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Iphone 14 pro test, the perfect compromise smartphone is even more attractive … despite a price that hurts

On the packaging, there is nothing very surprising if it is not this very small box which does not integrate either USB charger or headphones. We find the smartphone as well as a USB-C to Lightning cable. And this year, we will not even be entitled to wired headphones. On the side of the available versions, the iPhone 14 Pro are offered in 128 GB version, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TO. Needless to remember that version 1 TB is not the cheapest – we will advise more the 256 GB version which offers a better balance between storage and price space.

The iPhone 14 pro 7 months later: always at the top

The iPhone 14 pro 7 months later: always at the top

We are halfway through the date on which Apple generally announces new iPhone models. Last September, we received the iPhone 14 Pro And 14 Pro Max. Apple’s high -end models introduced the highly anticipated Dynamic Island, renewed cameras, the A16 Bionic processor and a new dark purple color. Apple has drawn, for the first time in years, a very clear line of demarcation between pro and non pro models in the iPhone 14 range.

Many things have changed since their launch seven months ago. Most of the major features of iOS 16 announced in September were finally introduced. Google and Samsung also launched their rivals from Phone 14 Pro: the Pixel 7 Pro and the Galaxy S23 Ultra. And the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus received a new yellow finish.

iOS 16 on iPhone 14 Pro

iOS 16 is the main modification made to the iPhone 14 Pro since its launch in September. The software update is particularly valued on this model thanks to the fluidity with which the features are articulated, such as the always lit screen, the locking screen and Dynamic Island.

We have always found Dynamic Island useful, and the addition of current activities makes it more intuitive and useful. It is a widget that displays the current activity of an application on the lock screen, the permanent display and Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island is like a shortcut at the top of the screen, whatever the activity of the iPhone.

During our seven months of use, it has happened that our 14 pro freeze for one or two seconds. A visit to the Apple website discussion forums taught us that we were not alone in knowing this bug. In general, just restart the phone so that everything is back to normal. Note that the problem was not frequent and that it seems to have resolved itself.

The photo of the iPhone 14 Pro

Beyond‘IOS 16, It is also on the iPhone 14 Pro that Apple deploys its prowess in the camera. Overall, the photos are quite good, even excellent. The 14 pro tends to push the shadows and the highlights very far, which gives certain photos a flat appearance. We often touch up the photos after taking them. Here are some pictures taken with the iPhone 14 Pro.

Video has always been a field where the iPhone is one step ahead of the competition in terms of image quality. But with the ultra galaxy s23, it seems that Samsung has finally caught up in late. However, the iPhone 14 Pro remains our favorite device for the creation of media.

Hopefully the next iPhone will make improvements to the camera application. It is full of tools and features, some of which need to know where to slip to find them. Others are buried in the menu labyrinth.

Autonomy of the iPhone 14 Pro and conclusion

The autonomy of the iPhone 14 Pro is good, but it is much lower than that of the iPhone 13 Pro. The same goes for the iPhone 14 Pro Max whose larger battery allows you to hold a day with a single load, even in the event of intensive use.

At the end of the day, The iPhone 14 Pro is the best of Apple. If you plan to acquire one, it’s still the right time, but know that theiPhone 15 will probably be released in September.

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Iphone 14 pro test, the perfect compromise smartphone is even more attractive … despite a price that hurts

The iPhone 14 Pro proudly displays its Dynamic Island on its always lit screen

The iPhone 14 Plus. As large as the iPhone 14 Pro Max

This generation of iPhone Pro does not mince words. It evolves where it is necessary and with a certain panache. Powerful, ergonomic, durable and autonomous, with a photo partition that makes a nice leap forward, it revises everything up … including its price.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro

  • + Design, always and again
  • + The Always-On screen, the Dynamic Island and … the Dynamic Island
  • + The A16 Bionic brings more than power
  • + A 48 Mpix sensor that we no longer even dare
  • + The monstrous autonomy that still progresses
  • – The price, increasingly high
  • – The Always-on screen that we would like to be able to “control” better
  • – The telephoto lens which lacks power

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Note published on 09/26/2022

Technical sheet

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

System iOS 16
Processor Apple A16 Bionic
Size (diagonal) 6.1 “
Screen resolution 460 ppi

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A few days ago, the iPhone 14 Pro Max landed with fanfare and kindly redefined the very high end of Apple smartphones, with its 6.7 -inch gigantic screen, Always-on, Its Dynamic Island, well found, its new 48 Mpixel photo sensor, and autonomy which established a new record. It’s his little brother’s turn to pass in our hands.

