iPhone 12 Vs iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Starting from €290.80
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iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone SE (2020) Starting from €140.80
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iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Width 71.5 mm 67.3 mm
Height 147.7 mm 138.4 mm
Weight 164 g 148 g
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.3 mm
Volume 78.15 cm³ 67.99 cm³


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Resolution 1170 x 2532 px 750 x 1334 px
Density 460 ppi 326 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 4.7 inches


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Battery capacity 2815 mAh* 1821 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum power


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
LTE support Yes Yes


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Front camera resolution 12 MP 7 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes No
Optical zoom Yes No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


iPhone 12 iPhone SE (2020)
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No No
Number of microphones 2 3

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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