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Differences in features, screens, price and more

The latest Apple Watch in the current lineup shares a lot in common, but there are at least eight differences that account for the more expensive Apple Watch Series 7. Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone else, read on for Apple Watch SE vs 7 to help you figure out which one to choose.

Below we’ll be focusing specifically on the Apple Watch SE vs 7 but in case you want to see a detailed comparison of the Series 7, 6, and SE up to the Series 3, we’ve got that covered as well:

While working on the Apple Watch Series 8, it likely won’t arrive until late 2022 alongside the iPhone 14.

Apple Watch SE vs 7

Status and display

Two of the first differences between the Apple Watch SE and 7 that you’ll notice is that the Series 7 has a slightly larger 45- and 41-mm case paired with a significantly larger screen.

The Series 7 screen is 17% larger than the SE and 50% larger than the Series 3 screen.

SESeries 7
Case size44/40 mm45/41 mm
Display Resolution368 x 448 (total 977 mm²)396 x 484 (total 1,143 mm²)
display size30% larger than Series 3Over 50% larger than Series 3 (17% larger than SE/Series 6)
Display typeRetina LTPO OLEDRetina LTPO OLED
Edge width3 mm1.7 mm
brightnessUp to 1000 lumensUp to 1000 lumens
always on screen

Another difference is that the Apple Watch SE doesn’t have an always-on display while the Series 7 does (it first arrived with the Series 5).

All Apple Watch bands fit the Apple Watch SE and Series 7.

Processor and Storage

Interestingly enough, Apple uses the same 64-bit dual-core processor in the Series 7 that was launched in the Series 6. It is called “S7” but the processor is the same as the S6.

This means that the Apple Watch SE only has a processor older than the Series 7. While the SE will be very fast and responsive for most users, Apple says the Series 7 is “up to 20% faster” with the latest processor.

The Apple Watch SE and 7 both feature 32GB of storage.

SESeries 7
SiP / processorS5 SiP 64-bit Dual Core ProcessorS7 SiP 64-bit Dual Core Processor
U1 (ultra wideband)
storage32 GB32 GB

Battery and charging

Battery life is rated similar to the Apple Watch SE and the 7 is at 18 hours.

However, one small detail is that the Apple Watch 7 has up to 33% faster charging. In practice, this runs from 0-80% in 45 minutes instead of about 60 for other models.

When you use your Apple Watch Series 7 to track sleep, you’ll also get 8 hours of use for 8 minutes of charging.

SESeries 7
Battery lifeup to 18 hoursup to 18 hours
Shipping0-80% in about 60 minutes0-80% in 45 minutes + 8 minutes charging = 8 hours sleep tracking

Feature guides

Here’s a look at the basic features you get with the Apple Watch SE for 7. The main capabilities you don’t get are the ECG and Blood Oxygen apps.

SESeries 7
ECG application
blood oxygen application
High/low heart rate notifications
Water resistant to a depth of 50 metres
sleep tracking
fall detection
Emergency SOS
compass
Always on the altimeter
GPS and Cellular + GPS models
Family preparation support (for cell phones)

Finishes

Apple Watch SE is only available in aluminum, space gray, silver and gold finishes. Apple Watch Series 7 comes in stainless steel (graphite, silver, and gold) and titanium (space black and silver).

This also means that the Apple Watch SE only comes with a glass Ion-X display, but for the Series 7 with stainless steel or titanium models you can get sapphire crystal displays that are somewhat more scratch-resistant.

Apple Watch SE vs 7 Price

The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 (often at a lower price). Meanwhile, the Apple Watch SE starts at $279 but is usually available at a lower price.

Apple Watch SE vs 7 استنتاج Conclusion

Apple Watch SE offers most of the great features of the Apple Watch Series 7 at about $120 less.

If you’re okay without the larger always-on display plus ECG and blood pressure apps, and good adhesion to the aluminum finish, the Apple Watch SE is probably the best option.

However, if you want the largest screen, all the health features, faster charging, as well as options for steel or titanium finishes, you’ll want to choose the Series 7.

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