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Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB) vs Apple iPhone SE (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Apple iPhone SE phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone SE XSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)09Points
Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)
4.3"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1650
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

12
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1642
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone SE (64GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)vsiPhone SE (64GB)21 Advantages Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLED PlusAdvantage
Super AMOLED Plus display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+4.3"8%
Larger screen
vs4"
+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+1650 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1642 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Core101%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (13GB available)vs+64GB (57GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
116 grams (4.06 ounces)vs+113 grams (3.96 ounces)3%
Lighter
8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
480x800 pixelsvs+640x1136 pixels89%
Higher resolution screen
217 PPIvs+326 PPI50%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/3" inches7%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.6 (aperture)vs+f/2.2 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
BSI sensor
Capacitive
Multitouch
+14 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
ModelGalaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)iPhone SE (64GB)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy S2 i9100, Galaxy S II (SGS2)iPhone SE A1662, iPhone SE A1723, iPhone SE A1724
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2012March, 2016
Depth8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)66.1 x 125.3 millimeters (2.6 x 4.93 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight116 grams (4.06 ounces)113 grams (3.96 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.4 GingerbreadiOS 9.0
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeaniOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4210 (45nm)64bit - Apple A9 APL0898
CPU processor1.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.84Ghz Dual-Core Apple Twister
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP4 266MhzPowerVR GT7600 MP6
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB
Internal storage16GB (13GB available)64GB (57GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLED PlusTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size4.3" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~63.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)217 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000 (A1724)
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4

A1662 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)

A1723/A1724 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD‑LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.6 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UI 4.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC for Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1650 mAh1642 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy520 minutes | 8.7 hours | 0.4 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby36000 minutes | 600 hours | 25 days14400 minutes | 240 hours | 10 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100 16GB)Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.16W/kg (head) | 0.96W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.34W/kg (head)feature not registered
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