To say that the iPhone 14 is just a slightly improved iPhone 13 isn’t quite right…nor wrong. Inheriting the look and screen of its predecessor, it restores the SoC of the iPhone 13 Pro (and its more powerful GPU). The rear camera changes little at the hardware level, but it now benefits from the new Photonic Engine that improves image quality in low light conditions.
More interesting for selfie fans is the front camera with autofocus, which ensures sharp images, and a cinema mode that switches to 4K. Video recording benefits from an ultra-stabilized “Action” mode, which we find successful.
Finally, the device improves the safety of its owner thanks to the detection of car accidents and the possibility of sending an emergency alert via satellite (currently only in the US). Can we reasonably recommend this iPhone 13S that doesn’t say its name? Yes, if you’re sensitive to novelty or looking to upgrade from an old model (iPhone X and earlier) to a state-of-the-art iPhone.
If these few new features leave you cold, turn instead to the iPhone 13, which is still in the catalog and whose price will be slightly lower (between 110 and 150 euros less depending on the model).
Sold in France at 1,019, 1,149 or 1,409 euros (128, 256 and 512 GB versions) the ticket price is high. Very high. Especially since Apple no longer thinks it makes sense to include a charger with the device. On the other side of the Atlantic, the price is significantly lower. It is true that taxes and other European bells and whistles are added. But not going so far as to create such a price difference, especially at a time when dollars and euros are almost equivalent…