Apple iPhone SE (2020)

Updated: 30th July 2021
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  • Display

    4.7 inches
  • Processor

    Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
  • Ram

    3 GB
  • Storage

    256 GB
  • Front Camera

    7 MP (f/2.2) Camera
  • Primary Camera

    12 MP (f/1.8) Camera
  • Battery

    Non-removable Li-Po 1821 mAh battery

Expert Score

3.9
A compact smartphone with modern features.

Pros

  • Comfortable to carry
  • Powerful A13 Bionic Processor.
  • Solid build quality.

Cons

  • It looks outdated with thick bezels.
  • Does not give the feel of a latest phone
  • Only a 5W charger in the package.

With the Apple iPhone SE 2020, Apple has tried to woo its customers by bringing its old compact-sized model that was quite popular then, at an affordable price. To be honest, it doesn’t look like the latest smartphone, but it has been powered with a modern machine and specs. Though launched at a price meant to target the customers who do not want to spend their entire salary on a smartphone, it might not suit everyone’s pocket. This is because the current Apple iPhone SE price is Rs. 37,999 for the base variant. With this price, you even get the flagship phones of other brands and therefore, it is quite questionable whether it fulfils buyers’ expectations.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) price in india starts from 34824. This Mobile is a decent phone with Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) Processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of Storage.

Design and Display

Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a screen size of 4.7 inches and weights approximately 148 g . This mobiles runs on iOS 13 and has decent resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels.

Performance

Apple iPhone SE (2020) runs on Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) Processor and it has Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder) CPU and Apple GPU (4-core graphics) GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 12 MP (f/1.8) Camera and front camera of 7 MP (f/2.2) Camera . Other camera features include HDR, Face detection, panorama,OIS, EIS.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Quick Charging. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: VoLTE .

Other Features

Sensors included in Apple iPhone SE (2020) are: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Quick Charging, Wireless Charging, Water and Dust Resistant.

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Apple iPhone SE (2020) Detailed Review

Design

The Apple iPhone SE design and build quality are such that they will last. However, the sad part is that this phone looks anything but modern. The thick bezels on the top and bottom make it look like the older models of Apple. However, it is slightly bigger than its predecessor as it comes with a 4.7-inch display.

The aluminium and glass design looks quite polished, and the rounded edges give you comfort while holding the phone. The 3.5mm audio jack is missing, and the phone does not support 5G technology. It comes with a thickness of 7.33mm and weighs 148grams roughly. The home button is a virtual button that gives you nice tactile feedback when tapped.

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A pair of earpods is packed with this phone, but it does not come with the adapter. Therefore, some additional charges will bother you immediately after buying iPhone SE Apple. This phone supports up to 18W of fast charging, but it is quite frustrating to see the 5W charger in the box.

Overall, this phone doesn’t look bad, but as we are used to the bigger and better designed Android phones these days, you will need some time to get used to its somewhat outdated design.

Summary

It does not meet expectations as far as looks are concerned

Performance & Battery

You can expect the Apple iPhone SE to give a stunning performance as it is powered with an A13 Bionic Processor that is fantastic. This processor is also used in the iPhone 11 Pro, which means that iPhone SE is as fast as Apple’s flagship model. Also, it is good to know that this phone will continue getting operating system updates for years after you buy it.

You will not face the slightest bit of lag while handling multiple apps simultaneously. The phone will also perform well while playing games braided with high-end graphics.

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Though the small screen size might bother you while playing games, the details and overall screen quality so good that you will get used to it after some time. The fingerprint unlock feature with the power button is smooth, and you can also use it to unlock your private apps.

The 1821mAh Apple iPhone SE battery is not justified at this price point as it hardly gives a backup of up to 5 to 6 hours if you are a heavy user. If you don’t use your phone much, then the battery might also last up to 10 to 12 hours, but it is nowhere near satisfactory, especially compared to the superior battery life of the iPhone 11.

Summary

Performance is great but the battery is not

Camera

As you would expect iPhone cameras to be, the Apple iPhone SE camera also does more than a decent job in capturing images. The 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera capture stunning pictures in both daylight and low lighting conditions. However, the details seem to be missing when the light goes dim.

These days we are used to brands providing multiple lenses like macro, wide-angle, depth sensor, etc. This phone does not have it, but you can play with the depth manually, and the pictures taken in portrait mode look gorgeous.

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Source  - Apple Iphone SE (2020)

The video capturing is also bliss as the phone supports dynamic range. The front camera has a video stabilisation feature that will help you record crisp videos for your social media handles. You can record 4K videos at 60fps and 1080p videos at 30fps through this phone. The popular camera models like panoramic shots, slow motion, time-lapse, and portrait mode are available, but the night mode is missing

Summary

Good camera but lacks some features

Water-resistant

The glass body extends at both front and back ends, and this phone also carries the IP67 water-resistance rating, which means that your phone will not get damaged by water easily.

