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2020 iPhone SE

2020 iPhone SEis a device where, for the most part, what you see is what you get. The one thing you get that you can’t see is the A13 Bionic chip — although you can see, particularly with Portrait Mode photography, what the A13 makes possible in the SE.

Let’s start with the outside.

Close your eyes and the SE feels identical to the iPhone 8: same materials, same button placement, same size (down to the 10th of a millimeter — the iPhones SE and 8 are 100 percent case compatible), same weight (148 g).

睁开眼睛,如果你正在看白色模型,你会发现着色是不同的。白色SE有黑色的正面面。这是一些现有技术 - 白色iPhone 3G和3GS型号也有黑色前面。But starting with the iPhone 4,1white/light-colored iPhones equipped with home buttons have had white front panels,except for the iPhone 5C。我从未照顾那些白色的前面板 - 我不喜欢他们强调的方式,而不是隐藏,而不是隐藏在iPhone的额头:扬声器,相机,闪光灯中的元素。如果那些元素对称地安排,它就足够了,但它们不是 - 相机偏离中心。黑色的前面只是一个更好的外观,到我的眼睛。当显示器关闭时,它不会受到损害,黑色前面伪装屏幕上方和下方的现在日期前额和下巴。

Apple’s产品红色iPhone 8在其他颜色后6个月推出,也长着一个黑色的正面。这是一个上海arp look. My iPhone SE review unit is white, and I think it looks much nicer than the “silver” iPhone 8, which, to my eyes, plays as off-white on the back panel. Pure white looks better, and Apple nailed it with the iPhone SE.

银色iphone 8和白色iphone se,面向下。

There’s one more cosmetic improvement: the back panel of the iPhone 8 sported an Apple logo, centered vertically between the volume buttons, and the word “iPhone” at the corresponding position toward the bottom.2就像它的iPhone 11弟兄型号一样,iPhone SE的后面板标记已减少到必不可少的最低限度:只是苹果徽标,完美居中。在案件中将新的SE投入并从未删除它应该需要一会儿才能欣赏这种设计之前的纯度。

就像iPhone 5风格2016 iPhone SE之前,新款iPhone 6式iPhone SE感觉像它体现的形式因素的规范理想。

性能

因为我recently reviewed the updated iPad Pros, I had it in my mind that the A13 system-on-a-chip isn’t that much faster than the A12. Not true.

因为iPad专业人士拥有A12Z,我有这种错误的概念。现在,它绝对是新的A12z芯片在2018年iPad Provips中的A12x芯片中唯一略微略微改善 - CPU performance is identical, and GPU performance is improved only by going from 7 cores to 8。And because the A12X and Z chips in iPad Pros have more CPU cores than the A12 chip in the iPhone XS and XR models, they perform better on benchmarks. In my benchmarks for the new iPad Pro, I was comparing the A13 against A12X/Z in iPad Pros, not the “plain” A12 in the iPhone XS and XR.

When you compare iPhones to iPhones, it’s quite obvious that the A13 is remarkably more performant than the A12. Geekbench 5 results, averaged over a few runs and rounded to account for variability (single- and multi-core benchmarks test the CPU, “compute” tests the GPU):

芯片 Single Compute
2020 iPhone SE A13 1,330 3,325 6,370
iPhone 11 Pro A13 1,330 3,340 6,350
iPhone XR A12 1,090 2,425 4,490
iPhone 8. A11 910. 2,170 3,420
2020 iPad Pro A12Z. 1,125 4.,690 10,050
2019 16″ MBP i9 1,265 7,275 25,350.

