Difference Between iPhone SE and 5S

Key Difference – iPhone SE vs 5S
 

The key difference between iPhone SE and 5S is that iPhone SE comes with a better resolution camera, a processor (A9 processor) and a core processor (M9) that are found in flagship devices which are fast and efficient, better battery capacity, and Apple Pay support.

Apple recently unveiled the iPhone SE, which is expected to succeed the iPhone 5S. The new device is expected to come with significant tweaks so as to improve the performance and efficiency of the device. The device is expected to come with a 4-inch display. Let us take a closer look at both the devices and get a clear picture of what the devices have to offer.

iPhone SE Review – Features and Specifications

Although the iPhone SE is a small device, it comes with the punch that only a flagship device can provide.  The device only measures 4 inches while the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S come with 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6S plus measures 5.5 inches.

Design

The iPhone SE is a new phone. It does not push any phones downwards as with the previous models. The phone has been built to fulfill a purpose, mainly to be small and mighty at the same time. The design of the phone is very sleek, and every inch of the device has been designed to precision as found with other Apple flagships. The phone is very comfortable in the hand and very easy to handle. The handling part is similar to that found in the iPhone 5S. It is designed in an elegant manner as with every iPhone in the market. The exterior of the device is exactly the same as with the iPhone 5S: it is sharp and the edges have been rounded for comfort. The device also comes with a rounded button on the bottom of the device, just like iPhone 5S.

Display

The size of the display stands at 4 inches while the resolution of the display is 640 × 1136 pixels. The pixel density of the display is 326 ppi and the screen to body ratio of the device stands at 60.82%.

Processor

The processor that powers the device is a 64-bit architecture A9 processor which is one of the most powerful processors found in the market. Due to the A9 chip, the app is able to open as fast as the iPhone 6S. For a small sized phone, the device is able to produce a great performance. This is the first time that a small phone is able to provide such power.

Storage

The built-in storage that comes with the device is 64 GB.

Camera

The camera has seen an upgrade to 12 MP, which is ably assisted by a True tone flash. The camera can be placed on par with the camera found on the iPhone 6S.  The screen can double as a flash in order to take selfies in a darkly lit room. The camera also supports 4K recording, and  comes with a feature known as Focus pixel which enables autofocusing to perform faster. The camera is assisted by a true tone flash as well.  As the phone is thicker, the irritating bump found on the camera is also gone. The aperture of the camera is f 2.2. The sensor size of the device is 1 / 3 “. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.22 microns which is the standard. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 1.2 MP. The camera also supports High Dynamic Range mode. (HDR).

Memory

The memory that comes with the device is 2GB, which is ample space for multitasking and graphic intensive gaming.

Operating System

The device is also powered by the iOS 9 operating system which will provide the user with a smooth and solid user experience.

Additional/ Special Features

Voice recognition is supported by Siri. But the use of this feature will depend on how the user is interested in using such technology.Difference Between iPhone SE and 5S

iPhone 5S Review – Features and Specifications

Design

The dimensions of the device are 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and the weight of the device is 112 g. The body of the device is made up of aluminum while the device is secured with the help of fingerprint using touch. The colors that the device comes with are Black, Gray, and Gold.

Display

The size of the screen is 4.0 inches, and the resolution of the display is 640 × 1136. The pixel density of the screen stands at 326 ppi. The display technology that powers the device is IPS LCD technology. The screen to body ratio of the device is 60.82%.

Processor

The iPhone 5S is powered by an Apple A7 System on chip which comes with a dual-core processor which is able to clock a speed of 1.3 GHz. The graphics are powered by PowerVR G6430 GPU.

Storage

The built-in storage which comes with the device is 64 GB.

Camera

The rear camera on the iPhone 5S comes with a resolution of 8 MP, which is assisted by a dual LED to bright up the scene. The aperture of the lens stands at f 2.2 and the focal length of the same is at 29mm. The camera sensor size stands at 1/3 “ and the pixel size of the sensor stands at 1.5 microns. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 1.2 MP as well.

Memory

The memory that comes with the device is 1GB, which will be enough to accomplish most of the phones applications and operations.

Operating System

The operating system that powers the device is the iOS 9.

Key Difference - iPhone SE vs 5S

What is the difference between iPhone SE and 5S?

