iPhone SE, with A15 Bionic and 5G. The new version of Apple’s cheapest iPhone is here, with improvements that can’t be ignored.
As had been rumored, Apple used its spring event to introduce a new cheap iPhone, two years after the arrival of the second-generation iPhone SE and six years after the arrival of the original model.
The 2022 iPhone SE uses the same chip as the iPhone 13 series, the powerful A15 Bionic, making it one of the best value for money smartphones. In addition, it is now compatible with 5G connectivity and also stands out for its endurance and durability.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone SE.
A15 Bionic, the same chip as the iPhone 13
This already tells you everything you should know about Apple’s new cheap iPhone. It benefits from the full power of the same processor that the company debuted with the launch of its latest flagship model last September, the iPhone 13.
This A15 Bionic uses a 6-core processor (the fastest in a smartphone) with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. So the new iPhone SE is 1.8 times faster than the iPhone 8, according to Apple.
There’s also a 16-core neural engine capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second. This is ideal for machine learning features and iOS 15 features like Live Text.
Home button stays
One of the great unknowns about the new iPhone SE was whether Apple would decide to eliminate the Home button once and for all. This has not been the case, as the new device continues to use the mythical button to navigate the interface, as well as to unlock the terminal with Touch ID.
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Familiar, old-fashioned, rugged design.
Keeping the Home button means that Apple has once again gone for the design it introduced with the iPhone 6 in 2014. It’s inevitable that the design already looks somewhat dated, especially given the size of the screen and the thick bezels that surround it.
It’s a 4.7″ display, protected by the industry’s toughest glass (which we also saw on the iPhone 13 models). This same material is used on the back, so while old-fashioned, it’s a tough and durable design.
It also has an IP67 certification to protect it from water and dust and is available in three colors: midnight, star white, and (PRODUCT)RED.
Better battery life
Speaking of durability, Apple assures that the new iPhone SE will also last in terms of battery life. The A15 Bionic and iOS 15 both allow the battery life of the new iPhone to be longer and improve on that of the previous 4.7″ models.
On the other hand, the new iPhone SE supports Qi wireless charging, not MagSafe (as the iPhone 13 does). Fortunately, it does support fast charging.
The cameras have also been improved. This is partly thanks to the A15 Bionic, which enables features like Smart HDR 4, Photo Styles, and “Deep Fusion” for the 2022 iPhone SE.
We get a 12MP wide-angle with an aperture of f/1.8, which is perfect for all the above features, as well as a portrait mode.
On the other hand, video recordings are better than previous generations thanks to the A15 Bionic, as noise has been reduced (especially in low light). The new model also have a better white balance and more natural skin tones.
Last but not least, we have to confirm one of the rumors that have been circulating the most about the third-generation iPhone SE in recent months. Yes, 5G connectivity is coming to Apple’s cheapest model, so you’ll be able to enjoy fast connection speeds without spending a fortune.
The inclusion of 5G means you will be able to download and upload files much faster using your mobile data, as well as play higher-quality streaming video, among other benefits.