所以,是的,400美元的iPhone SE在单核CPU性能中获得3,000美元的直线上网专业人士。

相机

基准仅测量CPU和GPU性能。A12到A13的最大改善可能是用于机器学习的神经发动机,在实践中是手段AR和摄影。您不能像基准分数一样在其上放置一个简单的数字,但它有明显的功能,最明显与肖像模式摄影。

Apple正在呼叫新的SE摄像头的“最佳单映像系统”。它只有一个后置的相机镜头和传感器,并且该传感器(但不是镜头)显然与iPhone XR中的相同。

当Apple的纵向模式首次出现时,它需要双成像系统 - 两个相机(在后部)或相机和面部ID TRIFEPTH系统(在前面)。这使得直观的感觉 - 我们都知道,如果我们闭上眼睛,我们都知道我们自己的深度感知会显着受到显着损害。除了单个摄像机镜头,只需要一张苹果术语“单眼深度估计”。

iPhone XR使用后视相机进行单眼深度估计。iPhone SE与both它的后部和前部的相机。结果非常令人惊叹。Apple的内置摄像机应用程序仅支持使用iPhone SE(前后)的人类受试者的纵向模式 - 没有无生命的物体,而且,唉,没有宠物。原因非常明显,即这种单眼深度估计是大部分供电,如果不是完全的,通过专门针对人脸优化的机器学习模型。使用第三方卤化物camera app, however, allows you to shoot photos of anything with an accompanying depth map. Halide also allows you to view this depth map. It’s clear to me, but well beyond the scope of this review to examine in detail, that the iPhone SE’s rear-facing camera is capable of much more accurate depth maps than the iPhone XR’s. Since they’re both single-imaging systems and the same (or very similar) sensors, the SE’s superior depth mapping can only be attributed to the A13’s much more powerful neural engine.

我觉得这更令人印象深刻的镜头相机。使用纵向模式的高级照明效果的自画像在SE和iPhone 11 Pro之间非常可比。下面是您的并排的“舞台轻型单声道”,真正使用前置摄像头和11 pro。在前两个,我站在阳光灿烂的日子旁边;在接下来的两个中,我在同一个阳光灿烂的房间里,但远离窗户。任何文件都没有进行编辑,除了使用照片将reic原稿作为JPEG导出为JPEG的文件,并重新介绍下面嵌入的版本重新孵化

iphone 11 pro(原始JPEG文件):

iPhone SE (原始JPEG文件):

iphone 11 pro(原始JPEG文件):

iPhone SE (原始JPEG文件):

我不包括来自iPhone XR的比较例子,因为iPhone XR不支持任何背景掩蔽纵向模式照明效果 - 没有舞台灯,舞台光单声道或高键光单声道。

更新:哎呀,实际上是XRdoes support那些效果,但只要for the front-facing camera, which has the TrueDepth system.

与11职业相比,我的眼睛是一个非常可靠的工作。你可以在肩膀上看到最明显的差异。并记住,来自面部ID系统的Truepth传感器辅助11个前面的纵向模式。iPhone SE只用一台摄像机和一个非常先进的机器学习模型来做这件事。3.

经验

花了一个星期的iPhone SE,经过两年半的时间使用iPhone X,然后XS,现在11 Pro,已经,好吧,有点令人沮丧。

一段时间后,我正在和苹果在iphone x上工作的人交谈。x不仅仅是iPhone中的叉子硬件 — Face ID instead of Touch ID, OLED instead of LCD, round-cornered edge-to-edge displays instead of sharp-cornered rectangles, etc. — but the fact that it didn’t even have a home button at all necessitated a rethinking of the fundamental软件界面也。

好的,不是必要本身。什么苹果可以理论上,已完成使用虚拟屏幕主页按钮更换硬件主页按钮,该按钮就像以前的iPhone上的硬件主页按钮一样。也许这就是他们的如果他们无法弄清楚比家庭按钮更好的东西,请完成iPhone X的“所有屏幕”设计。

But they did figure out a better design. An all-new fundamental paradigm for the basic operation of using an iPhone: swipe up from the bottom to go home, swipe up more for the multitasking switcher, and animate the user interface as you swipe to make it look and feel like you’re在屏幕上操纵应用,而不是间接applying gesture shortcuts as though the touchscreen were just a trackpad.

What this source told me is that while developing the iPhone X, members of the team would typically carry two phones with them: a prototype iPhone X they could use, but (of course) not while in the presence of anyone who wasn’t disclosed on the project, and an older iPhone they could use in front of anyone. These team members would spend time, every day, using both phones. They knew they were onto a winning idea with the new interaction design for the iPhone X when they started instinctively using the X-style gestures on the older iPhone, and永远不会反之亦然。When a new design is clearly better than an old one, it’s a one-way street mentally.

