iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15 (Which is Better) Should You Upgrade?

Are you planning to purchase the new iPhone 15? and thinking about whether it is better than the previous year’s 14?

First, if you are reading this blog, you are an intelligent consumer who thinks before spending money on something.

In this blog, I will be helping you solve this issue.

I’ll compare the iPhone 15 and iPhone 14, helping you decide which is right. We’ll explore the new features and whether it’s worth pre-booking the iPhone 15 or going for the iPhone 14, now at an MRP of under $100.

iPhone 15 iPhone 14 (Comparison Table)

iPhone 14
iPhone 15
Price in India
Release date
7th September 2022
12th September 2023
Dimensions (mm)
146.70 x 71.50 x 7.80
147.60 x 71.60 x 7.80
Weight (g)
IP rating
Removable battery
Wireless charging
Midnight, Purple, Starlight, (PRODUCT)RED, Blue
Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
60 Hz
Screen size (inches)
1170x2532 pixels
1179x2556 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)
Processor make
Apple A15 Bionic
Apple A16 Bionic
Internal storage
128GB, 256GB, 512GB
128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Expandable storage
Rear camera
12-megapixel (f/1.5) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4)
48-megapixel (f/1.6) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear flash
Front camera
12-megapixel (f/1.9)
12-megapixel (f/1.9)
No. of Front Cameras
Add New
Add New
Operating system
iOS 16
iOS 17
Wi-Fi standards supported
802.11 ax
802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax
Yes, v 5.30
Yes, v 5.30
USB Type-C
3D face recognition
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Looks, Design, and Build (iPhone 14 vs. 15)

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Both phones are crafted from aluminum, and their design, build quality, and appearance are identical.

It’s challenging to distinguish between the two visually. They share the same diagonal camera setup and aluminum sides.

However, the key difference lies in the back glass. The iPhone 14 features a glossy back glass, which may show fingerprints, especially in darker colors.

In contrast, the iPhone 15 boasts a color-infused back glass with a frosted matte finish, offering a sleek look and preventing fingerprint smudges. This becomes particularly beneficial when using the phone without a case.

Another notable difference is the edges of the iPhone 14, which are quite sharp and can sometimes feel uncomfortable in your hand.

In contrast, the iPhone 15’s edges are contoured and curved inward, ensuring a more comfortable grip, especially when used without a case.

Both phones share the same IP rating and weigh almost the same, with the iPhone 15 being just 1 gram lighter.

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However, the key difference here is the port at the bottom. The iPhone 14 retains the Lightning port, while the iPhone 15 features a Type-C port, which I’ll discuss soon.

Display (iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15)

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Now, let’s compare the displays of both devices. Both feature the same screen size, but the iPhone 14 still sports a notch, whereas the iPhone 15 introduces the dynamic island design, which offers a fresh and appealing look.

This dynamic island was first introduced in the previous year’s Pro series, giving your phone a more upmarket feel. It also provides useful information like voice memos and music playback status.

However, regarding resolution and contrast ratio, both phones remain the same. Apple has improved the brightness, with the iPhone 15 now boasting a typical brightness of 1000 nits, compared to the iPhone 14’s 800 nits.

In HDR mode, the iPhone 15 goes up to 1600 nits, while the iPhone 14 maxes out at 1200 nits. The iPhone 15 reaches 2000 nits for peak outdoor brightness, while the iPhone 14 manages 1000 nits.

The iPhone 15 might be better if you value a brighter display.

Type C and Lightening Port (iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15)

Now, let’s discuss the Type-C vs. Lightning port. While both ports offer USB 2.0 speeds, which means there will be no difference between the transfer speeds, the Type-C port on the iPhone 15 has a couple of advantages.

You can connect a pen drive to it, which supports reverse-wired charging for accessories like AirPods or Apple Watch. However, besides these benefits, there aren’t significant advantages over the Lightning port.

Performance (iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15)

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Moving on to performance, the iPhone 14 is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset, while the iPhone 15 boasts the A16 Bionic chipset.

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iPhone 15 vs iPhone 14 GPU comparision

Both phones have 6GB of RAM, but the iPhone 15 offers improved performance. In benchmarks, the iPhone 15 scores higher in CPU and GPU performance, promising better gaming experiences and increased processing power than the iPhone 14.

Battery (iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15)

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Surprisingly, the two have no difference in battery life, as Apple’s official specifications indicate. Both smartphones can play up to 20 hours of video playback and 80 hours of audio playback.

It is clearly mentioned on the Apple website.

Sensors and Wireless connectivity (iPhone 14 vs. 15)

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When it comes to sensors and wireless connectivity, there are minimal differences. The iPhone 15 improves its Ultra Wideband chipset to enhance compatibility with Vision Pro when it’s launched. However, it lacks the WiFi 6e technology found in the Pro models, offering only WiFi 6.

Cameras (iPhone 14 Vs. iPhone 15)

Now, let’s talk about the camera upgrades. The iPhone 14 features a 12MP main camera, while the iPhone 15 boasts a 48MP main camera, similar to what we saw in the iPhone 14 Pro series.

This allows for super high-resolution 48MP photos, a feature also available in the Pro model. Additionally, the iPhone 15 introduces next-generation portrait photos with post-processing focus and depth control.

You’ll notice an extra zoom option on the iPhone 15, even though it lacks a 2x lens. This feature is achieved through software cropping, making it a software-driven enhancement. Unfortunately, the iPhone 15 still lacks a dedicated telephoto zoom lens.

Another camera improvement is the introduction of HDR 5 on the iPhone 15, providing slightly better results compared to HDR 4.

Apple claims that night mode photography has also seen slight improvements, but we’ll have to compare the camera results to see the difference.

Storage and Pricing (iPhone 14 Vs. 15)

Lastly, let’s discuss storage variants and pricing. Both phones offer the same storage options starting at 128GB, with additional choices of 256GB and 512GB.

However, the iPhone 14 now comes with an $699, while the iPhone 15 starts at $799.

Considering this, the iPhone 15 offers better value, as you’re essentially getting a more advanced phone for just $100 more.

However, if you think those changes does not bother you much, then the iPhone 14 is still a solid choice. It’s worth noting that Apple continues to sell the iPhone 14, so availability won’t be an issue.

Now, it’s your turn to decide. Would you prefer the iPhone 14 or the iPhone 15? Let me know your choice in the comments below.

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