The appearance of a new iPhone always causes a lot of controversy and disagreement. This applies to both flagship models and budget devices.

Presented the other day iPhone SE some consider it obsolete, while others consider it a long-awaited and affordable pass to the Apple ecosystem.

To the point: What is the difference between iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 8

With a price difference of only 10 thousand rubles, choosing between the iPhone SE and iPhone XR is not so easy.

Now let’s put the question differently: let’s compare the SE 2020 with the expensive iPhone 11. And buying up iPhones in Moscow will help you get what you want.

Main differences in short

▸ The screen of the more compact iPhone SE is 4.7-inch with a resolution of 1334×750 pixels, the larger iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 828×1792 pixels.

On the side of the “eleven” is the aspect ratio familiar to modern iPhones, design and a more nimble sensor.

▸ iPhone SE dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm weighing 148 g. iPhone 11 is bulkier 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm and weighs more – 194 grams.

▸ Similar hardware in smartphones: processor A13 Bionic. However, the iPhone 11 has 4 GB of RAM, while the iPhone SE has 3 GB. The autumn smartphone has a more advanced method of identifying a user with Face ID instead of Touch ID for new items.

▸ The iPhone 11 has two cameras. The usual 12-megapixel module complements the “super-wide”. Although the video shooting parameters are the same (4K up to 60 frames per second), real tests will show the difference.

The front camera of the iPhone 11 is definitely better: 12 MP with 4K shooting versus 7 MP with 1080p video.

▸ The price of the novelty starts from 39 990 rublesand the old iPhone 11 will cost at least 59 990 rubles.

Let’s look at each element of smartphones in detail.


iPhone SE: the screen of the novelty has not changed much since the iPhone 8. Rather, on the contrary, the matrix has “degraded”, having lost a special layer for triggering 3D Touch.

Otherwise, it is a familiar 4.7-inch IPS Retina HD screen with a resolution of 1334×750 pixels, 326 ppi. Matrix contrast – 1400:1, brightness – up to 625 cd / m². There is support true tone.

iPhone 11: The smartphone has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display. The matrix resolution is 828 × 1792 pixels, the contrast ratio is 1400:1, and the brightness is up to 625 cd/m².

The smartphone supports True-tone, and the sensor frequency leaves 120Hz (do not confuse it with the screen refresh rate).

Who has a better screen? with most similar indicators, the winner in this nomination is the iPhone 11. Although both smartphones have an IPS matrix, and not the trendy OLED, like the flagships, the screen of a smartphone with Face ID looks more advantageous.

First of all, it is larger at the same PPI value and takes up most of the front panel. At the same time, the display of the iPhone SE only occupies about 65% of the front edge.

Secondlythe iPhone 11 uses a more accurate touch layer.

Thirdly, the September smartphone has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio that is more familiar to modern iPhone models. New games and applications are developed primarily for this ratio.

2. Housing and dimensions

iPhone SE: device dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm, and the weight is 148 g. Three different colors are available: black, white and red (Product Red). All gadgets have a black front panel. Most likely, they took such a step to hide the indecent sizes above and below the display by today’s standards.

The smartphone is made in the usual materials for this model range: glass front and back plus an aluminum frame in the color of the case.

iPhone 11: smartphone dimensions 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm, the model weighs 194 grams. The gadget is sold in six colors: black, white, yellow, green, red and purple.

Performance materials are more budgetary than those of the flagships. Instead of steel, aluminum is used to produce the frame, and glass is used on the front and back.

Who has better dimensions: it’s all a bit subjective. If you need a compact smartphone, then the iPhone SE has better dimensions, if it is more technologically advanced with a larger screen, and the size is not so important, the iPhone 11 wins.

The smartphone presented in the fall definitely wins in terms of the number of color options.

3. Hardware and characteristics

iPhone SE: inside the novelty is the latest generation of the processor A13 Bionic with 3rd generation Neural Engine. In terms of computing power, the device is not inferior to the iPhones that were introduced last fall.

