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iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone XR: Which One Should You Buy? It’s A Tough Fight!

iPhone SE 2020

Apple Launches The iPhone SE 2020

Apple launches the much-awaited iPhone SE 2020 on Wednesday. It has some interiors of the iPhone 11 and exteriors of the 8. Apple promotes it as the second “budget phone” after the iPhone SE.

However, it is still an iPhone and is still expensive. The SE 2020 starts at Rs 42,500 in India, which makes it the cheapest new iPhone.

Will It Be A Great Update For People Using Older iPhone Models?

Many questions arise in the minds of people using the iPhone 7 or 8. The questions may be like- should buyers consider another affordable Apple phone: the iPhone XR, slightly old but still worthy of worship?

Interestingly, XR is the only iPhone that comes to the mind whenever a comparison is being considered. However, the SE 2020 and XR do not have much of a price difference.

Also, read iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone XR: Which One Should You Buy? It’s A Tough Fight!

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The three colour variants of the new iPhone SE 2020.

iPhone SE vs iPhone XR: Design and Display

Apple’s SE 2020 brings back the 4.7-inch screen display and the Touch ID.Β The SE 2020 has regular thick bezels that we have seen on the iPhone a lot earlier. On the contrary, the XR has a 6.1-inch LCD with an almost edge-to-edge screen.

The iPhone XR will be a better option for people who prefer bigger screens and a modern look. However, if you like the iPhone’s smaller iconic 4.7-inch display, then iPhone SE is the phone for you. It is easier to handle and fits perfectly in your pocket.


Both the phones feature a 12-megapixel single rear camera f/1.8 aperture. They come with support for portrait mode along with the depth sensors. On the front, there is a 7-megapixel camera f/2.2 with TrueDepth sensor and Portrait Mode support for selfies.

So the buyers need not ponder much about the camera. ButΒ due to the A13 Bionic processor, the iPhone SE may click somewhat better photos.

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The sleek design of the new iPhone SE 2020.


Based on performance, the XR lags behind SE 2020. The A13 Bionic chip powers the SE. The same chipset is present in the iPhone 11 series. On the contrary, the XR features an older A12 Bionic chip, which is still very fast and best-in-class.

Coming to the battery, the iPhone SE has the same battery as the iPhone 8. However, the iPhone XR’s battery is said to be better than the iPhone X. The iPhone XR is known for providing the best battery life.


For most users, XR will be a better bet if the price is right. Under Rs 50,000, XR is a better deal than the iPhone SE. If the cost of the XR goes above Rs 50,000, then the SE makes more sense.

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