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How the second-gen iPhone SE compares to the iPhone 11

How the second-gen iPhone SE compares to the iPhone 11

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Apple’s newest iPhone has the guts of the iPhone 11 but the body of an iPhone 8

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After months of rumors, Apple has finally announced a new iPhone SE. The new phone looks a lot like the iPhone 8, as it has a 4.7-inch LCD screen, Touch ID, a glass back, and thick top and bottom bezels. But on the inside, it’s powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, which is significantly more powerful than the iPhone 8’s A11 Bionic chip and is also what’s inside Apple’s iPhone 11 series of phones. And the second-generation iPhone SE’s $399 starting price makes it a lot cheaper than the iPhone 11.

With the introduction of the new iPhone SE, Apple now offers iPhones with the A13 Bionic chip at four different starting price points, ranging from $399 all the way up to $1,099. Within that price range, you can pick from a number of different screen sizes, screen resolutions, camera options, and more.

The second-generation iPhone SE’s $399 starting price makes it an intriguing option

The second-generation iPhone SE’s $399 starting price makes it an intriguing option. For nearly half the price of the iPhone 11, which starts at $699, you’ll be getting an iPhone that should be able to handle most tasks you throw at it, thanks to that A13 Bionic chip. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles of an iPhone 11 or an 11 Pro, that means the new iPhone SE could be a good option for you. 

If you’re trying to decide which at an A13 Bionic-equipped iPhone might be best for you, we’ve collected the specs, features, and prices of each of them into the table below to help you make a decision.

The table is best viewed in landscape mode on mobile devices.

2020 iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11

Category2020 iPhone SEiPhone 11iPhone 11 ProiPhone 11 Pro Max
Starting price$399$699$999$1,099
OSiOS 13iOS 13iOS 13iOS 13
Display4.7-inch (1334 x 750) LCD6.1-inch (1792 x 828) LCD5.8-inch (2436 x 1125) OLED6.5-inch (2688 x 1242) OLED
Dimensions67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3mm75.7 x 150.9 x 8.3mm71.4 x 144.0 x 8.1mm77.8 x 158.0 x 8.1mm
Weight148g194g188g226g
Battery capacityUp to 13 hours of video playbackUp to 17 hours of video playbackUp to 18 hours of video playbackUp to 20 hours of video playback
Wireless chargingYesYesYesYes
Fast charge-capableYesYesYesYes
ProcessorA13 BionicA13 BionicA13 BionicA13 Bionic
RAMTBA4GB, allegedly4GB, allegedly4GB, allegedly
Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB64GB, 256GB, 512GB
PortsLightning charging portLightning charging portLightning charging portLightning charging port
Rear cameras1: 12MP (F/1.8, OIS, auto focus) wide angle2: 12MP (F/1.8, OIS, auto focus) wide angle, 12MP (F/2.4) ultra wide angle3: 12MP (F/1.8, OIS, auto focus) wide angle, 12MP (F/2.4) ultra wide angle, 12MP (F/2.0) telephoto12MP (F/1.8, OIS, auto focus) wide angle, 12MP (F/2.4) ultra wide angle, 12MP (F/2.0) telephoto
Front cameras7MP (F/2.2 aperture)12MP (F/2.2 aperture)12MP (F/2.2 aperture)12MP (F/2.2 aperture)
Night modeNoYesYesYes
BiometricsTouch ID unlockFace ID unlockFace ID unlockFace ID unlock
Wi-Fi 6YesYesYesYes
IP ratingIP67IP68IP68IP68
True Tone screenYesYesYesYes
Haptic TouchYesYesYesYes
Dual SIMYes, with eSIMYes, with eSIMYes, with eSIMYes, with eSIM
AluminumYesYesNoNo
Stainless SteelNoNoYesYes
Colors3: black, silver, red6: black, green, yellow, purple, red, white4: gold, space gray, silver, midnight green4: gold, space gray, silver, midnight green