Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone SE

SCORE:
80
SCORE:
70

Highlights

  • 5.8" 1125 x 2436 Super Retina OLED screen
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • HDR display
  • 2716 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

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
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone X to Apple iPhone SE to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone X gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone SE

BODY
76
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
89
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
80
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
87
SENSORS
74
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
76
OVERALL
80
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

Advantage of Apple iPhone X

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone X over Apple iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Screen Type Super Retina OLED vs IPS LCD
Higher Screen Resolution 1125 x 2436 vs 640 x 1136
Higher Screen Pixel Density 458ppi vs 326ppi
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 82.9% vs 60.8%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 625 (typical) vs 500 (typical)
Higher Contrast Ratio 1000000∶1 vs 800∶1
HDR display vs
More RAM 3GB vs 2GB
More Internal Storage 64GB vs 16GB
More Rear Cameras Wide + Telephoto vs Wide
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.2
Wider Main Camera 28mm vs 29mm
Telephoto Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vs
Higher Front Camera Resolution 7MP vs 1.2MP
Wider Front Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.4
Front Depth Camera 3D Depth Sensing vs
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 30fps vs 720p at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
HDR10 playback vs
Dolby Vision playback vs
GALILEO vs
QZSS vs
Bluetooth version v5.0 vs v4.2
CPU Type Hexa-core vs Dual-core
CPU Speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz
Barometer vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Stereo vs Mono
Dolby Atmos vs
Higher Battery Capacity 2716 mAh (typical) vs 1624 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0 vs
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 60 hours vs Up to 50 hours

Advantage of Apple iPhone SE

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone SE over Apple iPhone X.

Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Lighter 6.14 oz (174 g) vs 3.99 oz (113 g)
Thinner 5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
vs 4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Fingerprint Sensor vs
3.5mm Audio Jack vs
Longer Internet Usage Time LTE Up to 12 hours vs Up to 13 hours
Longer Internet Usage Time Wi-Fi Up to 12 hours vs Up to 13 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
Why iPhones are better than Android
👍   4G Bands
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Front Flash
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Small RAM: 3GB and 2GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   12MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 2716 and 1624 mAh

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 X and here - Apple iPhone SE.

BASICS Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone XvsiPhone SE
Version3GB/64GBvs2GB/16GB
Version2A1901vsA1662
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsSpace Gray, SilvervsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Annouce date2017, September 12vs2016, March 21
Release Date2017, November 03vs2016, March 31
BODY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), stainless steel framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame
Weight6.14 oz (174 g)vs3.99 oz (113 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30"
143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
vs4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 2000
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 66
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
ScreenSize5.8"/147.3 mm (full rectangle)vs4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeSuper Retina OLEDvsIPS LCD
Screen Resolution1125 x 2436vs640 x 1136
Screen Pixel Density458ppivs326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio19.5∶9vs16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio82.9%vs60.8%
Screen Brightness625 (typical)vs500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio1000000∶1vs800∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
RAM3GBvs2GB
Internal Storage64GBvs16GB
Storage TypeNVMevsNVMe
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Rear CamerasWide + TelephotovsWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 28mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2

Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Sensor Size: 1/3%Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f/2.4
Sensor Size: 1/3.4%
Pixel Size: 1.0μm
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasTrueDepth cameravsFaceTime HD Camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 1.2MP
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 31mm
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Camera 3D Depth Sensingvs
Macro Cameravs
Front Flash Retina Flashvs Retina Flash
Rear Flash Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Syncvs True Tone flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 10x
For video: 6x
vsFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsLightning
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv4.2
NFCvs (Only Apple Pay)
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
OSiOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2vsiOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A11 BionicvsApple A9
CPU TypeHexa-corevsDual-core
CPU Speed2.3 GHzvs1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPUvsPowerVR GT7600
SENSORS Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
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
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsMono
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+)vsAAC-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+)
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity2716 mAh (typical)vs1624 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0vs
Talk TimeUp to 21 hours (3G)vsUp to 14 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 12 hoursvsUp to 13 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 12 hoursvsUp to 13 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 60 hoursvsUp to 50 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone X vs Apple iPhone SE
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .icsvs
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell checkvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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