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iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max – Should You Upgrade?


In the last few years, we’ve noticed that Apple has really gained in on Android and become a household name, worldwide. The UK is no different, and most tech-savvy people opted for Apple devices in 2022, making the latter a market leader.

According to Statista, ‘Apple leads the United Kingdom (UK) mobile device market in 2022, holding over 50 percent of the market share. Samsung came in second with over 30 percent of the UK market share. Both top vendors were well beyond the rest of mobile device vendors in the UK, such as Huawei, which came in third place, holding under five percent of the market share, a decrease from previous years.’ 

When it comes to iOS vs. Android in the UK– Samsung, Huawei and other market stakeholders combined – iOS had a market share of 50.99, followed closely by Android at 48 percent – June 2022. 

The much-awaited launch of the iPhone 14 series has shifted the paradigm. Going with the flow, Apple hasn’t launched an iPhone mini and instead gone for a larger version of its flagship model named iPhone 14 Plus. Also, the tech giant is banking on its two different-sized models of the same phone.

Moreover, the most talked about two models have the edge over their low-cost contemporaries. They are loaded with something extra in the form of exclusive features missing from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Difference between iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max

For the first time in history, in 2022, Apple separated its premium and affordable models by going for different hardware. This year, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro come with the all-new A16 Bionic chipset.

On the other hand, the more affordable models, i.e., iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, still have the A15 chipset, which was introduced in their phones last year. Although the older A15 Bionic chip is considered quite capable, it is a bit slow compared to the latest one.

Moreover, they’ve redesigned the notch in tow with a dynamic island, and an always-on display functionality. Then comes a new and powerful 48MP camera to give you a photography experience like never before.

Few features of iPhone 14 Pro Max vs iPhone 14 Pro

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max comes with a sizeable 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display. While the iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch 120Hz OLED.
  • iPhone Pro Max is claimed to have a powerful battery that lasts longer
  • iPhone 14 Pro has a better, more compact design.

Specs Comparison

Here’s a detailed specs comparison of both phones

Specs iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Dimensions 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.65 mm 147.46 x 71.45 x 7.85 mm
Weight 240g 204g
Screen 6.7” OLED 120Hz ProMotion

i-shaped Face ID


6.1” OLED 120Hz Dynamic Island


Processor A16 Bionic A16 Bionic
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1024GB
Rear Cameras Main: 48MP f/1.78 24mm

Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2 13mm

Telephoto 3x: 12MP f/2.8 77mm


Main: 48MP f/1.78 24mm

Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2 13mm

Telephoto 3x: 12MP f/2.8 77mm


Front Camera 12MP Front with AF, f/1.9 12MP Front with AF, f/1.9
Charging Speed 20W wired charging

15W MagSafe wireless

20W wired charging

15W MagSafe wireless

Price From $1099 for 128GB From $999 for 128GB


While going through the specifications of both models, you’ll notice that the main difference lies in the display, size, and battery capabilities.

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As mentioned above, the notable differences between iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro are the size and display. The differences that matter the most originate from different heights. For instance, if you require a more compact handset, go for iPhone 14 Pro. You’ll have to compromise on the display and battery life, though.

However, go for iPhone 14 Pro Max if you want it all. Not only will you have to stay content with the bigger size, but it will also cost you much more. Some people believe it is much more manageable than the advanced model, which is huge, with a screen size of 6.7 inches.

Regarding design, the top-of-the-line iPhone models are quite the same. The design of both handsets looks like that of the iPhone 12 when Apple re-introduced flat frames. As it is the third reiteration of flat frames, the design seems much more mature and sleeker.

Additionally, as they are launched with stainless steel frames and Ceramic Shield glass, both models are quite sturdy, which is the speciality of Apple.


Moving onto differences, the most prominent one in the premium handsets is the introduction of a groundbreaking i-shaped punch-hole instead of the prevailing iPhone notch. The Dynamic Island gives the x-factor to iPhone’s latest models, turning them more futuristic.

Dynamic Island lets iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone Pro users easily see notifications, content-aware alerts and other activities like music playing in the background, incoming calls, or AirDrops. All these notifications are shown smartly by scaling the area surrounding the punch holes.

Focusing more on the display aspect, it’ll be hard for you to find a phone with a better display than this. These modern displays can turn super bright or dim, based on your liking and surrounding. Moreover, the 1-120Hz refresh rate speed, excellent colour reproduction with vivid colours, superior contrast, and wide viewing angles are some other factors that make it irresistible.


