The long-awaited iPhone 14 series is now finally set to launch in Nepal. This is the direct result of the Nepal government’s decision to lift the ban on the import of mobile phones worth $300 and above.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus price in Nepal is Rs. 1,73,000 for the 128GB variant. The phone can be purchased at Apple-authorized retailers.
The iPhone 14 series was launched in September 2022 but the launch was delayed in Nepal due to the import ban. Now that the ban has been lifted, all of the phones from the iPhone 14 series will be launching next week in Nepal.
The iPhone 14 Plus shares the same design as the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13. However, it is bigger in size and comes with a larger battery and display. So, let’s look at the iPhone 14 Plus.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus Specifications
- Body: 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.80 mm, 203 g, IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins)
- SIM: Dual SIM (Physical Nano-SIM & eSIM or Dual eSIM support) [No physical SIM cards in US models, Dual Nano-SIM in Chinese models (no eSIM)]
- Display: 6.7‑inch, 1284 x 2778 pixels (~458 ppi density), Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 800nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak, HDR), 19.5:9 ratio, True-tone
- Protection: Ceramic Shield glass, oleophobic coating
- Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
- CPU: Hexa-core (2×3.23 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)
- GPU: Apple GPU (5-core graphics)
- Memory: 6GB RAM 128GB/256GB/512GB, NVMe
- OS: iOS 16
- Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.9µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS (IBIS)
- Front Camera: 12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery, MagSafe wireless charging 15W, Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
- USB: Lightning, USB 2.0
- Misc: Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Ultra Wideband support (Not available in Nepal)
- Colors: Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Blue, Red
Apple iPhone 14 Plus Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,73,990 (128GB) | Rs. 1,92,990 (256GB) | Rs. 2,29,990 (512GB)
Apple iPhone 14 Plus Overview
The iPhone 14 Plus is basically a bigger brother of the iPhone 14. And technically, the new iPhone 14 Plus is 14.1mm longer, 6.6mm wider, and 25g heavier than the iPhone 14. Other than these minor differences, the design of the iPhone 14 is identical to the iPhone 14.
It has that same flat design that Apple has stuck with since the iPhone 12 series. The iPhone 14 Plus has an aluminum frame holding the back glass and the Ceramic Shield front glass. The phone is IP68-rated, which means it can withstand dust and water for up to six meters for 30 minutes.
Internally, Apple has made significant changes to the iPhone 14 Plus to make it easier to repair. This is in response to users who have complained about the difficulty of repairing iPhones in the past. The changes in the iPhone 14 Plus should make repairs easier, cheaper, and more accessible.
The color options for the iPhone 14 Plus are also the same as the iPhone 14. The 14 Plus comes in five different colors: midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED. Out of them, the blue one comes in a new shade, while the purple is a whole new color.
iPhone 14 Plus has a bigger 6.7-inch OLED display with 458 PPI density. The display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
Furthermore, the iPhone 14 Plus’s display uses True Tone technology to adjust the color temperature based on ambient lighting to make it appear more natural.
The display has a rated 800 nits of typical max brightness and 1200 nits peak HDR brightness. These are the exact specs the display of the iPhone 13 offers.
Major features differentiating the display on the iPhone 14 Plus from the Pro variants are the lack of Apple’s ProMotion 120Hz display, up to 2000 nits of outdoor peak brightness, and the Always-On display feature.
The Pro models get the latest and greatest Apple A16 Bionic chip. The vanilla iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus, on the other hand, had to settle for the older — yet still very powerful — A15 Bionic chip.
The A15 Bionic has six CPU cores with two performance and four power-efficiency cores. The graphics performance is improved on the iPhone 14 as the A15 chip used in this device employs five GPU cores, one more than on the iPhone 13.
You can get the iPhone 14 Plus in three different memory options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
This year, Apple made headlines when it completely removed the physical SIM card slot from the iPhone 14 series in the US, replacing it with dual eSIM support.
However, international versions of the iPhone 14 Plus still have a physical SIM card slot, as well as support for eSIM technology. As before, Chinese models do not support eSIM, instead offering support for two physical SIM cards.
There is also the crash detection feature. The new dual-core accelerometer can detect G-force measurements of up to 256Gs and the existing barometer can now detect cabin pressure changes.
Using these two sensors along with a new high dynamic range gyroscope, GPS, and microphone, the iPhone 14 Plus lineup can detect a severe car crash and automatically dial emergency services.
There is also a new Emergency SOS via satellite feature that allows emergency messaging when no Wi-Fi or cellular service is available, but the feature is not available in Nepal.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus both have a dual-camera system. The 12MP ultrawide camera, which has a 120° field of view and f/2.4 aperture, is the same as last year’s model. The main and front cameras, however, have been updated.
Still 12MP, but the main camera has a wider f/1.5 aperture, a larger 1/1.7″ sensor, and larger 1.9µm pixels. The 12MP front camera (TrueDepth camera) has a faster f/1.9 aperture and, for the first time, features phase detection autofocus (PDAF), which provides better focusing.
Moreover, Apple introduced a new image processing technology called Photonic Engine with the iPhone 14 series. The Photonic Engine is an improvement to Deep Fusion.
Photonic Engine is Apple’s new HDR stacking technology that “improves mid- to low-light performance for photos across all cameras: up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and an impressive 2.5x on the new Main camera when compared to iPhone 13.”
Furthermore, the True Tone flash is 10 percent brighter and has better uniformity, Cinematic mode now supports 4K video at 30 fps and 24 fps, and there is a new advanced stabilization mode called action mode.
Battery and OS
iPhone 14 Plus has a bigger 4325mAh battery. Apple says the battery provides up to 26 hours of video playback and up to 100 hours of audio playback.
Apple does not officially mention the fast charging capability of the iPhones in wattage, but it does mention that using a 20W adapter or higher (available separately) can charge the battery up to 50% in around 30 minutes.
The phone also supports 15W MagSafe wireless charging and 7.5W Qi wireless charging, and it runs on iOS 16 out of the box.
Apple iPhone 14 Plus Price in Nepal and Availability
The Apple iPhone 14 Plus price in Nepal is Rs. 1,73,990 for the 128GB variant. The phone can be purchased at Apple-authorized retailers.
Currently, it is listed for pre-order and will be available for direct purchase from January 1, 2023.
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The Apple iPhone 14 Plus is basically an iPhone 14 with a bigger display and bigger battery. Externally, the phone looks the same as last year with its boxy glass design and metal frame.
All the other hardware remains the same as the iPhone 14. So, if you want an iPhone 14 that can last longer, iPhone 14 Plus is the way to go.
What are your thoughts on the new iPhone 14 Plus? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Also, watch our pick of the best mobile phones under 30000 in Nepal.