Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 5s: three-way specs comparison


The rumors were true, Apple today announced a new 4-inch iPhone, the iPhone SE, which is combining the refreshed looks of the iPhone 5s with the undoubtedly spectacular hardware specs of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus.

Indeed, it's probably the most powerful 4-inch smartphone we've ever seen, and given its quite affordable price of $399, there will most probably be huge demand for the munchkin.

But how does it stacks against its predecessor and the slightly larger and newer iPhone 6s? As were also quite curious to compare them against one another, we devised a three-way specs comparison between the  Feel free to check out right below!

Apple iPhone SE vs Apple iPhone 6s vs Apple iPhone 5s

Display

Display size

4.0 inches
4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
326 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
65.71 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A7

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2 GB
2 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
1715 mAh
1570 mAh

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
50.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

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

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
$ 849
 

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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8 Comments

1. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Good job on the price of the se. Id probably have to get 32gb minimum making the phone 500 for me :(

4. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

you mean 64gb?

2. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

So what's the Ram on this? Dose not mentioned.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Although you don't deserve a reply I will do it: It is surely 2gb

5. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

PA can u give us info abt the RAM on iphone se??

6. Optimusryga

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 19, 2015

System memory section is where u see d ram size

7. gamerRO25

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 09, 2015

Whats interesting is that ths SE has the same cpu/gpu like the 6s but the 5s screen so that means less pixels to push so games should run better than on the 6s or at least 60fps.

8. CraftyBoyGT

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

HA! Apple was gonna get rid of the headphone jack in the rumors, but here it is. I guess they woke up and saw that it was a dumb idea.

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