Apple iPhone SE (2022) review

Read our full review to find out how the Apple iPhone SE (2022) differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 03.09.22 | Last update 11.16.22
Apple iPhone SE (2022) ревю
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Intro

iPhone SE 2022 is a model whose appearance on the market provokes conflicting opinions. The huge frames, the presence of a camera, the small battery and the design, which seems to have remained unchanged since 2014, contribute to this. However, whether this is a "dinosaur", you will find out in the following lines. iPhone SE 2022 has a bunch of advantages that make it a worthy contender for your attention.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Apple iPhone SE (2022) specs or watch the video below the article.

Specifications

  • Release date: 2022, March 08
  • Colors: Black, White, Red
  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm.
  • Weight: 144 g.
  • Screen: 4.7" inc, 750 x 1334, Retina IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 12MP
  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
  • CPU: Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4x1.82 GHz Blizzard)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 2018, Li-Ion , non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: iOS 15.4, upgradable to iOS 15.4.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer

Design

If you compare the iPhone SE 2022 and its predecessor from 2020, you will notice that they differ in color. Simultaneous red, for example, is now quite different. In terms of compactness, it is preserved. iPhone SE 2022 is a real example of a comfortable small phone. The front and back are covered with glass, and the sides - with an aluminum frame. As a result, the device is thin and light. This feels best if you hold the iPhone 13 Pro in your hands. The difference is palpable.

iPhone SE 2022 impresses with its curved edges, no sharp elements and protection against water and dust according to IP67 standard. Ie do not be afraid to drop the device in the pool. He will survive!

Display

The screen of the iPhone SE 2022 has excellent picture quality, superb brightness and colors that look as natural as possible. However, 4.7 inches will certainly not be to everyone's liking. Many users are accustomed to watching content on a screen with a diagonal of at least 6 inches. However, to be compact, the iPhone SE 2022 cannot offer such a thing. It is worth noting that it is also not equipped with an image refresh rate of 120 Hz. There is no trace of OLED.

In the iPhone SE 2022 you also get a Touch ID. After so many years, technology has reached the level of perfectionism. It works instantly and accurately. This is one of the best protections on a smartphone.

Productivity

This parameter is one of the most characteristic of Apple phones. That is why it is viewed quite strictly by specialists. iPhone SE 2022 is based on the latest Apple A15 Bionic system. It is a guarantee that the smartphone has a pretty decent power reserve and will meet your expectations for a long time. You will also receive regular updates.

RAM is sufficient. You will have a fast and smooth operation of the operating system, which is iOS 15.

This Apple model is available in three modifications - with 4GB of RAM and storage, which varies from 64 to 256 GB. When buying the device, carefully consider your needs. The company has not provided the opportunity for more storage through a separate memory card slot.

Among the main reasons to bet on the iPhone SE 2022 is the support of 5G networks.

Cameras

As a budget model among iPhones, the iPhone SE 2022 offers more cutting-edge photographic capabilities. Its main camera is 12-megapixel, wide-angle with PDAF and optical stabilization. It is complemented by a quadruple LED flash. The front camera in turn is also single. It is based on a 7-megapixel module.

For the quality of the photos you can be grateful for the new chipset and post-processing. In good light the results will be more than good. After all, this is an Apple product. For more you can see the iPhone 13 model.

As for the regimes, we need to clarify some of them. If you remember, there was no special night mode in the iPhone SE 2020. He is absent here as well. Instead, the user received Deep Fusion, HDR 4 and various shooting styles that help save time from post-processing.

With the iPhone SE 2022 with limited light source, photo quality is slightly lower. In portrait mode, you can see how post-processing effectively highlights where the person in the photo is. The software works flawlessly. The colors are also flawless.

Compared to its predecessor from 2020, iPhone SE 2022 will delight you with better quality photos with the front camera. The texture of the skin is perfectly preserved. No smearing effect.

Among the strengths is video recording.

Autonomous work

iPhone SE 2022 has a battery with a capacity of 2018 mAh. With active use, you will have a charge until the end of the day.

From the presentation of Apple we know that this model has a battery life of 2 hours longer than that of the older model. This comparison was made in order to use the device in video viewing mode.

The smartphone supports fast charging technology with a power of 20W. With its help you will have a new 50% battery in just half an hour. There is also a function for wireless charging with a power of 7.5W.

Conclusion

iPhone SE 2022 is a smartphone that is suitable for anyone who wants to have an iPhone, but is not ready to pay the full amount for the most modern model. It is a good choice if you want to check if you are ready to switch from Android to iOS.

The device is impeccably made, extremely compact and with a perfect picture. It has excellent protection against dust and water, a super fast fingerprint scanner and Siri.

Apple iPhone SE (2022) video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Apple iPhone SE (2022) and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Apple.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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