iPhone SE 2020: Critical Review, Pros and Cons, Cheapest iPhone Flagship Ever?

Apple is one of the biggest tech- giants in the world, they are well known for their smartphones. It is an American- Multinational Technology Company. Apple sells consumer electronics such as iPhones, iPad, iPods, Mac (PCs & Laptops), Apple Watch, Apple TV, Airpods. and Home Pods. The Company not only makes Consumer Electronics but also make Computer Softwares and provide Online Services. Apple has finally unveiled its mid-range iPhone SE 2020, which has received many positive reviews and ratings from famous Tech-reviewers.

Apple designs premium flagship devices, so their price tag is always high. When it comes to the iPhone SE lineup, the devices have a considerable price tag. Online services of Apple include iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, iMessage, and iCloud. Other services of the Apple features Apple Store, Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, and Apple Card. Apple features the most famous AI assistant, Siri.

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Specifications of iPhone SE 2020:

The new iPhone SE 2020 has a 4.7″ Retina IPS LCD Display. It has a glass back and an aluminum frame. The device supports NFC technology featuring Apple PAY. It also features IP67 Water and Dust Resistance (up to 1m for 30 mins). The device runs on iOS 13. It is powered by the most powerful Apple A13 Bionic. The device has an Apple GPU (4-core graphics). It comes in three memory variants; 3 GB RAM with an internal storage of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB ROM. When it comes to the camera, it has a single Rear camera featuring 12 MP, f/1.8 Aperture, PDAF, and OIS. It can record 4K videos and take Portrait photos with Lightning effects. The device features a single front camera featuring a 7MP camera together with f/2.2 Aperture. It doesn’t have a traditional 3.5mm Headphone Jack. It has TouchID on the front. The battery of the device is 1821mAh with fast charging of 18W and supports Wireless Charging too. It is available in three colors: Black, White, and Red.


Pros and Cons of SE 2020:

Here is the list of Pros:

  1. The device features Apple A13 Bionic.
  2. Improved Camera featuring Portrait photos with Lightning effects.
  3. It can record 4k videos.
  4. Supports Wireless Charging.
  5. IP 67 Water and Dust Protection.

Here is the list of Cons:

  1. The device features 4.7″ IPS LCD Display.
  2. A very similar form factor of the iPhone 8.
  3. No Headphone Jack.
  4. Very less battery capacity.
  5. It doesn’t support FaceID.


Finally, we can say it is one of the cheapest flagship devices that has been ever made by Apple. People who are interested in buying the device need to check the pros and cons.

As per me, I consider this device as an awesome tech, which has all the flagship specs. The device has received a benchmark score of 4,92,166 on AnTuTu, which is very high when compared to benchmarks of the smartphones at that price point. When it comes to pricing it starts at $399 for the base variant.

Users who are habituated to large displays, cannot feel the device well. It also has a small factor that deteriorates the gaming experience. Unlike other iPhones with A13 chipset, it doesn’t have a FaceID. If these things don’t mind you, one can consider purchasing it.

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