iPhone SE vs Google, Samsung and Motorola: How do Android contemporaries from Samsung, Motorola, and Google stack up against the latest SE 2022? iPhone, with its latest SE 2022, has turned heads of budget range phone aficionados, but how do Andriod contemporaries from Samsung, Motorola, and Google stack up against the latest SE 2022?
To anyone who has seen an iPhone in the last eight years, the new iPhone SE 2022 may appear to have an outmoded exterior, but given that it is a budget phone, what matters more is what’s on the inside.
Apple’s new low-cost iPhone will be available on March 18th, with preorders beginning on Friday. The iPhone SE 2022, which will retail for $429, will have an A15 Bionic chipset and 64GB of storage. The A15 Bionic processor was also used in the iPhone 13 series.
The IPhone SE’S Advantages (2022)
The 2022 iPhone SE may have a dated look with large bezels, but this Apple series is known for providing significant performance headroom at a reasonable price range. You won’t find another phone with a faster chipset or as many years of expected upgrades for less than $500.
Apple doesn’t announce how many years of OS updates its phones will get, but the first-generation iPhone SE from 2016 can run the most recent iOS 15. In the Android world, most phones that get three or four years of software upgrades are considered an accomplishment, but it still pales in contrast.
This year, Apple promises A15 processor speed enhancements as well as a larger battery to support the power-hungry 5G modem that’s now built-in. All of this comes at a starting price of $429, which is $30 more than the 2020 model, but you’re stuck with the same-old, same-old look with its 4.7-inch Retina display.
There are, however, reasons to cheer if you enjoy a nice home button, fingerprint scanner, and non-MagSafe Qi wireless charging.
iPhone SE vs Google, Samsung and Motorola In 2022
Long-time iPhone users who haven’t upgraded in years may find that design warm and inviting, but when contrasted to Android phones, it appears to be torn from a bygone era. There are a variety of fantastic Android phones with larger screens, larger batteries, more RAM, and extra cameras for around the same price as the iPhone SE.
Although the iPhone SE has a faster processor, phones like the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Google Pixel 5A, and Motorola Moto Edge 5G UW (2021) have more current features and just more stuff in general.
Samsung has a reputation for hitting every pricing range, and the Galaxy A52 and A42 both have a long battery life. We don’t yet know the new iPhone SE’s mAh capacity, but even if it’s larger than the SE from 2020, it’s safe to presume it’ll be smaller than the Android rivals.
Galaxy A52 and Moto Edge
The Galaxy A52 and Moto Edge both have screens with greater refresh rates, up to 120Hz and 144Hz, respectively. They may be a little more expensive than the iPhone, but such rates make scrolling and animations look far smoother than the SE’s 60Hz.
Google’s Pixel 5A
Google’s Pixel 5A, which is the closest in price to the iPhone SE, may be one of the most competitive options to compare with it. You get extra storage, a larger OLED screen, outstanding camera quality, and an ultrawide lens option for just $20 more. Despite the lack of wireless charging, the Pixel 5A is a viable alternative to the SE for cross-shopping.
Motorola Moto Edge 5G UW
Finally, there’s the Motorola Moto Edge 5G UW, which includes a 6.8-inch screen with 144Hz refresh, a 5,000mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, as well as some of the most impressive specs and features of any of these phones. Although it has a list price of $699.99, it is frequently discounted to a considerably more affordable $499.99. That’s the thing about Android phones: they often come with discounts that are far less prevalent, if not non-existent, on iPhones.
It’s difficult to buy a terrible phone these days, but midrange phones continue to provide more value, while flagships from firms like Apple and Samsung get increasingly expensive. Check out the side-by-side comparison below to see how the upcoming iPhone SE stacks up against some of its budget-friendly competitors. We’ll be putting the new iPhone SE through its paces in our comprehensive review soon, when we’ll compare specs and software to see just how good of a deal this phone is.
|Specification||iPhone SE (2022)||Samsung Galaxy A52 5G||Samsung Galaxy A42 5G||google pixel 5a||Motorola Moto Edge 5G UW (2021)|
|OS||iOS 15||Android 12 . updated in||Android 12 . updated in||Android 12 . updated in||Android 11, update planned for Android 12 in early 2022|
|Display||4.7-inch LCD||6.5 inch OLED||6.6-inch OLED||6.34-inch OLED||6.8-inch LCD|
|oath||1334 x 750||2400 x 1080||1600 x 720||2400 x 1080||2460 x 1080|
|Max. refresh rate||60 Hz||up to 120 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||up to 144 Hz|
|Dimension(mm)||67.3 x 138.4 x 7.3||75.1 x 159.9 x 8.4||75.9 x 164.4 x 8.6||73.2 x 156.2 x 8.8||75.6 x 169 x 8.99|
|weight||144g||189 grams||193 grams||183 grams||200 grams|
|battery capacity||TBD||4500mAh||5000mAh||4680 mAh||5000mAh|
|Processor||A15 Bionic||Snapdragon 750G||Snapdragon 750G||Snapdragon 765G||Snapdragon 778G|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||128GB||128GB||128GB||256 GB|
|ports||power port||USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD||USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD||USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack||USB-C Charging Port|
|rear camera||12MP (f/1.8, OIS) wide||64MP (f/1.8, OIS) wide, 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide, 5MP (f/2.4) macro, 5MP (f/2.4) depth camera||48MP (f/1.8) wide, 8MP (f/2.2) wide, 2MP (f/2.4) depth camera||12.2MP (f/1.7, dual-pixel AF) wide angle, 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide||108MP (f/1.9) wide angle, 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide, 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4)|
|front camera||7MP (f/2.2)||32MP (f/2.2)||13MP (f/2.2)||8MP(f/2.0)||32MP (f/2.25)|
|photo mode||Smart HDR 4, Portrait Mode, Portrait Lighting, Photographic Styles||Macro, Night Mode, Portrait Mode, Fun Mode (Front Camera)||Night Mode, Portrait Mode||Night Sight, Portrait Mode||Macro, Ultra-Res Pro (with long exposure), Night Vision|
|video mode||n/a||super stable video mode||super stable video mode||Slow motion||Macro, Super Slo-mo, Dual Capture, Video Snapshot|
|video recording||4K at 24, 25, 30, or 60 fps. 1080p HD at 25, 30, or 60 fps with 120 and 240 fps slo-mo.||4K at 30 fps, 1080p HD Super Steady video mode at 30 fps||4K at 30 fps, 1080p HD Super Steady video mode at 30 fps||4K at 30 and 60 fps, 30, 60, 120, and 240 fps. on 1080p HD||4K at 30 fps, 1080p HD and slo-mo at 60. with 30 fps or 120 fps|
|biometrics||Touch ID||fingerprint||fingerprint||fingerprint||fingerprint, face unlock|
|water and dust protection||IP67||IP67||n/a||IP67||IP52|
|wireless charging?||Yes, Qi-Compatible||No||No||No||No|
|5G support||sub-6 GHz||sub-6GHz||sub-6GHz, mmWave||sub-6GHz||sub-6GHz, mmWave on Verizon|
|Face value||$429||$499.99||$399.99||$449||$499.99 ($699.99 MSRP)|
In comparison to Android phones, the iPhone SE appears to be a relic from the past. For around the same price as the iPhone SE 2022, there are a slew of fantastic Android phones with bigger screens, bigger batteries, more RAM, and more cameras on the market. Despite the fact that they have a decent processor, phones like the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, Google Pixel 5A, and Motorola Moto Edge 5G UW (2021) have more modern features.
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