How to tell iPhone 14 from iPhone 13

iPhone 13

If placed side by side iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 screens up, it will be impossible to distinguish smartphones from each other. But maybe you can do it on the back? However, here we are also in for a bit of a disappointment. The location of all elements is absolutely the same: cameras, microphones, company logo. Everything is exactly the same. It turns out that in addition to almost the same hardware, smartphones can be distinguished from each other only by the picture on the box? Fortunately, this is not the case. They have distinctive features, knowing which, it will be quite easy to understand what kind of model is in front of you.

A few years ago, when the iPhone SE was still popular, many buyers were faced with what they were being sold iPhone 5S with case from SE. So that you do not have such problems when buying, we have collected especially for you the main differences between iPhone 14 and iPhone 13.

Model number – iPhone

The easiest way to check which smartphone is in front of you is to check model number in settings. For this you need:

  • Open settings.
  • Go to the “Basic” section.
  • Select “About this device”.
  • Click on the “Model Number” item to display a short number of one letter and four numbers.

If in front of you iPhone 13then you will see the following numbers:

  • A2482.
  • A2631.
  • A2633.
  • A2634.
  • A2635.

The iPhone 14 will have the following model numbers:

  • A2649.
  • A2881.
  • A2882.
  • A2883.
  • A2884.

However, there is another way to determine what kind of smartphone is in front of you. In models iPhone 14 intended for the US market, there is no slot for SIM cards. If the smartphone in question does not have a slot, then you definitely have an iPhone 14.

iPhone 14 – colors

Since outwardly the devices are completely identical to each other and the arrangement of elements is also the same for them, the only way to distinguish them simply by eye is the coloring. Fortunately, Apple has changed almost all colors from generation to generation. The changes are not fundamental, but still:

  • iPhone 14: black, white, red, purple and blue.
  • iPhone 13: black, white, red, pink, blue and green.

Note that green is exclusive to last year’s model. Black and white look exactly the same on both smartphones. The red color of the iPhone 14 is closer to coral. At the same time, the purple iPhone 14 will be quite different from the pink iPhone 13, and the blue iPhone 14 from the blue iPhone 13. But it should be noted right away that the case is far from an indicator of which smartphone you are buying. The Chinese do not stand still and have learned to produce ideal replicas of original cases. Such that even professionals will not always be able to distinguish the substitution.

iPhone 14 – Camera

However, one of the most significant moments will be camera features that appeared in the iPhone 14. Firstly, all smartphones of the new line support video recording in “Cinema effect” in 4K resolution 24 fps and 4K 30 fps. To check this, do the following:

  • Open settings.
  • Go to the “Camera” section.
  • In the item “Cinema effect” there should be a switch for shooting modes.

If you have an iPhone 14 in front of you, then there will be three different options for available resolutions. In turn, the iPhone 13 can only shoot in film effect mode in Full HD. There will be no 4K.

But there’s another camera feature on the iPhone 14 that wasn’t available on previous models. This is the action mode. To check if it exists, do the following:

  • Open the settings and go to the “Camera” section.
  • In the “Video recording” section, check the “Low light action mode” switch.
  • Start the camera.
  • Switch to video recording.
  • In the upper left corner of the screen, next to the flash activation icon, there should be an additional switch with a running man. This is the action mode activation button.

If all these parameters are in the smartphone, then we can safely say that this is the iPhone 14.

What version of iOS on iPhone 14

This, of course, is a rather controversial point, but, nevertheless, in some situations it may turn out to be indicative. Smartphones from the new line come exclusively with iOS 16 and later. While the iPhone 13 may be on one of the versions of iOS 15. To determine the version of the software that is installed on the smartphone, do the following:

  • Open settings.
  • Go to the “Basic” section.
  • Click “About this device”.
  • Check the version of the system that is installed on the iPhone in question.

Unfortunately, it is not a problem to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS. If someone deliberately tries Give iPhone 13 for 14then, most likely, he will insure and will update the device to iOS 16.

In order not to run into a fake, try not to buy an iPhone in unverified places. Take only where you are sure that you will not be deceived. Remember that a very low price is often a clear scam. Free cheese only happens in a mousetrap. Convert any price into dollars and analyze the real value of what you are being sold.

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