Apple iPhone SE vs Google Pixel

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
68.88 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 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
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)
5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP 53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 530

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

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
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
 

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), 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, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 41

UMTS

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
2770 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time

 
26.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
19.0 days (456 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
LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
110.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
13.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
Feb 12, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW4100 link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.0), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick switch adapter, In box promos and collateral

MSRP price

$ 499
$ 749
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