Apple iPhone SE vs Apple iPhone 12

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Display

Size

4.0 inches
5.4 inches

Resolution

1136 x 640 pixels,
326 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels,
477 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Yes

RAM

2GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
 

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Stand-by time (hours)

240 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
64 MP

Specifications

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

Fourth camera

 
ToF 3D depth sensing

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP (HDR)
12 MP

Design

Dimensions

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 6.5 oz (184 g)
 

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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+)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 499
 
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