IPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: which one to choose

Which cheap iPhone to buy? What are the differences between the iPhone SE 2020 and the iPhone 11? Here's a comparison between the two low-cost smartphones from Apple

The launch of the iPhone SE 2020 has in its own way shocked the market: an iPhone for less than 500 euros is an opportunity that many lovers of the applefonino will not miss, despite a design a bit 'dated and some features not exactly top of the range. And in fact, the smartphone does not want to compete with other devices of the Cupertino company: the iPhone SE 2020 is a mid-range smartphone ready to conquer its space in this market.

A user who has to buy a new Apple smartphone now has the choice between two devices "cheap": on the one hand the iPhone SE on the other hand the iPhone 11. Although it is a top of the range, the iPhone 11 is the least expensive smartphone launched last year by Apple, with a price below 1000 euros. The question many users are asking is: which low-cost iPhone to buy? What are the main differences between iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11? Is the price difference also found in the technical features? Here's a comparison between iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11.

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: design

One of the main differences between the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11 is the design.

The iPhone 11 adopts the style introduced with the iPhone X: notch at the front with the sensors for FaceID inside and square rear bumper with the two cameras inside.

The iPhone SE 2020, on the other hand, has an old-fashioned design, very similar to that of the iPhone 8. There's Touch ID at the bottom to unlock the smartphone, thick bezels and rear camera slightly outside the smartphone shell

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: features

On the features side, the two devices are quite similar, sharing the same hardware architecture.

The iPhone SE 2020 and the iPhone 11 mount the A13 Bionic processor. The only difference is on the amount of RAM: the first smartphone has 3GB, the second 4GB. As for the available memory, both smartphones present the same versions of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: photo compartment

The difference in the field of photography between iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone 11 is very simple: the former has a single rear camera, the latter has two.

On the iPhone SE 2020 we find a 12 Megapixel sensor with f/1.8, while on the iPhone 11 the main lens is 12 Megapixel with f/1.8 and a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8.

Differences also regarding the front camera: 7-megapixel on the iPhone SE 2020, 12-megapixel on the iPhone 11.

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: screen

The screen size is another big difference between the two smartphones.

The iPhone SE 2020 is ideal for those who are looking for a compact and lightweight smartphone. The Retina screen is 4.7 inches.

With the iPhone 11, the size increases and by a lot. The screen is 6.1 inches with LCD technology.

The quality of the two displays is very similar, there is no big difference in the colors and definitions of images and videos.

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: battery

The battery can be a discriminating factor in choosing between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone SE 2020. Apple is never very lavish with information when it comes to the battery of its smartphones. The only thing certain is that both allow you to get through the day without major problems. But there is a difference between the two devices.

The iPhone SE 2020, in fact, has an 1821 mAh battery, the same present on the iPhone 8, while the iPhone 11 has a 3100mAh battery. On both models there is support for fast charging.

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: price

Also the price can make a difference in choosing the cheap Apple smartphone to buy. L’iPhone SE 2020 parte da un prezzo più basso, ma come abbiamo visto ha anche qualche caratteristica inferiore. Ecco uno specchio riassuntivo con i prezzi dell’iPhone 11 e dell’iPhone SE 2020 suddivisi in base alla memoria disponibile.

iPhone SE 2020

  • 64GB – 499 euro
  • 128GB – 549 euro
  • 256GB – 669 euro

Colorazioni: Bianco, nero e (PRODUCT)RED

iPhone 11

  • 64GB – 839 euro
  • 128GB – 889 euro
  • 2565GB – 1009 euro

Colorazioni: Bianco, nero, verde, giallo, viola e (PRODUCT)RED

iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11: quale è il migliore?

Esiste un iPhone lowcost che è indubitabilmente migliore rispetto all’altro? La risposta è no. Tutto dipende dalle proprio possibilità economiche e da cosa si ha bisogno. La scheda tecnica dell’iPhone 11 presa nel suo complesso è migliore rispetto a quella dell’iPhone SE 2020, ma quest’ultimo ha lo stesso processore, quindi sotto il punto di vista delle performance sono molto simili. On the photographic side the iPhone 11 is definitely better and this can make the difference on which one to buy. As well as the design: if you don't like thick bezels, the iPhone SE 2020 is not for you.

The iPhone SE 2020 has, however, the price factor on its side: 300 euros less than the iPhone 11 is a good amount of money. This is money that could be used to buy some accessories, such as wireless headphones.