Which one is best for you?
iPhone SE was a hugely popular release for Apple in 2020, returning to the much-loved classic square-edged iPhone design, and delivering a compact phone which can easily be operated with one hand.
Even though iPhone SE may look like a classic older iPhone, Apple has loaded it with lots of fresh tech, including its fast A13 Bionic Chip with a third generation Neural Engine – a step up from the iPhone XR’s A12 Bionic Chip. iPhone XR’s 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD screen is much bigger than the iPhone SE 4.7-inch Retina HD display, but both phones have a glass and aluminium design, a single rear 12-megapixel Wide camera with portrait lighting, and are splash, water and dust resistant. The iPhone SE has twice as many portrait lighting features as the iPhone XR, but both phones have enough to keep you going with contour, natural, and studio filters.
Both models sport a 7-megapixel front camera with a ƒ/2.2 aperture and Retina Flash for improved definition in low light. The iPhone XR also comes with Smart HDR for added detail, as well as an extended dynamic range for video at 30 frames per second.
iPhone SE still has a cult following thanks to its smaller size and retro styling, but if you don’t mind a bigger phone in your pocket and you want more battery power, the feature-packed iPhone XR is an excellent choice.
Use Portrait Mode to create stunning images that stand out with breath-taking detail against naturally blurred backgrounds
Enjoy the latest Augmented Reality games and apps – including 3D Animoji
See everything in true-life colour on the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina HD display
Choose from a range of vibrant colours to suit your style
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 XR||iPhone SE|
Buy the iPhone XR
Buy the iPhone SE
|Display||6.1 inch all-screen LCD||4.7 inches (diagonal)|
|Size and weight||
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP||12-megapixel Wide camera|
|Front camera||7 MP||7 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 24 fps||4K video recording at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second|
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip||A13 Bionic Chip with third generation Neural Engine|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes - IP67|
|Buy now||Buy the iPhone XR||Buy the iPhone SE|