Difference or Comparison between Iphone SE , Iphone 6S & Iphone 6S plus
Apple has recently announced the iPhone SE as being the newest member of the iPhone family and many people have high expectations from this device! But one has to wonder, how does the new device stack up against the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus? Let’s find that out right now!
- Screen resolution
The 6s has a resolution of 1334×750, the Plus version has a full HD version of 19920×1080 and the SE has a much lower resolution of 1136×640. Considering that the later has only 4”, it’s understandable and it doesn’t really hurt the experience at all. When compared to the other devices, the 6S has 4.7” and the Plus has 5.5”.
- Thickness, height and width
iPhone 6s: Height 138.3 mm, Width 67.1 mm and Thickness 7.1 mm
iPhone 6s Plus: Height 158.2 mm, Width 77.9 mm and Thickness 7.3 mm
iPhone SE: Height 123.8 mm, Width 58.6 mm and Thickness 7.6 mm
The important takeaway here is that despite being a smaller device, the SE is thicker than the others, which might make it more resistant to damage and other similar problems that the day to day user does tend to encounter quite often.
The iPhone SE, 6s and the 6s Plus share the same processor, which is an A9 64-bit + M9 motion co-processor. It’s quite interesting to see such a powerful processor added in on a less expensive device, something that does show the focus that Apple has on this new, smaller phone niche.
- 3D touch
The iPhone SE is the only model in this list that doesn’t include 3D touch. Considering that it’s also the cheapest out of the entire bunch, you can expect this to happen, yet still some might see it as a downside. Despite that, you will find the SE to be more than useful even with the extra features that would come with the 3D touch.
This is where the SE reigns. It has only 3.99 oz, a lot less than the 5.04 oz. the 6s has or the 6.77 oz. brought by the 6s Plus. Considering that it’s a much smaller device when compared to the 6s and the Plus version, it’s easy to understand why the SE is so lightweight, but this obviously offers a great advantage if you want portability and ease of use.
Here is where all the devices have the same result. All these iPhone models are equipped with a 12MP f/2.2 aperture camera which will offers exactly the same photo quality. If you want to mostly take photos with your device then you can purchase either one of them. Considering the price, the SE is definitely seeming to become the most attractive offer in this situation. Also, all devices retain the “Retina flash” screen, True Tone flash type as well, so the camera and flash are exactly the same on all models.
As we all know, the 6s and the 6s Plus are available in Gold, Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold colors and the SE will maintain the same trend. It’s interesting to see that the new device will maintain the color of the more expensive models, but the lower size will surely make it easier to spot when compared to the others.
- Video capture
We talked about the camera earlier and a similar thing happens with the video capture capabilities as well. Basically, you get a maximum of 3840×2160 @ 30 FPS on all devices and each device can record 1080p @60fps. You receive the same video capture capabilities regardless of which device you end up purchasing.
- Touch ID
Touch ID is a recent innovation that was added in by the latest iPhone models and all of the models in question, including the SE are integrating this useful feature. The best thing about this feature is that it makes locking and managing the phone security a lot easier, so it’s really nice to have it integrated in all of these devices, that’s for sure.
- Battery life
When it comes to 3g talk, you get up to 14 hours for the SE and the 6s, with the 6s Plus delivering up to 24 hours of battery life in these situations. If you are looking for the standby numbers, both the SE and the 6s are delivering an uptime of 240 hours whereas the 6s Plus can give an uptime of up to 384 hours.
This is where the iPhone SE is far superior, because it delivers great features at $399 for the 16 GB model and $499 for the 64 GB one. The 6s Plus is way more expensive with $749 for 16 GB, $849 for 64 GB and $949 for 128 GB. Lastly, you can get a 6s at $649 for 16 GB, $749 for 64 GB and $849 for the 128 GB model.
Which one is the best?
It does depend on what you need from a phone and what you are focused on using the most. For those that want to take photos, the SE is by far the best because the price range is a lot more accessible. If you do want 3D touch on the other hand you will not be able to get such a feature from the SE and thus the 6s Plus as well as the 6s will be a lot better in this situation.
The screen size is yet another thing that will impact the overall experience and decision. The SE has only 4 inch so it’s a lot smaller than the 5.5 and 4.7 inch models. It does offer more portability though and that does matter to quite a lot of people. It’s a little odd that this model is thicker even if it’s smaller to begin with.
When it comes to the overall battery life, there’s no denying that the largest model and with the most powerful battery takes the reigns here but the SE is a great surprise. Considering the price, the iPhone SE does manage to stand toe to toe with the 6s, and that’s truly impressive.
As a whole, all of these devices integrate great features and incredible results as a whole. If you want a smaller, yet very powerful and less expensive iPhone, the SE can really pay off and it does offer a nice set of features at its price. It all comes down to you and your needs, but it’s great to see that the iPhone market becomes more diverse, as customers are the ones who benefit the most out of it!