Apple iPhone SE (2020) is here. It is a killer device and can be considered the ultimate budget beast. Lets review the factors that makes this phone special
Apple had played a great role in this whole evolution process. It introduced the first touch design phone with the launch of the iPhone. The phone introduced a Multi-touch gesture, great cameras, A pretty secure and quick user interface, and a notch, which changed the whole game. Apple has launched the new version of iPhone SE. The first iPhone SE was a memorable device. It was a budget flagship and was a big hit in the past.
The new iPhone SE is the mixture of iPhone 8 and the latest iPhone 11. It has borrowed many elements from the 11 series, 8 series and the XR, while maintaining the same looks of the previous version of SE. The new device technical specification is quite similar to the iPhone 11. The perimeters and body design of the phone is the same as iPhone 8 and it has the camera system of iPhone XR.
|Display||4.7 inches widescreen LCD Multi-touch display with IPS Technology|
|Variants||64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB|
|Resolution||1334×750 pixel resolution|
|Processor||A 13 Bionic|
|Color Contrast Ratio||1400:1|
|Expected launch date||June 11, 2020|
|Price||$399 for the base variant|
|Front camera||7 MP|
|Rear camera||12 MP|
|Display Type||Retina HD display|
|IP Resistant||IP67, Waterproof|
|Processor speed||Hexa core, 2.65 GHz|
|Wireless charging support||Yes|
|Colors available||Red, Black, and White|
|Network||4G, 3G, and 2G|
|Screen to body ratio||65.22 %|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Compass, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope and Accelerometer|
So first lets talk about the body of the phone
iPhone SE (2020) weighs 148 grams which is quite light. The phone is small, compact and is easy to carry. The height of the phone is 138.4 mm or you could say 5.45 inches. The width of the phone is 67.3 mm or 2.65 inches and has a depth of 7.3 mm or we can say 0.29 inches. According to me, it is one of the lightest and thin phone you can buy in this price range. If you are an average Joe and your hands are quite small then this phone is perfect for you.
So if you own an iPhone 6, or 8 and looking for an upgrade without any large changes in the body, then go for it, this device can be the best deal for you.
What about the Display?
Yes! Finally a phone with a 4.7 inches display. With the evolution of notch and bezel-less displays, smartphone manufacturers are expanding the size of displays. The Normal phone now comes with a display of more than 6.5 inches. Which personally for me sucks. I don’t want to carry a phone with this much big display size everywhere. It is vulnerable to scratches, I have to take more care of it and it will take most of my space. For me, the display size is just perfect. This phone is for consumers who do not fancy notches that much and are quite comfortable with small-sized display mobiles then this phone is for them.
But for some regular gamers, Media consumers, and Tech Geeks, the display can be a big buzz killer for them. They prefer big devices with higher refresh rates. If you want a big screen then iPhone SE is clearly not for you.
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Processor the heart of the phone
A13 Bionic processor is the best processor ever made. Yes the new budget iPhone SE easily beats the Samsung s20 series and the new One Plus 8 Pro. Both phones are way costlier than the new apple device. The same chip was used in iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. The chips was launched on 10 September 2019, it is a 7nm chipset and can go up to 2.65 GHz. This chipset can run many of the latest and hardware demanding games like Player unknown battleground, Fortnite with absolute ease.
The quality of the camera
iPhone SE has a single camera setup with 12 mp wide pixel support. It has an aperture of f/1.8 and can zoom upto 5x. The camera system is quite similar to the system of XR but it comes with an upgrade. It comes with portrait mode bokeh effect. You can click HDR photos, and the video quality is quite stable. This camera has the capability to outshine the camera quality of XR dues to some new changes and the new chipset a13 bionic which also enhances the camera quality. It can record 4k video upto 60fps.
The front camera is 7 mp. It comes with portrait mode this time, and lighting with six new effects.
It gives the best camera performance in this budget. If you are a vlogger or likes to click pictures and record memories on daily basis, then this is perfect for you.
Charging and battery life
The battery life is similar to the life of iPhone 8 but it can run longer than that device due to upgrade chipset and optimization. It supports wireless charging. The optimization of a13 processor and iOS 13 has resulted in increased on screen time and audio playback. iPhone SE is expected to be launched with a battery life of 1821 mAH.
Apple software is the most secure operating system ever made. iPhone SE comes with iOS 13 out of the box. It brings the dark mode in action, upgraded photos tab, editing features, and an improved Siri. The 3D face id now also unlocks faster. We can say that this is the most secure phone in this price range
- Great Price
- Best processor in this range
- Excellent Camera
- Great Battery Life
- Quite Handy and Portable
- Brings the Home button
- Display size too small can be a problem for regular gamers and media consumers
- No Headphone jack
iPhone SE (2020) Price
The price of iPhone SE 64 GB variant is $399, 128 GB is priced at $449, and the maximum sized 256 GB storage variant is priced at $549
In Australia, the base variant of phone is priced at AU$749, the 128 GB Variant will be have a price of AU$829 and the 256 GB variant price is AU$999
The 64 GB model will be priced at £419. The 128 GB variant and 256 GB Variant will have a price of £469 and £569 respectively.
In India, the phone is expected to have a price of Rs 42,500 which is quite high in compared to its counterparts.
To get more reduction in price you can trade your old Apple Device in exchange for this new model. You can also avail the option of EMI.
iPhone SE (2020) Color Options
Official iPhone SE (2020) Camera Samples
Here are some Camera Samples of this phone. These are the official Camera samples provide by Apple
Brief Comparison between SE, XR and 11 Series
Here is a brief comparison between the latest iPhone devices and what they offer. iPhone SE is the latest installment that comes in the budget segment. The 11 series is the primary device that Apple has launched, and XR is quite old but still usable. So what is the difference between them? You can see the variations between them in the table given below
|Specifications||iPhone SE (2020)||iPhone XR||iPhone 11|
|Display size||4.7 inch Retina HD||6.1 inch LCD panel||Liquid Retina 6.1 inch|
|Device Weight||148 g||194 g||194 g|
|Runs on||iOS 13||iOS 12||iOS 13|
|Camera quality||12 mp||12 mp||12 + 12 mp ultra wide|
|Front camera||7 mp||7 mp||12 mp|
|Chip set||A 13 Bionic||A 12 Bionic||A 13 Bionic|
|Price base variant||399$||599$||699$|
|Score (by 10)||8.8||8.2||9.4|
So in my view, if we compare the devices on the basis of display quality then the winner is iPhone 11. It provides a crystal quality Retina liquid display with an appropriate size that will bring in more consumers. SE display can be better but the size of the display can be a deal-breaker for some in 2020. XR display size is great but it comes with 720 p Resolution, which is not a great deal considering the price of the phone.
Both iPhone 11 and SE comes with the same processor, which is the A13 Bionic chipset. In terms of performance the 399$ device will give you the exact same performance that the 699$ 11 Series provides.
Camera quality of XR and SE is exactly same. However SE will perform better than XR due to updgraded processor which also comes with a new camera sensor
After a brief analysis and review of iPhone SE we can say that this phone is a beast. The price is affordable and the specs are just killer. It also brings the feeling of nostalgia for old iPhone users. It brings back the home button and the small display size which a large majority of consumers wants. The phone will be launched on June 11 2020.