Most of you new iPhone users might have forgotten the time when the company used to say that a 3.5-inch display was the optimum size for one-handed use. The optimum screen size changed to 4-inches when the iPhone 5 was announced back in 2012. By 2014, Apple had to give into the changing market dynamics and went on to introduce the 4.7-inch display-toting iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch panel. In 2016, the company announced its last 4-inch handset – the iPhone SE. Two years down the line, there has been no update to the iPhone SE even as the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones received updates in the form of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 series. The company also introduced the iPhone X late last year.
Of late, however, we have been hearing reports about the possibility of Apple coming up with a successor to the iPhone SE in the next few months. This new device is likely to sport a similar form factor as the existing iPhone SE and will come with updated specs. This new iPhone model is being dubbed the iPhone SE 2. At launch, the iPhone SE 2 would be positioned below the existing iPhone range. This is why we thought it would be a good idea to check out how the iPhone SE 2 would fare in a spec to spec comparison against a few handsets that are likely to arrive in the same price bracket as the iPhone SE 2. In this comparison, we will compare this new iPhone against the upcoming Honor 10 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s.
Mi Mix 2S vs Honor 10 vs iPhone SE 2: Design, Display
The Mi Mix 2S from Xiaomi will succeed the Mi Mix 2 from 2017 and will come in a similar form factor as its predecessor. The handset boasts of a large 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display is in the 18:9 aspect ratio and boasts of a PPI density score of 403. There is a Gorilla Glass layer for scratch resistance and added durability.
The Honor 10 gets a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display. It also features an iPhone X like notch at the top. The panel has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and is in the 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone also gets a layer of Gorilla Glass 4 for scratch resistance and durability. The phone has a PPI density score of 432.
Precious little is currently known about the iPhone SE 2. What is being currently talked about is the possibility that it would get a slightly larger display, possibly with a higher screen resolution. The display size could be anywhere between 4 inch and 4.5-inches from what is currently known.
Mi Mix 2S vs Honor 10 vs iPhone SE 2: Specifications, Hardware
The Mi Mix 2S is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and will come in three versions – a 6GB RAM + 64GB, a 6GB RAM + 128GB, and an 8GB + 256GB version. The SoC houses an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. The camera department is handled by a dual 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset can record 4K videos as well.
The Honor 10 finds itself powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 SoC. This SoC houses an octa core processor and a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU for graphics. The handset comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB, 6GB RAM + 64 GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB versions.
The spec sheet of the iPhone SE 2 is still under wraps. Current rumours point towards the possibility of the phone being powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chip – just like the current generation iPhone models.
Mi Mix 2S vs Honor 10 vs iPhone SE 2: OS Updates, Software
Both the Mi Mix 2S and the Honor 10 will run Android 8 Oreo. The iPhone SE 2 will come with iOS 11 at launch. The Xiaomi handset will naturally run MiUI 9 on top of Android while the Honor 10 will come loaded with EMUI 8.1. Both the handsets should be updated to a newer version of Android in the months to come being entry-level flagship class handsets.
Mi Mix 2S vs Honor 10 vs iPhone SE 2: Price in India, Conclusion
The prices of all these three handsets have not been revealed. However, there is good chance that the Mi Mix 2S and the Honor 10 will be priced at around the Rs, 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 price bracket at launch. The iPhone SE 2 can easily go past the Rs, 45,000 mark at launch.