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The best iPhone SE 2020 deals in May 2022

We're rounding up all of this week's best Apple iPhone SE 2020 deals into one handy page right here for all you budget device hunters. While it's not the latest device in the range anymore (Apple iPhone SE 2022 deals are now live), the 2020 model is still a great, cheaper option - and one that's widely available.

While it shares the name of a 2016 handset from Apple, that's about all it has in common with the first iPhone SE. This new handsets looks, feels and acts more like a combination of the iPhone 11 and 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 nowhere near as powerful as what you would get with iPhone 13 deals, 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 with everything from the cheapest through to the best value and biggest data plans.

iPhone SE deals comparison:

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iPhone SE deals SIM-free: 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.

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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 mini review:

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iPhone SE review in brief

Apple's one and only budget handset

Specifications

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

Reasons to buy

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Powerful processor for price
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Portrait mode
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Wireless charging

Reasons to avoid

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Just one camera

Apple's take on a mid-range handset, the Californian tech giant utilises its iPhone 8 blueprint and spins it into a new budget-friendly iPhone. The second iteration of the iPhone SE, 2020's version may look like an iPhone gone by, but it has all the inner workings of a flagship.

With a 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display with True Tone, the iPhone SE is a blessing as Apple returns to its roots of a far smaller handset than that of its more recent models, second only in the official line-up to the new iPhone 12 mini. Thick bezelled with a single 12MP sensor, that is where the similarities to that of the iPhone 8 stop.

The aforementioned camera comes equipped with features like Portrait and Night mode shooting, as well as Depth Control. The handset is also powered by the very same chipset as the iPhone 11, the A13 Bionic, meaning, for a cheap iPhone, this makes it one efficient, powerful beast.

Read our full iPhone SE review

iPhone SE deals: FAQ

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 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. All of these devices are now discontinued though and will soon be lacking any security updates making them a slightly less safe investment.

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, the iPhone 11 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 S21, 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.

Alex is a journalist who has written extensively about all things broadband, SIMs and phone contracts, as well as scouring the internet to land you the best prices on the very latest in gadgets and tech. Whether that be with the latest iPhones and Android handsets, breaking down how broadband works or revealing the cheapest SIM plans, he's in the know, and will help you land a bargain.