Everything you need to know about the iPhone SE 2020 — 2022

Much was said about a second generation of the iPhone SE after the launch of the first in 2016, however it was not until 2020 when Apple decided to launch this renewal. In aesthetics we did not find anything innovative and in fact it has many similarities with the iPhone 8, which is not at odds with high-end features and with a model focused on a sector of less demanding consumers. Below we break down everything about this team.

Design of the iPhone SE 2020, déjà vu?

Apple seemed to hit the key in the design of its smartphones with the launch of its iPhone 6 in 2014 with devices in size of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, but with identical characteristics in terms of screens, frames and buttons. This trend continued until 2017, the year in which the iPhone 8 seemed to close a cycle that gave way to an all-screen design that the iPhone X premiered in that same year.

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The cycle seems to be definitively completed now with the iPhone SE 2020, which in aesthetics is identical to the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 except for the colors and the position of the apple logo on the back , which has come to be in the center like the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. The colors in which it is available are white , black Y red and these really differ from those same colors released in 2017 because they are pure colors without any nuance like the rose gold that the iPhone 8 had.

At the front, we do not find any difference visually, since we would be unable to distinguish an iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8 from this SE if we saw it only from a frontal angle. The frames are long and the home button with its respective Touch ID is present in this terminal. For many, it may lose its appeal on this side, but in the end we insist on emphasizing that its approach may differ from what the most 'techies' want in a terminal.

iPhone SE 2020 Specs Review

Anything that is said about this device in this and other analyzes is purely subjective, no matter how much a majority agrees on an opinion, therefore there are only a series of factors that can be reflected objectively. We are referring to the technical data of the iPhone SE, which you can check in the lower table that appears in this article.

Performance and autonomy

Entering fully into your performance , we have to highlight that it mounts a processor A13 Bionic designed by Apple and that assemble latest generation phones such as the iPhone 11. To this has been added a motor neuronal capable of carrying certain processes such as those related to AR (Augmented Reality). In this sense, we find a phone more than suitable for anyone, since it performs all the processes with high efficiency.

It should be noted that the fact of mounting this chip will allow updates to software They can be extended for more years than the iPhone 8, reaching a minimum of 4 or 5 years from its launch. At launch it has a version of iOS 13 which works very smoothly.

In the internal memory , as usual in Apple, we do not find amplification through micro SD cards. The device may have 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB. They are more than valid capabilities for the sector to which it is focused, although certainly the 64 can fall short at times and in that case it would be necessary to resort to cloud storage systems such as iCloud or some other.

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The Touch ID It is something that many will appreciate, despite the good performance of Face ID. It is the second-generation Apple fingerprint sensor, identical to the one that iPhone 6s onwards incorporated. It has high reliability and security, making it a more than effective method to guarantee a pleasant experience for the consumer.

The data of the RAM They are not usually provided by Apple because they do not have the same importance as in devices such as Android, since the fact that both the software and the hardware are specifically designed by the company guarantees a good operation. However, some experts in the sector have indicated that it has 3 GB , which represents an increase of 1 GB compared to what its 2016 predecessor had and what the iPhone 8 had.

The battery It is a fact that Apple does not show either for similar reasons, although again we find data from experts who place its capacity in the 1,821 mAh. This is identical data to that of the iPhone 8 and that translates into good autonomy, but without being the highlight in the mid-range. It can last a day without problems with normal use, but it will be necessary to resort to the charger in case of exhaustive use of the terminal. Like the latest Apple devices, it adds the possibility of being charged automatically. wireless .

Screen with 3D Touch, but without Taptic Engine

OLED technology is already an absolute standard in the highest-end devices on the market, including the iPhone, however Apple is reluctant to abandon the good experience of the panels LCD for your less premium devices. In this iPhone SE we have a panel with this technology that Apple calls Retina HD.

It is a 4.7-inch widescreen multi-touch panel with a resolution 1,334 x 750 pixels at 326 ppi. Their contrast is 1400:1 (typical) with P3 color gamut. The brightness maximum of the device goes up to 625 nits.

Where we find a change from the iPhone 8 is in the 3D Touch. The functionalities of this, such as contextual menus in apps or previews, are still available but they no longer do so thanks to the Taptic Engine. This engine was capable of detecting the pressure exerted on the screen, giving a vibrating response, and now something similar is happening but with the pressing time as a meter.

surprises on camera

The 2020 iPhone SEs come with a pleasant surprise in their cameras and it is not precisely because of their characteristics but because of the photo processing software that it is capable of doing. Again the A13 Bionic chip is to blame for this to happen.

12 Mpx and opening f/1,8 is what we found in the back, something that did not allow us to take photos in portrait mode in version 4.7 of the iPhone 8 and now it is possible. In addition, the depth control that the iPhone XS and XR began to have has been added, which makes it very attractive. It is not the best camera on the market, but in this price range and in the case of an iPhone, it is a very good sign.

iPhone SE 2020 camera

In Video recording It stands out for its good optical image stabilization, a section that Apple has dominated for years. It is capable of recording 4K at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second, in 1080p HD at 30 or 60 f/s and in 720p HD at 30 f/s. It also has digital zoom x3 and True Tone flash to illuminate low-light spaces, since It does not incorporate night mode.

In the front camera we see 7 Mpx and opening f/2,2 . Again the same specifications as the iPhone 8, but with new features in terms of portrait mode. It does not incorporate the True Depth sensor of the high-end models and that allows Face ID, but the implementation of the new processor also works wonders in this regard to be able to take these types of photos through software. There is not flash front, but takes advantage of the device screen as a focus when taking photos.

The front camera video is somewhat lower than the rear, being able to make recordings in 1080p HD Y 720p HD at 30 frames per second. Also in this case there is a great image stabilization.

iPhone SE 2020 prices

The monetary issue is almost always the most important on an iPhone and this time it was not going to be less. This team has the honor of being the device cheaper from Apple. It can be obtained from the Apple Store from €349 delivering an old iPhone, although its serial prices are as follows:

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  • iPhone SE strip 64 GB for 489 euros.
  • iPhone SE strip 128 GB for 539 euros.
  • iPhone SE strip 256 GB for 659 euros.

Deferred payment and Apple Care+

It should be noted that in Apple it is possiblefinance the iPhoneobtaining a price of 20.38 euros per month for the 64 GB model, 22.46 euros per month for the 128 GB and 27.46 euros per month for the 256GB model.

As for insurance, you can purchase Apple Care+ insurance at the company's physical or online stores for €99 for all models. In this case, it is not necessary to contract the insurance at the moment, since for a period of 90 days it can be purchased from Settings> General> Information in the terminal itself.

Who is this iPhone SE for?

Like everything, whether it's an electronic device or not, this iPhone SE is for whoever wants it. It would be curious to close this question with no more answer than this, but it is well worth expanding a little more. The most demanding public may look the other way when this device is discussed, unless they require a second terminal for work or other reasons.

This device is mainly focused on those who wish to have a terminal with iOS and that due to their purchasing power or needs of the moment, they do not want to pay a very high price. Those who wish to have a optimum performance but without one state-of-the-art features. This is evident in the case of cameras and processor, since it has cameras that are more than valid for many users and situations without having the most cutting-edge novelties such as night mode, the ultra wide angle lens or the telephoto lens. The processor, however, will be the one that guarantees a good functioning for many years, not in vain, this section is up to date.

As we always like to highlight in device reviews, we are not the one to advise or not the purchase of a device. You must be the one who balances your desires and needs to finally assess whether the purchase of this iPhone SE will end up satisfying you.

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