Apple iPhone SE vs 5S vs 6 vs 6S: All you need to know

imageThe 4-inch iPhone SE is finally here. Targeted to consumers who prefer to use a smaller smartphone, the new iPhone is bit of the older 6 and 6S models in the body of the 5S. It will come in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver and Gray colour options. Running iOS 9.3, the iPhone SE has Touch ID but doesn’t feature 3D Touch.

iPhone SE with s price starting at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,600) in the US. In India however, the starting price for the iPhone SE is Rs. 39,000, the company confirmed. As for availability, Apple said the iPhone SE will be available for purchase in India starting early April.. So, here is a quick comparison among the base version of the new SE, 6, 6S and 5S.

An earlier version of the article mentioned the India price of the iPhone SE as Rs. 30,000. This was a price communicated in an official Apple release, but the company later issued an updated release with the Rs. 39,000 price tag.


iPhone SE: 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches, 113 grams
iPhone 5S: 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches, 112 grams
iPhone 6: 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches, 129 grams
iPhone 6S: 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches, 143 grams
The new iPhone SE looks very similar to the older iPhone 5S and measures exactly the same.


iPhone SE: 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 640 x 1136 pixels, 326 ppi
iPhone 5S: 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 640 x 1136 pixels, 326 ppi
iPhone 6: 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 750 x 1334 pixels, 326 ppi
iPhone 6S: 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 750 x 1334 pixels, 326 ppi

Apple seems to have retained the display of the iPhone 5S. There is no difference at all.

iPhone SE: 12MP, f/2.2, 4K video, dual LED Flash | Front: 1.2MP, f2.2
iPhone 5S: Rear- 8MP, f2.2, 1080p video | Front- 1.2MP, f2.4, 720p video
iPhone 6: Rear- 8MP, f2.2, focus pixels, True Tone Flash, DIS | Front- 1.2MP, f2.2, 720p video
iPhone 6S: Rear- 12MP, f2.0, focus pixels, dual LED Flash, 4K video | Front- 5MP, f2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
Compared to the iPhone 5S, the new SE version offers better camera features.

iPhone SE: Apple A9 chip 64bit with M9 motion co-processor, 2GB RAM
iPhone 5S – Apple A7 – 64bit, 1GB RAM
iPhone 6 – Apple A8, 64bit, 1GB RAM iPhone 6S – Apple A9, 64bit, 2GB RAM
Going by this, it seems the iPhone SE packs the prowess of the flagship 6S version.


4-inch iPhone SE- 1715 mAh

4.7-inch iPhone 6 – 1810 mAh

4.7-inch iPhone 6S – 1715 mAh

The iPhone packs a bigger battery and claims to offer 13 hours of video playback on a single charge.


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