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Compare Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 5S: Price, Specifications, Availability

Apple unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone SE with a 4-inch display at the ‘Let Us Loop You In’ conference on Tuesday in Cupertino. However, the 4-inch handset is not new to Apple because the company had released iPhone 5s with a similar display in 2013. In this article, we will take a look at the differences between iPhone SE and iPhone 5S.

The iPhone SE is equipped with a 4-inch LED IPS display with a resolution of 640×1136 pixels and a pixel density of 326 PPI, which is the same as iPhone 5S. While iPhone SE packs with an Apple A9 chipset, the iPhone 5S bundles an out-dated Apple A7 chip.

Under the hood, iPhone SE is equipped with a 1.84 GHz Twister processor, while iPhone 5S packs an out-dated 1.3 GHz Cyclone processor.

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The recently released iPhone SE comes in both 16GB and 64GB storage variants with 2GB RAM. The iPhone 5S, however, shipped with a 32GB storage model as well but with 1GB RAM.

Both iPhone SE and iPhone 5S offers 1.2MP front-facing shooter but the SE model has a slightly larger rear camera sensor at 12MP, compared to only 8MP in iPhone 5S.

When it comes to life, the iPhone SE is expected to deliver improved battery backup with a 1642mAh battery. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5s shipped with a lower battery capacity of 1570mAh.

Apple iPhone 5S

Even though Siri was available in both iPhone models, the iPhone SE features always-on Siri using which you will be able to work with it anytime irrespective of the power source. However, iPhone 5S is capable of upgrading up to iO3 9.3 and hence we can expect new features to be available on the device as well.

Regarding pricing, iPhone 5S is currently available starting at Rs. 18499. However, you will have to shell out Rs. 39000 for iPhone SE, which is comparatively huge for a 4-inch smartphone.

The White color is missing with the addition of Rose Gold color in iPhone SE, which was not available in iPhone 5S.