Which one is best for you?
In terms of similarities, both have Touch ID, Apple’s second-generation fingerprint sensor, a front 7-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and Retina HD display, and they’re both water resistant to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes.
When it comes to rear cameras, iPhone SE has a very capable single 12-megapixel Wide camera with digital zoom up to 5x, and iPhone 7 Plus has dual 12-megapixel Wide and Telephoto cameras with 2x optical zoom and digital zoom up to 10x. Both phones have True Tone flash, but only iPhone SE has Portrait Lighting features with six effects.
iPhone 7 Plus’ 7.7-inch screen is larger than iPhone SE’s 4.7-inch screen, and iPhone 7 Plus’ screen has a higher resolution with 3D Touch (iPhone SE has newer Haptic touch, which responds to the length of time you press the screen for, not the pressure you use). But iPhone SE holds its own with the powerful A13 Bionic chip with third-generation Neural Engine, compared to iPhone 7 Plus’ A10 Fusion chip. iPhone SE’s battery also lasts slightly longer – it’s comparable to iPhone 8’s, whereas iPhone 7 Plus has a battery similar to iPhone 6 Plus.
Finally, iPhone 7 Plus comes with up to 128GB of storage, whereas iPhone SE comes with up to 256GB. Both are compatible with Apple Pay.
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|