Good news, the iPhone 14 pro with its 6.1 inch screen is always positioned as the ideal candidate for those who want the best without having to enlarge their pocket or handbag. It is always the iPhone of the perfect compromise between large screen and acceptable size !

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The technical specifications of the

iPhone 14 pro 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 1,329

The same sleek and proven design

By resuming for the third consecutive year the design introduced with the iPhone 12, the 14 Pro is sure to offer great handling comfort and ergonomics adapted to all, even those who do not have hands goalkeeper.
The vertical slices guarantee a frank input, the stainless steel gives a feeling of solidity and perfect finish, there is nothing to complain about. The two sides are made of glass, pleasant to the touch. The front is still covered with Ceramic Shield, a glass specially developed by Apple, while the back is given to be extremely resistant. In any case, it allows wireless recharge thanks to a Qi charger or a Magsafe connector.

If you prefer wired recharging, you will find, in the same place-and perhaps for the last time-the Lightning port. The iPhone is delivered with a USB-C to Lightning cable, but the charger is always ancient history, as you know. In France, and in fact all over the world, except in the United States, the SIM card (5G) is always entitled to a removable cradle. Even if it could also change soon and you can use an ESIM now if you wish.

An always ready screen and a beauty island ..

Even design so. A rear that seems unchanged with its three cameras modules, even if it is a false impression, we will come back to it later. On the front, as soon as we light the screen, we immediately see that Apple engineers took advantage of the past year to prepare two little things.

First of all, the hated notch thus put the sails. Through a sort of technological plates tectonics, the peninsula has detached itself from the upper edge of the iPhone and now takes the form of an island, and even a Dynamic Island – Let us give thanks to Apple Marketing Engineering. But above all, this dynamic island is a kind of judo high tech, which consists in transforming a technical, ergonomic and aesthetic constraint – the True Depth camera and the sensors on the front – into a space that is at the center of attention … but for the right reasons.

The Dynamic Island, of the

Because, if it has not yet given its full potential, the Dynamic Island already brings both more fluidity on a daily basis and also a form of serenity. We have in front of us the important applications that run in the background, whether it be plans, for a GPS route, a countdown for cooking pasta, or your favorite piece of which you come from start reading before returning to that of this exciting article. These applications and many others can nestle in the dynamic island, up to two. It is then possible to touch their capsule to open them in full screen, or keep your finger pressed to see a more compact version of their interface, a bit like a mini-reader appear.

We will have to see where the developers wear this island, but at first glance, it is a good addition to the ergonomics of iOS, which is constantly evolving ..

And, second novelty, the arrival of an Always-On screen, always lit, on the iPhone 14 Pro is a good illustration of the way in which Apple’s mobile operating system evolves with the equipment.

Last year, Apple introduced a promotion screen, its name for slabs capable of varying the rate of their refreshment. Thus, the iPhone 13 Pro saw their screen oscillate between 10 and 120 Hz depending on the type of content displayed – a good way to save battery and offer the most display fluidity as possible. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro offers the same function. But, for their screen to remain permanently on, they are also able to reduce their refresh frequency and in theory to 500 cd/m2 to 1 Hz/m2 their brightness. If the promise is held and well kept, the approach of Always-on According to Apple is quite different from that of its competitors. Thus, instead of displaying a selection of specific information, such as time, or some notifications, Tim Cook teams have made the decision to keep the screen almost in the state … There are some small differences, But the time remains displayed, the wallpaper too, as well as the applications that run in the background, etc.

