Is the new iPhone SE worth buying? It depends. Here's why. The Pros include the new A13 Bionic chip (also used in iPhone 11), battery that lasts 11-12 hours, water-resistance rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes), a slightly larger 4.7” display (previously 4”), Dual Sim and ergonomic design for comfort long hours usage.
The Cons include a camera that has poor night mode shots, a low-resolution display of 1334 x 750 pixels, and a low refresh rate of 60 hertz by today's standard. There is a distinct difference in flow/smoothness between 60 hertz and a display that has 90 hertz and above. For me, that is quite a deal-breaker because, with the improved A13 Bionic chip and Dual Sim function, a higher refresher will be the perfect combination for productivity. (Almost nailed it)
That being said, here's why the new iPhone SE is still worth buying. Apple has included all the things that consumers are familiar with, including the touch ID, notch-less design, small form factor, long battery hours, and all the high-end functions that demand a higher premium which some consumers simply don't need it.
For the starting price of $649.00 for 64GB, $719 for 128GB, $889.00 for 256GB, this phone sits at the mid-tier pricing for Phones. For the equivalent price of $649.00, one could get a much better camera and premium Android Phone. Yet, it's not only the phone that consumers are buying, but it is also the entire Apple's experience, privacy, and ecosystem. What’s your take?
Every iPhone SE (Product) RED purchase now contributes directly to the Global Fund in combating Covid-19.