RAM installed 3 GBand the capacity of the built-in battery 1821 mAh. Modifications are available with a drive of 64, 128 and 256 GB.

There is an average level of moisture protection – IP67you can submerge your iPhone to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes.

Wireless modules are not inferior to the flagships: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC with support for reading mode.

The new iPhone SE supports fast charging with powerful power supplies and wireless charging using the QI standard. To identify the user, the already outdated Touch ID sensor is provided.

Of the nice modern chips, there is support eSIM.

iPhone 11: the “brain” of a smartphone is also a processor A13 Bionic with 3rd generation Neural Engine. The choice of model with a storage capacity of 64, 128 or 256 GB, the amount of RAM in all cases is 4 GB.

Battery capacity 3110 mAhsupports QI wireless charging and fast charging.

Moisture protection of the smartphone at the standard level IP68Cupertino allow immersing the iPhone 11 to a depth of 2 meters, but no longer than 30 minutes.

On board are wireless modules Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC with support for reader mode. The scanner is responsible for user identification face ID.

iPhone 11 supports eSIM technology, and you can also find an Asian version with two SIM card slots on sale.

Who has the best stuffing? a more expensive gadget has a better filling. Although the devices have the same processors, the iPhone 11 has 1 GB more RAM, better moisture protection, Face ID instead of Touch ID.

According to the Apple website, the autonomy of the iPhone SE in the same usage scenarios will be 15-20% less.

4. Cameras

iPhone SE: the cameras in the new smartphone can be safely called outdated, the hardware here is at the level of 2017. Will the software algorithms and the processor be able to pull out a suitable picture, we will see only after the first tests of the smartphone.

There is only one main camera module, it is a 12 MP matrix, ƒ/1.8. There is optical stabilization and a 6-lens lens. The True Tone flash hasn’t gone anywhere either.

The smartphone can shoot video in maximum 4K resolution up to 60 frames per second. When shooting at 1080p, the number of frames can be increased up to 240.

The front camera has a resolution of 7 MP, ƒ/2.2. Video is shot in 1080p at 30 frames per second.

iPhone 11: The main camera of the smartphone is dual. The 12-megapixel module has an aperture of ƒ / 1.8, the second ultra-wide-angle – ƒ / 2.4. The camera supports night mode and auto-correction, like the flagships of the line.

Thanks to a pair of lenses, a 2x “reverse” optical zoom can be used. The True Tone flash is brighter than the previous generation of smartphones.

Video shooting is possible in maximum 4K resolution at up to 60 fps. When you lower the resolution to 1080p, you can get up to 240 fps.

Front camera 12 MP, ƒ/2.2. Capable of shooting 4K video at up to 60 fps.

Who has better cameras? the main module of the iPhone 11 looks richer thanks to the presence of an ultra-wide lens. The camera itself has better optics and improved flash.

Although on paper the iPhone SE has the same resolutions, megapixels and frame rates, in fact it is equipped with an older camera.

The front camera of the iPhone 11 is better in all respects.

5. Price in Russia

iPhone SE: for the most affordable model they will ask 39 990 rubles. Top with a 256 GB drive will cost 53 990 rubles.

iPhone 11: The most affordable iPhone 11 costs 59,990 rubles. The top configuration will cost 73 990 rubles.

In addition to the price, only relative compactness can be added to the advantages of the iPhone SE. In other respects, the iPhone 11 is ahead.

Whether it is worth giving extra 20 thousand for a more technologically advanced smartphone, everyone will decide for himself. For those who are very limited in the budget and consider only the most affordable equipment, the choice is obvious.

If you choose between the iPhone SE with a large drive and the iPhone 11 with a small one, the latter definitely looks better.

Other comparisons:

– What is the difference between iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 8
– Which is better to choose: the new iPhone SE or the old iPhone XR

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