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Apple iPhone SE Review, Rich & Compect

Liam Hems Editor Rating: 3 / 5

iPhone SE is a 4-inch device which is especially for those people who love smaller size iPhone like 5s, However iPhone 6/6s 4.7 inch and iPhone 6/6s plus 5.5 inch have conquered the Apple lineup from last two years but Apple is still stick with 4 inch screen. The iPhone 5s which was launched 3 years ago was still available for sale before the day iPhone SE went on sale. Let’s find out what upgrades Apple has made in 2nd generation of iPhone 5s.

Design and Display

The iPhone SE is packed in an aluminum body instead of plastic one, the body is sleek just like iPhone 6/6s. It feels smooth in hands and you can easily handle the device. The appealing Smartphone’s finishing and polish is like its predecessor. If you were not told before you might consider it as iPhone 5s. The phone looks like its predecessor it doesn’t mean it has same feature and specifications like previous one. Surely the device comes with plenty of advanced features and latest technology.

The phone features a 4-inch and 640 x 1136 resolution IPS LCD display, the display quality is enhanced and it is as screen is as bright and well saturated as we can expect from an upgraded device. Though, the device gives great performance as compare to its precursor. The iPhone SE comes in multiple color options such as Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. The Rose Gold color is taken from iPhone 6s flagship; the Rose Gold color looks more appealing as compare to other color options.


Certainly the iPhone SE supports NFC Apple Pay and comes with A9 processor. The mobile runs latest software iOS 9.3 out of the box. The latest software has a Night Shift feature, which automatically warm up the screen's color temperature to ease eyestrain at night. The feature makes reading easier low light, you can also manually adjust warmth of the screen.  Another great feature in Siri is Hey Siri" voice activation, which is a virtual assistance and decrease confusion in the text which you can’t read.

It is worth mentioning that the device supports Live Pictures feature which is borrowed from iPhone 6s, the feature works as good as in the larger device. There is no 3D touch in the mobile but it doesn’t matter because it is a feature you can live without.


The device is powered by A9 chip, has 2GB RAM, packed with Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister CPU, and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU. The A9 chip permits the device to open apps as quick as the iPhone 6s. It comes with 16GB and 64 GB internal storage options. A Non-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery comes along to lighten the mobile.

The fingerprint scanner also responds quickly as compared to iPhone 5s so you can unlock your device without wasting a second. However, the fingerprint scanner is not as good as iPhone 6s, if you have used a mobile with fast fingerprint sensor you will feel the difference immediately, but if you haven’t use fast sensor before certainly you won’t notice any difference.


The 4-inch iPhone SE camera renovate improved, it has a 12 megapixel rear camera with Dual-LED flash on the back which stands it against iPhone 6s. The primary camera comes with face and smile detection, auto focus, and 8MP image recording features. It takes excellent pictures even in bad light. It has another 1.2 MP front camera with FaceTime and improved lowlight performance. The front camera is only 1.2 MP so your selfie will be not as good as you can capture from a 5MP device.

The camera allows users to record 4K videos. In short the camera quality is enhanced with pixels it gives more vibrant and high-quality pictures as compare to its predecessor. It captures remarkable, nicely colored, and detailed pictures just like bigger model 6s. The camera bump on the back side of the device is also gone and current looks more finicky.


The smartphone comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh which is larger and powerful than previous model. The battery life is also enhanced so you can enjoy your device for one day and half. The powerful battery lets you play games, listen music and use social apps for long time. It is certain that you will enjoy your device as whole. Last but not least, Apple has given a high quality device in smaller and affordable package.


Price and Availability

In the US the 16GB iPhone SE costs $399 and if you are in Euro zone it will be available at €489. Similarly if you are looking to buy 64GB model it will cost you around $499 in United States and in Euro zone the same device will come with €589 price tag. You can buy the phone from Apple Store or from carriers of your country.

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