iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Time to upgrade?
iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Time to upgrade?

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Time to upgrade?

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The next iPhone is coming soon and it will be a very different device if you opt for the high-end iPhone 14 Pro. The top-end model is expected to come with a new pill-shaped punch hole display, improved camera and a better processor, and it will almost certainly happen this year. For someone still using the iPhone X, the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro will be very different. Launched in 2017, the $1000 iPhone X was instrumental in expanding the premium smartphone market it is known for today. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading from iPhone X to iPhone 14 Pro, you might be wondering: what exactly are the differences between the two models?

Here’s everything you need to know about how the iPhone 14 Pro compares to the iPhone X based on the rumors so far.

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Design

Debuting five years ago, the iPhone X brings a new design language to its iPhones. In fact, the iPhone X still looks fresh with a 5.8-inch screen that extends from one end to the other; it covers the entire front, with just a thin and absent home button. The newer iPhones still use the basic design templates that the iPhone X introduced, including the notch that houses FaceID. The iPhone 12 has introduced a completely flat design along with the edges. Last year’s iPhone 13 didn’t change the basic design much, except for a smaller notch and a different camera setup.

The iPhone X was a dose of fresh air when it launched in 2017. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

But the iPhone 14 Pro could be a whole new device from a design point of view. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will ditch the notch this year in favor of new holes and pill-shaped cutouts. Apparently, the camera bump on the iPhone 14 Pro will be bigger to accommodate the new camera hardware. Just like the iPhone X, the iPhone 14 Pro will be rated IP68 for water resistance, lack a headphone jack, and have wireless charging capabilities. Sorry guys, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to keep the lightning port like the iPhone X.

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Display

The iPhone X sports a 5.8-inch Super Retina display and while the OLED display is very bright and colorful, the panel is nowhere near what you get on the iPhone Pro models. The iPhone 14 Pro may have a much brighter panel compared to last year’s model, but it will continue to have a 120Hz refresh rate and ProMotion display. Unlike the iPhone Pro models, the iPhone X screen updates at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz.

Just above the screen is a bunch of new sensors and a depth-sensing camera. (Image credit: Anuj Bhatia/Indian Express)

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Camera

As usual with new iPhones, cameras usually get upgraded and the iPhone 14 Pro will be no different. The iPhone X when it launched in the market was ahead of rival Android smartphones in terms of camera systems, with dual 12MP rear cameras — a wide-angle shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. While the iPhone X’s camera isn’t bad, it doesn’t fall far short of the iPhone Pro’s camera system, which has not only three lenses (main camera, ultra-wide-angle shooter, and telephoto lens), but also superior low-light capabilities and a LiDAR sensor. In the case of the iPhone 14 Pro, the high-end smartphone is expected to have an upgraded 48MP camera sensor, up from the 12MP on the previous iPhone. Apple could also upgrade the front-facing camera on the iPhone 14 series. Rumor has it that Apple has chosen a supplier for the front camera to make the high-end lens.

Apple’s high-end iPhone Pro models have a triple camera system. (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express)

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Processor and battery

The A11 processor in the iPhone X is fast and should be capable enough to run popular games and must-have apps, at least for a year or two. But compared to the A16 chip used in the iPhone 14 Pro, this new processor will definitely outperform the A11 in both benchmarks and real-life usage. And that’s not surprising. Teardowns reveal that the iPhone X comes with 3GB of RAM; A similar teardown has revealed 6GB of RAM on the higher priced iPhone Pro model.

Storage on the base iPhone Pro model has finally surpassed 64GB. To put it in perspective, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at 128GB for the base model. The iPhone Pro models can also connect to 5G, something the iPhone X cannot. At launch, the iPhone 14 Pro will run iOS 16 which will also be supported on the iPhone X, but we can’t say if the latter model will get any future updates. for iOS next year and beyond.

While Apple didn’t talk about battery size, the iPhone X has a 2,716 mAh battery. That helps the phone last more than a day on a single charge. We don’t know much about the battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro, but with last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max (which had a 6.7-inch screen), it lasted longer in our battery test while surfing the web on 4G. Apple adds a new MagSafe feature to its new iPhone models that lets you attach a magnet-compatible accessory. The iPhone X, obviously, doesn’t feature the MagSafe feature.

Initial renders of the iPhone 14 Pro from Jon Prosser suggest a new design language and a pill-shaped display.

iPhone 14 Pro vs iPhone X: Time to upgrade?

It’s been five years since the iPhone X debuted, and over the years Apple has introduced many new features to the iPhone. If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone, wait for the iPhone 14 Pro to hit the market in September or whenever Apple plans to hold a scorching hardware event later in the year. The iPhone 14 Pro will undoubtedly be superior to the iPhone X in every way. Will the iPhone 14 Pro be more expensive than the iPhone X? Very. The iPhone Pro model already costs $999 but newer iPhones may see a $100 increase in price, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Expect the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro to cost $1099 and $1199, respectively.

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