iPhone 15 vs iPhone 14: Should You Upgrade to the Newest iPhone or Not?

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus brings a lot to the table, so much so that you want to upgrade it over your iPhone 14. Here's why!

  • The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are here with many new upgrades.
  • The iPhone 15 mainly improves in Display, Camera, and fit and finishes.
  • iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus brings new 48MP cameras from last year’s pro phones.

Apple announced the successor of the iPhone 14 line-up, the iPhone 15 during the Wanderlust event. It is the latest and greatest of what they have to offer. The non-pro line-up is targeted towards the masses who just want the primary phone that can get their work done and feels like an upgrade in their pockets. 

Last year Apple announced two different non-pro iPhones both of which were basically the same with different displays and battery sizes. While the essence is the same, there are practical upgrades that you might want to consider. These upgrades can make you pull the trigger to shift from iPhone 14 to 15. If you are in a dilemma of whether you should upgrade from iPhone 14 to 15 or not.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus: Specs At A Glance

Specs iPhone 15 iPhone 15 Plus
Display Super Retina XDR  Display Super Retina XDR  Display
Display Size 6.1” OLED 6.7” OLED
Battery Up to 20 Hours Video Playback Up to 26 Hours Video Playback
Charging 20W Wired, 15W MagSafe, 7.5W Wireless 20W Wired, 15W MagSafe, 7.5W Wireless
Display Protection Ceramic Shield front glass Ceramic Shield front glass
Capacity Up to 512GB Up to 512GB
SOC A16 Bionic A16 Bionic
Camera (Primary) 48MP with Sensor-Shift Stabilization 48MP with Sensor-Shift Stabilization
Camera (Secondary) 12MP Ultra-wide angle camera 12MP Ultra-wide angle camera
Selfie Camera 12MP True Depth Camera 12MP True Depth Camera
Video Recording Up to 4K 60 FPS, Cinematic Mode up to 4K HDR 30FPS, Action Mode Up to 4K 60 FPS, Cinematic Mode up to 4K HDR 30FPS, Action Mode
Security Face-ID Face-ID
Connectivity 2nd Gen UltraIWide Band,  New Type-C Port 2nd Gen UltraIWide Band,  New Type-C Port
Colors Available Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink

iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Plus: Price in India

Storage Variant iPhone 15 iPhone 15 Plus
128GB Rs 79,990 Rs 89,900
256GB Rs 89,990 Rs 99,900
512GB Rs 1,09,900 Rs 1,19,900


5 Ways iPhone 15 is Worth Upgrading From iPhone 14

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

If you find it difficult to choose the right path here’s why you must consider upgrading your iPhone 14 or 14 Plus to the latest iPhone 15 or 15 Plus. If you need the short answer.

It is yes, you should absolutely upgrade from the iPhone 14 to iPhone 15. But that’s not what you are here for! So, here’s a breakdown of every upgrade on the iPhone 15/ 15 Plus over the last year’s iPhone 14 / 14 Plus.


iPhone 15 and 15 Plus- Display

This is the most notable change of them all which is visible from even a distance and can distinguish this year’s iPhone from last year’s iPhone (Or the last 3 Year’s iPhone).

The iPhone 15 line-up has adopted the Dynamic Island from last year’s iPhone 14 Pro models. It now has all the functionalities like checking quick scores, the progress of food delivery, and everything that Dynamic Island can do on iPhone 14 Pro.

The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus now also have much more improved brightness. In the normal high brightness mode it can go up to 1700nits of brightness. In sunlight mode, the displays on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus can go up to 2000nits of brightness which is the highest on any non-pro iPhone to date.


iPhone 15 and 15 Plus- Build

The new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come with a much more improved build than any other iPhone. 

The new iPhone 15 line-up comes with scampered edges and a much deeper colour infusion in its back. The standard iPhone 15 comes with the same textured matte finish which makes it feel more premium than the bunch.

The iPhone 15 also comes with a much better repairable build and as per Apple’s provided data it is now 100 per cent carbon neutral which is one step closer towards their dream of being 100 carbon neutral by 2030.


iPhone 15 and 15 Plus- Camera

This is where Apple has taken the biggest leap in terms of upgrades. The new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come with an improved 48MP sensor that was introduced with last year’s Pro models.

This new sensor opened up doors of more possibilities for the standard iPhone 15s. With the new 48MP sensor Apple was able to enable 2X lossless telephoto zoom on the main lens granting it capabilities of 3 lenses in just 2.

This also enables a new and improved Portrait mode on board. In the Automatic Portrait mode, the iPhone detects humans, dogs, or cats in the frame and enables the portrait mode on its own. In the portrait images taken on the iPhone 15 line-up, we can also disable or shift focus afterwards.

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus can also now take videos in 4K ProRes format making it much more flexible to polish it afterwards. The improved sensor-shift stabilization also helps take better videos in low-lit conditions.

HDR performance in the video and photos taken from the main camera is also improved with the introduction of a new and large 48MP sensor which has all-pixel focus technology.


iPhone 15 A16 Chip

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come with the upgraded A16 Bionic Chipset. According to the new policies Apple implemented one of the latest Pro models can get the latest and greatest offerings from Apple. Still, the A16  is last year’s Pro chip introduced in iPhone 14 Pro giving the iPhone 15 a significant boost over iPhone 14.

The newly introduced A16 Bionic on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus makes it much more capable to game on, and to squeeze more raw performance out of it. It can easily perform as a portable editing and gaming machine on the go.

The new chip also ensures upgrades for a much longer period. Providing constant and long-term upgrades is always been Apple’s stronghold which only improves with all new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus thanks to the new A16 Bionic Chip.


Phone 15 with a USB-C connector

The iPhone 15 lineup comes equipped with the first-ever Type-C port ever equipped on an iPhone. Using the Type-C port Apple enabled faster transfer speeds as well as reverse charging.

Yes, that’s right you can now charge your new AirPods Pro with Type C as well as your iPods using your iPhone 15 and 15 Plus via wired connections.

The iPhone 15 also comes equipped with an improved 2nd-generation Ultra-Wideband chip. This gives it the power to more accurate FineMy location finding and location sharing. This chip is now on the latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple’s iPhone 15 pro series.


While wrapping this up all we can conclude is iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are really capable machines and are huge upgrades in every aspect compared to iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. If you are looking forward to an upgrade, Apple is also giving a significant exchange bonus on iPhone 11 and above making it easier to take the next leap forward.