iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 8: Why Apple’s new phone is its best deal in years
It's finally here. After years of rumors and leaks, Apple's updated iPhone SE has arrived, replacing the iPhone 8 and reviving one of the most beloved iPhones of all time with a new look and upgraded specs. However, while the original iPhone SE was a restyled iPhone 5s, the 2020 version is basically an iPhone 11 in an iPhone 8's clothing for an impressive $399. Here’s why the new SE is more than just a new iPhone 8.
The iPhone SE and iPhone 8 are identical in size and shape (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm) and both weigh 148 grams. They both have a single rear camera and vertically aligned flash along with a glass back. The only difference is the position of the Apple logo, which is lower on the SE to match the iPhone 11. The SE also comes in a (Product) Red color, which replaces the iPhone 8’s gold hue.
The new iPhone SE has basically the same display as the iPhone 8, bringing a 4.7-inch Retina HD 1334x750 resolution at 326 ppi, along with True Tone, wide color, and 625 nits of max brightness. The only major difference is 3D Touch: the iPhone 8 has it and the iPhone SE doesn’t. In its place is Apple’s new Haptic Touch system that can be found on the iPhone 11. Below the display, you’ll find a Touch ID sensor.