The next iPhone is coming soon and it will be a radically different device if you choose the high-end iPhone 14 Pro. The top-end model is expected to come with a new pill-shaped punch-hole display, a better camera and processor upgrade, and that will almost certainly happen later this year. For someone still using the iPhone X, the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro will be radically different. Launched in 2017, the $1000 iPhone X was instrumental in expanding what is now the premium smartphone market. If you’re considering an iPhone X to iPhone 14 Pro upgrade, you might be wondering: what exactly is the difference between the two models?
Here’s everything you need to know on how the iPhone 14 Pro compares to the iPhone X based on rumors so far.
iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro: Design
Launched five years ago, the iPhone X brought a fresh design language to its iPhone. In fact, the iPhone X still looks fresh with the 5.8-inch display that stretches from end to end; It covers the entire front, with just a thin and no home button. Newer iPhones still use the basic design template that the iPhone X introduced, including the notch that houses FaceID. The iPhone 12 had introduced a completely flat design along with the edges. Last year’s iPhone 13 didn’t really change the basic design, except for a smaller notch and a different camera arrangement.
But the iPhone 14 Pro could be a whole new device from a design standpoint. Both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will ditch the notch this year in favor of a new hole punch and pill-shaped cutout. Apparently the camera hump on the iPhone 14 Pro will be bigger to accommodate the new camera hardware. Just like the iPhone X, the iPhone 14 Pro will be IP68 waterproof, lack a headphone jack and have wireless charging capabilities. Sorry folks, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to keep the Lightning connector like the iPhone X.
iPhone X vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Ad
The iPhone X featured a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, and while the OLED display is super bright and colorful, the panel doesn’t come close to what you get on the iPhone Pro models. The iPhone 14 Pro may have a much brighter panel compared to last year’s model, but it will still have a 120Hz refresh rate and ProMotion display. Unlike the iPhone Pro models, the iPhone X’s display refreshes at 60 frames per second, or 60Hz.
iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro: Cameras
As is usual with new iPhones, cameras usually get upgraded features, and the iPhone 14 Pro will be no different. When the iPhone X launched, it was superior to competing Android smartphones in terms of camera system, with two 12-megapixel rear cameras – a wide-angle shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto lens with an f /2.4 aperture. While the iPhone X’s camera isn’t bad, it doesn’t come close to matching the iPhone Pro’s camera system, which not only has three lenses (a main camera, an ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a telephoto) but also excellent low-light capabilities and a LiDAR sensor. In the case of the iPhone 14 Pro, the high-end smartphone is expected to feature an upgraded 48MP camera sensor, up from 12MP on previous iPhones. Apple may also update the iPhone 14 series’ front-facing cameras. Rumor has it that Apple has chosen a supplier for its front camera to make a high-end lens.
iPhone X vs. iPhone 14 Pro: processor and battery
The A11 processor in the iPhone X is fast and should be able to run popular games and must-have apps for at least a year or two. But compared to the A16 chip used in the iPhone 14 Pro, the new processor will surely outperform the A11 both in benchmarks and in real-world use. And it’s hardly surprising. Teardowns revealed that the iPhone X came with 3GB of RAM; Similar teardowns have revealed 6GB of RAM on higher-priced iPhone Pro models.
Storage on base iPhone Pro models has finally grown beyond 64GB. To put it in perspective, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at 128GB for the base model. The iPhone Pro models can also connect to 5G, which the iPhone X cannot. At launch, the iPhone 14 Pro runs iOS 16, which is also supported on the iPhone X, but we can’t say if the latter model will receive future updates to iOS over the next year and beyond.
Although Apple doesn’t talk about battery sizes, the iPhone X had a 2,716 mAh battery. That helped the phone last over a day on a single charge. We don’t know much about the battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro, but after last year’s iPhone 13 Pro Max (the one with a 6.7-inch screen), this phone lasted much longer in our 4G web browsing battery test. Apple has added a new MagSafe feature to its new iPhone models, allowing you to attach compatible accessories with magnets. The iPhone X obviously doesn’t have the MagSafe feature.
iPhone X vs iPhone 14 Pro: Time to upgrade?
It’s been five years since the iPhone X debuted, and in all those years Apple has introduced many new features to the iPhone. If you’re considering switching to a new iPhone, wait until the iPhone 14 Pro launches in September or whenever Apple plans to hold its splashy hardware event later in the year. The iPhone 14 Pro will undoubtedly be superior to the iPhone X in every way. Will the iPhone 14 Pro cost more than the iPhone X? Absolutely. The iPhone Pro models are already priced at over $999, but newer iPhones could see a $100 price increase, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Expect the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro to be $1099 and $1199, respectively.