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It’s quite destabilizing, in reality. If always having the time at sight is a good idea, we are more circumspect for the rest. One wonders if Apple could not have provided some additional settings so that the user can choose what he wants to see. Because, at the moment, the screen is either always lit or, as before, extinguished. Apple can clearly do better for theAlways-on… Because for the rest, the Super Retina XDR slab (2,556 × 1,179 pixels) retained for the iPhone 14 Pro is simply excellent.

The iPhone 14 Pro have a Super Retina XDR (OLED - 120 Hz) slab

The 01LAB has thus noted an average brightness of 1,064 cd/m2, with HDR light peaks from… 1608 cd/m2. It is 22 % better than the average of premium smartphones tested by us these last twelve months. It is also better than what the iPhone 13 pro was doing last year, which was not bad at all. We will not dwell on the contrast, which, Dalle Oled obliges, is given to be infinite.

Furthermore, as every year, Apple puts before our eyes one of the fairest slabs which is from a point of view of the return of colors. It displays a Delta E 2000 (RGB) of 1.65, even better than the Delta of 1.71 last year for the iPhone 13 Pro. Knowing that its Delta E 2000 DCI P3 was measured at 2.86, which is simply excellent.

The screen of the iPhone 14 Pro therefore does not only have the arrival of a mode Always-on Perfectible and an ergonomic invention that could be returned to the rank of Gimmick – if the little world of Android was not hastened to copy it … No, the iPhone 14 Pro offers one of the best smartphone slabs high -end of the past few months. That is all.

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A16 Bionic: Everything is in the Bionic ..

And this small display miracle is partly possible thanks to a new on -board display controller with the new homemade chip unveiled in parallel with iPhone. Indeed, as every year, Apple accompanied the introduction of its new smartphones by the announcement of a new chip: the A16 Bionic. Unlike the habit, however, this SOC is reserved for the only two pro models.

This is the first Apple Silicon chip to be engraved in 4 nm, which obviously allows some optimizations, performance gains and above all to embark by less than 16 billion transistors on the die. Nevertheless, Apple retains the same structure as for the previous A1X Bionic, namely six CPU cores, two high performance (code name Everest, at 3.46 GHz) and four low consumption (Sawtooth code name, at 2.02 GHz )). The latter are still more and more efficient too, and capable of working with the main hearts.
The GPU part is still based on five hearts, which have the main advantage of accessing a 50% wider memory bandwidth. Finally, the Neural Engine still has 16 hearts, and is given to be 7% faster, which is good news, because it is responsible for an increasingly substantial part of the new functions of iOS 16. In particular all those affecting photography, management of cuttings, depth of field, including the superposition of several shots in one to avoid too blocked areas. He can also count on the new image processor (ISP) that Apple has slipped inside the iPhone 14 Pro.

The iPhone 14 pro gaining power slightly thanks to the

Anyway, let’s go briefly on the pure performance part. For what ? Because for a long time now, the iPhone has offered the necessary power for the most common uses, and even for the demanding professional applications available on the App Store. Not to mention the games. The control that Apple keeps on its ecosystem allows it to avoid failures. And as long as, for example, Ray Tracing will not land on mobile taking its heavy dimensions from graphic fleas, it will not necessarily participate in the race for power.

The new Neural Engine, of the

Anyway, with a tool like Geekbench 5, we see that the iPhone 14 Pro is between 9.5 and 11% more efficient than its elder. For a generational leap, it is completely honorable. Especially since when you turn to Geekbench ML, which estimates the performance of the processor, the GPU and the neural Engine for calculations linked to machine learning algorithms, we see greater progress. When we request the GPU part, there is an increase of almost 13%, and when it is the neural Engine who is responsible for calculations, it is almost 18.5% better than we note between the last two generations of ‘iPhone.

Apple therefore continues to dig the furrow of artificial intelligence executed on the device to enrich our daily experience. And one of the major points of progression is obviously the photo ..

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The photo, a giant step, but still on the way

Like every year, we prepare you a test dedicated to the photo part of the iPhone Pro. However, we give you our first impressions and remarks, which we will then deepen.

