Apple iPhone 5S 16GB  Apple iPhone SE 16GB 
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Excellence Score24.343.8
Value for Money Score53.566.9
PriceRs. 15,799 onwardsRs. 20,498 onwards
Launch Date (India)Nov, 2013Apr, 2016
Smartphone OSApple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 11Apple iOS 9.3, Upgradeable to 11
Display FeaturesRetina display, Scratch Resistant, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on frontIPS LCD, Retina Display, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
Processor1.7 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor NameA7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessorApple A9 Chip
GPUPowerVR Series 6PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
RAM1 GB2 GB
VoLTEYes
Camera8.0 MP12.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Weight112 gm113 gm
Battery Capacity1440 mAh1642 mAh
Battery Standby250 hrs240 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)N/A240 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs14.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersWeb Browsing Time (3G): 8 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 40 hrsMusic Playback Time: 50 hrs, Video Playback Time:13 hrs, Web Browsing Time (3G): 12 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 13 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 13 hrs
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium build, and classy design
  • Compact in-the-hand feel, easy to use with one hand
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner provides a useful, convenient way to unlock the phone
  • Beautiful display with incredibly accurate colors, excellent brightness output, and great viewing angles
  • iOS 7 is a nice evolution from the previous version, and is as simple, and intuitive as ever
  • Snappy, fluid performance
  • Future proof power package
  • Great on-screen keyboard
  • Excellent web browser
  • Excellent camera with very good low-light performance as well
  • Excellent call quality
  • Bundled iWork app suite
  • Packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, much more compact 4-inch phone - this a great choice for Apple fans who like smaller phones
  • Super compact and light
  • Currently this is a phone in a class of its own: there is no other phone of such size that's even remotely as powerful
  • Excellent phone for one-handed use
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, glamorous screen with wide viewing angles, superb sunlight legibility
  • The intuitive, efficient and reliable software experience of iOS
  • Excellent, top-shelf performance and reliability across the board
  • Just like the iPhone 6S, the primary camera is superlative, and among the very best cameras put on a phone
  • Excellent battery life (better than any other iPhone to date)
  • Comes with best-in-class earphones
  • The iPhone SE works with all the old iPhone 5/5S cases and accessories, too
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
  • Misses out on some minor iPhone 6s features, like 3D Touch
  • With the small screen, this is not the best phone for video watching, or web browsing experiences
  • With the small screen, the on-screen keyboard is smaller too, and might be difficult to adjust to, if you are moving from a larger phone to this
  • Loudspeaker is not deep enough
  • Only 16GB of memory may become limiting if you tend to install a lot of apps/games, or store a lot of videos on your phone
  • The front camera is underwhelming at just 1.2MP
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