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March 21, 2016

How does the SE stack up to the rest of the iPhone line?

by John_A

The iPhone SE is the newest member of Apple’s smartphone line, with a smaller size that makes it more pocket-friendly than either the 6s or 6s Plus. But, while the SE boasts a diminutive frame and familiar design, is that enough to make you choose it over its bigger siblings? Though you’ll have to wait for our review for the ultimate verdict, we can at least compare the specs side by side to see how the SE stacks up on paper.

iPhone SE
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
Pricing
$399, $499 (off-contract)
$199, $299, $399 (on contract); $649, $749, $849 (off-contract)
$299, $399, $499 (on contract); $749, $849, $949 (off-contract)
Known Dimensions
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches)
Weight
113g (3.99 ounces)
143g (5.04 ounces)
192g (6.77 ounces)
Screen size
4 inches (101.6mm)
4.7 inches (119.38mm)
5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen resolution
1,136 x 640 (326ppi)
1,334 x 750 (326ppi)
1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
Screen type
IPS LCD, Retina HD
IPS LCD, Retina HD
IPS LCD, Retina HD
Battery
NA
1,715mAh
2,750mAh
Internal storage
16 / 64GB
16 / 64 / 128GB
16 / 64 / 128GB
External storage
None
None
None
Rear camera
12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size
12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size
12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size
Front-facing cam
1.2MP FaceTime HD, f/2.4
5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2
5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2
Video capture
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
4K at 30fps
NFC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2
SoC
Apple A9
Apple A9
Apple A9
CPU
1.8GHz dual-core
1.8GHz dual-core
1.8GHz dual-core
GPU
PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR GT7600
PowerVR GT7600
RAM
NA (rumored 1GB)
2GB
2GB
WiFi
Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system
iOS 9
iOS 9
iOS 9
Standout features
2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash
3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash
3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash

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