Apple iPhone SE Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

The New model of iPhone is always one of most Awaited product of Apple brand; it is not because they are only launching a phone; it is just because they are introducing innovation with new product, but with Apple iPhone SE they disappointed us, because we are waiting for something new and different but they kept Same design as iPhone 5S and configuration is taken from the iPhone 6S. 

Built Quality
Although the built quality and the Standard of feature is quite impressive. Smartphone has 4.0 inches display, Apple A9 1.84 GHz processor, 12 MP rear 1.2MP front cam, 16/64 GB internal storage without any expendable memory and 1624 mAh battery.
As said Earlier design is taken from iPhone 5S, Crafted from bead-blasted aluminium.  Phone is quite sturdy just because of Grade ‘A’ aluminium and compact handy design. The phone has 4.0 inches display that is quite comfortable to hold and operate with single hand. If someone is moving from large display handset to iPhone SE that may feel quite uncomfortable especially in typing and watching movies. 
Display Quality Smartphone has 4.0 inches IPS display with 326ppi display density; which is also known as the retina display and resolution of 640x1136 pixels; although most of entry level Android phone nowadays comes up with at least 720X1280 HD resolution display, it is also true that iPhone SE has enough density that person is unable to discern the individual pixels at a normal viewing distance.  The video watching experience is great as display is quite vibrant with vivid colours. 

Camera and Selfie
If we analyse the camera quality of the iPhone SE, 12 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture is similar in features and quality as iPhone 6S. The photos taken from the rear camera are crisp and even in lowlight camera sensor manage to capture a decent quality pictures. There is point of consideration is that Galaxy S7 has 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture which allow more light to enter so the photos in insufficient lightening are much more brighter with good details. The front camera of iPhone SE disappoint us as it is only 1.2MP with narrower aperture of f/2.4, front camera generate pretty decent pictures for small screen device but when we look at the pictures in large display or if we zoom it, the photo losses the details. That may unwelcome by most of youths as they are using front cameras more frequently. 

Let’s talk about the processor of device which makes its performance butter smooth with 1.84 GHz A9 Dual core processor which is second best performing chipset after Snapdragon 820 (This data is on the basis of Antutu Scores)

The processor is coupled with 2GB RAM, which is more than sufficient for the iOS. Phone is capable of running all the heavy apps and also able to handle multitasking smoothly. 

Battery Backup
The battery is only 1624 mAh which seems low but there are factors like small display and iOS (which is not power hungry) makes it capable of giving one full day battery backup.

Specification of Apple iPhone SE

Operating System
OS Version- iOS 9.3
CPU- Apple A9
Clock Speed- 1.84 GHz
Core- Dual-core
GPU- PowerVR GT7600

Screen and Display
Type- LED-backlit IPS LCD
Size- 4.0 inches
Display Resolution- 640 x 1136 pixels
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 326 ppi pixel
Screen-Body Ratio- 60.8%

Rear- 12 MP
Front- 1.2 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 2160p
Max Video Frames- 240fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm 
Form- Bar
Weight- 113 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700)
3G- HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.2
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- Yes
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 16/64 GB
External (SD)- N/A 

SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Single

Capacity- 1624 mAh
Stand By-  240 hours
Talktime- 14 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Space Gray, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold

Pros of Apple iPhone SE

  • Phone supports fast charging, VoLTE, Fingerprint and Apple Pay.
  • The 12MP rear camera quality is awesome.
  • Handset is able to record 4K and Slow-mo videos.
  • Supports wide range of 4G bands.

Cons of Apple iPhone SE

  • iPhone SE does not come with 3D Touch 
  • Battery is non-removable. 
  • Front camera is not impressive as its only 1.2MP.
  • No barometer, LED Notification light and FM. 
  • No External SD card is supported.

Why to buy and Final words about Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone is popular for providing great quality and aesthetic design. The iPhone SE is copied design of iPhone 5S and hardware of iPhone 6S. Means you have one of the Apple’s best design and hardware in single unit. Although we hate this fact that they have downgraded its front camera which is widely used by people for taking selfies. For alternate you may choose iPhone 5S in less than half of the price of iPhone SE.


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