iPhone SE 2020 is the latest smartphone launched by Apple and the most affordable iPhone since the 2016 model iPhone SE. Apple has announced on the official website and it will be available for preorders beginning Friday, April 17 2020 starting at $399 (US). We already anticipated the review of the iPhone SE2 release date here. Apple will launch the iPhone SE Plus version soon as well.
If you are undecided if you should go with the iPhone SE 2020 or with the iPhone 8, read here a comparison review with key differences between iPhone SE 2 vs iPhone 8.
Apple removed the Touch ID button starting with iPhone X. Now we can see the familiar home button back with the new iPhone SE 2020. The touch ID button comes with a fingerprint sensor to unlock your device. With it you can authorize Apple Pay transactions and the access to saved passwords.
The second-generation iPhone SE2 has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. It has the new Apple A13 Bionic CPU, considered the fasted chip in an Apple smartphone. The same CPU used on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is now available on the latest iPhone SE2. Read here a comprehensive iPhone SE2 CPU review and its amazing AnTuTu benchmark scores.
iPhone SE 2 Technical specifications
The design is very similar to iPhone 8, with aluminum sides, glass front and back with give a premium impression.
The new iPhone SE2 is very light at 148g compared with the iPhone 11 which weighs 194g.
The new iPhone is Dual SIM using eSIM (depends on your carrier). You will be able to use two SIM cards in the new iPhone SE 2. Very useful when you travel abroad. We recommend if traveling to buy a local SIM to avoid roaming high costs.
The Home Button is durable and with protective capabilities, thanks to the sapphire crystal technology.
As a matter of internal storage, for the new iPhone SE 2020, you can choose for 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB internal storage.
Straight from the box, the new iPhone SE 2020 comes with iOS 13, the same OS on top flagship from Apple, iPhone 11 series.
You can use Airdrop on iPhone SE 2020 to share and receive photos, documents between your Apple iPhone SE 2 and iPad or Macbook. The devices must be nearby. See step by step guide on how to use Airdrop on iPhone SE2.
iPhone SE 2020 Display
iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max come with an OLED screen while iPhone 11 has an LCD panel and Apple used the same LCD panel on the new iPhone SE 2020, having a 750 x 1334 pixels resolution with 326 PPI pixel density and great Color accuracy, thanks to HDR10 playback.
With iPhone SE2, Apple implemented the Haptic Touch for Quick Actions. It is perfect for rearranging apps, Live photos, and various contextual menus. You can use the Night Mode on iPhone SE2 which looks great and may protect your eyes.
iPhone SE 2020 Camera
The new iPhone SE2 comes with a single 12-megapixel wide camera, f/1.8 aperture (very similar to iPhone XR), now using Neural Engine which provides enhanced benefits in Portrait Mode.
It has improved autofocus in low-light environments and Smart HDR which provides improved shadow details. Smart HDR was first introduced with iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and improves photo quality. It takes multiple photos with different exposure settings and combining them into a top-quality photo.
We expect to see a triple camera on iPhone SE2 Plus similar to iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The selfie camera is a 7-megapixel camera.
Read here iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Camera review if you are undecided between Apple’s latest launches.
For video capabilities we can see the new iPhone SE2 can capture 4K videos in 60 fps. Using Apple Quicktake you can easily change to video recording without having to switch from the photo mode.
iPhone SE 2020 Battery
Apple confirmed that the iPhone SE has the same battery life of the iPhone 8 and supports fast charging (18W). The adapter is not included in the box, in other words you will have to purchase it on your own. The charger included by Apple is the standard 5W. It is capable to fast charge your phone using an 18W fast charging adapter, or higher. However you have to purchase the adapter separately. You can buy here an 18W adapter for fast charging compatible with the new iPhone SE 2020.
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On the new Apple iPhone SE Plus we expect to see a larger battery.
iPhone SE2 Conclusion
With the new iPhone SE2 Apple came with a new iPhone with long support, top performances, great camera Lens. Corroborated with great prices, this makes from the new iPhone SE2 a bargain.
Having an affordable price makes the iPhone SE 2 in direct competition with Android mid-range phones. The prices are comparable with Samsung A 2020 generation, with the Google Pixel 3a model but come with the top tech from the latest Apple iPhone performances.
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