iPhone SE (2020): Pros & Cons!

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

Hey guys what is going on my name is jen and this is the new 2020 iphone se i got this weight on my shoulders but can this phone live up to the legacy of the original let's find out of course included in the box is your standard assortment of literature the phone itself a pair of earpods with a lightning connector and of course everyone's favorite slow charger as it turns out the rumors for this

Device were very much true it takes that sleek iphone 8 design and combines it with the heart and soul of the original iphone se i'm super excited for this phone to finally be out however i would argue that it doesn't have the equivalent feature sets that the original had when compared to current gen flagships we've also lost a few things like the sc logo on the back of the iphone the headphone jack and of course that iconic square edge design i do kind of wish they kept it but i don't know what do you guys think

First let's talk about that display this is a 4.7 inch lcd display it is a little bit bigger and brighter than the original ses display but for all intensive purposes is the iphone 8's front panel of course the common benefit of this older display is that it has touch id this is the second generation touch id fingerprint sensor and i know for many people out there this is a big deal because you know touch id is sometimes just more convenient than face id like he was sitting on a table

All it takes is one press of the home button and you can get in see your messages maybe reply to them even of course with face id you have to point the phone straight at your face or point your face straight at the phone you can't really do either when wearing a mask and just like the previous iphone se this device is much easier to hold and use in one hand and reach all corners of the display than some of the newer iphones so if you have smaller hands like myself

You might want to consider using this device however i don't exactly consider this a tiny phone remember this was the quote unquote large design that the original sc claimed to stray away from but it is relatively compact and if you wanted to add a big case to it you can totally do that without making it huge even though it gets the same brightness as the iphone 10r and 11 i do wish it can get a little bit brighter just because it's hard to see in bright environments now the iphone se also

Still does not have 3d touch it has been removed since the iphone 8 but this is nothing new to the original sc owners it does have haptic touch as like a replacement however there is a gesture to swipe back to the previous app that you can no longer do that you used to be able to do on the iphone 8. so if you care about that do keep it in mind when it comes to performance this phone is no slouch it is five generations ahead

From the original iphone se it's running the a13 chip the exact same chip as the iphone 11 only difference is one gigabyte of ram and as we saw in the chip contest video the a13 is so fast it's not even funny even when it comes to graphics processing this thing is on par within the margin of error with the iphone 11. the iphone sc now supports fast charging which means you can get 50 percent of juice in only 30 minutes if you have a compatible charger it also

Now supports wireless charging as well and that leads us into the biggest issue with this device and that is its battery life in my use i've seen probably about four to five hours of medium use if you try to push this device at all you will not make it through the day i would say you'd be able to get through a day just fine if you don't do any gaming or heavy video watching especially streaming on lte is really hard on this device but do not expect the 2 day battery life

You can see on the iphone 11 series so plan to have a charger or power bank around just in case it's not terrible but it's not great either now let's talk about the cameras this time around they're significantly better than the original se but it's not like it was before where is exactly the same as the latest and greatest i personally think the colors on the new iphone se are much better things look less washed out pictures look more vibrant especially in bright conditions

You do have apple's smart hdr feature on the new se which is a very handy thing to have if you're shooting pictures outside even in medium lighting conditions you'll get more detail and better contrast in your images which is very noticeable if you zoom into the picture as far as camera quality goes i would say this is in between the iphone 10r and the iphone 11 just because it's one lens but it's still

Way better than the previous generations the same is true for the video modes much better quality much better dynamic range all the way around even better stabilization just like on the new iphone 11s super sweet however i am disappointed in the front-facing camera just because it doesn't take any design input from the last couple of years it's the same sensor as the iphone 8 and iphone 10 which in my opinion have pretty bad colors and bad lighting i wish they put in the front camera of the iphone 11.

Remember the iphone 11 has a much wider front-facing camera and it also has slow-motion video which the sc2020 does not have however both do have a front-facing portrait mode the iphone se relies on software instead of the face id notch to use this mode and for that reason you can only use it on people it does not work on animals and objects just like on the iphone 10r because of that single lens and no face id sensors the camera app will tell you that there's no person detected if you try to

Take a portrait that's not a person and this time around apple didn't leave out night mode from the sc2020 and honestly i am really upset about this one because night mode was such a huge feature on the iphone 11. it really made iphones not suck in low light which means logically speaking the iphone sc2 sucks in low light so the new ses cameras are definitely not up to par with the latest and greatest

Even though this device is called the iphone se it really doesn't feel like the original iphone se and that's because of the design the original sc design only lasted two generations before it was made into the sc it went from the iphone 5 to the 5s to the first generation iphone se in other words it was only used three times in total it was classy unique and people generally wanted to see more of it and i think everyone was

Happy when we did but with the next design they ended up repeating it twice as long it was already there for four years before being recycled for a fifth time but there's a key difference between these two timelines see when we transition out of the five design into the sixth design it was still the same core idea bezels home screen home button but now in 2020 apple's already three years into the no bezels top-notch design from which this device takes no design

Upgrades from and with the next major redesign coming in the form of the iphone 12 later this year it'll feel like you're going backwards in design instead of forwards with that being said there is one constant it took from the original se that is key to this device being successful and that is the price it doesn't have to be the best because the price isn't the highest but devices like the oneplus nord and galaxy s10e

Are pushing this envelope but remember with an iphone you're in apple's ecosystem so if that's something that you want this is still the most affordable way to get into it you can literally get this phone an apple watch and a pair of airpods for less than the iphone 11 pro but still get the same number of years of use out of it so in conclusion no it does not match up to what the original sc stood for but it's still a really good deal so is this phone worth buying yeah

But it's not for everyone it's really only for those who don't want to upgrade to something fancy they just need a phone that works and is from apple let me know what you think about the iphone se 2 in the comments below and i will see you in the next video you

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