The newly launched iPhone SE has managed to spread its sales in the market like wildfire. In contrast to which, iPhone 6s, a seemingly high performance and high end user interface smartphone, has been given honest reviews after the launch of iPhone SE. iphone se vs iphone 6s

The iPhone 6s holds seemingly both pros and cons when compared with the lighter iPhone SE with its longer battery life. In this article, we will go through every specification and put up an upfront iPhone SE versus iPhone 6s review.

Physical Aspect: Body and Display

The iPhone SE weighs 113g, which is lighter in comparison to iPhone 6s that weighs 143 g, however, the feel of iPhone 6s in your hands is better as it is sleeker and iPhone SE is rather boxy in appearance. Both, iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, has nano SIM card slot.

Screen display and usability is where the iPhone 6s has a winning score over the SE. The 4.7 inch iPhone 6s display makes it more desirable than the 4 inch display of iPhone SE. Another factor that beats iPhone SE is the screen protection. iPhone 6s comes with a fully oleophobic and ion-strengthened glass protection, that makes sure it repels grease and is water resistant, whereas, iPhone SE has no such feature.

The iPhone 6s has a brighter and clear display even in sunlight as opposed to iPhone SE which gives a standard view. The contrast ratio of display for iPhone 6s is slightly higher than iPhone SE.

iOS Platform

iPhone SE uses an updated iOS 9.3.2 version, i.e., version 9.3.3 upgradable to iOS 10 when it receives an update. iPhone 6s uses a slightly outdated iOS version 9 upgradable to iOS 10. Both run on a 1.84 GHz Dual Core Twister processor that provides the users with six core graphics.

Network features

Networking is a major issue these days as telecommunication companies are thriving their best to deliver cheaper and faster services to their customers, but due to poor reception of the smartphone devices, great networking services are going to waste.

We all know, with Apple phones, this was never an issue as they have the largest bandwidth and incorporate technology to provide the best reception. Similarly, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE have 2G, 3G and 4G bandwidth reception within 700 to 2600 range. The speed is a whopping 3.1 Mbps for iPhone 6s on a normal basis, however, it has LTE cat6 which serves 300/50 Mbps as opposed to LTE cat4 featured by iPhone SE that serves 150/50 Mbps. Therefore, iPhone 6s scores in this arena. They also support GPRS and EDGE.


iPhone 6s has expandable memory up to 128 GB whereas iPhone SE’s memory slot is expandable up to 64 GB. Users looking for maximum utility of space, should opt for iPhone 6s. Both the devices come with a 2GB internal RAM.


Selfie lovers should go for iPhone 6s because of its clear and concise 5MP front/secondary camera. iPhone SE doesn’t disappoint either with a 1.2 MP front/secondary camera as compared to other Android phones in the market; but, drastically fails in comparison to iPhone 6s. The Primary camera is a perfect 12 MP for both, including features like geotagging, autofocus, phase detection, HDR, touch focus, face and smile detection and panorama. The 1.2 MP secondary camera of iPhone SE gives panorama a miss, but it sure makes up with its dual tone flash.

Additional features

The features that make a smartphone “smart” are sensors and real time multi-tasking processors. The sensors like proximity, compass, gyro, barometer and accelerometer have gained much prominence and comes in most phones. iPhone SE has taken a notch higher and added temperature sensor with the patent fingerprint sensor of Apple.

Battery Life

The battery life of iPhone SE is way better than iPhone 6s as the endurance rating of iPhone SE is 73 hours whereas iPhone 6s just has 62 hours.

To sum it up, both phones have weighed equal on their spectrum, the pros balances the cons of the other phone and vice versa. At the end of the day, the user should decide in terms of their requirements and price.