Apple unleashed a pocket-sized 'special edition' iPhone - the iPhone SE - to the world in March 2016, and it went down a storm. It's still a great phone today, in fact - it's perfect if you miss the old fun-sized iPhones of the past but don't want to compromise on specs.
Best iPhone SE deals by network
The iPhone SE is the most affordable iPhone on the market. At the time of writing, you could pick one up for a very reasonable £15-£20 per month on a contact.
But you still want to get the most you can for your outlay and make sure you get the network that's best for your needs. To help you do just that, here's a breakdown on what you can expect when you buy the iPhone SE on one of the major UK networks.
iPhone SE deals on Three
Three contracts get you inclusive roaming in 71 locations. And on select Advanced plans with Go Binge you can stream as much Netflix and Apple Music as you like without eating into any of our data allowance.
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iPhone SE deals on EE
EE customers get inclusive roaming in 48 European locations. Add EE home broadband to your bundle and you're entitled to an extra 20GB of mobile data per month for no extra charge.
EE is the fastest 4G network. And on select contracts it offers Swappable Benefits, such as zero-data streaming pass or BT Sport Mobile.
Take a closer look at what's on offer with EE network review.
iPhone SE deals on O2
O2's iPhone SE 2 contracts include membership of O2's Priority customer rewards scheme, which gets you freebies, money-off deals at high-street stores and priority booking at O2 venues.
You'll also get inclusive roaming in O2's Europe Zone and use of a network that picked up the award for Best Network Performance 2019 at the Mobile News Awards.
Keen to know more? Read our O2 network review.
iPhone SE deals on Sky Mobile
Sky Mobile's Roll scheme allows customers to stash as much unused data as they've got and use it when the need arises. Sky customers can also change their mix of minutes, texts and data each month to suit their needs.
Sold on Sky Mobile? Get a better look at what it's got to offer with our Sky Mobile network review
iPhone SE at a glance
The iPhone SE has the same body and form factor as the old iPhone 5s, but with hardware more like an iPhone 6s - making it the best iPhone for anyone who prefers a smaller handset.
It's got a small body with those sharp, boxy edges of yore, along with a standard headphone jack, and it's even got a fingerprint scanner so you can use Apple Pay.
The screen measures four inches, and has a 640 x 1136 pixel resolution - it's not the best, but choosing a smaller handset does mean compromising on the display.
The camera on the back, on the other hand, is far from a compromise. It's rocking the same 12MP lens as the iPhone 6s, including True Tone flash, and the ability to take Live Photos, use HDR mode, and record video in 4K.
Inside, the iPhone SE has the same Apple A9 chip and 2GB of RAM as the 6s model too. It's the fastest and slickest iPhone of its size, in other words.
Cheap iPhone SE deals
Luckily, this phone is quite low in price, so finding a cheap iPhone SE contract deal is nice and easy.
To see the cheapest deals, sort everything in our comparison grid by cost using the setting at the top of the page. Sorting by 'total cost' will rank the deals by the total you pay over the whole contract, showing you the ones with the ultimate best value - or sort them by monthly cost if you're happy to pay more upfront.
If you want a really, really cheap deal, there are a few ways to bump the contract cost down even lower. You can:
- Go for a low-cost network, like iD Mobile or giffgaff
- Pick a refurbished phone
- Buy a deal through a reseller
- Choose a model with a lower storage capacity
iPhone SE deals with no upfront cost
The iPhone SE is also available on contract with nothing to pay upfront. Getting a 'free' device does mean a slightly higher monthly cost instead - but since the phone is inexpensive to begin with, the difference is very small.
Compare no-upfront-cost iPhone SE deals by selecting 'free' under the phone cost filter on the grid. Or, set a minimum price that you're willing to spend right now, or sort the deals by upfront cost with the toggle at the top.
Refurbished iPhone SE deals
Buying a pre-owned phone is a great way to save money. Sometimes you can cut your outgoings by hundreds of pounds, if you're not fussed about owning a brand new handset.
iPhone SE refurbished contracts
You can you buy a refurbished iPhone SE off-contract if you like and then get a SIM-only deal. But there are also plenty of monthly contracts too, which will allow you to spread the cost of the handset over the course of the contract term.
iPhone SE certified refurbished deals
When you buy a certified refurbished phone, you're getting a phone that's been checked over by the manufacturer and found to meet certain standard that mean it's acceptable for resale.
More phones like the iPhone SE
Check out some similar iPhones to the SE, and some smaller-sized Android handsets too. Remember you can compare deals on as many phones as you want side by side in our comparison tool - just add them to the grid using the selector at the side.
iPhone SE specs
|Sim Card Type||Nano|
|Size||58.6mm x 7.6mm x 123.8mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Display Size||4 inches|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 inches|
|Pixels Per Inch||326 ppi|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive|
|Processor Cores||Dual Core Cores|
|Internal Storage||16, 32, 64, 128|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|2nd Camera||1.2 MP|