At its “Let us loop you in” event in Cupertino today, Apple announced the iPhone SE, meant to complement the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In short, Apple’s 10th-generation phone is designed to bring back the 4-inch form factor.

Preorders begin March 24, and the phone will begin shipping March 31. Before you get your credit card ready, and assuming you’re not enthused by what’s coming in Android N or Windows 10 Mobile, you might want to see what exactly you’re getting. The comparison tables below show you what Apple has changed, comparing the iPhone SE to the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus (the iPhone 5s has been discontinued).

iPhone 6s iPhone SE
Price off contract $649, $749, $849 $399, $499
Storage 16GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 64GB
Display 4.7-inch, 1334×750, 326 ppi 4.0-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
3D Touch Yes No
Contrast ratio 1400:1 800:1
Processors A9 64-bit, M9 motion A9 64-bit, M9 motion
Touch ID Yes Yes
Apple Pay Yes Yes
Rear camera 12MP, 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 12MP, 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2
Video recording 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps
Front camera 5MP photos, 720p video 1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS and GLONASS
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, NFC Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Talk time on 3G Up to 14 hours Up to 14 hours
Internet on LTE Up to 10 hours Up to 13 hours
Internet on 3G Up to 10 hours Up to 12 hours
Internet on Wi-Fi Up to 11 hours Up to 13 hours
Video playback Up to 11 hours Up to 13 hours
Audio playback Up to 50 hours Up to 50 hours
Standby time Up to 10 days Up to 10 days
Height 5.44 inches (138.3 mm) 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth 0.28 inch (6.9 mm) 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight 5.04 ounces (143 grams) 3.99 ounces (113 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold

 
And now compared to Apple’s biggest phone:

iPhone 6s Plus iPhone SE
Price off contract $749, $849, $949 $399, $499
Storage 16GB, 64GB, 128G 16GB, 64GB
Display 5.5-inch, 1920×1080, 401 ppi 4.0-inch, 1136×640, 326 ppi
3D Touch Yes No
Contrast ratio 1300:1 800:1
Processors A9 64-bit, M9 motion A9 64-bit, M9 motion
Touch ID Yes Yes
Apple Pay Yes Yes
Rear camera 12MP, 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 12MP, 1.22µ pixels, ƒ/2.2
Video recording 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps
Front camera 5MP photos, 720p video 1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Navigation GPS and GLONASS GPS and GLONASS
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, NFC Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Talk time on 3G Up to 24 hours Up to 14 hours
Internet on LTE Up to 12 hours Up to 13 hours
Internet on 3G Up to 12 hours Up to 12 hours
Internet on Wi-Fi Up to 12 hours Up to 13 hours
Video playback Up to 14 hours Up to 13 hours
Audio playback Up to 80 hours Up to 50 hours
Standby time Up to 16 days Up to 10 days
Height 6.23 inches (158.2 mm) 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width 3.07 inches (77.9 mm) 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth 0.29 inch (7.3 mm) 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight 6.77 ounces (192 grams) 3.99 ounces (113 grams)
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold

 
As phones have grown in size, many have complained and argued for smaller devices. The iPhone SE is supposed to address that desire, but at the cost of a poorer front-facing camera and display. Now you have to decide if that’s worth the tradeoff.

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