New iPhone SE Offers Improved Battery Life Compared to Previous Model

Compared to the second-generation iPhone SE, the new 5G-enabled ‌iPhone SE‌ offers improved battery life thanks to the efficiency of the A15 Bionic chip.

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Compared to the previous model, Apple claims the new ‌iPhone SE‌ can last up to two hours longer during both video playback and streamed video playback for a total of 15 hours and 10 hours, respectively. Audio playback sees the most significant jump by 10 hours, offering up to 50 hours of playback.

The new ‌iPhone SE‌ can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes with a 20W power adapter. Despite some rumors, the new ‌iPhone SE‌ does not feature MagSafe technology.

Top Rated Comments

JPack Avatar
11 weeks ago

So this is basically an iPhone 8 shell with better battery, updated processor and faster charging?
Pretty much, except the iPhone 8 came with a charger and EarPods in the box.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple$ Avatar
11 weeks ago
I don't think this phone could "lure" 100 million Android users given the $429 price point. You can get a better, bigger, phone for less.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maerz001 Avatar
11 weeks ago

So this is basically an iPhone 8 shell with better battery, updated processor and faster charging?
no. it's an iPhone 6 with updates ;-)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
11 weeks ago

The 13 mini is still so much better with everything v this SE and offers so many more add-ons. Wait, you say? The Mini is still a couple hundred more? Well worth it with the type of display alone.
Long live the mini :D
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M3gatron Avatar
11 weeks ago

It won't and based on past data, it'll attract some Android users on prepaid plans in the U.S. and Europe. The vast majority of price sensitive users around the world will continue to buy an Android with 6.42" OLED and quad-camera at this price.
I don't think you need to be price sensitive to not find it unatractive. In most of the world outside of the US there are really decent Android alternatives in the 300-600$ price bracket(like really decent phones from a hardware standpoint) and this SE will be priced closer to 600$ outside of the US. It's biggest advantage is the SOC but honestly there isn't much you can do with it on such a small phone and with a small battery.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
11 weeks ago
Better battery life is always a good thing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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