To put it simply, the iPhone SE 2020 is more or less the now-discontinued iPhone 8 but with better specs.
The specs are so much better, in fact, that the A13 Bionic processor running under the hood is in certain ways better than the Snapdragon 865 found inside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. And yet the second-gen iPhone SE only costs Php26,490 while Samsung’s flagship can cost you at least Php49,990.
It’s not just Samsung; almost all expensive Android phones and flagships are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Depending on which benchmarking tool you prefer and trust, results show the A13 Bionic outperforms the Qualcomm chip.
So what’s the point? That Apple’s latest CPU chip (at least until the A14 launches with the iPhone 12) found in the iPhone SE 2020 means the phone can perform several tasks just as well as if not better than high-end Android smartphones. This also means the iPhone SE 2020 leaves similarly priced budget Android phones in the dust when it comes to chipset performance.
The iPhone SE 2020 is definitely not for everyone, as the phone undeniably has its own limits. But all in all, it’s a great handset for those who are looking for a small one.