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

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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
Refresh rate
 
60Hz
 
Screen-to-body
70.64 %
72.30 %
60.82 %
Peak brightness
 
855 cd/m2 (nit)
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 (14 nm)
Apple A9 APL0898
Processor
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
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 (996 min)
 
 
Stand-by time
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 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 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
3.99 oz (113.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
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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