How much faster is the new iPhone? iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13

How much faster is the new iPhone? iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 ...

The Apple iPhone 14 (and the iPhone 14 Plus when the model opens in October) isn''t new at all. Instead, Apple has switched to the A15 Bionic, which powered last year''s phones.

Apple is utilizing the A15 Bionic found on the iPhone 13 Pro in last year, meaning it is using a version of the A15 that includes a fifth GPU core. The A15, which is releasing the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, also has a four-core GPU.

Does this extra core make a difference? More than you might think. While our previous iPhone 14 Pro benchmarks show that the A16 Bionic equities supplying the iPhone 14 Pro models have the greatest performance gains, the iPhone 14 does not have the same number as the iPhone 13 in our testing, even if those two phones are using similar silicon.

Here''s a look at how the iPhone 14''s performance compares to the iPhone 13 from last year, and what these benchmarks mean if you''re considering an upgrade to one of Apple''s new phones.

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 benchmarks: Geekbench

Geekbench analyzes overall performance, and it is a useful tool to be able to compare performance between different phone models based on single- and multicore results. Using both single- and multicore results, you may get a sense of how one device performs in comparison.

PhoneProcessorGeekbench, single-coreGeekbench, multicore
iPhone 14A15 Bionic17274553
iPhone 13A15 Bionic16844192
iPhone 12A14 Bionic15933859
iPhone 11A13 Bionic13333251

The A15 version inside the device gives it a boost over the iPhone 13''s single- and multicore scores, respectively. Those are up 8% and 2% as the iPhone 13''s Geekbench results. So the iPhone 14 is faster, although it is not significant.

The iPhone 14 will be more impressive as you compare the iPhone 14 to older models. The new device has surpassed the A14-powered iPhone 12''s multicore Geekbench score of 3,859 by 18%. It''s also expected that the performance jump surpasses the iPhone 11 and its A13 chipset to a 40% increase. That''s going to delight anyone with an older iPhone.

Graphics testing for the iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13

The Wild Life Unlimited test by 3DMark gives us a good understanding of how a system-on-chip can handle graphics. Despite its own score, Wild Life Unlimited offers a number of frames per second. The better the phone is capable of handling graphically-demanding applications and games.

PhoneProcessor3DMark Wild Life Unlimited score3DMark Wild Life Unlimited frames per second
iPhone 14A15 Bionic11,53169
iPhone 13A15 Bionic9,37360
iPhone 12A14 Bionic8,55451

Again, the iPhone 14 has risen over the iPhone 13, with a 69 percent drop from the 60 percent of last year''s phone. We''ll highlight that 15% gain to the extra GPU core the iPhone''s A15 chip includes.

The numbers are similar to those of 2020''s iPhone 12. That older iPhone claimed a 51-ps score at the time, but was surpassed by the more modern iPhone 14. However, this test does not compare the iPhone 11''s performance, as our review of the phone precedes our adoption to Wild Life Unlimited for measuring graph performance.

Adobe Premiere Rush: iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 benchmarks

Adobe Premiere Rush is a virtual reality test we like to perform. This involves capturing a 4K video clip and sending it to 1080p, thereby confirming the outcome. This gives us a real sense of how fast a particular phone can handle a task.

PhoneProcessorAdobe Premiere Rush transcode time (Mins:Secs)
iPhone 14A15 Bionic0:28
iPhone 13A15 Bionic0:26
iPhone 12A14 Bionic0:26
iPhone 11A13 Bionic0:45

We''ve got a bit of a surprise as the iPhone 14 actually finished ahead of the iPhone 13, but it isn''t quite by much. Only two seconds break the two phones. That''s a slightly larger amount than the 17-second gap between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 11.

We''re not sure why the transcode times with the iPhone 14 are significantly slower over the previous year''s model. Apple''s phones have been reaching the 26-second mark for the past few update cycles, so it''s possible that the A Series chips have gone just about as far as they can go. Or maybe the app must be better optimized for iOS 16.

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 13 benchmarks: Outlook

If you were disappointed by the news that the iPhone 14 would utilize an A15 processor similar to the iPhone 13. We''ve been trained to anticipate new silicon for Apple phones every year, and the fact that the iPhone 14 Pro processor powers does nothing to alleviate those feelings of envy.

This A15 Bionic version of the iPhone 13 is not as impressive as the iPhone 14 Pro models can do, but it''s still an upgrade, even if it''s not enough of one to justify switching from an iPhone 13 to a new iPhone 14.

The reason for the iPhone 14 upgrade is that everyone who has the same phone for two or more years. Our statistics indicate a major increase in popularity for the iPhone 14 over the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11.

Apart from the other improvements Apple has included a better main camera in low-light situations and features, such as crash detection and the ability to send emergency alerts using satellites, and an upgrade to the iPhone 14 is a much easier call.