. It was a phone of great demand because of its price tag, and that price tag thing is not the pricing in india, but in the us and some other markets, but fast forward to the present. Well, even though the official indian pricing of the se2 hasn’t changed much, we can now always buy it under the 30, 000 indian rupees price range from flipkart, so that’s a much better pricing, it’s just kind of matching the initial u.s pricing, but even then is the Iphone se 2 a good option for 2021, but this video is all about that now without dragging around. Let me get it straight whenever i use an iphone se 2, i always love the form factor and the user experience, because i do prefer compact phones, but then the main issue for me with the iphone se. 2 is just one thing and it’s the battery life. So even now that’s a big issue if you’re planning to buy the iphone se 2.. This is not a phone for heavy users or even average users. This is basically for the ones who are not constantly hooked up to their phones. It’S perfect, if you’re a light user and also maybe a very average user can get through, because here the screen on time based on average usage for me, while running ios 14 was in the three to three and a half hour range, so that’s. The first and foremost thing: if you’re planning to buy this iphone sc 2 for 2021, you should know what type of a user you are and hence based on the usage.
Your decision should be easy, but then there might be a group of users who may plan to use the iphone sc 2 as a secondary phone or a phone to experience, just the apple exclusive stuff and for such users. I think this iphone. Se 2 is a great option because for this price tag, what you’re getting with the iphone se 2 is basically a phone that will last almost 4 to 5 years, based on software support, and also this camera system is one of the best in this segment, and I feel that’s the main key highlight with the iphone se 2.. It still has top notch performance and it’s. Let it be normal task or heavy stuff. Like gaming, they do work flawlessly. The phone tends to get hot while playing games for an extended period of time, but it’s not going to spoil the experience, since there is no throttling issues. Last year’s, apple’s flagship processor, which is the apple 813 bionic chip, is really gon na last well. For many more years and that’s really a great plus point for the iphone se, 2. and yeah, even though the ram in paper is just 3gb, i didn’t face ram management issues and it was always like 6 apps do stay open in the background and about the Storage well it’s a typical iphone options where the base variant just has 64 gb, which is an expected non expandable one. And yet this base storage is not the one that i’ll recommend, but instead of this you should surely go for the 120 gb variant, because if you don’t get that, then the phone won’t be lasting.
That much in terms of storage and your as you can see there is just a single camera on the back. But for me i think if this single shooter is a great one, i can manage with it. And yet this camera is a 12 megapixel wide angle. One which has an aperture of f 1.8, the specifications of this camera, looks a bit dull and it’s almost comparable with the iphone 8’s camera. But here the improvement is because of the core controller which helps with the processing, and i have to say that the processing done by the 813 chip and apple software is still impressive. Shots taken in good lighting looks like it’s, been captured with a flagship phone. There is sharpness and proper detailing, and also the dynamic range is good. The overall scene does have a natural look with just the hint of the extra punch and for taking photos in good lighting. This phone is still a little champ, but then, when the light fades, the shots does tend to get soft and also you will lose details. And since there is no night mode support, if it’s a pitch dark scene, don’t even think of taking a pic. But then you have the option to use a third party app to get night mode option, but then that’s, like spending extra and about the portrait photos. This phone captures well it’s, not great, but still i’m. Happy that such kind of option is here, but then what’s great with this camera system is without doubt the video is captured.
If you are buying a phone in this price range just to take videos. Well, then, this is the top performer for that video recording option. Maxes out at 4k, 60 fps with extended dynamic range support up to 30 fps, and here even now, which is almost like a year after this phone’s launch. Well, the videos, this phone takes are still excellent. You can use this as a main camera for youtube or shooting cinematic style videos, because the video output is crisp with not much issues and exposure and also the stabilization is just perfect. So that’s the right camera situation for 2021 and about the front camera well, it’s. An okay one for photos and a good option for videos. The sensor is a 7 megapixel one with aperture, f, 2.2 and yeah. Even though you can take portrait selfies. The overall outcome is sharp and fine. When the lighting is perfect, i mean, if it’s like an outdoor scene with good light available. Then there is no need to complain about the selfies and that’s it in any other scenarios. The selfies are not that good and for videos. Also, the same lighting thing is applicable, but then in such a situation, the videos which can be maxed out at 1080p 30fps are crisp and stable, with no focusing issues and hence it can be used as a vlog clip well it’s from all this that i did Mention that the iphone sc 2 camera system is still top in the list for the segment you’re not going to be disappointed with these two things and actually another area in which you will be more impressed is the form factor and the build quality it’s a perfectly Built phone, the front and back glass joins with precision with the aluminium frame, and even now the phone is holding great.
The dimensions of this phone is great for one handed usage, and here the compact nature of the phone always gives me the confidence to use the phone. Without a case i mean i do love this curved sides, and i think i like this form factor much more than the form factor of the iphone 12 mini. This curved side does make the phone a bit slippery because there is less area to hold. But then there is this more natural thing where the phone comfortably fits in in the palm of your hand and that’s. The reason i did state that i’m always confident to use the iphone sc 2 without a keys and also the weight balance is done well, and here, like i said, i love this form factor and the build quality. All buttons still work, fine honey, the only port which is the lightning port is also holding well so that’s all great, but then about this design. Well, overall, there isn’t anything to complain, but when you check the front it looks very dated, i don’t think there is any other phone selling right now, which has such big vessels. This is a proper 2016 stuff, and here because of such big vessels, the display is not a big one. It’S just a 4.7 inch display, which for 2021, is a tiny one, and for me who is currently daily driving the iphone 12 mini. This display felt to be more cramped. The display has less sentence if you’re planning on watching videos or playing games, which needs two or three fingers.
Well, then, the experience is not enjoyable. I’M, not talking about the display’s quality, because, even though in paper it looks bad well, while using it, the quality is good. This is a great lcd panel with neat viewing angles and also the sharpness is decent with sufficient peak brightness. But then, like i said these things doesn’t matter much if you plan to make this phone your main media machine, i mean this display. Size was big when the iphone 6 launched, but right now every one of us has got used to bigger displays, and it might be that perception that makes it feel like this display is best suited for texting or browsing through social media or to play a casual Game or maybe to watch a short youtube video, because for anything beyond that well, most of us do prefer bigger screens and that’s also a thing to keep note off, but, like i said at the beginning, this phone’s main drawback does string the user base or will Be interested in this phone and, as i mentioned earlier, it can be a person who needs a secondary phone or maybe it’s a person who wants a basic ios device to experience the apple exclusive thing like imessage and for them this display size will probably be of No concern – and here another plus point with the iphone se 2 – is the ip67 rating, and here the bluetooth version is five. Then there’s wi fi, six, along with nfc support, which is an added advantage, and also the fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the home button, is still an industry best.
Unlocking system and same is the case with the haptic feedback of this phone. Now here, one key thing to note is that there is no 5g support and also by the way, even though you can use two sims with this phone, in which one sim should be a nano sim and the other esim. Then i won’t recommend that, because it will drain the battery at a more quicker pace and, lastly, about the audio output from this phone well for the segment, it falls into it’s good, because this dual speaker system does output quality sound with adequate loudness and also the Earpiece is a good one for calls too, and actually the call experience from this phone is perfect because of its form factor. So even now there are plenty of great stuff with the iphone se 2. But the main core issue of this phone does make the se2 a not so good option for the majority in 2021.