Apple iPhone SE vs Apple iPhone 9 (SE 2)

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Display

Size

4.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
65.34 %

Peak brightness

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

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2650 MHz, Lightning and Thunder, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Apple-designed 4 core

RAM

2GB
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
1700 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

50.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

EIS, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
HDR, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP
7 MP

Features

HDR
HDR

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 0.31 inches (138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

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
 

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

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)

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
 

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
 

Body

1.17 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 499
 

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 21, 2016
 
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