The first good news of this 2022 edition is that Apple does not create a distinction between the two high -end models. They both embark the same three rear photo modules – and even a TrueDepth on the front that improves, captures more light and benefits from a self -tackle for the first time. Which will allow you to make selfies with your friends or family faster and with less blurred shots.

But let’s mainly be interested in the three rear modules. Because this is the big thing about the novelty. Apple continues to offer an ultra-angle, a large angle and a telephoto lens. But, many things change. Quickly list the material new features. First of all, if the Ultra Grand Angle retains a focal length equivalent to a 13 mm, a new 12 Mpix sensor is associated with it, almost twice as large as that of the iPhone 13 Pro. It means that he will capture more light, and we know that this is where many are playing. But it is the Grand Angle, the main module, which tumbles this year. Goodbye the 12 Mpix sensor present from the iPhone X: Apple has chosen a 48 Mpix sensor coupled with a 24 mm optics, against 26 previously. It will be possible to shoot in 48 Mpix in Proraw format, or count on the quad-pixel to obtain more detailed shots, with more dive and better rendering, even in low light.

The ultra-angle of the iPhone 14 Pro offers a brighter 13 mm equivalent this yearThe Grand Angle, 24 mm equivalent - especially benefits from a new 48 Mpixel sensorThanks to the 48 Mpixel sensor, the iPhone 14 Pro has a fourth focal length, 48 mm equivalent The telephoto telephoto, equivalent to 77 mm, does not move, and always lacks a bit of zoom power

The arrival of this 48 Mpix sensor also allows Apple to do a little sleight of hand and offer four zoom levels by retailing 12 Mpix in the center of the sensor. Thus, in addition to magnification x0.5 (13 mm/ultra large angle), x1 (24 mm/grand angle) and x3 (77 mm/telephoto), there is an X2 (48 mm), cut for portraits !

This is all the more good news that in our eyes the telephoto lens, presented as the ideal module for portraits, is not convincing. This 77 mm is always a bit of the lame duck of the Apple photo proposition. Not in the shots he produces, but indeed in his focal length, which does not offer sufficient zoom power to really be useful in most cases.

Be that as it may, in addition to all these material advances, Apple also introduced a photonic engine, which opens the door to computational photography even more. This software approach, which manages technologies as Deep Fusion, Based on the performance of the ISP and the neural engine to treat the shots before compression.

The colors are always very nicely restored, as is the

What does it give on a daily basis ? In full light, mainly on the 48 Mpix module, but on others too, there is a better dive, more definition and less of these flat “watercolor” which make us push high cries for several generations of iPhone.
The textures of the surfaces are also better rendered, everything is no longer smooth and united, we see better the grain of the wood, the tiny cells of a tarpaulin, the small fine lines and ribs of a sheet. The surfaces are more frankly delimited, while retaining beautiful contrasts and a beautiful homogeneous, quality exhibition on all photo modules. The colors are also good, even if we found, especially at the end of the day, a slight tendency to pull towards golden yellow in the rendering of the lights.

A trend that we also see, especially with the main sensor, for night photos. With its new 48 Mpixel sensor, Apple manages to identify areas that remain in the dark with the iPhone 13 Pro, but the light is a bit yellowish. On the other hand, we can produce good night shots, which succeed in making the lights of the city well, while revealing some stars in the sky.

For portraits, we will also appreciate that the main sensor (either in 24 mm, or in 48) makes it possible to gain precision in the rendering of the hair, the locks are no longer united waves, but swell with details, rebellious hair. Portraits gain alive.

The iPhone 14 Pro camera module improves and notably benefits from an autofocus

The iPhone comes back to the top ? We would have liked to say yes, but this is unfortunately not the case. Yes, the progress of this pro 2022 generation is substantial and really appreciable. Nevertheless, the iPhone 14 Pro – just like the Pro Max – cannot yet catch up with the considerable advance taken by Chinese actors like Huawei, Honor and even sometimes Xiaomi. Apple still retains the hand in certain areas. It is notably always, in our eyes, the king of autofocus. Which allows you to take photos quickly and with the least vague subjects or failed framing. It is also always very strong in video, where stabilization is always exceptionally good. Moreover, the action mode is progress in this direction, and will make the lives of parents who run next to their toddler to immortalize the first almost autonomous pedal strokes … We obviously imagine some other cases where this function will be useful.

