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Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GB vs Apple iPhone SE (16GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Xiaomi Redmi 7A vs Apple iPhone SE phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Apple iPhone SE X13Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GB
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GB
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Redmi 7A X15Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

12
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1642
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone SE (16GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


13 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GB
Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBvsiPhone SE (16GB)
 31%31%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.84Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 43%43%
+Higher resolution screen
720x1440 pixelsvs640x1136 pixels
 36%36%
+Larger screen
5.45"vs4"
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
 3%3%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.9" inchesvs1/3" inches
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 5MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 144%100%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs1642 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vsNot supported

15 Advantages Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
iPhone SE (16GB)vsRedmi 7A (12MP) 16GB
 11%11%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (10GB user available)vs16GB (9GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
NVMe (SSD)vseMMC 5.1
 46%46%
+Lighter
113 grams (3.96 ounces)vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
 26%26%
+Thinner
7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs9.55 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitvsTFT LCD IPS
 11%11%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
326 PPIvs295 PPI
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 4vsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 12MP
Only digital zoom
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
f/2.2 (aperture)
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
4.2 version A2DP
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Proprietary connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
ModelRedmi 7A (12MP) 16GBiPhone SE (16GB)
Also known asXiaomi Redmi 7A (Global) M1903C3EG, M1903C3EH, M1903C3EIiPhone SE A1662, iPhone SE A1723, iPhone SE A1724
Country or region availableEuropeIndiaVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandXiaomiApple
Release dateJuly, 2019March, 2016
Depth9.55 millimeters (0.38 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)70.41 x 146.3 millimeters (2.77 x 5.76 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)113 grams (3.96 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 9.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 13
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)64bit - Apple A9 APL0898
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.84Ghz Dual-Core Apple Twister
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 650MhzPowerVR GT7600 MP6
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB
Internal storage16GB (9GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Display typeTFT LCD IPSTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size5.45" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~74.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution720x1440 pixels640x1136 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)295 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
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, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100, TD-SCDMA 1900/2000 (A1724)
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4
VoLTE

M1903C3EG (Global version):
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1903C3EI, MZB7995IN, MZB7798IN, MZB7799IN, M1903C3EH (India, APAC version):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
LTE Cat4

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

A1723/A1724 model:
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD‑LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Main camera12 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.9" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Front camera5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold
- 18:9 display ratio
- Sony IMX486 back camera sensor
- WiFi Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 10W fast charge support, but includes normal 5W charger*
- 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 supply and autonomyXiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh1642 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)5V/1A=5W*feature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby27360 minutes | 456 hours | 19 days14400 minutes | 240 hours | 10 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Xiaomi Redmi 7A (12MP) 16GBApple iPhone SE (16GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.74 W/Kg (head) | 0.79 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered