iPhone 14 Pro As Well As Pro Max And Pro Max Review

apple iphone 14 pro max

Apple updated its Pro iPhones to be small and large without increasing costs.

 

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max from Apple. iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max might look similar to the previous iPhone 13 Pro on the back; however, don’t be fooled by that. The iPhone 14 Pro’s display where there’s something completely different and amazing taking place. The iPhone’s display notch that has been the face of the Face ID iPhones from 2017’s iPhone X is now replaced by a pill-shaped cutout, which has been upgraded to house a TrueDepth camera. In its own way, that cutout is likely to make some more content than the notch did. However, it’s the area around the cutout, which shows background alerts and system activities, that’s now one of my most-loved features.

 

Apple describes it as Dynamic Island. It expands and shrinks when you get a phone call, and to show the music playing as well as timers and other notifications. I’m sure it’s not the most appealing name, but it’s certainly one of the top features of iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

 

LIKE

Dynamic Island is a delightfully beautiful island. Dynamic Island is an absolute delight.

Main camera takes excellent photos

The A16 Bionic chip is lightning speed

DON’T LIKE

Telephoto cameras are only effective in bright light

Would like to see a better method to make the constantly-on display

Both phones are large.

The latest Apple phones come with new cameras, a speedier processor, a constantly-on display, and iOS 16 in addition to new safety features like Crash Detection and emergency SOS through Satellite.

Its 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 (PS1,099, 1,749 dollars in Australia) as well as it’s 6.7-inch 14 Pro Max at $1,099 -they’re identical to the new iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. After having spent some time using the phones, I’m convinced they’re worth every cent.

 

The new Pros are available in gold, space black silver, deep purple according to the light, could appear like a dull shade of gray or as grimace-like purple. It’s the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are available for purchase on Friday, September. 16 and are being offered for pre-order.

 

iPhone Pro 14 and Pro Max pricing breakdown

Telephone US Price UK cost AU price

iPhone 14 Pro 128GB $999 PS1,099 AU$1,749

iPhone 14 Pro Max 128GB $1,099 PS1,199 AU$1,899

iPhone 14 Pro 256GB $1,099 PS1,209 AU$1,899

iPhone 14 Pro Max 256GB $1,199 PS1,309 AU$2,099

iPhone 14 Pro 512GB $1,299 PS1,429 AU$2,249

iPhone 14 Pro Max 512GB $1,399 PS1,529 AU$2,419

iPhone 14 Pro 1TB $1,499 PS1,649 AU$2,599

iPhone 14 Pro Max 1TB $1,599 PS1,749 AU$2,769

 

iPhone 14 Pro: The Dynamic Island is what defines the Pro

There are a few ways externally which make the iPhone 14 Pro different from previous models. There’s the display cutout mentioned earlier. Camera bumps are more chunky. It’s also like it’s predecessor, the iPhone 14, US models don’t have the SIM card tray, and instead, use an electronic SIM.

 

However, it’s the bizarrely called Dynamic Island that is the defining feature of the phone. The longer I played with the 14 Pro the more enjoyable I discovered it. It is a great tool for various situations and a great method of observing what’s happening without taking your attention from the task.

 

A iPhone 14 Pro with a camera indicator on the Dynamic Island

The Dynamic Island showcases a variety of animated icons that are tiny. In an FaceTime call, you’ll see an icon for a green camera to the left.

 

Dynamic Island is interactive. Dynamic Island has an interactive feature. For instance, if you are listening to music, a tiny waveform and a tiny thumbnail of the album’s artwork will appear on the opposite edge of the image. If you tap one side, Spotify brings up the music currently playing. If you’re in an FaceTime call, it’s possible to press and hold the interface to open options.

 

It is possible to tap directly on the TrueDepth cameras or towards the side. When I used this app, it didn’t see any streaks that had accumulated over the camera for selfies and Face ID didn’t appear to have been affected.

 

If you’re involved in multiple background activities in progress, for instance, you’re playing music and have a timer running, the Dynamic Island is split into two pieces, much like an upside-down lower-case letter i.

 

The iPhone 14 Pro and the Dynamic Island illustrate Apple packaging powerful tools into a user-friendly interface. It’s unfortunate that you have to use it only for an iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. This great and easy to use feature is likely to appeal to those who do not have Pro editions or the iPhone.

 

Apart from the brand new color options, it’s not easy to determine what’s new with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max from just their backs.

