Last week, during its first keynote of the year, Apple formalized the iPhone SE 2022, its new affordable device. On the design side, the firm has the same old-fashioned appearance as that of the iPhone SE 2020 and the iPhone 8. No major evolution for the photo sensors, either.
In contrast, the iPhone SE 2022 has 5G. And this one also uses the same A15 Bionic processor as the iPhone 13. In addition, recently, a code analysis of the Cupertino company allowed us to learn that the iPhone SE 2022 has more RAM memory. Indeed, while its predecessor had 3 GB of RAM, the iPhone SE 2022 has 4 GB.
An affordable iPhone, but as powerful as the flagships
In essence, when it comes to connectivity and performance of the CPU and GPU, the new affordable iPhone has nothing to envy to the iPhone 13. And today, by the way, this is confirmed by the benchmarks.
As reported by the Tom’s guide site, a new benchmark for a model called “iPhone 14.6″ (which would be the identifier for the iPhone SE 2022) has appeared on Geekbench, one of the reference platforms. This benchmark shows a single-core score of 1,695, as well as a multi-core performance of 4,021. And these scores are very close to those of the iPhone 13: 1,673 in single-core and 4,483 in multi-core .
As mentioned above, this confirms that the iPhone SE 2022 is as powerful as Apple’s flagship. Thus, users should have no difficulty using heavy applications, as well as mobile video games.
By the way, in addition to having a more powerful CPU and GPU, the iPhone SE 2022 also has a better camera. Indeed, although the device has a fairly modest sensor, the A15 Bionic chip provides more computing power, for better processing of photos and videos.
A15 Bionic chip on the iPhone SE 2022: an impact on photo quality and battery life
This is also put forward by Apple. “This year, we’ve built the most powerful and durable iPhone SE yet, with longer battery life thanks to the A15 Bionic chip featured in the iPhone 13 lineup that offers advanced camera features like Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles and Deep Fusion »said Kaiann Drance, Vice President of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing at Apple.
In terms of autonomy, the use of this chip, which is more energy efficient, also saves a few hours. The 2022 model has 15 hours of video playback time, according to Apple data. The 2020 one had 13 hours of video playback time.
But of course, many Apple features are missing, to name only the MagSafe wireless and magnetic charging. Ceramic Shield, which allows the iPhone 13 to have enhanced resistance, is also not available on the iPhone SE 2022. It should also be noted that the iPhone SE 2022 only supports 5G sub -6GHz, but not 5G mmWave, which is the fastest version.