Can we really compare the iPhone SE with the Galaxy S7 when it comes to performance? Yes, we can. Not only is such a comparison warranted – for years, the top Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets were pitted against smaller sized iPhones – but Apple’s new 4-inch device is so powerful that it will blow the Galaxy S7 out of the water in performance tests, just like the iPhone 6s.
The iPhone SE has almost the exact hardware as the iPhone 6s, with a few key differences like screen size and resolution, front-facing camera and Touch ID sensor version. But the components that matter for day-to-day performance are almost the same. Inside the iPhone SE, Apple put the same A9 chip found on the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s models. And now AnTuTu has been able to confirm the handset packs 2GB of RAM, just like the other 2015 iPhones.
One day this fall, if things occur as usual, Apple will stage a big event to introduce the next flagship iPhone. And, based on the events of this month, that smartphone had better be great.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I have any beef at first glance with the revamped smaller iPhone SE that Apple unveiled this week, or with the downsized iPad Pro that accompanied it. Each makes business sense — especially the modernized four-inch phone model, the iPhone SE. Both seemed to work well in the few minutes I had to fiddle with them, and I’ll have reviews of them soon.
I expect these products will make significant minorities of users happy. Plus, the $399 base price on the iPhone SE (compared to $650 or so for the 6s) may help Apple in overseas markets where cheaper and smaller phones are popular.
From design to display, price to power, we put the two smartphones head-to-head to see how they compare
Samsung is gunning for Apple. The South Korean company has just unveiled its new Galaxy S7 smartphone while iPhone 7 won’t hit the market until September.
However, when it does, the two handsets will likely prove to be two of the most compelling choices on the market. But what about now? How does Samsung’s new flagship device stack up against Apple’s 2015 crown jewel, the iPhone 6S?