Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone SE2

Apple iPhone SE

SCORE:
76
SCORE:
70

Highlights

  • 4.7" 750 x 1334 Retina IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 1821 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Highlights

  • 4.0" 640 x 1136 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 1624 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
 
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone SE2 to Apple iPhone SE to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone SE2 gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone SE2

Apple iPhone SE

BODY
79
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
64
MEMORY
51
CAMERA
73
FEATURES
86
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
88
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
71
OVERALL
76
BODY
71
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
57
MEMORY
43
CAMERA
72
FEATURES
81
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
78
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
46
OVERALL
70

Advantage of Apple iPhone SE2

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone SE2 over Apple iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Thinner 5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29"
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
vs 4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Screen Type Retina IPS LCD vs IPS LCD
Higher Screen Resolution 750 x 1334 vs 640 x 1136
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 65.4% vs 60.8%
Hgiher Screen Brightness 625 (typical) vs 500 (typical)
Higher Contrast Ratio 1400∶1 vs 800∶1
More RAM 3GB vs 2GB
More Internal Storage 64GB vs 16GB
Wider Main Camera Aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.2
Higher Front Camera Resolution 7MP vs 1.2MP
Wider Front Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.4
Higher Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
vs 720p at 30fps
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
HDR10 playback vs
Dolby Vision playback vs
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 vs 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth version v5.0 vs v4.2
CPU Type Hexa-core vs Dual-core
CPU Speed 2.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz
Barometer vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Stereo vs Mono
Dolby Atmos vs
Higher Battery Capacity 1821 mAh (typical) vs 1624 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0 vs

Advantage of Apple iPhone SE

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone SE over Apple iPhone SE2.

Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Lighter 5.22 oz (148 g) vs 3.99 oz (113 g)
Higher Video Playback Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 24fps vs 4K UHD at 30fps
3.5mm Audio Jack vs
Longer Audio Playback Time Up to 40 hours vs Up to 50 hours

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Front Flash
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Low Screen Resolution: 750 x 1334 and 640 x 1136
👎   Low Screen Pixel Density: 326ppi and 326ppi
👎   Low Screen To Body Ratio: 65.4% and 60.8%
👎   No HDR display
👎   Small RAM: 3GB and 2GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   1 Rear Camera
👎   12MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Telephoto Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 1821 and 1624 mAh

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone SE2 and here - Apple iPhone SE.

BASICS Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
BrandApplevsApple
ModeliPhone SE2vsiPhone SE
Version3GB/64GBvs2GB/16GB
Version2A2275vsA1662
CountryUSAvsUSA
ColorsBlack, White, RedvsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Annouce date2020, April 15vs2016, March 21
Release Date2020, April 24vs2016, March 31
BODY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
BuildvsGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame
Weight5.22 oz (148 g)vs3.99 oz (113 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)5.45" x 2.65" x 0.29"
138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
vs4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM or eSIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEvsGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 2000
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100vsHSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 66 / 71
TDD LTE: Bands 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 42 / 46 / 48
vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
ScreenSize4.7"/119.3 mm (full rectangle)vs4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeRetina IPS LCDvsIPS LCD
Screen Resolution750 x 1334vs640 x 1136
Screen Pixel Density326ppivs326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio65.4%vs60.8%
Screen Brightness625 (typical)vs500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio1400∶1vs800∶1
HDR displayvs
MEMORY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
RAM3GBvs2GB
Internal Storage64GBvs16GB
Storage TypeNVMevsNVMe
Memory Card Slotvs
Card Typevs
CAMERA Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Rear CamerasWidevsWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2

Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Sensor Size: 1/3%Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto Cameravs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasvsFaceTime HD Camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 1.2MP
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 31mm
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs
Macro Cameravs
Front Flash Retina Flashvs Retina Flash
Rear Flash LED True Tone flash with Slow Syncvs True Tone flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fpsvs4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
vsFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
vs720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 24fps
4K UHD at 25fps
4K UHD at 30fps
4K UHD at 60fps
1080p at 25fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
1080p at 240fps
vs1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Panoramavs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
HDR10 playbackvs
HDR10+ playbackvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsLightning
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv5.0vsv4.2
NFCvs (Only Apple Pay)
ANT+vs
FM radiovs
PLATFORM Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
OSiOS 13vsiOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A13 BionicvsApple A9
CPU TypeHexa-corevsDual-core
CPU Speed2.6 GHz, 1.8 GHzvs1.8 GHz
GPUApple GPUvsPowerVR GT7600
SENSORS Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity1821 mAh (typical)vs1624 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Charging Qi2.0vs
Audio Playback TimeUp to 40 hoursvsUp to 50 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)vs32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)vs-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensingvs5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)vstested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER Apple iPhone SE2 vs Apple iPhone SE
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4vsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx(Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)vs
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with autocorrection, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input, QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Thesaurus, Spell checkvsLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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