Ask, and ye shall receive; ever since Apple pushed its smartphone lineup into larger new territory with the iPhone 6, a certain subset of users has been clamoring for the return of a new four-inch option. And while the last couple years brought us nothing but more 4.7 and 5.5-inch models, hope persisted that one day Apple might deliver another handset that would combine cutting edge specs with a petite, pocket-friendly body.
But to hear the majority of rumors as of just a few months ago, would the iPhone’s return to the four-inch space see it compromise on specs? Would Apple cripple the phone with generation-old technology in an effort to emphasize the split between proper “full-sized” iPhone handsets and this new smaller model?
Today at its Cupertino campus Apple cleared the air once and for all, introducing the iPhone SE with not only a four-inch screen, but specs that put the model head-to-head with the current iPhone 6s flagships. Lets take a look at exactly how the new iPhone SE measures up to its larger sibling.
Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s specs
|Component||iPhone SE||iPhone 6s|
|Screen size||4.0 inches||4.7 inches|
|Screen type||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1136 x 640||1334 x 750|
|Pixel density||326 ppi||326 ppi|
|SoC||Apple A9||Apple A9|
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600||PowerVR GT7600|
|Camera||12-megapixel iSight with 1.22µ pixels||12-megapixel iSight with 1.22µ pixels|
|Flash||True Tone flash||True Tone flash|
|Front-facer||1.2-megapixel FaceTime||5.0-megapixel FaceTime|
|Battery||14hr talk time/10 day standby||14hr talk time/10 day standby|
|OS||iOS 9.3||iOS 9.3|
|Bands||Varies – supports UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE and CDMA EV-DO||Varies – includes UMTS/HSPA+ DC-HSDPA LTE Advanced and CDMA EV-DO|
|WiFi||802.11a/b/g/n/ac||802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO|
|Sensors||Fingerprint gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light||Fingerprint barometer gyroscope accelerometer proximity ambient light|
|Build||Anodized aluminum||Anodized aluminum|
|Size||123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm / 113g||138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm / 143g|