iPhone 8 vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone SE are petite phones with tough glass and aluminium exteriors, 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 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 iPhone SE boasts 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 AirPods. iPhone SE has a slightly more advanced A13 Bionic chip (iPhone 8 has a A11 Bionic chip) and iPhone SE is also available with up to 256GB storage. iPhone 8 comes with 128GB storage.

Name iPhone 8 iPhone SE
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iPhone 8
iPhone SE (2020)
Buy the iPhone SE
Display 4.7 inches (diagonal)
4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Height: 138.4mm
Width: 67.3mm
Depth: 7.3mm
Weight: 148g
Rear camera 12 MP
12-megapixel Wide camera
Front camera 7 MP
7 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second
Processor A11 Bionic chip, Neural Engine
A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine
Battery Up to 13 hours video playback 1821mAh
Storage 64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529 Yes - IP67
Buy now iPhone 8 Buy the iPhone SE