iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

Apple released iPhone SE just six months after iPhone 6s and 6s Plus – featuring the same A9 chip as the flagship models and the same impressive 12-megapixel camera as Phone 6s. With its smaller 4-inch screen and similar appearance to the pocket-sized iPhone 5S, it was an instant hit.

Since the release of iPhone 7, the more affordable iPhone SE can no longer claim to feature Apple’s latest chip. The A10 is 40% faster than the A9 and has been completely redesigned to offer better battery life. iPhone 7 has an all-new camera, with a 6 element lens, too. Added to that, iPhone 7 captures a wider range of colours than iPhone SE. And its new ‘wide colour’ screen is designed to show off the results of the improved camera. As an entry-level model though, the iPhone SE is still an attractive and desirable phone.

Traditionalists may prefer the convenience of the smaller size of iPhone SE, and are likely to be attracted to the existence of a standard 3mm headphone jack. This has been ditched in iPhone 7 – and users are encouraged to invest in wireless headphones or AirPods. But for those who want a larger screen, and especially the benefit of the faster A10 chip and improved camera, iPhone 7 is a clear winner.

  • Apple

    iPhone 7

    • Take pictures like a pro with a 12-megapixel camera, and optical image stabilisation that keeps images steady when on the move

    • 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

    • It’s twice as nice – 2x faster chip than the iPhone 6 and twice as loud as the 6s

    Buy the iPhone 7
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    iPhone SE

    • Get great value. The SE is an older iPhone, but still has loads of great features and is more affordable than some newer models

    • A perfect pocket-sized companion – with its 4-inch screen, it fits neatly into your lifestyle

    • Enjoy peace of mind, thanks to the strong and durable aluminium enclosure

    • Relive your favourite memories and bring your photos to life with Live Photos

    Buy the iPhone SE
Name iPhone 7 iPhone SE
Image note 9
note 9
Display 4.7 inches (diagonal)
4.0 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 138 grams
Height: 123.8 mm
Width: 58.6 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 113 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 1.2 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 1960 mAh 1624 mAh
Storage 32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes