Compare the differences between the newest iPhone SE (2022) and the previous generation (2020) and see what you think

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image : apple – In an event on March 8th, Apple revealed the iPhone SE, which is its third generation. A 5G-ready iPhone SE will be unveiled by Apple in 2022 and supersede the current iPhone SE model, which was launched in 2020.

For those considering an upgrade from an iPhone 6 or 7 or earlier, how does the iPhone SE (3rd generation) stack up against the iPhone SE (2nd generation)?


  • iPhone SE (3rd generation): 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm, 144g
  • The iPhone SE (2nd generation) measures 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and weighs 148g.

Nearly every feature and design element has been carried over from the iPhone SE (2nd generation). The iPhone 13 small has Face ID and a full screen with a notch at the top, while the iPhone 13 mini has a glass back (but it’s stronger now), a stainless steel frame, and the Touch ID home button.

Compared to the 2nd generation model, the iPhone SE 3 includes stronger glass on the front and back, matching that of the iPhone 13 – the most significant design change. As far as design goes, it’s almost the same, but for a different back camera position (top left this time). Only the iPhone 13 models include the MagSafe technology, which is IP67 water and dust proof.

Second-generation iPhone SE models are offered with a choice of three different color schemes: black, white, and product (RED). Color options for the iPhone SE (3rd generation) are Midnight, Startlight, and Product (RED).


  • Third-generation iPhone SE (4.7-inch LCD screen, True Tone, Haptic Touch):
  • Second generation iPhone SE (4.7-inch, LCD, True Tone, and Haptic Touch):

Apple’s iPhone SE (3rd generation) has an LCD screen of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels, translating to 326 pixels per inch. Notably, unlike the iPhone 13 small, this one retains an LCD display rather than switching to OLED technology. 60Hz refresh rate is also available as a standard option.

A 4.7-inch display is likewise seen on the iPhone SE (2nd generation), indicating that neither the device’s screen size nor its resolution have altered in the most recent iteration. Both the iPhone SE (3rd generation) and the iPhone SE (2nd generation) have Apple’s True Tone technology, a P3 wide color display, and Haptic Touch.

Hardware and specifications

  • 3rd generation iPhone SE: A15 Bionic, 5G, 64/128, 256GB.
  • Second-generation A13 Bionic iPhone SE (64/128/256GB, 64/128/256GB).

You can find the A15 Bionic chipset in the iPhone SE (3rd generation), just as you can find it in the iPhone 13. So it’s safe to assume that the iPhone SE in 2022 will have 5G connection like its more costly siblings.

In addition to 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, the iPhone SE (3rd generation) is touted to have a battery life of 15 hours when streaming video. It has both wireless and cable charging capabilities, but no MagSafe compatibility.

Second-generation A13 Bionic-powered iPhone SE models only support 4G LTE. Those upgrading from the second generation device should experience a significant improvement in performance, and that would be the true for those upgrading from an earlier Touch ID iPhone as well.

A battery life of up to 13 hours is claimed for the iPhone SE (2020), which is the same as the 2022 model’s 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. There’s no MagSafe charging on the iPhone SE (4th generation), but it does allow both wireless and cable charging.


  • iPhone SE (3rd generation): 12 megapixel camera on the back, 7 megapixel camera on the front.
  • In the second generation of the iPhone SE, the back camera is a single 12MP sensor, while the front camera is a 7MP sensor.

The back camera in the Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) has a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and optical image stabilization. The front-facing camera has the same 7-megapixel sensor as the iPhone SE, which is the same as in the iPhone 6S.

Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion will be available on the iPhone SE (2022), as will Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting on this model. However, it lacks Apple’s Cinematic mode and Night mode compared to the iPhone 13 series.

It sports a single 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the back with an aperture of f/1.8 on the iPhone SE (2nd generation). Photographers may take use of the optical picture stabilization, digital zoom (up to 5x), as well as the Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting. In addition, you won’t be able to use Night mode again, nor will you be able to use Photographic Styles or Deep Fusion..

There’s a 7-megapixel camera on the front of the iPhone SE (2022). In terms of features, it doesn’t have Night mode, nor does it have Deep Fusion or Photographic Styles, either. Third-generation front-facing cameras provide both of these functions, but lack Night mode.


Apple’s iPhone SE (3rd generation) looks just like the 2020 iPhone SE, but a lot has changed inside.

Despite the fact that the iPhone 2022 retains a single back camera, the iPhone 13 models’ Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion are carried over to the 2022 model.

With its new A15 Bionic CPU and 5G capabilities, Apple’s iPhone SE (2022) is a powerful smartphone at a more affordable price point, but it’s also supposed to have better battery life.

The iPhone SE (2022) may have a similar appearance to its predecessor, but the camera and hardware enhancements it offers over the current Touch ID model are substantial enough to justify the upgrade for those coming from an earlier model.