iPhone 14 Plus Review – MacRumors

Apple has given certain media outlets and YouTubers access to the iPhone 14 More ahead of its launch on Friday, October 7.

The ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus is Apple’s largest entry-level model iPhone model with a 6.7-inch screen, a display size historically reserved for the most high-end ‌iPhone‌. The ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus shares many of the same features as the standard, smaller ‌iPhone 14‌ model, which was reviewed ahead of launch last month.

Battery life

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Thanks to a display that lacks Pro features like always-on capability and more internal space allocated to the battery, the ‌‌iPhone 14‌‌ Plus offers the longest battery life of any non-Pro ‌iPhone‌. The edge‘s Allison Johnson says the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus is capable of giving users multiple days of battery life, saying it delivered three days of battery life on a single charge in testing.

Apple’s claim of “better iPhone battery life” is no exaggeration. Typically, a day of moderate use with about two hours of screen time and lots of time away from Wi-Fi only drains the battery by about 25% in my experience. I even managed to get three days of use out of a single charge. Reader, I can’t remember the last time I used an iPhone that comfortably stood up to several days of use.


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The ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus only has a 60Hz display and CBS‘s Patrick Holland says that while the display is impressive with good brightness and color, the lack of a higher refresh rate is disappointing for a phone in this price range.

A higher refresh rate screen feels more immersive whether you’re playing a game or just scrolling through Twitter. The 14 Plus’ screen is locked at 60Hz. I wish Apple had included a higher refresh rate display on the 14 Plus, even though it’s a more modest 90Hz. And it’s strange that only the Pro models have an adaptive refresh rate.

The 14 Plus’ screen is nice, but the 14 Pro Max’s is better. Part of that has to do with the refresh rate, but part of it is that the 14 Pro Max can get a lot brighter. During my time testing the 14 Plus, I had no issues seeing the screen outdoors. But I live in San Francisco, so somewhere sunnier it might be more difficult.


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The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus share the exact same camera system, so camera reviews for the ‌iPhone 14‌ will also apply to the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus. As expected, reviewers say the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus handled low-light situations well, with poppy colors and good reflections. Of The edgeby Allison Johnson:

It boils down to better low-light performance, especially from the ultra-wide and selfie camera, even if the hardware isn’t exactly new or special. You can read a bit more in-depth analysis in my iPhone 14 review, but the short version is that it’s a really good camera system – not only worth upgrading. level, but it’ll be a nice upgrade if you’re coming from an iPhone 11 or older.


The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus share the same chip from last year iPhone 13 Pro. Despite this, the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus “still feels premium and has more than enough performance to handle anything you can throw at it,” according to EngadgetIt’s Sam Rutherford.

Video reviews

For a more detailed look at the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, see our overview.

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