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Everything you need to know about the iPhone SE 3 (2022)

Announced by Tim Cook during the March 8, 2022 keynote, the iPhone SE 3 is one of the first new Apple smartphones of 2022, alongside the Mac Studio and the iPad Air. And as rumors predicted, it takes on the look of its predecessor with its famous central button placed at the bottom of the device. So finally, what are the new features of the iPhone SE 3 and what does it bring compared to its 2020 counterpart? We take stock! 
Everything you need to know about the iPhone SE 3 (2022)



The iPhone SE 3 in a nutshell

4.7″ LCD screen A15 Bionic chip 5G connectivity Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB Home button with Touch ID, no Face ID 12MP rear camera, 7MP front camera Starting price: €529 Release date: March 18, 2022 iPhone SE 3 specs and specs DESIGN, DIMENSIONS AND COLORS In terms of design, the new iPhone SE has everything from the iPhone SE 2. We can see there a desire to make the most of the production line of the iPhone 8, on which the 2020 model was already based. Touch ID technology is making a comeback with the fingerprint reader integrated into the Home button. And who says same chassis, also says same degree of water tightness and dust resistance as the previous model. The iPhone SE now stands out from the models of the main range by its small size compared to the giants Pro and Pro Max. The dimensions have not changed from the previous iPhone SE (138.4mm height, 67.3mm width, 7.3mm thickness). The latest iPhone SE has just a slightly lower weight: 144 grams against 148 grams. As far as the colors available are concerned, we are still on familiar ground. The smartphone is available in black (Midnight), white (Starlight) and red (PRODUCT(RED)). Note that according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst renowned for the quality of his information, the third generation of iPhone SE should be the last entry-level model from Apple based on this design. SCREEN SIZE AND RESOLUTION Nothing has changed: the new iPhone SE 3 takes over the 4.7-inch Retina HD LCD screen of its predecessor, framed by thick edges at the top and bottom. It also features the same 1334 x 750 pixel resolution at 326 ppi.

CAMERA AND IMAGE

No big change in the lenses of the 2022 iPhone SE either. It keeps the same 12MP wide-angle rear camera. There is also a 7 Mpx camera as on the previous model. Beyond the technical and material improvement of the camera, it is the improvement in image processing that takes precedence with this new iPhone, thanks to its more efficient processor. It thus has several features of the most recent classic iPhones. In addition to the famous Portrait mode, we now have access to photographic styles, Deep Fusion (rear camera), Smart HDR 4 (front camera) and slow motion in 1080p at 120 fps (front camera).

STORAGE

A novelty is pointing the tip of its nose in the field of storage: in addition to the options of 64 GB and 128 GB, the iPhone SE now offers a capacity of 256 GB. Enough to satisfy more space needs, which are in perpetual increase.

5G CONNECTIVITY

This was the big novelty anticipated by the rumors: the iPhone SE 3 is Apple's first mid-range smartphone offering compatibility with 5G networks.

NEW PROCESSOR

A15 Bionic iPhone chip The Cupertino company has stuck to its habit of equipping each iteration of the iPhone SE with its latest processor model. Thus, the latest iPhone SE has the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the current iPhone 13 range. Thanks to this, the iPhone SE 3 is powerful and can offer great performance and functionality over time, while remaining an attractive price. If we look at the details, the new processor has 6 cores, 2 being allocated to performance and 4 to energy efficiency. The GPU, meanwhile, still has 4 cores, while the Neural Engine has seen its number of cores doubled to 16.

AUTONOMY

Due to the improvement in the processor, and despite a switch to 5G, which is notorious for draining the batteries, this smartphone has a slightly improved autonomy compared to the iPhone SE of 2020. It thus offers up to 15 hours autonomy in video playback, against 13 hours for its predecessor. However, this is not a major change, and we are still far from the 19 hours promised by the iPhone 13, and the 28 hours of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

PRICE

The low cost reputation of the iPhone SE is all relative. Indeed, despite being Apple's cheapest iPhone, it's still a mid-range smartphone, with a base price of €529 in its 64GB configuration. , 128 GB and 256 GB, are available at €579 and €699 respectively.

In conclusion: who is the iPhone SE 3 for?

The iPhone SE 3 is made for those who are attached to the Apple environment and ergonomics but do not want to break the bank. Those who do not need the latest fashionable technologies but want a quality smartphone that is powerful enough to be kept for several years, as opposed to models in the main range which are intended to be renewed every year or every two years .

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