Apple has just announced the smaller iPhone, they call iPhone SE (Standard Edition). With a new edition in the family, people are now wondering that they should go with the usual larger screen iPhone 6/6s Plus or just take the newly announced iPhone SE which is an iPhone 6s packed in iPhone 5s box.
Here we tried to make your decision easy but comparing every aspects of iPhone SE with the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, so you would know what suits you best.
1. Size and Weight
To start, the more buzzed thing about the new iPhone is its size. iPhone SE features a 4-inch screen. To be more specific; height 4.87 inches – width 2.31 inches – depth .30 inch. It weighs 3.99 Ounces which is almost half the weight of iPhone 6 and 6S.
In the era of big screen smartphones, I would say iPhone SE is a masterpiece in design for people who still love small screens. With Power button on top, the device is more an iPhone 6 in the case of iPhone 5S. Apple has put in a large enough battery to make this thing last as long as its larger cousins. Well, all in one – it’s a Small yet powerful iPhone.
3. Available Memory Capacity
With the small screen, Apple is offering iPhone SE with only two variants: 16GB and 64GB. So, if you’re a movie freak, or use more apps, games, videos, photos, and other media, you must choose128 GB iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models as there’s no external memory slot too.
4. Display Size
Screen Size, the first thing any smartphone buyer look for these days. On the era of big screen smartphones, iPhone SE just features a small – to say frankly – 4-inch screen, while the iPhone 6S has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6S Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. We think at least 4.5-inch would have been better.
5. 3D Touch
Remember the essential key feature in iPhone 6S. Yeah, 3D tough is missing in iPhone SE. We were under impression that this is one of the key Apple features and it will come up in the iPhone SE too. After all, “right click” interaction is essential. So, no more peek and Pop previews and shortcut menus is omitted too.
6. Display Zoom & Reachability
Frankly, it doesn’t make much sense in the new iPhone SE, but to say the Display Zoom and Reachability is omitted from the phone. As it offers just 4-inch screen size, it won’t be troublesome.
7. Camera – Optical image or video stabilization
So, iPhone SE, the smaller iPhone 6S features 12-megapixel rear-facing “iSight” camera with Apple’s Focus Pixels and True Tone flash, but lacks optical image or video stabilization. To say, even iPhone 6 doesn’t have it for video, only iPhone 6S offers optical image stabilization for both image and video. You can record 4k videos at 30 fps just like iPhone 6.
If you’re a selfie freak, then it would be disappointing for you to hear that it features only 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. iPhone 6 and 6S featured Dual-Domain Pixels for wide viewing angles, the same lacks in iPhone SE.
8. External Power Button
The long lived side power button in Apple has just been shifted to top in iPhone SE. I personally loved them in sides better as it was easy to reach, but still it won’t be a big troublesome in iPhone SE as it is much smaller in size and can be still reachable easily.
9. Battery Life
Don’t be surprised, if iPhone SE gives you better battery back than iPhone 6S. To start the small screen will consume less battery compare to iPhone SE. Apple claims that iPhone SE up to 12 hours in 3G and 13 hours in LTE/Wi-Fi with 10 days of standby time. You can enjoy the talk time until 14 hours on 3G too.
10. Sensors – Barometer
With the 3D touch, Barometer sensor is also missing in the new iPhone SE. Barometer came with an array of detectors which include ambient light measurer, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, proximity sensor etc. To say, this can save a lot of space in your iPhone SE, as you don’t need all those apps to run these sensors effectively.