £172. Why spend more when you can have the same quality, second hand iPhone refurbished, plus contribute to sustaining mother earth?

👉 Read our in-depth guide about the iPhone 14 series pricing here.

iPhone 14 Plus: Design

Without question, the iPhone 14 Plus retains the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 designs. The only significantly noticeable difference is the size variation. Though they have the same thickness of 7.8mm, the 14 Plus is larger and measures 6.33 inches (160.8mm) tall and 3.07 inches (78.1mm) wide, while iPhone 14 measures 5.78-inch (146.7mm) by 2.82-inch (71.5mm). Those 14 Plus dimensions are similar to 14 Pro Max.

In terms of weight, the 14 Plus dangles between the iPhone 14 and the 14 Pro Max. That's to say, being 203g, the Plus is heavier than the 172g iPhone 14 and lighter than the 240g 14 Pro Max. You must be wondering why these dimensions? As you probably don't want a phone that is too big and too heavy, right? The 14 Plus is a big phone with sharp edges. Apple says it's because of the Plus's new thermal management system to help it in cooler operations.

Generally, it is a bigger but sleeker phone that needs a firmer grip. Though, you may find it too big for single-hand handling. But, with its cooling system, it's easier to replace the back side and support a longer battery life.

Colours

Like the iPhone 14 line, the 14 Plus has five colour finishes; Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight and (Product) Red. Some reviewers indicated that the product Red is too bright but hey! What do you expect? Sometimes we become too biassed. 

👉 Read our in-depth review of the iPhone 14 colours here.