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.
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
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||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone 7
Buy the iPhone SE
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
|Rear camera||12 MP||12-megapixel Wide camera|
|Front camera||7 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|
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||Buy the iPhone SE|