How Top Tech Sites Reviewed the iPhone SE 2020

If you’re thinking about getting the new iPhone SE 2020, take a look at what the top people in tech had to say about Apple’s new budget-friendly smartphone. 

Investing in tech has become one of the most important decisions we make today as consumers. That’s because buying new tech isn’t cheap, even at a budget-friendly price point. Apple’s new iPhone SE 2020 opens up at $399 - a number that’s sure to get people longing for a more affordable Apple device excited. But even at that price, it’s still important to know what you’re getting and if it’s worth your cash. To get a better idea of how good the device actually is, let’s see what the leading players in the tech world had to say about the iPhone SE 2020. 


Wired gave the iPhone SE 2020 an overall score of 8/10. The good points were that the device has Apple’s latest smartphone chip (the A13), a good camera for the price point, and the return of the Home button. The bad is the rather short battery life, weak speakers, and that the device isn’t 5G-ready. 

Digital Trends 

Digital Trends scores the budget iPhone 4 out of 5 stars. It was impressed with the compact, sleek, old school design. Unlike Wired, Digital Trends was impressed by the speakers on the device. And the fact the camera worked extremely well in good lighting. DT was disappointed with display and, like most tech review sites, the average battery life. 

The Verge 

The Verge scored the phone 8.5 out of 10. Unlike the aforementioned sites, The Verge felt the battery life on the SE 2020 performed well. It was also impressed with both the still and video performance. On top of that, The Verge noted how the device would be receiving iOS updates for many years to come. However, the tech giant wasn’t impressed with the large bezzles or the tiny 4.7-inch display. 

Tech Radar 

Tech Radar gave the iPhone SE 2020 a very positive 4.5 stars out of 5. In other words, this was the budget-friendly iPhone everyone had wanted since the inception of the iPhone back in 2007. “…one of the best iPhones Apple has ever made,” said Tech Rader when concluding its thoughts on the device. 

Tom’s Guide 

Impressed with the design, the A13 Bionic Chip, and the ability to have wireless charging, Tom’s Guide, just like Tech Radar, scored the device 4.5 out of 5 stars. It wasn’t impressed, however, with the lack of Night Mode on the camera, the big bezels, and battery life performance. 

The iPhone SE 2020 Should Be Your Next Phone 

No smartphone is perfect, even in the flagship category. But with the iPhone SE 2020, you’re getting a mid-range device with some flagship performance. It’s clear all the top tech sites are in agreement about how good the new Apple phone is. If you do decide to shell out $399 (for the base model), then you’re going to get an Apple product that will last you many years and serve you well in both style and performance.

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