Apple has announced all four models in the iPhone 12 series. In this article, we compare the second-generation iPhone SE, released this spring, with the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in a comparison table.
The iPhone SE has a familiar front design from the first generation, and many people will choose it for the ease of use of the home button (Touch ID) and for its size, which is easy to hold in the hand. On the other hand, the top and bottom bezels make the display size as small as 4.7 inches. Even if you consider that the newly announced iPhone 12 mini, which is even smaller than the iPhone SE, has a 5.4-inch display, the SE's display feels smaller.
The iPhone 12, on the other hand, has a 6.1-inch display, which is more generous than the SE and 12 mini. By the way, the iPhone 11 Pro, which will be eliminated at this announcement, has a screen size of 5.8 inches, which is a bit smaller than the 6.1-inch display of the iPhone 12.
Since the iPhone SE has an LCD display, its maximum brightness is lower than that of the iPhone 12 mini or 12, which uses OLED, and it may not be as visible in direct sunlight.
Nevertheless, we think Touch ID is more convenient than Face ID in many situations nowadays, when people wear masks on a daily basis to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.
Because the A13 Bionic processor of iPhone SE is still usable in terms of performance, if you value ease of use rather than the size of the screen without being concerned about 5G support or camera performance, you can say that the cost-effective iPhone SE is the right choice for 256GB at ¥60,800 in terms of price.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.