YOU Should Buy the iPhone SE (2020), And Here’s Why!

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

The iphone se 2 is an oddly divisive phone i say oddly divisive because to me this seems like the perfect entry into the apple ecosystem it's powerful small relatively inexpensive and now it's actually my daily driver due to one important reason but i can't tell you why yet that's the whole secret woo of the video and you should totally buy one so uh why is that let's find out what's up everyone i'm the everday dad and if i can figure it out you can figure it out that one

Secret is touch id i just wanted to be funny we'll talk more about it later in the video welcome back to you should buy the video series that goes into why a certain piece of technology has blown my absolute socks off and it has now received my highest of recommendations quick note on the you should buy series one no i don't actually expect you to buy literally everything in this series and two i will only make a you should buy video if i've already bought it so this

Is again my personal iphone se2 back to that iphone and why we're talking about it today i think the conversation surrounding this phone should be much different now than it was when we did that one month later video a few months ago because we now live in a much much different world than we did in what feels like an eternity ago first up let's get to what i don't like about this phone nothing there's not a single significant deal breaker that makes me dislike this phone this is

About as good as it gets for a phone that can do what this can do especially at its price sure fairness for fairness sake if this was a 1200 flagship phone and it was missing a few of these bells and whistles yes i would complain about it but it's a 400 phone so there's not that much to complain about if i'm okay if i'm really pushing for something to whine about there are two issues one i'm still not in love with the battery life but now that i've been working from home

For what like five or six months now it's it seems crazy to even go back into the office anymore so now that i'm working from home i spend all day next to a power outlet so it's not that big of a deal to me i have yet to find myself in a situation even in the rare occurrence when i leave my house where i straight up run out of battery or i don't get a full day of battery life out of this and i do consider a full day of battery life to be my yardstick

For success on electronic devices though i mean that's not to say they couldn't have done better here if the battery life were amazing and it just lasted forever it's not like i would complain that it lasts too long right hopefully any additional firmware revisions updates like ios 14 those will be able to make the phone be more efficient and get a little more battery life that way and two the only other thing i really have a problem with it it's not necessarily

The iphone se's fault it exists across all iphones and most cell phones in general the speakers and voice quality when using these as speaker phones is kind of rough if you're working professional believe me we've all been in meeting after meeting through these things now that we don't have to waste any more time meetings in person anymore and voices through here are shrill and will absolutely give you a headache if you use them all day long in fact

You've heard me say this in previous videos but i've started taking all of my meeting calls i'm pointing to my office right now i take them on the ipad for this exact reason you might think that within the realm of budget phones it's okay to have iffy quality speakers but i disagree at this price point with its longevity thanks to that crazy powerful a13 chip that we'll talk more about in a little bit this is the perfect enterprise phone i would not be surprised if this becomes

The standard corporate phone really quickly if it's not already i mean again i haven't been in the office maybe this is already the standard because it is the perfect corporate phone most of us will be using these for work calls in the not too distant future so demanding the money spent on better speakers is valid in my opinion and i think since telework will probably be the norm going forward all phones need to start having better speakers seriously though if you do have to use

One of these as your work phone and you do take a lot of meetings every day either get a pair of headphones or a bluetooth speaker i'm getting a headache just thinking about listening to this anymore bezels yeah i don't care and considering the amount of these phones that have sold not too many others are that bothered by it either so sorry tech enthusiast would and i do i do consider myself among your ranks bezels are only an

Us problem and we aren't the only ones buying phones and we aren't the only ones cell phones are made for look hashtag self-awareness so if there isn't that much to complain about gary what are the positives just because it's not bad doesn't make it actually good that's pretty deep i'm i'm gonna go write that down first off easily it's the price that's really the biggest thing mic drop i did that in one take and didn't break it or drop

Cell phone drop video over you can get one of these for 399 dollars what honestly as i was writing this script i was trying to think of something clever or something witty to add to that price tag but i can't it's serious and the phone is a serious contender because of that though and this is an important point to understand i don't consider the iphone se2 a direct competitor to other budget phones because even if a phone wins on specs

And most of them do that's not the point of the iphone but for comparisons what is the major competition to the iphone se the closest competitor is probably the brand new google pixel 4a which actually looks like a very nice cell phone it looks like a very nice piece of technology and compared to the iphone the pixel has better display better battery better base model storage it's cheaper takes better photos has a usbc charging port and a 3.5

Millimeter headphone jack it's basically the perfect budget phone okay and as good as it is spec wise it doesn't matter if i wanted a pixel i would need to carry around two separate phones because i still need the iphone in any case so you're probably thinking to yourself well gary that's a mighty fine tap dancing you are doing it must be that apple ecosystem everybody talks about and basically yep we're veering off track a little bit but consider this if

