iPhone X vs iPhone SE

A pocket sized classic meets iPhone X

iPhone SE is likely to remain a popular choice among Apple fans for some time simply because of its small, pocket-friendly size. It has much the same specs as iPhone 6s, though it’s closer in appearance to iPhone 5S – a factor that may also appeal to nostalgia fans.

On the other hand, iPhone X, with its sleek new design, represents a leap forward in technology. Its screen goes right to the edge of the phone and even curves round to meet the smooth glass back. Plus, Apple have dropped the home button, so more of the front can be used for the screen.

3D mapping, machine learning and wireless charging

iPhone X does have a small section at the top of the screen to accommodate new 3D sensors. These make face recognition more accurate, so you can unlock your phone simply by looking into the front facing camera. Plus, you’ll be able to create stunning selfies, and even map your own expression onto the new 3D ‘animojis’.

iPhone X features the new A11 chip which can actually learn as it gathers information, so Face ID can adapt to changes in your appearance over time.

And, as well as the new screen technology and 3D recognition, iPhone X pushes ahead with a wireless charging system that’s compatible with the QI wireless chargers already found in hotels and airports around the world – so no more searching for a free socket when you’re travelling.

There’s no question that iPhone SE is a good buy if you’re looking for a smaller phone. But the new features of iPhone X make it a clear winner in a head-to-head battle of technology.

 

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Capacity1 64GB
256GB
32GB
128GB

Display Super Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.8 inches (diagonal)
2436x1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
Retina display 
4 inches (diagonal)
1136x640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

Size and Weight2 Height 143.6 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 70.9 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 174 grams (6.14ounces)
Height 123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
Width 58.6 mm (2.31inches)
Depth 7.6 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 113 grams (3.99 ounces)

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant3 Yes -

Chip A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
 

Camera 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: f/2.4 aperture

Dual optical image stabilisation

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)
 
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

f/2.2 aperture

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Digital Zoom up to 5x

Live photos with stabilisation

True Tone flash

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Exposure control 

Auto HDR for photos

Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

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Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps,  30 fps or 60fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 6x

Quad-LED True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 
4K video recording at 30 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

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Digital zoom up to 3x

True Tone flash

Cinematic video stabilisation

Continuous autofocus video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom
 

FaceTime HD Camera 7-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.2 aperture

Retina Flash

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

1080p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Body and Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Portrait mode

Portrait Lighting (beta)

Animoji
 
1.2-megapixel photos

ƒ/2.4 aperture

Retina Flash

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720p HD video recording

Auto HDR

Face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

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