Apple IPhone SE 2020 - The Most Affordable IPhone | GadgetGuruBN

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Apple announced the IPhone SE 2020 smartphone in India which starts from 42,500 INR which would be available starting today.
Check out below links to always stay up-to-date with current price, availability & best offers before you buy your IPhone SE 2020 smartphone. 
IPhone SE 2020 (64GB) at 42,500 INR (flipkart.com)
IPhone SE 2020 (128GB) at 47,800 INR (flipkart.com)
IPhone SE 2020 (256GB) at 58,300 INR (flipkart.com)
Special launch offer, IPhone SE 2020 starts from 38,900 INR which includes 3600 INR discount with HDFC cards (Offer Link - flipkart.com).
Apple IPhone SE 2020
Image - Apple IPhone SE 2020
Firstly, What makes the IPhone SE 2020 stand out?
Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the IPhone 8?
Finally, Worth it for 42,500 INR?
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•1) Familiar Look = Familiar Feel (13/15)
Looks come in form of 3 beautiful colors Black, White & Red. Among the trio colors, Red one does make this IPhone SE stand apart.
It carries forward familiar dimensions of 138.4*67.3*7.3 mm (Length*Width*Thickness) & Weigh's 148g which is exactly same as the IPhone 8 giving it compact form factor to offer eaase in one handed usability.
The build uses Ion-strengthened Glass on front & back along with aluminium frame to provide solid feel and the compact nature makes it feel very comfortable to hold.

•2) High Quality Display = Awesome Viewing Experience (13/15)
The display quality comes from 4.7' Retina HD 1334x750 pixels resolution IPS panel having 326 ppi density (sharpness) in 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen). The display supports True Tone Display (adjust display color based on surrounding), Wide color display P3 (wider color gamut). Also comes with 625 nits Brightness, Display zoom, Haptic touch & Reachability (all of which as advertised).
Considering all the above put together along with higher brightness & contrast (better sunlight visibility) should provide you a display with excellent overall quality & awesome viewing experience.

•3) More Features = More Happiness (13/15)
The awesome features list include Dual SIM (Nano SIM & eSIM) slot, 4G LTE/LTE-A (2x2 MIMO & LAA) with VoLTE & VoWi-Fi, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Dual-Band (2.4G+5G) & 2x2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), NFC with reader mode, Express cards with power reserve, GPS (A-GPS & GLONASS), Sensors (Touch ID fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass, three-axis Gyroscope, Ambient light & Proximity), Lightning port, Alert slider, stereo speakers, IP67 Certification, But misses out 3.5mm headphone jack.
There is single RAM (3GB LPDDR4X) & 3 Storage (64/128/256 NVMe) variants on offer.

•4) Upgraded Hardware = Super Fast Performance (19/20)
The internals is powered by Apple A13 Bionic SOC (7nm+ Fabrication with 3rd Gen Neural Engine) which is an hexa-core processor (2x2.65 Ghz Lightning & 4x1.82 Ghz Thunder) which is same as the one found on IPhone 11, Apple designed quad-core graphics, 3GB RAM & upto 256GB storage.
The software on-board is IOS 13 which comes with minimal customization options.
The performance should be extraordinary thanks to all the tech inside, which would handle all your daily tasks (Faster app & game loading times, Better Multitasking & Smoother UI operations) with ease and for all the gamers out there you should be able to play all demanding games (PubG, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile & list goes on) smoothly without any lag or drop in frame rates in high settings to enjoy high level of detail from the game-play. Also thanks to stereo speakers the audio quality should be very good as well which ads to immersive experience (gaming & video watching).
What ads to sustained performance is the RAM management which is my favorite part and here too the performance is excellent (efficient utilization of RAM) to enhance overall performance.

