iPhone 6s vs iPhone SE

Can good things come in small packages?

Just six months after the release of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple unveiled the iPhone SE. Though smaller and more affordable than iPhone 6s, it came with many of the same features – making it a very popular release. The 4-inch screen of iPhone SE is ideal if you like a pocket-sized phone that’s easy to use one-handed. In appearance, it’s closer to iPhone 5S than iPhone 6s – but in performance it’s a good match for the latter.

In fact, iPhone SE has the same 12-megapixel camera as iPhone 6s so you can capture brilliant images on both. It has the same A9 processor chip, too, so you can expect the same speed and performance, and it’ll continue to support the latest versions of your favourite apps for years to come.

The clincher – screen size and 3D touch?

Depending on how you use your phone, you might find the 4.7-inch screen of iPhone 6s easier on the eyes – especially if you like to watch videos on the go. One further difference is 3D Touch – iPhone 6 has it – iPhone SE doesn’t. So if you want to use the more sophisticated features of apps you’ll find iPhone 6 a more attractive proposition. But if you just 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.

 

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Capacity1 16GB
64GB
128GB
32GB
128GB

Display Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7 inches (diagonal)
1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
Retina display 
4 inches (diagonal)
1136x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 138.3 mm (5.44 inches)
Width 67.1 mm (2.64 inches)
Depth 7.1 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 143 grams (5.04 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

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Digital zoom up to 5x

Live Photos with stabilisation

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True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

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

-

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

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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
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

-

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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