iPhone SE ( 2021 ) In-Depth Review : Only for $300

Apple’s new iPhone SE only for $300. Last wednesday Apple announced their latest iPhone SE for 2020. For this new iPhone Apple basically took The iPhone SE recipe from 2016 and revamped it for 2020. You are getting also true tone display, wireless charging and also fast charging.

iPhone SE Price

In the first ingredient on that list is affordable. The original one cost three hundred and ninety nine dollars $(399) and new one cos is also same. That gets you a 64 gigabyte bottle. For $50 more you can upgrade 128 GB or you can pay $549and get 256GB model.


Now compare to the iPhone 11 that starts at $649 or the iPhone Pro that starts at $999. And the thing is $399 price puts this phone right into budget phone category. This means it rivals other phone like Moto G7 which could be had for around $300. The upcoming Moto 6 Stylus and Moto G power. But also phones like the year old Google Pixel 3A.

iPhone SE Design

Hey the next part of the iPhone SE recipe is compact size. The original iPhone SE had the body fat but the iPhone 5 of 5s and you have to remember the time when the 6 and 6s were already out. And yet it showed Apple that a lot of people wanted a small phone and that 4-inch screen that had been around for a couple years. Now some people including myself were kind of hoping that Apple might bring back that from factor the original iPhone SE or maybe a variation of it. But, yeah they didn’t instead. They use the 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch and 1400:1 constant ratio from phones like the iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone 8. It’s definitely thinner but it is definitely taller and a little bit wider.

On the left side of iPhone SE (2020) there have a mute switch and volume buttons. The right side features the sleep and wake button. And the bottom houses a lighting port and speaker holes. but the thing is there is no headphone jack. So you have to use a bluetooth or Lightning headphones.

The biggest interet we are comparing to the other phone. And Apple lineup with the iPhone 11 and it is 6.1 inch screen. It is like a lot of thinner than the iPhone 11. When you look at the new iPhone SE is literally a compromise between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone SE original.

I don’t no that will be enough to sway to people who really want a small iPhone. I mean it maybe, I don’t know.


One thing is kind of underappreciated about iPhone SE at least think there is no ugly notch and that’s because this doesn’t have a Face ID. Instead it uses touch ID and that haptic button on the bottom. So, if you are not a fan of face ID this could be for you. And if you are not a fan of notch this definitely is for you.

The next ingredient that apple copied from the original iPhone SE recipe is making smart feature compromises. Look, there have no way you are going to take all the features of an iPhone 11 that cost $650. And put them into a smaller body and change four hundred dollars. In fact the original iPhone SE had many of the same feature as the iPhone 6 and 6s. But it didn’t have all of them it had like the camera and the processor.

So, what we get in this new iPhone SE? We get A13 bionic hip. Apple says it is the fastest chip in a smartphone to date. The A13 Bionic has a dedicated 8-core neural engine that can perform five trillion operations per second. Two Machine Learning Accelerators on the CPU and a Machine Learning Controller for better performance.

You are getting also true tone display, wireless charging and also fast charging. But you have to pay extra for fast charger. You also get a phone that rate ip67 for water and dust resistance. It could be submerged under one meter of water for 30 minutes. I think it is a pretty good feature.

iPhone SE ‘s Camera

You are not getting a the double triple rear cameras that found in Apple flagship phones. However you get a single rear camera that has the most of the feature like smart HDR and portrait mode photos and cinematic stabilization, the ability to 4k video at 60 frames per second extended dynamic range video up to 30 frames per second. That’s pretty amazing.

So, what’s on the back on the phone ? It’s got a 12 megapixel camera that has a 28mm F/1 .8 lens compare that to the 26mm F/1.8 lens. That’s found on the main camera on the iPhone 11 or 11 pro or 11 pro max. It includes an LED flash in the back.  You are also not going to get night mode . Which I didn’t see it listed and the press release. I am assuming it’s not there. And you are not getting ultra wide camera that lot of people like in the new iPhones. But if you look at price range, it’s a smart compromises. In the front camera, the top bezel houses the 7 megapixels camera.

Battery Life

The iPhone SE lasts for 13 hours when watching videos and it can go up to 8 hours when streaming videos. It can go up to 40 hours when you are listening audio.

We already said the phone is capable of fast charging and can charge to 50 percent in 30 minutes, when you are using 18W power adapter .


The phone supports Dual-SIM, One physical nano-SIM and an eSIM. but dua-SIMs work with selected carriers.

You may be disappointed that there is no U1 chip in this phone. The phone supports Bluetooth 5.0. But the thing is it does not feature Wifi 6 support, and which is the latest and fastest WIFI protocol.

Supports for GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and Galileo location services included on the iPhone SE.

The phone also have NFC with reader mode and supports Express Card with power survey feature. It allows card to be accessible when the battery is dead.

Our Look

When we look at the new iPhone SE and all the ingredients it’s borrowed from original SE . Think it line up pretty well . I think it is a good 2020 versions of an iPhone SE at least one paper. Who are not mulling whether or not to buy an iPhone 11 but maybe you are wanted one at a lower price or one of that’s little bit smaller, yeah you should definitely consider it the new iPhone SE.

I wanna to know hear from you guys what do you think of this new phone. Is it all you hope for ? Did you want to feature that they didn’t add and if you are a fan of small phone, is this small enough for you ?

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