iPhone SE 2020 Offers a Good Upgrade to iPhone Users – Best Features
Apple finally took wraps off the much-anticipated Apple iPhone SE 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The new iPhone is called “iPhone SE,” and to differentiate it from the original iPhone SE, it is referred to as iPhone SE 2020.
The biggest highlight of the iPhone SE 2020 is the top of the line Apple A13 Processor that Apple ships with the top of the line iPhone 11 Pro and the affordable price tag of $399. The new iPhone SE offers an excellent option for people in the US/UK/Canada or Europe to upgrade but is a pickle for Indian buyers.
The Indian price is Rs. 42,500 (for 64 GB storage) that translates to 566 US dollars, terrible pricing for a relatively developing country. You can also buy the 128 GB storage version for Rs. 47,800 and the 256 GB storage version for Rs. 58,300 in India.
Update 18-December-2020 – The Apple iPhone SE is now available for Rs. 32,999 for the 64 GB version whereas the 128 GB version is available for Rs. 37,999. Another great option for buyers is the latest iPhone 12 Mini that comes with a tons of new features and upgrades.
Also, Read about the latest iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
Apple thinks that this iPhone will help people upgrade to the latest tech from the Cupertino giant without breaking the bank.
Let’s check out some of the best features that the new iPhone SE 2020 offers that makes it a worthy upgrade.
1) Thin Light Weight Design
The iPhone SE 2020 comes with a design that is similar to the iPhone 7/8 and is lightweight (148 grams) and measures just 7.3 mm in thickness. Undoubtedly, it is one of the easiest to carry/use mobile that you can buy currently.
The phone is sturdy as it is made from durable glass and aerospace-grade aluminum, to ensure that it can last several years. The design is not an upgrade in comparison to the older iPhones, but it is a beautiful and sleek design.
The sour point is the display that is still 16:9 and has thick bezels at the top and bottom. It is a relatively smaller phone with a smaller screen, and that boils down to personal preference, whether you are looking for a bigger or smaller device.
The iPhone SE 2020 comes with a 4.7 Inch, display with 1334*750 pixels resolution, IPS LCD with 625 nits brightness, and 326 PPI (pixel density). The display quality is not bad, but it looks dated due to the presence of large bottom and top bezels.
2) Apple A13 Bionic Chip
The game-changer for the iPhone SE 2nd gen is the Apple A13 processors. This a 6-core chipset, a first in any Apple chip. It’s extremely powerful, in fact, the chipset is faster than the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
The Apple A13 comes with a cutting edge IIIrd gen neural AI processing engine and has one of the fastest GPUs. The phone is capable of playing high-end games like PUBG, Fortnite, and COD mobile with the highest settings.
3) Touch ID
If you are not a fan of Face ID, facial recognition technology, you are going to love the fast and secure Apple Touch ID. With COVID-19 forcing us to wear masks, the face id at times doesn’t work, and you have to unlock the phone manually.
But with the new iPhone SE 2020, there is touch id that was convenient, more secure, and much faster than the novel solutions.
Moreover, I like the front physical fingerprint scanner than a rear-mounted scanner or even the slightly slower in-display scanner.
4) Wireless Charging & IP 67 Rating
The new iPhone SE 2020 comes with a glass back. The glass back design enables a world-class wireless charging solution for the new affordable iPhone.
Notably, the wireless charging works with the established Qi ecosystem.
Another useful feature is the presence of IP67 Rating that makes it water and dustproof. So you need not worry about the water damage or dust issues when using it.
5) Dual Sim Card Support
In case you want to use Dual Sim Card on the new iPhone SE, you can utilize a nano-sim and an e-sim. Unlike the previous generations of iPhone, the new SE offers dual sim support. It is an ideal solution and requirement for many Asian users who want to use dual sim support.
6) IOS 13 and Future Updates
The biggest plus of buying Apple devices over Android phones is software updates. Apple continues to offer software updates for years when you buy an Apple device. On the other hand, the fancy Android hardware doesn’t get any updates after a year or two of usage. The cutting edge A13 processor and 3 GB ram makes the iPhone SE 2020 smooth and efficient for multi-tasking.
The iPhone SE 2020 comes with a single 12 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS support, and 4K, 60 FPS recording capability. Rather than have 4 useless cameras with 2 and 5 MP lenses, it is much better to have a single camera that can click beautiful images in all lighting conditions and shoot videos with good color science and stability.
The front camera has a 7 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture and comes with portrait mode for clicking incredible selfies.
Having more cameras is not better, in most cases, you would be using the primary camera, and iPhone offers the best video quality in comparison to most other premium Android phones.
Why It Makes Sense To Upgrade to the new iPhone SE 2020?
- Affordable Price – The iPhone SE 2020 is available for $399 and offers good value for money if you want to use the iOS. It may not be an attractive option for India at the current price, but with some discounts and offers can be a good deal. For Indian buyers, the iPhone XR is available for almost the same price and is a better deal at the moment.
- Trade-In Offers and discounts – Apple is also offering trade-ins and exchange for the old iPhone. You can also get some good offers from your telecom carrier to get a better deal when upgrading to the new iPhone SE 2020.
- OS Updates for the next many years – One of the most important things is the first day OS updates that we can get from Apple when using the iPhone, unlike Android phones. The Android devices don’t get updates on time and are often discontinued after two years.
Let’s Also Talk About Some Cons
It will be unfair of me if I don’t tell you about some of the cons of the new iPhone SE 2020.
- The battery is small. It comes with an 1815 mAH capacity battery that may barely make it through the day.
- The display is outdated and comes with thick bezels and may not appeal to many users.
- There is no 5G support, and if you are planning to use the phone for the next 3-4 years, this may be a bummer.
So, that’s All from my side please share in comments what you think about the new iPhone SE 2020.