Recently, Apple introduced its new product - the iPhone SE smartphone. This event generated a lot of interest in various circles. Users rejoiced at the opportunity to purchase a device with a flagship processor at a relatively low price. Experts assessed the possibilities of Yabloko in terms of establishing production cycles in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Our portal has collected all the most interesting information about the iPhone SE, which is presented below. At the end of the review, we'll tell you a little about the iPhone 12 release prospects.
iPhone SE received the same flagship A13 Bionic chipset, which is equipped with the entire line of last year's iPhone 11. And everything is the same: from operating frequencies to the number of cores and the graphics accelerator. Only the RAM is a bit more modest here. Its capacity is only 3GB, not the 4GB of iPhone 11.
Despite this, the device is striking in its performance. The fact is that iOS devices do not need a lot of RAM for this, as is the case with Android smartphones. There are models with 6, 8 and even 12 GB of RAM. All of them were "beaten" by the iPhone SE in terms of speed.
AnandTech magazine decided to compare the capabilities of the Apple product with several flagship devices from various manufacturers running on Android. Attracted devices from Huawei, Samsung, ASUS, Sony, LG, Google and OnePlus. They were all defeated in several tests.
Even the iPhone 11 was defeated in one of them.
The iPhone SE lagged behind the iPhone 11 in several types of tests, but outperformed Chinese and Korean smartphones almost twice everywhere. For example, in JetSttream, it became faster than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor.
In another test, the two devices showed approximately equal performance results, but at peak loads the American was still better than the $ 1400 product.
Testers have not used Geekbench data. This resource is often accused of being beneficial for iOS devices in terms of performance measurement.
It should be understood that the tests do not fully show all the capabilities of the device. But there is one caveat. It's clear that a $ 400 smartphone can outperform the $ 1400 flagship. This is already a reason for the owners of such devices to demand from manufacturers to increase the power of such devices.
Comparison of autonomy
It has already been said above that the iPhone SE is equipped with an advanced processor, but its battery is similar to the one installed in the iPhone 8. Many thought that the device would have a dull autonomy.
These speculations prompted the blogger iAppleBytes to compare this parameter for two similar devices.
The iPhone 8 has an 1831 mAh battery, while the iPhone SE has an even more modest 1810 mAh battery. When conducting a comparative analysis, the tester set the brightness at 25%, after which he launched the Geekbench 4 benchmark in the autonomy test mode.
iPhone 8 was discharged more rapidly and after 3 hours and 9 minutes it turned off completely. However, he scored 1887 points. His opponent lasted longer, showing an autonomy of 4 hours 12 minutes, with a score of 2515 points.
Obviously, the merit in the presence of a higher autonomy, almost entirely belongs to the chipset installed in the iPhone SE. It has a moderate and optimized power consumption, which affected the final result.
Features of the repair
The new iPhone SE, as befits a fresh product, is often subjected to various tests and reviews. In the latter case, experts from the iFixit portal have succeeded. They not only disassembled the product, but also assessed its maintainability using spare parts from iPhone 8.
Experts have come to the conclusion that a number of parts from a three-year-old device are well suited for repairing a new product: display, microphone, proximity sensor, SIM card tray. You can also use the Taptic Engine and the main camera.
The iPhone 8 display will be able to run on SE, but it will no longer support True Tone technology. It allows you to adjust the white balance, further reducing eye strain.
The G8 battery cannot be used in a newer device, since there is a different connector on the motherboard.
Apple postpones iPhone 12 announcement
In September, the presentation of new products of the American manufacturer was to take place. This has already become his tradition.
However, the WSJ recently announced plans for Apple, which are thinking about postponing the presentation of the iPhone 12 line and its other products to a later date.
The resource claims that the announcement of new products will take place no earlier than the end of October. Also, according to the source, the volume of production of the company's finished products will decrease by 20%. The reduction will begin in the second half of the year.
From previous leaks, it is known that Apple intends to bring the iPhone 12 series, consisting of several modifications. One model will get a 5.4-inch display, two more will get 6.1-inch screens, and the senior representative of the line will have a 6.7-inch matrix.
All devices will be based on the 5nm Apple A14 mobile platform manufactured by TSMC.
Nothing is known about their pricing.
The Topic of Article: A lot about the iPhone SE and a little about the iPhone 12.