Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia M
- Apple iPhone SE

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Sony Xperia MApple iPhone SE
Sony Xperia MApple iPhone SE
Prices
Model aliasNicki SS
C1904
C1905
C2004
C2005
A1662
A1723
A1724

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width62 mm
6.2 cm
0.203 ft
2.441 in
58.6 mm
5.86 cm
0.192 ft
2.307 in
Height124 mm
12.4 cm
0.407 ft
4.882 in
123.8 mm
12.38 cm
0.406 ft
4.874 in
Thickness9.3 mm
0.93 cm
0.031 ft
0.366 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
Weight115 g
0.25 lbs
4.06 oz
113 g
0.25 lbs
3.99 oz
Volume71.5 cm³
4.34 in³
55.14 cm³
3.35 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Yellow
Purple
Gray
Silver
Gold
Rose-gold
Body materials-Aluminium alloy

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
FeaturesDual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (A1723)
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz (A1723)
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE-LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (A1662)
LTE 2600 MHz (A1723)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (A1723)
LTE AWS (B4)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE 700 MHz APT (B28) (A1723)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29) (A1662)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
IOS 13.5.1

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Apple A9 APL0898
Process technology28 nm14 nm
CPUKraitApple Twister
CPU bits32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB-
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1024 KB
1 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-8192 KB
8 MB
CPU cores22
CPU frequency1000 MHz1840 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 305PowerVR GT7600
GPU cores16
RAM capacity1 GB2 GB
RAM type-LPDDR4
-M9 motion coprocessor

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage4 GB16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
-

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyTFTIPS
Diagonal size4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width1.96 in
49.78 mm
4.98 cm
1.96 in
49.87 mm
4.99 cm
Height3.49 in
88.57 mm
8.86 cm
3.48 in
88.52 mm
8.85 cm
Aspect ratio1.779:11.775:1
Resolution480 x 854 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density245 ppi
96 ppcm
326 ppi
128 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area57.53 %61.05 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Retina HD display
800:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Full sRGB standard
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model-Sony IMX315 Exmor RS
Sensor type-CMOS
Sensor size-4.8 x 3.6 mm
0.24 in
Pixel size-1.19 µm
0.001190 mm
Crop factor-7.21
Aperture-f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-4.02 mm
29 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses-5
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
-Sensor type - RGBW
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 240 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-OmniVision OV2E0BNN
Sensor type-CMOS
Aperture-f/2.4
Image resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
-
Video resolution640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
-1.2 MP
Retina flash
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesNo
RDS-

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
-MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DUN
FTP
GATT
HFP
HID
OPP
PAN
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USB-
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
TV-Out
NFC
UMA
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs3GPP
AAC
AMR
eAAC+
MP3
OGG
WAV
SMF
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.263
H.264
MPEG-4
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity1750 mAh1642 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time10 h 18 min
10.3 h
618 min
0.4 days
-
2G stand-by time552 h
33120 min
23 days
-
3G talk time9 h
540 min
0.4 days
14 h
840 min
0.6 days
3G stand-by time454 h
27240 min
18.9 days
240 h
14400 min
10 days
FeaturesRemovableNon-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.97 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.99 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.17 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.19 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-A1662 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.970 W/kg; body - 0.990 W/kg
A1662 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.170 W/kg; body - 1.190 W/kg
A1723 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.720 W/kg; body - 0.970 W/kg
A1723 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.170 W/kg; body - 1.170 W/kg
A1724 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.720 W/kg; body - 0.970 W/kg
A1724 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.170 W/kg; body - 1.170 W/kg
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