The iPhone 14 is now in the hands of consumers and like all new tech, the iPhone has received mixed reviews. The most recurring opinion on the iPhone 14 is there isn’t enough changed/upgraded from the iPhone 13, as the ‌two devices share the overwhelming majority of their features. Some of the key features of the iPhone 14 are the Dynamic Island, better camera and emergency SOS via satellite.

Comparing the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14

The ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ both feature the same display size, 5G connectivity, A15 Bionic chip, and design. Nevertheless, the ‌iPhone 14‌ still offers a number of upgrades, such as an additional GPU core, Emergency SOS via satellite, the Photonic Engine, and Action Mode.

iPhone 13 iPhone 14
4-core GPU (A15 Bionic) 5-core GPU (A15 Bionic)
Dual-camera system “Advanced” dual-camera system
12-megapixel front-facing camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture 12-megapixel front-facing camera with ƒ/1.9 aperture and autofocus
Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field (1080p at 30 fps) Cinematic mode for recording videos with shallow depth of field (4K HDR up to 30 fps)
eSIM optional eSIM only (in the U.S.)
Emergency SOS Emergency SOS via satellite
Available in Green, Pink, Blue, Midnight, Starlight, and PRODUCT(RED) Available in Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, and PRODUCT(RED)


Apple is selling the base model iPhone 14 for £849 and the iPhone 13 for £749. However, an iPhone 13 is available for £570 on the refurbished market.

There’s no right or wrong answer to if it’s worth buying or upgrading to an iPhone 14, its completely down to the persons financial state and desire for the newest tech. A refurbished iPhone 13 makes the most financial sense being the cheapest option while also sharing the majority of the 14s features and should you decide you then want to upgrade again; you can sell it to a recycler such as Gr8 Mobile for up to £480. A new iPhone Looses 5% of its value every month, so if you really want an iPhone 14 explore this option first while waiting for the iPhone 14 to have more refurbished stock.

At face value, there is likely not enough to justify getting an iPhone 14 over the ‌iPhone 13‌ for most customers. However, with the release likely to affect prices of older devices its likely we see a rise in demand for the refurbished iPhone 11,12 and 13.