Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

The iPhone 14 launch event brought exciting new features, but it also introduced a few scratches as well. Check out our detailed coverage of the launch here and read the prices of iPhone 14 series phones around the world. And in case you haven’t noticed, prices in some areas have gone up significantly compared to last year.

All four models are pre-ordered this Friday, however, only the iPhone 14, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be available from September 16th. The new iPhone 14 Plus will be released on October 7. Now, let us briefly introduce each model before getting your opinion on whether or not any of the four is the right phone for you.

It finally happened – the iPhone 14 Pro Max (and 14 Pro) has left its 12MP camera sensors and now houses a 48MP quad-bayer sensor in the main camera. Apple has been criticized for the pixel binning and lossless 2x digital zoom that this sensor enables. This may be old news for Android users, but it’s the biggest camera upgrade in recent years.

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

It finally happened, part two – the 120Hz AMOLED display (LTPO) now has an always-on mode. The extra resolution on the main camera didn’t achieve 8K video recording, however, we think Apple values ​​more seamless switching between lenses than the extra resolution.

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

Also, the two Pro models bring a new chipset, the Apple A16 Bionic. Apple hasn’t made a direct comparison to the A15 (which powers the two non-Pro models), instead opting to focus on improvements over the three-year-old A13. Early indicators of the performance of the A16 are not impressive.

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

Adding SOS messages via satellite is nice, but missing the SIM card slot (US only) is a questionable move. This applies to all four models, by the way. Also, if you missed some new features, promotional videos are a quick way to catch up.

Are you tempted to buy the iPhone 14 Pro Max? Tell us below or cast your vote over here.

iPhone 14 Pro shares the same upgrades over its predecessor as the Max model – a 48MP main camera, Always On display, and so on. This includes the new pill-shaped hole for the TrueDepth camera and the Dynamic Island feature responsible for displaying notifications with a sprinkle of Apple’s magic dust. There are other improvements too, such as optimizing the LTPO panels to drop to 1 Hz. Check out our concluding post for more coverage on iPhones.

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

Well, iPhone 14 Pro, yes or no? Tell us below or cast your vote over here.

Speaking of things that have finally happened, Apple ditched the mini as expected and introduced a new 6.7-inch model, the iPhone 14 Plus. That’s interesting – what if you wanted a screen larger than 6.1 inches, but didn’t care about the more advanced camera on the Pro models (not to mention their higher prices)? With the Series 13, you’re in luck, but the 2022 generation has just the right phone for you.

Aside from the screen and battery size, the Plus is basically identical to the vanilla iPhone 14, which we’ll get to below (and need to talk about the chipset and other options).

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

But does it make sense to opt for the older iPhone 13 Pro Max (which is now cheaper in some regions) or is the 14 Plus just the iPhone you’ve been waiting for? Tell us below or cast your vote over here.

While the other three models have things to brag about, the iPhone 14 is in a tough spot – it shares the same hardware flaws as the 14 Plus but without the novelty of its size. So, why did you go over the number 13? The new model uses the old A15 chipset, albeit a slightly more powerful version of the 13 – it has an 18% faster GPU. The main camera also has a larger sensor (1.9 µm vs. 1.7 µm) and the selfie camera has autofocus and works better thanks to the optical engine.

But they’re still 12MP cameras and you still get a notched screen, which is now outdated even at Apple HQ. And the screen is the same – an AMOLED panel of 60 Hz without always-on mode. And no telephoto lens, of course (having a lossless 2x digital zoom from the 48MP sensor would have taken that pain away).

Weekly Poll: What do you think of the new iPhone 14 series?

Is iPhone 14 worth it? Tell us below or cast your vote over here.