iPhone 11 vs iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Starting from $199.45
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iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone SE (2020) Starting from $108.99
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iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Width 75.7 mm 67.3 mm
Height 150.9 mm 138.4 mm
Weight 194 g 148 g
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.3 mm
Volume 94.81 cm³ 67.99 cm³


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Resolution 828 x 1792 px 750 x 1334 px
Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 4.7 inches


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Battery capacity 3110 mAh* 1821 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.65 GHz 2.65 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes No
Optical zoom Yes No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 11 iPhone SE (2020)
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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iPhone SE (2020) vs iPhone 11 Comparison

Is the iPhone 11 better than the iPhone SE?

It’s really hard to compare the iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 since they are both very different phones. And even though the SE was released just a few months after the iPhone 11 and contains the same A13 Bionic chip as its larger sibling, it’s a much cheaper device. It doesn’t have an edge-to-edge display, multiple cameras, or Face ID. But maybe you don’t want all those arguably unnecessary fancy features. Maybe you’re new to the iPhone and just want a basic device. Or maybe you prefer fingerprint unlock over Face ID and miss having the home button instead of the gesture-based navigation that Apple is pushing in its top-tier devices like the iPhone 11. The iPhone SE also feels much better during single-handed use than the iPhone 11 line thanks to its smaller size. So don’t think that the iPhone 11 is superior to the iPhone SE just because it’s more expensive. These are two very different phones.

Which one would we recommend? iPhone 11 or iPhone SE?

If I had to choose between the iPhone 11 vs SE, the core question that I would ask myself is, “How much do I really use my device?” Be honest with yourself. If you’re always taking pictures with your phone or watching tons of YouTube videos, the bigger screen and additional camera functionality of the refurbished iPhone 11 would definitely be much appreciated. If you’re a fan of Face ID, the iPhone 11 is also the phone you should go for. But if you don’t want all these extras and just want a smartphone that you can throw in your bag and not have to worry about, then the refurbished iPhone SE might be your top pick.

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