iPhone 11 vs iPhone SE 2020: Specifications and Features Comparison

Apple recently launched its iPhone SE 2020, which comes as a sequel to its 2016 iPhone SE model. The phone is aimed at budget-minded iPhone users who cannot spend 1,000+ dollars on phones like iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new phone comes with an affordable price tag of $399.

iPhone SE 2020

It has many pros and cons when compared to Apple’s other devices like iPhone 11. iPhone SE has only one camera as opposed to 2 on iPhone 11 and 3 on iPhone 11 Pro Max. It gained a lot of praise and was equally criticized by tech YouTubers and analysts for the company not designing a new phone chassis and reusing the old iPhone 8’s design.

Let’s take a deeper look and compare iPhone SE 2020 to Apple’s last year’s release.

iPhone 11 2019 vs iPhone SE 2020

The basics

SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Announced September 10th, 2019 April 15th, 2020.
Dimensions 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight 194g/ 6.8oz 148g/ 5.22oz
Build Gorilla glass front, glass back, Aluminum frame Glass front and back, Aluminum frame
Dust/Water-resistant Yes, up to 2 meters for 30 minutes Yes, up to 1 meter for 30 minutes


SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Type Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.1 inches 4.7 inches
Protection Scratch-resistant glass Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating


SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
OS iOS 13 iOS 13
Chipset Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic


SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Modules 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama) Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Selfie Camera Module 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide) 7 MP, f/2.2


SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Face ID Yes No
Finger Print Sensor No Yes
Headphone Jack No No


SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Type Non-removable, Li-Ion 3110 mAh battery Non-removable, Li-Ion 1821 mAh Battery
Fast Charging Fast Charging. 50% in 30 mins Fast Charging. 50% in 30 mins
Talk time Up to 17 hours Up to 14 hours
Wireless Charging Yes Yes

Price and Color specifications

SPECS iPhone 11 iPhone SE
Colors Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, White Black, White, Red
Price $699 $399


The most obvious difference in both phones are the size and display. iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch screen as compared to iPhone SE’s 4.7-inch display. iPhone 11’s screen is much sharper too. Furthermore, last year’s iPhone 11 has the upper hand in terms of camera performance, and features like night mode and deep fusion. Both phones are powered by the same A13 Bionic chip so in terms of performance, they are more similar than different.

iPhone SE 2020 2

The decision to chose between both smartphones is primarily based on price. If you can spend more money, iPhone 11 will provide more features, better battery life, and a stunning display. Meanwhile, if budget is a concern, you will get enough value for your money by getting an iPhone SE: flagship phone-like performance, stellar display, and benefits of iOS ecosystem.

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