iPhone 8 vs iPhone SE

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 8 offers some very impressive upgrades, but that might not be enough to put iPhone SE out of the running for you.

First you might notice iPhone 8’s all new, toughened glass exterior. This change is both a design and technological innovation, in that the glass back of iPhone 8 allows wireless charging – a brand new iPhone feature. iPhone 8 also measures slightly larger than the SE at 4.7 inches. Not large format, but big enough to accommodate the Retina HD display.

In addition to changes on the outside, iPhone 8 also boasts some giant leaps forward in terms of hardware. The new A11 Bionic processing chip makes it, along with iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, Apple’s speediest iPhones to date, while iPhone SE uses an older A9 chip.

Even with these impressive new features in mind, iPhone SE is still a great phone to have. It boasts the same high quality 12-megapixel camera as iPhone 8 and the same 3x digital zoom. While iPhone SE's rear-facing camera is no match for iPhone 8’s, iPhone SE’s battery life is longer, which means you can get that much more out of your handset before you have to charge it up again.

And for those of you attached to your wired headphones, iPhone SE still retains the old headphone jack.

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    iPhone 8

    • 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

    Buy the iPhone 8
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    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
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Display 4.7 inches
4.0 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 138.4 mm
Width: 67.3 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 148 grams
Height: 123.8 mm
Width: 58.6 mm
Depth: 7.6 mm
Weight: 113 grams
Rear camera 12 MP
12 MP
Front camera 7 MP
1.2 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 1821 mAh 1624 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
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