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Black Friday 2023

Looking for an iPhone SE on Black Friday? 24th of November may not be the best day

Published on November 15, 2023 - With the 2020 iPhone SE, Apple wanted to return to the old classics, offering a compact, budget smartphone with a design close to that of the iPhone 8. This desire to respond to demand for 'mini' smartphones is echoed in the release of the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini, a year later. The 2020 iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch screen, but it's not lacking in punch either, since it's equipped with the same A13 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. A simple but effective 12MP camera sensor is mounted on the back of the phone. The battery has the same capacity as the iPhone 8. If you're in the market for a budget iPhone SE, read on: Black Friday may not be the best day to make your purchase.

How good is the 2020 iPhone SE?

The iPhone SE 2 in a nutshell:

  • A small 4.7-inch LCD screen

  • The same A13 Bionic chip as in iPhone 11

  • Compact form factor

What are the good points?

  • Very good finish.

  • A bright screen.

  • Similar performance to the iPhone 11.

  • A compact format, increasingly rare on the market.

  • TouchID (an advantage?)

And how about the bad points?

  • The design is the same as that of the iPhone 8.

  • Battery life is not as good as on more recent models (it lasts a day).

  • A camera that's not up to the standard of high-end models (that's to be expected): no

  • telephoto or ultra-wide-angle lenses here.

  • TouchID (a disadvantage?)

What iPhone deals can you expect for Black Friday 2023?

Apple is expected to offer discounts every year, but consumers are often left disappointed. It's not on the Apple website that you'll find the rare pearl, the cheap iPhone or the special offer you're hoping for, even less so on the most recent models. If you're looking for an iPhone SE 2, iPhone 11 series or iPhone 12, you'll have to turn to other sites. And to make clear - you really don't have to wait until the 24th of November to get the best prices: Back Market offers Black Friday deals just like any other day of the year.

Where can I buy my iPhone SE 2020 for less?

It's perfectly normal to think about Black Friday when you're looking for a good deal on a tech product. But what if we told you that you didn't have to wait until the Friday 24th November 2023, that you could find your cheap iPhone SE 2 right now?

Back Market is the European leader in refurbished products. After their first useful life, the products sold on the platform are fully refurbished by experts. Guaranteed 100% functional, they are also sold with a minimum 12-month guarantee and a 30-day returns period. And what about the prices? They are between 30% and 50% cheaper than the price of new, every day of the year. So there's no need to wait, or hurry for that matter, you buy when you want, and you're guaranteed reduced prices.

What alternatives to the iPhone SE 2 are there for Black Friday? iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 mini and...

If the drawbacks of the 2020 iPhone SE are too much for you, you'll probably be better off with another model. There are several other options:

  1. If what's bothering you is the battery and the camera, but you like the compact format, we'd advise you to opt for an iPhone 12 mini or an iPhone 13 mini.

  2. If you're happy with the phone's power, but don't like the size of the screen or the design, opt for an iPhone 11 instead. If you're a keen photographer, you might even prefer iPhone 11 Pro (for ultra-wide-angle and night mode, for example).