Comparison between:
- Apple iPhone SE (2020)
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-Fi
- Apple iPad (2020) Wi-Fi

Brand and model

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

Apple iPhone SE (2020)Apple iPhone 12Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-FiApple iPad (2020) Wi-Fi
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Prices
Apple iPhone 12
Prices
Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-Fi
Prices
Apple iPad (2020) Wi-Fi
Model alias-A2176
A2399
A2398
A2400
A2399
iPad Air 4 Wi-Fi
iPad Air 2020 Wi-Fi
iPad 2020 Wi-Fi
iPad 8th Gen Wi-Fi

Design

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

Width67.3 mm
6.73 cm
0.221 ft
2.65 in
71.5 mm
7.15 cm
0.235 ft
2.815 in
247.6 mm
24.76 cm
0.812 ft
9.748 in
250.6 mm
25.06 cm
0.822 ft
9.866 in
Height138.4 mm
13.84 cm
0.454 ft
5.449 in
146.7 mm
14.67 cm
0.481 ft
5.776 in
178.5 mm
17.85 cm
0.586 ft
7.028 in
174.1 mm
17.41 cm
0.571 ft
6.854 in
Thickness7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
7.4 mm
0.74 cm
0.024 ft
0.291 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
Weight148 g
0.33 lbs
5.22 oz
164 g
0.36 lbs
5.78 oz
458 g
1.01 lbs
16.16 oz
490 g
1.08 lbs
17.28 oz
Volume67.99 cm³
4.13 in³
77.62 cm³
4.71 in³
269.6 cm³
16.37 in³
327.22 cm³
19.87 in³
ColorsWhite
Black
Gray
Black
White
Red
Green
Blue
Silver
Space Gray
Rose Gold
Green
Sky Blue
Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Aluminium alloyAluminium alloy
CertificationIP67IP68--

SIM card

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

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM-Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11-1
-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support-Embedded SIM (eSIM) support

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 (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
-GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz (BC15)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
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CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A1xEV-DO Rev. A--
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
--
UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
-UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 3600 MHz (B48)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B48)
-LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B11)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
5G NR-5G-FDD 600 MHz (n71)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n12)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 800 MHz (n20)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1700 MHz (n66)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n2)
5G-FDD 1900 MHz (n25)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-FDD 2600 MHz (n7)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G mmWave 39 GHz (n260)
5G mmWave 28 GHz (n261)
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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+
LTE Cat 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
-UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
2x2 MIMO
LAA4
Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA--

Operating system

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

Operating system (OS)iOS 13iOS 14.1iPadOS 14iPadOS 14

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.

SoCApple A13 Bionic APL1W85Apple A14 BionicApple A14 BionicApple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Process technology7 nm5 nm5 nm7 nm
CPU-2x Firestorm, 4x Icestorm2x Firestorm, 4x Icestorm2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--128 KB + 128 KB128 KB + 128 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--8192 KB
8 MB
8192 KB
8 MB
CPU cores6666
CPU frequency2650 MHz--2500 MHz
GPU cores4444
GPU frequency---1100 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB3 GB-
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR5LPDDR4X-
RAM channels-Double channelDouble channel-
RAM frequency-2750 MHz--
-16-core Neural EngineM12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
-

Storage

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

Storage64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSOLEDIPSIPS
Diagonal size4.7 in
119.38 mm
11.94 cm
6.1 in
154.94 mm
15.49 cm
10.9 in
276.86 mm
27.69 cm
10.2 in
259.08 mm
25.91 cm
Width2.3 in
58.51 mm
5.85 cm
2.56 in
64.99 mm
6.5 cm
8.95 in
227.35 mm
22.74 cm
8.16 in
207.26 mm
20.73 cm
Height4.1 in
104.06 mm
10.41 cm
5.54 in
140.65 mm
14.06 cm
6.22 in
157.99 mm
15.8 cm
6.12 in
155.45 mm
15.54 cm
Aspect ratio1.779:12.164:11.439:11.333:1
4:3
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels1170 x 2532 pixels2360 x 1640 pixels2160 x 1620 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi
128 ppcm
457 ppi
179 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
265 ppi
104 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area65.57 %87.43 %81.54 %74.08 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Ion-strengthtened glass
Retina HD display
Haptic Touch
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Wide Color display (P3)
Display manufacturer - LG Display
Super Retina XDR
Ceramic Shield
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Haptic Touch
2000000:1
625 cd/m² typical brightness
1200 cd/m² peak brightness
Liquid Retina display
True Tone display
Fully laminated display
Wide Color display (P3)
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²
Retina display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
--Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Three‐axis gyro
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Three‐axis gyro

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 modelSony Exmor RS---
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Sensor format1/3"---
Pixel size1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
1.7 µm
0.001700 mm
-1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/1.8f/1.6f/1.8f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.99 mm
28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)--
Number of lenses6755
Flash type-LED--
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
64 MP4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Night Mode
Deep Fusion
Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Noise reduction
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
Quad-LED flash
Sapphire crystal lens cover
2x optical zoom
5x digital zoom
1080p @ 240 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Sensor size - 1/3.6" (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 13 mm (#2)
5-element lens (#2)
Hybrid IR filterHybrid IR filter

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 typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Sensor format-1/3.6"--
Pixel size1 µm
0.001000 mm
---
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2f/2f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.87 mm
32 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)--
Image resolution3088 x 2320 pixels
7.16 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
-
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesHDR
Digital image stabilization
Face unlock
Night Mode
Deep Fusion
HDR
HDR
Digital image stabilization
Self-timer
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
720p @ 240 fps1080p @ 120 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
-1.2 MP

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Comaptibility
Stereo sound recording
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone
Dolby Atmos
Spatial audio playback
Dual microphonesDual microphones

Radio

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

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
QZSS
Wi-Fi
iBeacon microlocation
Wi-Fi
iBeacon microlocation

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
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MIMO2x2 MiMOHT80 with MIMOHT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth

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

Version5.05.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector type--USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
On-The-Go
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 jackNoNoYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
UMA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering

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
HTML
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/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
FLAC
MP3
AAC‑LC
HE‑AAC
HE‑AAC v2
Protected AAC
Linear PCM
Apple Lossless
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Audible
Audible Enhanced Audio
AAX
AAX+
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
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/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
H.264
HEVC
MPEG‑4 Part 2
Motion JPEG
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
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.

Capacity1821 mAh---
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
---
3G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
---
Charger output power5 V / 1 A9 V / 2 A--
Quick charge technologyUSB Power Delivery 2.0---
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Non-removableNon-removable
Qi wireless chargingMagSafe wireless charging - 15 W
Qi wireless charging - 7.5 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
28.6 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
32.4 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h

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 (USA)-0.99 W/kg--
Body SAR (USA)-0.99 W/kg--

Additional features

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

Additional features--Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil (1st generation)
 Apple iPhone SE (2020)Apple iPhone 12Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-FiApple iPad (2020) Wi-Fi