As anticipated, iPhone 7 has gone on sale like a hotcake of 2016. But we must remember that iPhone SE is another superb smartphone launched by Apple this year.
The iPhone SE can be bought at only £379, whereas the iPhone 7 starts from £599. But the difference between these two is not only about price; the difference in design and some other features should also be considered. So, which iPhone has really made a meaningful presence? Let’s have a discussion on it:
Both iPhones are carrying the old designs. The iPhone 7 is lying under the design of 2-year old iPhone 6 and the iPhone SE is carrying precisely same design as the iPhone 5 of 2012. With its flush camera and bold angles, iPhone SE’s design remains more lucrative and the iPhone 7 is really pleasant for using for extended periods with its just-right size and soft edges. Size is a big difference. The iPhone SE is 0.5mm thicker, 8.5mm narrower, 25g lighter and 15mm shorter than the iPhone 7. In terms of design differences, the iPhone 7 has favourably 2 stereo speakers and it is water-resistant to an IP67 rating. However, unlike the iPhone 7, the iPhone SE has a 3.5mm headphone port and a physical home button.
With its 4.7-inches screen, the iPhone 7 is giving a fair competition to the iPhone SE’s 4-inch display.
The iPhone SE features 2 IPS LCD screens with a pixel density of 326ppi. However, the richer and brighter display of the iPhone 7 features wider DCI-P3 colour gamut which makes colours look more realistic than on the iPhone SE. The iPhone 7 also highlights the 3D touch technology.
The small iPhone SE is powered by the A9 CPU, whereas the iPhone 7 is benefitted by the new A10 Fusion chipset. The iPhone 7 comes with a Quad-core setup and 4 processor cores which help the phone offer high-performance.
According to GeekBench 4 tests, the iPhone 7 was 30% faster than an A9-equipped phone. So, there is no surprise that the iPhone 7 is certainly faster than the iPhone SE.
Both iPhones are featuring the same 2GB of RAM.
Both the iPhones run the same iOS 10. Apart from 3D touch technology and a few other features, the iPhone SE has availability to nearly the precise same apps as the iPhone 7.
In terms of camera, the iPhone 7 is the winner. Although both iPhones have 12MP rear cameras, the iPhone 7 boasts a new six-optic lens with a wider f/1.8 aperture compared to f/2.2 in the SE for brighter and sharper images in low-light conditions. The iPhone 7 also sports the Optical Image Stabilisation technology which results in better pictures. In fact, Apple has doubled the iPhone 7’s True Tone flash’s potency. While the iPhone SE has a 1.2MP selfie-cam, the iPhone 7 has been enhanced to a 7MP front-facing camera.
Battery life & Storage:
The iPhone 7 has a 1960mAh battery, whereas the iPhone SE has a 1624mAh battery. With a brighter and larger display, the iPhone 7 definitely has a more powerful CPU. Both phones are good for 14 hours of talk time, albeit the iPhone SE provides 10 hours more for music playback. In terms of storage also the iPhone 7 wins. Apple has dumped the 16GB model for 32GB. While the iPhone SE has another 64GB option only, the iPhone 7 provides 128GB and 256GB substitutes.
After comparing the two iPhones, we can see that the iPhone 7 is undoubtedly better than the iPhone SE. But it still depends on your personal preference on picking a phone. So, which one will you pick for you? Share with us.