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iPhone SE Apple can resist splashes, water spills, and sprinkles. Therefore, there is no need to panic if you drop your coffee or coke accidentally on the display or any other part of this phone.

Summary

Exhibits waterresistance to a moderate degree

A compact smartphone with modern features.

  • Secure phone

    Comes with all the security features of Apple.

  • The audio recording in stereo mode

    To make your audio recordings surreal.

  • True Tone

    A feature that changes the white balance automatically to make the images seem natural and soothing to your eyes.

  • Amazing haptic touch

    The haptic touch response you get on pressing on an app is so real that you feel like touching a physical button.

  • Audio sharing

    The audio sharing feature lets you share your music with your friends by syncing two headphones or AirPods to one phone.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) Specifications

GENERAL

Colours Black, White, Red
Device type Smartphone
Operating System iOS 13
Sim Nano Sim + e-Sim
Status Available in India

DESIGN

Height 138.4
Thickness7.3 mm
Weight 148 g
Width67.3

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio16:9
Form Factor Touch
Pixel Density326 ppi
Screen resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
Screen size 4.7 inches
Technology Retina IPS LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen

PERFORMANCE

Card Slot No
Chipset Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
CPU Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
RAM 3 GB

STORAGE

Internal Storage256 GB

CAMERA

Camera Features HDR, Face detection, panorama,OIS, EIS
Front Camera 7 MP (f/2.2) Camera
Primary camera 12 MP (f/1.8) Camera
Video Recording 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

MULTIMEDIA

Audio Player AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AAX, and AAX+, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
FM Radio No
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Video Player H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, .MP4, MPEG-4

BATTERY

Type Non-removable Li-Po 1821 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v5.0,A2DP, LE
Browser Yes
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Speed HSPA, LTE
USB 2.0
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE

MORE FEATURES

Other Features Quick Charging, Wireless Charging, Water and Dust Resistant
Quick ChargingYes
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

User Review of Apple iPhone SE (2020)

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &8 Review
SM

Shashank Mehta

Posted on : 26th May 2021

Features

little small in size but easy to carry in your pocket,screen wrap and smooth moves,great audio and a decent speaker.

V

Vikas

Posted on : 24th June 2021

Dissatisfied

Camera quality is just ok. After spending lot of money and not getting worth phone. Very dissatisfied.

NJ

Naveen Jha

Posted on : 6th June 2021

Advanced camera system

4.7-inch Retina HD display and the advanced camera system with A13 Bionic brings you Portrait mode

D

Deepanshu

Posted on : 30th April 2021

Super build quality

Best features with stunning looks & performance. Superb quality, excellent battery performance.

VS

Vijay Soni

Posted on : 17th May 2021

Disapointed

Battery is not that great, had same features as previous model, camera quality is just fine.

US

Ujaar Singh

Posted on : 4th May 2021

Great Camera

Really like its camera quality, screen clarity is also good, overall performance is great

JS

Jassi Singh

Posted on : 12th May 2021

quality

small screen, battery life is not upto the mark, experienced lagging issue while gaming.

JJ

Julian Jhamb

Posted on : 22nd April 2021

Great camera

best phone at this price range with the fast performance and great processor.

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Apple iPhone SE (2020) FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Apple iPhone SE (2020)?

Different variants available for Apple iPhone SE (2020) are 64GB ROM / 3GB RAM, 128GB ROM / 3GB RAM, 256GB ROM / 3GB RAM.

Q. Does Apple iPhone SE (2020) comes with fingerprint sensor?

No, Apple iPhone SE (2020) doesn't have a fingerprint sensor.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Apple iPhone SE (2020)?

This Phone equips with Non-removable Li-Po 1821 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Apple iPhone SE (2020) in the market?

Best alternatives available for Apple iPhone SE (2020) are: iQOO 7, Vivo V19 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S8, Vivo X60, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G, Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5g, Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, Samsung Galaxy A72, Asus ZenFone 6, Nokia 8.2.

Q. What are all available bands for Apple iPhone SE (2020) ?

Apple iPhone SE (2020) comes up with 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Apple iPhone SE (2020) ?

This phones comes in following colors: Black, White, Red.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Apple iPhone SE (2020)?

Different Features available in Apple iPhone SE (2020) are: Quick Charging, Wireless Charging, Water and Dust Resistant.

Q. What's the dimension of Apple iPhone SE (2020) ?

Dimension of Apple iPhone SE (2020) is 138.4 X 67.3 X 7.3 mm.

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