iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro: Everything that’s different and buyer’s guide

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iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are Apple’s latest and greatest devices. While the iPhone 15 Pro is naturally more feature-rich and powerful, it may be overkill for many. And the iPhone 15 has gained pro features of its own this year like the Dynamic Island, 48MP main camera, and more. Follow along for a deep dive into the iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro for all the differences and advice on which to buy for yourself or someone else.

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro

Screen sizes and design

The iPhone 14 lineup was the first time Apple launched the exact same display sizes across the standard Pro devices. That continues for the iPhone 15 lineup with 6.1 inches for the 15 and 15 Pro displays and 6.7-inches for the 15 Plus and 15 Pro Max.

A big change for the more affordable 15 and 15 Plus this time around is getting the Dynamic Island which was a Pro exclusive. And the screen brightness is now the same across all iPhone 15 models.

However, the 15 Pro and Pro Max still keep exclusivity for Always-On and ProMotion. Here’s the full look at the display specs for iPhone 15 vs iPhone 15 Pro:

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxSize6.1-inches6.7-inches6.1-inches6.7-inchesResolution2556 x 1179 pixels2796 x 1290 pixels2556 x 1179 pixels2796 x 1290 pixelsPPI460 ppi460 ppi460 ppi460 ppiSuper Retina XDR OLED✅✅✅✅Dynamic Island✅✅✅✅ProMotion – adaptive refresh up to 120Hz❌❌✅✅Always-On display❌❌✅✅Typical brightness1000 nits max1000 nits max1000 nits max1000 nits maxHDR brightness1600 nits max1600 nits max1600 nits max1600 nits maxOutdoor brightness2000 nits max2000 nits max2000 nits max2000 nits maxTrue Tone✅✅✅✅Haptic Touch✅✅✅✅Wide color (P3)✅✅✅✅

While the displays have reached parity for the iPhone 15 lineup when it comes to specs like resolution and brightness, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max do have slimmer bezels.

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro/Pro Max bezels

Size, weight, design

Overall, the design of iPhone 15 and 15 Pro remains very similar to the 14 and 14 Pro, but Apple has given the 15 lineup more rounded edges for a more comfortable feel.

And for the first time, Apple has used titanium for iPhone with the 15 Pro and Pro Max. That means new brushed finishes, high strength and durability, and lighter devices too.

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro design

The other major update for the 15 Pro and Pro Max is the change of the side switch to the new Action Button that offers customization.

For size, weight, and materials, here’s iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro:

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxHeight5.81-inches (147.6 mm)6.33-inches
(160.9 mm)5.77-inches (146.6 mm)6.29-inches (159.9 mm)Width2.82-inches
(71.6 mm)3.06-inches (77.8 mm)2.78-inches (70.6 mm)3.02-inches (76.7 mm)Thickness0.31-inches (7.80 mm)0.31-inches
(7.80 mm)0.32-inches
(8.25 mm)0.32-inches
(8.25 mm)Weight6.02-ounces 
(171 grams)7.09-ounces
(201 grams)6.60-ounces
(187 grams)7.81-ounces
(221 grams)DurabilityIP68 (splash, dust, 6 meters of water up to 30 minutesIP68 (splash, dust, 6 meters of water up to 30 minutesIP68 (splash, dust, 6 meters of water up to 30 minutesIP68 (splash, dust, 6 meters of water up to 30 minutesCeramic Shield front✅✅✅✅Back materialColor-infused glassColor-infused glassTextured matte glassTextured matte glassEdgesAerospace-grade AluminumAerospace-grade AluminumAerospace-grade TitaniumAerospace-grade Titanium

Because the 15 Pro and Pro Max have slimmer bezels than the 15 and 15 Plus, the Pro models are ever-so-slightly more compact.

Of course, the new iPhones also come in new colors, we’ll get into that in detail below. And here are some great case options to protect iPhone 15:

Performance – A17 Pro vs A16 Bionic

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro performance

This marks the second year that Apple is putting the latest A-series chip in the Pro models and giving last year’s chip to the standard models.

Year-over-year performance improvements are becoming more minor but Apple says the A17 Pro is the “fastest mobile CPU.”

