Except for one, iPhones have a reputation for being expensive. The third-generation iPhone SE arrived two years after the second iteration. On the surface, it looks almost identical to the iPhone 6 design from 2014. However, the internals is vastly enhanced.
Let’s start with the Apple A15 chipset, which is included in the iPhone 13 series and is the quickest smartphone chip available. Storage capacities remain unchanged at 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
The screen is still 4.7″ diagonally, but the thick bezels above and below make it bigger than an iPhone mini. Nonetheless, for better durability, this generation adds the “toughest glass on a smartphone” (Ceramic Shield). There’s also a Touch ID fingerprint reader behind the screen, so you don’t have to worry about Face ID being confused by masks.
The camera has been upgraded, primarily in terms of computational photography. The iPhone SE (2022) retains a single 12MP sensor and lacks features such as sensor-shift image stabilization seen in the 13-series. Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion are all available on the SE (2022).
It goes without saying that the new SE is 5G capable. Apple is still selling iPhone 11 devices, so it has 4G options, but all current models are 5G. It’s also worth noting that the original SE from 2016 is still running the most recent iOS.