Apple iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 3

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
442 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
77.36 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image 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: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 inches (145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Black, Pink, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 630

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
64 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)

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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
2915 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

50.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
Aug 31, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: A4RG013A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C 18W Power adapter, Pixel USB-C earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start Guide

MSRP price

$ 499
$ 799
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