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The best iPhone SE deals in November 2020

iPhone SE deals are going to be the top choice from Apple for a lot of people. It takes a handful of 2020 specs and features but brings the price right down to become one of the cheapest iPhones around.

In essence, the iPhone SE is a remake of the original 2016 device under the same name...but it looks and acts nothing like it. iPhone SE deals actually take on a form almost identical to the iPhone 8.

It looks like an 8, feels like one and even has the exact same screen size and ratio but Apple has bumped up a few crucial specs. Most importantly is the major CPU increase. Brought up to match the iPhone 11, this is super powerful. And although it is not as powerful as the new iPhone 12 deals A14 Bionic chip, it still beats out most Android devices.

On top of the processor, the iPhone SE includes 4K video, wireless charging and a host of other specs that sit above its RRP of £419 - cheaper than the iPhone 8 was on launch.

So it's affordable, it provides some specs way above its price tag - iPhone SE deals are perfect for everyone, right? While it will be perfect for those on a budget or those not needing something mind-blowing, high-tech phone fanatics or those who like big phones should look elsewhere.

We've gathered the best iPhone SE deals and listed them below for you to compare. Now that Black Friday is finally here, we're seeing some big price cuts occur. Below we've also picked out the best Black Friday iPhone SE deals.

The best Black Friday iPhone SE deals:

iPhone SE 2020: at Affordable Mobiles | O2 | 24 months | FREE upfront (with code TR30) | 10GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £24 per month
This O2 contract for the iPhone SE is excellent. It supplies you with 10GB of data while only charging £24 a month for it. On top of that, you only pay £9 upfront after you use the code TR30 to cut £30 off the overall price.View Deal

iPhone SE: at Fonehouse | EE | 24 months | £20 upfront (use code TRBF79) | 2GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £20 per month
Don't need much data? There is absolutely no beating this iPhone SE deal. It costs just £20 a month and when you use the code TRBF79 you'll save £79 upfront, leaving you paying just £20 at the start. That price gets you 2GB of data on EE - the UK's fastest 4G network. You can upgrade to 4GB of data for a small amount more and use the code TRBF99 to save the same £79 on that bigger data plan.
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iPhone SE: at EE | £30 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37/pm + FREE AirPods
If you're looking for a bit of added value with your phone contract, you can't get much better than a free pair of AirPods. And, free gifts aside, on this plan you'll get access to the UK's fastest 4G speeds and have one of the best budget smartphones on the market today.
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The five best iPhone SE deals:

iPhone SE 2020 | Vodafone | 24 months | £40 upfront (with code 10OFF) | unlimited minutes and texts | 6GB data | £23 per month
If your key focus on the iPhone SE is low costs, this could well be the best option for you. It comes with bills of £23 a month as long as you don't mind spending a slightly higher £40 upfront. For that price you're getting a healthy 6GB of data each and every month.

Get this Vodafone iPhone SE contract from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone SE 2020 | Three | 24 months | unlimted minutes and texts | £29 upfront | 100GB data | £27 per month
If you know you'll need a lot of data with your iPhone SE contract, this deal from Three will be the perfect option. It provides 100GB of data while only charging you £27 a month and £29 upfront. That makes it the best price you're going to get for a data plan as big as that.

Go big on data on the iPhone SE with Three

iPhone SE: at Fonehouse | EE | 24 months | £20 upfront (use code TRBF79) | 2GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £20 per month
Don't need much data? There is absolutely no beating this iPhone SE deal. It costs just £20 a month and when you use the code TRBF79 you'll save £79 upfront, leaving you paying just £20 at the start. That price gets you 2GB of data on EE - the UK's fastest 4G network. You can upgrade to 4GB of data for a small amount more and use the code TRBF99 to save the same £79 on that bigger data plan.

Get an exclusive iPhone SE from Fonehouse 

iPhone SE 2020 | Vodafone | 24 months | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £26 per month
Vodafone has been on the top of its game when it comes to the iPhone SE with a number of impressive contracts popping up. This one gets you 30GB of data while only charging £26 a month and £40 upfront. Overall, that makes it one of the best Vodafone contracts since the device launched.

Get one of the best iPhone SE deals from Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone SE 2020 | O2 | 24 months | FREE upfront (with code TR30) | 10GB data | unlimited minutes and texts | £24 per month
O2 hasn't been the strongest provider in the past on the SE but recently it has stepped up its game. With this plan if you use the code TR30, you'll be left paying nothing upfront and just £24 a month. At that price you're getting 10GB of data. That will be plenty for most people's needs.

Get this O2 bargain with Affordable Mobiles

SIM-free iPhone SE prices: how much will it cost?

Well, this is a very welcome change from Apple's usual style. iPhone SE prices are considerably lower than the average Phone.

The phone comes in three different storage sizes - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It is no surprise that those sizes work in ascending price order, meaning you'll be paying £419 for 64GB, £469 for £128 and £569 for 256GB.

Trade in your old phone for money off iPhone SE

If you've been waiting for the iPhone SE then you're likely somebody after our own heart - somebody who likes saving money. A good way to do that is to get some cash for your old handset, with Sellmymobile doing exactly that.