Ultimately, if everything is not there yet, the iPhone 14 Pro is clearly, in our eyes, the best in photo. Which is generational obvious, but is also the fruit of work and steps in front. Which does not happen every year. We hope that it was only the beginning and that Apple will continue to seriously develop its photo offer, whether in a material or software.

Exceptional autonomy

It is understood, in the family of iPhone Pro, the most enduring is always the pro max model. Like what, even with a larger screen, the battery difference (about 1,100 mAh) allows you to really last longer ..

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In this case, the iPhone 14 Pro succeeds in keeping 7:28 p.m., in progress of ten minutes, during our versatile autonomy test, which simulates a sustained sequence of daily uses. For the video streaming part, the performances are a little less good, but remain excellent and up 17 minutes. One could point the finger that progress is not crazy in view of the gain in battery capacity, but let’s not be sorrow. We will just regret that the iPhone 14 Pro does not integrate our top 10 multi -fed smartphones, which is however dominated (by far) by its big brother. In video streaming, his good performances position him all the same sixth in our general classification, behind, the Asus Rog Phone 3, the Galaxy A42, and the Galaxy Fold (in folded mode). The first two are none other than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, followed by 14 pro max.

Dynamic Island is used to display a very varied sum of

In fact, unless you make a very intensive use of your smartphone, especially GPS if you go on vacation or work as a taxi or VTC, like some of our readers, you should not have any concern to hold the whole day with Your iPhone 14 Pro. By raising your foot on the video consultation and social networks, you could possibly last two days away from a catch, but you should however be less comfortable than with the iPhone 14 Pro Max in this exercise.

Technical sheet

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

System iOS 16
Processor Apple A16 Bionic
Size (diagonal) 6.1 “
Screen resolution 460 ppi

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  • + Design, always and again
  • + The Always-On screen, the Dynamic Island and … the Dynamic Island
  • + The A16 Bionic brings more than power
  • + A 48 Mpix sensor that we no longer even dare
  • + The monstrous autonomy that still progresses
  • – The price, increasingly high
  • – The Always-on screen that we would like to be able to “control” better
  • – The telephoto lens which lacks power

The verdict of the test

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

The iPhone 14 Pro is a great success. This smartphone maintains excellence, with a lasting and pleasant design, and is still strengthening with a screen Always-on perfectible, certainly, but animated by the ergonomic intelligence of a Dynamic Island potential. It also brings more power, by targeting where the needs are more pressing … all this, by offering an autonomy that grows, from impressive to … more impressive. The fact remains that in France, for the same storage capacity (128, 256, 512 GB and 1 TB), Apple revised its prices up 170 to 240 euros. The painful is really, even if the iPhone 14 Pro does everything to make it forget.

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Apple iPhone 14 pro and 14 pro max test, necessarily the best to date

Available for almost two weeks, here is finally our test of the latest iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max launched by Apple.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

The pandemic is no longer and with good old habits have taken up as the face -to -face presentation of the new iPhone. Suddenly, it was during an event in Cupertino on September 7 that Apple formalized its latest iPhone 14. As for a few years, we can divide the iPhone 14 In two ranges, the iPhone 14 with the iPhone 14 Plus and theiPhone 14 Pro With l’iPhone 14 Pro Max. And yes, this year, finished the iPhone Mini – they have been replaced by the iPhone 14 Plus, which has confirmed a trend since the launch of more compact models. The latter do not sell. The iPhone 13 Mini remains on sale, probably until stocks.

In short, this is not the subject today since we focus on theiPhone 14 Pro and its version Max, the standard bearer of the firm of Cupertino. And unsurprisingly, there is an almost identical design to its predecessors, the iPhone 14 Pro Obviously bring its share of new features but again, they are addressed with everything to the most technophile as the new photo block and especially the punch in the screen called Dynamic Island. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer the same technical characteristics outside the screen and battery.

