iPhone 12 Vs iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone 12
iPhone 12
Starting from €288.58
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iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone SE (2020)
Starting from €123.00
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iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)


iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Width71.5 mm67.3 mm
Height147.7 mm138.4 mm
Weight164 g148 g
Thickness7.4 mm7.3 mm
Volume78.15 cm³67.99 cm³


iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Resolution1170 x 2532 px750 x 1334 px
Density460 ppi326 ppi
Size6.1 inches4.7 inches


iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Battery capacity2815 mAh1821 mAh
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingYesYes
Fast chargingYesYes
Ultra power saving modeYesYes

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iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Maximum storage256 GB256 GB
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB3 GB
LTE supportYesYes


iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Front camera resolution12 MP7 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Multi lensYesNo
Optical zoomYesNo
Optical stabilizationYesYes
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px2160 px


iPhone 12iPhone SE (2020)
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoNo
Number of microphones23

iPhone 12 vs iPhone SE (2020) Comparison

iPhone 12 vs iPhone SE 2020

While the iPhone 12 and the iPhone SE (2020) differ greatly in price, that's not their only difference. They are two of Apple's best-selling models. Here's some information to help you decide between them.

iPhone 12, a top-of-the-range smartphone

The differences between the two smartphones are obvious. The iPhone 12 has a higher screen size ratio than the iPhone SE. This is explained by the absence of a home button on the former. The smartphone is unlocked here via Face ID, a facial recognition technology. Another difference between the two models is that the iPhone 12 is compatible with 5G. This is not the case with the 2020 iPhone SE. In terms of performance, the iPhone 12 wins once again. It has a newer processor, but also 4 GB of RAM, compared to 3 GB for the iPhone SE 2020.

iPhone SE 2020, the slimmer, cheaper version

The screen of the iPhone SE 2020 is composed of an IPS LCD panel, against an OLED panel for the iPhone 12. While this difference may seem to tip the scales in favour of the iPhone 12 on paper, it's not really the case in practice. It's impossible to see the difference with the naked eye. The size of the screen, however, is a differentiating factor. It is 6.1 inches for the iPhone 12, compared to 4.7 inches for the 2020 iPhone SE. In terms of photography, there are once again differences. The iPhone 12 has an extra camera, but also 12 Mpx against only 7 for the rear sensor of the iPhone SE 2020.

The iPhone 12 is also more expensive than the iPhone SE 2020. If you play a lot of video games or use your smartphone intensively, it will suit your needs perfectly. For the more traditional user, the SE 2020 will be more than adequate and provide better value for money.

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