iPhone 5S vs iPhone SE – 2020 Comparison

by birtanpublished on January 26, 2021

The iPhone 5s to many was the perfect iPhone design so you can imagine the excitement to a lot of people when in early 2016 Apple released the iPhone se essentially the 5s but better the se looked identical but brought better speeds and a better camera hey how's it going I'm Josh from ninety one second today we're comparing the iPhone 5s and the iPhone se all these years later roll the intro I did a video on this last year but I wanted to redo it for one main reason and that is because the iPhone 5s is no longer supported by software updates

It's stuck on I was 12 whereas the iPhone se is capable of running Iowa's 13 last year when I did this video they felt really similar because they ran the same software but now that there's a actual gap between the two I felt like it was definitely a subject worth revisiting and don't be fooled even a year ago when they were both on I was 12 the phones are extremely different internally yeah they have the same exterior but trust me when I say the SC is the much more pleasant experience thanks to essentially being the iPhone success and a smaller body that's a bit

Of a simplified version of what it is but I'll get to the specifics in a bit let's start in 2013 with the release of the iPhone 5s it looked basically the same as the 2012 iPhone 5 but a broad touch ID as well as a new gold color the 5s also was greatly improved in terms of specs with the a7 chip set being the first 64-bit smartphone ever it's thanks to this massive leap forward in tech that the 5s was supported all the way to the September of 2019 until Elias 13 came out yeah it can't run iOS 13 but at the moment is 12 can do most things and download most apps

Although note dark mode unless you jailbreak it of course regardless though the 5s is easily the best iPhone ever in terms of how it aged and perhaps the best iPhone ever in general it pushed a lot forward and it's hard to deny that it was important even if back in the day people saw it as just another iPhone 5 the early 2016 iPhone se on the other hand pushed nothing forward but it wasn't supposed to it was meant to be a budget option to the iPhone 6s and contained basically all the same specs as the success just in a smaller body the iPhone se is one of my favorite

Phones because it showed that at least at the time Apple was willing to listen to consumers some people wanted a cheaper phone some people wanted a smaller phone and the SC managed to appeal to both groups both these phones have the exact same Retina display at 4 inches they look good and that's really all that matters they are small relative to most phones nowadays but that's something that a lot of people liked about these phones touch ID is the same on both phones being first gen which pretty slow nowadays compared to newer iPhones but it's still better than

Putting in your passcode every time the SE does have a very slightly larger battery but considering it runs more demanding software now as well as better hardware I doubt you would notice any difference the iPhone se is capable of Apple pay which is convenient and it also brought a rose gold color so there's that overall from the outside these phones are very similar and you'd actually be pretty hard pressed to figure out which is which if you didn't know that is until you saw the SE badge on the SE regardless where the actual changes take place are in the technical

Specifications and the camera let's go over the cameras the iPhone 5s has eight megapixels and can shoot video in up to 1080p the iPhone se has 12 megapixels and can shoot video in up to 4k these are massive differences and you can tell in the terms of picture quality as you can see here HDR and just everything is better on the SE as you would expect it's the same camera as the iPhone success after all living – video again 1080p vs. 4k you can see the comparison here I will say with YouTube's compression it might be hard to see just how much better the SC is but I can

Promise you it is significantly better not that the 5s is horrible but it isn't great when it comes to the selfie camera this is where the SE didn't improve things at all with only one point two megapixels same as the 5s I'm not sure if these are the exact same cameras but selfies look just as bad on both so I suppose it doesn't matter if you're super vain these are not the phones for you if you're more reasonable but still like having half decent selfies these are still not the phones for you camera wise the iPhone se is much much better and you would expect that the

Phone is almost three years newer you would hope that the camera would be significantly better the other big changes came in processing power the iPhone 5s has the a7 chip set and one gigabyte of RAM while the se has the a9 chip set and 2 gigabytes of RAM same as what's in the iPhone 6s it goes without saying that the SC is more capable of doing pretty much anything the RAM helps it a lot it just feels faster you can do more once the SC is the better phone I wouldn't say it's the most fluid experience anymore in comparison to newer iPhones but it is pretty darn good

On I was 13 and I would say quite a bit better than the 5s which isn't bad when I was 12 but it can feel choppy sometimes also the SE can run dark mode and the 5s can't so there you go the iPhone 5s is forever stuck with iOS 12 it got 6 years of support which is insane but it has officially been retired as well as the iPhone 6 actually which means that the SC and the 6s are the lowest SPECT iPhones right now running the latest software so we have to ask the question is I was 13 the final update for the iPhone se probably not at least in my opinion the reason

The iPhone 6 didn't get iOS 13 is because of the single gigabyte of RAM so I do believe that the iPhone se will be capable of running iowa's 14 next year mind you there's no guarantee of that but personally I think there's a good chance regardless though it is going to last quite a bit longer than the 5s in terms of app support and just being a pretty solid of modern smartphone don't get me wrong here the iPhone 5s is awesome and I think it lasted a lot longer than anyone in 2013 would have expected but it is old now and unfortunately in a couple years the

IPhone se will probably be in the same situation and once that happens the iPhone 5 design will officially be dead so I guess if you're using an iPhone se or 5s even enjoy the small screens while you can they're not gonna be around forever before we wrap this up I did want to mention that both of those phones are pretty darn good when it comes to budget options if you need a really cheap smartphone the 5s can be found for under $50 on ebay.com if you look around and the iPhone se can be found for under $100 so those are both really good prices obviously the SE is

The one you should buy hundred percent if you're looking between the two but still very very cheap for very capable smartphones but what do you think of the SE and 5s I think it's a pity that the iPhone 5 design isn't going to be around for that much longer but writing's on the wall you know it's just the way the world works and hey Apple might eventually release a new phone with a similar design you never know if you found this video interesting maybe hit that like button and consider subscribing for more content just like this you can follow me over on Twitter

And Instagram if you want for some reason and without how being said I'm Josh from 91 tech and I will see you all next time

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