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Apple iPhone SE 2020 review

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One of Apple’s most highly anticipated launches in 2020, the SE (2020) edition is by far the brand’s most ‘affordable’ smartphone – by Apple standards. It resurrects some of what we saw on the original SE model, but can it stand out in a smartphone market that’s more competitive than ever? Our review of the Apple iPhone SE (2020) will tell you.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

January 2022

First reviewed by Which?

May 2020

Released

April 2020

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