$400 iPhone SE Review – worth buying?

by birtanpublished on November 23, 2020

This is the iPhone SC a brand new iPhone geared towards budget buyers and those not quite ready for the more modern design it has a home button and thick bezels but the same processor as the $1100 iPhone 11 pro max it also only costs $400 hey how's it going i'm josh from 91 sec and today we're taking a look at the $400 iphone SE is it worth buying to get the answer out of the way yes the iPhone se is a hundred percent worth buying that being said it might not be the iPhone for you this is the cheapest iPhone Apple's selling it with that

There are going to be some concessions it has a small 4.7 inch display that retains the home button the camera is from the iPhone 8 but a bit better in terms of quality thanks to the a13 chipset this is a small phone and with that comes not amazing battery life but then it is also $400 plus it can take portrait mode photos which is impressive this phone is the iPhone 8 but with a much better chipset and moderately better camera that's all there really is to it if you're considering getting an iPhone eeap's the SE is now the phone to buy if you're coming from an iPhone 6

Success or 7 the iPhone se is the obvious next step if you have an iPhone 8 right now the iPhone se is an upgrade but I will say that it's not that much better besides being more future proof and adding portrait mode to the camera I think this phone is a spectacular move on Apple's part and is absolutely worth picking out if you disagree with me do you think 400 bucks is just too much for that old design well to be honest your opinion doesn't really matter in this case think about it most people in the market for this phone isn't going to know the difference between this and the

IPhone 11 Pro in terms of the design in fact a lot of them probably would prefer to keep the home button and then if you're that person you know looking at Best Buy or wherever for a phone and you see this one for $400 and it has the Apple logo on it you're probably going to be interested this of course is just all my opinion and I might be completely off-base but I do think this thing is gonna sell like hotcakes I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up I was selling the iPhone 11 Pro but perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself here so let's take a step back and look at the design

Of the iPhone se it has an aluminum frame and glass body it's basically identical to the iPhone each but with the Apple logo centered we have three color options White's black and red what stands out about the white is that the front of the phone is black which means for the first time since the iPhone 3GS we have black bezels on a phone with a white back at least when it comes to iPhones with the home button I think it looks great but I couldn't help but get this red color and so far no regrets it's gorgeous and really really stands out from the crowd and so to speak of

Course there are two crowds around right now the front of the phone is very familiar with thick black vessels and a home button with touch ID touch ID is amazingly fast and I actually forgot how great it really was until I started using the iPhone se well for the moment I do prefer face ID there are some real advantages here you can unlock your phone without even looking at it so by the time you do look at it you're already in really handy at the desk there are some drawbacks to touch ID as well though if your hands are wet or greasy you're gonna have some trouble

And if you're wearing gloves you're out of luck but for the most part touch ID is pretty awesome and does have some advantages over a phase ID the display here's 4.7 inches and has a resolution of 750 by 1334 and pixel density of 326 pixels per inch it's also LCD which isn't as nice as the OLED found in the iPhone 10 10 s and 11 Pro but the quality of this screen is practically identical to the 10 R and 11 just smaller this is a small phone the smallest Apple selling right now and for some that size is going to be the biggest problem if you're coming from a

Plus size iPhone such as I don't know the six plus this is going to be an adjustment and honestly I'd recommend you go to the iPhone 10 R or 11 instead the 10 R comes in at $600 and has a 6.1 inch display well not actually being physically a whole lot bigger thanks to these small bezels the 11pro max is 6.5 inches but then of course you're going up to $1,100 if you don't like the newer design you could wait till the end of the year to see if Apple releases an iPhone se Plus which has been rumored but of course no guarantees that happens and if it doesn't then I'd go with the

IPhone 10 R if the se+ does happen though it'll likely slot in at $500 how you like the size of this phone comes down to personal preference so for me while I like how comfortable it is to use it one-handed it just feels too small but of course I was using the 11pro Maxx so that's expected another issue with these small sizes battery life the iPhone se has been OK for me but keep in mind I'm not using it as much as a real user would I think for now it's gonna last most people today assuming you're not doing a lot of streaming but in a year or two with a

Small battery you might start to have some problems we do have both wireless charging and fast charging although no fast charger comes in the box that said because the battery is pretty small the 5 watt adapter actually does an adequate job unfortunately we don't have 3d touch anymore so it's officially gone from the iPhone epic touch or in other words long pressing is okay but I do really miss 3d touch it was just so satisfying to use let's talk about the camera according to I fix it the 12 megapixel sensor we find here is the exact same one as in the

IPhone 8 however thanks to the better chipset we should be getting better photos and we have more options like portrait mode portrait mode can be a bit hit and miss but for me it's done a pretty good job especially for a $400 phone because it is software only it can have some trouble with depth but the actual cutting out of the subject seems pretty spot-on for the most part as for normal photos I'm liking what I've been seeing with the SE the iPhone 8 didn't have a bad camera but I do think this is better most shots are turning out crisp and natural-looking it's not as good as

The 11pro or anything but I think for the vast majority of people that be in the market for a $400 iPhone this will be more than good enough for the foreseeable future we can also film in 4k at 60fps and that looks great this is 30fps but still we do have 60fps if we want to use it this is probably better than most Android flagships iPhones are just way better when it comes to video and so the SC is no exception the selfie camera is 7 megapixels and can take portrait mode selfies now despite no face ID that means this photo is done completely with software and honestly

It's pretty good color me impressed when it comes to this phones cameras particularly with the portrait mode features considering this is all coming in a $400 iphone it's certainly nothing to scoff at so while the camera isn't holding its back what's really pushing this phone forward is the internal hardware we're looking at Apple's a 13 chipset which right now is the best they've ever made as well as 3 gigabytes of RAM this means better performance than the iPhone 10 are technically although I doubt you'd see any difference in day-to-day usage still

Though it's amazing that this $400 phone is pretty much just as fast as my $1100 iPhone when it comes down to it the iPhone se isn't going to be for everyone the value is here but a lot of the features you might want may not be it's the older design we've been seeing more or less since 2014 the camera is good but not great it's got an LCD display but for those who aren't picky and just need an iPhone this is absolutely the one to go for it is really hard to argue with $400 I think that's what it really comes down to if you're thinking the iPhone se is for you I'd strongly

Recommend you go for it the only exception I think is if you currently have a bigger phone and if you do it probably be a good idea to go to the 10r or 11:00 again there are rumors of an iPhone se plus potentially coming out later this year and so if you're really attached to the home button design I'd wait to see what happens honestly I don't think there's a whole lot else to say this phone is basically just an upgraded iPhone 8 and that's okay I think it really works here I actually think Apple has the perfect iPhone lineup right now you've got your

High-end in the United Pro for a thousand bucks you've got your iPhone 11 and iPhone 10 are at the mid range for 600 and 700 bucks and then you have the iPhone se at $400 for those looking for a cheaper option now I would like a $500 phone and the iPhone SC plus would slot perfectly in there if they do end up making it but we'll have to wait and see what happens there so what do you think about the iPhone se are you thinking about getting one let me know in the comments down below if you found this video interesting or helpful me hit that like button and consider subscribing for

More content just like this you can follow me over on Twitter and Instagram and 91 underscore tech if you'd like to for some reason and with that all being said thank you so much for watching i'm josh from ninety one tech and i will see you all next time

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