What a pile of overpriced junk, typical of apple. Garbage battery, outdated cameras, tiny screen and still overpriced as always with Apple at $800 CAD.
I truly feel sorry for anyone who gets this and believes that this is a good deal.
This further validated my theory that the iPhone is for technically inept users and old people who know nothing about tech.
I mean most people are probably buying this for the A13 chip which is the only good thing.
I would take an Android flagship one generation old for about half price of this garbage and have a better user experience.
With a 4.7" 720p screen I can't even properly enjoy texting apps let alone games that take advantage of this SOC.
Hi, 29 Apr 2020Apple just can't stop themselves from scaming people
First they built the ios designedly to ... moreI have seen a lot of hate here... let me say what I think about this phone, from the point of view of someone who's been using Android since Android 1.x and never owned an iPhone.
I do care a lot about my hard earned money and I think that most of the times Apple rips people off. Honestly I don't see how it can be acceptable to spend so much money in a smartphone, then Apple Care, Apple Watch, Apple this, Apple that all the official stuff they try (and manage) to sell you. I couldn't care less.
Having that said... for the price you can get one (got a 128GB model off of a Sky deal, ~£25/month paired with a 8GB plan; unlocked phone), this is the chance for Android users out there who were curious about it but never allowed themselves to shell out buckets of money on such a thing. You can get even better price from Virgin, and if you have Virgin Tribe, under £20!
Apart from spending little money, I also wanted:
- a phone that can be single handed; I really hate the size smartphones have become in recent years.
- fluidity on usage, quick responses, no hick-ups; the new iPhone is powered by very powerful CPU.
- a good camera
- a high-quality feel, and this is something you can't complain about Apple products in general.
That's it! There are many users out there, I believe, that just want a smartphone that works, has a decent size for you hand/pocket, takes nice pictures/videos and is reliable. Coming from a Xperia XZ1 Compact, which I think is a great phone with the perfect size, I wanted a phone that would be "the same" but more powerful, and that's almost exactly what you get with the new iPhone SE -- I say "almost" because it is slightly bigger, and since it has that debatable glass back, one's got to be brave to use it without a case, which adds to the overall size of the thing. To be honest I still don't know if I got too much of an upgrade moving from the XZ1 Compact to the iPhone, anyway... I am spending just £10 more each month... worth trying. I would never pay £469 on any phone (paid £180 on the Xperia, 2 years ago, used off of eBay xD).
iDisappointed, 29 Apr 2020Even the iPhone 7 (2016) has more mAh (1960), and the design is basically the same. My advice ... moreyep indeed for me the lack of night mode is the downer. they say it has a cracking camera I agree. but only daytime. i have seen night time shots, like iPhone 4. aweful. but what should we expect its a £419 iPhone. everything seems very good. great budget iPhone. almost perfect. I think if Apple release this say 2017/2018. you could live its short comings. But with the advent of multiple camera systems and bezel less screens for this price point it will be hard sell to non Apple customers.
I can`t understand if there is an option "tap-to-wake" in this model....anyone??
zsk, 29 Apr 2020It's like putting a RTX-2080Ti in a desktop only to play on a 720p 60Hz monitor- a gtx 1050 co... moreYour analogy is garbage at best, this display and gpu combo will allow the iphone se to get high fps at max settings of demanding games(I can tell you don't play graphically intensive mobile games) and I doubt it'll heat up that much, but I do agree with the rest of your points
Kuba, 30 Apr 2020check battery test on youtube. iphone SE - worst battery.Do you really believe in youtube videos? Then have this one Mr. believer:
6:12 hours for the SE 2020 VS 7:42 hours for the iphone 11.
I will wait for gsmarena's LAB test.
Brandon Butch’s battery drain video about SE 2020 vs the older ones: https://youtu.be/Z35Pf3C9l6I
iPhone SE (2020): 6hrs 12mins
iPhone 6s: 3hrs 51mins
iPhone 7: 3hrs 55mins
iPhone SE: 4hrs 33mins
iPhone 8: 5hrs 8mins
iPhone XR: 7hrs 30mins
iPhone 11: 7hrs 41mins
Zainh, 29 Apr 2020I'm hardly waiting for the gsmarena full review mainly for performance and battery life..... M... moreSmart of you is fully dismissing all the trash talk from the haters and waiting for legit infos to be out.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2020Gsmarena have not posted an endrance rating for this phone yet, iphone XS is 72h despite large... moreThank you! I’ve founded cheap XS but I’ve seen that a lot of people complain about the battery life.
TheWanderer, 16 Apr 2020What are you smoking lol... A13 is really quick and at this resolution the gaming performance ... moreIt's like putting a RTX-2080Ti in a desktop only to play on a 720p 60Hz monitor- a gtx 1050 could also run it at 720p 60fps. Plus it's underclocked, you can't expect it to remain cool in that body, also the camera hardware is exactly the same. Battery is less than 2000mah, when a budget phone of any price now has at least 4000mah. No optimisation can compensate. The only real plus points are the chip and compact size. Everything else is lacking- headphone jack, ram, resolution, battery, camera (pixel is waaaaay better especially at night), water resistance (older devices- e.g. s7 had IP68), the iphone X which is only slightly larger is available second hand for £380ish so better value for money even if ios fan.
francesco, 29 Apr 2020Need your help guys! Which one to choose: Iphone SE (2020) or IPhone XS?Gsmarena have not posted an endrance rating for this phone yet, iphone XS is 72h despite larger mAh because of bigger screen and less efficient A12 chipset, according to my estimates SE 2020 will have at the very least the same or likely better battery life than the XS.
BB, 29 Apr 2020problem is Android doesn't care, a smaller powerful phone with a 4'' - 5'' isn't even a consid... moreExactly right, the SE phones are there to cover a market segment (already abandoned by android) which is those who want a smaller and lighter yet high quality phone. Is just that those borderline pathological (12h/7d) users who post here are so narrow minded that simply can't conceive of it.
Apple just can't stop themselves from scaming people
First they built the ios designedly to make the battery life less, and to make the cpu runs slow over time eventhough it's a 64-bit which can live forever.
And now with this 2014 iPhone material design they just put an A13 chep and an awful battery selling it at 400$ 👎🏻
I'm hardly waiting for the gsmarena full review mainly for performance and battery life..... Man review it quickly man(in kind way 🤗)