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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a priority, the iPhone 14 offers significantly better photo and video capabilities, with multiple cameras including a higher megapixel main camera and an ultrawide lens, compared to the iPhone SE's single camera. However, if you prefer a more compact phone, the iPhone SE is smaller with a 4.7-inch screen, as opposed to the iPhone 14's 6.1-inch screen. The iPhone 14 also boasts a longer battery life, which could be important if you're often on the go. Both phones have the same processor, so performance should be similar, but the iPhone 14 has more RAM, which can help with multitasking and more demanding apps. If cost is a major concern, the iPhone SE is less expensive while still offering quality features like 5G support, though it does come with a smaller base storage option. Both phones run iOS and offer robust build quality typical of Apple products, but only the iPhone 14 has an OLED display, which provides richer colors and deeper blacks compared to the iPhone SE's LCD. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Good battery life
  • Very good display quality
Advantages of the Apple iPhone SE (2022)
  • The Apple iPhone SE (2022) has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14
iPhone SE (2022)
5.7
The Apple iPhone 14 has very good overall camera quality, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14
iPhone SE (2022)
5.5
The Apple iPhone 14 takes good photos, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14
iPhone SE (2022)
6.6
The Apple iPhone 14 takes very good videos, while the Apple iPhone SE (2022) takes only fair videos.

Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14
iPhone SE (2022)
4.9 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Apple iPhone SE (2022) has 4.9 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Apple iPhone SE (2022) is 4.7 inches.

Cost

$729
iPhone 14
iPhone SE (2022)
$429
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The Apple iPhone 14 has a price of $729 and the Apple iPhone SE (2022) costs $429.
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How the Apple iPhone 14 and the Apple iPhone SE (2022) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14Apple iPhone SE (2022)
Apple iPhone 14Apple iPhone SE (2022)

GENERAL

Price
$729
$429
Brand
AppleApple
Operating System
iOSiOS
Release Date
September 16, 2022March 18, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"4.7"
Resolution
2532 x 11701334 x 750
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
460326
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15A15
Internal Storage
128 GB64 GB
RAM
6 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/105.8/10
Photos Score
7.9/105.6/10
Videos Score
8.8/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours4.9 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 mAh2018 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W7.5 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"5.45" x 2.65"
Weight
6.07 oz5.08 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFingerprint sensor: Front
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedMidnight, Starlight, Red
SD Card
NoNo
Custom ROM Support
NoNo

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Apple iPhone 14

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

Apple iPhone SE (2022)

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Ars Technica

Samuel Axon | March 2022
"Thanks to the inclusion of the A15 chip, the SE is likely to be supported for years to come. That makes it the best deal in smartphones today for folks who just want something simple and don't care about the frills. The iPhone SE is a great deal if you're more interested in the basics than the latest flashy features.. It's also a great option for people who prefer to use their phones one-handed—a dying breed, we know."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

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