Apple launched the new iPhone series back in September. And an exciting shift in this lineup is that the company has introduced iPhone 14 Plus, and retired the “mini” iPhone. And the iPhone 14 Plus has finally arrived here in Nepal too as the government has lifted the import ban on smartphones that cost above USD 300. So let’s go through the specs, features, availability, pre-order details, and official price of the iPhone 14 Plus in Nepal.
iPhone 14 Plus Overview:
Same old design
Apple released four smartphones in the iPhone 14 lineup, as it did last year: the 14 Pro Max, 14 Pro, 14 Plus, and vanilla 14. However, the iPhone 14 Plus is the only new size in the lineup, sporting a 6.7-inch screen for the first time in a non-pro model.
This is a Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2778 x 1284 pixels. It has a P3 color gamut and True Tone support and can reach 1200 nits of brightness. While we’ve heard rumors of a 90Hz smoothness, it’s clear now that Apple is sticking with its good ol’ 60Hz refresh rate. Anyways, you do get a flagship-grade Ceramic Shield protection on the front complemented with an oleophobic coating for fingerprint resistance.
The iPhone 14 Plus retains the bathtub-style notch of the iPhone 13. The chassis is made of aerospace-grade aluminum and comes in five different colors: Midnight, Purple, Starlight, (PRODUCT) RED, and Blue.
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While the display gets a minor upgrade, the iPhone 14 Plus gets important internal upgrades. To begin with, it is powered by the A15 Bionic chip. But it’s worth noting that this is the version with a 5-core GPU present in the 13 Pro duo. Contrary to this, a 4-core GPU is available in vanilla and mini phones. Thus, Apple claims that it will provide an 18% performance boost over last year’s non-pro models.
In terms of raw performance, the A15 Bionic remains ahead of the current best chip from MediaTek and Qualcomm. So we are sure that you will not be disappointed with the performance. Similarly, the 14 Plus is available in three storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
The A15 Bionic also supports 5G connectivity. And Apple dropped some major announcements regarding this. Beginning with the iPhone 14 Series, the US model will only support eSIM. And there will also be support for satellite connectivity.
According to Apple, satellite connectivity required the development of entirely new hardware and software to enable message transmission without the use of bulky antennas. This is, of course, an emergency feature that should not be used on a regular basis.
Before you can communicate, you must first locate the satellite single. The iPhone 14 Plus will direct you in the right direction until the satellite connection is established. However, Apple notes that this feature is only available outside with a “clear view of the sky.”
Even if there is no cellular connectivity, once the iPhone is connected to a satellite signal, you will be able to send a message or call an emergency service. You can also use FindMy to share your location with friends and family. This service is currently free for two years for iPhone 14 buyers and will be available in November for users in the United States and Canada.
As for the cameras, the iPhone 14 Plus still has a 12MP dual camera setup on the back. However, the main camera now uses a larger sensor and larger pixels (1.9µm, up from 1.7µm) and a brighter f/1.5 aperture. All this translates in a 49% increment in light capture compared to the iPhone 13.
There are also some new software features. The new iPhones bring deep integration of hardware and software with a feature called Photonic Engine, which improves photo performance in low-light conditions across all camera sensors. That is a 2x increase in the ultra-wide camera, a 2x increase in the front TrueDepth camera, and a 2.5X increase in the primary sensor.
In addition, for more stable videos, there is a new Action mode that eliminates the need for gimbals and supports capturing videos in Dolby Vision HDR. The maximum video recording resolution is [email protected]
Moreover, the selfie camera also sees some upgrades with a new TrueDepth camera and, for the first time, an autofocus feature. The hardware improvements result in 38% more light capture and improved low-light performance.
Finally, the iPhone 14 Plus battery is rated to deliver up to 26 hours of video playback, which Apple claims is the best battery on an iPhone ever. However, there is no upgrade to the charging department. That means you’ll still have to choose between 20W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and 7.5W Qi wireless charging.
iPhone 14 Plus Specifications:
- Display: 6.7‑inch (2778 × 1284 pixels) OLED, 458ppi, Super Retina XDR
- Chipset: Six-core A15 Bionic 64-bit processor, 16-core Neural Engine
- Storage: 128/256/512GB
- Operating System: iOS 16
- SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM), dual eSIM
- Back Camera: Dual:
– 12MP wide-angle f/1.5 primary camera, 7-elements lens, sensor-shift OIS, True Tone flash with Slow Sync, 4K Dolby Vision video recording at 60 fps, Cinematic video, Action Mode
– 12MP 120° Ultra Wide f/2.4 camera, 5-elements lens
- Front Camera: 12MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture, 1080p video recording, Retina Flash, 4K Dolby Vision HDR recording up to 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120 fps, Cinematic video
- Security: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition
- Connectivity: 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave) with 4 x 4 MIMO, Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO and LAA, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou
- Other features: Water and dust resistance (IP68), Stereo speakers
- Battery: Up to 26 hours of video playback, 7.5W Qi Wireless Charging, 15W MagSafe Wireless Charger (No adapter included in the box)
iPhone 14 Plus Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of the iPhone 14 Plus in Nepal starts at NPR 173,990 for the 128GB variant. You can pre-order it right now, whereas the phone will be available from the first week of January. Buying iPhone 14 series from official channels also gets you one year warranty on the phone, six months warranty on the battery, and one-time breakage insurance for one year. They are also automatically registered in MDMS.
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- Meanwhile, check out our review of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.