iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE

iPhone 6
iPhone SE
iPhone SE

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iPhone 6 iPhone SE


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
Width 67 mm 58.6 mm
Height 138.1 mm 123.8 mm
Weight 129 g 113 g
Thickness 6.9 mm 7.6 mm
Volume 63.84 cm³ 55.14 cm³


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
Resolution 750 x 1334 px 640 x 1136 px
Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Size 4.7 inches 4 inches


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
Battery capacity 1810 mAh* 1642 mAh*

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
Maximum storage 128 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 1.4 GHz 1.84 GHz
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
Front camera resolution 1 MP 1 MP
Main camera resolution 8 MP 12 MP
Optical zoom No No
Flash Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 1080 px 2160 px


iPhone 6 iPhone SE
3.5mm jack socket Yes Yes
Number of microphones 3 3

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone Se Comparison

iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE (2016): looking for something simple?

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone SE are two popular small and simple Apple iPhone devices. The iPhone 6 was released in 2014, while the iPhone SE was released in 2016, which is the first of its iteration before the SE 2 (2020) and SE 3 (2022) were released years after.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE (2016): camera quality

When it comes to camera quality, both phones have a single camera on the rear, but the SE model has a 12 MP rear camera, whereas the iPhone 6 has an 8 MP camera. Both phones have a 1.2 MP selfie camera, but the video recording on the SE model has 4K capability whereas the 6 model only has 1080p.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE (2016): resolution, battery, storage and iOS

The display size and resolution may come as a surprise since the older iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display with 750 x 1334 px resolution, while the iPhone SE has a 4 inch display with 640 x 1136 px resolution. The battery life of each device also differs; with the battery of an iPhone 6 again superior to the new SE model with 1810 mAh that can last up to 10 hours vs iPhone SE's 1642 mAh battery which means 8 hours of web browsing or video streaming in comparison. In terms of storage capacity, both phones offer the same options; you can get both the iPhone 6 or SE with either 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacity. The iPhone SE has a slightly better RAM capacity than the 6 model; iPhone 6 has 1 GB RAM whereas the SE model offers 2 GB RAM. The 6 model uses a slightly older chipset with the Apple A8 Bionic chipset, whereas the SE has the A9 Bionic chipset. Both phone’s operating systems are unable to update to the latest operating system but the 6 model can go as high as iOS 12.5.6, and the SE model as high as iOS 15.7. Design-wise, they are quite similar but there are some differences; The weight of an iPhone 6 is 129 g while the iPhone SE is 113 g and they come in different colors such as silver, gold and space gray for both devices but rose gold is only available for the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE (2016): verdict

If you had to pick one, the older iPhone 6 model surprises in some respects such as the battery and resolution quality, however, what tips our decision is the fact you can update to a higher operating system on the iPhone SE which will provide a more modern feel to how you use your iPhone. However, if you have very simple needs which could mean prioritization with battery and screen quality, then you can’t go wrong with a super-cheap iPhone 6 - the decision is yours. One last reminder, if you're looking for ways to save money on your purchase while helping out our planet at the same time then buying refurbished products from Back Market could be a great option! You could save up to 70%     (off the cost of buying new) on your purchase all year long!

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