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Apple iPhone SE - What's new?

Posted on Apr 29, 2020.

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The 2020 iPhone SE is lighweight, cheap and future-proofed. Could this device be your next business mobile.'s verdict:

"This is the phone to get if you just want a new iPhone, and one that will last you a few years, but don't want to pay a lot for it. If you're after 'decent but not top-end' performance, then that's what the iPhone SE 2020 will offer you: there's a good camera, enough power, a great App Store to plunder and a lighter-weight design than the current crop of iPhone 11 models. Battery life could be better, the screen tech is starting to age, and some upgraders will miss the headphone jack; but overall, the smart improvements make this - for the price - one of the best iPhones Apple has ever made."

Apple say:

"The iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price. It's just what you've been waiting for."


True Tone:Dynamically adjusts white balance on the display so images look natural and are easier on your eyes.

Haptic Touch:Press and hold an icon for shortcuts and a sight vibration makes it feel like you're pressing a real, physical button.

Augmented reality: Run the latest AR apps that let you measure real-world objects, map constellations over the stars and more.

Stereo audio recording:iPhone SE records videos in stereo to make the sound as engaging as the picture.

Faster Wi-Fi and mobile data:Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE Advanced can deliver much faster download speeds, whether you're on Wi-Fi or mobile networks.

Audio sharing: You and a friend can both rock out to the same playlist by pairing two sets of AirPods or Beats headphones to one iPhone.

Dual SIM, dual numbers: Dual SIM with eSIM lets you have both a business number and a personal number on the same iPhone.

  iPhone SE 2020 - The One Point


iPhone SE 2020


64GB, 128GB, 256GB


Height:138.4 mm (5.45 inches)

Width: 67.3 mm (2.65 inches)

Depth:7.3 mm (0.29 inches)


148 grams (5.22 ounces)


Retina HD display

4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen

LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

1334x750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi

1400:1 contrast ration (typical)

True Tone display

Wide colour display (P3)

Haptic Touch

625 nits max brightness (typical)

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Display zoom



A13 Bionic chip


Neural Engine

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant

Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529


12MP Wide camera

f/1.8 aperture

Digital zoom up to 5x

Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Light Mono)

Optical image stabilisation

Six-element lens

LED True Tone flash with slow sync

Panorama (up to 63MP)

Sapphire crystal lens cover

Autofocus with Focus Pixels

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Next-generation Smart HDR for photos

Advanced red-eye correction

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Photo geotagging

Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG

Video Recording

4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps

720p HD video recording at 30 fps

Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps

Optical image stabilisation for video

Digital zoom up to 3x

LED True Tone flash

QuickTake video

Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)

Continuous autofocus video

Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video

Playback zoom

Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

Stereo recording

Front Camera

7MP camera

f/2.2 aperture

Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control

Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Light Mono)

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps

Retina Flash

QuickTake video

Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos

Auto HDR for photos

Auto image stabilisation

Burst mode

Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)

Power and Battery

Lasts about the same as iPhone 8

Video playback (streamed):Up to 8 hours

Audio playback:Up to 40 hours

Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes with 18W adapter or higher (sold separately)

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)

Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter


iOS 13


  • Lightweight frame

  • Low price for iPhone


  • Battery life could be better

  • Old screen technology 

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