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iPhone SE 3 Review Roundup [Video]

iPhone SE 3 Review Roundup [Video]

Posted March 14, 2022 at 3:33pm by iClarified
Here's a roundup of early reviews on Apple's next generation iPhone SE 3. The new smartphone was unveiled on March 8 and features the A15 Bionic processor, 5G support, better battery life, improved durability, a new camera system, and more.

More details on the iPhone SE 3 can be found here:
Apple Announces New iPhone SE 3 With 5G

Check out the initial reviews below...

The Verge
I have to imagine that the 2022 SE is the last time we’ll see this particular design appear in a new phone from Apple. If you’re a fan of this form factor and Touch ID, and you don’t want to let them go, then this is probably your last chance to hang onto them. If we see another SE device in two years, it will likely do away with the big bezels and the home button because life moves fast. Until then, the SE remains a powerful little phone with a retro design that’s just a bit too vintage for most of us.

For the price, the iPhone SE offers many advanced features, like a premium processor, 5G support and iOS 15. With these, Apple’s mid-range phone is likely to keep running respectably for at least two more years. But some of its other aspects are practically ancient, like its cramped screen and limited camera setup. If you’re hellbent on getting an iPhone for under $500, and don’t want a refurbished version of previous flagships, the iPhone SE is good enough. Plus, this is the only iPhone around that still has Touch ID, which many people prefer over Face ID.

As was the case in 2016 and 2020, the iPhone SE is your cheapest admission ticket to Apple's ecosystem: iCloud, iMessage, App Store, Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, FaceTime. At $429, I think it's worth the price and is an incredible value for what you get. I wish that Apple had kept the 2020 iPhone SE in its roster as an even cheaper way to get an iPhone, but this new iPhone SE still packs lots of modern features and will likely get more from iOS updates in years to come.

Apple has fine-tuned the recipe that is the iPhone SE, improving upon a phone that was already a steal. Whether you're managing a fleet of workers who you need to equip with an iPhone, or you're simply someone who likes smaller iPhones, the iPhone SE is an easy choice. You simply can't find a better phone at this price.

Marques Brownlee
iPhone SE = Special Edition, but really the formula is very simple...

If I was a different kind of person, just interested in owning a phone that was straightforward and competent, the iPhone SE life has a lot to recommend it. If you’re a more fulfilled individual whose life does not revolve around technology like an electron circling a nucleus – then this might be the option for you.

Tom's Guide
If you're not insistent on buying an iPhone and living in the Apple ecosystem, the Google Pixel 5a is arguably a better bet, offering a larger 6.34-inch display, Night mode and considerably longer battery life for $449. But it's also not nearly as fast as the new iPhone SE. Overall, the iPhone SE 2022 mostly succeeds in terms of providing a great value. But next time I'd like to see a design that better matches the cutting edge vibe of the internals.

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