iPhone SE 2020
Whether you are new to Apple or you’ve had an iPhone before, the iPhone SE is an excellent entry point into the Apple ecosystem. The new phone is powered by the A13 Bionic chip, which provides the same great user experience as Apple’s iPhone 11 series, including AI Portrait Mode, 18W charging, and jump-in and out camera capability. It is also compatible with 5G, so you can take advantage of Apple’s new mobile network without having to upgrade to a new iPhone.
The iPhone SE comes with 64GB of storage, and can be upgraded to 256GB for an extra $449. Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner works well, and offers haptic feedback. The Touch ID sensor also works for Apple Pay and App Store downloads. The screen is 4.7 inches “Retina HD LCD,” with a resolution of 1334 by 750 pixels. It has a 1400:1 contrast ratio and 625 nits maximum brightness. The iPhone SE also supports Qi wireless charging, which can be used to charge your device up to 50% in thirty minutes.
The iPhone SE offers a f/1.8 lens, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera. The front-facing camera includes True Tone technology to match the ambient lighting in the user’s environment. The camera also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, so you’ll get better-looking photos and videos. The iPhone SE also supports QuickTake video, allowing you to capture quick videos when you’re in the photo mode. Its battery lasts up to 15 hours while you’re watching videos.
The iPhone SE comes with an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. This means that the phone can withstand a 30-minute exposure to up to one meter of water. Apple has also warned that normal wear and tear could decrease the device’s water resistance. It also supports wireless charging, which is handy for quickly charging the device when you’re out and about. The phone also features NFC with reader mode, so you can scan NFC tags without opening up the phone’s app.
The iPhone SE also supports Express Mode with power reserve. This feature lets you use the iPhone SE in place of a transit card on public transportation, so it continues to function even if the battery is dead. The phone’s battery can last up to 10 hours when streaming videos, or it can last up to fifty hours when listening to music. The battery is only one-fifth the size of modern Android devices.
The iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch “Retina HD LCD” display. It has a resolution of 1334 by 750 and an improved brightness of 625 nits. The screen is protected by a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPhone SE also features a wide color gamut, and has a 1400:1 contrast ratio. The screen has multi-touch capabilities, and is also compatible with P3 wide color support. It also comes with True Tone technology, which adjusts the brightness of the display to match the ambient lighting in the user’s surroundings.
The iPhone SE uses optical image stabilization for video up to 30 frames per second. This technology is similar to sensor-shift tech, which turns pixels off to stabilize the image, but it has a slightly different purpose. The SE also supports up to 5x digital zoom. The camera’s f/1.8 lens, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.55-micron pixels are all still good, although the camera isn’t quite as good as the iPhone 8’s. The SE is also able to shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.