6 Reasons to Buy the iPhone SE 2020 & 4 Reasons to Wait
There are some reasons to consider buying Apple’s iPhone SE 2020. On the flip side, there are also some great reasons to think about waiting or buying something else.
Last April, Apple finally released the long-awaited iPhone SE 2020, also known as the iPhone SE 2. Apple simply calls it iPhone SE. And while it shares a name with the device that arrived back in March of 2016, it doesn’t look anything like the original 4-inch iPhone SE.
The second-generation iPhone SE looks like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus though it comes with some upgraded internals like Apple’s A13 Bionic processor.
It comes in several colors and three different storage configurations giving those looking for a budget alternative to the iPhone 12 series (iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max) and iPhone 11 series (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max) a host of options.
The iPhone SE 2020 starts at $399 though you can trade-in your old phone and save a bunch of cash. For instance Apple’s trade-in offer allows you to save up to $100 if you trade in an iPhone 6s Plus.
You get 64GB for $399 or less, but if you need more storage you’ll have to spend a bit more. The 128GB iPhone SE 2020 is $449.99 without a deal while the largest option, the 256GB model, will cost you $549 without a deal.
Needless to say, if you want a cheap iPhone with excellent specs, the iPhone SE 2020 is an appealing option. It’s not the only option you’ve got though.
You’ll want to take a long look at in-house competition like the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and others. There are also some excellent Android-powered alternatives out there like the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Google’s Pixel 4a.
With that in mind, we want to guide you through the best reasons to buy the iPhone SE 2020 right now, the best reasons to wait, and the best reasons to go with something else.
Buy for Excellent Performance
One of the highlights of the iPhone SE 2020's hardware is the A13 Bionic processor. This is the same processor that's inside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series.
So what does this mean in the real world? It means that your applications will open much faster and games will run much better.
On top of that, you'll get machine learning and better efficiency which will help your new phone deliver excellent battery life.
For reference, Apple says the iPhone SE 2020's CPU is up2.4x