iPhone 11 vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 11 is an impressive, powerful phone which will keep you seamlessly connected – but how does it match up to Apple’s 2020 iPhone SE?

Let’s start with size. iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display which is much smaller than iPhone 11’s 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display, but this may suit people who are after a more pocket-sized phone. Both phones have a tough glass and aluminium exterior and the A13 Bionic processor with a third generation Neural Engine – however, iPhone 11 has a slightly bigger battery, coming in at 3046mAh. Both phones come with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage and are splash, dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes - iPhone SE is water resistant to a depth of up to 1m and iPhone 11 is water resistant to a depth of up to 2m.

If you’re after a phone with hi-tech cameras, iPhone 11 may have the edge. iPhone SE has a great rear 12-megapixel Wide camera and 7-megapixel front camera – plus both the front and rear iPhone SE cameras have Portrait Mode with advanced bokeh, six Portrait Lighting settings and Depth Control. However, iPhone 11 comes with dual 12-megapixel Ultra Wide and Wide rear cameras for stunning panoramas, with Night Mode and Brighter True Tone flash, plus slow sync, and Portrait Lighting settings. If you’re after high quality video, both phones come with 4K video recording at 24, 30 and 60 frames per second.

Both phones have wireless charging, can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes, have dual SIMs, and are compatible with AirPods. iPhone 11 has up to 17 hours of video playback, compared to 13 hours for iPhone SE, and up to 65 hours of audio playback, compared to 40 hours for iPhone SE.

Name iPhone 11 iPhone SE
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iPhone SE (2020)
Buy the iPhone SE
Display 6.1-inch LCD
4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 8.3 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 138.4mm
Width: 67.3mm
Depth: 7.3mm
Weight: 148g
Rear camera Dual 12 MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras
12-megapixel Wide camera
Front camera 12 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 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 3110 mAh 1821mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes - IP68 Yes - IP67
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