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Budget or Premium smartphones - iPhone edition!



When it comes to smartphones, most of the leading manufacturers decide to release a range of new devices closely together and allow their customers a variety of choice between each model. Typically, this consists of a lower price bracket device, a medium device and a high end premium device at the top price bracket.


Unless you are a big fan of technology, a high end device probably isn’t the most suitable for you.


Looking specifically at some recent device releases, Apple have released their iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max, whilst also releasing a cheaper model the iPhone 3SE.


So, what is the difference between a high end price range phone and a lower end?


The size is the first noticeable difference, with the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max having a screen size of 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, whereas the iPhone SE has a screen size of 4.7 inches. This is the smallest screen size you can get with an iPhone, so this is great for people who are looking for a smaller and more compact device. However if you are a lover of a big screen with plenty of space, this device may feel like the screen size is too cramped.


The second big difference would be the camera. The iPhone 13 boasts two cameras, one for wider shots and one for pictures at your usual angles, with the Pro Max going one step above and adding an additional 3rd camera to extend your photos even more. The iPhone 3SE has just one camera, meaning you can’t zoom out to take shots from afar and the camera quality will be less advanced. The screen on the phone is LCD, meaning colours and contrasts won’t be as clear and sharp as it would be on the iPhone 13 and 13 pro max.


The iPhone 3SE also doesn’t include Nightography, so if you prefer taking pictures in a darker setting and still having the clarity there, the iPhone 3SE isn’t the right option for you.


Regarding battery life, it is hard to say exactly what the difference between the battery lives are because Apple don’t reveal the size of their batteries. Apple are always improving their battery life with the newer models of iPhone, but due to the smaller size of the iPhone 3SE we can only assume that the battery might be smaller.


What’s our verdict on this?


Our verdict is, the bigger the better! We like the option of having a larger and clearer screen, whilst seeing a nicer clarity on our pictures when we are looking back. However, if you just use your phone to keep in touch with friends and family and have the occasional scroll on social media, the iPhone 3SE is more than adequate.


We offer a range of devices from budget to high end, contact us today and we can discuss your preferences with you.