iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 5s Which One Should you Choose
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.
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 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.
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|
|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|
|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|
Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
|Silver, Gold, Space Gray|
Rs. 39000 and Rs. 45000 16GB/64GB respectively unlocked