Last Friday, Apple began rolling out the second generation of the iPhone SE – which it first launched in 2016 – in 40 countries.
The new iPhone SE is considered the smallest iPhone available, and it is also one of the most powerful smartphones from Apple, as a review of the (AnTuTu) platform for the performance of the phone showed its superiority over the (iPhone XS Max) phone, which is more than twice the price of (iPhone SE).
While the new iPhone SE phone starts at $ 399, and it works with the latest Apple processors (Apple A13 Bionic), which is the same processor that the iPhone 11 series phones work with, and offers good powerful camera features, and battery life that is more than enough for most people, so it is One of the best low-cost phones that you can buy right now, it is a strong competitor to the leading Android phones.
Here are 4 things to notice about the new iPhone SE:
3 years have passed since Apple launched a phone with a screen smaller than 5 inches – during 2017 when it released the (iPhone 8) phone – which it stopped selling after the announcement of the new (iPhone SE) phone.
The new (iPhone SE) phone is an updated alternative to the (iPhone 8), but it comes with slightly different color options, works with the faster processor (A13 Bionic), and offers more advanced features in the camera.
It is also easy to deal with small phones, whether you put it in your pocket, or when using it with one hand, for example: the operating system (iOS 13) includes a feature called (QuickPath Typing) for typing with gestures, and it is difficult to use it in large phones. Gesture typing requires using the phone with one hand, and trying to hold a phone like (iPhone 11 Pro Max) – which includes a 6.5-inch screen – with one hand while typing with gestures is very difficult, but with the new iPhone SE it seems very easy.
For Android phone users; With the launch of phones such as: Galaxy S20 Ultra and OnePlus 8 Pro, it is clear that smartphone manufacturers are currently focusing on large phones, and it does not seem that small phones with high-end features will return to the market again.
Screen button is back
The new (iPhone SE) phone contains a home screen button that includes a fingerprint sensor (Touch ID), instead of the facial recognition technology (Face ID) that first appeared on the iPhone X in 2017.
Many iPhone users prefer facial recognition technology to be considered more secure, but it does not work well with wearing a face mask currently, and (Touch ID) also does not work well with wet or sweaty fingers, so there is no advantage over the other, But it depends on what the user prefers.
Knowing that the return of the button may be good news for many users who prefer its presence in the devices.
Powerful Scale Cameras
Apple has developed the software responsible for the camera system’s work a lot, as the A13 processor provides great support for graphics and camera thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, which makes the new iPhone SE camera take better pictures than photos taken with the iPhone 8 camera.
The iPhone SE comes with a single-lens rear camera with a wide field of view, 12 megapixels, and f/1.8 lens slot, and supports optical stabilization technology, and 5x digital zoom. And a 7-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 lens slot, and supports 1080p video shooting.
But the biggest change you’ll experience at first is getting used to the small screen, and how this affects image framing, especially if your current phone has a screen that’s larger than 6 inches. But the smaller screen is certainly easier to handle, especially with the strong performance.
The new (iPhone SE) phone works with the A13 processor, which is the same processor that works with the (iPhone 11 Pro Max) phone – the latest Apple phones – whose price reaches 1200 dollars.
A review of the (Geekbench 5) platform to compare the performance of the two phones showed that the new (iPhone SE) phone scored 1333 points on the single core and 2971 points on the multi core, while the (iPhone 11 Pro Max) phone scored 1322 for one core and 3462 points for the multi core.
This means that for $399, you can get an iPhone that performs roughly the same as the $1,200 iPhone 11 Pro Max.