Apple iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 3a XL

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body

60.82 %
76.19 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 615

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)

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

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)
 

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
6.30 x 3.00 x 0.32 inches (160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

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

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)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

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

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1M USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

$ 499
$ 479
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