The New and Old iPhone SE, Compared: What’s the difference?

Apple has unveiled a new budget-friendly iPhone SE that appears identical to the previous model. So, what makes them different?

This week, Apple revealed the iPhone SE (3rd generation), a new budget-friendly iPhone that is a new and better version of the iPhone SE (2nd generation) released in April 2020. However, you might not be able to identify the difference between the two iPhones because they are almost identical and share many of the same features.

What are the parallels?

Style: The 2022 iPhone SE, as well as the 2020 iPhone SE, have the same design, which is based on the body of the 2017 iPhone 8.

Both have a 4.7-inch Retina display and True Tone that allows room on the bottom for the Home button; they are the only iPhones with a Home button that works with Touch ID rather than Face ID.

Cameras: The camera systems of the 2022 iPhone SE and the 2020 iPhone SE are identical. They both sport one 12-megapixel wide-angle back camera with Portrait mode and the ability to shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second. They also share a single 7-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording and Portrait mode.

These iPhones enable Qi wireless charging, which can deliver up to 7.5 watts.

Neither iPhone 12 nor iPhone 13 support MagSafe, which allows the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 to charge wirelessly at 15 watts.

What are the distinctions?

The main difference between both the iPhone 2022 iPhone SE and the iPhone 2020 iPhone SE is the processor. The new iPhone SE is equipped with an A15 Bionic CPU (same as the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro), which helps it operate better. It makes the new iPhone SE quicker and more powerful, improves battery life, and enhances the camera’s capabilities.

 Despite having the same back and front camera systems as the previous iPhone SE, the A15 Bionic CPU enables some more sophisticated photographic features in the new iPhone SE.

It features Deep Fusion and Smart HDR 4, which offer the iPhone SE greater machine learning capability to automatically connect several exposure images to produce the best-looking photo possible.

The A15 Bionic chipset in the new iPhone SE increases battery economy dramatically. According to Apple, the new iPhone SE has a battery life of 15 hours, two hours longer than the 2020 iPhone SE’s battery life of 13 hours. Both are among the most durable iPhones available.

5G Support: The newest iPhone SE supports 5G connectivity, as does seemingly every new smartphone.

This makes it more future-proof and appealing to individuals who have a 5G SIM and can take advantage of the benefits of 5G. (However, 5G is still in its infancy and isn’t generally accessible just yet.)

Storage: The 2022 iPhone SE and the 2020 iPhone SE offer 64GB of basic storage and can be upgraded to 128GB. The new iPhone SE features a third 256GB option for those who need even more capacity.

Apple has increased the price of the iPhone SE by $30. The 64GB iPhone SE launched in 2020 for $399, but the same storage capacity for the new iPhone SE will set you back $429.

Is it worth it to update your iPhone SE?

 Apple no longer offers the iPhone SE (2nd generation) because the third-generation model was just introduced; however, third-party merchants such as Amazon and Walmart still sell a revived form of the two-year-old iPhone SE. (At the moment, Apple does not offer reconditioned 2020 iPhone SE models, but that is expected to change shortly.)

The new iPhone SE (3rd generation) is a fantastic choice for first-time iPhone customers, those who haven’t upgraded in years, and those looking for the greatest affordable iPhone. If you already own an iPhone SE (2nd generation), the latest iPhone SE (3rd generation) feels like a minor upgrade rather than a game-changer.

Let us know in the comments if the new SE is a game-changer…