Which one is best for you?
When iPhone SE was first released, it offered a more affordable alternative to iPhone 6s – with a smaller screen but the same impressive A9 chip and 12-megapixel camera. It did a great job – but matching up to the newer, faster and better equipped iPhone 7 Plus is a much bigger ask.
Among other advances, iPhone 7 Plus boasts Apple’s impressive A10 chip (40% faster than the A9) and a dual rear-facing camera that’s cleverly designed to offer 2x optical zoom. Added to that, iPhone 7 Plus captures a wider range of colours than iPhone SE and its new ‘wide colour’ screen is designed to show off the results to full effect.
This is pretty much as you’d expect, as each new release from Apple makes big leaps forward. The SE was designed as an entry-level alternative to iPhone 6s – not to compete with iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 7 Plus. As a pocket-sized phone that runs Apple’s user-friendly operating system, it still delivers pretty decent specs and impressive performance.
iPhone SE and iPhone 7 Plus are likely to appeal to very difference users. If you love the design, feel and ease of use of Apple products, but you’re not hugely fussed about a big screen or having the latest model, iPhone SE might be the best choice for you. Especially if you like a phone that fits into smaller pockets. If you want the luxury of a large format phone and an advanced camera and processor, plus improvements in battery life and more, then iPhone 7 is sure to appeal.
iPhone 7 Plus
Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera that can capture the subject in the foreground and blur the background
Do what you love for longer, thanks to longer battery life than any previous iPhone
Express yourself and match your phone to your outfit with a choice of four colours
Relax, and use your phone without a worry, with its splash and water resistant design
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 7 Plus||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone 7 Plus
Buy the iPhone SE
|Display||5.5 inches (diagonal)||4.7 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 188 grams
12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
||12-megapixel Wide camera|
4K video recording at 30 fps
||4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second|
A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
|A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes - IP67|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone 7 Plus||Buy the iPhone SE|