4.3
Apple iPhone SE
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iPhone SE
iPhone SE Design

iPhone SE

Primary Camera
RAM
Processor
Battery
Display
Storage
Status: Available Release Date: Mar 31, 2016 Website: www.apple.com

Editors Review

4.2
Design
4.0
Display
4.2
Camera
4.5
Performance
4.5
Software
4.2
Battery

iPhone SE Summary

The iPhone SE is the model that replaces the iPhone 5s in the Apple catalog and is placed as the company’s only smartphone with a four-inch display screen. Aesthetically The Apple iPhone SE shares housing and lines, but not the features section since we find differences in the processor, the camera, the battery and the provision of iOS 9.3 as a native version for the operating system.

At the design level, the Apple iPhone SE shares the line already imposed by the iPhone 5s with an aluminum housing and angled sides. In terms of colors, the iPhone SE is available in shades of silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. The housing measures are 123.8 millimeters long and 58.6 millimeters wide. The thickness of the smartphone is set at 7.6 millimeters and weighs only 113 grams.

The iPhone SE stands out for the four-inch IPS screen, this is the same display that is equipped on the iPhone 5s and sports a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels with 326 dots per inch of density. The iPhone SE also offers a brightness level of 500 nits and contrast of 800:1 and the LED-backlit display also has a protective layer against scratches and to repel dirt.

Within the performance section, the iPhone SE has a two-core Apple A9 processor and a six-core Power VR7600 GPU. The working frequency of the processor is 1.8 GHz. Among the elements that interfere with the user experience is provided by iOS 9.3 pre-installed (now upgradable to iOS 13.2).

The storage system of the iPhone SE is relegated to two versions of 16 and 64 GB internal without the possibility of increasing its capacity through microSD cards. There will only be an option for cloud storage systems such as iCloud, Dropbox or Drive. The Apple iPhone SE has 2GB of RAM.

The Apple iPhone SE’s cameras are divided between the 1.2-megapixel front camera and the main one located at the rear with 12 megapixels. As for the first, it has Flash Retina (light coming from the screen), HDR filter and f / 2.4 aperture. It records video at 720p. As for the rear camera, the resolution of the sensor is 12 megapixels capable of taking panoramas of up to 63 megapixels. The optical group of five lenses with an infrared filter has an aperture with f / 2.2 value and a Dual LED True Tone to flash. Also, the lens is protected by a sapphire crystal. As for the iPhone SE video features, it has the ability to record clips at 4K or 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. However, the equipment is also capable of recording in slow motion up to 120 and 240 fps (1080p and 720p respectively).

The wireless connectivity of the iPhone SE is guaranteed in every way. The LTE Advanced modem provides worldwide 4G connection and the WiFi connection improves its performance with the compatibility of protocols a, b, g, n, ac with Dual Band. In addition to Bluetooth 4.2, the iPhone SE also has an NFC chip and assisted GPS compatible with the GLONASS Satellite Network. The iPhone SE is also compatible with the VoLTE or Voice over LTE protocol.

The battery of the Apple iPhone SE is a non-removable type whose duration is set to up to 240 hours in standby mode, 14 hours in telephone conversations, 13 hours in video playback, 50 hours in music playback and between 12 and 13 hours in web browsing depending on the type of wireless connection used.

Good
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fingerprint ID
  • Better camera
Bad
  • Limited storage
  • Single SIM slot
  • Poor battery
General
Color: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
SIM Type: Single Sim
SIM Size: Nano-SIM
Dimension: 58.6 mm X 123.8 mm X 7.6 mm
Weight: 113 g
Display
Display Type: LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size: 4 inch
Resolution: 640 x 1136 pixels
Camera
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 1.2MP
Flash: True Tone Flash
Video Resolution: 2160p@30fps
OS & Processor
OS: iOS 9.3.2
Processor Type: Apple A9
Processor Speed: 1.84 GHz
Processor Core: Dual-core Twister
Memory & Storage
RAM: 2 GB
Internal: 16/32/64/128 GB
Expandable: No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Version: 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Network Type: 4G, 3G, 2G
Supported Networks: 4G LTE
Battery
Capacity: 1624 mAh
Talk Time: Up to 14 h (3G)
Battery Type: Non-removable Li-Po