The only reason to buy the smaller iPhone 14 Pro over the Pro Max is the preferred size. The normal iPhone 14 Pro is arguably the more secure and less tiring phone of the flagship duo. The 6.1-inch display is more comfortable to hold and users moving from older iPhones should feel at home with the palm-friendly size. Still, the iPhone 14 Pro features the same multi-camera system as the Pro Max, plus all the exciting new security and Dynamic Island features.
Choose the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max if you want to experience the best that Apple has to offer. There are plenty of good upgrades, from cameras to screens, that you’ll appreciate. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max upgrades are more dramatic, but you still don’t need to upgrade unless you can get a good trade-in offer. In the meantime, the iPhone 14 Pro measures 5.81 by 2.81 by 0.31 inches and the iPhone 14 Pro Max comes in at 6.33 by 3.05 by 0.31 inches.
For the first time in a while, Apple is offering a cheaper large-screen phone, making the iPhone 14 Plus the perfect gateway for people who want the Pro Max form factor. The iPhone 14 Plus seems good value for money for fans of big phones who don’t need the extra features of the Pro Max. While you don’t get the telephoto or really sharp main cameras that you’ll find on the iPhone 14 Pro models, you still get an improved 12-megapixel main camera that took good pictures, including clearer and brighter photos at night when there weren’t a lot of lights. The iPhone 12 has a 12-megapixel dual camera system, while the iPhone 12 Pro includes a third camera with a telephoto lens.
If you’re interested in getting every last minute of battery life on your phone, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is probably your best bet, even though the iPhone 14 Plus isn’t too far behind. I wouldn’t upgrade from iPhone 13 to the normal iPhone 14 as there aren’t many big changes apart from crash detection, improved cameras, and satellite SOS. The iPhone 14 Pro models offer 3x optical zoom thanks to the telephoto lens and 15x digital zoom. And similar to my recommendation with the iPhone 8, if you really want to keep the home button and save some money, consider the iPhone SE.
The iPhone 14 Pro models once again offer ProMotion’s adaptive refresh rate, although this time they have a lower minimum refresh rate than the iPhone 13 Pro models and clock at a tiny 1 Hz. The iPhone 14’s screen is even bigger than the 5.5-inch screen of the iPhone 8 Plus, although the device itself feels more compact. Of all the iPhones announced by Apple during the fall event, the iPhone 14 Pro Max stands for the longest battery life. According to Apple, the iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life ever in the iPhone, which only relates to general usage throughout the day.