Apple offered one of the most surprising smartphones of the year with its iPhone SE. Amazon has today decided to improve the quality / price ratio of this phone by lowering its price to 459 euros instead of 489.
Apple has succeeded in conquering a market it had long neglected with the iPhone SE: the mid-range. With a starting price of 489 euros, we end up with an iPhone with an excellent quality / price ratio and it is even better with a promotion.
- A compact format
- IPhone 11 performance
- Apple's high-end finishes
The iPhone SE 2020 is available in my 64 GB model at 459 euros instead of 489 euros on Amazon, in red and white.
If you want it in black, the iPhone SE is available for the same price from RED by SFR.
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The iPhone SE takes the design of another well-known Apple smartphone: the iPhone 8. We find the same small 4.7-inch screen, with a glass back and finishes as exemplary as ever. We may regret the design, which is starting to be a little "dated" with rather imposing screen borders and the presence of the Touch ID button.
The screen of this iPhone is a Retina LCD (TrueTone compatible) with an HD definition of 1334 x 750 pixels. Despite its small definition, the small size of the screen allows you not to be too handicapped by the absence of Full HD. The color display is well calibrated and there are good contrasts, although obviously not up to the OLED.
The smartphone may look like a 2017 phone, but it performs as a 2020 smartphone! It incorporates the same ultra powerful SoC as the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro: the A13 Bionic. We could summarize this chip as “the most powerful on the market” and finding it in a smartphone for less than 500 euros is a nice surprise. We add with that 3 GB of RAM which, thanks to the optimization of iOS, will be enough not to have a lot of slowdowns.
Its 1,821 mAh battery also benefits from system optimizations, but is failing to peak. You can last a day, but really no more. Second unpleasant point: the slow charger provided in the box. Where some manufacturers provide 18 or 30 W adapters with their smartphones, Apple continues to give its small 5 W which charges this iPhone in 2h30. If you want to take advantage of fast charging, because it is compatible, we recommend that you buy an 18 W power adapter alongside it to charge it in 1.5 hours. Also note its compatibility with wireless charging.
Regarding the photo part, its unique 12 MP rear photo sensor, f / 1.8 takes good shots based on Apple's excellent algorithms, but it still suffers from the lack of a second sensor which deprives it of an always welcome versatility.
For more information, visit our full review of the iPhone SE.
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If you absolutely want an iPhone, but you're not sure which model is best for you, don't hesitate to read our Apple Smartphone Buying Guide!