Apple iPhone SE size comparison: here's how the 4-inch munchkin fares against its rivals

The murmur was true - Apple today announced a new 4-inch smartphone after a two-and-a-half year break. The Apple iPhone SE is official and here to please the crowd that simply loves smaller-sized devices, like all pre-iPhone 6 ones that made Apple a domineering force in the industry.


With a display size of 4 inches, the iPhone SE is a munchkin when you put it next to the current crop of smartphones. Indeed, we struggled to think of any sub 4.5, let alone a 4-inch device that arrived in the past couple of years. The last noteworthy one was probably the iPhone 5s, which can be considered the direct predecessor of the iPhone SE.

So, how does the new small iPhone stack up against its rivals in terms of size and size only? Let us find out together!

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches

127 x 65 x 8.9 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches

127 x 65 x 8.9 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015)

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015)

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

HTC One A9

HTC One A9

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches

145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015)

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015)

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

HTC One A9

HTC One A9

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches

145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Related phones

iPhone SE
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Better then their flagship. This phone is awesome

4. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

better than their flagship isnt saying much.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

6s plus eats the se for lunch.

20. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

spoken like a true thrifty, budget concious androboy. just buy a flip phone, they give those away for free

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I own the iPhone 6s plus that's why I said that lol. Before you attack someone you might want to check the phones they own. Smh because you're a dumbass.

17. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

They just put A9 and 12MP into 5s.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not really small because the bezels look like a ffreaking airplane runway

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Haha xD

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I usually hate huge bezels but this phone would be way to small if it was compact and lacking the airplane runway. How would you ever hold onto such a small device. P.S. what you said was funny but those bezels serve a purpose.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

People held phones smaller than this just fine for years.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah and those phones were prone to being dropped and had small batteries.

15. raky_b

Posts: 414; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

well, they must put camera somewhere, plus mics, sensors...try to measure that part on top of screen (and under) on diferent phones, and you will se it is similar on this one, just as on 6S plus or Sammy's flagships....just screen to body is different because of screen dimensions.

3. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So with a 4" display it is almost as big as big as the xperia compact with a 4.6" display? Thats terrible.

22. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

That's the innovative 'UltraBezel' tech.

23. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

It's a stretched out 4S. What do you expect?

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This is nothing more than a recycled pile of parts. A 5s body with 6 month old 6s internals. You'd think an almost trillion dollar company could actually come up with a new design instead of this incredibly lazy effort. Innovation my a$$...

7. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Smart move, more and more kids have smartphones now a days. Unless kids wanna have huge screens, this phone will probably sell well.

8. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

I'm really happy that they made a 4 inch phone again. Hopefully this makes other manufacturers follow to create a wider catalogue of different sizes for consumers. I really think 4", 4.7" and 5.5 are almost perfect sizes. Don't compromise on specs and features OEM's.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Smaller than the smallest avalable super phone...

10. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn that bezel is HUUUUUUUUUGE :O

11. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Im gonna compare my moms 5s to my Nexus 6. lol

14. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I lost respect for Apple with this. Their loyal customers deserves more than any other followers. Patience is not rewarding when it comes to Apple, instead more money is looted with their remaining or returned unused 5/5S chassis. C'mon its 2 yrs since 5S and still same design with those ugly bezels. Where the hell is innovation they say they are the best at...

19. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

the 5s was the sexiest phone ever, it felt like you were holding a silver or gold ingot in your hand, this seems to look like it

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