The second-generation iPhone SE was announced a while back and its reviews are out now, praising the overall performance and budget-friendly price in accordance with the specs being offered. The phone has the body of an iPhone 8 and the performance power of the iPhone 11.
The phone includes a 4.7-inch display with Touch ID but takes a huge leap forward in terms of performances. iPhone SE starts at $399 and is powered by the latest A13 Bionic chip, the same as found in the high-end new phones.
“The new iPhone SE has the classic design that defined the iPhone for its first 10 years. The design, the body and the camera lenses are all the same as 2017’s iPhone 8. But Apple performed a clever brain transplant, replacing the nearly 3-year-old processor with the A13 Bionic processor used in the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. This goes well beyond a simple spec bump by majorly improving things like the cameras and battery life. The new processor not only runs faster, but it will likely future-proof the phone through years of iOS updates.” – CNET.
Many different platforms had their say in what they thought of the new iPhone SE. Reviews are now live on YouTube, websites, and other social platforms, all sharing high praise for what Apple has accomplished with this new smartphone.
If I were buying the iPhone SE, I’d seriously consider spending the extra $50 to upgrade the storage to 128GB, just in case I’d want it three or five years down the road. That timespan is the reason the iPhone SE is a big deal. No other phone that costs less than $500 can claim to be this good, nor last that long.
The iPhone SE is not just a good deal. It’s also a really good smartphone.
– The Verge‘s Dieter Bohn
iPhone SE 2020 Specs
CPU: A13 Bionic
Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Display: 4.7 inches (1334 x 750)
Rear camera: 12MP (f/1.8)
Front camera: 7MP (f/2.2)
Video recording: 4K video up to 60 fps
Water resistance: IP67
Battery life: Up to 13 hours of video playback
Wireless charging: Yes (Qi)
Fast charging: Yes via optional 18W adapter
Size: 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches
Weight: 5.22 ounces
“The advantages of a small phone are obvious. It’s easier to use with one hand. It’s more pocketable, which is great for running errands and can’t be overlooked if your main source of activity these days is walking or running outside. A smaller phone makes you feel as though you have control over your phone, not the other way around. But it’s also less immersive for watching videos, playing games, and reading”. – via .WIRED.
iPhone SE Reviews:
- The Verge‘s Dieter Bohn
- Wired‘s Lauren Goode
- MobileSyrup‘s Patrick O’Rourke
- TechRadar‘s Gareth Beavis
- Pocket-lint‘s Stuart Miles
- Forbes‘ David Phelan
- Engadget‘s Chris Velazco
- CNET‘s Patrick Holland
Unboxings and Video Reviews
The new iPhone SE is living up to everyone’s expectations so far. Apple has surely gone a long way to make sure that these new phones are launched on their expected date, even amidst the ongoing pandemic and factories being out of work for weeks in China. However, the production lines in China is back on track, even when Apple employees in the US are working from home. The company is also said to be on track for its fall iPhone lineup release.
The phone is available for pre-order from Apple’s official website in the United States and more than 40 other countries worldwide. Pricing starts at $399 for 64GB of storage, with 128GB and 256GB options available for $449 and $549 respectively. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability at select resellers will begin Friday, April 24.