Buying the New iPhone SE: Everything You Need to Know

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Image : Apple – Apple can’t build an omelet without eggs. Apple announced a slew of new goods and processors during its huge “Peek Performance” event last night. C’est le case for the third-generation iPhone SE, which offered users a basic iPhone experience at a low cost What is better? For starters, the phone. It’s excellent, but not perfect.

Let’s start by defining the 2022 Apple iPhone SE. It’s been positioned as a cheaper, but not inferior, alternative to the costlier flagship models since the original SE debuted in 2016. In spite of its older technology and absence of widescreen lenses, a SE offers most recent iPhone software features. However, many consumers choose to save money over some inconvenience.

With the A15 Bionic technology included in the iPhone 13 series, Apple has updated the SE for 2019. The SE is speedy and durable thanks to these two big upgrades. But, before you buy, consider what Apple has sacrificed to make the SE 3 the cheapest iPhone available.

The SE is a 2017 design

Suffice to say, although the SE 3 has some nice features, the overall design isn’t worth bragging Appearance-wise, it’s almost same to the 2020 iPhone SE, which itself was virtually identical to the 2017 iPhone 8. To tell which phone is from this decade, you’d have to line them up.

Not everyone will be turned off by the “outdated” look, however. Honestly, I like it: the big top and bottom bezels, the Home button, and Touch ID’s usefulness.

It costs a bit more—but not much

That’s right: The SE, which was previously priced at $399, now costs more than ever before. The price of this “budget” iPhone has gone up to $429. With its robust feature set and future-proof CPU, the phone is still a good value for the money, but the pricing is more than the $399 starting point.

Better but not the finest camera out there

With the A13 Bionic chip, the 2020 SE has a camera that resembled the iPhone 8’s. It had an excellent camera, but it couldn’t compete with the iPhone 12 series that year.

The new SE’s back camera has been upgraded, with new capabilities including Smart HDR 4 and photography styles added to it. SE 3 images will undoubtedly have an edge over those shot with the SE 2 because of the A15’s software improvements.

There is, however, still just one camera on this smartphone, and it doesn’t give the same level of accuracy as an iPhone 13. The front camera hasn’t changed, so selfies will appear exactly the same as they did two years ago. So, no 4K video or portrait selfies for you. Sigh.

All of this would be tolerable if there was a Night mode. What happened to Night mode on the SE? It’s powered by an A15 processor, and its camera hardware is more than enough. Why not include Night Mode in a future software update, as I doubt anybody would spend almost $300 extra for an iPhone 13 only to use it in Night mode? In your heart, you know that you should.

However, even the SE isn’t the most durable iPhone to date

When it comes to its iPhones, Apple is always bragging about how “strong” they are with each new model. Ceramic Shield, the “toughest glass in a smartphone,” has made the glass on the most expensive smartphones even more resistant. As a result, the SE is more vulnerable to fractures and breaking since Apple decided not to add this glass technology.

Aside from that, it’s dust and water-resistant, with an IP67 rating. IP67 This is a good start, but it doesn’t compare to the IP68 rating given by the more expensive models, which are more resistant to water and other liquids. Even while you shouldn’t actually put any iPhone in water, it’s especially important to avoid drowning your new SE.

Standard storage is limited to 64GB

In a world where 16 GB of storage was standard on the iPhone, I’m glad. Nevertheless, in 2022, 64GB will be inadequate. 128 GB of internal storage is included on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. There is no doubt that the SE is a “cheaper” iPhone. However, given that you’re locked with the capacity you purchase for the life of the iPhone, it would be wonderful to have additional storage options available at the basic model.

MagSafe not being supported

MagSafe is a wonderful piece of technology that lets you attach chargers and other devices to the back of your iPhone via magnets. Unfortunately, the new SE doesn’t support MagSafe, thus your attachments won’t be able to cling to the device (on their own, anyway). While a MagSafe charger may be used to charge the SE, its functionality will be limited to that of a conventional wireless charger.

The battery life isn’t going to be recognized any time soon

There were a few concerns about the 2020 SE’s battery life, which was one of the most serious ones. It wasn’t the most practical battery experience out there with 13 hours of video (eight if that video was streamed), and 40 hours of music playing.

Those specifications have been raised to 15, 10, and 50 hours, respectively, by Apple for the 2017 model year. However, the battery’s runtime is still shorter than that of the iPhone 13, which has a runtime of 17, 13, and 55 hours.

Even with the new SE model, the new iPhone is still well worth the price increase

While the iPhone SE has certain flaws, it’s still a great price. For $429, you can receive the newest and finest A15 Bionic CPU from Apple, as well as 5G connectivity and a capable back camera.

Many of us are unable to let go of the glimmering promise of OLED screens, Face ID, and more powerful front and back cameras. Many folks don’t care about these features, and this iPhone performs exactly what they need it to accomplish. Even though I seek the newest and best technology, if my current iPhone died today, the SE would be my first choice.