Over the years, smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger.. and more expensive. The latest Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 both start at $999, and that’s why people have been holding onto their old phones longer and longer. It’s not uncommon to look around in public and see people still using an iPhone 6 or 7.
Today, Apple is looking to convince those holdouts to finally upgrade their older iPhones with the introduction of the new second-generation iPhone SE, which starts at just $399. At first glance, it’s easy to mistake this for an old iPhone 8, as they share the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with the Touch ID home button. But the similarities end there.
With the iPhone SE, you’re getting many of the goodies from the iPhone 11, including Apple’s most recent A13 Bionic processor (which is 40% faster than the iPhone 8’s A11 chip), a single 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie, wireless charging, and an IP67 rating for water and dust-resistance. What you give up by going with the iPhone SE are the telephoto and wide-angle lenses and night mode.