iPhone SE VS. iPhone 8: all the differences

To look at them they are very similar, so much so that the cases of one work well on the other. But in reality the new iPhone SE differs from iPhone 8 for 4 important reasons. Here they are in detail.

In the video you see above, from China, an iPhone SE is dismantled and placed next to an iPhone 8; the similarities in engineering are evident. Many of the components – the battery connector type – are similar, if not identical; you can even mount the iPhone 8 display on the SE, and it fits perfectly. In other cases, however – the modem and the WiFi chip – there are differences, although probably the component that stands out most is the CPU.

Processor: While on iPhone 8 there is the old A11, iPhone SE houses the powerful A13 Bionic chip, the same as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. It is an extremely powerful but efficient processor, capable of performing over a trillion operations per second thanks to the 8.5 billion transistors it contains.

RAM: Where iPhone 8 has just 2GB of RAM, iPhone SE sports 3, which means that it is possible to keep many more applications in memory at the same time. So, switching from one app to another, it will not be necessary to wait for the loading times.

Connectivity: From the point of view of radio connectivity, iPhone 8 stops at 4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA + and WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac; iPhone SE instead reaches Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax i.e. the best performing WiFi 6.

Dual Sim: Thanks to the standard e-SIM, iPhone SE becomes a dual SIM device, one physical and the other virtual.