Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) Review

Apple unveiled new products on March 8. iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, and the new MacBook Pro were among the new projects that were announced during the event. Of all these gadgets, the iPhone SE 3 is the main focus as it is expected to be on the international starting on the 18th of this month.

There has been several speculations about what the new Apple phone will offer. It is of more interest as the flagship offers a more affordable option than the other series. In this article we will review the previous SE series and compare it to the expected version.

iPhone SE (2020)

Released in April 24 2020, the SE 2 was considered the cheapest iPhone at the time. Made available worldwide, it was sold for $399 per unit. The phone came in different models which were distinguished by the storage space.

The previously stated price was for the 64GB ROM model. While the 128GB and 256GB were sold for $449 and $549 respectively. In the US, Apple offered the new SE (2020) at $16.62/month through its financing plan and an option to swap an old phone for the latest.

The device promised a very familiar environment which is fulfilled by mimicking the iPhone 8 display. Not only was the screen display almost the same, the SE felt like the 8 both in looks and touch.

Compared to the iPhone 8, the SE 2020 offered little to no added features. Both phones have the same screen dimensions  (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and were built the same (Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame). Still on the display, both devices have the same feature (Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits), same screen size (4.7 inches) and the same protection.

Regarding the system, the SE 2020 is much better as it runs on the A13 Bionic chipset. This means that it offered a faster and smoother experience than the latter. Released in 2020, the device was said to bridge the gap between the iPhone 11 and the 8 model while maintaining minimal cost.

The battery life was almost the same as the 11. However, there is little difference in the output of both devices with the 11 model performing better. The SE 2 has a 12 MP main camera that features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, and panorama.

For selfie, a 7 MP with HDR is present. In simple terms, the phone is good for photos and offers a high range of video recording options. With a brief overview of the 2020 model, what will the 2022 SE model offer?

iPhone SE (2022)

Currently in the presales stages, the SE 3 is considered the cheapest iPhone. Made available worldwide, it sells for $429 per unit. The phone is produced in different variants which is distinguished by the storage space.

The previously stated price was for the 64GB ROM model. While the 128GB and 256GB were sold for $479 and $579 respectively. Like the preceding model,  Apple may offer the new SE (2022) at $18.62/month through its financing plan and an option to swap an old phone for the latest.

Speaking of its appearance, the SE 3 is modeled like the previous version. Both phones have the same screen dimensions  (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and were built the same (Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame). Still on the display, both devices have the same feature (Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits), same screen size (4.7 inches) and the same protection.

Regarding the system, the SE 2022 is much better as it runs on the A15 Bionic chipset. This means that it offered a faster and smoother experience than the latter. Released in 2022, the device is said to bridge the gap between the iPhone 13 and the previous SE model while maintaining minimal cost.

The battery life is almost the same as the 13 but does not offer MagSafe wireless charging or Qi magnetic fast wireless charging. However, there is little difference in the output of both devices with the 13 model performing better. Additionally, the SE 3 has the same camera as the 2020 version.

A 12 MP main camera that features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, and panorama. For selfie, a 7 MP with HDR is present. In simple terms, the phone is good for photos and offers a high range of video recording options.

Conclusion

In this article, we used SE 2 and SE 3 to describe the 2020 and 2022 models. You may not see the same name on Apple’s official website. We also briefly covered some features of both SE models.

Although the SE 3 looks like an iPhone 8 (which is obviously old), the operating system is much better as it is almost on par with the 13 model. So, it’s like you are getting a semi iPhone 13 for a very cheap price. Will you purchase the SE 2022?