iPhone SE 2020 vs OnePlus 8, Detailed Specification Comparison, a New iPhone cheaper than a One Plus Phone 10

iPhone SE 2020 vs OnePlus 8, Detailed Specification Comparison, a New iPhone cheaper than a One Plus Phone

Never would have it though that there will be a day when a new iPhone will be cheaper than a new One Plus Phone, or it will be of similar price, the New iPhone SE 2020 which was released just a while back at $399 or 42,500 INR and also the OnePlus 8 which was released with a pricing of $699 or 41,999 INR,
Yes, I know the conversion is not right but yeah these are the prices, given by the Companies.
No, as they both are somewhat similarly priced, at least in India, therefore, they are to be compared. so here it,
Detailed Specification comparison of the iPhone SE 2020 and One Plus 8

iPhone SE 2020 vs OnePlus 8 Specification Table

iPhone SE 2020OnePlus 8
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Display4.7-inch Retina IPS-LCD Display
1334X750 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 326PPI, Screen to Body Ratio ~65%.
True Tone
6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED Display
1080X2400 Pixels, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density 402PPI, Screen to body ratio ~89%
Corning Gorilla Glass
HDR 10+
90Hz Refresh Rate
CPUApple A13 Bionic
Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)Adreno 650
Memory3GB RAM[TBA]6(India Only)/8/12GB LPDDR4X
Storage64/128/256GB128GB/256GB UFS3.0
Camera/Optics12 MP, f/1.8 (Wide Lens), PDAF, OIS48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens) OIS
16 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4(Macro Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps
Front Camera7 MP, f/2.216 MP, f/2.0(Wide Lens)
Wireless Charging
4300mAh Battery
30W Fast Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
SecurityTouch ID fingerprint sensorIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackNoNo

Specification Details

Design and Build Quality

In terms of Build Quality, both the iPhone SE 2020 and OnePlus 8 are the same as having an aluminum frame and glass sandwich build.
On the design front, the thing is very different SE 2020 has an old design, and old by a huge margin, while the one plus 8 has one of the newest design, but still some may like the small form factor on the SE 2020 and as the One Plus 8 has huge form factor many people may not be able to experience the one hand use on the oneplus 8, but SE 2020 will give one of the best one-hand experience


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.

The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED Display, with a native resolution of 1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, Pixel Density of 402PPI, and a Screen to body ratio of ~89%, the display is protected by
Corning Gorilla Glass, and has support for HDR 10+ content, and 90Hz Refresh Rate.

OnePlus Wins…


iPhone SE 2020 is powered by the Apple A13 Bionic Chip, which is a Hexa-core SoC 2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder cores and is coupled with Apple GPU (4-core graphics).
A13 Bionic is the Most Powerful Chip form Apple As of now.

OnePlus 8 is powered by the 2020 Flagship SoC from Qualcomm the Snapdragon 865, it is an Octa-Core Soc with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 cores and is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU.

So it is the best from Apple vs the Best from Qualcomm, in Antutu tests Snapdragon 865 is better than A13 Bionic, but in Geekbench score A13 performs a little better than Snapdragon 865.
So overall if SoC power is to be compared then Snapdragon 865 wins if only CPU power is to be compared then A13 wins.

Memory and Storage

iPhone SE 2020 has most probably 3GB of RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options, while the OnePlus 8 has 6(India only)/8/12GB of RAM and 128/256GB storage options.
RAM capacity should not be the deciding option, as due to much better optimization of iOS even with less than half the amount of RAM it is still able to perform on par or even better than android.


A Single-Camera Setup is unheard of in 2020 but iPhone SE(2020) has it, it has a single camera setup with a 12 MP, f/1.8 Wide Lens with PDAF, and OIS.

OnePlus 8 has a Triple Camera Setup
48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens) OIS, PDAF+CAF {Sony IMX586}
16 MP, f/2.2(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4(Macro Lens)

In overall camera-setup, OnePlus 8 should be the winner, due to having much more features, but it is said by Apple that SE 2020 has the best single-camera setup by apple as of now, meaning it could be one of the best single-camera setups out there, most probably in the range of Pixel 3A or 4A, or if we just compare the primary camera then iPhone SE 2020 could be the winner, but for that, we should have the smartphone in hand. so let’s wait for it.


Battery Capacity is not revealed by Apple for the iPhone SE(2020), but it is advertised by Apple that it would last the same as that of the iPhone 8, so if everything is taken into consideration then it should have a bigger battery than iPhone 8.
Also, SE 2020 has fast-charging options it can go from 0 to 50% in 30 mins with an 18 Watt charger, but that is not included in the box, also it has wireless charging support.

One Plus 8 has a 4300mAh Battery with 30 Watt Fast Charging support, but no Wireless charging.

One Plus 8 Should be the winner.


iPhone SE 2020 Audio Features Include
Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+).
Stereo playback

One Plus 8 Audio Features include
Dual Stereo Speakers
Noise cancellation support
Dolby Atmos


iPhone SE 2020 has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor

The One Plus 8 has In-display Fingerprint Sensor and
Face-Unlock support.

In terms of security, the physical fingerprint sensor on the SE 2020 should be the better one.


iOS on SE 2020 vs the OxygenOS on One Plus 8
it is up to you if you like android then OxygenOS is the winner if you like iOS then SE 2020.


iPhone SE 2020 has Support for WiFi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0, Also it is Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes).

One Plus 8 has support for 5G, WiFi 6. Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC, it doesn’t have any IP rating.
Both the phone don’t have the 3.5mm headphone jack.


Pricing has two aspects International Pricing and Indian Pricing.
If we go by the International Pricing then the iPhone SE 2020 is Priced at $399 for the base version and the One Plus 8 is Priced at $699 for the base version.
But if we go by the Indian Pricing then the iPhone SE 2020 is priced at 42,500 INR for the base version and the One Plus 8 is Priced at 41,999 for the Indian(6/128GB) base version and 44,999 INR for the global(8/128) base version.


iPhone SE 2020 is the most affordable iPhone as of now, and also the cheapest iPhone in production as of now. While the One Plus 8 is the costliest One Plus Non-Pro Smartphone as of now.
If we go by international standard then there is simply no comparison as there is a difference of ~ $300 between the SE 2020 and One Plus 8, SE being the cheaper one.
But if we go by Indian Standards then they are similarly priced as there is only a difference of 500INR between the base version of SE 2020 and One Plus 8.

So if you are an Indian Buyer then most probably you will be in the confusion that which one to buy, iPhone SE 2020 or One Plus 8.
CPU performance is somewhat identical on both, so lets leave it out of the comparison.
So if you are someone who wants a great overall camera setup, better storage options, great display, great battery life, a bigger form factor(size), new design and feature then go for the One Plus 8.
But If you are someone who really likes the iOS environment, and wants potentially one of the best primary cameras out there, likes the small form factor of the iPhone, then you should go for iPhone SE 2020.

In terms of updates received both the One Plus 8 and SE 2020 are kind of same, SE 2020 will easily get around 4-5 years of software support, and by previous experience One Plus also gives around 4 years of software updates.

Final Verdict

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