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Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — White
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  • Data 100GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — White
New
  • Data 15GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — White
New
  • Data 30GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — Black
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  • Data 15GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — Black
New
  • Data 100GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — Black
New
  • Data 30GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
per month

Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — (PRODUCT)RED
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  • Data 30GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
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Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — (PRODUCT)RED
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  • Data 100GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
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Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 64GB — (PRODUCT)RED
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  • Data 15GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.40
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Upfront: £25

Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen): 128GB — White
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  • Data 30GB
  • Length 24 months
  • Minutes Unlimited
  • Texts Unlimited
£7.88
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About Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) — Review, Specs & more

The second generation iPhone SE for 2020 is here - also called the iPhone SE 2. Let's find out if it's worth getting on contract, now that the iPhone 8 (on which it is based) has gone out of production. If you're looking for a cheaper iPhone than the current range, but still need an Apple product, then this one might just be for you...

Contents

  1. iPhone SE 2: New, but with an old design
  2. iPhone SE 2020: Other changes
  3. Under the bonnet
  4. iPhone SE (2020): Camera
  5. iPhone SE (2020): Battery Life
  6. iPhone SE (2020): Price
  7. Verdict on the iPhone SE 2

 

iPhone SE 2: New, but with an old design

Visually, the current iPhone SE has nothing to do with the first, but instead is the rebirth of a classic: It looks exactly like the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and 8. Curiously - and unlike other iPhone launches in the past -, there is a bright red (PRODUCT)RED variant available at the start.

The good news is that old iPhone 8 cases should fit, and the general operation does not change. There is no reinvention of the wheel here.

However, there are a few changes elsewhere: Apple has deleted the "3D Touch" function in iPhone SE (2016), in which pop-up menus were activated by applying more pressure. Instead, as with the iPhone XR, the company relies on "Haptic Touch", that is, activating the submenus by pressing for a longer time.

Since you usually press longer when pressing harder, the difference in everyday life is hardly noticeable.

Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone SE from 2020 is waterproof to IP67 (iPhone 11: IP68) - a major advance over the iPhone SE from 2016 where a lot of people came unstuck.

 

iPhone SE 2020: Other changes

The old design had its advantages, too. Although Apple's Face ID works well in everyday life and, unlike the supposedly unsecure face recognition of many Android phones, is difficult to crack, there are still users who do not want to miss the fingerprint sensor and home button.

You can breathe a sigh of relief here though: FaceID is not used; like the iPhone 6S, 7 and 8, a "Taptic Engine" is built into the home button, which imitates the operating feeling of a mechanical pressure point convincingly.

This makes the iPhone SE (2020) the only current Apple phone that can be biometrically unlocked by users with a coronavirus mask ;)

 

Under the bonnet

From the exterior design alogn, the SE 2 doesn't look like much different, but Apple has added quite a lot under the bonnet. A powerful A13 chip drives the smartphone. It can also be found in the devices from the iPhone 11 series such as the iPhone 11 Pro, making them the fastest smartphones in the world even in early 2020 and loosely outperforming every Android processor. As a result, the iPhone SE (2020) is smaller, but still faster than the iPhone XR from 2019 with the A12 bionic processor.

 

iPhone SE (2020): Camera

The results of the Foned in-house camera test are particularly exciting. On the one hand, Apple uses a slimmed-down technology with only one standard lens compared to the current 11 generation; both the tele lens of the Pro models and the ultra wide-angle camera of the iPhone 11 are missing.

On paper, the 12-megapixel camera appears to be technically identical to the main lens of the iPhone 11. On the other hand, a major difference between the iPhone SE camera and that in the first iPhone SE (as well as in the iPhone 8) is the more modern and faster image processing system.

The fast A13 bionic processor makes it all possible... thanks to this, the iPhone SE 2 also receives the new "Smart HDR" technology, which recognises objects like faces and automatically sets the appropriate brightness for these areas in HDR multiple exposures.

