After so many rumors and waiting, Apple’s new budget iPhone SE for 2020 is here at last. The iPhone SE looks very familiar to anyone who has purchased an iPhone in 2016 or 2017 but its performance is better than the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.
Display size and resolution 4.7inches, 1334×750
Processor A13 Bionic
Rear Camera 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture
Front Camera 7-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
Storage 64GB, 128GB or 256GB
Biometric authentication Touch ID home button
Durability IP67 water and dust resistance (1 meter up to 30 minutes)
The iPhone SE (2020) starts at £419 in the UK and $399 in the US.
iPhone SE (2020, 64GB): £419/$399
iPhone SE (2020, 128GB): £469/$449
iPhone SE (2020, 256GB): £569/$549
The iPhone SE for 2020 takes its design cues from the iPhone 8. The biggest differences are in the iPhone SE’s color choices and the positioning of the Apple logo on the back of the device. There’s only a single camera lens on the rear, and it keeps the Home button – so Touch ID is the order of the day rather than Face ID. At a time when smartphones have become increasingly large and at times unwieldy, the iPhone SE is refreshingly simple. It feels much easier to manage with one hand, and legacy iPhone owners also won’t have to worry about learning new swipe gestures to replace the home button.
The A13 Bionic chip is in the iPhone SE 2020 which is state of the art in Apple Land and matches the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. The iPhone SE (2020) has 3GB of RAM. (Apple doesn’t announce RAM for its phones, but this figure was quickly discovered via early teardowns.) It’s not as fast as the other A13 iPhones (in multicore performance, at any rate), but given its lower RAM count, we wouldn’t expect that. The iPhone SE’s camera system is similar to that of the iPhone XR; it has a single 12-megapixel camera and a 7-megapixel selfie camera. The iPhone SE takes crisp, colorful photos that in some cases looked superior to those taken with the iPhone 8 and in others seemed about the same.