iPhone SE (2nd generation) - Technical Specifications

Finish

  • Black
  • White
  • (PRODUCT)RED

Capacity1

  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Size and Weight2

  • Width: 2.65 inches (67.3 mm)
  • Height: 5.45 inches (138.4 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)
  • Weight: 5.22 ounces (148 grams)

Display

  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability

Chip

  • A13 Bionic chip
  • Third‑generation Neural Engine

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant3

  • Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Camera

  • 12MP Wide camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • LED True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

Front Camera

  • 7MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)

Touch ID

  • Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Send and receive money in Messages
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Learn more about Apple Pay

Apple Card

  • Credit card created by Apple, designed for iPhone
  • Use the Wallet app to apply for, manage, and use Apple Card
  • Pay with Apple Pay using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Titanium, laser‑etched physical credit card for use where Apple Pay is not accepted yet

Learn more about Apple Card

Cellular and Wireless

  • Model A2275*
    FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71)
    TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
    CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • All models
    Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA4
    802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
    Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
    NFC with reader mode
    Express Cards with power reserve

Location

  • Built-in GPS/GNSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation

Video Calling5

  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular

Audio Calling5

  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4

Audio Playback

  • Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM,Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Stereo playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit

Video Playback

  • Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)6
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6

Siri7

  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType, and more
  • Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favorite apps

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

  • Home/Touch ID sensor
  • Volume up/down
  • Ring/Silent
  • Side button
  • Built‑in stereo speaker
  • Lightning connector
  • Built‑in microphone

Power and Battery8

Lasts about the same as iPhone 8

  • Video playback:
    Up to 13 hours
  • Video playback (streamed):
    Up to 8 hours
  • Audio playback:
    Up to 40 hours
  • Fast‑charge capable:
    Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9 with 18W adapter or higher (sold separately)
    Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
    Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10)
    Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Sensors

  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Operating System

iOS 13
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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone SE. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device. Learn more

Features include:

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen

Built‑in Apps

  • App Store
  • Books
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • Find My
  • Health
  • Home
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Messages
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Phone
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Settings
  • Shortcuts
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • TV
  • Voice Memos
  • Wallet
  • Watch
  • Weather

Free Apps from Apple

Apple Store, Clips, GarageBand, iMovie, iTunes U, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages apps are preinstalled.

  • Apple Store
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Clips
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • iTunes Remote
  • iTunes U
  • Keynote
  • Music Memos
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Support
  • Trailers

Headphones

  • EarPods with Lightning Connector

SIM Card

  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
    iPhone SE is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.

Rating for Hearing Aids

  • M3, T4

Mail Attachment Support

  • Viewable document types
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access12

Syncing with Mac or PC requires:

  • macOS Catalina 10.15 using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: ‑4° to 113° F (‑20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Languages

  • Language support
    English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • QuickType keyboard support
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili (Bangla), Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh
  • QuickType keyboard support with predictive input
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • Siri languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Dictation languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Definition dictionary support
    English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Thesaurus
    English (UK, U.S.)
  • Bilingual dictionary support with English
    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Spell check
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box

  • iPhone with iOS 13
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone and the Environment

We take responsibility for the environmental footprint of our products throughout their life cycle.Learn more

iPhone SE is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:13

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine14
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • Enclosure made with recyclable, low-carbon aluminum
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • Meets U.S. Department of Energy requirements for battery charger systems

Smarter chemistry

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free display
  • BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Final assembly supplier sites do not generate any waste sent to landfill15
  • All final assembly suppliers are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

* To identify your iPhone model number, see https://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/LTE. Cellular technology support is based on iPhone model number and configuration for either CDMA or GSM networks.

  1. Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 11GB to 14GB of space (including iOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them. Storage capacity subject to change based on software version and may vary by device.
  2. Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. iPhone SE is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
  4. Data plan required. Gigabit-class LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/LTE.
  5. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime‑enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi‑Fi connection. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
  6. Standard Dynamic Range video content only.
  7. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required. Cellular data charges may apply.
  8. All battery claims depend on network configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. See apple.com/batteries and apple.com/iphone/battery.html for more information.
  9. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2020 using preproduction iPhone SE (2nd generation) units and software and accessory Apple USB-C Power Adapters (18W Model A1720 and 30W Model A1882). Fast-charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
  10. Qi wireless chargers sold separately.
  11. Use of eSIM requires a wireless service plan (which may include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after contract expiration). Not all carriers support eSIM. Use of eSIM in iPhone may be disabled when purchased from some carriers. See your carrier for details. To learn more, visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT209044.
  12. Wireless broadband recommended; fees may apply.
  13. Data accurate as of product launch.
  14. The Taptic Engine represents about 34% of the total rare earth elements used in the product.
  15. Final assembly supplier sites for iPhone SE are third-party certified as Zero Waste by UL LLC (UL 2799 Standard).

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. View complete list.

Published Date: Jul 3, 2020