iPhone SE 2 Vs iPhone 8

The new iPhone SE 2 is compared against the iPhone 8 here. iPhone SE 2 is said to be the low cost iPhone starting at Rs.42,500 in India with improved specifications whereas the iPhone 8 is not a bad deal too. Both the iPhones are similar in majority of their specs except for a few. Let’s have a look at the price and specs of both the Apple made phones which might help you to pick the better one.

iPhone SE 2 Vs iPhone 8 Specs Comparison

Phone ModeliPhone SE 2iPhone 8
BrandAppleApple
Starting Price in IndiaRs.42,500Rs.42,600
Date of Launch15th April, 202029 September, 2017
ColorsBlack, Red, WhiteGold, Silver, Space Grey
DimensionHeight: 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)
Width: 2.65 inches (67.3 mm)
Depth: 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)
Weight: 148 grams
Height: 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)
Width: 2.65 inches (67.3 mm)
Depth: 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)
Weight: 148 grams
Display4.7″ Retina HD Display4.7″ Retina HD Display
Pixel Resolution1334×750 at 326 ppi1334×750 at 326 ppi
TouchHaptic Touch3D Touch
Body DesignGlass and AluminiumGlass and Aluminium
ProcessorHexa-core Apple A13 Bionic processor with third-generation Neural EngineHexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor Neural Engine
Operating SystemiOS 13iOS 11 (can be updated to iOS 13)
Battery1960 mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery1821mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
Wireless ChargingYesYes
Rear CameraMegapixels: Single 12MP Wide camera
Aperture: ƒ/1.8 
OIS: Yes
Zoom: Upto 5x
Flash: True Tone flash
HDR: Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
Features: Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting with six effects
Has Stereo recording
Megapixels: Single 12MP Wide camera
Aperture:  ƒ/1.8
OIS: Yes
Zoom: Upto 5x
Flash: True Tone flash
HDR: Auto HDR for photos
Features: Does not support Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control and Portrait Lighting with effects
No Stereo Recording
Front CameraMegapixels: 7MP FaceTime HD camera
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Flash: Retina Flash
HDR: Auto HDR for photos
Features: Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting with six effects
No Animoji and Memoji support
Megapixels: 7MP FaceTime HD camera
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Flash: Retina Flash
HDR: Auto HDR for photos
Features: Does not support Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control and Portrait Lighting with effects
No Animoji and Memoji support
Security AuthenticationTouch ID – enabled by second-generation fingerprint sensor built into the Home buttonTouch ID – enabled by second-generation fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Face UnlockNo Face UnlockNo Face Unlock
RAM3GB2GB
Internal Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB
SIM CardDual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)Nano SIM
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with MIMO802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Wi-Fi CallingYesYes
Audio CallingFaceTime Audio, Voice over LTE (VoLTE)FaceTime Audio, Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
Video CallingFaceTime VideoFaceTime Video
IP RatingIP67IP67
NFCEnabledEnabled
HeadphonesEarPods with Lightning ConnectorEarPods with Lightning Connector
SensorsThree-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer

The new iPhone SE 2 price in India starts at Rs.42,500 for the 64GB model, Rs.47,800 for 128GB model and Rs.58,300 for 256GB model. The iPhone 8 is currently available at a starting price of Rs.42,600 for its 64GB model and Rs.44,900 for the 128GB variant. iPhone 8 was officially launched in India on 29 September, 2017 pricing around Rs.64,000. After the recent GST revisions the cost of iPhone 8 has gone down.

Both iPhone SE 2 and iPhone 8 have same specifications for camera, dimensions, display, security authentication, connectivity etc. The iPhone SE 2 resembles iPhone 8. iPhone SE 2 comes in three colors namely Black, Red and White whereas iPhone 8 comes in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colors. iPhone SE 2 has haptic touch and powered by Hexa-core Apple A13 Bionic processor with third-generation Neural Engine where as iPhone 8 is built with 3D touch powered by Hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor with Neural Engine. The performance of iPhone SE 2 is higher than the iPhone 8 model. iPhone SE 2 has higher battery power of 1960 mAh.

Both offer 12MP wide angle rear camera and 7MP FaceTime HD selfie camera. The camera performance of iPhone SE 2 is far excellent than iPhone 8 due to its additional camera features such as Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting with effects and stereo recording which are not supported by iPhone 8. Both the front cameras don’t support Animoji and Memoji and so face unlock feature is not enabled in these two apple models.

iPhone SE 2 has three storage models with 3GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage whereas the iPhone 8 has two storage variants with 2GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage which is obviously lesser than the SE 2 model. Both the phones does not have expandable memory but have similar connectivity features and IP67 certification as a proof of water, dust and splash resistance. As an overall, iPhone SE 2 has improved features than iPhone 8 and costs lesser than iPhone 8. Hence iPhone SE 2 would be much affordable than buying iPhone 8 with less features.