Apple iPhone SE VS. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017): Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone SE VS. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.5
Cost-effectiveness
7.3
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
5.8
6.3
Performance & Hardware
6.9
4.7
Camera
6.6
6.8
Connectivity
7.7
7
Battery
2.5
3.1

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
iPhone Special Edition
SM-A320F, A320F

Release Date

Release date
March 2016, 3 years ago
January 2017, 2 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
58.6 mm
123.8 mm
7.6 mm
66.2 mm
135.4 mm
7.9 mm
Weight
113 g
138 g
Usable surface
61 %
68 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Aluminium alloy
Resistance
-
IP68
Colors
Gold

Gray

Rose-gold

Silver
Black

Blue

Gold

Rose-gold

Screen

Diagonal
4"
4.7"
Type
LCD IPS Retina HD Display
Super Amoled
Resolution
640 x 1136 px
720 x 1280 px
Density
326 Pixels per inch
312 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 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
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch

Prototypes





Prototypes
Apple iPhone SE
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Apple A9
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
CPU
Apple Twister
ARM Cortex-A53
Type
Dual-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
1.84 GHz
1.6 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
PowerVR GT7600 6xCores
Arm Mali-T830

RAM

RAM
2 GB
2 GB

Antutu

Score
131.458 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 78% of devices
45.259
Overall performance better than 52% of devices

Storage

Capacity
16 GB
16 GB
SD Slot
No
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Pedometer
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
12 Mpx
13 Mpx
Pixel size
1.190 µm
--
Sensor
Apple iSight Camera (6s)
Sony IMX258
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/2.2
f/1.9
Flash
Dual LED
LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
240 fps
No
30 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
1.2 Mpx
8 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B27 (800)
  • B28 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 802.11ac
  • 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 Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.2
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HOGP
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

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

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

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

0.970 W/Kg on head
0.990 W/Kg on body
0.349 W/Kg on head
1.380 W/Kg on body
American measurement

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

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

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • TV-Out
  • UMA
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • ANT+
  • Computer sync
  • Mirrorlink
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

Battery

Battery
Capacity
1642 mAh
2350 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Others
Non-removable
Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
iOS 12
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Prices

Prices

Prices