Apple iPhone 4s vs Apple iPhone SE

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Display

Display size

3.5 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

640 x 960 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

55.27 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

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

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 35.00 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Dual-core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR SGX 543MP2
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

0.5 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

 
1624 mAh

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
 

Stand-by time

8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

8.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
13 hours

Wi-Fi

 
13 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

Proprietary
Lightning

Features

USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T4

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 04, 2011
Mar 21, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E2430A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.18 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Measured in

1900 MHz
 

Body

1.15 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Measured in

850 MHz
 

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.17 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

 
$ 499
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