iPhone SE 2022 vs. 2020: Which Budget Phone Is The Better Option?

this 2022 iPhone SE he is here. Apple’s new affordable iPhone made its debut in the corporate event last weeknext to updated iPad Air. This is a new and improved model of the latter iPhone SEwhich was launched in 2020 and includes iPhone 11A13 processor i iPhone 8-as a $ 399 body.

Apple’s new SE is the same concept, retaining the iPhone 8 case and the Touch ID home button, except that it comes with iPhone 13‘s A15 Bionic processor i 5G support. It’s now available from $ 429 – a slight price increase from its 2020 predecessor.

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The long-awaited successor to the iPhone SE (2020) was announced by Apple at the “Peek Performance” event on March 8. It features Apple’s A15 chip (the same one found on the iPhone 13 series), 5G, and stronger glass, but the same overall look as the previous generation.

Pricing for the new iPhone SE starts at $ 429 and is available now.

Read our iPhone SE (2022) review.

Apple’s $ 399 iPhone SE, released in 2020, looks like the iPhone 8 but functions like Apple’s newer iPhone 11 Pro. Note that Apple no longer sells this model and most of the models you find online are used or refurbished.

Here’s how the specs of the new iPhone SE 2022 compare to those of the previous iPhone SE.

Specifications of the iPhone SE 2022 and the specifications of the iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE 2022

iPhone SE 2020

Display size, resolution

4.7 inch

4.7 inch


Glass and aluminum, the same tough glass used on the back of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro

Glass and aluminum


North (black), starlight (white), red

Black, white, red

Mobile software

iOS 15

iOS 13


Rear: 12MP with feature enhancements (Smart HDR 4, Photo Style and Deep Fusion)

Rear: 12 megapixels; front: 7 megapixels; video capture: 4K


Apple A15 Bionic

Apple A13 Bionic


64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

Special features

Home Button with Touch ID, Waterproof and Dustproof (IP67), Wireless Charging, Fast Charging, 5G Support, Longer Battery Life

Home button with Touch ID, waterproof (IP67); support for two SIM cards (nano-SIM, e-SIM); wireless charging

Price outside the contract (USD)

From $ 429

$ 399 (64GB), $ 449 (128GB), $ 549 (256GB)

Price (PLN)

From £ 419

£ 419 (64GB), £ 469 (128GB), £ 569 (256GB)

Price (in PLN)

From AU $ 719

A $ 749 (64 GB), A $ 829 (128 GB), A $ 999 (256 GB)

For more information on the latest Apple products, check out our roundup all the features that iOS 15.4 will bring to your iPhone. Here all announced at a recent Apple eventturning on the new iPad Air and new green color options for iPhone 13 models. Plus, is iPhone SE 2020 still a good buy in 2022??

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