22points

Apple iPhone 4S

46points

Apple iPhone SE

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110 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE

Why is Apple iPhone 4S better than Apple iPhone SE?

  • 1.23% higher pixel density
    ?

    330ppivs326ppi
  • 8.6mm shorter
    ?

    115.2mmvs123.8mm
  • 0.19W/kg lower SAR for body (US)
    ?

    0.98W/kgvs1.17W/kg

Why is Apple iPhone SE better than Apple iPhone 4S?

  • 15.8% more battery power
    ?

    1642mAhvs1418mAh
  • 2.3x faster CPU speed
    ?

    2 x 1.84GHzvs2 x 0.8GHz
  • 1.5GB more RAM memory
    ?

    2GBvs0.5GB
  • 18.33% higher resolution
    ?

    640 x 1136pxvs640 x 960px
  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    12MPvs8MP
  • 14.29% bigger screen size
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    4"vs3.5"
  • 4x more megapixels (front camera)
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    1.2MPvs0.3MP
  • 64GB more internal storage
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    128GBvs64GB

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4S

Buy used:

$64.99

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$69.99
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$42.89
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$44.04
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$41.31
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$50.28
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$43.51

Apple iPhone SE

Buy used:

$91.00

ProductStorePrice
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$106.40
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$110.53
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$106.40
Apple iPhone SE aliexpressOriginal Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 4G LTE...Original Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 4G LTE Mobile Phone 4.0" 2G RAM 16/64GB ROM iOS Touch ID Chip A9 Dual Core 12.0MP Smartphone
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$101.49
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$120.13

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

140g

113g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

9.3mm

7.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.height

115.2mm

123.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

58.6mm

58.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

62.78cm³

55.14cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.has a physical QWERTY keyboard
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

1.pixel density

330ppi

326ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 960px

640 x 1136px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
7.displays 3D
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 0.8GHz (Apple A5 APL0498)

2 x 1.84GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

0.5GB

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
8.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE (Apple A9)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
9.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 4S (Apple A5 APL0498)
Apple iPhone SE (Apple A9)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
7.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
9.supports slow-motion video recording
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE (iOS 9.3)
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1418mAh

1642mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
4.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE (iOS 9.3)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
5.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
6.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

14.4MBits/s

150MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

50MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
8.The browser has word wrap
Apple iPhone 4S (iOS 5.0)
Apple iPhone SE (iOS 9.3)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
9.has a gyroscope
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.supports AVCHD format
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
3.is a system camera
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
4.has or is a prime lens
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.has a dedicated Facebook key
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone SE
Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 4S

Buy used:

$64.99

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 4S AmazonBLU Studio Mini -5.5HD Smartphone, 32GB+...BLU Studio Mini -5.5HD Smartphone, 32GB+2GB Ram -Black
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$69.99
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$42.89
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$44.04
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$41.31
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$50.28
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$43.51

Apple iPhone SE

Buy used:

$91.00

ProductStorePrice
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$106.40
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$110.53
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$106.40
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$101.49
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$120.13

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