Apple iPhone 5S vs Apple iPhone SE

2.31 in
4.87 in
Apple iPhone 5S Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone 5S
2.31 in
4.87 in
Apple iPhone SE Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone SE
Editiorial reviews
2 editorial reviews
A respectively fast processor, excellent build quality and a great operating system, but has since been replaced by newer modelsRead more
More than three years after it first launched is the iPhone 5S worth buying second-hand or should you stump up for the SE or 7?Read more
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The iPhone SE (2016) is an affordable, well-designed small phone that can run iOS 13, although it's getting a bit old nowRead more
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User rating
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4.7 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
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Full Comparison

Hardware

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Operating SystemApple iOS 11Apple iOS 11
CPU clock speed1.3 GHz1.84 GHz
CPU CoresDual-coreDual-core
CPU ModelApple A7 APL0698Apple A9 APL0898
GPU ModelPowerVR G6430PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600
Ram memory1GB2GB

Display

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Touchscreenyesyes
Colors16.7 M16.7 M
Panel type
IPS
IPS
Screen size4.0 in4.0 in
Resolution1136.0 px1136.0 px
Technology
IPS , IPS LCD
IPS , IPS LCD
Pixel Density326.0 ppi326.0 ppi
Dual screen supportyesno
Scratch resistant displayyesyes
HDRnono
Ambient light sensoryesyes
Multi touchyesyes

Camera

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Number of cameras22
Front resolution1.2 Mpx1.2 Mpx
Primary rear resolution8.0 Mpx12.0 Mpx
Primary rear sensor size1/3"
N/A
Video recordingyesyes
Highest video resolution1920.0 px4096.0 px
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution30.0 fps30.0 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)120.0 fps120.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280.0 px1280.0 px
Autofocusyesyes
Burst Modeyesyes
Digital Image Stabilizationyesyes
Digital Zoomyesyes
Face Detectionyesyes
Geo-taggingyesyes
HDR Captureyesyes
LED Flashyesyes
Panoramayesyes
Slow-Moyes
N/A
Touch Focusyesyes
Primary rear lens aperture
N/A
2.2 f
Optical Zoom
N/A
3x
Smile Detection
N/A
yes

Storage

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Memory card readernono
Types of memory card supportedNo memory slotNo memory slot

Dimensions

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Colour of productBlack, Silver, Gold
N/A
MaterialAluminium, Glass, Magnesium, PlasticAluminium
Height4.87 in4.87 in
Width2.31 in2.31 in
Depth0.3 in0.3 in
Weight3.95 oz3.99 oz
Physical keyboard/numpadnono
Water resistantnono
Shock resistantnono

Sensors

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Accelerometeryesyes
Proximityyesyes
Digital Compassyesyes
Fingerprintyesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Pedometeryesyes
Barometer
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Dual sim supportnono
Sim card sizeNano-SIMNano-SIM
DLNA certifiedyesno
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version4.04.2
Bluetooth profileA2DP, AVRCPA2DP, AVRCP
NFCnoyes
Charging connectionLightningLightning
Headphone connection3.5 mm3.5 mm
Video outputManufacturer specificManufacturer specific

Celluar

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Navigation systemS-GPSGLONASS
2G GSMyesyes
GSM Frequencies850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTSyesyes
UMTS Frequences850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
HSPAyesyes
HSPA+yesyes
DC-HSPAyesyes
HSDPA speed42.0 Mbps42.0 Mbps
HSUPA speed5.76 Mbps5.76 Mbps
LTE Frequencies700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)100/50150/50
Mobile hotspot functionyesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Wireless networking standard802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
CDMA Frequences
N/A
800 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz

Battery

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Exchangeable batterynono
Battery typeLithium PolymerLithium Ion
Battery capacity1560.0 mAh1642.0 mAh
Standby Time 2G250.0 h240.0 h
Talk Time 2G10.0 h14.0 h
Standby Time 3G250.0 h240.0 h
Talk Time 3G10.0 h14.0 h
Supports fast chargingnono
Supports wireless charging nono

Voice

Apple iPhone 5SApple iPhone 5SApple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)yesyes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
N/A
yes