This time, we took a little more time to test these new iPhone 14 pro and suddenly, it’s been almost two weeks that we play with it and here is our opinion on the new iPhone 14 Pro.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Qelle is the technical sheet of iPhone 14 Pro ?

In terms of technical sheet the iPhone 14 pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer:

– Photonic Engine
– Scanner lidar
– Photographic styles
– Deep Fusion
– Flash True Tone
– Smart HDR 4
– Portrait mode
– Night mode
– Panorama mode (63 MP)
– JPEG and Heif Format
– Apple Proraw (12MP and 48MP)
– Ultrahd video capture up to 60FPS
– Apple Prores up to 4k at 30fps
– 8MP photo during 4K recording
– Optical stabilization
– Slow down up to 240fps in 1080p
– Action mode
– Apple Prores

– Photonic Engine
– Scanner lidar
– Photographic styles
– Deep Fusion
– Flash True Tone
– Smart HDR 4
– Portrait mode
– Night mode
– Panorama mode (63 MP)
– JPEG and Heif Format
– Apple Proraw (12MP and 48MP)
– Ultrahd video capture up to 60FPS
– Apple Prores up to 4k at 30fps
– 8MP photo during 4K recording
– Optical stabilization
– Slow down up to 240fps in 1080p
– Action mode
– Apple Prores

On the packaging, there is nothing very surprising if it is not this very small box which does not integrate either USB charger or headphones. We find the smartphone as well as a USB-C to Lightning cable. And this year, we will not even be entitled to wired headphones. On the side of the available versions, the iPhone 14 Pro are offered in 128 GB version, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TO. Needless to remember that version 1 TB is not the cheapest – we will advise more the 256 GB version which offers a better balance between storage and price space.

The iPhone 14 Pro 128 GB is offered from € 1,326.00. We will also have understood, inflation and shortage of components oblige, it is 170 euros more than the iPhone 13 pro in 128 GB version on the official price.

iPhone 14 pro 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 1,329
iPhone 14 pro max 128 GB at the best price basic price: € 1,479

What is the design of iPhone 14 Pro ?

When we discover theiPhone 14 Pro For the first time and if we are not paying attention to the photo block or the Dynamic Island, it feels like having an iPhone 13 pro in hand. If Apple has changed the colors, there is an excellent finish that always forces respect. In terms of size, the iPhone 14 Pro are similar to iPhone 13 Pro, even if the weights betray a small overweight that makes the iPhone 14 Pro Max is always heavy in a pocket of pants. We had not seen it at first but Apple moved the Wireless load area. Suddenly, all the accessories of last year are slightly offset downwards. The most maniacs will update their accessories and will still necessarily go through the cash register.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

This year, Apple has kept the same design for its photo block but by offering a new larger sensor, in size and resolution, the objectives are slightly larger. On an iPhone 14 pro, the objectives are somewhat disproportionate. In any case, we find this design inspired by the iPhone 5 lights, a frosted glass back (shiny on the iPhone 14) of the most beautiful effect and a chromed metal outline (aluminum brushed on iPhone 14). The association of the two is very successful, especially on the sidereal black version and the intense purple version. On the first, black is more intense while on the second, purple offers variations in shades depending on the sources of lights. We love.

With a weight of 206g and its volume, we end up with a fair footprint which allows an excellent grip of the iPhone 14 Pro. This is the one we prefer. On the other hand, with its size and a weight of 240 g, the iPhone 14 Pro Max remains a heavy smartphone, especially when you know that the iPad Mini is only 293 g. Indeed, with however only 16g more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 2 g more than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we feel a real difference in hand and especially in a pocket of pants. So, if this is where your smartphone is found most of the time, we can only advise you to take it in hand before passing the course.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

On the back, there is a photo block made up of three cameras. And as we said above, we will especially notice impressive goods objectives on the new iPhone 14 Pro. Besides, just compare the iPhone 14 Pro to the iPhone 13 Pro to see the difference in terms of objectives ! On the front, it has not gone unnoticed, the iPhone 14 Pro no longer offer notches but a punch in the pill -shaped screen. Besides, we did not expect it but Apple baptized this Dynamic Island hallmark and it is clear that Apple continues to make the Apple, namely a learned integration of the punch in iOS 16, so that we Forget the punch. Now, if we notice it enough the first days, Dynamic Island is discreet on a daily basis and it is only on certain applications that we notice its presence. We think in particular of Spotify or the validation of Faceid.

