Launched on April 24, the iPhone SE (2020) is Apple’s latest budget iPhone, with pricing starting at just $399 for the base 64GB model — although you can get one for even cheaper through a carrier like AT&T and Verizon, as well as retailers like Best Buy. To make it easy for you to find these bargains, we’ve scoured the big retailers and major carriers and have rounded up the best iPhone SE deals below.
However, if you can’t catch any of these deals, you can always wait for Black Friday iPhone deals to leverage from Black Friday discounts.
- — $5/month (30 months) with eligible unlimited plan
- — $229 with trade-in, $399 without
- — $400 + free $50 Best Buy gift card
- — $5/month (18 months)
- — Free via monthly bill credits with eligible trade-in
- — Free via monthly bill credits with number port-in
- — $17/month (24 months)
- — $7/month with AT&T or Verizon (24 months)
- — $8/month (24 months) with number port-in
It’s worth noting that the 2020 iPhone SE is not just a re-release of the SE from 2016. The new iPhone SE is a second-generation refresh of that device, featuring a similar overall design with updated hardware and a few other improvements, and it’s considered part of the 13th iPhone generation along with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. In fact, the iPhone SE runs on the same A13 Bionic chip, meaning it’ll run the same apps and offer similar performance to its more expensive 13th-gen siblings.
Smartphones from pretty much all the major brands have continued to grow in size over the years, and those looking for an alternative to the plus-sized devices that are becoming increasingly less pocket-friendly should find much to like in the iPhone SE. With a 4.7-inch screen, it’s the exact same size as the iPhone 8 — not quite as small as the original 2016 iPhone SE (which was sized similarly to the iPhone 5 at just four inches) but still stands apart from the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro or the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max.
That said, arguably the biggest selling point of the iPhone SE is its price. It’s no secret that iPhones are expensive, with the flagship models regularly launching at $1,000 for the basic models, and even the more value-priced models like the iPhone 11 still ring in at $700 or so. The new 2020 iPhone SE, by contrast, has a starting launch price of just $399, putting it in the same price bracket as Android flagship alternatives like the Google Pixel 3a. That makes the iPhone SE a great choice for anybody who wants the polish, design, and intuitive software of an iPhone without the price tag that usually comes with one.
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