PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of iPhone SE vs iPhone 4s


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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Standby time


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Apple iPhone SE 

PhoneRocket recommends the Apple iPhone SE  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of iPhone SE vs 4s

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iPhone SE
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much more processing power 7,770 vs 1,483 Around 5.2x better passmark score
Much faster processor 1.84 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 64 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 113 g vs 140 g Around 20% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 8 MP 50% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.3 mm Around 20% thinner
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Better theoretical download speed 14.4 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


iPhone SE  vs
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 3.5"
Resolution 1136 x 640 960 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 325 ppi 329 ppi


Clock speed 1.84 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 128 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 8 MP
Resolution 12 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 840 min 480 min
Standby time 14,400 min 11,952 min

form factor

iPhone SE  vs
Weight 113 g 140 g
Thickness 7.6 mm 9.3 mm
Size 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system iOS 10 iOS 9
Multitasking No No
App store Apple App Store Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 825,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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