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iPhone 11 vs. iPhone SE 2020 Comparison - Which Is Better?

iPhone 11 vs iPhone SE 2

By Kendra D. Mitchell | Nov 10,2020 14:21 pm

iPhone 11 vs iPhone SE 2

With the launch of the latest iPhone SE2020 smartphone at a lower price point, Apple has targeted the budget users who found themselves outside the reach of the $1000 + priced Apple devices like iPhone 11, 11Pro, and others. Though packed in with decent features, the lower price of iPhone SE means that there are cut-offs in the hardware and other features. The article below compares iPhone 11 and iPhone SE2020 on various parameters.

Part 1: Camera Comparison

iPhones are known for their high-quality cameras and video recording. The latest iPhone SE2020 features a 12MP single-lens camera that will let you capture decent quality images and record videos. But if you are looking for that extra-ordinary camera quality and functions, iPhone 11 camera takes an upper hand.

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iPhone SE Rear Camera: One area where low prices seem to have compromised in the latest iPhoneSE is the camera. The phone packs in a single-lens 12MP camera featuring f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, true tone flash with slow sync, portrait mode, and also the Smart HDR for photos. The camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 24fps, 30fps, and 60fps. There is support for zoom up to 30X with optical image stabilization. For the selfie lovers, there is a 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina flash, Auto HDR, and other features. The front camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. So, if you want decent pictures to be posted on your social media and as memories, the SE2020 will be work fine.

iPhone 11 Rear Camera: Looking for better quality images with added features, iPhone 11 packs in a better camera feature. The phone comes with dual 12MP Ultra-Wide and Wide cameras that allows you to take awesome landscape as well as dramatic images from a very close distance as well. The ultra-wide camera features f/2,4 aperture while the wide camera features an f/1.8 aperture. The night mode and the low-light feature of the camera support reducing the graininess and the digital artifacts so that clear and bright images can be taken even in low-light conditions. Additional camera features include optical image stabilization, 2X optical zoom with support to 5x digital zoom, brighter true tone flash with slow sync, portrait mode with depth control, next-gen Smart HDR, and more.

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In comparison to the 7MP selfie camera of iPhone SE2020, the iPhone 11 packs in a 12MP camera that is additionally capable of recording 4K videos with support for slow-motion video as well and Animoji and Memoji features of the Apple. Overall, the iPhone 11 is better in terms of camera and supported features.

More about camera comparison can be checked at the video below:

Part 2. Display Comparison

When it comes to the display, the first major difference between the two devices is in their size. The iPhone SE2020 has 4.7 inches of LCD while the iPhone 11 comes packed with 6.1 inches of the LCD screen. Both the devices feature a multi-touch display with IPS technology. Though the pixel density of both the devices is the same, iPhone 11 is sharper and also features the Liquid Retina HD display in comparison to the Retina HD display of the SE2020 model.

Going with the looks of the display, the SE has a home button that also houses the fingerprint reader. A lot of users find the home screen button intuitive and convenient to use. The iPhone 11 on the other hand does not have a home button and features the facial mapping sensors (faceID) for biometric security.

Other common display features supported by both the devices include True Tone display, wide color display, and haptic touch.

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Part 3: Colour and Design comparison

Packing a larger screen, the iPhone 11 measures 5.94 inches in height, 2.98 in width, and 0.33 inches in depth and weighs 194 grams. iPhone SE2020 with a smaller size measures 5.45 inches in height, 2.65 inches in width, and 0.29 inches in depth with a lightweight of 148 grams.

The iPhone SE comes with IP67 certification which means that it can be put under 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. iPhone 11 on the other hand comes with IP68 certification which makes it better in terms of water submission- up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.

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For watching videos and playing games, the bigger size of the iPhone 11 is more interesting, but a lot of users find the iPhone SE to be compact and portable which is easy to handle and have a grip.

You can get your hand on iPhone SE2020 in 3 color options- Black, White, and Red. iPhone 11 is also available in these 3 colors (Black, White, and Red) and along with it, you can also get them in additional pastel shades including yellow, purple, and green.

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Part 4. Battery and Charging Comparison

iPhone SE2020 gets its power from a Li-ion 1821 mAh battery that lasts similar to that of the iPhone 8. The phone supports video playback of around 13 hours with 8 hours of streamed content. Audio playback claimed is around 40hours.

Both iPhone SE and iPhone 11 supports wireless charging and USB charging. The devices are capable of fast charging where up to 50% of the battery can be charged in 30 minutes using 18W or a higher adapter.

iPhone 11 on the other hand, being bigger and with a larger screen has a better battery power at 3110 mAh Li-ion battery. Video playback support is for around 17 hours with 10 hours of streamed content and 65 hours of audio playback.

Part 5: Cracked Screen and Waterproofing Comparison

As we have mentioned above, both the iPhone SE2020 and iPhone11 are IP certified and thus offer water-resistance. While the former comes with IP67 certification that supports water resistance of up to 30 minutes when immersed in water at a height of 1 meter. iPhone 11 with IP68 certification has a slightly better water resistance that can withstand water immersion of up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.

Both the devices are made using high-quality material and Apple technology which makes them strong and durable. You can check the results of the drop-test done on both the phone at the video below.

Part 6. Storage and Price Comparison

Both the new iPhone SE and iPhone 11 are available in storage capacity of 64GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB without any option for expandable storage.

The iPhone SE2020 is launched at a low price point tagging $399 for 64GB, $449 for 128GB, and $549 for 256GB handset. iPhone 11 on the other hand is priced at $699 for 64GB, $749 for 128GB, and $849 for 256GB.

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Specs iPhone SE2020 iPhone 11
Size 5.45 X 2,65 X 0.29 inches with 148grams in weight 5.94 X 2.98 X 0.33 inches with 194 grams in weight
Display 4.7 inches LCD multi-touch with IPS technology and Retina HD display 6.1 inches LCS multi-touch with IPS technology and Liquid Retina HD display
Water resistance IP67 certified with max of 1-meter depth in water for 30 minutes IP68 certified with 2 meters depth in water for 30 minutes
Processor A 13 Bionic chip with third-gen Neural Engine A 13 Bionic chip with third-gen Neural Engine
Rear Cameras Single 12MP wide camera without night mode. Support OIS and digital zoom up to 5X along with other features Dual 12MP Ultra-wide and Wide camera with night mode, auto adjustments, 2X optical zoom and up to 5x digital zoom, and other features
Front camera 7MP with option to record 1080p videos at 30fps 12 MP camera with 4K videos recording support
Authentication and security Second-gen fingerprint sensor Face ID recognition using TrueDepth camera
Battery Li-ion 1821mAh Li-ion 3110 mAh
Colors available Black, White, and Red Black, White, Red, Yellow, Purple, and Green
Storage 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
Price $399 for 64GB, $449 for 128GB, and $549 for 256GB $699 for 64GB, $749 for 128GB, and $849 for 256GB

Summary

iPhone 11 is better in terms of display size, camera features, and battery but for these, you need to shell out approximately $300 more than the SE model. Though the iPhone SE2020 is smaller in size both the handsets are powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic processor with 3rd – gen Neural Engine. So, in terms of performance SE2020 will not disappoint you as it will allow you to seamlessly run all the apps and games that you can play on your iPhone 11.

If the camera and bigger size display are among your key considerations, then iPhone 11 will be a good choice while on the other hand, if you can let go these features and want a compact device that packs in the power of iPhone 11 at a lower price, SE2020 is just the apt phone.

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