iPhone 6s Plus vs iPhone SE

Big screen star or pocket friendly option?

If you’re considering a choice between iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE, then the biggest factor is going to be size – followed by price. iPhone 6 Plus boasts one of the largest screens in Apple’s range. By contrast, the more affordable iPhone SE has a 4-inch screen – the smallest in the current range.

Apart from its smaller size, iPhone SE stands up very well in comparison to iPhone 6 Plus. Both have a 12-megapixel camera, though iPhone 6s has the added bonus of optical image stabilization for video. Both feature the A9 processor chip, too, so you can expect the same speed and performance, and the same ability to support the latest versions of your favourite apps.

When the chips are down

If you want the benefit of Apple’s A9 chip, easy to use operating system and superb 12-megapixel camera, iPhone SE is certainly a great choice. But if you want the luxury of a big screen, iPhone 6s Plus is a clear winner. The bigger phone also supports 3D Touch so, besides the larger screen, there are some neat features that may tip you into spending a little extra for iPhone 6s Plus.

 

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Capacity1 16GB
64GB
128GB
32GB
128GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.5 inches (diagonal)
1920x1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
Retina display 
4 inches (diagonal)
1136x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 158.2 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.9 mm (3.07 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 192 grams (6.77 ounces)
Height 123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
Width 58.6 mm (2.31inches)
Depth 7.6 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 113 grams (3.99 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 - -

Chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP camera

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Optical image stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 5x

Live photos with stabilisation

True tone flash

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

f/2.2 aperture

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Digital Zoom up to 5x

Live photos with stabilisation

True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode
 

Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video 

Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

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Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 

FaceTime HD Camera 5-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control
 
1.2-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.4 aperture

Retina Flash

720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control
 

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