It has been made to wait for the international crisis of the coronavirus, but we already have it here, the "cheap" iPhone has arrived. The iPhone SE is one of the most anticipated products on the appleSince it is a product much loved by users due to its low cost and great features in terms of hardware, the demand for this product is joined by both users who seek to have an iPhone for a lower price as users who do not accept having to do without the precious Home button for many.
Both some users and others are in luck since many were being forced to abandon the iOS operating system for lack of options. The original model was one of the best-selling and acclaimed but unfortunately it has become obsolete in these times. It has continued to receive updates since Apple is one of the few that strictly complies with software support, but its small screen made it difficult to use it generally for any type of multimedia content. Rumors said that it would be called iPhone 9 to cover that gap caused by the jump of the iPhone X but it really made much more sense to create a new SE since it would be strange to launch an iPhone 9 when we are already on 11.
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Design: Recycled but loved
We are facing a terminal that, contrary to what we see in most of the market, bet on an "old" design that is not bad. Where we find practically the same case and screen size that we see in the iPhone 8 of 2017. Is this bad? Not at all, the user looking for an all screen with Face ID has options like the iPhone 11 or even the iPhone XS. What Apple seeks with this design is to satisfy all those users who miss the TouchID and its Home button.
We find exactly the same aluminum body with a glass back that we find in the iPhone 8, accompanied by a single camera As was also the case with the iPhone XR, this is accompanied by a classic color range in this design: white / silver, space gray and a characteristic red of the Product (RED) campaign. It is appreciated that all models have the front in black, something that those huge screen frames undoubtedly appreciate. A design without a doubt known and loved, which many will see as a step back and others as a balm in the face of so many current clones.
Hardware: Misleading by design
A recycled design but with the best processor on the market, since this terminal It has inside the acclaimed A13 that houses the entire iPhone 11 range. This not only ensures a incredible performance in terms of operation and performance in any current application or game or future, if not also provides us with very long-term update support, so an iPhone SE user will have nothing to envy the user of an iPhone 11 Pro Max having spent almost € 1000 less.
As for RAM, the exact figures are unknown because Apple never makes reference to this data, but everything indicates that it will be 3GB of RAM like the iPhone X or XR. Internal storage part of the 64GB like the iPhone 11, having Also 128 or 256gb versions increasing the price proportionally. This is important to note, since the 32GB that the iPhone 8 offered as a base seems very, very limited for any type of current use, taking into account that the increase in the weight of all the files has been enormous. Even so the ideal would have been from 128GB as does all the competition, but Apple always goes free in this and many other ways.
Screen: Classic Design, Classic Screen
It was an open secret and it has been fulfilled, we have the well-known 16-inch 9: 4,7 screen format used in all iPhones since 2014. For some it may seem insufficient for a purely multimedia use, but for many, including myself, it is enough for normal daily use, even for multimedia use. What we cannot blame is the quality of the panel since it is the best LCD panel on the market that inherits characteristics such as True Tone, Haptic Touch capability, or splendid brightness outdoors.(The 3D Touch is lost as it has happened in all) I sincerely believe that LCD technology is still the most reliable of all today, having reached its peak in terms of development.
Positive point to review is that the protection that was compatible with the iPhone 8, will also be compatible with this model, being able to make use of both screen protectors and covers.
Camera: A single sensor but at the height
In this case we also find something that seems to be already buried by this sector, the single camera, but it is not a negative point at all, We are facing the same camera sensor that we have in the iPhone XR. A time-honored sensor that lacks either a wide angle or optical zoom, enjoys impressive photographic quality, accompanied by an enviable portrait mode. We find some software features shared with the latest Apple models as well as 4K 60FPS recording. A camera but superior to much of the high-end. Where you notice the cutout is in the front camera of 7 MP with f / 2.2 aperture and 1080p recording at 60FPS. The great lack in this section is the absence of night mode, something inexplicable.
Battery and other features
We do not have specific data as happens with RAM, but it is to be imagined that the capacity will be 1821 mAh of the iPhone 8. Although it is not ruled out that they have been able to increase it a bit by having a smaller chip system. We can remember the original iPhone SE that boasted autonomy unlike the iPhone 5 / 5s despite sharing design.
It has fast charging, up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with an 18 W adapter or higher (sold separately), as well as Qi wireless charging just like its bigger brothers. In the box we are going to find the typical 5W charger that we see in the iPhone 11 (unfortunate in these times).
The terminal is accompanied by IP67 certification, so it will be waterproof although not like its older brothers, something that also happened with the iPhone 8. It is therefore the cheapest terminal with water resistance.
Price and Availability
It will be the first iPhone (that I remember) that will not have queues at the Apple Store on duty due to the current crisis we are suffering. Anyway el iPhone SE can be reserved on April 17 and the first deliveries will be made on April 24. These are the prices:
- 64GB: 489 euros
- 128GB: 539 euros
- 256GB: 589 euros
We take this opportunity to remember that You will get a free year of Apple TV + for the purchase of this product.