Most affordable iPhone- iPhone SE 2020

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12 Mar 2022
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Apple has always been criticized for being too expensive, and a regular American cannot afford phones like iPhone 11 pro max, but what if I tell you can get an iPhone with the same performance as iPhone 11 pro max but for half the price? Surprising right? But this is no dream and neither I am going to promote any duplicate iPhone but a phone launched officially by Apple. So, let's check out which phone am I talking about and what is so special about this phone. #TWN

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Although apple iPhones dominate the mobile phone market, when it comes to affordability, they lack a little behind. People walk back empty-handed from the apple showrooms of Apple because of the high prices. Yes, when a new iPhone launches, the prices of the previously launched iPhones often go down a bit but are still far away from being called affordable. You may argue that we can always go for refurbished iPhones, which are way cheaper than the sealed pack ones, but those iPhones cannot be fully trusted, and also, you do not get that feel and pride when you buy a new iPhone. Sometimes you get those phones with a lot of scratches and dents, and may or may not there be some wear and tear with the internal parts. Yes, I know all of these are just problems. Where is the solution? Well, Apple has come up with a solution for everyone who wants to experience apple services. But their budget restricts them from doing so, and the solution is apple’s iPhone SE 2020, this compact and cheap iPhone will give the experience of iPhone without emptying your bank account. So now you don’t need to switch to android or settle for a refurbished iPhone. You now can enjoy every specification of an iPhone 8 at a much lower price.

iPhone SE 2020 specifications

  • Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass front with an oleophobic coating, Gorilla Glass back with glossy finish, IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. Red, Black, and White color options; 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm; 148g.

  • Screen: 4.7" 16M-color LED-backlit IPS LCD screen of 750p resolution, 326ppi, True Tone adjustment via a four-channel ambient light sensor.

  • OS: Apple iOS 13.

  • Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic (7nm+) chip - 2x2.66 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder) Apple CPU, four-core Apple GPU, 8-core Apple NPU 3-gen.

  • Camera: 12MP camera with F/1.8 lens, optical image stabilization, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection autofocus, Smart HDR, wide color capture.

  • Video recording: 2160p@60/30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps video recording

  • Selfie: 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode, 1080p@30fps video

  • Storage: 64GB, 128, or 256GB of built-in storage.

  • Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat.12; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS; NFC (Apple Pay only).

  • Battery: 1,821mAh battery, 18W fast charging, wireless charging (Qi compatible).

  • Misc: Stereo speakers, the pressure-sensitive Home key with a fingerprint scanner, Taptic Engine

Price of iPhone SE 2020

64GB, 3GB RAM

USD 307.52

128GB, 3GB RAM

USD 357.55

256GB, 3GB RAM

USD 459.95

What’s Inside the box?

One great thing about this iPhone box is that you are provided with an earphone. In this era where even adapters are going missing from the mobile phone boxes, it is a huge deal for a brand like Apple to provide you with an earphone. Other things that you will find inside the box are; A USB cable, an iPhone adapter, and the phone itself.

iPhone SE 2020 Review

iPhone SE 2020 is a very compact and light phone. This phone weighs around just 150 grams and is much smaller when compared to any other latest iPhones. This iPhone does not come with the typical iPhone face Id, instead, it comes with a touch Id. The touch Id was last seen in the iPhone 8 series, and then after, Apple has removed the touch Id and has provided each iPhone with a face Id.

Charging

This iPhone comes with a charger of 18 watts, and the company claims that this iPhone’s battery gets 50% charged in just 30 minutes. Also, this phone supports Qi wireless charging.

Body

This iPhone is covered in glass from head to toe and has a shiny finish. Apple claims that this iPhone has the strongest glass ever, although it is not clear which glass they are using, Apple has strongly claimed it to be the toughest glass protection ever.

Performance

It works on the A13 Bionic chip, similar to iPhone 11 pro max. So, you get the performance of the iPhone but at half the price. So whatever goodness A13 provides you is available in this iPhone. It is the biggest USP of this iPhone. This iPhone comes with only one variant of RAM 3 GB, but this comes with three variants of ROM. This iPhone comes with the latest IOS 14. Since this phone works on an A13 chip, we can expect that it will come up with all the updates for the next 2-3 years, and we won’t face any type of speed and performance issue with this phone.

For gaming, it is an absolute beast! Games like PUBG and COD can be played on the highest settings of graphics. The gaming experience is also very smooth.

Camera

It has a single 12 MP camera at the back and a 7 MP selfie camera. The advantage of having an A13 processor is completely visible now as the image processing is very similar to that of the iPhone 11 pro max. You can record videos at 4k 60p and get features like superstable, but there is a big flaw in the camera; you are not provided with the features like low-light photography and night photography, etc.

Conclusion

If you ask my opinion, I like this phone, and tell what is there in this phone that is not worthy; You get an A13 chip, budget-friendly price, great camera, this phone has everything that an idol iPhone must-have. But I won’t glorify this iPhone too much as this has certain cons as well. The biggest problem is the battery; to be very honest, the 1850 mah battery is absolutely nothing as we perform so many tasks on our phones these days, and charging the phone, again and again, is very frustrating. Overall this phone is great and does justify its brand and price. So I will highly recommend this phone, but the final decision maker is always you.

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