Apple’s iPhone SE is meant to be a cheaper alternative to the company’s flagship iPhones, and as such, the company does make some compromises when it comes to hardware like in the display and cameras, but in terms of performance, it seems that there isn’t too much of a difference.
Now, Apple has recently updated the iPhone SE series with a new 5G model that was unveiled earlier in the week and according to benchmarks discovered by MacRumors, it looks like for those who care more about performance than the other features, it looks like you won’t be disappointed.
The benchmarks list a device called the “iPhone 14,6” which is supposed to be the identifier for the new iPhone SE. The device in question managed to nab a single-core score of 1,695 and a multi-core score of 4,021, which puts it almost on par with the base iPhone 13 model, which for context scored 1,672 and 4,481 on single and multi-core tests respectively.
To be fair, the iPhone SE 5G does use the same A15 Bionic chipset which is also found in the iPhone 13 series, so it’s not that surprising. Also, both the new iPhone SE 5G and iPhone 13 both come with 4GB of RAM, so the main differences are the display, the design, and cameras.
So, if you want an iPhone that you know will continue performing well-ish for the next several years and you don’t want to splurge on the iPhone 13, then the iPhone SE 5G could be it.