This iPhone’s constantly-on display is great for displaying

The iPhone 14 Pro runs on iOS 16, which adds numerous useful features like the ability to modify you lock screen. However, a lock screen option is only available to Pro models fourteen Pro or 14 Pro Max that is an on-all-day display.

The display that is always on is a lower-power version of your lock screen . It can display important information even when you are locked on your device. A majority of Android phones have been equipped with this feature for a long time However, Apple’s implementation may be the most stunning that’s been seen.

A hand holds the iPhone 14 Pro with an Always-On display that is active

The constantly-on display is a nice feature of the iPhone.

The 14 Pro’s display that is always on displays the date, time as well as your widgets, notifications and a shaded-out version of the display’s lock screen wallpaper. Based on the way the screen for your locks is configured it will appear completely different when displayed as an all-time display. I enjoyed trying out different lock combinations of screen layouts, wallpapers, and widgets to test what they would look like. The color wallpaper is the main difference Apple’s constantly-on display can make from Android handsets, who usually display the notifications and time in monochrome.

 

The sight of the screen of my iPhone 14 Pro sitting on the Table with it’s screen illuminated required some time to get used to. I was constantly thinking I had forgotten to lock it. To wake up, simply tap the screen , or unlock the phone.

 

If it is 14 Pro is faced down or in a pocket inside a bag, or close to an Apple device you’re using, it won’t switch on. Additionally, you can choose to turn off the device completely in Settings to shut it off completely.

iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Get the Most Significant Changes to the Apple Phone Lineup

I would like to see an alternative to make the constantly-on display appear more subtle or, for example, it would only display the date and time. Technically, you can choose a black background as your lock screen, and then choose the date and time for a simpler always-on display. The 14 Pro’s display that is always on is cluttered with a variety of things going on that I found distracting while my phone was facing up in front of me.

When taken in all The Dynamic Island as well as the brand-new lock screen layout , and the constantly-on display makes this 14 Pro the most approachable iPhone to handle notifications and alerts. It’s my belief that the experience will only improve when live activity for the lock screen of iOS 16 are accessible fully. (The live activities feature provides live update notifications for apps right on the screen of your lock making it possible to monitor the development of a rideshare, or track the results of the results of a sporting event.)

Apple iPhone 14 Pro camera lenses

See how far the lens of the camera of the 14 Pro protrude from its body.

 

It’s the iPhone 14 Pro camera: It has 48-megapixels.

The iPhone 14 Pro has three rear cameras: a primary wide-angle camera with an ultrawide lens, as well as a telescope camera with three times optical zoom. The lens of the main camera features an extended focal length which has gone from an equivalent of 26mm on earlier iPhone versions to a 24mm version. It’s not that different however it does help get greater detail within the frame.

 

The main camera is also equipped with an upgraded 48-megapixel sensor. Although more megapixels may not necessarily guarantee better images, Apple divides the pixels into four groups and then combines the pixels into one bigger resolution. The result is a 12 megapixel image that is brighter and has less image noise, and has better clarity.

 

A streetcar turning an intersection

I snapped this picture shortly after sunset. You can see that it appears that the 14 Pro was able to achieve a bright, clear exposure without much light.

 

The main camera can take great photos. Quality and detail are excellent for phones. The most noticeable improvements when the lighting is low or medium The colors look great and the textures are excellent. Take a look at the image below, which I shot in a cloudy day in San Francisco. Take note of the texture in the bricks of the building and the way that the 14 Pro caught the fog rolling over the summit on Salesforce Tower.

 

A group of buildings with skyscrapers with fog

The moment I snapped this image I was in the middle of fog. Note the detail that the 14 Pro could still record.

 

The image below was taken in the shade of a palm tree’s canopy. Its 14 Pro did a solid job at capturing the diverse texture of the bark and leaves and also amplifying the brightness.

 

In the palm tree’s shadow, a palm tree looks towards the sky

Take note of the leaves and the bark especially.

If you’re inclined you can take images of 48 megapixels with this smartphone’s ProRaw setting. It’s important to note that these files can be quite large. The photo beneath of the Bay Bridge at sunset is 48 megabytes. Once the editing is complete, the image will be saved in a smaller JPEG. Pay attention to the finer details of the cars as well as the bridge’s cables supporting it.

 

The Bay Bridge

This image was taken using the full resolution of 48 megapixels on the camera’s sensor. It was it was saved in the Apple ProRaw file.

 

Ultrawide cameras get an upgraded sensor that has more focus pixels, as well as a smaller f2.2 aperture lens. This all adds up to more sharper ultrawide images. The sensor, when coupled with Apple’s revamped photo processing technology, known as”the Photonic Engine — gives better quality photos even when you’re in less than ideal conditions.

