has done so far they speak more for their price than for their faculties. The iPhone 14 Pro, featured during Apple’s Back to School keynote, embodies an evolution of the smartphone that leaves no one indifferent. Is it really a game changer compared to to the iPhone 13 Pro from 2021 ? response items.
We liked it
Exemplary finish quality. It is as difficult to accept Apple’s failure in the design of its devices, certainly already widely seen for 5 years, as it is in the choice of materials or components and the resulting optimization. The A16 Bionic chip never flexes and this iPhone 14 Pro inspires confidence and we know right away it will age well. The 6.1-inch display provides just the right dimensions for entertainment, gaming, or juggling any day-to-day application. Its brightness is similar to that of a good quality TV screen. Its refresh rate of up to 120 Hz makes you enjoy all applications smoothly and in all lighting conditions.
The “pill” not only replaces the notch. It is obvious that as soon as it is turned on, the notch, which has become a standard in the smartphone industry, melts like snow in the sun and takes the form of a small pill next to a small hole. This is far from the current single hit. on most high-end Android smartphones. But some real work has been done to pack the selfie camera and Face ID sensor into two small spaces and build cool features around them. Everything carries the shiny name of “Dynamic Island”, a notification center of all the activities of the phone, like the main screen of a control tower.
The software comes to give the illusion, playing with the pixels, that the notch unfolds and retracts. The contribution? The ability to multitask by switching between applications. The notch, which few users will regret, has thus become a successful tool for interaction with the device. And the best is yet to come when third-party app developers have extracted its full potential. The other manufacturers also rushed to release an Android equivalent.
progress in photography. This is one of the most promising hardware changes: the integration of a 48 megapixel (MP) photo sensor. Let’s get this straight: you won’t be taking basic photos at this resolution. They will always be 12 MP but pixel fusion improves the final rendering, especially in a low-light context, that is, where iPhones have lagged behind real photophones for years.
There is a real difference emerging between an older iPhone and this new iteration. The image taken at night gains in detail and brightness thanks to the combined action of the sensor and software processing. Apple is again running for world leadership in night shots.
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A divisive design for some. Once the issue of the notch has been evacuated, it remains to analyze the integration of novelties in the final form of the device. Impossible to ignore the photo modules on the back that have grown and look more and more like a hob. The photos have improved in quality, but at the cost of being overweight that not everyone will like. From a more practical point of view, the phone is unbalanced on its left side when placed, without a protective cover, on a table. This can create a bit of frustration in use.
Owners of an iPhone 13 Pro won’t notice the difference, but those making a generational leap with an end-of-life model will weigh the change from the first grip.
Some tweaks for iOS 16 and display management.
The new way of displaying notifications in iOS 16 involves new habits because it is impossible to display them near the center of the screen like before.
Therefore, it takes several days to get used to seeing WhatsApp messages appear, for example, near the chin of the device.
Long-awaited, the “Always-on display” mode, where the locked screen continues to display information, has decided to provide more details than the competition, and even too many, probably to the detriment of autonomy. The iPhone now has the good taste to give the remaining battery percentage without having to ask the control center.
Load Delay. The iPhone 14 Pro won’t let you go at the end of the day, that’s a plus point. But you will still have to be patient to see how the battery percentages increase. On paper, that’s a 50% charge in 30 minutes with a 20W adapter (not included in the box), while competitor manufacturers pack full charges for 30-40 minutes and offer really innovative power supplies .
We may be facing the latest model with a Lightning port, failing that a USB-C. Becomes Apple needs to get online and adopt this standard.
The iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t claim to make a technological leap of a generation, and that’s a good thing because it clearly isn’t. It erases some of the flaws identified by its detractors, and owners of an iPhone below 11 will have real reason to “upgrade.” Its hardware and software improvements argue in its favor but above all suggest a roadmap towards a truly revolutionary iPhone 15s. The prices shown in France, from €1,329 they have, on the other hand, enough to cool down the ardor of shopping despite the financing plan for several months.