Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: specs comparison


There is a new iPhone on the block and it's...  the 4-inch iPhone SE. Yes, Cupertino decided to update its smallest device lineup with a new handset, and boy, what a handset this is! Packing the hardware of the iPhone 6s in a body that is just as small as the iPhone 5s' one, the iPhone SE is undoubtedly the most advanced 4-inch handset we've seen to date.

But how does it stack up against the current hottest topic, the oh-so-trendy Galaxy S7? Oh, and while we are at it, why don't we include another notable Android device that is considered a munchkin, the Xperia Z5 Compact? Well, we just did that!

Here is how these fare against one another:

Display

Size

4.6 inches
5.1 inches
4.0 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.64 %
72.30 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 530
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
2GB

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh
1624 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

11.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.4 days (490 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours

Music playback

77.00 hours
55.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

8.33 hours
16.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265
 
 

Features

Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127 x 65 x 8.9 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
3.99 oz (113.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 699
$ 499

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