 

Man walks towards the counter at a cafe

I really like what an impactful ultrawide lens has made this man’s coffee counter.

 

Ultrawide videos and photos aren’t perfect in comparison to those taken with the standard camera, however these enhancements are welcome.

 

Macro photos also get a boost. If you attempt to capture a picture using the main camera while you are close to the subject and the iPhone 14 Pro switches to the ultrawide camera and expands the frames to mimic what the camera is doing. This gives you a more precise focus, which is ideal for taking close-up photos of tiny objects. The previous 13 Pro had a similar feature, but now with the latest ultrawide format macro, macro images have improved image quality, particularly in low and medium light.

 

A tiny car built from Lego bricks

Macro mode allows you to get close to your subject, and it will be clear, just like the Lego car.

 

The telephoto camera’s design is identical to that on the 13 Pro however it gets an improvement by the 14 Pro’s photonic Engine processing. Similar to the ultrawide camera the image quality is not as good as the main camera, particularly in dim environments.

 

The Embarcadero in San Francisco

I took this photograph at the Embarcadero San Francisco during blue hour using the 14 Pro’s Telephoto camera.

The TrueDepth camera was upgraded with a lens with a more bright f1.9 aperture. It also comes with an autofocus feature for the very first time that is perfect for taking group photos. Here are a few more images I’ve taken using iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

 

Two super smart people posing

The camera in front now has autofocus.

A black cat laying on rug

Indoor photos with mixed lighting are usually good.

A chocolate-covered cookie that has an ointment taken from it

Another macro image taken by The 14 Pro.

The bar was quite dark, but take a look at the specifics of the marks and the skin tones.

Cinematic mode now records in 4K up to 24-frames per second. The new video image stabilization tool known as Action mode. If you record a video, you can turn it on, and your phone expands a bit to ensure the image stays aligned and the horizon level. If you’re shooting in 4Kresolution, Action mode reduces its resolution down to 2.8K; however, the results are impressive. While other phones, including Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra, have similar stabilization capabilities It’s a joy to see the feature coming on the iPhone. It’s also compatible with the three cameras on the rear.

While testing video shots in both Action mode I was struck by how great the image stabilization can be in regular video mode. Check out my video review which is embedded above for a look at the video clips I took with my iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

System animations such as those used in the Dynamic Island are extremely smooth.

It’s the iPhone 14 and its A16 Bionic performance

The engine behind all these upgrades is Apple’s brand new A16 Bionic chip. It’s a great chip to use and everything feels lively. Gaming is a complete pleasure. Even the smallest things, such as animations that occur when you enter or out of Dynamic Island are incredibly smooth. In our tests of benchmarks, our tests with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max proved that they’re not just faster than any iPhone we’ve ever tested however, they’re also among the most efficient phones you can purchase today.

Find these benchmark tests’ results here.

 

Geekbench V.5.0 single-core

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

1,880

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

1,877

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

1,741

NOTE: Longer bars indicate better performance

Geekbench V.5.0 multicore

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

5,488

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

5,521

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

4,771

NOTE: Longer bars indicate better performance

3DMark Wildlife Extreme

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

3,364

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max

3,361

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

2,727

NOTE: Longer bars indicate better performance

The standard 14 Pro’s battery was able to get through the day. I generally got 6 hours of screen time. When I used the 14 Pro Max, I was capable of consistently getting one day and a half with one charge.

 

Charging is OK. The Pro Max 14 Pro Max for 30 minutes and the battery changed from 14 percent to 59 percent. The 14 Pro increased from 51% to 84%..

 

Apple iPhone 14 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro camera bump

The left hand side shows on the left is iPhone 13 Pro and on the right is the brand iPhone 14 Pro. iPhone 14 Pro.

 

iPhone 14 Pro vs. iPhone 13 Pro, 12 Pro, 11 Pro

If you own the last season’s iPhone 13 Pro, I do not think you should upgrade. Although the new and improved features do have some spark, they don’t offer the same experience. Make the upgrade from 13 Pro to iOS 16 and experience the new features that come with the software upgrade instead.

 

If you own the iPhone 12 Pro and have the desire to upgrade to the 14 Pro, you should consider the 14 Pro is a sizable improvement in terms of battery life, performance camera quality, and other features such as Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island.

 

If you’re using the iPhone 11 Pro or older then you’ll appreciate the iPhone 14 Pro is a huge upgrade in all aspects.

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)

You Might Also Like

Leave a Reply