Which one is best for you?
iPhone SE is likely to remain a popular choice among Apple fans for some time simply because of its small, pocket-friendly size. It has much the same specs as iPhone 6s, though it’s closer in appearance to iPhone 5S – a factor that may also appeal to nostalgia fans.
On the other hand, iPhone X, with its sleek new design, represents a leap forward in technology. Its screen goes right to the edge of the phone and even curves round to meet the smooth glass back. Plus, Apple have dropped the home button, so more of the front can be used for the screen.
iPhone X does have a small section at the top of the screen to accommodate new 3D sensors. These make face recognition more accurate, so you can unlock your phone simply by looking into the front facing camera. Plus, you’ll be able to create stunning selfies, and even map your own expression onto the new 3D ‘animojis’.
iPhone X features the new A11 chip which can actually learn as it gathers information, so Face ID can adapt to changes in your appearance over time.
And, as well as the new screen technology and 3D recognition, iPhone X pushes ahead with a wireless charging system that’s compatible with the QI wireless chargers already found in hotels and airports around the world – so no more searching for a free socket when you’re travelling.
There’s no question that iPhone SE is a good buy if you’re looking for a smaller phone. But the new features of iPhone X make it a clear winner in a head-to-head battle of technology.
Experience realistic colours and crystal clear images on the 5.8-inch True Tone display
Take close-up shots with the dual lens camera and use the Portrait lighting feature to seriously up your selfie game
Explore new worlds with a range of dedicated augmented reality apps
Unlock your phone securely with ease thanks to intelligent face recognition
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 X||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone X
Buy the iPhone SE
5.8 inches (diagonal)
||4.7 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 grams
12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
||12-megapixel Wide camera|
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60fps
||4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second|
A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
|A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes - IP67|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone X||Buy the iPhone SE|