iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s: Which should you buy?

Classifying the iPhone SE is proving more difficult than we might have imagined. It’s Apple’s entry level iPhone option, but pricing is mid-pack in North America, and some of the tech on tap is top tier. While the design is a recycle from the iPhone 5S, the SE represents one of the more exciting moves from Apple of late. Instead of relying on older phones to fill in price gaps in the iPhone line up, this phone was purpose built to offer a less expensive, but still premium solution to price conscious shoppers. It also shows that Apple has learned from the abysmal failure which was the iPhone 5C.

What’s fascinating is watching this new strategy unfold in a way which cannibalizes the market for some of Apple’s own devices like the iPhone 6, and there will be a number of people who opt for this phone over the flagship iPhone 6S. The processor and camera performance certainly make some compelling arguments when weighing a $250 price difference between the two phones. For those folks looking at a new iPhone, and weighing the pros and cons, here’s a quick iPhone SE vs 6S comparison to hopefully help you spend your cash.

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.