iPhone SE 2020 price cut makes it cheapest iPhone NOW but is it worth it?

The iPhone SE 2020 price cut makes it currently the most affordable iPhone in the country. But is it worth it?
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Dec 07 2021, 09:10 AM IST
The 64GB iPhone SE is available at a price of  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>27,999 on Flipkart. 
The 64GB iPhone SE is available at a price of 27,999 on Flipkart.  (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT tech)

iPhone SE 2020 is once again available with a discount! As part of the Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale, the Apple iPhone SE 2020 is being sold at a lower than usual price. The base version with 64GB storage is up for grabs at a price of 27,999, which makes it the only iPhone to cost less than 30,000 right now. The 128GB storage variant is also available at a reasonably low price but the discontinued 256GB variant is still up for grabs.

As part of the sale, the 64GB iPhone SE is available at a price of 27,999. The 128GB variant is selling for 32,999, which is usually the price of the 64GB variant. The 256GB iPhone SE, which Apple had discontinued after the iPhone 13 launch, is selling at a price of 42,999. Note that the 256GB variant is available from older stocks too with the in-box accessories.

iPhone SE 2020: Why buy it

-Because it is the most affordable waypoint into the Apple ecosystem. With the iPhone SE, you gain access to an Apple Watch, HomePod Mini, Apple TV+ and the likes – all at a price less than half of the iPhone 12.

-Over 1.5 years and the iPhone SE is still among the fastest smartphones, if not the fastest, in its category. That A13 Bionic chip inside can play all the latest games with ease. On a daily basis, it is fluid too.

-The compact dimensions make for a very handy phone to use. The 4.7-inch display makes it easy to reach all four corners without bringing up your other hand.

-You get the fast and convenient Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which is a heavenly solution in the world of masks.

-The iPhone SE is IP67 water and dust resistance rated, which means you can take it out in the rain or wash it off under the tap without worrying about water damage.

-After two OS updates, the iPhone SE could still have four more years of software updates pending. Apple supports its phones for up to 6 years now; not the case with Android phones.

iPhone SE 2020: Why skip it

-The battery life is dismal. You need to carry a powerbank with you all the time to make it through a day.

-The 4.7-inch display is tiny by today's standards. From browsing social media to watching YouTube videos, those coming from big Android phones will be left dissatisfied. Even typing a text message becomes a hassle on the iPhone SE's small display.

-The single 12MP camera is fine but sub- 30,000 Android phones can do a much better job of taking pictures. Plus, you miss out on modern standards like an ultrawide and a depth sensor; the latter only allowing you take portrait mode photos of humans.

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First Published Date: 07 Dec, 09:10 AM IST
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