Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Apple iPhone SE

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density

312 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.22 %
60.82 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5433
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB, not expandable

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

1860 mAh
1624 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight

4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 499
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