The anticipated new iPhone SE has launched in India. The new iPhone SE comes with Apple’s A13 Bionic chip and has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor underneath the power button. The phone runs on the latest iOS 13 software, and its price in India starts at just Rs. 42,500. The refresh of the original iPhone SE launched in 2016 was long overdue, and it has finally arrived – in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone SE (2020) has a single camera at the back and has huge bezels surrounding the display as it uses the iPhone 8 design.

We pit the new iPhone SE against the iPhone 11 and iPhone 8 to see all the differences between the three iPhone models, at least on paper.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Price in India

The iPhone SE (2020) is price in India starts at Rs. 42,500 for the 64GB storage variant. The 128GB model of the new iPhone SE will retail at Rs. 47,800 and the 256GB version will cost Rs. 58,300.

The iPhone SE 2020 will be offered in Black, White, and (Product) RED colour options. Its availability in the country hasn’t been revealed yet.

iPhone SE (2020) With Apple A13 SoC, Touch ID Support Launched: Price in India, Specifications

The iPhone 11 was launched in September last year at a starting price of Rs. 64,900 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB model of the phone is priced at Rs. 69,900 and 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 79,900. After the GST revision, the iPhone 11 is priced at Rs. 68,300, Rs. 73,600, and Rs. 84,100 for the different models, respectively. The iPhone 11 comes in White, Black, Green Yellow, Purple, and (Product) RED options.

The iPhone 8 was launched in India at Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and at Rs. 77,000 for the variant with 256GB storage. After the recently introduced GST revision, the iPhone 8 is currently listed at Rs. 40,500 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB model is priced at Rs. 45,500. It is available in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.

iPhone SE (2020) Launch Impressions: Old Design, But a Better Price Than Before

iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Specifications

The iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) have launched with iOS 13 out-of-the-box. The iPhone 8 was launched with iOS 11, but existing users have received the iOS 13 update. The iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7-inch (750×1,334 pixels) Retina HD IPS LCD display with 326ppi pixel density. The older iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch (750×1,334 pixels) Retina HD display with 326ppi pixel density. Lastly, the iPhone 11 features a larger 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (828×1,792 pixels) display with 326ppi pixel density.

iPhone SE vs iPhone XR: Price in India, Specifications Compared

The iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 11 are powered by the A13 Bionic chip, whereas the iPhone 8 comes with the A11 Bionic chip. The former two come with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, while the iPhone 8 comes in 64GB and 128GB storage models.

As for the cameras, the new iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 have a single 12-megapixel camera sensor (f/1.8 aperture + OIS) at the back along with a LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync. The new iPhone SE offers Portrait mode due to software optimisations but the iPhone 8 doesn’t. The iPhone SE (2020) also features portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono). For selfies and video chat, the two phones come with a 7-megapixel camera at the front, with f/2.2 aperture.

Apple iPhone 11, on the other hand, comes with a dual rear camera setup – 12-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.4). It houses a 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.

The battery capacity of the three phones is not mentioned by Apple, but the company does note that the iPhone SE (2020) battery lasts about the same as the iPhone 8. The iPhone 11, on the other hand, lasts up to one hour longer than the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 supports Face ID, while the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 phones offer Touch ID support. All three phones come with Bluetooth v5, NFC with reader mode, and GPS.

The iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) come with Wi-Fi 802.11ax (Wi‑Fi 6) with MIMO, while the iPhone 8 comes with Wi‑Fi 802.11ac with MIMO. The iPhone 8 and iPhone SE (2020) offer IP67 water and dust resistance, whereas the iPhone 11 is IP68 certified.

The iPhone 11 is the heaviest at 194 grams, while the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 weigh the same at 148 grams. Similarly, the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 measure the same at 138.4x673x7.3mm, while the iPhone 11 measures at 150.9×75.7×8.3mm.

iPhone SE (2020) vs iPhone 11 vs Apple iPhone 8 comparison

  iPhone 11 Apple iPhone 8
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
Brand Apple Apple Apple
Model iPhone SE (2020) iPhone 11 iPhone 8
Release date 15th April 2020 10th September 2019 September 2017
Launched in India Yes Yes
Body type Glass Glass
Dimensions (mm) 138.40 x 67.30 x 7.30 150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30 138.40 x 67.30 x 7.30
Weight (g) 148.00 194.00 148.00
IP rating IP67 IP68
Removable battery No No No
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Colours Black, White, (Product) RED Black, Green, Purple, White, Yellow, Product [Red] Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Battery capacity (mAh) 3110 1821
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 4.70 6.10 4.70
Resolution 750×1334 pixels 828×1792 pixels 750×1334 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326 326 326
HARDWARE
Processor make Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
Internal storage 64GB 64GB 64GB
Expandable storage No No No
Dedicated microSD slot No
Processor hexa-core hexa-core
RAM 4GB 2GB
CAMERA
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.8) 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) 12-megapixel
Front camera 7-megapixel (f/2.2) 12-megapixel (f/2.2) 7-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Dual LED Dual LED
Front flash Yes
SOFTWARE
Operating system iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 11
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Lightning Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 1
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
USB OTG No
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type eSIM eSIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes
3D face recognition Yes
Temperature sensor No

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