iPhone 11 Pro Max vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 11 Pro Max is a premium phone with impressive performance and cutting-edge tech – so how does it compare to the snappy newcomer, iPhone SE?

iPhone 11 Pro Max has a far larger screen than iPhone SE’s 4.7-inch Retina HD display. As well as having a whopping 6.5-inch screen with Super Retina XDR display, iPhone 11 Pro Max also comes with the longest battery life in any iPhone, 12-megapixel triple rear cameras, and Face ID. Both phones come with the powerful A13 Bionic Chip processor, 4K video recording, Smart HDR for photos, and Wide True Tone colour displays. If you’re looking for a smaller, more lightweight iPhone, the 148g iPhone SE is compact and slimmer than iPhone 11 Pro Max. You’ll also find that both phones are splash, dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes – in terms of depth, iPhone 11 Pro Max is water resistant to a depth of 4m, and iPhone SE is water resistant to a depth of 1m.

iPhone SE’s single 12-megapixel Wide rear camera and 7-megapixel front camera take good, high-definition shots – but people who love taking scenic panoramic shots may feel more at home with the 12-megapixel rear triple display on iPhone 11 Pro Max, including Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras, Night mode, and Brighter True Tone flash. Both phones come with Portrait Mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, as well as six Portrait Lighting effects - including natural and contour lighting.

Both iPhone models have wireless charging and are fast-charge capable, as well as having long-lasting lithium ion batteries. 

Name iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone SE
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iPhone SE (2020)
Buy the iPhone SE
Display 6.5-inch OLED
4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 158 mm
Width: 77.8 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 226 grams
Height: 138.4mm
Width: 67.3mm
Depth: 7.3mm
Weight: 148g
Rear camera Triple 12 MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras
12-megapixel Wide camera
Front camera 12 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second
Processor A13 Bionic chip
A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine
Battery 3500 mAh 1821mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes - IP68 Yes - IP67
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