iPhone SE 2020 Quick Review: Better Than OnePlus 8, Mi 10?

iPhone SE 2020 the best smartphone under 45000? Should you buy iPhone SE 2020? Can iPhone SE 2020 beat OnePlus 8? Here’s everything you must know about the latest iPhone SE 2020. With iPhone SE 2020 Apple goes back to its old design with upgraded features.

iPhone SE 2020 Quick Review: Better Than OnePlus 8, Mi 10?

So, should you pick iPhone SE 2020 over other premium devices as OnePlus 8 or Mi 10 5G?

We have covered a detailed post breaking down all the important features you get on with iPhone SE 2020. The new iPhone brings everything to the table at a lesser price compared to other iPhones.


iPhone SE 2020 Quick Review: iPhone SE 2020 Review (Short)

Breaking down all the important features and functions of iPhone SE 2020.

Design, Build

iPhone SE 2020 specs include some of the existing features from its predecessors. For the old iPhone lovers, the new iPhone SE 2020 brings back the popular compact design with the latest internals inside. Coming to the build, iPhone SE 2020 sports an aerospace-grade aluminum body.

It features a glass design coating on the out. iPhone SE 2020 colour options include: black, white and red. 

At the back, iPhone SE 2020 has the Apple logo at the centre and the device is made up of a seven-layer color process as the company claims which will offer optimum opacity delivering rich depth of color with a color-matched aluminum band.

On top, iPhone SE 2020 is water resistant and dust resistant. The device comes with the IP67 rating, which means it can exist under water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. The device is more durable and there’s an additional steel ring to detect fingerprints.

Display, Viewing Angles

Coming to the display, iPhone SE 2020 comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with the old Touch ID for security purposes. The fingerprint scanner is at the bottom which also works as a home button. The 4.7-inch Retina HD display on iPhone SE 2020 comes with True Tone vibrant wide color gamut.

The display comes with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback offering a screen resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels.

The iPhone SE 2020 has Haptic Touch enabled for Quick Actions. You get the Home button back with SE 2020, and Apple claims the new Touch ID has been designed with sapphire crystal. 

Hardware, Storage

Under the hood, iPhone SE 2020 is powered by the latest A13 Bionic chipset, introduced last year with iPhone 11 series. Apple A13 Bionic SoC comes with a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine, two Machine Learning Accelerators for CPU and a new Machine Learning Controller.

iPhone SE 2020 storage variants include three models: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage.

Camera, Video

Coming to optics, the iPhone SE 2020 packs a single-camera at the back. It’s a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide sensor which uses an image signal processor with Neural Engine for computational photography.

The single sensor can handle Portrait mode shots, six Portrait Lighting effects and Depth Control.

Upfront, iPhone SE 2020 comes with a 7-megapixel front camera with an F2.2 aperture.

Additionally, iPhone SE 2020 also supports smart HDR. The new Apple device can adjust recognised subjects accordingly in a frame and produce more natural-looking shots. It will on compute to process better images with adequate highlight and shadow details. 

iPhone SE 2020 rear camera can capture videos at 4K up to 60fps with extended dynamic range support. It can highlight details up to 30fps. iPhone SE 2020 has the QuickTake video option on the front and rear cameras which allows you to record videos without within the Photo mode.

Software, Battery

iPhone SE 2020 runs on iOS 13 with support for all the latest features including Dark Mode, new Maps and more. iPhone SE 2020 also supports Qi wireless charging. The new iPhone SE 2020 is powered by 1,821mAh battery, the same capacity as the earlier generation iPhone 8, though the iPhone SE 2020 packs a different battery cell.

The small battery could be a bummer for many. Shortened battery life will be hard, and keeping a backup is highly recommended.

Pricing, Availability

iPhone SE 2020 is available in three different storage variants in India: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage. iPhone SE 2020 India price starts at Rs 42,500 for the base model with 64GB storage. Globally, iPhone SE price starts from $399, the same price if converted. iPhone SE 2020 comes in three different colour options to choose from: black, white and red.

iPhone SE 2020 is available via Flipkart exclusively in India apart from Apple India online and offline stores.

iPhone SE 2020 price in India starts at Rs 42,500 for 64GB model, whole 128GB and 256GB models cost Rs 47,800 and Rs 58,300 respectively in the entry-premium flagship segment.

iPhone SE 2020 Review: Final Words

iPhone SE 2020 could be a perfect option for those who want to try the latest iOS but short on budget. The new iPhone does bring in everything to the table with a few shortcomings, but in case you are a fan of the old iPhone design, the iPhone SE 2020 could be best fit.

Technically it isn’t cheap, but given other iPhones in India, at Rs 42,500, the iPhone SE 2020 will let you experience the best and latest on a budget iPhone pricing.

The smartphone offers great camera performance, exceptional build quality, standard display, new software and the speed to match up with the best entry flagship premium phones.

The smaller screen is going to be a major USP given how large screen sized phones are flooded in the market. iPhone SE 2020 wins the compact smartphone competition heads on, while the thin and light build gets extra brownie points, also don’t forget the powerful hardware.

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