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This tale becomes part of Centerpiece apple iphone 2022, CNET’s collection of information, ideas as well as suggestions around Apple’s most prominent item.

The $899 apple iphone 14 And also is either a huge apple iphone 14 or a scaled-back apple iphone 14 Pro Max, depending upon your point of view. With the arrival of the apple iphone 14 And also, Apple currently has one of the most simple apple iphone schedule in years. There are simply 2 apple iphone dimensions: One with a 6.1-inch display as well as the various other with a 6.7-inch display screen. After you select a dimension, you simply require to choose in between obtaining a normal apple iphone or a Pro design.

Since the apple iphone XS Max released in 2018, there has actually been just one alternative for those that like cinemas: Pay leading buck as well as obtain a Max design with additional attributes you may not always require (like a telephoto video camera or a high-refresh-rate display screen). I understand lots of CNET visitors, buddies as well as colleagues that have actually forked over $1,100 or even more for an apple iphone 12 Pro Max or 13 Pro Max since it was the only means to obtain a phone in the dimension they desired. Yet that all modifications currently.

apple iphone 14 Plus off-contract rates

Phone United States cost UK cost AU cost
128GB $929 £949 AU$1,579
256GB $1,029 £1,059 AU$1,749
512GB $1,229 £1,279 AU$2,099

The apple iphone 14 Plus begins at $899 for a design with 128GB of storage space. That’s $200 much less than the apple iphone 14 Pro Max as well as simply $100 greater than the normal apple iphone 14. Yet at $900, that still makes it unreachable for many individuals. Which’s unsatisfactory, particularly when you take into consideration that the Android landscape is cluttered with large-screen, rectangle-shaped pieces that can be purchased almost any kind of cost.

If you have an apple iphone XS Max or older as well as are just curious about having a larger display, you will certainly be surprised by the apple iphone 14 And also. You’re obtaining a better display screen, faster cpu, far better video cameras, boosted battery life, even more resilience as well as all the brand-new emergency situation attributes. If you are originating from an And also design phone, like an apple iphone 7 And also with a 5.5-inch display, the 14 And also will certainly appear like Huge Father Don Bodine’s vehicle, The Leviathan.

The apple iphone 14 Plus takes place sale beginning Friday. Thankfully, Apple as well as service providers have a variety of offers to make that $900 cost sting a little bit much less.

Like

  • Autofocus selfies are good
  • Considers much less than apple iphone 14 Pro Max
  • Key video camera is great
  • Longer battery life than the apple iphone 14 (up until now)

Do Not Like

  • Demands a lot more iphone attributes for its bigger display
  • Prices much less than a 14 Pro Max, however still pricey
  • Does not have a high-refresh-rate display screen

The apple iphone 14 And also is simply a huge apple iphone 14

The 14 And also has every one of the apple iphone 14’s attributes — several of which you might never ever see or make use of — which’s not always a poor point. That consists of Collision Discovery, which can inform emergency situation solutions when you remain in a vehicle mishap. Beginning in November, you’ll obtain Emergency situation SOS using Satellite that allows you make use of a satellite to message emergency situation solutions. You likewise obtain a brand-new selfie video camera as well as a brand-new primary video camera.

Like all phones in the apple iphone 14 collection, the 14 And also can just make use of eSIMs in the United States. Establishing an eSIM or moving one is primarily simple. It took a couple of shots with my Google Fi SIM card, however I at some point obtained it to function by utilizing a QR code.

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus

Both the apple iphone 14 (left) as well as 14 And also have the exact same quantity of widgets as well as applications on the residence display. Yet observe just how much larger they get on the 14 And also.


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The within the Phone 14 Plus obtained the exact same redesign as the normal apple iphone 14, which boosts thermal monitoring. The back glass on the back is much easier as well as a lot more budget-friendly to fix considering that it’s no more connected to internals.

The apple iphone 14 And also has a light weight aluminum body with matte-finish sides as well as a shiny glass back. I checked the purple design, which in some scenarios looked almost white as well as in others had an intense springtime visual, comparable to the purple apple iphone 11. Naturally, the majority of people will likely place a situation on their 14 And also, however thankfully Apple makes a silicone situation that’s likewise purple.

The apple iphone 14 Plus vs. 14 Pro Max

Like the 14 Pro Max, the apple iphone 14 And also has a 6.7-inch display screen that offers you a bigger canvas for seeing video clips, playing video games as well as taking pictures. One means to think about the 14 And also is that you can fit a lot more onto the display. For instance, when you sit tight up and down, the display can reveal another message sneak peek than the normal 14. The apple iphone 14 Plus likewise reveals a listing of message sneak peeks on the left side of the display when utilizing the Mail application in landscape positioning. It’s a good, straightforward modification to the user interface, however it’s not brand-new as well as was initially presented 6 years ago with the apple iphone 6 And also.

I want there were a lot more iphone 16 attributes that capitalized on the 14 Plus’ large display. A side-by-side app sight would certainly be amazing on this phone.