The new iPhones come in some vibrant colours like Silver Gold, Deep Purple, and Space Black. This time around, Apple has shunned Pacific Blue and Sierra Blue used in iPhone 12 and 13 Pro-Series, respectively.

Going with the tradition of adding new colors to their lineup after a couple of months, Apple may refresh the colours in the first quarter of 2023. They may add a green or blue to their lineup, as we did get Alpine Green for the iPhone 13 Pro-series in the early part of 2022.

The displays of both, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, come loaded with 1-120Hz Super Retina XDR ProMotion screens to give users a smooth motion experience, brilliant contrast, and colour reproduction. The bright display of these phones is another aspect that’ll take you by storm, as they are capable of lighting 2000 nits in bright daylight.


If revolutionizing is an art, Apple is the Picasso of it. The same goes for the cameras in the iPhone 14 Pro and its superior version. This time around, the tech giant decided to go forth with a larger camera sensor, a huge 1/1.3-inch 48MP one.

This all-new technology incorporates pixel binning to combine multiple adjacent pixels into one super pixel to deliver 12MP photos with a greater dynamic range and light sensitivity, even in low-light places.

With ProRAW technology, you can now take 48MP photos, but in good lighting conditions. Rest assured, the 12MP sensor used across old generations of iPhones is gone. The 48MP new sensor comes with unlimited upgradation possibilities for future models.

IPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro were launched with a triple camera system comprising a 48MP wide-angle camera combined with a 12MP ultra-wide and 3x 12MP telephoto lens for more functionalities and out-of-this-world photos.

Along with the new camera system, they’ve also introduced a 2x shooting mode which, compared to the 3x mode, crops the 48PMP sensor for a usable portrait zoom range. The FaceTime selfie camera is also much improved and comes with autofocus and a wide f/1.9 aperture.

Adaptive True Tone flash, and enhanced features like Night mode, Smart HDR 4, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting and Photographic Styles are some other upgraded features only the pro model come with.

With the introduction of 48MP sensors, Apple hasn’t gone with 8K video recording enabling them to focus on the pre-existing video-shooting capability. Not to forget, the new Action mode allows for a smooth video even when there are jitters or the phone is shaking. Lastly, the Cinematic mode is now available in 4K@30fps and 4K@24fps.

Software and Performance

The most expensive handsets from Apple today are powered by the A16 Bionic chipset. This chip is made on a 4nm node and based on a six-core layout with two performance and four efficiency cores.

When it comes to memory, both iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro come with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This means they have superior performance than the regular iPhone 14, which comes with a regular LPDDR4X.

The latest models come with 128 GB and are available in 256GB, 512GB, and even with a massive storage space of 1TB. Apple’s A16 chip gives both phones extraordinary raw power to boost their efficiency. Using them, you won’t experience any lags; just super-fast actions, whatever you want to perform.

Talking about the software upgradation policy, Apple has a stringent policy of 5–6-year software updates. Meaning that the new iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro will keep on working efficiently till 2027 or 2028. This is the best length of time any manufacturer commits for updates.

5G Support

Both the top-of-the-line variants are 5G supported. Well, not a surprising feature at all, considering all other specifications. What’s surprising and fascinating at the same time is that these phones come with emergency satellite connectivity.

Owing to this novelty, the new iPhone sets can connect with satellites in orbit and send basic texts to emergency services and loved ones. Find My feature will continue to work even when the phone doesn’t have cellular connectivity.

Battery life and Charging

Even with the new models, Apple has gone with the same battery capacity as in the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro. Considering the all-new A16 Bionic chipset and a much more efficient display, the battery life should be enough compared to its older models.

Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Pro battery lasts up to 23 hours. You can watch videos continuously, up to 20 hours while streaming, and up to 75 hours when listening to audio songs or files.

The premium model has the upper hand as it gives up to 29 hours of video playback, 25 hours of streaming and up to 95 hours of audio playback. This means the battery capacity is equivalent to the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro, which is a plus point.

