iPhone SE 3 too pricey? Better smartphones from Android at cheaper prices, find out

    If the iPhone SE 3 is too pricey for you, here are some good options to consider from the world of Android.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 30 2022, 19:12 IST
    iPhone SE 3 vs iPhone SE 2: Know the key differences before buying iPhone SE 2022
    iPhone SE 2 vs iPhone SE 3
    1/6 iPhone SE 3 has been launched and top upgrade that it boasts is the presence of the new A15 Bionic chipset which also powers the much more bigger and expensive iPhone 13 series! Well, in iPhone SE 2, you will find the A13 Bionic Chipset under the hood. (Apple)
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    2/6 This is another major upgrade – from iPhone SE 2020 4G to iPhone SE 2022 5G, your iPhone has got better connectivity options. (Apple)
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    3/6 In terms of design, both the iPhone SE variants have an almost similar design with a 4.7-inch display with the familiar Home button with Touch ID (Apple)
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    4/6 Apple claims to have better battery life with the iPhone SE 3 which promises to offer 15 hours of video playback against its iPhone SE 2, which offers 13 hours of video playback. (Apple)
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    5/6 In optics, again both iPhones have almost similar camera specs, but Apple claims to feature an all-new camera system powered by A15 Bionic in iPhone Se 3 with a 12MP ƒ/1.8 aperture Wide camera offering computational photography benefits, including Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, Deep Fusion, and Portrait mode. (Apple)
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    6/6 The iPhone SE price on launch in 2020 was Rs. 42,500 while the new iPhone SE 3 price on launch is Rs. 43,900. (Apple)
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    iPhone SE 3rd Gen alternatives: Top options from Samsung, Google, Nothing, and more. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    The iPhone SE 3 has been the entry point to the prestigious smartphone lineup and while its good, it doesn't mean it is an unbeatable package. The phone is based on the iPhone 8 from 2017 and despite the iPhone 13 chip, it is far from being practical. The display is too cramped and so is the puny battery capacity. The display is also stuck at 60Hz of refresh rate. Plus, there's no Face ID here and buyers have to settle for the home button.

    Hence, the iPhone SE 3 isn't a clever deal to purchase, It has lots of limitations to frustrate the tech savvy crowd wanting a slice of the Apple iPhone. Thankfully, there are several alternative Android smartphones you can consider for around Rs. 50000 and here are our favourite recommendations.

    Not sure which
    mobile to buy?

    Best iPhone SE alternatives to buy today

    Google Pixel 6a
    Google Pixel 6a (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Google Pixel 6a
    Google Pixel 6a (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Google Pixel 6a

    The Google Pixel 6A is a wonderful phone to buy at Rs. 30000 approximately. The Pixel 6a has a larger 60Hz OLED display, a set of 12MP dual rear cameras, a large 5000 mAh battery, and 3 years of latest Android OS support. It has impressed us with is photography performance/

    Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

    At Rs. 39999, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is a superb smartphone that offers all the basic smart features. The S21 FE has a 120Hz OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 12MP led triple rear camera with a 3x optical zoom camera, an Exynos 2100 chip, an IP68 water and dust resistant body, and support for three years of Android OS updates. The Galaxy S21 FE left us impressed with its camera performance, especially its low light still photography.

    Nothing Phone 1

    At Rs. 27499, the Phone 1 from Nothing is a wonderful midrange Android device to consider as the alter iPhone SE. It resembles the iPhone 12 with its looks but has a transparent rear panel and a fancy Glyph lighting interface. You also get a fantastic 6.5-inch 120Hz OLED display, a pair of capable dual 50MP cameras, and support for wireless charging.

    iPhone 12 on Amazon

    The iPhone 12 on Amazon is available at almost the same price as the iPhone SE 3. However, you get a much larger and modern 6.1-inch OLED display, a new FaceID system for biometric authentication, support for MagSafe wireless charging, a 5G capable A14 Bionic chipset, and a set of dual 12MP cameras on the rear.

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    First Published Date: 30 Nov, 19:11 IST
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