A new Apple release always generates a degree of excitement. The buzz around the new iPhone SE 2020 has been no different. With an attractive price, it's predicted to introduce the iPhone brand to lots of new users. Despite its price there's been no compromise on features with Apple throwing everything at this latest release.
If you're looking for a compact, easy to use and affordable iPhone with all the features you'd expect from the brand then this one's for you.
Let's take a look at the iPhone SE 2020 in a little more detail.
The same power as iPhone 11 Pro but a step up from the previous SE
Despite this new release being touted as an entry-level iPhone there's been absolutely no compromise on power. It comes equipped with the same impressive A13 Bionic processor that you'll find in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The A13 is widely regarded as one of the fastest chips on the market and up to 2.4 times faster than the CPU found on the previous SE.
This should mean that you'll be opening up apps much quicker than before and gaming speed and quality will be improved. As the A13 Bionic processor is much more efficient than older chips it means your battery life should be extended.
As you would expect from a phone powered by the A13 Bionic processor the new iPhone SE 2020 comes with an impressive photographic capacity. The advanced phone camera system features a portrait mode that artfully blurs the background putting the focus firmly on the the subject. It even works when you're taking selfies. There's other cool features too. A depth control feature allows you to blur the background as much or as little as you like before or after you've captured the shot. There are six stunning studio quality effects on the Portrait Light feature. Choose from studio light, natural light, contour light, stage light, stage light mono, and high-key light mono and then adjust the intensity to get your desired effect. You'll be taking professional quality portraits in no time at all.
Coming equipped with next generation Smart HDR the camera phone easily recognises faces. It then intelligently adjusts the lighting to ensure that natural looking contours and skin tones are captured. It will also subtly finesse the background detail to ensure your photo looks the best it can.
The 4K video facility means that you'll capture four times more detail than you would with 1080p HP video. The extended dynamic range translates into much greater detail in your video captures. No more detail lost to distance and shadows. Videos also record in stereo ensuring they sound as good as they look. You can quickly jump from photo to video mode too just by holding the shutter. With the iPhone SE you'll always be ready to capture all those unexpected magical moments and in the detail they deserve.
There's a touch recognition ID that means you can securely unlock your iPhone and quickly sign in to apps. Linking up with Apple Pay you can even use it to quickly grab a coffee when you're out and about, pay for a new app or order something online. No more need to find your credit card making payment on the go quick, easy and secure.
The iPhone SE can easily cope with rain and spilled drinks. In fact it's water resistant to an incredible 1 metre for up to 30 minutes. While it's always best not to subject your phone to any kind of liquid mishap the iPhone SE can cope with most that are thrown at it. It has no problem with coffee spillages or stray beer on a night out. Likewise with dust, pollen and other airborne particles. A hard wearing, tough phone that can cope with the realities of a busy life.
Do you like to binge-watch videos or box sets on your phone? If so, iPhone SE won't let you down with enough battery to let you enjoy 13 solid hours of video on a single charge. When it finally does need to be recharged it can be powered back up using a wireless charger. Alternatively, it can hooked up to an 18w fast-charge adapter which should take it from zero to fifty percent charge in just 30 minutes.
There's been an industry push towards bigger and bigger smartphones. While these can have benefits for some users other people find them cumbersome and impractical for their daily lives. The iPhone SE is all about portability and ease of use. The 12cm phone fits comfortably in the your hand and even more more comfortably in your pocket. It's rare to find a compact phone that contains such an impressive amount of processing power as the iPhone SE.
You can enjoy much faster download speeds courtesy of Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE Advanced whether you're on Wi-Fi or mobile networks.
The iPhone SE keeps the colour scheme classic and simple. There's black, white and vibrant red to choose from.
The iPhone SE is packed with great features. True Tone adjusts the white balance on the display to make images a little easier on the eye. Augmented Reality runs the smartest AR apps allowing you to measure real world objects and map constellations over stars. Audio Sharing allows you to pair two pairs of AirPods or Beats headphones to your iPhone and share your favourite music or podcasts. The Dual SIM feature allows you to have two separate numbers for the same phone making it easier to keep your professional and personal lives apart. Haptic Touch creates the feeling of pressing a physical button by making a slight vibration when you press and hold an icon.
A fantastic compact, entry-level iPhone.