Apple iPhone 5c VS. Apple iPhone SE: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 5c VS. Apple iPhone SE. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
6.9
Cost-effectiveness
7.8
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
3.9
5.5
Performance & Hardware
3.8
7.1
Camera
5.2
6.7
Connectivity
6
8.1
Battery
8.2
2.6

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
iPhone Light, Low-cost iPhone, iPhone Lite
iPhone Special Edition

Release Date

Release date
September 2013, 5 years ago
March 2016, 3 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
59.2 mm
124.4 mm
9.0 mm
58.6 mm
123.8 mm
7.6 mm
Weight
132 g
113 g
Usable surface
60 %
61 %
Materials
Polycarbonate
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance
-
-
Colors
Gold

Gray

Rose-gold

Silver

Screen

Diagonal
4"
4"
Type
LCD IPS
LCD IPS Retina HD Display
Resolution
640 x 1136 px
640 x 1136 px
Density
326 Pixels per inch
326 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Retina display
  • 500 cd/m2
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • Capacitive
  • Full sRGB standard
  • LED-backlit
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Retina HD display
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes





Prototypes
Apple iPhone 5c
Print 3D Model
Apple iPhone SE
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Apple A6 APL0589
Apple A9
CPU
Apple Swift ARMv7
Apple Twister
Type
Dual-Core
Dual-Core
Frequency
1.3 GHz
1.84 GHz
64 Bits
No
Yes

Graphics

GPU
PowerVR SGX543 MP3
PowerVR GT7600 6xCores

RAM

RAM
1 GB
2 GB

Antutu

Score
27.524
Overall performance better than 30% of devices
131.458 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 80% of devices

Storage

Capacity
8 GB
16 GB
SD Slot
No
No

Security

Fingerprint
No
Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
8 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
1.391 µm
1.190 µm
Sensor
Apple iSight Camera (5)
Apple iSight Camera (6s)
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS BSI
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.2
Flash
LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
Slow Motion Video
No
30 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
1.2 Mpx
1.2 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B27 (800)
  • B30 (2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • CDMA2000 EV-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC15 (1700/2100 AWS)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA2000 EV-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC15 (1700/2100 AWS)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.0 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Cell ID
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS
  • Cell ID
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.990 W/Kg on head
0.950 W/Kg on body
0.970 W/Kg on head
0.990 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.190 W/Kg on head
1.190 W/Kg on body
1.170 W/Kg on head
1.190 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • TV-Out
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • TV-Out
  • UMA
  • VoLTE

Battery

Battery
Capacity
1510 mAh
1642 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Others
Non-removable
Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
iOS 10
iOS 12

Prices

Prices

Prices