Apple iPhone SE (2022) vs iPhone 11

Here we compared two smartphones: the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone SE (2022) (with Apple A15 Bionic) that was released on March 8, 2022, against the Apple iPhone 11, which is powered by Apple A13 Bionic and came out 30 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone SE (2022)
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 13% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (719K versus 637K)
  • The phone is 2-years and 6-months newer
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 8.4 mm narrower
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Apple A15 Bionic
  • Weighs 50 grams less
  • 30% faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 1736 and 1335 points
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 11
  • Has a 1.4 inches larger screen size
  • Comes with 1092 mAh larger battery capacity: 3110 vs 2018 mAh
  • Shows 35% longer battery life (34:47 vs 25:41 hours)
  • Thinner bezels – 13.6% more screen real estate
  • Waterproof body (IP68 classification)
  • Has an ultra-wide angle camera lens
  • The front-facing camera can record video at 4K
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 4.7 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels 828 x 1792 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9 19.5:9
PPI 326 ppi 326 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness 625 nits 625 nits
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 65.4% 79%
Display features - DCI-P3 - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 99.9% 99.8%
PWM - Not detected
Response time 38 ms 24.8 ms
Contrast 1655:1 999:1
Peak brightness test (auto)
649 nits
iPhone 11 +4%
675 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 138.4 mm (5.45 inches) 150.9 mm (5.94 inches)
Width 67.3 mm (2.65 inches) 75.7 mm (2.98 inches)
Thickness 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 8.3 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 194 g (6.84 oz)
Waterproof IP67 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Red White, Black, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button No
Screen-to-body ratio
iPhone 11 +21%
79%

Performance

Tests of Apple iPhone SE (2022) and Apple iPhone 11 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
Max. clock 3223 MHz 2650 MHz
CPU cores 6 (2 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 2.02 GHz: Blizzard
- 2 cores at 3.24 GHz: Avalanche
- 4 cores at 1.6 GHz: Thunder
- 2 cores at 2.66 GHz: Lightning
Lithography process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Graphics Apple GPU Apple A13 Bionic GPU
GPU clock 1200 MHz -
FLOPS - ~736 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1736
1335
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
4631
3494
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
719750
637595
CPU 189244 166647
GPU 269834 257833
Memory 129820 92114
UX 127582 118385
Total score 719750 637595
3DMark Wild Life Performance
8114
7551
Stability 72% 71%
Graphics test 48 FPS 45 FPS
Graphics score 8114 7551
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 64, 128, 256 GB 64, 128, 256 GB
Storage type NVMe NVMe
Memory card No No

Software

Operating system iOS 15.3 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.2) iOS 13 (Can be upgraded to iOS 16.2)
OS size 12 GB -

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 2018 mAh 3110 mAh
Charge power 20 W 18 W
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes (7.5 W)
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (61% in 30 min) Yes (50% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:18 hr 1:45 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing 09:55 hr 11:39 hr
Watching video 08:38 hr 15:16 hr
Gaming 03:26 hr 05:09 hr
Standby 93 hr 121 hr
General battery life
25:41 hr
iPhone 11 +35%
34:47 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash Quad LED Quad LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens - 120°
Lenses 1 (12 MP) 2 (12 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Pixel size: 1.22 micron
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Apple iSight Camera (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Samples Photo samples of Apple iPhone SE (2022) from DxOMark Photo samples of Apple iPhone 11 from DxOMark
Selfie camera
Megapixels 7 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 3088 x 2320 4032 x 3024
Aperture f/2.2 f/2.2
Focal length - 23 mm
Sensor type - BSI CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

DxOMark camera tests

Photo quality
Video quality
Generic camera score

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE LE, A2DP
USB type - No
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 1 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
eSIM support* Yes Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* - 18
5G support Yes No

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
85.9 dB
83.4 dB

Other

Category Mid-range Flagship
Announced March 2022 September 2019
Release date March 2022 September 2019
SAR (head) - 0.95 W/kg
SAR (body) - 0.99 W/kg
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the display, performance, and connectivity are more important to you, then choose the Apple iPhone SE (2022). But if the battery life is more of a priority – go for the Apple iPhone 11.

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