Apple surprised iPhone lovers the other day when they announced the release of the iPhone SE 2020! Most of us thought, with the pandemic and all, that Apple would wait awhile but hey, we could all use some light news to cheer us up during these gloomy times.
Considered the most affordable iPhone to date, it comes with all the goodness you’d expect from iPhones but with a price that’ll make you smile.
The Quick Specs:
- CPU: A13 Bionic Chip
- COLORS: Black, White, Red
- DISPLAY: Retina 4.7 inches (1334 x 750)
- STORAGE AVAILABLE: 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB
- FRONT CAMERA: 7 MP (f/ 2.2)
- BACK CAMERA: 12 MP (f/1.8)
- BATTERY LIFE: Up to 13 Hours Video Playback
- WIRELESS CHARGING: Yes (Qi)
- VIDEO RECORDING: 4K Up to 60 fps
- FAST CHARGING: Optional with 18W Adapter
- WEIGHT: 5.22 Ounces
- SIZE: 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 Inches
What to Expect from the iPhone SE 2020?
Experience A Sleek 4.7 – inch Retina Display
Built with a stunning aerospace engineered aluminum and glass design, the iPhone SE is definitely built to impress. Like most iPhones, it has a Retina HD Display with True Tone adjustment for amazing white balance that automatically adjusts to your existing light situation. Even better, the SE 2020 comes with improved color accuracy and HDR10 playback, making everything on screen look sleeker. On top of that, Haptic Touch can be used for Quick Actions like previewing messages or Live Photos.
Newer iPhones no longer carry the home button but the SE 2020 still has one. This is good news for those who prefer having the Home Button for Touch ID rather than use Face ID. The one on the SE is made from sapphire crystal, which helps protect the sensor. The built-in steel ring still is used for detecting fingerprints when using Touch ID.
Comes with the Fastest Smartphone Chip
Under the hood, the iPhone SE 2020 contains Apple’s A13 Bionic Chip. It was first introduced in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and considered to be the fastest smartphone chip available in the market today. With this alone, you can expect great things from your iPhone SE. It allows for excellent photography, gaming, VR or augmented reality experiences - the A13 makes every action look and feel fluid.
For increased efficiency, it comes with a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine capable of 5 trillion operations per second. It also includes an excellent battery life with Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE as well.
Improved Photo and Video Options
The iPhone SE is designed with the best single-camera system on the iPhone. It has a 12 MP f1/8 aperture Wide camera. The Neural Engine of the A13 bionic also gives you
benefits like Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control. Taking spectacular portrait shots using the front camera is made easier thanks to this.
For the videos, this means they’re more immersive. They even come with stereo recording and cinematic stabilization. Use the back camera for recording 4k video at up to 60 frames per second. There’s also the QuickTake video option for both the front and back cameras so if you’re taking a photo and want to switch to video, you don’t have to go out of Photo mode at all.
Excellent Battery Life and Charging
The iPhone SE 2020 is set to replace iPhone 8 in Apple’s roster. Thus, it has the same excellent battery life running at 12 hours of Internet usage. Wireless Qi charging is available but fast charging can only be accessed when you spring for the adapter since the in-box charger only supports 5w.
Choosing Between iPhone SE 2020 or iPhone 11 / 11 Pro
Aside from the price difference (iPhone SE costs $399 and the entry level iPhone 11 costs $699) both phones also have key differences and similarities. The iPhone SE comes with a smaller display at 4.7 inches compared to the 6.1 inches on the iPhone 11. It also comes with a single rear camera unlike the double shooters fitted on the iPhone 11. There’s also the lack of a Face ID on the iPhone SE and instead it uses Touch ID which is still highly reliable and fast.
Who is the iPhone SE 2020 For?
We recommend the iPhone SE 2020 for teenagers or anyone who likes a smaller phone. Its affordable price and excellent features gives any user what it needs for a functional, sleek and modern iPhone. The iPhone SE 2020 is definitely shaping up to become the best and most affordable smartphone out there.
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