Compared: iPhone 8 versus iPhone SE

Posted by Adam Zhang on

Now that it's finally here, you can make a practical decision about whether to buy the new iPhone SE —or seek out the old iPhone 8 while it still exists. They are very similar, yet each has benefits over the other.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE is their processors.

2020 iPhone SE iPhone 8
Year 2020 2017
Colors White, Black, PRODUCT(RED) Space Gray, Silver, Gold (also PRODUCT(RED) at times)
Capacity 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB
Screen 4.7-inch Retina HD 1334x740 at 326ppi 4.7-inch Retina HD 1334x740 at 326ppi
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 6 Yes No
Brightness 625 nits 625 nits
Dimensions 5.45 inches (138.4mm) by 2.65 inches (67.4mm) by 0.29 inch (7.3mm) 5.45 inches (138.4mm) by 2.65 inches (67.4mm) by 0.29 inch (7.3mm)
Rear cameras Single 12MP Wide Single 12MP Wide
Front camera 7MP FaceTime HD with 1080p video at 30fps 7MP FaceTime HD with 1080p video at 30fps
Biometrics Touch ID Touch ID
Processor A13 Bionic A11 Bionic with Neural Engine
Battery life Video playback up to 13 hours Video playback up to 14 hours
Water resistance To a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes To a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes


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