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

SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
AnnouncedSeptember 10th, 2019April 15th, 2020.
Dimensions150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight194g/ 6.8oz148g/ 5.22oz
BuildGorilla glass front, glass back, Aluminum frameGlass front and back, Aluminum frame
Dust/Water-resistantYes, up to 2 meters for 30 minutesYes, up to 1 meter for 30 minutes


SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
TypeLiquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreenRetina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size6.1 inches4.7 inches
ProtectionScratch-resistant glassIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating


SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
OSiOS 13iOS 13
ChipsetApple A13 BionicApple A13 Bionic


SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
Modules12 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
FeaturesQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Selfie Camera Module12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)7 MP, f/2.2


SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
Face IDYesNo
Finger Print SensorNoYes
Headphone JackNoNo


SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
TypeNon-removable, Li-Ion 3110 mAh batteryNon-removable, Li-Ion 1821 mAh Battery
Fast ChargingFast Charging. 50% in 30 minsFast Charging. 50% in 30 mins
Talk timeUp to 17 hoursUp to 14 hours
Wireless ChargingYesYes

Price and Color specifications

SPECSiPhone 11iPhone SE
ColorsBlack, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, WhiteBlack, White, Red


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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