It’s nice to have quick access to these live events without swiping down in the notification center; just like the name, it’s just fun and interesting. It’s worth noting that not all apps work with Dynamic Island. YouTube Music works fine, Google Maps doesn’t. I expect this feature to feel a bit richer a year from now.
Next is the always-on display.It has always been a staple of Android phones year, but it’s finally an option on the iPhone now (if you want to!). Apple says it uses very little battery, as the screen runs at 1 Hz, which seems to be trackable. Put your phone upside down in your pocket or bag and the screen turns off, so you don’t need to worry about whether it’s draining your precious battery.
Speaking of the buttery-smooth 120-Hz screen, it’s brighter than ever. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s necessary since I’ve never found iPhone screens to lack brightness, but I’d say that at these extreme brightness levels, the iPhone 14 Pro maintains great color while some phones’ displays Screens tend to fade them out.
Unusually, these are the only two iPhones with the latest and greatest A16 Bionic processor (usually the entire lineup comes with the new chip). My benchmarks show that they are indeed among the fastest mobile chips out there, and this is reflected in every task, especially gaming.I played perfectly at 45 minutes Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm and Rocket League sweep With my BackBone One controller, the iPhone didn’t get very hot. But do you notice a huge difference in the A15 Bionic in your iPhone 13 or iPhone 14 every day? maybe not.
OK, time to talk about eSIM. In the US, all iPhone 14 models ship without a physical SIM card tray, which means you have to set up an eSIM to connect it to your carrier’s cellular network. The technology has been around for a while, but this is the first phone to ditch the physical SIM system entirely. I’ve never used an eSIM before and I found the process very easy. When I set up my iPhone 14 Pro, it asked me if I wanted to transfer my number from my iPhone 13 Pro. I said yes, and within minutes, my number was on the new phone. No small SIM tool required! I transferred the numbers to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max sequentially without any issues.
Until… I decided to transfer my number to an eSIM-enabled Android phone – the Google Pixel 6 Pro. I didn’t get very far because the Pixel just asked me to scan the carrier’s QR code, which I didn’t have. This inevitably means that if I want to transfer my number from my iPhone to the Pixel, I have to call my carrier. I don’t know if this should be easier than just inserting and removing a physical SIM. (You probably don’t switch to multiple different phones all the time, so this is more of a headache for me.) Yes, eSIM Yes safer. But here, it creates a lot of friction for those who don’t want to be stuck in the Apple ecosystem. I really hope this experience will get better over time as interoperability between devices improves.