iPhone 7 Vs iPhone SE

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iPhone 7iPhone SE


iPhone 7iPhone SE
Width67.1 mm58.6 mm
Height138.3 mm123.8 mm
Weight138 g113 g
Thickness7.1 mm7.6 mm
Volume65.89 cm³55.14 cm³


iPhone 7iPhone SE
Resolution750 x 1334 px640 x 1136 px
Density326 ppi326 ppi
Size4.7 inches4 inches


iPhone 7iPhone SE
Battery capacity1960 mAh1642 mAh
Ultra power saving modeYesYes
Battery life14 h14 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 7iPhone SE
Maximum storage256 GB128 GB
CPU frequency2.34 GHz1.84 GHz
RAM capacity2 GB2 GB


iPhone 7iPhone SE
Front camera resolution7 MP1 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Optical zoomNoNo
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 7iPhone SE
3.5mm jack socketNoYes
Number of microphones33

iPhone SE vs iPhone 7 Comparison

iPhone SE (2016) vs iPhone 7: battle of the budgets

Comparing the iPhone 7 and the iPhone SE isn't as straightforward as you think - both iPhones were released in 2016 with the SE considered as the more budget-friendly option. Fast forward to years later and they're both very affordable iPhones. So the question now is, which refurbished iPhone do you choose between the iPhone SE (2016) and iPhone 7?

iPhone SE (2016) vs iPhone 7: technical specs

When it comes to technical specifications, both phones have their strengths. The iPhone 7 has a larger display size of 4.7 inches compared to 4 inches on the SE, and a higher resolution of 750 x 1334 px compared to 640 x 1136 px on the SE. It also has a better front camera quality with 7 MP compared to 1 MP on the SE. However, both possess 12MP rear camera quality. When it comes to battery life, the SE is also inferior with 1642 mAh compared to 1960 mAh on the iPhone 7 - this means that you can expect up to 10 hours of web browsing or video streaming from your device if you choose an SE over an iPhone 7.

iPhone SE (2016) vs iPhone 7: storage and design

The storage capacity is also different between these two devices; while both offer 32GB as standard options, you can get up to 256GB for your device if you choose an iPhone 7 over an SE, while the maximum memory on an iPhone SE is 128GB. In terms of chipset and processor speed; the iPhone 7 has an Apple A10 Fusion chipset, whilst the SE has an A9 chipset. Finally when it comes down to design there are some differences too; while both come in multiple colours (black/jet black/gold/rose gold/silver) only the iPhone 7 offers a glossy jet black finish and a red variant too, whereas the SE lacks in both these colours.

iPhone SE (2016) vs iPhone 7: decision time

It's clear to see that the iPhone 7 is slightly superior across all fronts, however if you're not too fussed by the minimal difference in specs, and looking to have a compact, simple, no-frills phone, then you can't go wrong with an iPhone SE (2016) which is sold at a lower price to the iPhone 7.

Finally we should consider environmental sustainability when making our choice - buying refurbished products like those available at Back Market can save up 30-50% off the cost of brand new! Not only does this help us save money but it helps reduce waste by reusing existing products instead of creating new ones from scratch - so why not give refurbished products a try?

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