Which one is best for you?
iPhone 8 offers some very impressive features, but that might not be enough to put iPhone SE into second place – the two phones are remarkably similar.
They both have a tough glass and aluminium exterior, wireless charging and can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Both have a 1821mAh battery, and 4.7-inch screens. The displays are compact, but they’re more than capable of accommodating both phones’ Retina HD screens.
In terms of cameras, both phones have rear 12-megapixel Wide cameras with a ƒ/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation and up to 5x digital zoom. However, only the iPhone SE has Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and depth control, portrait lighting with six effects and next-generation Smart HDR. Both phones have a 7-megapixel front FaceTime HD camera – but the iPhone SE pips the iPhone 8 to the post again as it has the same Portrait features available on its front camera, as well as cinematic video stabilisation.
Both phones have Touch ID and a second generation iPhone fingerprint sensor. They are also compatible with EarPods. The iPhone SE has a slightly more advanced A13 Bionic chip (the iPhone 8 has a A11 Bionic chip) and the iPhone SE is also available with up to 256GB storage.
Take pictures like a pro with a dual lens main camera – or use lighting effects to create artistic selfies in Portrait Mode
Have peace of mind – iPhone 8 has the most durable glass ever used previously
The sophisticated all-glass design lets you effortlessly charge your phone wirelessly
Don’t wait to do what you love on your phone – with the faster six-core A11 chip
Get a great value iPhone for a fraction of the cost of most other models – it’s got loads of great features paired with impressive, fast performance
A small but mighty companion – its 4.7-inch Retina HD screen fits neatly into your hand or pocket
Watch up to 13 hours of video on a single charge
Advanced camera system powered by an A13 Bionic processor and 4K video
|Name||iPhone 8||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone 8
Buy the iPhone SE
||4.7 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 grams
||12-megapixel Wide camera|
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
||4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second|
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
||A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes - IP67|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone 8||Buy the iPhone SE|