The iPhone SE is one of the handiest devices from Apple. Of course, I like Apple because of Steve Jobs. And in fact, I like this type of design handy, powerful, etc. But there is no rule for everyone to like it. Here I can give you an unbiased review of whether you to buy the iPhone SE 2 in 2021.
First, we need to look at the technical specifications of this device. Then we will see its suitability.
What does SE mean? SE means Special Edition. Apple executive Greg Joswick released the first model of iPhone SE on March 31st, 2016 at the Town Hall auditorium on the Apple campus. The company used the term SE to highlight it.
I used this phone a while back. But now, it is an outdated phone. And Apple thinks the same for its old customers. So they brought the SE 2nd edition with new features.
People like the iPhone SE for many reasons like speed, handy design, offerable cost, etc.
The best features in ‘iPhone SE 2020’
Any piece in the market will be best until the advanced model has come. Now, when I’m writing this post iPhone SE 2 is the cheap and best piece of Apple.
Why I’m saying this? Move your cursor to find.
The iPhone SE 2 screen and display
Well, the first thing we look at the phone is its screen. The iPhone SE 2 has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display. The screen size is small with 65.23% to all the body of the phone. Multi-touch featured with 750*1344 pixels’ screen resolution. The resolution is not much great compared to AMOLED displays.
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Powerful A13 Bionic processor
They used the A13 Bionic processor in iPhone SE 2020 edition. It is the fastest iPhone processor Apple ever made. A13 Bionic Chip was launched on September 10, 2019. The chip has 6 cores with a 2.66 GHz CPU clock rate. That means it can able to do nearly 5 trillion operations in a second.
The Apple A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 865 are in a face-to-face battle. Almost both processors gave the same speed, but with rendering and some other aspects, A13 beats snapdragon 865 and stands before it.
So, in performance wise iPhone SE 2 is second to nothing.
It is coming with the default operating system iOS-13. But you can update with the new iOS-14 and the next versions of it.
Apple doesn’t support external storage facilities on their devices. And the same happened here. You can choose this little one with 3Gb RAM in common and 64 / 128 / 256 Gb variations in choice.
The outer body of the device is made with mineral glass. The home button exists with the fingerprint feature in it. We can say the existence of the home button is a disadvantage. It occupies the space on the screen. And no facial recognition feature present in the device.
The company placed the Apple logo in the middle to match all the latest iPhone mobiles.
It is IP67 water-resistant capable. That means, the device can work under the water of 1-meter depth for about 30 minutes.
The camera is also one of the major aspects of these days. The iPhone SE 2020 has a 12 MP rear camera and 7 MP at the front. Single rear camera with ISO capability. It has an image resolution of 4000*3000 pixels and a video resolution of 1920*1080 30f/sec. Impressible 4K video recording. Image stabilization and retina flash exist. And we can zoom objects up to five times.
Low battery capacity that is 1821 mAh. The type of battery is Lithium-ion. It supports quick charging so that the device gets fully charged in 60 minutes.
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The SE 2 has two sim ports. The 4G bands support both and also we can use 3G and 2G networks on this mobile. Connect Wi-Fi with up to 5GHz signal frequency.
It supports with VoLTE 4G network. I faced a problem with my old iPhone. It works with LTE but not VoLTE 4G network. Even it is an outdated piece, I like it.
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The Best features
- Up to now, it has the world’s best processor A13 Bionic
- Latest Bluetooth version 5.0
- Update to iOS-14
- Low cost
- IP67 water-resistant capacity
- Quick charging
- Dual sim facility
- 4K video recording
- Simple and handy
These are the things that we don’t want in iPhone SE 2020.
- No night vision mode
- We need a dual camera at least for this price.
- Notch and home button occupies more space
- No type-c port
- Low battery capacity
Most people think that iPhone XR is the best alternate choice for SE. Why do they think so? You can find the below comparison.
iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone XR
|Features||iPhone SE 2020||iPhone XR|
|Chip used||A13 Bionic||A12 Bionic|
|Operating System||iOS-13 (iOS-14 update present)||iOS-12 (iOS-14 update present)|
|Battery||1821 mAh||2942 mAh|
|Display size||4.7” (11.94 cm)||6.1” (15.49 cm)|
|Fingerprint||Available on the home button||Not available|
|Face unlock||Not available||Available|
|Launch date||May 19, 2020||October 26, 2018|
|Build quality||Mineral glass||Gorilla glass|
|Weight||148 grams||194 grams|
|Height||138.4 mm||150.9 mm|
|Colors available||Black, Red, White||Black, Red, White, Yellow, Blue, Coral|
|Display Aspect ratio||16:9||19:5:9|
|Screen type||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen resolution||750*1344 pixel||828*1792 pixel|
|Touch-type||Capacitive Touchscreen||3D Touchscreen|
|Storage variations||64, 128, 256/3||64, 128, 256/3|
By this comparison, you can find that iPhone XR is also the best product to buy for those who want a big screen, more battery. But, if it comes to processor and performance, undoubtedly, SE will beat XR.
And most people want to know which one is the best iPhone SE 2020 or iPhone 11. I think there is no comparison between them because iPhone 11 has extreme features when compared to iPhone SE 2020. Let’s have a look at the main feature comparison.
iPhone SE 2020 vs iPhone 11
|Basic specs||iPhone SE 2020||iPhone 11|
|Processor||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic|
|Display size||4.7” (11.94 cm)||6.1” (15.49 cm)|
|Display type||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Camera||7 MP||12 MP|
|Battery||1821 mAh||3110 mAh|
|Storage||3 Gb RAM||4 Gb RAM|
|Video recording||3840*2160 @ 30 fps|
1920*1080 @ 60 fps
|1920*1080 @ 30 fps|
Of course, if the budget is not your problem, the iPhone 11 is best. Check their official website to know more about iPhone 11.
The special thing about iPhone SE 2 is its low price, which is around $300. I wouldn’t say it is the least price ever but, at this price, getting a brand new iPhone with the latest A13 processor that was used in a $1000 iPhone is a big deal.
My opinion is iPhone SE 2020 is the best one to buy compared to the iPhone XR because of its performance and handy design. I always want my mobile size small and beast in performance. So, I prefer the handy thing SE.
If you want a big screen and long battery life, SE 2 will not suit you.