Apple iPhone SE vs Sony Xperia X Compact

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
4.6 inches

Resolution

640 x 1136 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
319 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

60.82 %
69.53 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

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
23 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
CMOS image sensor, 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; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle

Design

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.5 mm)

Weight

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 8956

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 510

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
21.2 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

1624 mAh
2700 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

 
11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
29.6 days (710 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
14.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
 

LTE

13 hours
 

Wi-Fi

13 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
65.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
10.80 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, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 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), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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
 

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, 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, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA, 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
Jan 31, 2017

FCC ID value: BCG-E3042A link
FCC ID value: PY7-14784Z link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.16 W/kg
0.66 W/kg

Body

1.17 W/kg
0.72 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.15 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.17 W/kg
0.97 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 499
 
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