Apple iPhone SE 2020

Apple iPhone SE 2020: Apple is not very popular for releasing cheap mid-range smartphones. But when they do, their mid-range phone comes with basic/advance features found in their flagship smartphones. The newly released Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Apple iPhone SE 2) is a typical example.

The Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Apple iPhone SE 2) is the new mid-range smartphone from Apple. It is arguably one among the cheapest fastest phones in 2020. It comes with same processor used in the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max released in 2019.

Well, we can’t expect this phone to be all we need it to be. But, for its Android counterparts, this phone seems to be ahead in some areas. Detailed comparisons between this phone and some Android Phones in its category will make things clear. So stay tune to get all those comparison posts coming up.

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That been said. Lets talk about this new cheap phone from Apple. What are the features to look out for and what are the initial disappointments. We’ll start from the Build and display of the phone.

Specifications of the Apple iPhone SE 2020

Build and Display

The phone comes with Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame. Its screen size is Retina IPS LCD display type. It still has the big bezer with a screen resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density) with a Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating protector.

It seems it will still take a while for Apple to start using small bezers, punch hole or even the pop up cameras. Well, considering that the phone houses many sensors, we can understand why the big bezers. This design does look old when compared with Android designs though.

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Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

Apple decided to power this new smartphone with the recent Apple SOC. The phone uses the Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) which is arguably the fastest SOC in the world. It also uses the Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) CPU and Apple GPU (4-core graphics) GPU for image and games processing.

So far, the phone comes in three variants; 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage, 3GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage and 3GB RAM and 256GB Internal Storage. There is no space for external storage via microSD card which means you have make use of the Internal Storage.

Camera

Apple is still at the top in the camera game. But, things are heating up as Huawei and Samsung are bringing more powerful camera sensors.

The Phone comes with a single 12MP camera at the back. It’s features include HDR, PDAF, OIS and gyro-EIS in video mode. An secondary camera would have been nice but the 12MP should be able to get you good photos. This camera can shoot 4K videos.

Upfront, the phone comes with a 7 megapixel selfie camera. The front camera can not shoot 4K video but has gyro-EIS feature enabled.

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Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box iOS 13 which is really good. This phone is powered by a non removable 1821mAh battery with 18W fast charge with wireless charge enabled. Charging the phone should not be much of a problem. We put together the full specifications of the Apple iPhone SE 2020 in the table below.

Apple iPhone SE 2020 Specifications

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTEYes
Download SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

BODY

Dimensions138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
Weight148 g (5.22 oz)
BuildGlass front, glass back, aluminum frame
SIMNano-SIM and/or eSIM
IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

DISPLAY

TypeRetina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
ProtectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
True-tone
625 nits max brightness (advertised)

PLATFORM

OS (Operating System)iOS 13
Chipset (Processor)Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
CPU DetailsHexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)

MEMORY

Card Slot (SD Card)No
Internal Storage64GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 256GB 3GB RAM
NVMe

CAMERA

Triple Lenses12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR
Video[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps,
HDR, OIS, stereo sound rec.

SELFIE CAMERA

Single Camera7 MP, f/2.2
FeaturesFace detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]; gyro-EIS

SOUND

LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm JackNo

CONNECTIVITY

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes
RadioNo
USB2.0, proprietary reversible connector

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY CAPACITY

BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 1821 mAh battery (6.96 Wh)
ChargingFast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Qi wireless charging

OTHER INFORMATION

ColorsBlack, White, Red
PriceAbout $400, N144,000

This new Apple phone is good i many ways but also fall short in some ways. The battery capacity is quite low but Apple SOC have good power management which should help improve the battery life.

The price of the Apple iPhone SE 2020 is About $400, N144,000 Naira. This phone is expected to be available for purchase soon.

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