Tests conducted for battery consumption involving automated web surfing, 3D gaming and playing continuous playback over a Wi-Fi network at 200 nits of pre-set screen brightness on iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro showed these results:

Battery Test iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone 14 Pro
Video Streaming (hours) 11 hours 9 hours 14 minutes
Web Browsing (hours) 19 hours 5 minutes 15 hours 18 minutes
3D Gaming (hours) 8 hours 39 minutes 5 hours 38 minutes


When it comes to charging, Cupertino has gone with 20W wired charging in its latest launch. Apple’s previous models, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13, had the same. Furthermore, both the top-of-the-line variants feature 15W MagSafe wireless charging capabilities.

iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro don’t have a USB Type-C. According to reports, the tech giant may make a change next year by turning to the USB standard, enforced by legislation.

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Should You Upgrade to iPhone 14?

If you are thinking of upgrading your iOS handset and want a detailed analysis between the latest device and its predecessors, here it is.

iPhone 14 Vs. iPhone 13 Series

The iPhone 14 series comes with new, never seen before, features like car-crash detection, enhanced cameras, the latest and more powerful A16 Chip, and the removal of physical SIM cards for US phones. All these were missing from the iPhone 13 series.

There isn’t any notch in the premium models. However, the other variants of the 14 series, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, still have that smaller notch as in iPhone 13 series. The A15 Bionic chip is replaced with the A16 chip in the top-of-the-line variants. However, the basic variants in the 14 series still have the A15 chip, which was also there in iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The screen of the 14th version of the iPhone looks identical to iPhone 13. This year’s only change is the large screen size of 6.7 inches in the iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Max Pro. So, if you don’t want a bigger display size, there’s no need to buy the most expensive iPhone.

iPhone 13 when compared to iPhone 14, is quite expensive, and if you can afford it, we suggest you go for its most advertised pro model. These include features like a high refresh rate, Dynamic Island multitasking bar, always-on display and the most advanced cameras used to date.

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 12 Series

Released two years back, iPhone 12 series still has many similarities with the 14. These include 5G connectivity, fast processors, MagSafe accessory compatibility and brilliant camera results. Camera-wise, the 14 series came with some notable upgrades like a large sensor, photo processing, a new lens with a fast aperture, and Action Mode to capture smooth videos despite jitters and vibrations.

Although two years old, the camera of the iPhone 12’s is still considered remarkable. iPhone 12 had a 12MP dual camera system, while the Pro model had three cameras with a telephoto lens.

If you decide to buy the Pro model, you’ll benefit from noticeable upgrades.

These upgrades include an ultrawide camera for macro photos, a 48MP sensor, and a third camera with a telephoto lens. So, if you plan to buy any of the top two models, it will definitely be a significant move up, at least from the camera perspective.

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 11 Series

If you are still holding onto your iPhone 11, ramping up to iPhone 14 or even iPhone 13. This is because Apple made quite a few changes and upgrades in the last three years. Be it the performance, software, display, camera quality, battery life or durability, everything is enhanced.

iPhone 11 didn’t have 5G support, its storage was 64GB, its battery life wasn’t long, telephoto, and other camera features were also missing from it. And understandably so, as it was released three years back. If you decide to buy the pro model, you’ll enjoy a 48MP camera, 3x optical zoom, Dynamic Island instead of the notch and many more.

Moreover, an upgradation to the latest iPhone 14 means you’ll get hands-on some incredible features compared to the iPhone 11 series. These include 5G compatibility, and 128GB support (base level) can go up to 1TB. Moreover, the exciting camera features like a wide aperture, Action mode and Cinematic mode, super smart selfie camera with night mode and Photonic Engine processing will take you by storm.

Fast processor, long battery life, MagSafe accessories, car-crash detection, and emergency satellite messaging feature are some other upgraded features you’ll benefit from.


With the latest Apple product rocking the market and smartphone enthusiasts going gaga over it, we can imagine people jumping with joy in Cupertino at Apple headquarters. Of course, they are going to earn trillions of dollars.

However, you need to be smart. Choose between the models iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and its top-of-the-line variants, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max, sensibly. Do your homework on things you want, like the size you require, display, screen size, camera, storage space, and your budget, and then pick one from the range.

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most expensive of them all at least $100. It has all the features that you could dream of. On the other hand, if you are not picky and don’t want a marathon battery, large screen real estate, and want a compact handset, iPhone 14 Pro would be your best bet. Not only is it light on the pocket, but due to being compact, it is manageable.

So, which one are you going for in 2022? Do let us know in the comments section.

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