It also includes all the extras of portrait mode, such as the black and white mode and the expanded bokeh effect for the front and main cameras. If you hold the button down in photo mode, a video recording starts automatically, - optionally in 4K - to 60 frames / second or in Full HD with extended dynamic range (HDR).

 

iPhone SE (2020): Battery Life

At launch it was noted that Apple did not comment on the battery capacity , but we can now see that the iPhone SE is as large as the iPhone 8, i.e. 1,821 mAh. The laboratory test will provide a precise comparison of the runtime, but there is reason to fear that the iPhone SE has inherited the battery weakness of the iPhone 8, sadly. 

The runtime is probably much lower than that of the iPhone 11 with its 3,110 mAh battery. Apple probably includes the well-known 5-watt power supply with a large USB-A connector for the iPhone SE. It's nice and small and the associated USB Lightning cable also works on older computers without USB-C, but the charging speed would be as slow as that of the iPhone 8.

The good news is, that with a suitable USB-C power supply like the anchor PowerPort III Mini (around 20 quid) and fast-charging USB-C Lightning cable works with Fast Charging with 18 watts. Wireless charging is also possible.

 

iPhone SE (2020): Price

The launch price in the UK is £419. For Apple, that is very cheap!

The more expensive ProductRED colour means that some of the increased cost goes to charity - and it also looks pretty cool, too.

Verdict on the iPhone SE 2

If you are buying an iPhone SE in 2020 then make sure compare prices on monthly contracts. Although it's a cheaper Apple phone, it makes sense to check on the pricing first and compare monthly quotes. That is what Foned is here for - any time of day, compare contract prices on any Apple model.

 

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Questions about Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen)

Is the iPhone SE 2020 a good buy?

Without a doubt, yes. It's the cheapest iPhone for a while and might not be around forever; the last iPhone SE was discontinued after a year or so. So make the most of this budget iPhone 2020 model while you can.

What colours can I get for the iPhone SE (2020)?

The following colours are available right now on pay monthly, on all networks: productRED, black, white, Rose Gold, Space Grey, and Silver. Quite the selection...!

iPhone SE 2 - cheapest monthly price?

You can get the iPhone SE 2 from £15 a month right now, with a reasonable upfront of about £200 or so. Check our deals above for the latest pricing on the Apple iPhone SE 2020 (new edition).

Specifications for Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen)

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 113 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: iOS
  • Operating System: iOS 9.3
  • Display
  • Resolution: 640 x 1136
  • Display Type: LED-backlit LCD
  • Display Size: 4
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Memory Card Slot: None
  • Chipset: Apple A9
  • Processor: 1.84 Ghz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Talk Time: 14 hours
  • Stanby Time: 240 hours
  • Battery Capacity: 1624
  • Battery Type: Non-removable
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP
  • Back Camera: 12 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • GPS Type: A-GPS and GLONASS
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
  • WIFI Type: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • WIFI Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth Type: 4.2
  • USB:

iPhone SE (2nd gen) Deals FAQs

The Foned robots are currently comparing 0 Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) contract deals on all the major UK mobile phone network(s):

  • EE network
  • Vodafone network
  • ID Mobile network
  • o2 network
  • Virgin Mobile network
  • Three UK network
  • GiffGaff network
  • Sky Mobile network

iPhone SE (2nd gen): What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the iPhone SE (2nd gen) currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay – if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) available right now via pay monthly.

iPhone SE (2nd gen) deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date.

Is SIM Only better for iPhone SE (2nd gen)?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen), so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always – but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only Deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

Foned completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) ee contract or a Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear – Foned is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time – that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

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So what are you waiting for – search for your desired Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 0 Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) deals, our cheapest Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) deal over the entire life of the contract is £202.60, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

Foned's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) Contract.

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You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with Foned!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Apple iPhone SE (2nd gen) phone from the likes of musicMagpie, SellCompare or GiffGaff Recycle, who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Apple will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below:

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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