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Another way to think about the 14 Plus’ screen is that it can show everything the iPhone 14 can, just larger. A magnified view seems like such a mundane feature, yet as my eyes get older, I definitely welcome it. And I know I’m not alone.

The 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max both have 6.7-inch screens but are very different. The 14 Pro Max has the new Dynamic Island cutout for system alerts, an always-on display that keeps essential info lit up when your phone is locked, and it has 39,888 more pixels. The Max’s screen has an adaptive refresh rate that can go as low as 1Hz to save battery life and as high as 120Hz for gameplay and system animations.

iPhone 14 Plus next to an iPhone 14 Pro Max

On the left is the iPhone 14 Plus in purple and on the right is the iPhone 14 Pro max in deep purple.


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A higher refresh-rate screen looks more immersive, whether you are playing a game or just scrolling on Twitter. The 14 Plus’ screen is locked in at 60Hz. I wish Apple had included a higher refresh-rate display on the 14 Plus, even if it’s a more modest 90Hz. And it’s strange that only the Pro models get an adaptive refresh rate.

The 14 Plus’ screen looks good, but the one on the 14 Pro Max looks better. Some of that is about the refresh rate, but some of it is that the 14 Pro Max can get much brighter. In my time testing the 14 Plus, I didn’t have any issues being able to see the screen outdoors. But I live in San Francisco, so in a sunnier locale that could be more of a challenge.

Despite the 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max being roughly the same size, there is a big difference in terms of weight. The 14 Plus is 36 grams lighter than the 14 Pro Max, and the discrepancy is instantly noticeable. Interestingly enough, the 14 Plus is 3 grams lighter than the smaller 14 Pro.

A lot of that weight savings comes from the Plus’ aluminum body compared to 14 Pro Max’s stainless steel chassis. I imagine the Pro Max’s extra camera also adds to its heavier-in-the-hand stature.

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The iPhone 14 Plus has an ultrawide camera and an updated main camera.


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The iPhone 14 Plus has three cameras

In my review, I described the iPhone 14 as if Apple had repackaged the iPhone 13 Pro’s A15 Bionic chip and main camera into an iPhone 13 body. And the same applies to the Plus, except the body is bigger.

Like the standard iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Plus has an ultrawide as well as a main camera. Photos and videos shot on the iPhone 14 Plus look good, even in dimmer situations, and I like having a larger screen to frame up a scene.

One of the most underrated features on the 14 Plus might be the new TrueDepth camera, which now has autofocus. I don’t take many selfies regularly, but I was shocked to see how much better iPhone 14 Plus selfies looked compared to ones I took with an 13 Pro. Take a look below at selfies from each. You can see that the 14 Plus’ photo has tack-sharp focus. The 13 Pro’s selfie looks a touch soft.

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Left: iPhone 14 Plus selfie, right: iPhone 13 Pro selfie


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Below are some more photos I took with the iPhone 14 Plus.

Under an overpass

iPhone 14 Plus ultrawide camera


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A gray cat

iPhone 14 Plus main camera


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A woman wearing sunglasses laughing

iPhone 14 Plus main camera portrait mode


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A bar covered in black and white artwork

iPhone 14 Plus main camera


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A navy grog drink

iPhone 14 Plus main camera night mode


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Outdoor dining at sunset

iPhone 14 Plus main camera


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The colorful decor of a tiki bar

iPhone 14 Plus main camera night mode


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Downtown San Francisco

iPhone 14 Plus ultrawide camera night mode


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iPhone 14 Plus portrait mode selfie


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iPhone 14 Plus cameras vs. 14 Pro Max, XS Max and 8 Plus

Since there are likely a lot of people with old Plus and Max iPhone models who might be pondering an upgrade, I decided to take the iPhone 14 Plus, 14 Pro Max, XS Max and 8 Plus (all running iOS 16) out to take photos and videos. Let’s see how they compare.

All four phones can take decent photos in daylight. In the photos of a path above, notice the building on the left, and how well the 14 Pro Max rolls off the highlights. The building’s details aren’t as crisp in the photos from the XS Max and 8 Plus as they are in the snaps taken on the 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max, which both captured the texture of the stone better. Look closely at the leaves on the left side. In the 8 Plus’ photo, the leaves look soft and the detail is muddy. It’s slightly better in the XS Max.

Above is another series of daylight shots this time featuring my pal and CNET colleague, Jessica Fierro. Again, all look like decent pictures. Notice that in the background of the 8 Plus photo, the building’s highlights are blown out to white. If we take a closer look at the photos, we start to see more differences. There is a lot of contrast in the 8 Plus’ photo, and details look soft in the XS Max photo. And it’s hard to see any real differences between the 14 Pro Max and 14 Plus. If I was super-duper picky, I’d say the 14 Pro Max’s photo has slightly better definition and clarity. Slightly.

