Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
85.24 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
25 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

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), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
25 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)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
107 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

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; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Yes
USB 2.0

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, ANT+, 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, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

50.00 hours
92.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 21, 2016
Feb 11, 2019

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA505F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
0.34 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet

 
1.07 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
$ 350
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