Although Apple and Samsung both make great smartphones, you may need clarification about which one to choose. Recently, Apple unveiled its iPhone 14 Pro, aiming to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S22+. Here is a comparison between the iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22+ so you can decide which is best for you.
There is a familiar design to the Apple iPhone 14 and the Samsung Galaxy S22. It’s especially evident in the iPhone 14, which looks virtually identical to its predecessor except for the colour options. The back of the device has a square camera module and flat sides. The notch remains, along with the lightning port. There are a few changes to the Galaxy S22+ compared to its predecessor. The Galaxy S22+, for example, has a glass back instead of plastic, and its camera island is colour-matched instead of blending into the image.
Compared to the iPhone 14, the Galaxy S22+ is shorter, thinner and lighter, ideal for people with small hands. Both devices are dust and water-resistant, along with their aluminium frame, according to IP68 standards. No matter which phone you choose, there are many different colours available.
Screen sizes vary between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro, which have 6.1-inch screens. In addition to 1170×2532 resolution and 1200 nits max brightness, the iPhone 14 supports Dolby Vision. Due to its 60 Hz refresh rate, the iPhone 14 is at a disadvantage regarding refreshing speed.
There are three screen sizes available in the Galaxy S22+ lineup: 6.1, 6.6, and 6.8 inches, respectively. The S22’s AMOLED panel has 1080 x 2340 pixels, an actual refresh rate of 120 Hz, and 1300 peak brightness with HDR10+ support. The Galaxy S22+, on the other hand, refreshes at 120 Hz to provide a smoother scrolling experience and dials it down to 48 Hz to conserve battery. As a result, if you’re streaming videos, taking photos or playing online slots NZ, the Galaxy S22+ may be a good choice for you, although the iPhone 14 is still very good.
As with the iPhone 13, many of the same technologies appear in the iPhone 14. While the 12 MP main sensor lacks a dedicated telephoto lens, it performs consistently and reliably, as iPhones have done for years. With the S22+, you can take better zoom shots with the 10 MP telephoto lens, featuring optical image stabilisation and 3x optical zoom.
Both devices take stunning daytime photos, but the Galaxy S22+ offers more vibrant colours and a more comprehensive range. However, there are complaints that Samsung phones often overprocess photos. With the iPhone, you can capture pets and other moving objects with a faster shutter speed and smoother video. Both devices handle low-light shots differently; the iPhone is darker but grainier, while the S22+ emits more noise but is brighter.
In terms of battery life, the iPhone 14 outperforms the Galaxy S22+. Samsung’s Galaxy S22+ has a smaller battery than its predecessor, with a capacity of 3,700 mAh. The Galaxy S22+’s smaller display and more efficient chipset were supposed to compensate for its reduced battery, but that has yet to work out, as the phone struggles to last a full day during heavy use.
On the other hand, Apple promises a video playback time of up to 23 hours and a playback time of up to 75 hours for audio. Because of this, the iPhone 14 is more reliable, and you will no doubt have any problem using it for a full day, even if you are heavily using it.
In terms of raw performance, the iPhone 14 flies way ahead of the Galaxy S22+ despite having an older chipset. Apple’s iPhone 14 is powered by last year’s A15 Bionic chip. With the new A16 Bionic chipset reserved for the more expensive Pro models, this is the first time the standard iPhone has yet to get Apple’s latest technology.
In real-life performance, however, the Galaxy S22+ outperforms the iPhone 14 thanks to its 120 Hz display, which offers a fast and fluid experience. Due to its 60 Hz panel, the iPhone 14 feels sluggish when scrolling and using the system. You’ll see a noticeable difference when you switch from 60 Hz or 90 Hz to 120 Hz.
Pre Installing iOS 16 on the iPhone 14 means you can immediately use that software update’s top features, including an updated lock screen, text message editing, and updated apps. At the end of the year, Galaxy S22+ owners will be able to use the latest version of Android due to the beta phase of Samsung’s One UI interface.
As far as software support is concerned, Samsung has made improvements. Samsung has promised four guaranteed software updates for its Galaxy S22+ phones and the fifth year of security updates. Typically, you can expect five years of iPhone updates, so the support gap is narrowing.
In terms of price, the iPhone 14 starts at £849 for a 128 GB model, increases to £959 for 256 GB, and reaches £1179 for 512 GB. Five primary colours are available this year: Blue, Purple, Midnight, Starlight, and Red, all varying in price. The price of the red model contributes to Apple’s charitable activities.
Currently, Samsung Galaxy S22+ models start at £769 for 128 GB and jump to £819 for 256 GB – though there are plenty of deals if you’re willing to sign up for a more extended contract. Additionally, there are a wide variety of colours available. Graphite, Violet, Cream, and Sky Blue are available exclusively on the Samsung website, while Phantom White, Phantom Black, Green and Rose Gold are found at all the usual offline and online retailers.
The question is, which phone should you choose? Personal preference ultimately determines which option is right for you. iPhone 14 offers little that inspires a purchase decision based on new features. Despite this, Apple devices have a longer battery life than Samsung devices.
With the Galaxy S22+, you get a well-rounded flagship with little to complain about regarding this product. If you choose an iPhone, we suggest you buy an older iPhone 13 that is currently more affordable, as it has almost the exact specifications and offers a better value than an iPhone 14.