In a world where flagship phones are getting bigger, choosing a good device is complicated that is not a “brick”. And this is exactly what attracts the most interested in the new iPhone SE being the most compact top of the line we’ve seen recently. The Android that comes closest to its size is the Galaxy S10e. Among the war of the small notables, which one wins the best? That’s what you find in this comparison of Techradon.com. 



Putting the two side by side it is undeniable that the iPhone SE looks like an older phone, however much a 2020 release is. That’s because Apple reused the iPhone 8 case launched in 2017 to lower production costs and offer an iPhone with top-of-the-line hardware for prices found in Android mid-rangers. It has very wide edges for the current standard, while the S10e has frontal use for the much bigger screen. You have an inch more in a body of about the same size. The S10e is only half an inch taller and slightly wider. It is slightly thicker but weighs about the same as the iPhone. Both have a metal body with a glass back and a young audience that enjoys more striking colors you can choose the red iPhone or the yellow S10e. In terms of biometrics, we have differences – the SE brings the deceased Touch ID in a button below the screen while Samsung’s device has the fingerprint reader on the right side. What is the best? The iPhone one is not only more practical to use because it is close to the screen but also much more accurate and faster than the Galaxy. The S10e still has the disadvantage of being in a bad position for those who are left-handed.Other technologies are practically the same in both devices, only water resistance which is superior on the Galaxy and the headphone jack that is not present on the iPhone. As the Galaxy only loses in biometrics, it takes the first point here.



 We come to the most controversial part of our comparison: which one has the best screen? The Galaxy features Dynamic AMOLED panel with Full HD + resolution, while the iPhone comes with Retina IPS LCD screen and HD + resolution. Can we give victory to the Samsung cell phone? Higher resolution does not mean better quality of the image, but in this case, the S10e wins. Its screen has superior brightness when in automatic mode and also displays colors closer of perfection if you use the natural profile. If you prefer saturated colors that pop off the screen, there is the “Vivid” profile to choose from.


 In the sound part, we already have the reverse – both use the two speakers to output stereo sound on iPhone SE we have a more powerful volume and a better balance between bass, mid and treble. The Galaxy struggles in the treble, which makes the sound more muffled. The earphone that comes with the Samsung model is better and more comfortable, but the iPhone delivers greater sound power, being more suitable for those who have a more advanced headset. The bad thing is not having a P2 input and not even seeing the adapter in the box. We give the S10e a point for having a better screen and one point each in the sound part. 



Another controversial point is the system, it is that old discussion: a better software is the one that only does the basics or full-fledge of features that you may never use in your life? The iPhone SE focuses on the essentials and does it very well. For those who are addicted to social networks like Instagram, iOS is still better than Android. If you want to have more control over the cell phone and be able to go out setting everything to leave exactly as you like, here the Galaxy wins easy. You can change the face of the system using themes, change the screen resolution, equalize the sound, and even interact with other Samsung products natively through the One UI itself. The problem is that the S10e should only receive one more Android update, while the iPhone SE will be supported by Apple for many years. Each software has its pros and cons and, for this reason, we draw in this regard. 


The national S10e comes with Exynos 9820 and the iPhone SE brings the A13 Bionic, the same present on the iPhone 11. Samsung’s hardware has a faster processor, while Apple’s has a more powerful GPU. Which delivers better performance? In our standardized speed test the SE was 12s faster. This means that you don’t just spend less time waiting for an application to load but also has better experience with multi-tasking. In benchmarks the apple model also comes out ahead, with higher scores. in the case of AnTuTu, it even gives a difference of 30%. And which is better for games? Here, again, we see the superiority of iOS by not just delivering fluidity impeccable as even the graphics quality of some games is better than their Android versions. The problem is that gaming on such a small screen is not as comfortable as on the Samsung model. And the iPhone SE takes point for having better overall performance. One point where the iPhone 8 disappointed was the battery and the new SE is no different. As much as the new model is more efficient in hardware, its small battery is low for today’s standards. The S10e is a little better at this, but it doesn’t quite impress in autonomy either. The difference is that the Samsung phone comes with a more powerful charger and fast charging support which makes it fully recharge your battery in half the time of the iPhone. You can even buy an 18-Watt charger for the SE, but it will be an extra expense that you won’t have with the Galaxy – and with that, we double stitch the S10e. 



And on camera, which one wins? Both have 12 MP sensor at the rear what changes is that the Galaxy S10e has a variable aperture and can do better in bright places weaker. If you shoot more at night you will prefer the Samsung cell phone. In places with good lighting, the two do well, both in terms of details and capture of colors, it is really difficult to choose which is better. The advantage for Samsung is that it has a secondary camera with a wide-angle lens allowing you to register more of the scenarios and include more people in the photos. And because of that, we give victory to the Galaxy for having a more versatile camera. On the front, it may also appear that the Galaxy takes advantage of having higher resolution but when it comes to selfies, Apple usually does a better job than Samsung and iPhone SE really stands out for recording more skin details have better contrast and a much greater dynamic range. If you are a fan of Portrait Mode you will also prefer the iPhone. The blur effect looks more professional, even though neither has a sensor dedicated depth. Of course, the cutout is not without flaws, but in general we have better results on the Apple model. And we give the iPhone a point for being better for selfies. Another point that Apple also sends well is in the camcorder. Both allow you to record videos at up to 4K at 60 FPS, but the iPhone does this with superior quality. It presents fewer shakes and the focus is as agile as its rival. At the front, it is limited to only Full HD, while the S10e records in 4K however, the SE also films with better quality and has stabilization that impresses and makes a lot more expensive cell phones jealous. In the sound part, both record stereo audio with good quality. And we closed the camera part with one more point for the iPhone. 


Overseas the iPhone SE would take the best price on the Galaxy S10e, but here in Brazil the story is different. As everything about Apple has an inflated price in our country, it ends up not competing with Android mid-tier devices and starts to rival with flagships from the past generation, as is the case with the S10e. If you are looking for the cheapest, the best choice today is Samsung, which costs on average $ 60 less. It is not worth paying this difference on the iPhone just to have system updates for several years or the best performance with apps and games. With this, the Galaxy takes the last point of the comparison for having a better cost-benefit. Iphone se is about $ in market and galaxy s10e is about $in the market…


If you were thinking that the iPhone would win this comparison, you could see that you need to consider all aspects. As much as the new launch has its advantages it is not worth the price charged here in Brazil. It’s much more sensible to save and bring a better-designed phone, superior screen, longer battery life, and spend less time on the outlet – and have a more versatile camera. When the price of the iPhone SE drops, and it may take a while, then it will make sense to buy. But we will hardly see the novelty of Apple with a price lower than the old flagship of Samsung. Thus, the best buy between the two is the Galaxy S10e. But of course, the choice is in your hands  Take the opportunity to comment below: which you prefer and why. I will wrap up here, a big hug, and see you next time. 

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