iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs. iPhone 13: Which One’s for You?

The newest iPhone SE is released. Learn all the differences between the iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13 so you can know which one is better for you.


By Lena / Updated on June 6, 2023

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The wallet-friendly iPhone SE 3 is available now. The newest iPhone SE retains the look of its predecessor but adds a few new things. However, it’s certain that it’s not a flagship device like the iPhone 13 released last year.

iPhone SE 3 vs iPhone 13

The iPhone SE 2022 is for someone who wants the most affordable iPhone while the iPhone 13 is for someone who wants to enjoy a great set of features. Here in this guide, we will do a comprehensive comparison of iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 13. Hope it can help you make a decision.  

iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs. iPhone 13

Here are the main specs of iPhone SE 3 (2022) and iPhone 13.


 iPhone SE 3 (2022)

 iPhone 13

Starting price




5.09 ounces

6.14 ounces

Screen size

4.7-inch LCD (1334 x 750)

6.1-inch OLED (2532 x 1170)


64GB, 128GB, 256GB

128GB, 256GB, 512GB


A15 Bionic

A15 Bionic

Rear cameras

12MP (f/1.8)

12MP (f/1.6) main; 12MP (f/2.4) ultrawide

Front camera

7MP (f/2.2)

12MP (f/2.2)


LCD Retina HD

OLED Super Retina XDR

Battery capacity

2018 mAh

3227 mAh


Touch ID

Face ID

iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs iPhone 13 - Design

iPhone SE 3 features the same design as iPhone 8 while iPhone 13 features the latest design. This means that you can use the Touch ID to unlock iPhone SE 3 while you should rely on Face ID to unlock iPhone 13. Both iPhones use the same glass and aluminum build and support wireless charging. However, only iPhone 13 supports MagSafe connectivity.

iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs iPhone 13 - Performance

Both iPhones use the same A15 Bionic silicon and support 5G connectivity. This means that when you use both iPhones, there won't be a big performance gap. In other words, iPhone SE 3 users can enjoy almost all the features as iPhone 13 users.

iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs iPhone 13 - Camera

iPhone SE 3 only has one camera while iPhone 13 has two cameras - one's a wide-angle lens, the other is an ultrawide one. Another difference is that the iPhone SE 3 doesn't support night mode. If you like taking photos, especially taking photos in low light, iPhone 13 may be a better choice.

Obviously, iPhone 13 is better than iPhone SE 13 in terms of both hardware and specs. iPhone 13 lets you experience more features. But if you prefer the home button, iPhone SE 3 is not a bad choice. With the new chip, the iPhone SE 3 is faster compared to iPhone SE 2.

How to Transfer Data to New iPhone Easily

Have you decided yet? You may also ask your friends who use iPhones for their opinions. Whatever the final decision is, now let's see how to transfer data to a new iPhone! In this way, you can enjoy your new iPhone as soon as possible after you take it out of the box.

Nowadays, data transfer is not as difficult as it used to be. Apple released Move to iOS app and iPhone Migration to help users transfer data from old Android phone/iPhone to new iPhone during the setup process. In the previous two articles, we have introduced in detail.

How to Move Data from Android to iPhone > 

How to Transfer Data to New iPhone 13 > 

However, these two tools may not meet your needs if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Want to transfer selected files not all the content of old iPhone
  • Want to transfer data to new iPhone after setup without data loss
  • Want to transfer songs or other media files to new iPhone
  • Want to transfer data to new iPhone without Wi-Fi

In addition, the old system does not support data transfer function. Fortunately, there are many third-party tools that can also help you transfer data, such as FoneTool.

FoneTool is one professional iOS data management tool for Windows PC users, which supports data transfer from iPhone to iPhone, from iPhone to computer, and from computer to iPhone.

  • If you are using an iPhone now, you can let it help you transfer everything at once or transfer selected files to new iPhone.
  • If you are using an Android phone now, you can first export data from Android to computer and then add the exported data to new iPhone.

Example: How to Transfer Data from Computer to New iPhone

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

2. Connect new iPhone to computer and click Phone Transfer > Choose PC to iPhone option and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to iPhone

Note: Choose iPhone to PC to export data from old iPhone to computer.

3. Choose the data you exported from iPhone or Android.

Choose Photos

4. Finally, click Start Transfer to make it.


Or you can let the iPhone to iPhone option transfer all content and settings to new iPhone.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone Wirelessly

Besides the desktop app, FoneTool also has a mobile app to help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone wirelessly.

1. Scan the QR code or go to App Store to download FoneTool.

MBackupper QR Code

2. Enable WiFi option on two iPhones > Go to Connect Device and tap the avatar on either iPhone to establish a connection.

Connect Device

3. Then go to File Transfer > Choose the files you want to transfer > Tap Send.

Send Photos

Final Words

Hope this iPhone SE (2022) vs iPhone 13 guide can help you make a decision. The specs of iPhone 13 are better than iPhone SE 2022. But for those new to the iPhone or those who prefer a smaller size, the iPhone SE 3 is a good choice.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.