Design

iPhone SE: The iPhone SE comes with the dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm while the weight of the device stands at 113 g. The body is made up of aluminum and glass. The device is secured with the help of touch-powered fingerprint scanner. The colors that the device comes with are Black, Gray, Pink, and Gold.

iPhone 5S: The iPhone 5S comes with the dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm while the weight of the device stands at 112 g. The body is made up of aluminum. The device is secured with the help of touch-powered fingerprint scanner. The colors that the device comes with are Black, Gray, and Gold.

From a dimension point of view, both the devices comes with the same specs. The iPhone SE comes with a Touch ID, which is within the home button. It also comes with NFC and enable the device to support Apple Pay.

Display

iPhone SE: The iPhone SE comes with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 640 × 1136. The pixel density of the screen is 326 ppi while the display technology which powers the display is IPS LCD. The screen to body ratio of the device is 60.82%.

iPhone 5S: The iPhone 5S comes with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 640 × 1136. The pixel density of the screen is 326 ppi while the display technology which powers the display is IPS LCD. The screen to body ratio of the device is 60.82%

The new iPhone SE is expected to come with a brighter display when compared with the iPhone 5S. Other than this, according to the specs both the displays are identical.

Camera

iPhone SE: The iPhone SE comes with a rear camera at a resolution of 12 MP, which is assisted by a dual LED flash. The aperture of the lens is f 2.2 and the focal length of the same is 29mm. The camera sensor size stands at 1/3”. The individual pixel size on the sensor is 1.22 microns. The camera also supports 4K videos. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 1.2 MP. HDR is also supported by camera.

iPhone 5S: The iPhone 5S comes with a rear camera at a resolution of 8 MP, which is assisted by a dual LED flash. The aperture of the lens is f 2.2 and the focal length of the same is 29mm. The camera sensor size stands at 1/3”. The individual pixel size on the sensor is 1.5 microns. The front facing camera comes with a resolution of 1.2 MP.

The iPhone SE is capable of capturing 4K videos and live photos. The rear camera is also more detailed at 12 MP when compared with the iPhone 5S. The front-facing camera on the iPhone SE comes with a retina flash which will brighten up the scene when taking selfies in low light conditions.

Hardware

iPhone SE: The iPhone SE is powered by Apple A9 SoC, which comes with a dual-core processor which is capable of clocking a speed of 1.84 GHz. The graphics are powered by  PowerVR GT7600 GPU. The memory that comes with the device is 2GB. The built-in storage which comes with the device is 64GB.

iPhone 5S: The iPhone 5S is powered by Apple A7 SoC, which comes with a dual-core processor of 1.3 GHz. The graphics are powered by  PowerVR GT7600 GPU. The memory that comes with the device is 1GB. The built-in storage which comes with the device is 64GB.

The iPhone SE comes with a new and efficient processor which has a better clocking speed when compared with the iPhone 5S. The A9 processor and the M9 coprocessor are the same as that found in the iPhone 6S. The memory on the new device is also high at 2GB when compared with the iPhone 5S.

Battery Capacity

iPhone SE: The iPhone SE is expected to come with a battery capacity of 1642 mAh.

iPhone 5S: The iPhone 5S comes with a battery capacity of 1560 mAh.

With the efficiency and performance improvement, the iPhone SE can be expected to last for a longer period of time when compared with the iPhone 5S.

Summary – iPhone SE vs 5S

  iPhone SE iPhone 5S Preferred
Operating System iOS 9 iOS 9 -
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm -
Weight 113 g 112 g iPhone 5S
Body Aluminum Aluminum -
Fingerprint scanner Touch Touch -
Colors Black, Gray, Pink, Gold Black, Gray, Gold iPhone SE
Display Size 4.0 inches 4.0 inches -
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels 640 x 1136 pixels -
Pixel Density 326 ppi 326 ppi -
Display Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD -
Screen to body ratio 60.82 % 60.82 % -
Rear Camera Resolution 12 megapixels 8 megapixels iPhone SE
Front Camera Resolution 1.2 megapixels 1.2 megapixels -
Aperture F2.2 F2.2 -
Focal length 29 mm 29 mm -
Flash Dual LED Dual LED -
Camera sensor size 1/3″ 1/3″ -
Pixel Size 1.22 μm 1.5 μm iPhone 5S
SoC Apple A9 Apple A7 iPhone SE
Processor Dual-core, 1840 MHz Dual-core, 1300 MHz, iPhone SE
Graphics Processor PowerVR GT7600 PowerVR G6430 iPhone SE
Built in storage 64 GB 64 GB -
Memory 2GB 1GB iPhone SE
Battery Capacity 1642 mAh expected 1570mAh iPhone SE

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