iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone SE (2020) – Do They Even Compare?

by | 20/04/2020 2:35 am
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Apple’s flagship is the iPhone 11 Pro. But that’s not Apple’s newest iPhone. The company’s newest iPhone is the iPhone SE. The thing is, the iPhone SE is almost identical to the iPhone 11 Pro in some respects and couldn’t be any more different in other respects.

Confused yet? You’re not alone. Both the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone SE are major sellers, but each phone appeals to a different type of consumer. Let’s take a look at the two devices to see how they compare and which is right for you.

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone SE (2020) Quick Comparison

iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone SE (2nd generation)
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Design

  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8in OLED display. It features Apple’s biometric authentication system called Face ID. The textured matte glass and stainless steel design make it an absolutely gorgeous phone.
  • iPhone SE – The iPhone SE has a 4.7in display and features Apple’s original biometric authentication system called Touch ID, which uses your fingerprint instead of your face to unlock your phone. Its industrial design features a glass and aluminum body and comes in a wide range of three color options.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro features a stunningly modern industrial design.

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Displays

  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro features an edge-to-edge OLED display that is a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display with a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi.
  • iPhone SE – The iPhone SE features a Retina HD LCD display that is 4.7in and has a 1334 x 750-pixel resolution at 326ppi.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – That OLED edge-to-edge display can’t be beaten. The LCD display on the iPhone SE doesn’t even compare.

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CPU/Processor

  • iPhone 11 Pro – the iPhone 11 Pro features the A13 chipset. This A13 is a 7nm chip with 6 cores, which is absolutely INSANE.
  • iPhone SE – the iPhone SE features the A13 chipset. This is the same one found in the iPhone 11 Pro.

Winner? Draw – Both use the exact same A13 SoC.

Camera

  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro features a 12MP front-facing camera. But the rear camera is a triple-lens system with a 12MP wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lens, triple optical image stabilization, optical zoom, and 4K video recording. It too also supports advanced photo features like portrait photography and night mode.
  • iPhone SE – The iPhone SE features a 7MP front-facing camera. On the rear camera, you get a single-lens 12MP camera complete with a wide-angle lens.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – That triple-lens camera cannot be beaten.

Storage Options

  • iPhone 11 Pro – 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB
  • iPhone SE – 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB

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Battery Life

  • iPhone 11 Pro – The iPhone 11 Pro’s batteries will get you about 18 hours of battery life with mixed usage. It also features wireless charging.
  • iPhone SE – The iPhone SE’s battery will get you about 13 hours of battery life with mixed usage. It also features wireless charging.

Winner? iPhone 11 Pro – You get an extra five hours of battery life.

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Price

  • iPhone 11 Pro – The 5.8in iPhone 11 Pro costs $999 (64GB) and $1149 (256GB) and $1349 (512GB).
  • iPhone SE – The 4.7in iPhone SE costs $399 (64GB) and $449 (128GB) and $549 (256GB).

Verdict?

So as you can see, the BIG way the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone SE compare is that they use the latest A13 chipset. This is the fastest SoC in a smartphone on the market–and its an astounding selling point for the iPhone SE given just how low cost the device is. Thanks to the A13, any app or game on the iPhone SE is going to run just as fast as it would on the iPhone 11 Pro.

However, that’s where the like-for-like features end. In every other respect, the iPhone 11 Pro blows the iPhone SE out of the water. That’s thanks to its larger, OLED display; the triple-lens rear camera system; its beautiful industrial design; its superior battery life; and its larger storage options.

Of course, the iPhone 11 Pro does come with a price tag that is at least twice as much as the iPhone SE. However, you’re getting more than twice the features with that increased price.

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iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone SE (2020): Specs

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Here are the specs for the iPhone 11 Pro:

  • Display: 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display with a 2436 x 1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi
  • Dimensions: 144.0mm x 71.4mm x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • Storage: 64, 256, or 512GB
  • Processors: A13 Bionic chip with third-generation Neural Engine
  • Front camera: 12 MP TrueDepth camera with 4K video recording at up to 60 fps
  • Rear camera: Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras with Night mode; 4K video
  • Battery: Up to 18 hours (video playback)
  • Other: Face ID, NFC, wireless charging, IP68 waterproof (4m)

And here are the specs for the iPhone SE (2020):

  • Display: 4.7in LCD Retina HD display with a 1334 x 750-pixel resolution at 326ppi
  • Dimensions: 138.4mm x 67.3mm x 7.3mm
  • Weight: 148 grams
  • Storage: 64, 128, or 256GB
  • Processors: A13 Bionic chip with third-generation Neural Engine
  • Front camera: 7MP FaceTime HD camera with 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, Portrait Mode
  • Rear camera: Single 12MP Wide camera; 4K video, Portrait Mode
  • Battery: Up to 13 hours (video playback)
  • Other: Touch ID, NFC, wireless charging, IP67 waterproof (1m)

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