The iPhone 15 series just dropped! The new iPhones bring various new upgrades over the iPhone 14 series. Apple launched 4 iPhone models – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The noticeable changes to the iPhone 15 series are with the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, as the new models adopt the Dynamic Island introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, on the surface, might not look like a big upgrade, but they bring big changes to the table. Let’s compare the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro to know how different is the new Pro iPhone from its predecessor.
iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Price in India
Apple has raised the price again!
iPhone 15 Pro starts from Rs 1,34,900 for the base variant of 128 GB. The 256 GB variant costs Rs 1,44,900, the 512 GB variant costs Rs 1,64,900, and the highest-end 1 TB variant costs Rs 1,84,900.
iPhone 14 Pro, on the other hand, costs almost Rs 15,000 less. It starts at Rs 1,19,999 for the base variant of 128 GB. The 256 GB variant costs Rs 1,32,990, the 512 GB variant costs Rs 1,49,999, and the 1 TB variant costs Rs 1,69,999.
iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Design & Build
Not much has changed when going from iPhone 14 Pro to iPhone 15 Pro in terms of how the phones look. Both phones look similar – the iPhone 15 Pro still has the triple camera array on the back, similar to the iPhone 14 Pro.
But the build is different. The iPhone 15 Pro uses aerospace-grade titanium, which Apple proudly mentioned was the same allowed used in spacecraft for Mars missions. This enables Apple to reduce significantly the weight of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max compared to iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. iPhone 15 Pro weighs just 187 g, while the iPhone 14 Pro weighs 206 g.
iPhone 15 Pro brings the new Action button, which replaces the Mute Switch. You can customize this button and assign it to carry out various tasks like turning on the camera, turning on the flashlight, starting a Siri shortcut, and more.
Another big change with the iPhone 15 Pro is the USB Type C port, which replaces the lightning connector Apple has used for years as a proprietary connector.
iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Display
Apple did not talk much about the display of the iPhone 15 Pro during the launch event. That’s because the iPhone 15 Pro display has identical specs to the iPhone 14 Pro. iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro displays are 6.1-inch OLED panels or, in Apple’s terms, Super Retina XDR OLED with a resolution of 1179 x 2556 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The displays can reach 2000 nits and come with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision certifications.
iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Performance and Software
Say bye to the Bionic term, as Apple is adding Pro to its products and features. With the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple debuts the new Apple A17 Pro chipset, the latest and most excellent mobile silicon from Apple.
Apple emphasizes this chipset on gaming, and this chipset brings many new gaming-specific improvements such as support for hardware accelerated ray tracing, MetalFX upscaling for improving the performance of the GPU, and the “Neural Engine to produce high-resolution graphics while using much less power.”
Apple says that the Apple A17 Pro has a 20% faster GPU and 10% faster CPU than the Apple A16 Bionic. Apple also says that the A17 Pro is 4X faster with ray tracing and has a 2X faster Neural Engine compared to the A16 Bionic.
iPhone 14 Pro’s Apple A16 Bionic is no slouch; even though the latest chipset, A17 Pro, is faster than the A16 Bionic, the latter is still one of the fastest chipsets in a phone, and you wouldn’t really notice the difference in performance.
iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Camera
iPhone 15 Pro comes with a 48 MP primary camera, which pixel bins to take 24 MP photos, up from the 12 MP pixel binned photos of iPhone 14 Pro, which also has a 48 MP primary sensor.
Both iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro come with a 12MP telephoto sensor with 3X optical zoom and a 12 MP ultrawide camera with a 120˚ field of view.
iPhone 15 Pro now comes with Log encoding, and it is the first smartphone to support ACES – Academy Color Encoding System, a global standard. Apple claims the iPhone 15 Pro has the highest quality video in a smartphone.
iPhone 15 Pro supports spatial video capture, allowing iPhone 15 Pro users to take spatial videos on iPhone 15 Pro and play them on Apple Vision Pro.
iPhone 15 Pro, even if it doesn’t bring major camera hardware refreshes, brings fresh new changes with image processing and support for innovative features like spatial video.
iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Battery
Apple has yet to reveal the iPhone 15 Pro’s battery size. But it is rated officially by Apple for similar hours of video playback and audio playback performance as that of iPhone 14 Pro.
iPhone 14 Pro has a 3200mAh battery and supports 20 W fast charging. It also supports 15 W wireless charging via MagSafe and 7.5 W wireless charging via Qi. The charging speeds and ratings haven’t changed in the iPhone 15 Pro.
iPhone 15 Pro vs iPhone 14 Pro: Verdict
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro are both great phones.
If you wish to get the iPhone 15 Pro, three things make it a better buy than the iPhone 14 Pro. Get it only if you want the performance boost, the action button, and the USB Type C charging port. These are the major changes with the iPhone 15 Pro compared to the iPhone 14 Pro.
But the iPhone 14 Pro is still a great phone and looks exactly like the iPhone 15 Pro, barring the colours. It is still a great deal of money cheaper than the iPhone 15 Pro, and you might start to see some deals on the iPhone 14 Pro soon to make the deal even better.
iPhone 15 Pro brings meaningful improvements – the new action button, the performance boost, the Type C port, and the new Pro features for cameras. If you want the latest and greatest iPhone, you will not go wrong with the iPhone 15 Pro.
Apple has already discarded the iPhone 14 Pro in favour of the iPhone 15 Pro, as Apple likes to do with every new iPhone generation. So, if you choose to get the iPhone 14 Pro, you must hurry, as Apple will soon discontinue the phone and pull it from the market.