iPhone SE Vs iPhone 5S
iPhone SE Vs iPhone 5S: Battle of mid range iPhones. These are the two mid range iPhones by Apple in Rs.40000 price range. iPhone SE is the latest iPhone by Apple launched on 21st March 2016 while iPhone 5S was launched in September 2013.
iPhone SE is called as the upgraded version of the iPhone 5S with same screen size as that of iPhone 5S, where ‘SE’ stands for Special Edition. Lets see what all additions are done in the latest iPhone and compare both the spartphones to see whether 5S users should upgrade to iPhone SE.
(Also Read: Mid-Ranged Apple iPhone SE launched at $399 )
iPhone SE Vs iPhone 5S Technical Specifications:
|Features||iPhone SE||iPhone 5S|
|Connectivity||2G,3G,4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2||2G,3G,4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Special||Apple Pay, Night Shift, Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor||Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor|
|Dimension||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
|CPU||1.8 GHz Dual-Core (Twister)
Apple A9 Chipset
|1.3 GHz Dual-Core
Apple A7 Chipset
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics||PowerVR G6430 (Quad-core graphics)|
|Memory||16/64 GB||16/32/64 GB|
|Display||4.0 inch 640 x 1136 pixels(326ppi) IPS LCD Display||4.0 inch 640 x 1136 pixels(326ppi) IPS LCD Display|
|Camera (primary)||12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
4K Video Recording
|8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1080p Video recording
|Camera(Secondary)||1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, HDR, Face detection, FaceTime||1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, HDR, Face detection, FaceTime|
|Operating System||iOS 9.3||iOS7, upgradable to iOS 9.2|
|Sensors||Proximity, compass, accelerometer, gyro, fingerprint sensors||Proximity, compass, accelerometer, gyro, fingerprint sensors|
|Battery||1642mAh Non removable||1560mAh Non removable|
|Colors||Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold||White/Silver, Gold, Space Gray|
|Launch Date||21 March, 2016||September,2013|
|Release Date||31 March, 2016||September,2016|
|Price/Cost||INR 39000 for 16GB||INR 21000 for 16GB|
Design and Display
Both the iPhones follow the same design and concept.It has a 4-inch screen which has been design while keeping in mind that many customer were disappointed with the huge screen size of the iPhone 6 and 6S.
Both smartphones features 4.0 inch 640 x 1136 pixels LED-backlit IPS LCD Display offering 326ppi pixel density.
Processor and Memory
iPhone SE comes with 1.8GHz Dual-core Apple A9 chipset with combination of PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU whereas iPhone 5S comes with 1.3GHz Dual-core Apple A7 chipset with combination of 1GB of RAM and PowerVR G6430 (Quad-core graphics) GPU. iphone SE comes in 16 and 64GB memory options whereas 5S is available in 16,32 and 64GB options.
Based on the combination of processor and memory, it can be said that the iPhone SE comes with latest and powerful processor and GPU as compared to that of 5S.
iPhone SE comes with 12 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and 29mm lens whereas 5S comes with 8 MP camera with f/2.2, 29mm lens. iPhone SE can also record 4K videos as compared to 1080p video recording in 5S.
iPhone SE has 1.2 MP front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture whereas 5S has 1.2 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Based on the combination of both the camera optics, iPhone SE has better camera than 5S.
iPhone SE includes 1642mAh non removable battery whereas 5S includes on 1560mAh of battery. Battery of iPhone Se will last long as compared to that of 5S.
Price of iPhone SE is $399 in USA and will be available for Rs.39000 in India whereas iPhone 5S is available for Rs.21000 after price cut.Price of the iPhone 5S could be further reduced as per rumors.
Verdict (iPhone SE Vs iPhone 5S)
Both the iPhones have good features but the latest iPhone SE comes with latest processor and camera optics and it also includes some new features as compared to that of iPhone 5S.
If you are the user who wants the latest processor, camera and other new features or if you are a iPhone 5S user then you can upgrade to the latest iPhone as it has some pretty new features like Apple Pay, Live Photos, high speed LTE bands supporting Voice over LTE. It also has a better 12MP camera which is way better than that of 5S and also records 4K video. It also comes with latest A9 chipset with combination of six core graphics. So there are many reasons for you to upgrade from 5S to SE.
But if you are the user who have never used an iPhone and want to buy an iPhone, then you can go for iPhone 5S as it could get a price cut and will be available for as low as Rs.12000 based on rumors.