Even if you've been hanging on to an age old original Apple iPhone SE, then you could bag a good £30-£40 by trading it in. Not bad. And obviously there's more on offer for newer, more expensive handsets.

Want to know more? Use our how to sell my phone guide

Head to Sellmymobile.com to see how much you can get for your old phone

iPhone SE 2020 - what specs to expect:

iPhone SE deals

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iPhone SE review in brief

Apple's long awaited, brand new budget handset

Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | Rear camera: 12 | OS: iOS 13 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64/128/256GB | Battery: 1821mAh | Weight: 148g

Powerful processor for price
Portrait mode
Wireless charging
Just one camera

The new iPhone SE 2020, feels more like an upgraded iPhone 8 than an upgraded SE. Really, this is targeting those who want a cheap iPhone. It comes at a sub-£450 price mark while grabbing some of those 2020 specs many people will be excited for.

There's reverse charging, portrait mode, 4K video and the return of an old fan favourite - Touch ID. However, this is completely unlike any other 2020 Apple device. No Face ID, large top and bottom bezels, a reduced camera size and more allow this device to receive its lowered price tag.

Read our full iPhone SE review

iPhone SE deals: FAQ

Is the iPhone SE the best cheap iPhone out there?

This is up for some debate. While the iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone (or at least the one with the cheapest RRP), it might not necessarily be the best cheap iPhone.

Since the iPhone 12 launched, there are two devices competing for this title - the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 saw a steep drop in price which knocked it into its best value yet.

The iPhone 12 Mini too is looking like an affordable option. The difference both the Mini and 11 have over the SE is their far superior specs. Both handsets offer you better screens, batteries, general performances and...well, most factors really. 

How does the iPhone SE compare to the iPhone 12 Mini?

Other than their smaller than average sizes and low costs for the Apple family, these two handsets don't have a whole lot in common. 

Both were released in 2020 but only the iPhone 12 Mini really looks up to date - the iPhone SE is essentially just the iPhone 8 with some new features after all!

Go for the iPhone 12 Mini and you'll pay roughly double what the iPhone SE costs. However, that cost gets you 5G, a new processor, an extra camera lens with far more power and Apple's new MagSafe feature.

Is the iPhone SE the cheapest Apple handset available?

Yes and no...The iPhone SE is the cheapest iPhone in terms of RRP and when you take into account storage sizes and other such factors. It has a lower cost than the the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and other such devices had when they were first launched.

However, if you're looking now at prices, you'll notice a few handsets cheaper including the above mentioned 7, 8 and the older 2016 iPhone SE.

Are iPhone SE deals as powerful as the iPhone 11?

While both handsets possess the same A13 Bionic chip, the iPhone 11 is still going to be more powerful. It has a larger battery, better cameras. a much higher resolution camera and other similar features.

However, this is the most powerful processor you are going to get in an iPhone, giving the SE more processing power than most Android devices.

Is the iPhone SE worth its price point?

iPhone SE deals are one of the few Apple products where the price tag comes way below the specs on offer.

That's because in essence, the SE is an iPhone 8 body with some powerful 2020 specs in it. Despite the inclusion of features like the A13 Bionic chip that the iPhone 11 has, 4K Video and more, you are only paying £419 to get this phone.

In other words, yes...the iPhone SE is certainly worth the price you are going to be paying for it but if you would prefer something that looks newer, either the iPhone 11 or XR will be the way to go.

How does this differ to the original 2016 iPhone SE?

Despite the shared name and similar low price, this device and the original SE are very different. This device has a body identical to the iPhone 8 as well as a similar camera lens set-up.

The original iPhone SE on other hand has a completely different body, style, specs and is clearly...well, very 2016.

The 2020 iPhone SE made use of features like a powerful processor and increased battery to bring it up to the modern day.

Does the iPhone SE have a good camera?

While this is not going to be matching the iPhone 11 or any flagship competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S20, the iPhone SE offers a decent camera performance. You're going to be able to get some strong shots with it.

In terms of video, the iPhone SE offers 4K video and some great image stabilisation so you'll be absolutely fine there.

What other cheap iPhones are worth considering next to iPhone SE deals?

While Apple is by no means known for its cheap phones, it does have a couple that can land you an iPhone at a low price:

- iPhone 11 deals:
The iPhone 11 is a lot more expensive than the SE but it provides one of the best Apple devices out there without driving costs too high. It takes Apple's top-end specs without charging what you see with the iPhone 12 range or the larger iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.

On top of that, due to a recent price cut, the iPhone 11 is more affordable than ever.

- iPhone XR deals:
Yes, it's no longer Apple's newest device by any means but the iPhone XR has continued to be one of Apple's best handsets since it launched. It provides some incredible specs while charging a pretty low price.

This will prove its best if you buy it SIM-free where prices have come way down since it launched.

- iPhone 7 deals: The iPhone 7 is a much older Apple device and that shows clearly in both its spec-sheet and design but that does mean that the price you have to pay has come crashing down.