iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Price in India, Specifications Compared

New iPhone SE and iPhone 8 have the same display, camera, dimensions, and weight.

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iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Price in India, Specifications Compared

New iPhone SE is powered by the Apple’s A13 Bionic chip

  • iPhone 11 is IP68 certified, while the other two are IP67 certified
  • iPhone 11 is IP68 certified, while the other two are IP67 certified
  • iPhone 11 has a dual camera setup at the back

The anticipated new iPhone SE has launched in India. The new iPhone SE comes with Apple's A13 Bionic chip and has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor underneath the power button. The phone runs on the latest iOS 13 software, and its price in India starts at just Rs. 42,500. The refresh of the original iPhone SE launched in 2016 was long overdue, and it has finally arrived – in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone SE (2020) has a single camera at the back and has huge bezels surrounding the display as it uses the iPhone 8 design.

We pit the new iPhone SE against the iPhone 11 and iPhone 8 to see all the differences between the three iPhone models, at least on paper.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Price in India

The iPhone SE (2020) is priced in India starting at Rs. 42,500 for the 64GB storage variant. The 128GB model of the new iPhone SE will retail at Rs. 47,800 and the 256GB version will cost Rs. 58,300.

The iPhone SE 2020 will be offered in Black, White, and (Product) RED colour options. Its availability in the country hasn't been revealed yet.

The iPhone 11 was launched in September last year at a starting price of Rs. 64,900 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB model of the phone is priced at Rs. 69,900 and 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 79,900. After the GST revision, the iPhone 11 is priced at Rs. 68,300, Rs. 73,600, and Rs. 84,100 for the different models, respectively. The iPhone 11 comes in White, Black, Green Yellow, Purple, and (Product) RED options.

iPhone SE (2020) With Apple A13 SoC, Touch ID Support Launched: Price in India, Specifications

The iPhone 8 was launched in India at Rs. 64,000 for the 64GB variant and at Rs. 77,000 for the variant with 256GB storage. After the recently introduced GST revision, the iPhone 8 is currently listed at Rs. 40,500 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB model is priced at Rs. 45,500. It is available in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey.

iPhone SE (2020) Launch Impressions: Old Design, But a Better Price Than Before

iPhone SE vs iPhone 11 vs iPhone 8: Specifications

The iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) have launched with iOS 13 out-of-the-box. The iPhone 8 was launched with iOS 11, but existing users have received the iOS 13 update. The iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7-inch (750x1,334 pixels) Retina HD IPS LCD display with 326ppi pixel density. The older iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch (750x1,334 pixels) Retina HD display with 326ppi pixel density. Lastly, the iPhone 11 features a larger 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (828x1,792 pixels) display with 326ppi pixel density.

iPhone SE vs iPhone XR: Price in India, Specifications Compared

The iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 11 are powered by the A13 Bionic chip, whereas the iPhone 8 comes with the A11 Bionic chip. The former two come with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, while the iPhone 8 comes in 64GB and 128GB storage models.

As for the cameras, the new iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 have a single 12-megapixel camera sensor (f/1.8 aperture + OIS) at the back along with a LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync. The new iPhone SE offers Portrait mode due to software optimisations but the iPhone 8 doesn't. The iPhone SE (2020) also features portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High‑Key Mono). For selfies and video chat, the two phones come with a 7-megapixel camera at the front, with f/2.2 aperture.

Apple iPhone 11, on the other hand, comes with a dual rear camera setup – 12-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.4). It houses a 12-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.

The battery capacity of the three phones is not mentioned by Apple, but the company does note that the iPhone SE (2020) battery lasts about the same as the iPhone 8. The iPhone 11, on the other hand, lasts up to one hour longer than the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 supports Face ID, while the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 phones offer Touch ID support. All three phones come with Bluetooth v5, NFC with reader mode, and GPS.

The iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (2020) come with Wi-Fi 802.11ax (Wi‑Fi 6) with MIMO, while the iPhone 8 comes with Wi‑Fi 802.11ac with MIMO. The iPhone 8 and iPhone SE (2020) offer IP67 water and dust resistance, whereas the iPhone 11 is IP68 certified.

The iPhone 11 is the heaviest at 194 grams, while the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 weigh the same at 148 grams. Similarly, the iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8 measure the same at 138.4x673x7.3mm, while the iPhone 11 measures at 150.9x75.7x8.3mm.

Is iPhone SE the ultimate 'affordable' iPhone for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

iPhone SE (2020) vs iPhone 11 vs Apple iPhone 8 comparison
  iPhone SE (2020) iPhone 11 Apple iPhone 8
Overall NDTV Rating-
Design Rating-
Display Rating-
Software Rating-
Performance Rating-
Battery Life Rating-
Camera Rating-
Value for Money Rating-
ModeliPhone SE (2020)iPhone 11iPhone 8
Release date15th April 202010th September 2019September 2017
Launched in IndiaYesYes-
Body typeGlassGlassGlass
Dimensions (mm)138.40 x 67.30 x 7.30150.90 x 75.70 x 8.30138.40 x 67.30 x 7.30
Weight (g)148.00194.00148.00
IP ratingIP67IP68IP67
Removable batteryNoNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary-
Wireless chargingYesYesNo
ColoursBlack, White, (Product) REDBlack, Green, Purple, White, Yellow, Product [Red]Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Battery capacity (mAh)-31101821
Screen size (inches)4.706.104.70
Resolution750x1334 pixels828x1792 pixels750x1334 pixels
Protection typeOther-Other
Pixels per inch (PPI)326326326
Processor makeApple A13 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A11 Bionic
Internal storage64GB64GB64GB
Expandable storageNoNoNo
Dedicated microSD slotNo--
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8)12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4)12-megapixel (f/1.8)
Rear autofocusYesYesYes
Rear flashLEDDual LEDDual LED
Front camera7-megapixel (f/2.2)12-megapixel (f/2.2)7-megapixel (f/2.2)
Pop-Up CameraNo--
Front flash-Yes-
Operating systemiOS 13iOS 13iOS 11
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CNo-No
Number of SIMs221
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYes-
Wi-Fi Direct--No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)--No
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
4G/ LTEYesYes-
Face unlockNoYesNo
Fingerprint sensorYes-Yes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorNo-No
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
Temperature sensorNo-No
3D face recognition-YesNo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Best-in-class performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great cameras
  • Night Mode is a welcome addition
  • iOS offers regular, timely updates
  • Bad
  • Low-resolution display
  • Slow bundled charger
  • No PiP or other software features that utilise the big screen
Display 6.10-inch
Processor Apple A13 Bionic
Front Camera 12-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3110mAh
OS iOS 13
Resolution 828x1792 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Insane performance
  • Vastly improved cameras
  • Wireless charging
  • Assured, timely software updates
  • Bad
  • Same old design
  • First party apps not great in India
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 4.70-inch
Processor Apple A11 Bionic
Front Camera 7-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 1821mAh
OS iOS 11
Resolution 750x1334 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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