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.

Name iPhone 7 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: 138 grams
Height: 138.4mm
Width: 67.3mm
Depth: 7.3mm
Weight: 148g
Rear camera 12 MP 12-megapixel Wide camera
Front camera 7 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 A10 fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine
Battery 1960 mAh 1821mAh
Storage 32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes - IP67
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