As a reminder, if Apple does not offer a simple round punch but a pill -shaped punch as it was already the case on Huawei smartphones or more recently the Honor Magic 4 Pro (see our test here), that is Because Apple offers Face ID, always as practical and fast compared to a simple fingerprint reader, physical or under the screen.

What to say about the audio screen and quality of iPhone 14 Pro (except that it is excellent) ?

We obviously find an OLED screen which has been a standard at Apple for a few years. But this year, Apple offers an even brighter screen and it’s impressive. In strong light condition, the iPhone 14 Pro will not be lacking. We obviously find of the Super Reti XDR, a protective layer in Ceramic Shield, still this 19.5 format: 9, True Tone technology, haptic return and especially promotion technology with an adaptive refresh rate up to 120 Hz who has taken so much time to come on Apple smartphones and which is now an obligation on a premium smartphone.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

If we put the screen even aside, the big novelty from the iPhone X, it is that Apple has finally decided to abandon the notch for a punch. Last year, the notch of the iPhone 13 Pro was already smaller but in use, it was not necessarily seen. This year, this is a pill -shaped punch, as we had already seen on Android smartphones at Huawei or Honor. This form of pill is not trivial and it is justified because the punch not only integrates the camera before the iPhone 14 pro but also 3D facial recognition, Face Id.

Apple could have stopped there with just a punch instead of the notch, but it was badly knowing Apple who wanted to stand out from its Android competitors. so here’s Dynamic Island, A technology that integrates the punch in iOS so that we forget that it is a punch and therefore a material limit. And for once, Apple strikes very hard. If on a daily basis does not necessarily bring much, integration is particularly successful so that it is sure that it will become the reference with an integration on all future Android smartphones in a more or less close future. It’s discreet, not necessarily super useful but we love.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

On the audio side, there are stereo speakers and support from Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. As this was already the case with its predecessors, the iPhone 14 Pro offer excellent speakers with quality sound, powerful and with enough depth to do without its headphones, even in an environment not necessarily calm. We will also note excellent stereo management, both in portrait mode and in landscape mode. So yes, it will always be better with headphones or external speakers but the stereo effect is present on these speakers, perfect for short content that we are used to consuming now. And finally, without surprise, there is no 3.5 mm jack audio port.

iOS 16, performance and autonomy of iPhone 14 Pro

Regarding iOS 16, we redirect you to our file here which presented the new features of the new iOS version. Years pass and look alike, Apple is always a step ahead concerning the power of its SoCs but it must be recognized that Qualcomm gradually catches up and thus reduce the gap. The new Apple A16 Bionic SOC is obviously a racing beast and confirms Apple as one of the leaders on the Soc market.

Now, to be honest, we have so much power that the transition to A16 is not as impressive as the transition to the A15 generation last year. The iPhone/iOS duo always works wonderfully and everything has always been super fluid on a daily basis, whatever the application launched. On the other hand, this year, it will be noted that the iPhone 14 Pro are the only smartphones to offer the latest Apple Silicon SoC available.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

The iPhone 13 pro allowed iPhone to reconnect with unparalleled endurance. This is still the case this year with the new iPhone 14 Pro and it is even more true with the iPhone 14 Pro Max which is an endurance beast. For this, we redirect you to our tests 01LAB To give you an idea of ​​the autonomy offered by the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Pro is not to be outdone and does not be as enduring as its big brother but as its predecessor, it will offer between 7h and 8 hours of screen time without blinking.

As we said above, exit the charger in the box but obviously, the iPhone 14 Pro remains compatible with fast wired charging in 20W (50% in 30 minutes). Added to this is the quick-wire reload up to 15W via Magsafe and 7.5W with a conventional charger. Yes, we know, Android smartphones do much better this year with wired and wireless refills even up to 200W, we clearly do not play in the same courtyard.

Is the iPhone 14 Pro good in photo and video ?

The photo blocks of iPhone 14 pro are the same. On the back, we find the famous trio with a main big angle, an ultra-angle, a telephoto as well as a Lidar scanner. If the last two do not change by always offering 12 MP sensors, the main camera is the big novelty for Apple since we find a 48 Mp sensor and with, the technology of “Pixel Bining” which merges 4 pixels In one to have more information, which is particularly useful at the time of computers assisted by computers.

On this new 48 Mp sensor, there is a 24mm high-angle lens with an opening of F/1.78, which is slightly less than on the iPhone 13 Pro but which is offset by this new sensor, larger and therefore more efficient in low light condition. We also find with this main sensor a mechanical stabilization. And already, one of the advantages of this new sensor is that we find a real X2 zoom. Indeed, the iPhone 14 Pro will “cut” in the 48 Mp sensor to have a zoomed photo in X2 to 12 MP. Practical.

On the side of the Ultra Grand Angle, if we find a resolution of 12 Mp, it is a brand new sensor according to Apple. It is larger and thus allows more stuck photos and a more efficient macro mode. On the other hand, no evolution on the side of the X3 phone since we find the same 12 Mp sensor and the same 77mm lens as on the iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

But that’s not all, the news in photo and video are not only material. If we find the Smart HDR and Deep Fusion technologies, Apple offers in the bowels of its A16 Bionic the Photonic Engine, an engine supposed to improve Deep Fusion technology introduced last year but above all help the iPhone 14 pro on photos in conditions of conditions light. With the new 48 MP sensor, we obviously find the management of the Apple Proraw format, in 12 or 48 Mp. We obviously find the photographic styles and as a reminder, these are not simple filters but rather kinds of recipes which gives a style to a photo but unlike a filter, the style also adapts to the Photo, it’s quite subtle but for the most demanding, it brings additional control.

And if not, do iPhone 14 pro take beautiful photos ? Unsurprisingly and in ideal light conditions, the iPhone 14 Pro are simply excellent. If we had no doubt with the main sensor, we are really happy to see the progress of the Ultra Grand Angle. The photos are detailed and piqued. Apple continues to try to offer faithful colors and far from the over-controlled side of some of its competitors. Suddenly, the three focal lengths thus offer good versatility and above all, we appreciated the return of the X2 zoom which offers an impressive quality when it is somehow a scrolling of 12 Mp in the sensor. No surprise also when the light conditions are not ideal since the iPhone 14 Pro always offer detailed and clear photos with very smooth management of digital noise.

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On the selfie side, we find the same 12 Mp sensor that equipped the iPhone 13 Pro. On the other hand, the lens is brighter on the iPhone 14 Pro. But that’s not all. Apple had not necessarily mentioned it but the front camera offers optical stabilization, which is rare enough for a front camera. Obviously, Apple continues to use Face ID technology to improve portrait mode. For selfie videos, it’s always 4K / 30 FPS and slow motion in 1080p at 120 fps.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

And for the video, we’re going to be simple, the iPhone 14 Pro are simply, to date, the best smartphones on video. And we are not even talking about the action mode that brings its little novelty this year. In normal mode, stabilization is already exceptional for a smartphone and it does not date from today. For a few years, the iPhone is doing wonderfully well and it is not for nothing that some have used it as a reporting device. But this year, we reach such a level that it becomes impressive.

To this is added the action mode which allows to offer stabilization equivalent to what Gopro or DJI offers. So yes, we are still a little more on the focal lengths but the result is impressive. We just regret that this action mode is limited to the 2.7K definition. We would have really liked to have 4k. And if not, we obviously find the presence of Dolby Vision technology, the kinematic mode which is even more reliable this year, and the proces video mode for the most demanding.

Where to buy iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max ?

Marketed since the end of 2022, the iPhone 14 Pro is available at Amazon to the best: € 1,079.00.