Apple’s next new iPhone the iPhone SE 2020 is now available and priced at Rs. 42,500 and with special offers you can get it for around Rs. 38k. This is a small iPhone featuring a 4.7 inch display but in general how is the performance and where does it stand when compared with iPhone 11 Pro (since both are using the same hardware).
The box packing is typical Apple style inside you will get handset, user manual, apple stickers, SIM ejector pin, cable and charger. Do note inside the box a slow charger of 5W is given though the handset using A13 Bionic chipset supports 18W fast charging and also supports wireless charging.
Build and finishing is too good just like as on other Apple devices. You feel that when you hold the handset in your hand. The size is unique thing about the SE 2020. Many Apple users loved the older smaller iPhone and still love having one with latest tech. Hence the iPhone SE 2020.
The screen is Retina HD of size 4.7” overall the form factor is small, handset is easy to handle, light weight at under 150 grams and one can easily operate with single hand.
There is Touch ID (finger print sensor), well no face unlock. But if you look at the handset design it is the same iPhone 7, same dimensions, everything same.
This iPhone SE 2020 comes with 3GB RAM and 64/128/256 ROM options. Inside the hood it is powered by same A13 Bionic chipset that powers the iPhone 11 Pro.
Do check the antutu score in the video it is pretty impressive. Do note the iPhone SE 2020’s A13 chipset is under clocked yet the score is impressive, imagine if it was not – SE 2020 score would have been better than the iPhone 11 Pro.
But, but, but there could be limitations and more heat-up hence the processor is under clocked.
As for real world performance the iOS 13 worked flawlessly, was as smooth and I also played PUBG, in high quality mode, pretty impressive.
Now the camera
There is a single 12MP camera on the rear and a 7MP on the front. A lot of features in the camera app have been provided do check the video for the same. For now check the samples I have listed below all shot with the iPhone SE 2020 and it can shoot 4K at 60fps.
iPhone 2020 SE camera samples
This is the cheapest iPhone for now but the price is no less than a premium Android smartphone but the performance is also equally impressive.
iPhones are not for everyone, the only thing I did not like is the same iPhone 7 style with touch ID look, kind of as seen on old iPhones, specially when using a iPhone 11 Pro would have been great if the whole screen or major part was used without the touch ID – that would have made it more interesting, probably might have increased the cost too.