Apple iPhone 5s vs Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone SE

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

60.82 %
65.34 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness:

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

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A7
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor:

Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR G6430
Apple 3-core GPU
PowerVR GT7600

RAM:

1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR4
2GB

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
256GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1570 mAh
1821 mAh
1624 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 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

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 MP
7 MP (HDR)
1.2 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
3.99 oz (113.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Lightning
Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4
M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2017
Mar 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

BCG-E2642A
BCG-E3174A
BCG-E3042A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Body:

1.18 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
$ 499

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 10, 2013
Sep 12, 2017
Mar 21, 2016
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