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Apple iPhone SE 2 (2020) Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone SE 2 (2020) Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • RAM 3 GB of LPDDR4X
  • Storage 64/128/256 GB
  • Display 4.7" 750x1334 pixels
  • Camera 12MP 2160p
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 13, up to iOS 15.5

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Apple iPhone SE (2nd Generation) Reviews and Features

The second-generation iPhone SE (also known as the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone SE 2020) is a smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Not to be confused with iPhone SE (1st generation) or iPhone SE (3rd generation).

It is part of the 13th generation of the iPhone, alongside the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro/Pro Max models. Apple announced the second-generation iPhone SE on April 15, 2020, coinciding with the discontinued iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

The iPhone SE succeeded the smaller and lighter first-generation iPhone SE. Pre-orders began on April 17, 2020, and the phone was released on April 24, 2020. It was released with a starting price of US$399 and was positioned as a budget smartphone.

Design

Following the pattern made by the first-generation iPhone SE (which shares the dimensions and form factor of the iPhone 5S with the internal hardware of the iPhone 6S), the second-generation model shares the dimensions and form factor of the iPhone 8 while sharing selected internal hardware components from the iPhone 11 lineup, including the A13 Bionic system-on-chip (as opposed to the A11 Bionic system-on-chip found in the iPhone 8 series), which allows the phone to utilise the single Wide angle lens Portrait Mode, as on the iPhone XR. It also features the next-generation Smart HDR-2 photos, which are marketed as better than Smart HDR photos on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

The iPhone SE features an aluminium frame paired with a glass front and back. It shares the same physical sizes and dimensions as the iPhone 8, except for a now-centred Apple logo and the removal of the iPhone branding in the lower midsection. As a result, phone cases that fit the iPhone 8 will also fit the iPhone SE.

The iPhone SE is available in three colours: Black, White, and a Product Red edition. Though the offered colours line up with those of the iPhone 8 (Silver, Space Gray, and Product Red respectively, with no equivalent to the Gold model), the iPhone SE uses a noticeably deeper shade of black, a brighter shade of white, and a lighter shade of Product Red. The black and white colours are reminiscent of those on the iPhone XR, while the Product Red looks similar to the iPhone 11.

Unlike all prior white and silver iPhones from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 8, except for the iPhone 5C, the 2020 iPhone SE features black bezels around the display on all models, matching the colour schemes of the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR.

Hardware

The iPhone SE incorporates the Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm) architecture system on a chip (SoC), with an integrated motion coprocessor and third-generation neural engine. It is available in three internal storage configurations: 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.

The iPhone SE has the same IP67 rating for dust and water resistance as the iPhone 8. The phone lacks the ultra-wideband features enabled by the U1 chip found in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Despite the phone’s smaller size, which may lead to increased thermal throttling, the SE’s A13 SoC runs at the same peak CPU frequencies as the iPhone 11.

Like the iPhone 7 and 8 that were previously available in the same form factor, but unlike the iPhone 6 and first-generation iPhone SE, the second-generation iPhone SE does not feature a standard 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack.

Display

The iPhone SE features the same HD Retina display found on the iPhone 8, using IPS technology with True Tone and a wide colour gamut (Display P3). The display has a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels, like the previous 4.7 in (120 mm) iPhones.

The pixel density is 326 PPI, the same as on all iPhones with LCDs since the introduction of the Retina display on the iPhone 4, excluding the Plus models.

The pressure-sensing 3D Touch feature found on the iPhone 8 has been replaced with Haptic Touch on the iPhone SE, which initially did not work for notifications but was later fixed in iOS 14. It can play HDR10 and Dolby Vision content despite not having an HDR-ready display, done by down-converting the HDR content to fit the display while still having some enhancements to dynamic range, contrast, and wide colour gamut compared to standard content.

Camera

The iPhone SE has a rear 12 MP camera with a single lens, similar to the single-lens camera system of the iPhone 8, capable of recording 4K video (at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps), 1080p HD video (at 30, 25 or 60 fps), or 720p HD video (at 30 fps). The camera has an aperture of ƒ/1.8, autofocus, optical image stabilisation, and a quad-LED True Tone flash.

The phone can also take panoramas up to 63 MP and shoot photos in burst mode. The front camera is 7 MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus, capable of shooting 1080p HD video at 30 fps.

The camera interface adopts “Quicktake” from the 11 and 11 Pro, which allows the user to long-press the shutter button to take a video. The burst function can now be accessed by swiping the shutter button to the left.

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A2296 (Global market)
A2275 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)
A2298 (China)
Also known as Apple iPhone SE2, Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone12,8
Announced 15 April, 2020
Released 24 April, 2020
Status Available
Predecessor Apple iPhone SE (1st generation)
Successor Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation)
Slogan Lots to love. Less to spend.
Generation 13th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 67.3 mm (millimeters)
6.73 cm (centimeters)
0.221 ft (feet)
2.65 in (inches)
Height 138.4 mm (millimeters)
13.84 cm (centimeters)
0.454 ft (feet)
5.449 in (inches)
Thickness 7.3 mm (millimeters)
0.73 cm (centimeters)
0.024 ft (feet)
0.287 in (inches)
Volume 67.99 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
4.13 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 148 g (grams)
0.33 lbs (pounds)
5.22 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front
Glass back
Aluminum frame
Colors Black
White
Red

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM and eSIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz (BC15)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MH
LTE (4G) LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B42)
LTE-TDD 3600 MHz (B48)
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina HD LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
Size 4.7 inch
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels
Aspect Ratio 16:9 ratio
Display area (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 326 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Ion-strengthened glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Ion-strengthtened glass
Retina HD display
Haptic Touch
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Wide Color display (P3)

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, .awb)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MIDI
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
AIFF
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, Stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack No
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Comaptibility

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras Sony Exmor RS
12 MP

Wide (main) lens 12 MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal length: 28 mm
Pixel size: 1.22 micron
Sensor: 1/3", Apple iSight Camera (CMOS)
Phase autofocus
Optical stabilization
Depth lens/LiDAR scanner No
Sensor format 1/3"
Pixel size 1.22 µm (micrometers)
0.001220 mm (millimeters)
Aperture f/1.8
Zoom Digital
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 3.99 mm (millimeters) 28 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses 6
Flash type Quad LED
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 60 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Flash type - Quad LED
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p)
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
8K video recording No
Stabilization Optical

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 7 megapixels
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Pixel size 1 µm (micrometers)
0.001000 mm (millimeters)
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 2.87 mm (millimeters) 32 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Image Resolution 3088 x 2320 pixels
7.16 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features HDR
Digital image stabilization
720p @ 240 fps

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 13, up to iOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iOS 16
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, 8-core Neural Engine
SoC Process Technology 7 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Hexa-core (2× high-power Lightning cores at 2.66 GHz, and 4× low-power Thunder cores at 1.82 GHz)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 6
CPU frequency 2650 MHz (megahertz)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU
GPU cores 4
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB
RAM Type LPDDR4 SDRAM
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64/128/256 GB NVMe
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11ax
2x2 MIMO
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Yes

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. Safari

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. iMessage

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1821 mAh, (6.91 Wh)
Charging Features Fast charging 18W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Qi wireless charging 7.5W
Placement Non-removable

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

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