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Camera Comparison of 2020’s iPhone SE vs. the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 11 Pro


iPhone SE vs. the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 11 Pro

Last week, the technology giant Apple la8ucnhed its 2020 iPhone SE at the new low-cost of about 3999 dollars which features the components of the iPhone 8 including the similar A13 chip that is a flagship chip of all the Apple iPhones. Today, after a week of its launch, we present to you the comparison of the camera of the 2020 iPhone SE vs. the iPhone 8 as well as the iPhone 11 Pro.

On the basis of the base hardware for the camera from the iFixit, the new 2020 iPhone SE uses the camera sensor which is similar to that of the iPhone8. This is the 12MP lens featuring the f/1.8 Aperture along with the 28mm focal length as compared to the 26mm focal length of the 12 MP wide angles that is the flagship of the Apple iPhones.

Although the 2020 iPhone SE is equipped with the hardware of the iPhone 8, this iPhone SE is still an advanced one when it comes to photographic capabilities. These capabilities are enabled by the phone’s A13 Bionic Chip to allow for the Smart HDR and the Portrait Mode. This makes the camera quality of the iPhone SE to e superior in comparison to iPhone 8 but still much inferior compared with the iPhone 11 and the iPhone11 Pro.

As for the photos with great lighting, all 3 of these iPhones are similar in results. The pictures took from iPhone SE and the iPhone 8 in good lighting come out a little bit warmer as compared to the cooler images from the iPhone 11 Pro which are a little crisp.

The area where iPhone 8 struggles are when the picture is blown out but this is exactly the area where the new iPhone SE shines with its Smart HDR photographic capability. Still, the iPhone SE struggled when the pictures were taken in low lighting as compared to the photography from iPhone 11 Pro in similar conditions.

The Portrait Mode for iPhone SE is similar to that of other high-end iPhones of Apple. However, it is still the very first iPhone of Apple which makes use of software entirely for generating Portrait Lighting ad Portrait Mode images. As for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, having 2 and 3 cameras, the Portrait Images from them are much better.

Just like the iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro, iPhone SE also supports the 4K Video at the 60fps rate which is quite astonishing for a phone worth 399 dollars. The comparison of video recording between iPhone 11 and SE presented little quality difference. As for the iPhone 8, it does not support the 4K video at a rate of 60 FPS. Upon comparison of 4K Video at 24 FPS rate, the image revealed little difference in terms of quality but iPhone SE was clearly the winner.

As for the bright lighting photography, the iPhone SE was clearly on the same level as the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro but this was where their similarities ended.

As in the case of the single-lens camera VS the dual or the triple-lens camera, there was no versatility enabled in the iPhone SE’s images. This makes the iPhone SE have a passable Camera which can be a great one for taking everyday pictures. As for those who are looking for great photography, they should buy the iPhone 11 instead of iPhone SE.



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