iPhone SE History

The original iPhone SE was first released on March 31, 2016, and looked more like iPhone 5S. Besides, it had a higher battery capacity, a 12-megapixel camera that could record videos of up to 4k quality, upgraded internal hardware, and among other superior features, an Apple A9 chip system. Apple phone buyers had just begun falling in love with iPhone SE when Apple discontinued the version on September 12, 2018.

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iPhone SE 2020 What’s new?

However, Apple SE lovers have a reason to smile again after the second generation of iPhone SE was recently announced on April 15, 2020. It will go for $399, which is a step towards making Apple phones affordable. But if it helps, this is not the first time Apple has made such an attempt. The first was with the iPhone 5c in 2013. Most people agree that with all that’s happening across the world economically, this might be a good move. In any case, the new iPhone SE seems rather pleasant to use and is pocket friendly.

How does Apple’s image stand to benefit from the new iPhone SE 2020?

At a time when we are only separated from real isolation by the ability to communicate through our hand devices, no one had dare judge Apple for producing an affordable product for its users that serves it well in the following ways

  • More people across the world are bound to spend money on a cheaper, superior Apple phone.
  • The Apple brand is one of the brands of the most prestigious product; hence new buyers mean new customer loyalties.
  • The new affordable iPhone SE will soar Apple’s sales even higher irrespective of the tough economic times.

The Pros and Cons of iPhone SE 2020

Latest A13 bionic chip Old Design same as iPhone 8
Dual Sim Support (E Sim)Big chunky Bezels
Stereo Speaker No 3D touch Display
Wi-Fi 6 Support No Night mode Support
Wireless charging capability Low battery size
Support 18 Watt fast charging 5-watt charger in the box

Price & Release Date

Most people have been pre-ordering the iPhone SE 2020 even before it hit the market on Friday of April 24, 2020. And well, who can blame customers for wanting to get their hands on value for low money cost Apple iPhone? You guessed right, no one! In any case, it feels like the Apple market revolution everyone has been waiting for.

The iPhone SE’s price was set to start at $399 or £419. This drives at the fact that the phone’s pricing will be regulated across all Apple’s global markets. Also, it is expected that the Apple phone will do remarkably well in all of its markets, mainly because it comes with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage capacities.

The price difference of iPhone 8 and iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE starting at just $399 for 64 GB variant, and if you want 128 GB storage variant, so you have to pay $449, which is the exact same amount you have to pay for 64 GB variant for iPhone 8.

Which is better iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2020?

Both come with the same Body design and almost identical design and camera hardware, but iPhone SE 2020 has some significant improvements in performance due to the new A13 Bionic chipset, and it has some camera improvements features, and it has wireless charging features available.

Which is better iPhone XR or iPhone SE 2020  ?

Price point of view iPhone SE 2020 is far batter than iPhone XR, but in the design department, iPhone SE 2020 is lagging in the game. Still, the A 13 bionic chip plays a measure role in SE 2020 performance, so A due to A13 bionic chipset iPhone SE leads the game, and both phones have almost identical camera performance.


The SE camera is one of the rarest Apple technological additions with portrait modes and lighting. It’s a wide-angle camera that has an up to 28mm focal length coverage compared to the usual 26mm. Also, when it comes to sharpness, coloration, and photodynamic, it is nothing compared to the original SE iPhone version. However, the SE is not suitable for those who use their phones as their primary camera.

This is because the phone has no night mode due to a lack of optical stabilization in its rear camera, unlike iPhone 11 pro. However, for those into video recordings, it might interest you to know that it’s 4K videos are available in up to 60 frames per second with other options, including 1080p and 720p with 24 and 30 frames, respectively.

Which Phone  Camera is  batter  iPhone 8 and iPhone SE 2020

iPhone 8 and iPhone SE both have a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 7-megapixel selfie shooter; both have the same apertures (f/1.8 and f/2.2 ). iPhone SE has some hidden extras features in-camera department over the iPhone 8 like Portrait Mode and Depth Control, Smart HDR, to improve highlights and shadows & Red-eye correction Quicktake feature for quickly record video without tapping out of Photo mode. in iPhone SE front-facing camera has Portrait mode and cinematic video stabilization up to 1080p.

iPhone SE also has some video improvement like 3X digital Zoom & Extended dynamic range for 30fps, cinematic video stabilization for 4K video, but iPhone 8 has only 2X zoom option with 1080video recoding option

Apple’s Bionic Chip-set

The iPhone SE 2020 has an A13 Bionic chipset that is an upgrade from iPhone 8 to run the show. Therefore, the phone can rival out iPhone 11. This is because it is faster when it comes to flipping in between apps, photo editing, video recording, and ultimately the camera is superb.

Well, strategic or not, Apple seems to have put its best foot forward in terms of the phone’s performance features and priced it affordably to suit today’s economic regression market crisis. It is even legit to say that the iPhone SE has somehow matched iPhone 11 pro max in terms of video compression speeds. However, the two or three seconds delay taken to process images by the iPhone SE is a huge turn-off.

