iPhone SE 2 Vs iPhone XR

The new iPhone SE 2 is compared against the iPhone XR here. The price and specs of both the Apple made phones vary in few aspects. Still, iPhone SE 2 is believed to be launched with better specs. Let’s take a look at the comparison of iPhone SE 2 vs i Phone XR to get an idea of the better one.

iPhone SE 2 Vs iPhone XR Specs Comparison

Phone ModeliPhone SE 2iPhone XR
Brand AppleApple
Starting Price in IndiaRs.42,500Rs.49,900
Date of Launch15th April, 202026 October, 2018
ColorsBlack, Red, WhiteBlack, White, Blue, Yellow, Red, and Coral
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: 5.94 inches (150.9 mm)
Width: 2.98 inches (75.7 mm)
Depth: 0.33 inch (8.3 mm)
Weight: 194 grams
Display4.7″ Retina HD Display6.1″ Liquid Retina HD Display
Pixel Resolution1334×750 at 326 ppi1792×828 at 326 ppi
TouchHaptic TouchHaptic Touch
Body DesignGlass and AluminiumGlass and Aluminium
ProcessorHexa-core Apple A13 Bionic processor with third-generation Neural EngineHexa-core Apple A12 Bionic processor with second-generation Neural Engine
Operating SystemiOS 13iOS 12 (can be updated to iOS 13)
Battery1960 mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery2,942 mAh 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
Features: Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Next-generation Smart HDR for photos, Portrait Lighting with six effects
Megapixels: Single 12MP Wide camera
Aperture: ƒ/1.8 
OIS: Yes
Zoom: Upto 5x
Flash: True Tone flash
Features: Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Smart HDR for photos, Portrait Lighting with three effects
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 TrueDepth Camera
Aperture: ƒ/2.2
Flash: Retina Flash
HDR: Smart HDR for photos
Features: Portrait mode, Advanced Bookeh, Depth Control, Portrait Lighting with six effects
Supports Animoji and Memoji
Security AuthenticationTouch ID – enabled by fingerprint sensor built into the Home buttonFace ID – enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition
Face UnlockNo Face Unlock3D Face Unlock
RAM3GB3GB
Internal Storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB64GB, 128GB
SIM CardDual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)
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. It is expected to be the cheapest iPhones in the India market with improved specifications than its previous launches. With its low cost, it has attracted other smartphone users and iPhone lovers who are using old versions of iPhones. The iPhone XR is currently available at a starting price of Rs.49,900 for its 64GB model and Rs.53,900 for the 128GB variant.

The iPhone SE 2 and iPhone XR when compared, both have similarities in certain specifications like rear camera, RAM, etc. The iPhone SE 2 features a 4.7-inch display – same as the iPhone 6, the 6s, and the 7, and the 8. The iPhone XR was launched back in 2018 alongside the Xs and featured a 6.1-inch display, bigger than the Xs. Both the iPhone XR and the iPhone SE 2 feature LCD displays with a display depth of 326 pixels per inch. The iPhone XR weighs more than iPhone SE 2 and is larger in size whereas the iPhone SE 2 is handy and compact when compared to iPhone XR. Both have got 625 nits of brightness, and support for P3 wide colour gamut. .

The iPhone SE 2 is powered by the A13 Bionic chip with a third-generation Neural Engine, while the iPhone XR features the A12 Bionic chip with a second-generation Neural Engine. Apple says the A13 chip is up to 20 per cent faster than the A12 chip, and 30 per cent more efficient. The iPhone SE 2 with its extra storage variant 256GB, has got high internal storage capacity than iPhone XR. The advantage of iPhone XR is it comes in six different colors and it has face unlock feature.

Touch ID is back in iPhone SE 2. The Touch ID was discontinued with the iPhone 8 two years back, and now Apple has reintroduced it with the iPhone SE. The iPhone XR gets Apple’s more sophisticated 3D Face Unlock. The iPhone SE 2 does not support 3D Face Unlock, so it does not support Animoji and Memoji. Both the phones have IP67 certification. The connectivity features in iPhone SE 2 are advanced than iPhone XR as it supports Wi-Fi 6. iPhone SE 2 being compact in size offers really good specs and it is wroth the price.