You want the best well really the only smart watch option around you need the iphone if you want the best noise cancelling truly wireless headphones around we don't need the iphone but the iphone makes it so much better and if you want perfect compatibility and functionality with the best productivity tool ever made the ipad you need the iphone i totally i believe me i totally get and understand that other phones exist and heck all of them have better specs than this iphone right here

But it doesn't matter the second the second this new sc came out all other budget phones became irrelevant for me and my recommendations and looking at those sales reports again i'm not the only one that feels that way in use this continues to be just as capable and fast as my iphone 11. this does have the flagship processor from apple and the other top of the line iphone models with power that some computers don't have and that's not hyperbole if you don't

Believe me check out my can you video edit on the iphone sc video from a few months ago this thing handles 4k video editing and rendering like an actual computer it's shocking it's shocking the amount of power on display for a phone that costs less than 400 and because of that power you get the major benefit of longevity we already mentioned this but it stands true that this phone will be updated by apple for a very very long time and i i don't want to overstate this point

But i very much applaud apple for putting in their current and i say current because who knows what's coming out in the next couple of months a13 processor in this phone they could easily have used the a12 or even the a11 and you know what it would still be a great deal for 400 but putting their best in here and charging with their charging is a statement and i'm totally okay with that statement heck when you look at that competition we are all ecstatic when android phones promise

Three years of updates three years that's like an eternity in tech world look i have family members still using the iphone 6s and those phones will get the latest version of apple's operating system ios 14. and if you didn't know if you're not a big tech person the iphone 6s came out five years ago but let's take a step back to the beginning of the video where i said this has been my daily driver reality is that face id was great before we all had to wear masks every day

Whenever we left the house it's legitimately face id is legitimately a pre-2020 luxury and maybe someday we'll get those luxuries back but for now touch id is va it's just vastly superior unlocking method it is vastly superior for unlocking your phone and that's really sad to say but reality is what it is i know there have been some tweaks to the speed of transitioning from not recognizing a face to pin entering mode on the face id models but that's just a pain in the butt

That's just a pain in the butt so even if you have the budget for a more expensive phone unless you really really need that wide angle lens or you just are one of those strange people that just absolutely hate bezels i would recommend this solely for touch id and the next thing that i liked back in those previous videos that i continue to like now the size i just like smaller phones i don't like having to reach my thumb all the way across the screen

To tap or to type on something nor do i really like having a larger phone in my pocket the se2 for me is the perfect size for a cell phone it easily fits in all my pockets it doesn't take up too much room on my desktop look at how little room it takes up and if you're a pretty active runner i'm kind of an active runner and you use your phone as your music podcast metronome device if you are a total masochist having a small phone makes it so much easier to actually enjoy that experience

Look at this look at how easy it is to hold this thing i hate i another small tangent i hate running with things in my hands and it just drives me it drives me crazy when i have to like hold something that's too big so the bigger the phone the less likely i am to want to take it and then the less likely i am to want to run this thing perfectly fits perfectly it's light enough you almost don't know that it's there when struggling up the hills that are

Apparently the only running surface around my neighborhood screen quality continues to be excellent yes there are those bezels they haven't exactly shrunk in the past few months but bezels are bezels the more you use the phone the more bezels go away in your head heck even when i'm using my iphone 11 i totally forget that thing has a notch until somebody specifically points it out to me that actually that actually happened on a live stream somebody said oh the iphone 11's notch and i looked and i had forgotten that it has a notch it's

Not as fast a refresh display but again for 400 i'm not exactly looking for fortnite gaming domination not that i could actually do that anymore anyway awkward and a point of honesty with how small this phone is gaming on it isn't exactly amazing anyway but it does work well enough for sonic the hedgehog and when you boil it straight down that's the most important test can it play sonic the hedgehog yes it's a gaming machine and the last thing that is

Pretty darn impressive about the iphone se 2 is the camera true it doesn't have the newest sensors or the newest wide-angle lens which okay i'll give apple that they do need to cut costs somewhere to meet that 400 price tag and they do need a reason for us to buy their higher end models kind of sucks but the camera here is still quite adept and capable the stills look fantastic video can go up to 4k on the rear camera and 1080p on the front camera

It continues to have apple's smart hdr built into it making sure that you don't actually need to do much to make the images coming out of this phone to look fantastic here's a here's another little secret well i'm kind of a camera nerd and i have way too much money invested in cameras for all of this youtube stuff my primary camera in life is my phone yeah camera snob gary uses his iphone se2 to take the majority of videos and photos in his life

That's just that's how it is but at the end of the day look this is a fantastic phone i can't think of one big name manufacturer making garbage right now and that's the point that's the point it's not the phone that matters it's everything around the phone that matters and nothing has more supporting it for less money than the iphone se2 it's really the all-in-one package and you should absolutely buy one and if you like this video saw it and you're like gary

I'm on board and you are planning to get one of your own heck even if you aren't you should check out my video covering the best accessories for the iphone se 2 and you can find that by clicking right here on the iphone sc2 click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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