Here’s a breakdown of the iPhone 15 vs iPhone 15 Pro chip specs: 

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxSoCA16 BionicA16 BionicA17 ProA17 ProCPU6-core: 2 performance + 4 efficiency6-core: 2 performance + 4 efficiency6-core: 2 performance + 4 efficiency6-core: 2 performance + 4 efficiencyGPU5-core5-core6-core6-coreNeural Engine16-core16-core16-core16-coreRAM6GB6GB8GB8GB

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro performance A17 Pro

In real-world use, both the A16 Bionic and A17 Pro are more than powerful enough for almost everyone. But here are a couple more A17 Pro stats:

Up to 20% faster GPU than A16 Bionic (with AV1 decoding, Pro Display engine, ProRes codec, hardware-accelerated ray tracing)

Up to 10% faster high-performance CPU cores than A16 Bionic

Up to 2x faster neural engine, up to 35 trillion operations per second

And game developers like CAPCOM say the new A17 Pro GPU has made it possible for console-exclusive games like Resident Evil 4 to come to iPhone.

Battery life

iPhone 15 battery specs life

When it comes to battery life, the iPhone 15 lineup has the same ratings as the iPhone 14 devices. We’ll have to wait and see how real-world results compare but here are Apple’s ratings for video and audio playback:

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxVideo playback20 hours26 hours23 hours29 hoursAudio playback80 hours100 hours75 hours95 hours

For how that compares to iPhone 13 and 12 and more details, check out our full post on iPhone 15 battery life:

Cameras

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro cameras

Rear cameras

Some of the main new features Apple highlighted for the iPhone 15, and specifically the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are the new camera system capabilities.

All the iPhone 15 devices come with a 48MP main rear camera, next-gen portrait with Focus and Depth Control, Smart HDR 5, and more.

But the 15 Pro and Pro Max stand out with the most powerful camera systems. And in a change this year, the 15 Pro Max gets the most capable camera with the telephoto lens getting a 5x optical zoom (3x for 15 Pro like the 14 Pro).

The 15 Pro and Pro Max main cameras also have more powerful sensors even though all iPhone 15 devices have 48MP sensors. And all the new models support shooting 24 and 48MP “super-high-resolution photos.”

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxMain lens48MP, ƒ/1.6 aperture48MP, ƒ/1.6 aperture48MP, ƒ/1.78 aperture48MP, ƒ/1.78 apertureMain lens sensor2 µm quad pixel2 µm quad pixel2.44 µm quad pixel2.44 µm quad pixelMain lens focal length26 mm26 mm24, 28, 35 mm24, 28, 35 mmUltra Wide lens12MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture12MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture12MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture12MP, ƒ/2.2 apertureTelephoto lens❌❌12MP, ƒ/2.8 aperture12MP, ƒ/2.8 apertureStabilizationSensor-shift optical image stabilizationSensor-shift optical image stabilization2nd-gen sensor-shift optical image stabilization2nd-gen sensor-shift optical image stabilizationOptical zoom0.5x, 1x, and 2×0.5x, 1x, and 2×0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3×0.5x, 1x, 2x, 5xDigital zoomUp to 10xUp to 10xUp to 15xUp to 25xFlashTrue Tone flashTrue Tone flashAdaptive True Tone FlashAdaptive True Tone FlashPhotonic Engine✅✅✅✅Deep Fusion✅✅✅✅Smart HDR 5✅✅✅✅Next-gen portraits with Focus and Depth Control✅✅✅✅Portrait Lighting with six effects✅✅✅✅Night mode✅✅✅✅Night mode portraits❌❌✅✅Photographic Styles✅✅✅✅Macro photography❌❌✅✅Apple ProRAW❌❌✅✅

More new features for the Pro models include the option to quickly change (and set a default) for different focal lengths for the main camera – 24, 28, and 35 mm.

And capabilities like macro photography and Apple ProRAW support remain exclusive for the Pro models.

Video recording

Video recording

While improvements in still photography are more plentiful, there are some improvements in videography for the iPhone 15 Pro devices.

USB-C 3 support on the Pro models means the ability to shoot ProRes directly to external drives – now at 4K60.

And there’s now support for log video recording, the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), plus the ability to capture Spatial video that can be viewed on Apple Vision Pro.

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro Max4K recording✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps1080p recording✅ – at 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 25, 30, or 60 fpsCinematic mode✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fpsAction mode✅✅✅✅HDR/Dolby Vision recording✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fpsProRes recording❌❌✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps with external recording✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps with external recordingLog video recording❌❌✅✅Academy Color Encoding System❌❌✅✅Macro video recording❌❌✅✅Spatial video recording❌❌✅✅Slo-mo recording✅ –1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse with stabilization✅✅✅✅Night mode Time-lapse✅✅✅✅QuickTake video✅✅✅✅StabilizationSensor-shift optical image stabilization for videoSensor-shift optical image stabilization for video2nd-gen sensor-shift optical image stabilization for video2nd-gen sensor-shift optical image stabilization for videoAudio zoom✅✅✅✅Stereo recording✅✅✅✅

Selfie camera

Apple’s TrueDepth front camera on the iPhone 15 devices gets a range of upgrades found on the main rear camera. Really the only feature missing from the iPhone 15 is ProRes support.

