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Best iPhone SE deals: contracts, plans and SIM-free prices compared in 2020

iPhone SE deals comparison - compare the cheapest prices and contracts in the UK on this cheap Apple device

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iPhone SE deals are an option we've been waiting for from Apple for a long time. Offering affordable pricing on some high-end specs, this is the device a lot of people will be excited for – especially in the build up to Amazon Prime Day deals and Black Friday deals.

In a nutshell, iPhone SE deals are aimed at anybody who wants a new iPhone but doesn't want to pay massive amounts of cash to get it. It has the same body and style of the iPhone 8 but some far more powerful interior features.

You're getting the same A13 Bionic chip found in iPhone 11 deals, a 4K video camera and a number of other more recent specs that all make this feel like a more 2020 phone than it looks.

In essence, despite sharing the name, this device has absolutely nothing in common with the original SE. It looks different, it feels different and it is far more powerful...but really, that's a good thing.

Obviously, fans of modern and stylish devices or those who want Apple's best will find this falling short but if Apple's usual prices are off-putting to you, iPhone SE deals could be the perfect choice.

Heart set on the iPhone SE? You can use our custom price comparison chart above to find the best prices around. And if you're still unsure whether this is the phone for you. read on to find out more about what it has to offer.


The iPhone SE - a brief look at our thoughts:

The new iPhone SE nails the important stuff and gives you the build quality of an iPhone Pro for less than half the price

"The iPhone SE 2020 is the best cheap smartphone for most people – its camera, build quality and speed all match more expensive phones. Its smaller screen will also please those who feel left behind by ever-larger devices."

★★★★

Read our full iPhone SE review for a detailed examination


SIM-free iPhone SE deals - how much will it cost you?

Go for a SIM-free iPhone SE and the cheapest price you'll be landing is £419. Compare that to Apple's other recent releases and that is exceptionally cheap, one of the cheapest iPhones out there in fact.

Prices then go up for the more storage you get. With an 128GB model costing £469 and the 256GB model costing £569.

iPhone SE: specs at a glance

iPhone SE:

  • Battery: 1821mAh
  • Screen: 4.7-inch LCD display
  • IP rating: IP67 rating
  • RAM: 3GB Ram / Apple A13 bionic chipset
  • Cameras: Back: 12MP / Front: 7MP

Is the iPhone SE a good value phone?

As it stands, the iPhone SE is one of Apple's best value devices yet. It comes with some exceptionally cheap bills but still manages to offer some top-notch specs. While it is obviously not going to match what Apple's other new handsets have, for the money you're paying, the iPhone SE is an excellent choice.

Should I get the iPhone SE or the iPhone 8?

Considering they essentially have the exact same body and style, the iPhone 8 and SE are very similar devices. With that in mind, the iPhone SE has essentially rendered the 8 useless.

It will cost you a similar price tag but will offer up weaker specs in the exact same style. While iPhone 8 deals can be bought SIM-free for a lot less now, contracts will sit at a similar price point to the iPhone SE.

What 2020 specs does the iPhone SE have?

The iPhone SE has the body and style of a much older iPhone but Apple has sneaked a few impressive specs into the internals of the device. The most obvious and important is the A13 Bionic chip.

This is the same chipset that the iPhone 11 range uses making it Apple's most powerful yet and therefore, one of the most powerful across all phone manufactures.

Not only is that meaning a more powerful device void of lag and slow gaming but also a better performing camera, animations and more.

Looking past the chipset, Apple has added 4K video, wireless charging and a few other smart features to get excited about.

Does the iPhone SE have a good camera?

It's not a market-leading camera and therefore won't be able to compete with what you can get from the iPhone 11 range...however, it certainly will do the job. With the iPhone SE camera, you'll be able to take some solid photos without having to put too much work in.

When it comes to video, the iPhone SE is able to take 4K videos which for many people will be a big benefit, providing some HD shots.

Which retailers and networks sell iPhone SE deals?

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