•5) Great Camera = Equally Good Performance (16.5/20)
The rear camera comes with Single lenses which includes 12MP wide (f/1.8 aperture, PDAF & OIS) with quad LED flash. In terms of video recording it supports upto 4K(2160p)@24/30/60 fps, FHD(1080p)@30/60 fps, HD(720p)@30/60 fps, Slow-Motion FHD(1080p)@120/240 fps, Super Slow-Motion HD(720p)@480 fps & Time-Lapse video with stabilization. The rear camera features include OIS (for photo & video) cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p & 720p), Extended dynamic range for video upto 30fps, QuickTake video, Smart HDR for photos, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh & depth control, Portrait lighting with six portrait lighting effects, Advanced red-eye correction, Burst mode, LED true tone flash with Slow Sync & Panorama upto 63MP.
The front camera comes with single lens 7MP (f/2.2 aperture & Fixed Focus). In terms of video recording it support's upto FHD(1080p)@30 fps. The front camera features include cinematic video stabilization (1080p & 720p), QuickTake video, Portrait mode with advanced bokeh & depth control, Portrait lighting with six portrait lighting effects, Auto HDR for photos, Auto image stabilization, Screen flash & Burst mode.
Talking about image, The overall image quality should be quite excellent in day light & very good even under low light in auto mode and there are few features & settings to take better control of things.
Talking about video, The overall video quality should be quite excellent in day light & very good in low light, There is OIS video stabilization option which should provide great video stabilization which helps to minimize unwanted shake to a very good extent while recording. To add dramic experience to your videos there is an option to record slow motion videos (1080p@120/240fps) & the overall quality should be very good.
Talking about image & video quality from 7MP front camera should be great overall (great in day light & pretty good in low light).

•6) Similar Battery = Similar Endurance (13/15)
The non-removable Li-Po battery capacity is rated at 1821 mah, Which supports 18W fast charging (1% to 50% in 30 min advertised) & wireless charging. The full charge (1% to 100%) should take upto 50min with 18W fast charger & upto 70min with supplied 5W charger.
Talking about battery life the battery capacity from its predecessor (IPhone 8) is same but with better & efficient Apple A13 SOC (Apple A10 on IPhone 8) while keeping same Retina HD screen resolution you can easily expect similar battery life from IPhone SE 2020. One place where it consumes more juice is during demanding graphic intensive performance where this IPhone SE 2020 features Apple's quad-core GPU (Apple's tri-core GPU on IPhone 8).
SOT (Screen On Time) :  upto 6h Avg*.
Battery Life : upto 1 day Avg*.
*Above stats give you better understanding of the screen on time and battery life which you can expect in real world (Note : Battery life depends on one's usage (light/medium/heavy), task (video watching/gaming/camera) & network (wifi/5G/4G/3G). Based on one's usage, task & network above SOT & Battery Life will increase/decrease respectively.

Pros 
+Quite Excellent Build.
+Excellent Display.
+IP67 Certification.
+Extraordinary Performance.
+Very Good Audio Quality.
+Quite Excellent Camera & Video Recording. 
+Great Battery Life & supports Wireless charging.
+Cheapest IPhone yet.

Cons 
-No 3.5mm Audio Jack.
-Premium Pricing on Higher Storage Variants (Especially 256GB).
-No 18W Charger in the box (comes with 5W). 

GadgetGuruBN Product Rating* - 87.5/100.
•<50 - Average •50-60 - Good •60-70 - Very Good • 70-80 - Great •80-90 - Excellent •>90 Extraordinary.
*GadgetGuruBN Product Rating is given based on overall performance of the device on all above factors in it's segment.

VFM Rating* - 7.7/10.
•<=4 - High Price  •5-5.9 - Good Price •6-6.9 - Very Good Price •7-7.9 - Great Price •8-8.9 - Excellent Price •>=9 Most VFM.
*VFM (Value For Money) Rating is given based on price to performance in it's segment.

Conclusion
To conclude here are the answers to the following questions asked at the beginning,

Firstly, What makes the IPhone SE 2020 stand out?
•True Compact device for one handed usage with flagship Apple A13 chip.
•IOS. 

Secondly, What are the improvements over it's predecessor the IPhone 8?
•Newer Apple A13 SOC.

Finally, Worth it for 42,500 INR?
Based on Pros, Cons & Ratings, this Apple IPhone SE 2020 is an excellent smartphone for you at a great price. If you can get it with card offer (for 38,900 INR) you got yourself quite excellent value too.

So what do you think of Apple IPhone SE 2020? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I hope you found this review helpful in clearing your confusion.

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