How does Apple’s newest iPhone compare to the company’s current flagship? The iPhone SE and iPhone 6s may look different on the outside, but they share a lot of the same internal hardware. Read on for our spec-by-spec breakdown of these two devices.
The iPhone SE sports a 4-inch display with an 1136 x 640-pixel resolution, while the iPhone 6s offers a significantly larger 4.7-inch 1334 x 750-pixel display. Both models start at 16GB with larger storage options, but only the iPhone 6s is available with 128GB.
Both phones also offer a 12-megapixel camera, but the iPhone SE packs a 1.2-megapixel shooter in front compared to the iPhone 6s’ 5-megapixel secondary camera. Apple Pay is available on both models as well, thanks to NFC and a Touch ID home button.
The iPhone SE design is almost identical to the iPhone 5s, with sharp corners and chamfered edges. The new phone is available in the same colors as the iPhone 6s, including rose gold, silver, gold and space gray.
The iPhone SE start at $399 for 16GB of storage, while the iPhone 6s still costs at least $649.
iPhone SE Gallery
iPhone 6s Gallery
|Apple - iPhone SE||Apple - iPhone 6s|
|Display Size||4-inch, 640 x 1136 pixel display (326 ppi)||4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display||Retina HD|
|Operating System||iOS 9.3 (at launch)||iOS 9 (at launch)|
|Processor||A9 chip with 64‑bit architecture, Embedded M9 motion coprocessor||A9 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||1.2MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||4.87 inches (12.37 cm)||5.44 inches (13.82 cm)|
|Width||2.31 inches (58.7 mm)||2.64 inches (67.1 mm)|
|Depth||0.3 inches (7.6 mm)||0.28 inches (7.1 mm)|
|Weight||3.99 oz (113 g)||5.04 oz (143 g)|
|Colors||Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Space Gray||Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE‑AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format||H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|
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