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Spend Less, Save More: Mint Mobile and the iPhone SE Offer Consumers A Winning Combination

The new iPhone SE and Mint Mobile's $15 plan offer premium performance at a budget price

Mint Mobile continues to offer consumers an affordable cell phone service. Now paired with the new iPhone SE, starting at just $399, this deal just got even better. With this aggressive price point, Apple is looking to target the mid-market.

iPhone SE uses the same processor found in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE uses the same processor found in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

The new iPhone SE uses the fastest mobile processor on the market, Apple’s new A13 Bionic processor, which is the same one used in the $999 iPhone 11 Pro. To quote Apple, “we put the brains of the iPhone 11 Pro in the body of the iPhone SE.” The 13 Bionic makes performance insanely fast. Whether you are launching apps, playing games, or using augmented reality, the entire experience feels fluid.

iPhone SE uses the same camera sensor as the iPhone XR with the same focal length as the iPhone 8
iPhone SE uses the same camera sensor as the iPhone XR with the same focal length as the iPhone 8

The A13 Bionic advances capabilities in the camera allowing you to take pictures in Portrait Mode with Portrait Lighting Effects, all using the single-lens 12-megapixel rear camera. Other features include the next-generation smart HDR which uses artificial intelligence to recognize faces and capture more accurate skin tones.

With the ability to shoot video in 4K, you will see four times more detail than in 1080p HD videos. You can also now switch your frame rate and resolution directly within the camera application.

iPhone SE brings back the classic design of the iPhone 8
iPhone SE brings back the classic design of the iPhone 8

The new iPhone SE is physically identical to the iPhone 8. It features an all-glass design that allows for wireless charging and a 4.7” Retina HD display. The bottom bezel features Touch ID Home button for finger-print authentication. Many people prefer the physical home button and Touch ID for unlocking and securing their phone.

For the budget-conscious consumer who is looking for a fast, pocket-size iPhone, the new iPhone SE presents a compelling option. Pair this purchase with a low-cost cell phone plan, like Mint Mobile (who is currently offering 10% off the iPhone SE), and you can potentially save yourself several hundred dollars a year.

Why we like Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile offers a unique pricing model to help you save money. Their plans start at just $15 per month, and they offer their plans in three month, six month, or twelve month intervals. This bulk pricing model allows Mint to offer lower prices, similar to how buying items in bulk at Costco gives you a huge discount. 

Mint’s bulk prices and affordable rates let you save big on cell service. Bring your own phone, like the iPhone SE, and you have saved yourself a bundle of cash. 

Mint Mobile is a prepaid carrier that is getting a lot of attention. Owned by actor Ryan Reynolds (think Deadpool and Detective Pikachu) who is also featured in Mint Mobile ads, this budget-conscious carrier runs on the T-Mobile network.

Mint Mobile supports all features on iPhone SE the moment you insert your SIM card
Mint Mobile supports all features on iPhone SE the moment you insert your SIM card

The moment you insert your Mint Mobile SIM card into the iPhone SE everything works properly: Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE, visual voicemail, voicemail transcriptions, group and picture messaging, and the mobile hotspot. It doesn’t get much easier than this.

Mint Mobile and the new iPhone SE 2020 make for a budget combination with premium performance
Mint Mobile and the new iPhone SE 2020 make for a budget combination with premium performance

When considering your next mobile device, check out the new iPhone SE and consider the switching to Mint Mobile. Both offer premium performance at a budget price, which makes for a winning combination.


Stetson Doggett

Stetson is a technology enthusiast and cell-phone lover. He is passionate about helping people save money on cell service. He spends most of his time researching plans, writing articles, and filming review videos.

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