Apple iPhone SE (2020) in for review

30 April 2020
The A13 remaster of the iPhone 8 is here.

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  • Anonymous

Baby driver, 02 May 2020Can we game on this for around 3 to 4 hrs? Games like pubg n CodYou can play pubg 3 hours continous on snpoth+extreme graphic and 2.5hours on hdr +extreme .The phone is excellent except its small display.

  • Anonymous

VickersG, 03 May 2020Should have mentioned the fact that Apple has underclocked ... moreapple cheat in bechmark a13 is behind sd 845

  • Shaan

Single camera... Disappointed... Looking iphone 7model

  • Fen

VickersG, 03 May 2020Should have mentioned the fact that Apple has underclocked ... moreRemember the price bro!!! Dont compare it to flagship big brand. Hahahaha.

Should have mentioned the fact that Apple has underclocked the A13 to try and help that sad little battery. AnTuTu benchmark iPhone SE (2020) 492166 so well behind the iPhone 11s 517400 and also behind the Galaxy S20 525029.

  • Anonymous

Baby driver, 02 May 2020Can we game on this for around 3 to 4 hrs? Games like pubg n CodNope, maximum 1.5hr gaming.
And its bad coz half the screen gets occupied by on screen controls.
Tiny 4.7 inch screen is a total downer.
If you want good long lasting gaming session, invest in a proper gaming phone like ROG 2.

Anonymous, 30 Apr 2020This phone isn't for people who read this website. This ph... moreYou had me until the last part

  • Baby driver

Can we game on this for around 3 to 4 hrs? Games like pubg n Cod

Refurbished, 30 Apr 2020I was unfamiliar with the acronym, yes. I browse this site ... moreJust have a quick comparison with Sammy's cheaper A71 with "doubled" SOT and better display.
BTW, I'm not an iPhone hater because my daughter loves it very much (she's using an iPhone 11 PRO max) nor am I a Sammy fanboy since I my daily driver is still a Huawei.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 01 May 2020I think you mean iPhone SE, anyways, Realme 6 is a good pho... more"plastic colorful body may not sit well with business users for example"

It's plastic body but way more premium feel and look to it.
Besides most of these business users will put it inside a case like regular folks.

ThatAsianGuy, 01 May 2020There are plenty of better phones like the RealMe 6. The 12... more” There are plenty of better phones like the RealMe 6”

Why are you comparing this huge brick to very compact SE? clearly people who are interested about SE not interested phones like realme 6.

  • Anonymous

ThatAsianGuy, 01 May 2020There are plenty of better phones like the RealMe 6. The 12... moreI think you mean iPhone SE, anyways, Realme 6 is a good phone no question about that but it's rather different than better than the SE, the SE means to be a small and light yet luxurious phone, it has water resistance, wireless charging, OIS camera, computational photography, metal and glass body. Stuff that you find in flagship phones and not in sub $500 phones.

Realme 6 much bigger form factor, increased weigth, plastic colorful body may not sit well with business users for example, sure enough it will be a much better gaming and multimedia device, got the 90Hz 1080p big display and the multiple camera setup.

So iphone SE excels at stuff that appeals at very a different type of user than what most people would want, one should be open minded enough to realize there are very different people in this world - with different needs.

  • IlikeBothOS

GGphone, 30 Apr 2020Why is everyone praising this phone so much? Its an outdate... moreFinally, someone smart enough to comment. Thank you.

  • Anon

Julian M, 30 Apr 2020Exchange rates aside, 399 USD is BEFORE sales taxes, the Eu... moreThere's a $150 price difference between Eu and NA pricing. So $150 is a "slight price difference"?

  • Anon

Kriegsherr, 30 Apr 2020Simply its an iPhone. Optimized and pleasant to use. The be... more$400 is still a lot to pay for a phone with a smooth UI as it's only positive aspect

  • ThatAsianGuy

someguy, 30 Apr 2020I still have an iPhone 7, I'm considering this one for 2 re... moreThere are plenty of better phones like the RealMe 6. The 128GB version is $300 and in my opinion, it outperforms the iPhone 8 in every technological aspect except the CPU. Times have changed now and we can trust the quality of smaller companies other than Huawei, Apple, and Samsung.

Anonymous, 30 Apr 2020This phone isn't for people who read this website. This ph... more"Those sorts of people don't even know what Android is, other than a character on a scifi movie on the TV, and Samsung phones are those cheap plastic phones that get really laggy because that's what they had before their iPhone, and it was terrible."

lol, dude, you're so far off base that it's actually pretty cute. If you go to literally ANY other tech website that isn't filled with Android-babies, you'll see that this phone is getting glowing reviews. Majority of pro-Android websites are singing it's virtues. Plenty of tech-savy or power-users will be purchasing this phone - such as myself (depending on what the iPhone 12 is like).

There are just way too many children on this website who can't determine the value of a phone - they just look purely at specs (that is, until it's the SoC - then it apparently doesn't matter! Fancy that, the A13 in this phone, THE BEST SOC ON THE MARKET BY FAR - then it doesn't matter, apparently).

I actually work in I.T. and deal with Android/iPhones on a daily basis. Anyone in this business I'm in who is worth anything uses an iPhone.

  • Anonymous

The.Chosen-One, 30 Apr 2020Yes it is insulting to provide a recycled phone and 5w char... moreBear in mind that the battery capacity is in line with the older iphones so the small charger will be fine for it.

Secondly, fast charging hurts battery endurance in the medium term. If you don't fast charge it's better for your phone.

Thirdly, YES! apple likes to piss people off, not their customers but those who are not going to buy anyways.

  • someguy

Anonymous, 30 Apr 2020This phone isn't for people who read this website. This ph... moreI still have an iPhone 7, I'm considering this one for 2 reasons, form factor and touch ID. The prices of phones are absurd now...

  • Anonymous

This phone isn't for people who read this website. This phone is for people who bought an iPhone on a 3 year contract 4 or 5 years ago. I see an awful lot of people (who have plenty of money) still using iPhone 5, 6, 6S. Why? The phones still work, so why bother changing it.

So, for J. Public, the iPhone SE is the phone they'll buy when they go in to the phone shop looking to get their 5+ year old iPhone fixed/upgraded, because it's cheap (relatively), and it's an iPhone - so all their stuff is in iCloud/Apple Music, they have an AppleTV, iPad, etc, etc.

Those sorts of people don't even know what Android is, other than a character on a scifi movie on the TV, and Samsung phones are those cheap plastic phones that get really laggy because that's what they had before their iPhone, and it was terrible.