Apple iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 3a

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
444 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
73.93 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

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)
5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches (151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Purple, White

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

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
USB Power Delivery

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 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
 

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, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

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
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
M3, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
Feb 25, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: A4RG020G link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

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
$ 399
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