iPhone 6 vs iPhone SE

iPhone 6
iPhone SE
iPhone SE


iPhone 6iPhone SE
Width67 mm58.6 mm
Height138.1 mm123.8 mm
Weight129 g113 g
Thickness6.9 mm7.6 mm
Volume63.84 cm³55.14 cm³


iPhone 6iPhone SE
Resolution750 x 1334 px640 x 1136 px
Density326 ppi326 ppi
Size4.7 inches4 inches


iPhone 6iPhone SE
Battery capacity1810 mAh1642 mAh

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


iPhone 6iPhone SE
Maximum storage128 GB128 GB
CPU frequency1.4 GHz1.84 GHz
RAM capacity1 GB2 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 6iPhone SE
Front camera resolution1 MP1 MP
Main camera resolution8 MP12 MP
Optical zoomNoNo
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution1080 px2160 px


iPhone 6iPhone SE
3.5mm jack socketYesYes
Number of microphones33

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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