Apple iPhone SE 2020
The first iPhone SE was first launched back in 2016 and now they are back with an updated version which features an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, and a low starting price of £419. The iPhone SE 2020 release date was Friday April 24th.
The iPhone SE has exactly the same design and display as the iPhone 8 from 2017. Using this form factor and screen hardware allowed Apple to keep the cost as low as it, as it didn’t need to invest in a whole new manufacturing process.
The resolution of the iPhone SE screen might not be top-end (it’s far less sharp than more recent iPhones, or even a number of cheap Android phones), but it’s not something that will change your daily experience.
On the left side of the device, there’s a mute switch and volume buttons, while the right side features the sleep/wake button. The bottom houses a Lightning port and speaker holes. There is no headphone jack on this device, it is basically an iPhone 8.
This iPhone does not feature the “edge to edge” display as seen on newer iPhones. Apple have decided to keep the home button for this device which makes it a whole lot cheaper.
The iPhone SE 2020 Edition holds the A13 Bionic chipset which is also found in the iPhone 11. The newer chipset makes flipping between apps really smooth, editing snaps and video much faster and also improves the camera performance.
If you’re going to use this phone for more graphically intensive tasks then you should try checking out the other iPhone models, the iPhone 11 Pro handsets are more able to handle graphically intensive tasks and apps, but even when playing more powerful games like Asphalt 9, we didn’t feel the new iPhone SE losing any performance.
Even with just 3GB of RAM, the device is snappy, smooth, and, more very reliable. I haven’t had any RAM purging issues.
Unlike other iPhone models this device holds only one camera lens, nevertheless its great for taking snaps and social content. The camera unit is the same 12MP wide-angle lens you will find on the iPhone 8, however with the new processor the camera quality is much better.
The quality of the images is good – they’re sharp and clean, and even look decent in low-light too. If you are looking for a smartphone with great camera features, this is not for you. Something which is impressive is that you can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second using this camera.
The iPhone SE does not have Night Mode, but there is Smart HDR, Wide colour support, and more, plus an LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync capabilities. This camera does have issues with dept of field and is not the best, check out the other iPhone models such as the Pro or Pro Max which will be more ideal if you wanted higher quality image and video quality.
The front-facing camera, a 7MP affair, has also been given smarter capabilities: you’re able to take the aforementioned portrait mode pictures, meaning the background blurs away and you can arrest the world with only your dazzling features.
1080p HD video can be recorded at 30 frames per second, and other features include Retina Flash, auto image stabilization, Burst Mode, auto HDR, and wide color capture.
The battery life on the SE 2020 Edition is not the best, we found ourselves running low on battery after a 8 house daily use which is not the best if you use your phone regularly, which most of use do!
You can get a higher wattage plug to charge the device faster but Apple do not include this in the box. QI wireless charging is packed into the SE which makes it a little easier charging the smartphone.
The iPhone SE 2020 Edition ships with iOS 13 pre installed and should be enjoying about 5 years of software updates. iOS 13 was not that much of an update , there was a few new features added, however it fixed a lot of bugs in default system apps such as the Settings App.
There’s no U1 chip inside this iPhone, but it does feature WiFi 6 support, which is the latest and fastest WiFi protocol, along with Bluetooth 5.0.
The SE features an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, which means it is entirely dust proof and able to withstand one meter of water (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.
Apple’s flagship iPhones feature an all-glass design with Face ID, but to keep costs low, the iPhone SE continues to offer a Home button with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
This device comes in at a great price and offers some great features.Overall this is a great device to use on a daily basis for light tasks or if you was shopping for your child, this would be the ideal iPhone. We would definitely recommend it to family members that maybe haven’t upgraded their smartphone in a long time. If you are looking for something more powerful and with a few extra features have a look at the iPhone Pro Models.
iPhone SE 2020
Overall this is a great device to use on a daily basis for light tasks or if you was shopping for your child, this would be the ideal iPhone. If you are looking for something more powerful and with a few extra features the iPhone Pro might just be the one.
- Good Price
- Touch ID
- Powerfull Chip
- Old Screen Technology
- Battery Life
- Better Camera Options