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iPhone SE 2022: 4 Reasons to Buy and 3 Reasons Not to Buy

At its special event on Tuesday, March 8, Apple introduced a new iPhone SE model alongside some other announcements. The successor to the iPhone SE 2020 model comes with some upgrades over the previous version, and the main upgrade is the A15 Bionic chip, the same chip that is used in iPhone 13 series. The iPhone SE 2022 price starts at Rs. 43,900 in India. So should you buy the new iPhone SE? Let’s find some reasons to buy iPhone SE 2022 and some reasons against it!

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Reasons to Buy iPhone SE 2022

A15 Bionic Chip

The first reason in my opinion is the inclusion of the A15 Bionic chip in the iPhone SE 2022. To recall, this is the same chip that is used in iPhone 13 series. A15 Bionic is Apple’s latest chipset for iPhone and it is based on 5nm technology. Apple claims that with this chipset the new iPhone SE’s CPU performance is 1.8 times faster than iPhone 8.

Moreover, A15 Bionic has also improved the camera performance of the iPhone SE. Apple once again offered a single 12MP camera on the iPhone SE, but thanks to the A15 Bionic, the new iPhone SE supports features like Deep Fusion, which captures more light and color.

Also, it gets there is a Smart HDR 4 feature for the right exposure in difficult light. It also gets Portrait mode from the iPhone 13. However, do not expect iPhone 13 or 13 Pro models like photos from this phone.

Ceramic Shield Protection

The new iPhone also comes with the “Ceramic Shield” protection, introduced on iPhone 12. Further, it once again has a glass and aerospace-grade aluminum design which is not only durable but also looks beautiful. The glass protection on the front and back is the same as on the iPhone 13 series. The phone is also IP67 rated IP67 for water and dust resistance.

Better Battery Life

At the launch event, Apple also touted improved battery life for its new iPhone SE. This is really a great upgrade over the SE 2020 model as the battery life was not so good on that.

Apple says it’s counting on the A15 Bionic’s power management features as well the design changes in the iPhone SE (2022) to offer more juice on one charge.

5G Support

Another good thing that happened to the new iPhone SE 2022 with the inclusion of A15 Bionic is 5G support. This makes it the cheapest 5G iPhone available. Unlike Android, Apple’s 5G devices were more expensive as of now, as even the iPhone 12 Mini costs an arm and a leg to many.

Reasons Not to Buy iPhone SE 2022

Same Old Design

The first thing we do not like about the new iPhone SE is its design. There is no major upgrade in terms of design, apart from the new glass protection. In fact, this is the same design language used in the iPhone SE 2020.

So this again comes with an iPhone 8-inspired look with thick bezels at the top and a TouchID at the bottom. Also, the phone again has a very minimalist look and makes its way to the best compact phones list. Some people love small phones, however, then there are iPhone 12 and 13 minis that also have a compact design with better specs.

Overall, we do not like the design Apple used for a phone in 2022 with sich thick bezels and dates back to 2017, when we saw iPhone 8 in this look.

HD Display

One more thing which is also related to design and we don’t like it. Yes, it’s the display of the iPhone. Apple still uses an LCD panel and that too with HD resolution (750×1334 pixels). If we look at the price in India, at Rs. 43,900, there are phones with much better resolution, refresh rate, and that too OLED panels.


Apple launched iPhone SE 2020 at $399 and considering the latest processor with 5G support, a $429 price isn’t that bad. However, the price in India again becomes much higher which makes it another reason not to buy this phone.

Apart from these, some other reasons for which you should not go for the new iPhone SE 2022 model. These reasons are no night mode in camera, despite some camera improvements, and limited 5G bands support.

Wrapping Up

So these were some reasons to buy and not to buy iPhone SE 2022. If you want the latest iPhone model for its performance only, you can go for SE 2022. Otherwise, you have many other options in Android too.

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Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.