Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone SE

Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G

SCORE:
70
SCORE:
87

Highlights

  • 4.0" 640 x 1136 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 1624 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

Highlights

  • 6.5" 1080 x 2400 (HD+) Super AMOLED screen
  • 5G support
  • 3 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 4500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone SE to Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone SE

Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G

BODY
71
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
57
MEMORY
43
CAMERA
72
FEATURES
81
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
78
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
46
OVERALL
70
BODY
73
NETWORK
100
DISPLAY
87
MEMORY
76
CAMERA
83
FEATURES
94
LOCATION TECH
90
CONNECTIVITY
94
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
88
BATTERY
88
OVERALL
87

Advantage of Apple iPhone SE

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone SE over Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G.

Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Lighter 3.99 oz (113 g) vs 6.7 oz (190 g)
Thinner 4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
vs 6.29" x 2.93" x 0.33"
159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm
Ambient light sensor vs
3.5mm Audio Jack vs
Longer Internet Usage Time LTE Up to 13 hours vs UP to 9 hours

Advantage of Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G over Apple iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame vs Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum frame
Number of SIM Single SIM vs Single SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
5G Bands vs Sub6: Bands 2 / 5 / 41 / 66 / 71
Screen Type IPS LCD vs Super AMOLED
Higher Screen Resolution 640 x 1136 vs 1080 x 2400 (HD+)
Higher Screen Pixel Density 326ppi vs 407ppi
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 60.8% vs 84.8%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 500 (typical) vs 679
Higher Contrast Ratio 800∶1 vs 2,000,000∶1
HDR display vs
More RAM 2GB vs 6GB
More Internal Storage 16GB vs 128GB
Memory Card Slot vs shared with SIM
More Rear Cameras Wide vs Wide + UltraWide + Telephoto
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/1.8
Wider Main Camera 29mm vs 26mm
Larger Sensor on Main Camera 1/3" vs 1/1.76"
Larger Pixels on Main Camera 1.22μm vs 1.8μm
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3.0%
Pixel Size: 1.12μm
Telephoto Camera vs Resolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 76mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/4.5%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Higher Front Camera Resolution 1.2MP vs 32MP
Wider Front Camera Aperture f/2.4 vs f/2.2
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 720p at 30fps vs 4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording 1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
vs 1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording vs HDR10+
HDR10 playback vs
HDR10+ playback vs
A-GPS vs
GALILEO vs
BDS vs
USB USB 2.0 vs USB 3.2 On-The-Go
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth version v4.2 vs v5.0
ANT+ vs
CPU Type Dual-core vs Octa-core
CPU Speed 1.8 GHz vs 2.84 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHz
Barometer vs
Compass vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Mono vs Stereo
Dolby Atmos vs
Audio Specifications 16-bit/44.1kHz audio vs 32-bit/384kHz
Higher Battery Capacity 1624 mAh (typical) vs 4500 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless Charging vs compatible with WPC
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 50 hours vs Up to 75 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   12MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No FM radio

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone SE and here - Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G.

BASICS Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
BrandApplevsSamsung
ModeliPhone SEvsGalaxy s20 FE 5G
Version2GB/16GBvs6GB/128GB
Version2A1662vsSM-G781U1
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose GoldvsCloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Red, Cloud Mint, Cloud White, Cloud Orange
Annouce date2016, March 21vs2020, September 23
Release Date2016, March 31vs2020, October 02
BODY Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum frame
Weight3.99 oz (113 g)vs6.7 oz (190 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
vs6.29" x 2.93" x 0.33"
159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 2000
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29vs
5G BandsvsSub6: Bands 2 / 5 / 41 / 66 / 71
SCREEN Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
ScreenSize4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)vs6.5"/165.5 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCDvsSuper AMOLED
Screen Resolution640 x 1136vs1080 x 2400 (HD+)
Screen Pixel Density326ppivs407ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs20∶9
Screen To Body Ratio60.8%vs84.8%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)vs679
Contrast Ratio800∶1vs2,000,000∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
RAM2GBvs6GB
Internal Storage16GBvs128GB
Storage TypeNVMevsUFS 3.1
Memory Card Slotvs shared with SIM
Card TypevsMicroSD
CAMERA Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Rear CamerasWidevsWide + UltraWide + Telephoto
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2

Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Sensor Size: 1/3%Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 26mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/1.76%
Pixel Size: 1.8μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vsResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Sensor Size: 1/3.0%
Pixel Size: 1.12μm
Telephoto CameravsResolution: 8MP
Focal Length: 76mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/4.5%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasFaceTime HD CameravsWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 1.2MP
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 31mm
vsResolution: 32MP
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 26mm
Sensor Size: 1/2.74%
Pixel Size: 0.8μm
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs
Macro Cameravs
Rear Flash True Tone flashvs with LED flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Digital ZoomFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
vsFor stills: 30x
For video: 10x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS720p at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs8K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
vs1080p at 240fps
720p at 960fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs HDR10+
Rear Camera HDRvsHDR10+
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 3.2 On-The-Go
USB InterfaceLightningvsType-C
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv4.2vsv5.0
NFC (Only Apple Pay)vs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
OSiOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 14.2vsAndroid 10
ChipsetApple A9vsQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
CPU TypeDual-corevsOcta-core
CPU Speed1.8 GHzvs2.84 GHz, 2.42 GHz, 1.8 GHz
GPUPowerVR GT7600vsAdreno 650
SENSORS Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs Under display, Optical
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMonovsStereo
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
Audio Specifications16-bit/44.1kHz audiovs32-bit/384kHz
BATTERY Apple iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy s20 FE 5G
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-PovsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity1624 mAh (typical)vs4500 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless Chargingvs compatible with WPC
Talk TimeUp to 14 hours (3G)vsUp to 33 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 13 hoursvsUP to 9 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 13 hoursvsUp to 13 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 50 hoursvsUp to 75 hours

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