Which one is best for you?
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.
Say goodbye to fingerprint smudges thanks to a special coating that repels oil and reduces annoying smears
View crystal clear videos and images with the 4.7-inch Retina HD display
Relive your favourite memories. Live Photos sets your pictures in motion
Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
Get a great value iPhone for a fraction of the cost of most other models – it’s got loads of great features paired with impressive, fast performance
A small but mighty companion – its 4.7-inch Retina HD screen fits neatly into your hand or pocket
Watch up to 13 hours of video on a single charge
Advanced camera system powered by an A13 Bionic processor and 4K video
|Name||iPhone 6s||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone 6s
Buy the iPhone SE
|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
|Rear camera||12 MP||12-megapixel Wide camera|
|Front camera||5 MP||7 MP|
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|
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
|A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone 6s||Buy the iPhone SE|