iPhone SE 2020, iPhone that is relatively cheap – is it good?

iPhone that is relatively cheap - is it good? (src: https://www.apple.com/in/)

Apple has been making solid hardware since 1976 starting with Apple I personal computer. In 2007, Apple stepped into the mobile phone market with its first ever iPhone. People although loved the phone, they did not exactly love the price tag on it. Since then, Apple produced phones that were not so pocket-friendly. Actually, Apple holds the crown for being the brand that produced good phones for a very high price.

The one thing about iPhones that has always attracted me is the UI – it is so good. It is beautiful, with smooth animations, nifty blurred effects and so much more. All of this, coupled with the fact that iOS has a really good ram management, makes it a great package.

The downside of iOS is mainly the lack of application libraries, meaning less number of apps (compared to Android) and also the lack of customization. The thing is Apple products played well when you are in the Apple ecosystem, i.e. having a suite of other Apple products.

For a very long time, iPhones were considered the premium flagship phones, that is until the first iPhone SE came out in 2016 – and just like that iPhones were affordable (iPhones, affordable – two words that are rarely used in the same sentence).

iPhone SE was a good iPhone (obviously, not the best, but good enough) – it had the body of the iPhone 5s and the soul of the iPhone 6s. Overall, it was a great choice for people who wanted an iPhone but at an affordable price (yeah, like almost everyone).

Year 2020, enter the iPhone SE 2020 (duh!?). The enchanting soul of the iPhone 11 Pro trapped within the body of the iPhone 8.

iPhone that is relatively cheap - is it good? (src: https://www.apple.com/in/)
Apple iPhone (src: https://www.apple.com/in/)

From the outside, it was kind of outdated, with the huge bezel and a physical home button housing the touch ID.

Quick specs

Display4.7″ Retina HD LCD display. 1334×750 resolution at 326 ppi.
ChipA13 Bionic chip.
Storage64 GB | 128 GB | 256 GB – based on the model
CameraFront – 12MP wide camera with f1.2 aperture.
Back – 7MP with f2.2 aperture.
Battery1821 mAh battery with fast charging.
PriceStarts at ₹42,500

So, is it worth it? It is but only if you want to have an iOS experience at a relatively low price.

At ₹42,500, there are other much better android choices with up-to-date specs and design, but it is not often that you would find iPhones drifting around this price range.

Weirdly enough, this year there is an iPhone which is less expensive than this year’s Oneplus (surreal, I know).

Needless to say, the iPhone SE is a good pick as it comes with iOS 13 and given Apple’s track record, it will get updates to it.

This is for those who either need flagship specs but at a much smaller form factor or someone looking to step into the iOS world but is reluctant to pay upwards of 50K.


The iPhone SE 2020 although has a slightly specific set of audience, at ₹42,500 it still is a good pick as a good iPhone. So, overall, if you do get this phone, you would not go wrong with it.

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