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4.7” Retina HD Display

12MP wide camera

A13 Bionic chip

148 grams

Apple iPhone SE

The iPhone SE has the same powerful A13 Bionic chip as the iPhone 11 but it’s a fraction of the price. A compact design with plenty of style, this budget Apple device is likely to be a big hit.

iPhone SE
iPhone SE
Model
Data
Colour
Tesco Mobile30 Monthly
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
500
Minutes
500
Texts
15GB
Data
€196.74
Upfront cost
€29.51 p/m
eir mobileeir mobile essential
Available in
Black
White
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
200
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
10GB
Data
€39.99 p/m
Three3 Bill Pay 100
Available in
Black
Red
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
50
Minutes
50
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€199
Upfront cost
€34.43 p/m
Go to site
Unlimited Three to Three calls
VodafoneUnlimited Lite
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
100
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€99.99
Upfront cost
€40 p/m
Go to site
Unlimited Vodafone calls & any network texts
100 minutes to any Irish mobile or landline
Tesco Mobile40 Monthly
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
2,000
Minutes
2,000
Texts
20GB
Data
€147.55
Upfront cost
€39.35 p/m
Three3 Bill Pay 300
Available in
Black
Red
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
150
Minutes
150
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€79
Upfront cost
€44.27 p/m
Go to site
30 International Minutes/Texts
Unlimited Three to Three calls
Tesco Mobile50 Monthly
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
30GB
Data
€49.18
Upfront cost
€49.19 p/m
Three3 Bill Pay Unlimited
Available in
Black
Red
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€59.02 p/m
Go to site
300 International Minutes/Texts
eir mobileeir mobile connect plus
Available in
Black
White
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€59.99 p/m
VodafoneRED Unlimited
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€60 p/m
Go to site
Unlimited calls & texts to European Mobiles & landlines
100 minutes & texts to other international countries
eir mobileeir mobile complete
Available in
Black
White
Red
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€69.99 p/m
Three3 Bill Pay Unlimited Plus
Available in
Black
Red
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€78.70 p/m
Go to site
Unlimited International Minutes/Texts
VodafoneRED Unlimited Max
Available in
Black
White
64GB
Size
24 months
Contract
Unlimited
Minutes
Unlimited
Texts
Unlimited
Data
€80 p/m
Go to site
Unlimited calls to Europe & selected countries
500 minutes and texts to other international countries

When was the iPhone SE released in Ireland?

The new iPhone SE was released on 24 April 2020.

You can order yours on the Apple website

What are the iPhone SE’s key features?

Here are some of the main features the iPhone SE has to offer:

  • 4.7” Retina HD Display: which is the same size as previous popular phones like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 8.
  • A13 Bionic chip: that’s also in the iPhone 11 series, and is the fastest ever smartphone chip - making it great for gaming and photography.
  • QuickTake Video: that lets you instantly start recording, even in photo mode, by just holding the shutter - so you don’t miss those special moments.
  • Portrait mode: which blurs the background to help you focus on the most important part.
  • Depth control: Simply use the slider to decide how detailed you want the background to be.
  • Touch ID: to unlock your phone, use with Apple Pay and get new apps.
  • iOS 13: which gives you access to the latest features like Dark Mode and Siri shortcuts.

How much does the iPhone SE cost in Ireland?

It depends how much storage you need, here are the iPhone SE prices for each option from the Apple website:

  • €491 for 64GB
  • €541 for 128GB
  • €658 for 256GB

You also have the option to trade in a phone and get money off - how much you get will depend on the model.

What iPhone SE colours are there?

  • White
  • Black
  • Red

If you choose a red phone, Apple will donate money to the Global Fund to fight COVID-19.

iPhone SE for €60 a month

Free iPhone SE handset with the RED Unlimited contract from Vodafone for €60 a month.

Will there be an iPhone 9?

The iPhone 8 was discontinued on 15 April 2020 and it’s not yet known whether the iPhone SE is in place of the iPhone 9, or if Apple will launch one in the future.

This is the second generation iPhone SE, being referred to by some as the SE 2 or SE 2020. The original SE model was released in March 2016 and discontinued in September 2018.

Should you get the iPhone SE?

If you’re on a tight budget, the iPhone SE is much more affordable than its competition.

It doesn’t have the same advanced features as the iPhone 11 like face ID and an ultra wide camera, but it runs off the same superfast chip so it’s not lacking in speed.

If you’re looking for a fast, compact, stylish phone with a high quality camera, but a few less frills than its superior models, it’s well worth checking out.

If you haven’t made your mind up yet, take a look at what these handsets offer:

You can also compare Samsung and Huawei bill pay phones.

iPhone SE for €49

Pay €49 upfront then €39.99 a month for the iPhone SE essential plan with eir.

iPhone SE FAQs

Does the iPhone SE have Dual SIM?

Yes, it has a nano-SIM and eSIM so you can have two separate numbers if you wish.

Not all providers support eSIM, so check first. You can find out more about how Dual SIM works on the Apple website.

Does the iPhone SE offer wireless charging?

Yes, you can charge the phone wirelessly using a Qi charger.

How do I take a screenshot on my iPhone SE?

To take a screenshot using your iPhone SE, press the power button on the right hand side and home button at the same time.

Your screen will flash white and your screenshot will be added to your Photos album.

How long does the iPhone SE battery last?

It depends what you use the phone for as to how long the battery will last. Apple say that one charge gives you:

  • Up to 13 hours of video playback
  • Up to 8 hours of streamed video playback
  • Up to 40 hours of audio playback

You can buy an 18W fast charge adapter and restore your battery from zero to 50% in 30 minutes.

Is the iPhone SE waterproof?

No, it’s not fully waterproof but it is water and dust resistant.

It’s been rated IP67 which means it can withstand up to 30 minutes in water up to one metre deep.

What's included in the box when you buy a new iPhone SE?

When you open your new iPhone SE box, you’ll find the following things:

  • iPhone SE with iOS 13
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB power adapter
  • User manual