Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
67.85 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 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)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
2350 mAh

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)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
12 hours

LTE

13 hours
16 hours

Wi-Fi

13 hours
17 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 40

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Yes
Yes

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
 

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
0.94 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
 
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