How fast iPhone SE 2020  than iPhone 8 ?

iPhone SE 2020 running in Apple’s latest A13 bionic ( 2 x 2.65GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz cores ) 7nm technology Chipset, on the other hand, iPhone 8 is running on A11 bionic (2 x 2.53 & 4 x 1.42GHz ) 10 nm technology chipset, A13 bionic is 16.39% faster in CUP Speed than A11 bionic.

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Display and Design

iPhone SE shares the same screen display design as iPhone 8, 2017. We can only assume that Apple decided to use cheaper hardware to maintain the phone’s affordability. It can be assumed that Apple did not put in lots of funds in the iPhone SE’s manufacturing process.

The chunky bezels used on the phone’s 4.7-inch screen have been used on Apple phones before. Unfortunately, the more Apple advanced its phones, the more the bezels continued to disappear. This has left most Apple phones weighing a lot more due to premium aluminum insides.

iPhone se 2020 front and back

Therefore, this new lightweight development is hope that Apple has decided to take weight into consideration during its phone manufacturing process. Anyone who has owned an iPhone 11 pro will quickly tell the difference. Still, unfortunately, those upgrading from the first iPhone SE will have little to no difference in terms of comparison.

There is a wave of familiarity swept around the new iPhone SE 2020. Basically, it carries most of its features from the iPhone 8. Therefore, for those individuals who have little to no interest in technological advancements, choosing to stay within the walls of familiarity, the iPhone SE couldn’t be a better choice.

The original iPhone SE with a 4-inch screen and home button that you could actually click is less useful for today’s use. This is especially considering the so many valuable apps requiring extra display on the Apple store today. Therefore, the 4.7 inch LCD screen with a button that only imitates clicks through vibration is ultimately the best choice for the phone market today.

Well, it seems like the 3.5mm headphone jack is gone and forgotten. No handsets are being launched in the present day with the port. And if it is any comfort to those using phones from some time back, you could always go for the wireless earbuds. These use a lightening connect the 3.5mmheadphone jack successfully wholly.

The OLED, the iPhone SE 2020, is not the fanciest. But given the target buyers are minimalist, they should be Apple to appreciate its features. The only nagging downer about the phone everyone would rather do not exist is the brightness of the display. But you know how it goes, a brighter screen means shorter battery life and the latter is also true.

Difference between iPhone XR and iPhone SE 2020 

The iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch LCD Retina HD screen w 1,334 x 750 resolution Apple iPhone XR has a better resolution of 828 x 1792 than Apple iPhone SE 2020, which has a resolution of 1334 x 750. Both have the same amount of internal memory and 3GB RAM

Apple iPhone XR has a better screen to body ratio of ~ 79% than Apple iPhone SE 2020s ~ 65.4%. Apple iPhone SE 2020 has a 16:9 aspect ratio, whereas Apple iPhone XR has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. In terms of display resolution,


Although Apple prefers to withhold the battery size until the iPhone hits the market. There have been lots of speculations on whether they will adopt something in between the iPhone 8 and the original iPhone. In case this happens, the phone’s battery will only be suitable for a day’s use. This means that you might always have to have your charger close. The only positive thing out of the whole situation is that the phone can support cable-less charging.

IOS 13.4 is an excellent power manager when it comes to consumption. Ultimately bringing some logic into Apple’s assumption that the iPhone SE’s battery life is the same as that of iPhone 8. And if so, then the phone’s battery life is only less 2 to 4 hours than iPhone 11.

The iPhone SE feels more like a missed chance for Apple to build on the original iPhone SE features. In fact, what is in the market as the new iPhone SE 2020 is more of a throwback version of the SE iPhone version. Only that it possesses more superior qualities that liken it to both iPhones 11 pro and 8.

There are only two ways of caring the battery life issues. Grab yourself a wireless charger you can use to charge on your car during emergencies. Alternatively, get yourself a faster, efficient charger of about 18W, preferably the iPhone 11 Pro, which you can obtain for $29 extra.


The Apple SE belongs to the same Gigabit-class LTE with LTE LAA and MIMO, as well as bandwidth with all the other Apple phone versions. It supports dual Sim with selected carriers in different countries. Also, it supports Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 6, GPS, and NFC.


Buy the iPhone SE only if you are looking for an iPhone that will give you great value for less money. You can use the phone for over five years in its maximum performance with no hitches whatsoever plus its light to carry around. However, if you are looking for the superb iPhone quality sort of photos, you had better pass the phone for an iPhone 11. Also, it has a shorter battery life and lacks screen sharpness, which limits its suitability for use on the go.

Depending on what qualities an interested buyer is looking for in an Apple phone, we can only trust that they will make a choice favorable to their pocket as well as in terms of usability.