Apple iPhone SE – a great phone with a cheap price

There was a time when a phone meant a fixed instrument, which you had to mechanically dial. But that is a long time ago – almost like a fairytale. In present times, with the demanding requirements of the social media, the calling and messaging utility of the mobile phone has taken a back seat and the choice of a good phone means a Smartphone where you can take good pictures, play high resolution videos, play video games, hold video conference without any glitch along with many other features. 

Apple Smartphone, with their robustness, high-resolution displays and superior technology have stolen the hearts of millions of mobile phone users especially the younger generation. There is hardly a single soul who does not like to be the proud owner of an iPhone. This is quite evident from the long queues on the day of a new iPhone launch. For the players who prefer betting online, it is simply a live casino house. They can get access to all types of online casinos through this iPhone.

Unbelievable Price!

However, the iPhones have always been rather expensive compared to other categories of smartphone. For example iPhone SE11 that has mind-blowing features came with a price tag of $699. Last year the iPhone sold at a price of $1499. This was rather expensive for quite a few. Apple seemed to have factored in this sentiment of users and brought out an affordable (to most people) iPhone and packed in many features of the higher end models. 

Hence, the launch of iPhone SE at $399 was a dream come true for most who yearned for the pleasure of using an iPhone.

Exciting Features

First let us see the technical features of this phone

The iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. People may think that the display is rather small compared to the large 6.1-inch screen of SE 11. While this may be true for users who are keen on playing games holding the phone with both hands, most of the users who prefer single-handed operation will find this phone more handy. The Haptic Touch facilitates Quick Action, such as animating live photos and previewing messages. It also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 playback. 

Among other features, the phone has a Touch ID, a sleek body with an aerospace-grade aluminum body with a glass back. The sapphire crystal Home button gives it the exclusive look. There are no face scanners in this phone but the fingerprint scanner works marvelously as in the case of most iPhones.

iPhone SE has Dual SIM with eSIM. This is a great advantage and provides a leading edge for managing voice and data calls. Apple has introduced this technology in iPhone XS, iPhone XS, Max, iPhone XR, and later models. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM. It is an electronic SIM card. It replaces the physical, plastic SIM card that is used in all Smartphone with one that is virtual and embedded. With this feature LTE can be handled in two SIMs at the same time. However, to use this feature the wireless carrier must support eSIM. The users have experienced stronger signals with eSIM compared to the physical SIM. 

The phone has WiFi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE network capability.

iPhone SE has IP67 rating. This means that if the phone stays submerged in water up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes there will be no water ingress. It is quite obvious that nobody would like to test this feature with an expensive phone but Apple has always proved its honesty as a technology provider.  It is also dust resistant.

Another user-friendly feature of this phone is that it can be wirelessly charged.  The second-generation iPhone SE can be wirelessly charged with Qi-certified chargers. This is very useful because it does away with an irritating mess of wires and the phone is not required to be left unattended in a public place.  It also has a facility for fast charging, which can charge the phone up to 50% within 30 minutes. 


Intelligent Camera

The best part of iPhone SE that attracts the users is the quality of photographs that can be clicked with this device. It has a 12 MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a front camera that supports video capture at 4K up to 60fps.  Now, here Apple did a jugglery, which is bound to make its users happy. It took the processor of a higher-end model SE11, which is the fastest in the market and placed it in a body, which is more or less similar to the 2017 model iPhone 8.  As a result there has been a significant improvement in the camera.  iPhone SE has a single lens, while the earlier high-end iPhones have two lenses. The two lenses optically combine to produce what is popularly known as portrait effect.  It sharpens the image while gently blurring the background.  

In iPhone XR, which was launched in 2018 Apple used machine-learning technology.  With this technology, without having two lenses the iPhone could use artificial intelligence to analyze the image and sharpen it blurring the background. However, as expected, it needed a faster processor.  So, despite having a single lens, iPhone SE with a faster processor of SE11 is driven by machine learning software to produce excellent photos.  For iPhone users, who are not keen on professional quality photography iPhone SE satisfies their need of capturing their golden moments. 

So, it can be said that Apple’s iPhone SE is an optimization of hardware and technology mix to offer an affordable product to its users.



Now, all said and done iPhone SE is the best choice for a person who wants a robust and state-of art iPhone with a minimum trade off with high-end devices. For example, some may complain that the battery life of iPhone SE is not as good as SE11. Well, with 40% less price most of the buyers will be happy to see the battery last till dinner time with all the usual activities including video gaming. So what else can one want but grab the technology marvel from Apple at the best price?

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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