Apple's fans who love smallish phones ticked an item off their wish list in 2020 -- the latest arrived last April, . Starting at $399 (£419, AU$749), it's positioned as a "budget phone," and it's now the most affordable iPhone you can buy. ( , such as the Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E and Galaxy A51.) At this price, Apple hopes to lure in customers who aren't willing to splurge $1,000 or even $700 on, say, an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Mini.
The next-generationpeople have come to know and love about the original iPhone SE, such as a physical home button and compact size. Although the 2020 iPhone SE is slightly larger at 4.7 inches, compared to the original iPhone SE's 4-inch screen and even the iPhone 12 Mini, it's still considered a small phone by today's standards. Like the 2016 version, the latest iPhone SE features a single camera on the phone's rear. According to CNET's Andrew Hoyle, it's most similar to the 11 Pro's standard zoom lens. Here's a deeper compares to the iPhone 11 Pro's camera system along with some .
Aside from upgraded internals, one conspicuous change to the new iPhone SE is the, a feature Apple has opted to leave out since 2017's .
Apple released the original iPhone SE in 2016 and featured the same A9 processor as the iPhone 6S (Apple's flagship at the time), before it was discontinued in favor of the . For more on how the brand-new iPhone SE stacks up against its predecessor and the pricier iPhone XR and iPhone 11, check out CNET's specs chart below. We also have a more in case you're trying to figure out which of the two phones to buy. My colleague Lexy Savvides didn't feel like she missed out on all that much when . But if you've already made up your mind and want to bring home the 2020 iPhone SE, .
iPhone SE 2020 spec comparison
||Apple iPhone SE 2020||Apple iPhone SE||iPhone 8||iPhone XR||iPhone 11|
|Display size, resolution||4.7-inch Retina HD; 1,334x750 pixels||4-inch; 1,136x640 pixels||4.7-inch; 1,334x750 pixels||6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828 pixels||6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina; 1,792x828 pixels|
|Pixel density||326ppi||326ppi||326 ppi||326ppi||326ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in||5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in||5.9 x 3.0 x 0.33 in||5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||138 x 67 x 7.3 mm||123 x 58 x 7.6 mm||138 x 67 x 7.3 mm||150 x 76 x 8.38 mm||151 x 76 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.22 oz; 148g||3.99 oz; 113g||5.22 oz; 148g||6.8oz; 194g||6.84 oz; 194g|
|Mobile software (at launch)||iOS 13||iOS 9.3||iOS 11||iOS 12||iOS 13|
|Camera||12-megapixel||12-megapixel||12-megapixel||12-megapixel||12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)|
|Processor||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A9||Apple A11 Bionic||Apple A12 Bionic||Apple A13 Bionic|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||16GB, 64GB, 128GB||64GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|RAM||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed|
|Battery||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed||Not disclosed|
|Fingerprint sensor||Home button||Home button||Home button||No||No|
|Special features||Water resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging||Apple Pay; Haptic Touch||Water resistant (IP67); wireless Qi charge compatible||Water-resistant (IP67); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji||Water resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$399 (64GB), $449 (128GB), $549 (256GB)||$399 (16GB); $499 (64GB)||$699 (64GB), $849 (256GB)||$599 (64GB), $649 (128GB)||$699 (64GB), $749 (128GB), $849 (256GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£419 (64GB), £469 (128GB), £569 (256GB)||£359 (16GB) £439 (64GB)||£699 (64GB), £849 (256GB)||£629 (64GB), £679 (128GB)||£729 (64GB), £779 (128GB), £879 (256GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$749 (64GB), AU$829 (128GB), AU$999 (256GB)||AU$679 (16GB); AU$829 (64GB)||AU$1,079 (64GB), AU$1,329 (256GB)||AU$1,049 (64GB), AU$1,129 (128GB)||AU$1,199 (64GB), AU$1,279 (128GB), AU$1,449 (256GB)|
*Prices and iOS versions listed are at launch.