iPhone XS vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

Released in March 2016, iPhone SE remains a popular phone thanks to its small size and affordability. iPhone XS – released two and a half years later – has a sleek new design with an edge-to-edge OLED screen and is packed with new features and technological advances.

Some of the new features you can look forward to in the newer model include a 12-megapixel dual lens camera with 2x optical zoom, depth of field effects and Portrait Lighting mode. The front-facing TrueDepth camera lets you unlock your phone with a glance, map your expression onto fun 3D animojis and more.

Check our quick feature guide to find out more.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS

    • Create stunningly detailed images thanks to Smart HDR – or adjust depth of field to create professional looking portraits

    • See more with 60% greater dynamic range than its predecessor, iPhone X

    • Share your feelings with 3D Animoji that mirror your own expression

    • Enjoy a smoother gaming and streaming experience with the new A12 Bionic chip

    Buy the iPhone XS
  • Apple

    iPhone SE

    • Get great value. The SE is an older iPhone, but still has loads of great features and is more affordable than some newer models

    • A perfect pocket-sized companion – with its 4-inch screen, it fits neatly into your lifestyle

    • Enjoy peace of mind, thanks to the strong and durable aluminium enclosure

    • Relive your favourite memories and bring your photos to life with Live Photos

    Buy the iPhone SE
Name iPhone XS iPhone SE
Image note 9
Buy the iPhone XS
note 9
Buy the iPhone SE
Display 5.8 inches 4.0 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 123.8 mm
Width: 58.6 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 113 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 1.2 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 bionic chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 2658 mAh 1624 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
32 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
Buy now Buy the iPhone XS Buy the iPhone SE