April 21, 2020 0 Comments Tech

Is the cheapest iPhone SE2 worth your money?

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Apple unveiled the latest iPhone model SE 2 this April with a starting price tag of just $399 USD

Pre-orders began from April 17 at 5:00 am Pacific time and release date is set for April 24.

IS THE CHEAPEST IPHONE WORTH YOUR MONEY? 

Read the blog to know more.

Design and display

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Launched in three color options White, Black, and Red. The new iPhone is identical to iPhone 8 and has 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD display (1334 X 750) with Pixel density of 326ppi. The display uses the same TrueTone technology enabled in latest models to adapt the lighting conditions around you. 

The iPhone SE 2 measures height (5.45 inch) x width (2.65 inch) x depth (0.29 inch) and weighs 5.22 ounces. The rear side of iPhone has a single-lens camera, LED flash and a microphone.

It has an all glass body and packs A13 Bionic chip which is been used in iPhone 11 series launched last year. 

iPhone SE 2 has been launched in three storage options 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. 

Camera and touch id

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This cost-effective iPhone has a single-lens 12 megapixel rear camera that Apple claims is better than iPhone 8 because of the upgrades in iPhone SE 2.

The 12-megapixel camera is a wide-angle with an f/1.8 aperture. In the front you will see 7 megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The camera also supports Portrait Mode and Depth Control to get amazing photography results.

In terms of video capabilities, you can now record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

There is no 3D Touch but has Haptic Touch brought to the iPhone 11 series which is useful to perform quick actions such as rearranging apps, preview messages and move cursor.

Battery life

SE offers the same battery life as the iPhone 8, but it is more power efficient because it now has A13 bionic chip.

On a single charge it lets you watch up to 13 hours of video.

Wireless Charging

The iPhone SE 2 comes with wireless charging capability and supports Qi-based chargers. To charge your phone real quick you can separately buy a 18W fast charger adapter.

Water and Dust Resistant

The iPhone features IP67 water and dust resistance. So, it can handle splashes of water or even stay up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water.

While the design looks identical to iPhone 8 there are plenty of reason to upgrade. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should buy:

  • Support fast charging adapter and wireless charging
  • Faster compute power with the A13 bionic chip
  • Camera performance better than iPhone 8 or even iPhone XR and supports 4K Video Recording
  • Affordable price - with all the features it offers you would expect the price to be much more expensive
  • SE will support upcoming iOS 14

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