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Apple iPhone SE review: specs and price

Apple iPhone SE
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Apple iPhone SE

Why is Apple iPhone SE better than the average?

  • Internal storage
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    128GBvs51.54GB
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs39637.13fps
  • Weight
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    113gvs161.68g
  • Number of microphones
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    3vs1.72
  • Thickness
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    7.6mmvs8.8mm
  • Semiconductor size
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    14nmvs21.19nm
  • OpenGL version
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    3.3vs2.8
  • Height
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    123.8mmvs148.11mm

Price comparison

Apple iPhone SE

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Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple Iphone X, 256GB, Space Gray - Full...Apple Iphone X, 256GB, Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$475.00
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone 8, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unloc...Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$274.95
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone 11, 64GB, White - Fully Unl...Apple iPhone 11, 64GB, White - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$659.00
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone SE a1662 64GB Rose Gold GSM...Apple iPhone SE a1662 64GB Rose Gold GSM Unlocked (Renewed)
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$189.97
Apple iPhone SE AmazonXiaomi Mi 9 SE Unlocked 6GB/128GB Dual S...Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Unlocked 6GB/128GB Dual Sim 4G LTE Phone International Global Version - Ocean Blue (Blue)
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$349.99
Apple iPhone SE AmazoniPhone SE - 128GB (AT&T Locked) - Space ...iPhone SE - 128GB (AT&T Locked) - Space Gray (Renewed)
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$259.97
Apple iPhone SE Amazonmophie 2386 Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5/...mophie 2386 Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5/5s/SE - White
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$38.99
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone 5S 16GB VerizonUnlocked Sma...Apple iPhone 5S 16GB VerizonUnlocked Smartphone Gray (Renewed)
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$114.97
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone XS, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unl...Apple iPhone XS, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$605.00
Apple iPhone SE aliexpressiPhone SE 2GB RAM 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB R...iPhone SE 2GB RAM 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB ROM 4.0" Unlocked Fingerprint Original Mobile PhoneA1723 A1662 Apple A9 Dual-core
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$97.82

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Design

1.weight

113g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

123.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

58.6mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

55.14cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

640 x 1136px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone SE
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone SE
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Apple iPhone SE
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.84GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

128GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone SE (Apple A9)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
5.semiconductor size

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPhone SE (Apple A9)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

1.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone SE
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
6.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone SE
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone SE
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.number of microphones

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

1642mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone SE (iOS 9.3)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
3.Battery life

14h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
4.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone SE
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone SE
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

150MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone SE
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Apple iPhone SE
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone SE
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.Bluetooth version

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.upload speed

50MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone SE

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Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple Iphone X, 256GB, Space Gray - Full...Apple Iphone X, 256GB, Space Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$475.00
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone 8, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unloc...Apple iPhone 8, 64GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$274.95
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone 11, 64GB, White - Fully Unl...Apple iPhone 11, 64GB, White - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$659.00
Apple iPhone SE AmazonApple iPhone SE a1662 64GB Rose Gold GSM...Apple iPhone SE a1662 64GB Rose Gold GSM Unlocked (Renewed)
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$189.97
Apple iPhone SE AmazonXiaomi Mi 9 SE Unlocked 6GB/128GB Dual S...Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Unlocked 6GB/128GB Dual Sim 4G LTE Phone International Global Version - Ocean Blue (Blue)
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$349.99
Apple iPhone SE AmazoniPhone SE - 128GB (AT&T Locked) - Space ...iPhone SE - 128GB (AT&T Locked) - Space Gray (Renewed)
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$259.97
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$38.99
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$114.97
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$605.00
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