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iPhone SE: Phone Review and Tech specifications

iPhone SE
Written by Nanuduke
iPhone SE 2020 is the latest iteration of the SE line of iPhones. The release of the first iPhone SE in 2016 was geared towards having an iPhone that meets the needs of people with a low budget. The iPhone SE 2020 continues that trend while offering better design and a more powerful hardware. Here we explore its specs and price, which will, in turn, help you make your purchase decision.

Design and Display of iPhone SE

The iPhone SE 2020’s design can be described as a rip-off of the iPhone 8, only in a much small size. You have got the same setup on the front and rear.

The Chassis on this iPhone features glass on the front, glass on the rear and an Aluminium frame. To make things even much better, you have got an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

Nestled in the front panel of the iPhone SE 2020 is a 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD, which is 7-inch bigger than that of its predecessor. Surrounding this display are elements that have become a bit nostalgic.

Touch ID Returns

There are big bezels on the top and bottom of the display. The top bezel houses an earpiece, a front-facing camera, and some sensors, while the bottom bezel houses its home button which doubles as its Touch-ID sensor.

On the rear, you have got a single rear camera system featuring a camera flash. You have got also got the Apple logo and some model details.

The Cameras

The iPhone SE 2020 low-budget factor took a tole on its cameras. Apple didn’t go all out here as they are used to doing on other smartphones. Packed in this smartphone is the same cameras on the iPhone XR

On the rear, we have a single 12MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.8. This camera is capable of shooting 4k video maxed at 60fps and also 1080p videos maxed at 240fps.

For selfie, you have got a single 7MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of shooting videos maxed at 1080p @ 30fps.

Hardware and Software

Despite being a low-budget iPhone, the iPhone SE 2020 picks up some features from the flagship line. It features the same Apple A13 Bionic chip on the iPhone 11

Also powering this iPhone is 3GB of RAM and a meager non-removable  1821 mAh Li-ion battery. Storage options include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. On the Software side, the iPhone SE 2020 runs the iOS 13, which is the same OS run on the  iPhone 11 pro.

Connectivity of iPhone SE: Phone Review and Tech specifications

The iPhone SE 2020 features a Lightning port, dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Please note that it doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. To listen to audio, you will need to employ a USB-C or Bluetooth headphone.

Internet connectivity on the iPhone SE 2020 is capped at 4G LTE because it doesn’t feature 5G support

iPhone SE 2020 Price & Availability

iPhone SE 2020 price starts at around $399, $449, and $549 for the 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants respectively at leading online stores. The smartphone costs around 255,000 Naira in Nigeria and around 10,000 EGP in Egypt.

The iPhone SE 2020 was announced on April 15th, 2020 and became available on April 24th, 2020. It comes in Black, White, Red.

iPhone SE 2020 Specs

Here are a few specs of the iPhone SE 2020 :

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 13
  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic (Hexa-core 2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Red
  • Dimension: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 148 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD Display, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 PPI)
  • Screen Protection: Ion-strengthened Glass, Oleophobic Coating

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 12MP, f/1.8
  • Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED Dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama), Slo-Mo, 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS, stereo sound record
  • Front Camera: 7MP, f/2.2, Face detection, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps; gyro-EIS

Storage Size of iPhone SE

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB /256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46(5200), 48, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – A2275, A2298

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: –
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Dual-band, Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (Apply Pay only)
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: Lightning Connector

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: –
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Apple Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features of iPhone SE

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: Yes, (Qi wireless charging)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: Yes, (IP67)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes, (IP67)
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: –
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery of iPhone SE

  • Battery: Non-removable 1821 mAh Battery
  • Internet Usage Time: –
  • Video Playback Time: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: –
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