How good is the new iPhone 14? This is what Stiftung Warentest wanted to know and took a closer look at both the standard models and the Pro versions. Apple can pat itself on the back, especially the robustness made a positive impression. But the product testers have also discovered some points of criticism.
Autumn is iPhone time. In September, Apple traditionally presents the latest generation of its cult cell phone. Around two months after the release, all four models of the iPhone 14 also paid a visit to the Stiftung Warentest and were put through their paces there.
Stiftung Warentest sure: iPhone 14 Pro currently the best smartphone
At Apple, champagne corks are allowed to pop: “The two iPhone 14 Pro models from Apple are currently the best smartphones in the test,” is the clear praise from Stiftung Warentest. Compared to the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, the professional versions scored particularly well with their better cameras (source: Stiftung Warentest).
Also the The Pro models are ahead in terms of robustness. Overall, they would withstand the drop test better than the standard iPhones: “Even the large iPhone 14 Pro Max hardly shows any injuries afterwards.” But even the cheaper iPhone 14 models did not suffer any serious damage in the drop test.
That means in the overall rating Grade 1.6 for the Pros and grade 1.7 for the standard models. According to the Stiftung Warentest, only Samsung can keep up here.
However, Apple’s new smartphone generation is not completely flawless either. In terms of display brightness, Samsung is ahead with a measured 920 cd/m2, the iPhones only achieve 760 cd/m2 here.
The new iPhone 14 models at a glance:
Cheap alternative to new iPhones
Of course, the sword of Damocles of price hovers over all new iPhones. Apple has turned the price screw properly, the iPhone 14 now starts at around 1,000 euros. One cheap alternative is according to Stiftung Warentest iPhone SE for 559 euros. However, our advice is: Quickly reach for the previous year’s models. They are hardly worse, but cost significantly less.
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