On October 7, the new iPhone 14 Plus, the first Apple smartphone with a 6.7-inch screen, released in the base line, went on sale. Journalists from foreign publications received the gadget in advance and have already shared their feedback. Here is what they write.
With a large body that can accommodate a larger battery and a non-Always On display, this model delivers the longest battery life of a non-Pro iPhone. The Verge journalist noted that this smartphone was able to withstand three days of work during the tests.
Apple’s claim of “the best battery life on an iPhone” is no exaggeration. In my experience, a day of moderate use, during which the Internet was mainly used for the mobile network, and the screen was on for about two hours, drained the battery by about 25%. I even managed to achieve three days of work on a single charge. I can’t remember the last time I held an iPhone that could last for days without compromise.
The Wall Street Journal claims that during the battery test, the iPhone 14 Plus worked for 20 hours of watching video on the Web. Only the iPhone 14 Pro Max did better, which lasted 21 hours.
The iPhone 14 Plus features a 60Hz display. CNET notes that while the screen impresses with good brightness and color reproduction, the lack of a higher refresh rate is disappointing for a device in this price range.
The screen on the 14 Plus looks good, but worse than the 14 Pro Max. This is partly due to the refresh rate, but also due to the fact that the peak brightness of the iPhone 14 Pro Max is much brighter. While testing the 14 Plus, I had no problems viewing the screen outdoors, but if you live in a sunny area, you may find it difficult.
In terms of cameras, this model is inferior to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It is praised for its good performance in low light conditions, which is especially noticeable in the wide-angle and front cameras, although they do not give a fundamentally new experience.
The Verge writes that this is just a very good camera, but the upgrade will only be felt when moving from an iPhone 11 or older models.
The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus get the same A15 Bionic processor as last year’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. However, for most users this will be more than enough. Engadget notes that the smartphone feels flagship and has enough power to handle any task the user can throw at it.