Last Updated on Sep 14, 2023Confronting iPhone SE 2, with the phones with the same and different price range is a bit difficult; though we’ve rounded up some of the best alternatives to iPhone SE 2020, to help you decide which phone is good for this year. Apart from this, high-end smartphones that are already launched or will be released, are packed with the 5G technology, so at least for 2-3 years, you don’t have to look for the new device, unless you don’t buy a 5G phone.
The iPhone SE 2 is a decent phone with all the basic features, though, Apple has included the latest A13 Bionic Chip that is a plus point of buying iPhone SE. Also, to be clear, I’ve compared all the key features that we look the most while going through stores. Check out the table, for quick comparison.
Best iPhone SE 2nd Generation Alternatives Android Phone
|iPhone SE 2||iPhone XR||iPhone 11||OnePlus 8||Google Pixel 4a (Rumors)||Galaxy A31|
|Display||4.7-inch (1334 x 750)||6.1-inch (1792 x 828)||6.1-inch (1792 x 828)||6.55-inch (1440 x 3168)||5.81-inch (1080 x 2160)||6.4-inch (1080 x 2400)|
|Processor||A13 Bionic Chip||A12 Bionic Chip||A13 Bionic Chip||Snapdragon 865||Snapdragon 730G||MediaTek Helio P65|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||64GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/1.8)||12MP (f/1.8)||12MP (f/1.8)||48MP (f/1.75) + 16MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)||12.2MP + 8MP||48MP (f/2.0) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 5MP (f/2.4) + 5MP (f/2.4)|
|Front Camera||7MP (f/2.2)||7MP (f/2.2)||7MP (f/2.2)||16MP||8MP||20MP (f/2.2)|
iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2020, both of them are available under $600, that’s why we can’t ignore to compare Apple’s best affordable phones. I’ve seen, many eCommerce stores are selling iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2, at heavy discounts, that makes it tough for buyers which one to choose, whether the latest iPhone or the old one?
And as far as I know, choosing the latest iPhone SE 2 is always the best option, since it packs the super-powerful A13 Bionic Chip of the iPhone 11 series, while the iPhone XR comes with an A12 Bionic Chip. On the other side, if you are looking for a bigger display, then iPhone XR has got your back, a huge display with Facial recognition, which is not the primary feature of iPhone SE.
On top of that, mostly all the hardware features of iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2 are the same, taking Camera, both iPhone has Rear Camera and Front Camera of 12MP and 7MP respectively supports 4K video recording up to 60fps. Supports fast charging with an 18W adapter, available in most elegant colors, and more. For more details kindly look at the comparison table.
Well, if you’d ask me which phone to buy between iPhone 11 and iPhone SE 2, my answer would be simple and straight, it depends on your budget, how likely you want to spend on iPhone. iPhone SE 2 starts from $399 and iPhone 11 from $699; what’s your budget? Cutting off $300 from iPhone SE 2020, you’ll have to compromise several key features such as Face ID, Dual-Lens Camera, and Bigger Display Size.
Its senseless to compare both iPhones, iPhone 11 is the best mid-range phone, beats up the iPhone XR sales while iPhone SE is desperately the cheapest phone available by Apple with the latest A13 Bionic Chip. The iPhone 11 stocked with a dual-lens camera, one of them is an ultra-wide camera, with 2x optical and 5x digital zoom.
One more significant comparison is iPhone SE 2 is IP67 water and dust resistant, whereas iPhone 11 is IP68 rated water and dust resistant. Take a peek at the quick comparison and decide the phone.
Now, that if you want to move from iOS to Android or already used Android but confused between iOS and Android, take a look at OnePlus 8. OnePlus 8, and iPhone SE 2, were launched in the same April 2020, with dozens of improvements and features. Usually, the Android flagship phones offer a lot than Apple’s iPhone, in the same price range, however, if you are a fan of Apple, there is no meaning to fight between iPhone and OnePlus. I’d suggest going for iPhone 11, the OnePlus 8 and iPhone 11 costs the same, $699.
Apparently, iPhone SE 2 and OnePlus 8 has a lot of difference, considering the display, the iPhone SE 2020, is equipped with 4.7-inch 750×1334 Pixels while OnePlus 8 has a bumper 6.55-inch fluid display at 1440×3168 pixels. The OnePlus 8 comes with an optimum display at a great refresh rate than iPhone SE 2. So, if you are buying a phone for gaming purposes, OnePlus 8 could be the best.
Cameras are always being the key point when buying the phones, the iPhone SE 2 has a 12-MP single rear camera and the OnePlus 8 comes with a triple rear camera, 48MP+16MP+2MP, and 16MP Punch hole camera.
Give or take, OnePlus 8 wins the battle if you are considering buying a phone at $699 or more.
Surprisingly, Samsung is now giving the latest Android 10 updates to mid-range phones like Galaxy A31. With the massive 6.4-inch 1080×2400 Full HD Super AMOLED display, the phone is worth buying for watching videos and normal gaming. Though, if we talk about the processor it is packed with MediaTek Helio P65, not the Snapdragon, so this might be a downside of buying Galaxy A31 instead of iPhone SE 2.
The Galaxy A31 has a quad camera, while iPhone SE 2 comes with a single rear camera. The large 5000mAh draws a good amount of power to last the entire day, available in various premium colors, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Black, and Prism Crush Blue.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has 4GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage which can be expanded up to 512GB by inserting a microSD card.
#5. Google Pixel 4a
If you already have made up your mind to buy the phone in a week or two, unfortunately, Google Pixel 4a is not yet available, all we have are rumors for Google Pixel 4a. There is no confirmed date and specifications are available for Google Pixel 4a, but surely it will be in the range of iPhone SE 2, nearly $399.
It seems like Google Pixel 4a will be a 5.81-inch enormous OLED Display with 2340×1080 resolution. Just like other Google Pixel phones, the fingerprint sensor would be on the backside and the iPhone SE’s touch ID is the home button. Besides, we are expecting the Google Pixel 4a in a different look, not as old fashioned phones.
When it comes to the camera, no phone at $399 can beat the iPhone’s camera, and on the other side, it is unknown the specifications of Google Pixel 4a.
About Google Pixel 4a, I’m not sure whether to suggest or not, because iPhone SE 2020 does have the brains of iPhone 11, and it is worth buying if your budget is limited to $400.