So after so many leaks, finally the Apple iPhone SE 2020 or iPhone SE 2, or as said by the Apple Simply the iPhone SE is here, after almost 4 Years of its predecessor iPhone SE. The iPhone SE 2020 is essentially an iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8, with some changes here, and there.
And as of now the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are not in production you can still buy them in stores but they are out of production as of now, so the
lower-end iPhone is the iPhone XR.
If we go by official pricing then iPhone SE(2020) is priced at 42,500 INR,
and you can get the iPhone XR at 52,500 INR.
There is a difference of 10000INR you which one should you buy…
Let’s compare both the phones and see which one is suitable for you
This Post is Detailed Specification Comparison of the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone XR
iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhoneXR Specification Table
|No||iPhone SE 2020||iPhone XR|
|Display||4.7-inch Retina IPS-LCD Display|
1334X750 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 326PPI, Screen to Body Ratio ~65%.
|6.1-inch Retina IPS-LCD Display|
1792X828 Pixels, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 326PPI, Screen to Body Ratio ~79%.
|CPU||Apple A13 Bionic|
Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
|Apple A12 Bionic|
Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Memory||3GB RAM[TBA]||3GB RAM|
|Camera/Optics||12 MP, f/1.8 (Wide Lens), PDAF, OIS||12 MP, f/1.8 (Wide Lens), PDAF, OIS|
|Video Recording||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps|
|Front Camera||7 MP, f/2.2||7 MP, f/2.2|
|Security||Touch ID fingerprint sensor||Face-ID|
Design and Build Quality
In Terms of Build Quality, both are the same, having an Aluminium Frame and glass Sandwich design.
In terms of design, the iPhone SE 2020 has the old design, with thick bezels, while the iPhone XR has the newer Notch based design with thin bezels.
Overall it is up to you which one you like if you like the notch then iPhone XR if you like the old thick bezel design then SE 2020 is the one to go for.
iPhone SE 2020 has a 4.7-inch Retina IPS-LCD Display, with a resolution of 1334X750 Pixels, and Aspect Ratio of 16:9, a Pixel Density of 326PPI, and a Screen to Body Ratio of ~65%, it also has True Tone and Wide color display (P3), and 60Hz Refresh Rate, and a 1400:1 contrast ratio.
iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch Retina IPS-LCD Display, with a resolution of 1792X828 Pixels, and Aspect Ratio of 19.5:9, a Pixel Density of 326PPI, and a Screen to Body Ratio of ~79%, it also has True Tone and Wide color display (P3), and 60Hz Refresh Rate, and a 1400:1 contrast ratio.
Both the display are of the same quality, have the same pixel density, the same contrast ratio, and HDR 19 Support the difference is due to the use of notch and a bigger screen size of XR.
Again it is up to you, if you like small displays then SE 2020 if not then XR.
iPhone SE 2020 is powered by the Apple A13 Bionic, which is the latest and the most powerful SoC from apple, while the iPhone XR is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic, which is an older SoC.
Apple advertises the A13 chip as up to 20 percent faster and up to 30 percent more power-efficient than the A12 chip.
Memory and Storage
Both the iPhone SE 2020 has iPhone XR has same amount of memroy 3GB RAM and same storage options 64/128/256GB
Both the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone XR have the same single-camera setup,
a 12 MP, f/1.8 Wide Lens with PDAF and OIS.
The iPhone XR has a newer sensor with 1.4µm pixels and larger Focus Pixels, whereas the iPhone SE has the same sensor as the iPhone 8.
But due to the better Image Signal Processor on the A13 Bionic, the SE 2020 should have somewhat better if not at least the same camera performance.
Both the Phone have the same Video Recording options the best of which is 4K 60FPS and has a similar front-facing camera setup
As of now the battery capacity of iPhone SE 2020 is not revealed, and the iPhone XR has a 2942mAh Battery.
But Apple says the SE 2020 can last up to 13 hours for non-streaming video playback and up to 40 hours for audio playback. and for the iPhone XR apple says it lasts up to 16 hours for non-streamed video playback and up to 65 hours for audio playback.
Also, Both support Wireless charging
iPhone XR has better Battery life.
iPhone SE 2020 has Touch-ID while the iPhone XR has Face-ID, apple says that Face-ID is better, but it all boils down to personal preference, Face-ID doesn’t work with Masks, while the Touch-ID has problems with wet and sweaty fingers.
iOS 13. nothing more to say about it, but the iPhone SE 2020 will get the supported software updates for much longer than the iPhone XR.
Both the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone XR have Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC support, but the SE 2020 has WiFi 6 while the XR has WiFi 5, so SE 2020 wins here.
Also, both phone has an IP 67 Rating and lacks 3.5mm headphone jack
In India the iPhone SE 2020 is priced at 42,500 INR for the base model, as compared to the $399 in the US, quite the conversion isn’t it…
iPhone XR is Priced at 52,500INR for the base model in India.
The Price difference between the SE 2020 and XR is ~10000INR,
which should be the deciding point for most of the people.
If CPU performance(Gamers etc) is your main criteria then go for the iPhone SE 2020 as it has a more powerful A13 bionic as compared to the A12 Bionic on the XR.
But if you are someone who is more into the new features and tech then XR should be a better choice due to its new features like notch, thin bezel, gestures, and has a newer design as compared to the SE 2020.
If you already have an iPhone 6, 7 or 7 Plus and wants to upgrade then also you should follow the above-mentioned points