iPhone SE 2020 vs iPad Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Comparison [VIDEO]

If we compare iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPad Pro – which one will produce the best camera results? We now have the answer thanks to a comparison video on YouTube.

iPhone 11 Pro Max is Apple’s most expensive phone at the moment, offering top-notch features to its users. Apple recently released the second-generation iPhone SE which aims to provide an equally amazing experience with a cheaper price tag. Since iPhone SE’s release, we have been digging into its features to know more about its performance when compared to Apple’s more expensive devices. Read our coverage of iPhone SE battery life compared to other phones.

Here is how iPhone SE fares against iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPad Pro in the camera department:

iPhone 11 Pro Max VS iPhone SE 2020 VS iPad Pro – Camera Comparision

Camera Specifications

Here is a list of the camera specifications from all the devices used in this test.

Sepcifications iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone SE iPad Pro
Rear Camera Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras Single 12MP Wide camera 12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras
Aperture Ultra-Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture
Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.0 aperture
Wide: ƒ/1.8 aperture Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture

Ultra-Wide: ƒ/2.4 aperture

Night Mode Yes No No
Digital Zoom 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 10x Digital Zoom up to 5x 2x optical zoom, digital zoom up to 5x
Rear Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps (Wide); 60 fps (Ultra Wide)
Front Video Recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps 1080p HD at 30fps or 60fps
HDR Next-gen smart HDR Next-gen smart HDR Smart HDR
Portrait Mode Yes Yes Yes

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro Max is considered to be Apple’s best camera phone, thanks to Smart HDR, Deep Fusion, and Night Mode. The cameras on it are capable of shooting impressive 4K video with cinematic video stabilization. Furthermore, Apple’s slo-mo is available at 240fps for front camera and back cameras. Overall, the phone’s camera specs offer great photo quality, no matter which mode is used. It surely lives up to the public expectations given its expensive price tag.

iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE 2020 comes with an amazing camera given its $399 price tag. The camera setup on the second-generation SE comes with everything iPhone 11 offers – except Night Mode, Deep Fusion and multiple lens. Just like iPhone 8, the second-generation SE comes with a 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera. However, it does have an ultra-wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, or optical zoom. The A13 Bionic chip heightens the overall camera performance by a huge margin. Users can use Portrait Mode on both front and back cameras on the phone. Furthermore, Smart HDR photos bring out an amazing level of detail in photos taken with it.

iPhone SE 2020

iPad Pro

iPad Pro comes equipped with a very decent double-lens camera setup, which includes wide and ultra-wide lens. Despite similarity to iPhone 11’s cameras, the lens on iPad Pro are not as good. However, the camera is capable of taking very well lit photos with very rich details. Furthermore, its large display makes it easier to work with images. All in all, iPad Pro’s camera setup is way better than any users usual requirement from their tablets.

iPhone SE 2020


Keeping in mind the price tag for iPhone SE 2020, it delivers amazing camera results compared to much more costly devices like the 11 Pro Max. It does not come equipped with fancier camera specs like Night Mode, telephoto lens and optical zoom but still manages to perform up to the level of Apple’s smartphones that possess these features.

On the other hand, iPad Pro performed much better than expected and proved that it can indeed take great images despite lacking the extra set of features that iPhones have. As for iPhone SE’s performance against the two, Apple has clearly stepped up their game by improving the camera in its most affordable smartphone. Watch the video below to see how all three devices performed in the camera comparison test.

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