And last, we have the photos above of a fire escape at night. Right off the bat, you can tell there is a big difference between half of the photos. Both the 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max have night mode to brighten up photos taken in low-light. The XS Max and 8 Plus don’t, which results in darker photos with more image noise and softer details. The photos from the 14 Plus and 14 Pro Max are hard to tell apart. If I view them at 100%, the 14 Plus’ picture has less noise in the night sky compared to the photo from the 14 Pro Max. But take a close look at the red sign on the fire escape. The letters look crisp and sharp in the 14 Pro Max picture, but they look a little soft in the 14 Plus photo. All of these photos were taken handheld rather than on a tripod, so some of that could be from hand shake.

The iPhone 14 Plus has last year’s A15 Bionic chip

In terms of battery life, the iPhone 14 Plus easily made it through a day and a half on a single charge. I’ve only had the phone for five days, but in that time I was able to conduct an endurance test. Over the course of 45 minutes, I played a variety of video games (Mario Kart Tour, Asphalt 8: Airbourne Plus, PUBG Mobile), as well as watched YouTube videos, took a FaceTime video call and scrolled through TikTok. The battery dropped from 100% to 95%. I ran the same test on the regular 14 and the battery dropped by 10%.

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The iPhone 14 Plus has a lightning port but US models lack a physical SIM card tray.


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Both the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus run on the same A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. In everyday use, the 14 Plus felt fast. I’m curious to see if the 14 Plus will get grouped with the iPhone 13 series in terms of long term iOS support, or if it will get an additional year.

In benchmark tests, the 14 Plus scored better than any Android phone we tested and on par with other models in the iPhone 14 series. While that performance power isn’t necessarily used fully now, it should help keep the 14 Plus future proofed as new features roll out years down the line.

Geekbench V.5.0 single-core

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Longer bars indicate better performance

Geekbench V.5.0 multicore

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Longer bars indicate better performance

3DMark Wildlife Extreme

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Longer bars indicate better performance

Should you get an iPhone 14 Plus?

If you are deciding between the iPhone 14 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro Max and you don’t need a telephoto camera or a high refresh rate screen, I say go with the 14 Plus and save $200. Yes, the Pro Max has a better processor, but the one inside the iPhone 14 Plus is still fast. And yes, the iPhone 14 Pro Max can take 48-megapixel photos, which most people don’t need.

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The iPhone 14 Plus offers many people a chance to get a large screen without paying $1,100 for a 14 Pro Max.


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If you currently have a 12 Pro Max or 13 Pro Max, the Plus might not meet all of your needs. The Plus lacks a telephoto camera, and it doesn’t have a high refresh rate display like the 13 Pro Max. If you’re on an 11 Pro Max and don’t think you’ll miss that telephoto camera, the 14 Plus is a nice upgrade, but you could probably hold off for another year.

And if you are rocking an iPhone XS Max or an iPhone 8 Plus or older, the 14 Plus is definitely worth an upgrade. If you’re coming from the XS Max specifically, remember you’ll be giving up the 2x telephoto camera for a 0.5x ultrawide camera. But in nearly every other way, the 14 Plus is an upgrade.

iPhone 14 specs vs. iPhone 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max

iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Display size, resolution 6.1-inch OLED; 2,532×1,170 pixels 6.7-inch OLED; 2,778×1,284 pixels 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED display, 2,556×1,179 pixels 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR, OLED display, 2,796×1,290 pixels
Pixel density 460 ppi 458 ppi 460 ppi 460 ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.78 x 2.82 x 0.31 in. 6.33 x 3.07 x 0.31 in. 5.81 x 2.81 x 0.31 in. 6.33 x 3.05 x 0.31 in.
Dimensions (Millimeters) 147 x 72 x 7.8mm 161 x 78 x 7.8mm 147.5 x 71.5 x 7.85mm 160.7 x 77.6 x 7.85mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.07 oz.; 172g 7.16 oz.; 203g 7.27 oz.; 206g 8.47 oz.; 240g
Mobile software iOS 16 iOS 16 iOS 16 iOS 16
Rear cameras 12MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide) 12MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide) 48MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide), 12MP (telephoto) 48MP (wide), 12MP (ultrawide), 12MP (telephoto)
Front-facing camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel
Video capture HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps
Processor Apple A15 Bionic Apple A15 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
RAM Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Expandable storage No No No No
Battery Undisclosed; Apple lists 20 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 26 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 29 hours of video playback Undisclosed; Apple lists 29 hours of video playback
Fingerprint sensor No (Face ID) No (Face ID) No (Face ID) No (Face ID)
Connector Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning
Headphone jack No No No No
Special features 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM) 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM) Dynamic Island; Always-On display; 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM) Dynamic Island; Always-On display; 5G enabled; MagSafe; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; dual-SIM capabilities (e-SIM)
Price off-contract (USD) $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB), $1,099 (512GB) $899 (128GB), $999 (256GB), $1,199 (512GB) $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB), $1,499 (1TB) $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB), $1,599 (1TB)
Price (GBP) £849 (128GB) £949 (128GB) £1,099 (128GB) £1,199 (128GB)
Price (AUD) AU$1,399 (128GB) AU$1,579 (128GB) AU$1,749 (128GB) AU$1,899 (128GB)

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