The iPhone SE, released April 2020, is Apple’s newest and most affordable iPhone and replaces the iPhone 8 and 8+. Look below for deals that will make the iPhone SE even more affordable!
iPhone vs Android
Over the years, the Android and iPhone platforms have evolved to the point where feature-wise, they’re similar in function. Android smartphones are made by multiple manufacturers, but the operating system is provided by Google, which leads to a wider variety of phones and price points to choose from, but poorer integration between software and hardware.
Apple’s control of both the iPhone and the operating system (iOS) results in a more consistent experience plus ongoing support. With iOS 13, Apple supports all iPhones that were introduced in the last four years, so the majority of active iPhone owners can and do upgrade to the newest version of iOS that Apple rolls out each year.
With Apple’s control and curation of the iPhone experience, the iPhone is largely considered to be the more secure platform, and Apple has made it a point to focus heavily on privacy. Apple’s iOS is, however, less customizable than Android, so for individuals who prefer flexibility and customization options, the Android operating system may be worth looking at.
iPhone SE 2020 ($399+)
Introduced in April 2020, the iPhone SE is Apple’s most affordable iPhone, and it replaces the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which have been discontinued. Priced at $399, the iPhone SE is identical in design to an iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch LCD display and thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device, housing the Home button at the bottom and the front-facing camera, speaker, and microphone at the top.
The iPhone SE is now the sole iPhone that Apple sells with Touch ID, which makes it ideal for those who prefer a fingerprint sensor to Face ID. The iPhone SE has a glass front and back with an aluminum frame, and it supports wireless charging. Inside, it is equipped with the same A13 Bionic processor that’s in the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, so it’s just as fast. While the chip is the same, Apple is using lower cost components for the rest of the device, and it is missing the bells and whistles of Apple’s more expensive smartphones such as multi-lens camera setups, OLED all-screen displays, and Face ID. The SE features 64, 128, or 256GB of storage.