iPhone 6s vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

The second generation iPhone SE, released in 2020, has been packed full of essential features, as well as a powerful processor and battery. So, how does it match up to 2015’s iPhone 6s?

Both phones have the same size screen – a 4.7-inch Retina HD display – as well as the same 1334x750 pixel resolution and 1400:1 contrast ratio. However, iPhone SE has a True Tone display with Wide colour, compared to iPhone 6s’ full sRGB standard display. iPhone 6s has 3D Touch, whereas iPhone SE has newer Haptic Touch; Haptic Touch is similar to 3D Touch but your phone vibrates with a response when you press the screen for longer than usual, rather than relying on the amount of pressure applied. Finally, iPhone SE’s display has 625 nits brightness – more than iPhone 6s, which has 500 nits.

Both phones have a rear single 12-megapixel Wide camera with digital zoom up to 5x, and the newer iPhone SE has True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, and Portrait Lighting with six effects and next-generation Smart HDR (iPhone 6s has True Tone flash). iPhone 6s’ front 5-megapixel camera comes with Retina Flash and HDR for photos, but iPhone SE’s front 7-megapixel camera has all of the Portrait mode and Lighting features mentioned above, as well as cinematic video stabilisation.

When it comes to processing power, iPhone 6s’ A9 chip powers everyday app usage, where iPhone SE’s A13 Bionic chip with third-generation Neural Engine is designed to power the mobile performance you need for busy days. iPhone SE is also designed to be water resistant to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes, whereas iPhone 6s offers no water protection.

Name iPhone 6s iPhone SE
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iPhone SE (2020)
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Display 4.7 inches (diagonal) 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Height: 138.4mm
Width: 67.3mm
Depth: 7.3mm
Weight: 148g
Rear camera 12 MP 12-megapixel Wide camera
Front camera 5 MP 7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second
Processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine
Battery 1715 mAh 1821mAh
Storage 16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64GB
128GB
256GB
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