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Compare Apple iPhone SE (2020) and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Apple iPhone SE (2020)

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple iPhone SE (2020) vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

What is the difference between the Apple iPhone SE (2020) and Apple iPhone 8 Plus? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Apple iPhone SE (2020) Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Rating (+0) (+0)
Review Apple iPhone SE (2020) Review Apple iPhone 8 Plus Review
Release date 2020, April 15 2017, September
Dimensions (HxWxD) 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm | 5.45 x 5.45 x 2.65 in 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm | 6.24 x 6.24 x 3.07 in
Weight 148 g | 5.22 oz 202 g | 7.13 oz
Body Build Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Red Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Red
Battery 1821 mAh, Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Music play - Up to 40 h Talking time - Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 60 h
Approximate price 480 EUR 770 EUR


Technology Retina IPS LCD LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 4.7" inc 5.5" inc
Screen area 60.9 cm2 83.4 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width) 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 65.4% 67.4%
Screen resolution 750 x 1334 px 1080 x 1920 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 326 PPI 401 PPI
Screen protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Other specs - Wide color gamut
-625 nits max brightness (advertised)
- Wide color gamut
-3D Touch display & home button

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs -12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS -12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), OIS, PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.8, 57mm (telephoto), 2x optical zoom, PDAF
Functions Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS, stereo sound rec. 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
DxOMark Main Score 103 94
DxOMark Photo 108 96
DxOMark Video 105 89
Front camera, selfie 7 MP, Single 7 MP, Single
Specifications 7 MP, f/2.2 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)
Functions HDR, panorama Face detection, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 84
DxOMark Photo 85
DxOMark Video 83


Operating system - OS iOS 13 iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 12.1.3
Chipset - Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) - Apple A11 Bionic (10 nm)
Processor CPU - Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder) - Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
Graphics processor GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
External memory No No
Internal memory 64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Antutu 8 465664 302943
Antutu 7
GeekBench 5 Single Core 1326 917
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 2653 1993
GeekBench 4 Single Core 4224
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 10193
GeekBench 4 Battery 2842

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM and/or eSIM Nano-SIM
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation SAR - 1.17 W/kg (head) 1.16 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.98 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.99 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No No
Headphone jack No No
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min
-Qi wireless charging
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
-Qi wireless charging
-Siri natural language commands and dictation
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Versions: A2296 (Global market) A2275 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) A2298 (China)

- Versions: A1864 (USA, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, China) A1897 (EMEA, UAE, LATAM, Canada, USA AT&T/T-Mobile, Singapore); A1898 (Japan)

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