Apple iPhone 4 vs Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone SE (2020)

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Display

Size:

3.5 inches
3.5 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
960 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

55.77 %
55.27 %
65.34 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

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

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A4
Apple A5
Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Hexa-core, 2650 MHz, Lightning and Thunder, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX 543MP2
Apple-designed 4 core

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB DDR2
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5, 4.x)
iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6.x, 5.1, 5)
iOS (14.x, 13.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1420 mAh
1821 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.8; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling
EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.50 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (114.3 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)

Weight:

4.83 oz (137.0 g)
4.94 oz (140.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White
Black, White, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

Proprietary, USB 2.0
Proprietary, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync
Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2380A link
BCG-E2430A link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.17 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1900 MHz

Body:

0.43 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399

In The Box:

Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 07, 2010
Oct 04, 2011
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