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iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 5s Which One Should you Choose

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With Apple’s announcements on their March 21st event iPhone SE, Apple launched the iPhone SE. A smartphone which has the innards of an iPhone 6s, the screen size of an iPhone 5s and is missing out on 3D Touch. Also, no one appreciates the nomenclature “SE”.

However, now that Apple is offering so many iPhones for you to choose from, the choice has become difficult. Which one should you choose, and how do you decide?

For starters, if you want a 4-inch phone, and it has to be an iPhone, then you only have the iPhone 5s and iPhone SE up for grabs.

iphone 5s gold white 16

The iPhone 5s is available for as low as Rs. 20,000 in India for the 16 GB and Rs. 24,000 for the 32 GB variant. It still runs on the latest OS and offers most of the same features as the new gen phones minus a few new ones. You are missing out on extensive processing, 4K video capture and 3D touch in comparison to iPhone 6s. You also miss out on some software features like an always on “Hey Siri” among few others.

iPhone SE hero

iPhone SE changes things by adding the latest processor hence you get all your speed and graphics. You also get 4k video capture. You are still missing out on 3D touch and 120 fps slo-mo capture on Full HD. The iPhone SE adds always-on “hey-Siri” and some of the other features found in Apple flagships. The iPhone SE, in India However, will cost upwards of Rs. 39000 for the 16 GB variant at launch and more for the 64 GB variant, our guess Rs. 45000, which makes it extremely pricey. You are looking at a 12 MP main camera and a 1.2 MP front camera.

iphone 6s plus 9

If screen size is not a problem, the larger iPhone 6s comes with a 4.7-inch screen size. You can get the 16 GB one for as low as Rs. 40000 which is just Rs. 1000 more than the iPhone SE at launch. With only that much of a difference, the iPhone 6s offers up the whole suite, including 3D touch, 4k video, slow-mo (120 fps) at 1080p. Along with the Apple’s A9 chip and M9 motion co-processor. You will also get a new design phone vs. a new phone that looks over three years old.

While a small screen is something that a lot of people appreciate, the iPhone SE becomes the natural choice. However, on a price crunch, the iPhone 5s is still an impressive phone and has sold on deal sales for as low as Rs. 15000 for the 16 GB variant. But if, screen size is not an issue the iPhone 6s is their flagship phone (not considering the plus option) and will cost only Rs. 1000 more than the iPhone SE at launch and comes in the same colors, offers more features and looks better.

Specifications iPhone 6s iPhone SE iPhone 5s
Display  4.7-inch Retina HD display with 3D Touch,  LED-backlit widescreen 4-inch Retina display  LED-backlit 4-inch Retina display  LED-backlit
Resolution  1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi 640 x 1136 pixels resolution at 326 ppi 640 x 1136 pixels resolution at 326 ppi
Motion Processor  Embedded M9 motion coprocessor Embedded M9 motion coprocessor  Embedded M7 Motion Co processor
Chipset  A9 chip with 64-bit architecture A9 chip with 64-bit architecture  A7 Chip
RAM 2GB N/A  1 GB
CPU Dual-core 1.84GHz Dual-core 1.84GHz  Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone
GPU PowerVR GT7600 PowerVR GT7600  PowerVR G6430
OS  iOS 9  iOS 9  iOS 9
Internal Storage  16GB/64GB/128GB  16GB / 64 GB  16 GB / 32 GB
Exapandibility  N/A  N/A
Rear camera  12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture  12-megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Optical image stabilization  8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, autofocus, dual-LED
Rear Camera Video  4K video recording (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps  Optical image stabilization for video,  4K video recording (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps  1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Front Camera  5-megapixel photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash  1.2-megapixel photos, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Retina Flash  1.2-megapixel photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Front Camera Video  720p HD video recording 720p HD video recording 720p HD video recording
Weight  143 grams  113 grams  112 grams
Special Features  Fingerprint sensor, 3D touch, live photo  Fingerprint sensor, live photo  Fingerprint sensor
Connectivity LTE LTE  LTE
Variants

Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

 Silver, Gold, Space Gray
Price

Rs. 39000 and Rs. 45000 16GB/64GB respectively unlocked

 
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