Apple iPhone SE 2020 After 2 Months: I Regret Switching!

by birtanpublished on August 4, 2020

I've been using this iPhone SC 2020 is my primary phone since it launched about two months ago then I thought it would be the best way to get a feel of what a $400 iPhone feels like versus the $1100 iPhone 11 pro max that I was using prior to this I want to talk about all of the

Things that impressed me about the iPhone se and one major downfall that made me regret the switch and why I'm so glad to be back on this let's get right into it okay so the biggest thing that I had to get used to is the size of the

Phone and the size of the display it's refreshing in a way because it's so much lighter and more compact in your pocket but I find the screen to be a little too small for my liking now if you come in from an iPhone 8 this is exactly what

You're used to and after I used it for a couple of days I got used to it but this thick forehead and chin combo is really showing its age but definitely gets the job done even after two months I still find it harder to type since I'm so used

To a bigger display but it's easier to use with one hand so it depends how you look at it when you're indoors the display is perfectly fine but viewing in bright sunlight is a bit of an issue the more expensive iPhones definitely have a

Brighter screen the dual speakers are surprisingly good and get nice and loud but at the maximum volume it does get a little bit tinny but besides that it's really solid going back to the fingerprint scanner for me wasn't that

Bad actually it's still relatively quick once you get used to it but it did make me appreciate how good face ideas it's actually a lot quicker in most instances and it's more intuitive but I have to admit it's so

Much easier with touch ID when wearing a mask I really didn't appreciate this until all this madness happened what's great is I didn't find my daily experience to be much different and that largely has to do with the power that's

Inside of the iPhone se this has the same 813 processor that is in the more expensive iPhone so I found the performance to be very good day to day I do have to say I think it's a little bit snappier on the iPhone 11 Pro I did

Experience a few hiccups here and there and a little bit of stuttering on the iPhone se and I think that has to do maybe with the limited amount of RAM but for the most part nothing changed I was still able to use Apple pay which I'm

Doing a lot more of these days and the smaller size iPhone as made me really appreciate the classic cases like the slim Armour CS from the channel sponsor spigen I love using this convenient card holder built into the

Case so I don't have to worry about bringing my wallet with me most of the time this type of case would add a little too much bulk for me but this is not the case at all I found myself using this combo a lot especially when

Exercising or going for a bike ride it just made me fall in love with the case all over again and the red color just complements the product red so well but you know me my go-to for almost every phone is the ultra hybrid because I love

Clear cases especially when they show off such a stunning color it adds the right amount of grip and gives me the protection I need with the four to five corners in a nice lip around the screen and thankfully I have not dropped this

Phone into two months that I've used it that's a record because usually I drop it within the first two weeks almost every time so I'm really happy about that the most exciting part is the perfect match for my air Potts Pro yes

There is an ultra hybrid for these now I was super stoked to see these released this is a beautiful pairing let me know what you think about this combo if you're interested in picking these up for your iPhone se I will leave a link

Down below for you right now I'm using the Neo Hybrid this was my go-to case back in the day I don't know if you remember the ones a while ago with the metal frames those were my absolute favorites I love the texture clash with

The grip but the smooth corners this red pops I really dig it so follow me on social and I'll let you know how these cases hold up over time but so far so good when you look at the big picture the

IPhone se looks too good to be true you get the same power inside as the bigger and more expensive phone great build quality with nice materials like you would expect on an Apple device ip68 water resistance a solid camera on the

Back with the best 4k video on the market that is a lot for a $400 phone so what are you really sacrificing when you're using the cheaper iPhone so let's talk about the things that I miss the most about going from the best that

Apple has to offer to the best value that they have I have to admit I missed having the extra lenses on the back especially the wide-angle sometimes I just wanted that wider field of view or I wanted that extra reach with the 2x

And I really found myself missing it the digital zoom just isn't great but I guess that if you're used to just one camera then you'll never know what you're missing because you never had those cameras so I guess this complaint

Is moot I am going to say that there's only one camera on the back but it's a damn good one and I think most people will be very happy with it the images are full of dynamic range with Smart HDR you even

Get portrait mode with just one lens even though it's limited to just people but at least you get that option and you get pretty much the best 4k video that you get on a smartphone still with up to 4k 60 frames per second which is great

But you do lose that extended dynamic range where on the more expensive iPhones they have that but I'm betting a lot of you will not care in this price point if you're wondering how the latest SC compares to the iPhone 8 in photos I

Did a full camera comparison between the two so make sure you watch that it really shows how much the processor and image processing makes a difference since the camera is basically the same hardware as the iPhone 8 the low-light

Though suffers because it doesn't have a built-in night mode I really wish that Apple would have included this but overall for a budget iPhone camera it delivers above the quality that you would expect so the camera is solid so I

Said in the beginning of the video that there was one major downfall with my experience and that unfortunately his battery life this phone regardless of optimization has a small 1821 million power battery because of the small size

I no battery life is subjective and everyone uses their phone differently but here is my breakdown of my experience with the battery with the iPhone se in the last two months I wirelessly charged every night which was

Super convenient got to give credit for that being in there for a budget phone if I use the phone moderately I could make it through the entire day phone would die around 8 or 9 pm and I think a lot of that has to do with the screen

Brightness most of the time I had to keep this phone on 100% brightness for me to enjoy it I did some tests where I lowered the screen brightness to 50% and while that wasn't a great experience I did get much better battery life where I

Struggled it was on days where I was on social media more because I released a video or using that camera more that day because I went out with the family in these cases the phone would die around 3 or 4 pm and since

I'm a heavy user this really affected my experience so I ended up topping up a lot of times during the day where I was really conscious on what my battery life was like before I left the house where with my iPhone 11 pro max I didn't have

To and some days it was just really frustrating to be fair this is not really a good comparison because the iPhone se is so much cheaper than the iPhone 11 pro max but even other Android phones within this $400 price point have

Better battery life so if you're going to buy this phone just make sure you carry around a battery pack with you hey it might not be a big deal for some because you're used to doing this on your current phone but for me ultimately

This is what made me regret switching to the iPhone se even though I had to for the two months I was dedicated to sticking to this phone but it was a really big deal for me so I want to know is battery life a deal-breaker or do all

Of the other awesome features make up for the lack of battery life let me know in a comment section below I'm really curious so in the end the iPhone se 2020 is literally the best value Apple has period and yes you have an older rehash

Design and it does look outdated for smart phones today but the core stuff for the most part outside of the battery life is met with a fantastic camera that creates great photos that has the best 4k video on the market and the fact that

You will get software updates probably for the next three to four years or even beyond it's crazy especially with the newly announced iOS 14 this phone will even get all of those features the appeal of this phone is real this is

Perfect for your kids first phone this is also a great budget option for the entire family or this is a perfect smart phone for a person that doesn't want all the bells and whistles but just wants their phone to work well so let me know

Do you have an iPhone se and what is your experience like and has it been similar to mine or is it totally different let me know in the comment section below if you are picking up an iPhone se that makes you check out the

Hot speaking products I will leave a link to them down below you will not regret it and also pick up a battery pack and I will see you guys in the next one thanks for watching

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