Apple iPhone SE vs. Galaxy S7 Mini: Comparison



So, Apple has just launched beautiful looking iPhone SE model at recent event. The SE model comes with 4 inch display but packing up high end specifications of iPhone 6S. Also this is going to be Apple’s cheapest launch ever as prices are starting at just $399 USD (as announced). After the successful launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge we are getting rumours that Samsung is also preparing a Galaxy S7 Mini Smartphone and will launch it soon in April. Here we are going to compare both these mini smartphone’s to unpack which is going to be best mini device this year iPhone SE or Galaxy S7 Mini.

iPhone Se

Apple iPhone SE vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini: What’s the story till now?

Recently launch iPhone SE model is a smaller version of last year launched iPhone 6S as it has all the features that we have seen last year. The phone comes with 4 inch large display, runs on Apple A9 processor. Looking at the design of both phone’s we think Apple is the best here as SE model has really beautiful design with 7.6 mm slim body while Galaxy S7 mini looks a bit thicker with 9.7mm. Let’s take a look on specs comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone SE.




See: Galaxy S7 vs. Upcoming iPhone 7 comparison here

iPhone SE vs Galaxy S7 Mini

Apple iPhone SE vs. Galaxy S7 Mini: Specs War

Apple has launched iPhone SE while S7 mini is still to come, the phone is scheduled to be launch somewhere in the month of April. We will update this comparison table soon.

Model Apple iPhone SE Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini
Display 4 inch Retina Display
1136 X 640 pixels, ~326 ppi
Fingerprint Resistance Oleophobic
4.7 inch Super AMOLED 1080p Display
720 X 1080 pixels, ~479 ppi
Always-on Display, TouchWiz UI
OS iOS 9.3 Android v6.0 Marshmallow
Protection  NA Corning Gorilla Glass 4,
IP68 Certified Water & Dust Resistance
Processor Apple A9, Dual Core 1.84 GHz Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 Octa
GPU PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 530 / Mali-T880 MP12
RAM 2GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Camera 12 MP f/2.2 aperture primary,
1.2 MP front camera
12 MP f/1.7 aperture Primary,
5 MP front camera
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size,
simultaneous 4K video & 8MP image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus,
face/smile detection, HDR
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
simultaneous 4K video & 9MP image recording, Auto HDR, panorama,
Other Wi-Fi, Hotspot, A-GPS, GLONASS,
NFC, v4.2 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, v4.2 Bluetooth,
A2DP, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, NFC, apt-X
Colors  Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray Silver, Gold, White, Black
Battery  1642 mAh non removable 2600 mAh (Rumoured)

Although iPhone SE model doesn’t have 3GB RAM you can expect comparatively high performance with it as it has all specification that we have seen in iPhone 6S. It doesn’t have 3D touch which is one of the prime features of iPhone 6S. Looking at the above specs we can say technically Samsung still has an upper hand over Apple with powerful Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 processor and rumoured 3GB RAM.

See: Galaxy Note 6 Rumoured Specs & Price

Apple iPhone SE vs. Galaxy S7 Mini: Price comparison


Earlier on the launch day Apple has announced iPhone SE at just price of $399 USD for 16 GB variant which considered as the cheapest launch by Apple ever. Now iPhone SE 16GB variant will cost you $399 USD () and $828 for 64GB variant. While at the other hand Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini is rumoured to release at price of $599 USD which is still a good price for a smartphone running on 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 configuration. So, Samsung looks like a better option if you are thinking of more power in a compact phone. Below is an approx. price table comparison for Galaxy S7 Mini and iPhone SE:

iPhone SE 16GB iPhone SE 64GB Galaxy S7 Mini
$399 USD $499 USD $599 USD

Release date:

Well Apple is going to take pre-orders for iPhone SE by March 24 and the phone is going to available by March 30 / April 1. While at other hand Galaxy S7 Mini is rumoured to be available by April end. So, at last choice is yours Apple still a name of beautiful smartphone with good specs. But if you are looking for extremely powerful mini device then you should wait a while. We are looking to update you with more details of this comparison as soon as Galaxy S7 Mini launches.

See Samsung recently launched Galaxy S7 comparisons with other high end devices from below:

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