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxTrueDepth front camera12MP, ƒ/1.9 aperture12MP, ƒ/1.9 aperture12MP, ƒ/1.9 aperture12MP, ƒ/1.9 apertureRetina Flash✅✅✅✅Photonic Engine✅✅✅✅Deep Fusion✅✅✅✅Smart HDR 5 for photos✅✅✅✅Next-gen portraits with Focus and Depth Control✅✅✅✅Portrait Lighting with six effects✅✅✅✅Animoji and Memoji✅✅✅✅Night mode✅✅✅✅Photographic Styles✅✅✅✅4K recording✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps✅ – at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fpsCinematic mode✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 30 fpsHDR/Dolby Vision recording✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fpsProRes recording❌❌✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps with external recording✅ – up to 4K HDR at 60 fps with external recordingSlo-mo recording✅ –1080p at 120 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fps✅ –1080p at 120 fpsQuickTake video✅✅✅✅Cinematic video stabilization✅ – for 4K, 1080p, 720p✅ – for 4K, 1080p, 720p✅ – for 4K, 1080p, 720p✅ – for 4K, 1080p, 720p

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro I/O

The major change for iPhone 15 I/O is the switch from Lightning to USB-C. All four models feature the universal connector, but the Pro and Pro Max offer much faster transfer speeds with USB 3 support at up to 10Gbps.

USB 3 on the Pro models enables some neat new capabilities like shooting video straight to an external SSD and more.

More differences between the iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro include WiFi and Thread.

iPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro MaxUSB-C✅ – USB 2 up to 480Mbps✅ – USB 2 up to 480Mbps✅ – USB 3 up to 10Gbps✅ – USB 3 up to 10GbpsWiFi666E6EBluetooth5.35.35.35.3UWB Gen 2✅✅✅✅NFC with reader mode✅✅✅✅Thread❌❌✅✅CellularGSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPAGSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPAGSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPAGSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA5GSub-6 GHz and mmWave with 4×4 MIMOSub-6 GHz and mmWave with 4×4 MIMOSub-6 GHz and mmWave with 4×4 MIMOSub-6 GHz and mmWave with 4×4 MIMOGPSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDouGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDouPrecision dual-frequency GPS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, and NavIC)Precision dual-frequency GPS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, and NavIC)Audio playbackSpatial audio/Dolby AtmosSpatial audio/Dolby AtmosSpatial audio/Dolby AtmosSpatial audio/Dolby AtmosVideo playbackHDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLGHDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLGHDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLGHDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLGSIMDual eSIM in US – physical included for most other countriesDual eSIM in US – physical included for most other countriesDual eSIM in US – physical included for most other countriesDual eSIM in US – physical included for most other countriesMagSafe✅✅✅✅Qi and Qi2YesYesYesYes

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro colors

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro colors 1

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus come in these five colors:

Black

Blue

Green

Yellow

Pink

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro colors 2

And iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are available in:

Natural titanium

Blue titanium

White titanium

Black titanium

Storage and pricing

iPhone 15/15 Plus comes in these storage options:

128GB – $799 / $899

256GB – $899 / $999

512GB – $1,099 / $1,199

iPhone 15 Pro/15 Pro Max comes in:

128GB – $999 (only 15 Pro available in 128GB)

256GB – $1,099 / $1,199

512GB – $1,299 / $1,399

1TB – $1,499 / $1,599

What’s in the box?

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro what's in box

All of the iPhone 15 devices just come with the iPhone and a USB-C cable in the box.

If you need a power adapter, go with at least a 20W so you get fast charging for your iPhone. Good options include:

iPhone 15 vs 15 Pro: Which should you buy?

All of the new iPhones are powerful and capable devices, but which one is best for you will come down to how you want to use your iPhone and what features you see as meaningful.

Reasons to buy iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max

Most powerful and capable cameras for photos and video

Titanium build with very slim bezels

USB-C with 10Gbps speeds, WiFi 6E support

Fastest chip, most powerful GPU for mobile gaming

Always-On display and ProMotion refresh rates up to 120Hz

Storage up to 1TB

Reasons to buy iPhone 15 or 15 Plus

If the six features above aren’t compelling for you, save some money and grab the iPhone 15, which includes great new cameras, USB-C, the Dynamic Island, A16 chip, and more

And if USB-C isn’t that important to you, you could also consider grabbing an iPhone 14 Pro or 14 if you currently have an iPhone 13 or older (14 Pro is no longer available at Apple, but can be found elsewhere)

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