我相信那么,但我相信它在上周与iPhone SE度过了上一周后更多。我专门在一个延伸时使用了几个小时,而且我从未停止期待它像iPhone-iphone-x设备一样。我从底部向上滑动回家或多任务。我希望它只是通过敲击显示器上的任何地方醒来。我从右上角拉下来,期望看到控制中心。除非我有意识地考虑我正在使用旧式iPhone的事实,否则我无法停止做任何这些事情。即使我在抽屉里锁定了我的个人iPhone 11 Pro并没有触摸新的手机,除了新的第一个星期几个,我仍然不会撼动我的iPhone X互动习惯,除非我也抛弃了我的iPad Pro。

一旦习惯了iPhone-X交互模型,就没有返回。与新的一周没有动摇我的信念,即X风格的互动设计优越。不是一个iota。4.

但那没关系。新的iPhone SE不适用于已经转换为iPhone X或更高版本的任何人。这不是爱好者的电话,除非你的热情是你可以获得的最小手机,或者价格是一个重要的关注点。用户的目标是从旧的触摸ID iPhone或Android手机升级。

It’s quite remarkable that the $400 iPhone SE significantly outperforms — and to a lesser but still noticeable degree, out-photographs — the $600 iPhone XR, both of which prices are for 64 GB base models. It’s even more remarkable that you can upgrade all the way to a 256 GB iPhone SE for $550, which is still less than the XR base model. But the XR has one obvious advantage: screen real estate. With the same text size, the XR shows significantly more vertical content:

iPhone XR旁边的iPhone SE,都显示了设置→显示和亮度屏幕。

但考虑到iPhone的没有人没有意识到它的大小。尽管它的尺寸较小或因此,所以SE买家要么购买一个。

如果您对较小的显示器和触摸ID而不是面部ID,iPhone SE是一个优异的值。如果您更喜欢较小的外形和熟悉的触摸ID体验,这是一个惊人的价值。5.


  1. 白色模型proved to be surprisingly difficultfor Apple to manufacture — it didn’t begin shipping until黑色模型后10个月。That delay was surprising at the time, but seems downright bananas now. Can you imagine if, say, the midnight green iPhone 11 Pros still weren’t shipping now, and wound up not shipping until this coming July?↩︎︎︎

  2. 各种各样的人越来越多监管标记和小型印花CRUFT像型号的数字和“由苹果设计在加利福尼亚州/在中国组装”。苹果搬了most在Settings应用程序中以iPhone 6s开头的软件。但第一个没有那些没有那些背面的iPhone的iPhone是Verizon iPhone 4,one of my favorite iPhones of all time。这是一个奇怪的野兽。它在正常的iPhone 4后7个月首次亮相,是一个完全不同的模型,因为Verizon的3G网络是CDMA,而不是GSM。它在iPhone 4s亮相前八个月的4S天线线路体育出来。↩︎︎︎

  3. 这些纵向模式效果都在相机应用程序中具有实时预览,但实时预览是原始近似值。我想知道有多少人不打扰这些效果,因为预览看起来如此粗糙。一旦使用这些效果捕获纵向,它需要一个短暂的时刻,而最终结果仍然可以击中或错过,而且它总是比实时预览更好的方式。↩︎︎

  4. 我必须指出,触摸ID工作在佩戴面罩时恰好正常,并且脸部ID根本不起作用。自2017年苹果公司在2017年与iPhone X与iPhone X推出的脸部ID以来,这是对医疗专业人士和患有面部掩模文化的国家的审议。现在,它是在世界各地的数十亿美元的考虑。就像我的个人电话一样,甚至含糊地让我模糊地让我变成了这一点。但是你的里程可能有所不同,特别是如果你的工作的性质要求你整天都穿着面膜,而不仅仅是在公寓里出门时。(但这样的工作也可能需要手套。)↩︎︎︎

  5. 如果你在那个营地,我强烈建议在得到的时候买一台iPhone。我会赌注,大量下注,这是最后一个iPhone苹果将与家庭按钮和旧式用户界面进行。↩︎︎︎

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