is still the cheapest iPhone that you can buy from Apple, but how is it holding up in 2021, can it really rival much newer phones and isn’t it better to just wait out for the successor?
To answer the last question first, latest rumors say that the next generation iPhone SE is expected to arrive only in the middle of 2022, which is about a year from now, so waiting is not really an option.
So… the iPhone SE that we have currently launched in April 2020 with a flagship-grade processor then, the Apple A13 Bionic, which was unprecedented at this price point. This processor might be a bit old now, but it is still considerably faster than your run of the mill $400 phone. For example, the newer and actually a bit more expensive Galaxy A52
5G runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, and scores around 600 points in single core performance and up to 2,000 points on the multi core GeekBench test. The iPhone SE? It has double the scores! That is really impressive.