The first handset to be released by Apple in 2020, iPhone SE (Second Generation) packs the power of the flagship iPhone 11 Pro into the compact and popular design of iPhone 8. With its state of the art A13 Bionic Chip, this smartphone offers unparalleled value for money – enjoy top end specs, the very latest operating system and an affordable price point too.
1 - Design and Display
Measuring 4.7 inches, iPhone SE’s Retina HD display is small enough to be pocket-friendly, without sacrificing the cinematic viewing experience that Apple is renowned for. With incredible colour accuracy and True Tone technology that alters the white balance on your screen for a more comfortable view, this smartphone won’t disappoint, whether you’re gaming, streaming or simply editing your photos.
The handset itself is made of a seamless blend of aerospace-grade aluminium and glass, with an impressive IP67 rating for durability – meaning iPhone SE is water resistant in water 1 metre deep for up to 30 minutes. You’ll also find the familiar Home button featured, made of sapphire crystal to ensure it can withstand scratches and protect the sensor it houses.
2 - Single-Lens Camera System
The 12MP rear camera system on uses a powerful wide lens, but this strikingly simple setup by no means compromises on functionality or performance. Capable of 5x digital zoom as well as panoramas of up to 63MP, you can capture every moment in flawless detail, whether you’re zooming in or out.
Portrait Mode is present too, with advanced bokeh and Depth Control, so you can artfully alter the background blur to bring your photo’s foreground into sharp relief. You’ll also have access to all six Portrait Lighting effects, including Natural, Studio and Contour. The 7MP front-facing camera is equipped with bokeh and Depth Control as well, so the clarity of your selfies will live up to your portraits.
There’s plenty to offer for budding videographers – iPhone SE can film in 4K, and comes with video stabilisation on both the front and rear camera, as well as studio audio recording, so your footage will look and sound great, even in shaky hands.
3 - A13 Bionic Chip
A major highlight on this handset, iPhone SE shares the same A13 Bionic Chip as the** flagship iPhone 11 Pro** – the fastest chip to ever be included in an iPhone. It streamlines overall performance, working in sync with iOS 13 to make every task your iPhone carries out quicker and more efficient. From enabling more intelligent apps to powering high-quality photography and running graphics-intensive games with ease, this chip makes the everyday effortless.
A13 Bionic also means an upgrade in battery life, and iPhone SE is capable of wireless charging with any Qi-certified charger (sold separately), as well as fast-charging, achieving up to 50% charge in 30 minutes – so you’ll never be stranded without power again.
4 - Touch ID
As well as seeing the reappearance of the popular Home button, Apple has also incorporated Touch ID into the design of iPhone SE. Operated via a steel ring that’s situated under the sapphire crystal surface of the Home button, Touch ID will detect and scan your fingerprint for maximum security.
An easy and convenient alternative to Face ID or unlocking your handset with a passcode, Touch ID enables you to make purchases on Apple Pay, log in to your favourite apps and authorise payments on the App Store with just the swipe of a finger.
5 - iOS 13
iPhone SE comes with iOS 13 installed straight out of the box – and Apple’s latest operating system is bursting with exciting updates of its own. One new feature you’ll find in Control Centre is Dark Mode, a setting cleverly designed to make screen time easier on the eyes, which can be set to activate automatically at the end of the day. Apple Maps has also had an upgrade, offering an immersive 3D experience so you can pan 360-degrees and soak in a photographic view of where you want to go.
Using your phone while you’re driving just got a whole lot easier too – iOS 13 includes the exclusive CarPlay Dashboard, designed to make accessing maps and music a breeze when you’re on the road. These are just a few of iOS 13’s biggest features - there’s so much more to explore, like the all new Photos Tab, Reminders app and important updates to privacy and security.