This post was last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 07:30 am
As you can see, a new generation of iPhone SE has been quietly released on the evening of the 15th of April, 2020. This new machine has been pre-seen for more than half a year online. I have frequently seen the latest news reports from the media. Suffice to say that this is a new Apple machine equipped with an Apple A13 processor and at an estimated low price. Although the iPhone SE is somewhat modest in the design of the mobile phone, many feel it is too old-fashioned. After all, compared with the current full-screen Android mobile phone, the design of the iPhone SE is indeed a bit behind. But considering that its starting price is only $399, so it has caused a lot of attention. But I suggest you exercise caution before you jump the ship. Apple iPhone SE still has four shortcomings. In this post, I will highlight four 2020 iPhone SE shortcomings. These constraints are present regardless of the models(be it; A2296, A2275 or A2298). However, you can still buy it if you don’t mind!
Four 2020 iPhone SE Shortcomings that are Major Enough to Change your Mind
In this section, I will be analyzing four major constraints/deal-breakers that are associated with the new iPhone SE released in 2020
1. First, the Battery life is Below Average or at Best Average
As the mobile phone market continues to explode, and many users like to watch movies on mobile phones, they have put forward higher requirements for the battery life of the mobile phone.
Sadly, the battery capacity of the iPhone SE is indeed not praiseworthy. It is only equipped to around 1800 mAH battery capacity. Apart from this, there is no standard 18W fast charge head, comes with the ancestral 5W charger.
Given that many users are trying to buy iPhone SE cheaply, they will not spend another one or two hundred dollars to buy it. An 18W fast charge, so the comprehensive battery life of the iPhone SE is still very general, and it is not even comparable to the life of many Chinese $110 Android machines.
2. The Apple iPhone SE 2020 Screen Quality is not Outstanding
As a 4.7-inch small-screen mobile phone, iPhone SE has not made any changes to the screen. It is exactly the same as the previous generation iPhone8.
Also, It uses a 720p resolution screen, and the display effect is not outstanding. Especially, when you factor in the screen contrast.
For example, when you compare it with iPhone X or Xs, OLED screens, many colors of the iPhone SE ’s mobile phone screen are not accurate. The same photo looks a bit white on the iPhone SE, but it looks very clear on the iPhoneXs.
Apparently, this is a common problem on LCD screens. If everyone has higher requirements for the screen quality, obviously iPhoneSE is not worth getting started. At present, even many Chinese Android phones are already better than iPhoneSE in terms of picture quality performance!
3. The New iPhone SE has Just a Single-Camera Lens
As a single-camera 12-megapixel mobile phone, the iPhone SE’s camera strength is still good. Although, the hardware parameters are the same as the iPhone8, the camera performance of the iPhone SE is better.
To make things better, Apple equipped the new iPhone SE with the Apple A13 which has more powerful algorithm capabilities and adds HDR effects. As a result, camera capability has been improved compared with iPhone8.
Unfortunately, this is a single-camera 12-megapixel mobile phone. Therefore, iPhoneSE cannot give users a good experience of camera functions, such as the lack of super macro and super wide-angle functions. So taking pictures is also a major pain point of iPhone SE!
4. The 2020 iPhone SE is not as Reasonably Priced as iPhone XR
When you are not considering the starting price of iPhone SE(which seems to be very cheap), you will realise that it is indeed an expensive device. The$399 starting price of iPhone SE makes it the cheapest flagship phone in Apple mobile phone history.
However, the price/performance ratio of iPhone SE is actually very general. Certainly cost-effective space, but because the price of iPhone SE is only $85 cheaper than iPhone XR, but the latter provides dual sim card, with better battery life, obviously iPhone XR is better than iPhone SE in terms of cost performance.
In addition, the same price can already buy a good android 5G mobile phone. This includes the cheaper Honor 30, Redmi K30 pro, etc. Therefore, the insiders think that the price/performance ratio of the iPhone SE makes it to be an expensive device when you are considering the 128GB.