With a new iPhone 8-inspired design, the 2020 iPhone SE boasts many improvements over the 2016 original. For anyone using the model who is considering upgrading, here is everything Apple packed into its new budget handset. When Apple dropped the iPhone SE in 2016 it featured a design very similar to the other iPhone 5-era devices. Metal body, chamfered flat edges, and a four-inch display. Now, the iPhone SE has been upgraded. It featuers an iPhone 8-inspired design with aluminum rounded edges and an upgraded 4.7-inch display.
The next-generation iPhone SE retains many of the features people have come to know and love about the original iPhone SE, such as a physical home button and compact size. Although the new iPhone SE is slightly larger at 4.7 inches, compared to the original iPhone SE’s 4-inch screen, it’s still considered a small phone by today’s standards. Like the 2016 version, the latest iPhone SE features a single camera on the phone’s rear. Aside from upgraded internals, one conspicuous change to the new iPhone SE is the absence of a headphone jack, a feature Apple has opted to leave out since 2017’s iPhone 7. Apple released the original iPhone SE in 2016 and featured the same A9 processor as the iPhone 6S (Apple’s flagship at the time), before it was discontinued in favor of the iPhone 8.
While the iPhone SE may look like an older iPhone on the outside, it’s Paired with the same A13 Bionic chip found on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro and it offers great performance and a very capable camera for an entry-level price of $399. The battery won’t last as long as the more expensive one, but Apple has made some smart trade-offs to keep the price low
With a 4.7-inch screen, the iPhone SE shares the same overall design as the iPhone 8 which means the home button is back or, it never went away if you’re upgrading from something like the iPhone 6 or 7. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch screen and sports the newer iPhone design without a home button. The iPhone SE has an aluminum frame, while the iPhone 11 Pro is made of stainless steel. All of Apple’s phones are covered in custom glass on the front and back, made by Corning, and Apple claims the iPhone 11 Pro has the most durable glass of all.
The iPhone 11 is the base model of the most recent range of iPhones, offering a dual camera, aluminium build, six colour options, IP68 water and dust resistance and a processor and battery bump over the older iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 Pro, on the other hand has the same hardware as the iPhone 11 but it offers a more premium build, a triple rear camera and an OLED display that is mobile HDR compatible. There are a few extra camera features onboard compared to the iPhone 11 too. Next is the iPhone 11 Pro Max. This is the iPhone that has it all. The hardware and features are the same as the iPhone 11 Pro, but it offers everything in a larger package with a 6.5-inch OLED display. This larger package comes at a price though, because the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the most expensive iPhone available, now. Lastly, iPhone XR is the entry-level model into the Face ID iPhones with an all-screen front design and Face ID over Touch ID. While it has a more advanced display filling most of the front of the phone, it has the oldest core hardware of all the current phones offered by Apple. It offers a single camera on the rear.
Meanwhile, the iPhone SE (2020) is Apple’s newest affordable phone. It carries over the design from the iPhone 8, so the display isn’t quite as impressive as the other models currently available, but it does have the latest core hardware, the same as the iPhone 11 models. It has a single camera on the rear.