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Apple’s iPhones are some of the most desirable hand sets on shelves. They’re packed full of style, power, and great features. But they’re also expensive. The iPhone SE seeks to change this, as Apple’s first foray into the mid range market. It’s got all the iPhone styling and great performance that you love, with a more affordable price tag. This is proof that Apple can produce more than great top end products.
Why should you be excited about the iPhone SE? There’s plenty of power there, meaning great performance, there’s an excellent rear camera, and a bigger battery for less frequent charging too. Apple lovers will adore the neat SE device, and it might have some Android and Windows fans reconsidering their options too.
The iPhone SE has a heavy resemblance to the older iPhone 5, and uses the same light weight metal chassis. It’s unmistakeably an iPhone, with slim, sleek lines and gently rounded curves. It feels premium, as you’d expect, and it sits neatly and securely in the palm. The design is minimalistic and this could only be an iPhone.
Looks aside, the SE has some nice internal specs too. You’re getting some serious processing power alongside the newest Apple chipset, plus there’s that great rear camera, and a much improved battery as well. The bottom line is that performance here is very solid indeed.
With so many mid range phones to choose from, the iPhone SE really adds something to the mix. Yes, it’s a cheaper iPhone, but it’s also a great mid range device, regardless of operating system. If you want to combine style with performance, then the SE is the way to go.
Obviously, performance is important in a new smart phone, but Apple are generally pretty close mouthed about actual specs. Plus, it’s tough to compare iOS and Android devices with numbers. However, it looks like the SE is running a dual core 1.8 GHz processor with the new Apple A9 chipset, plus around 2 GB of RAM. That means you’re getting a mobile that’s not only fast and responsive, but also great at multi tasking.
This is an iPhone, so you’re running iOS. You’re actually getting the newest iOS 9.3 out of the box, so you won’t need to upgrade. That means more stability and security alongside the familiar, intuitive interface that Apple fans love. There have been some nice upgrades to essential apps as well, including allowing Siri to give more proactive suggestions and advice.
Technical talk aside, the iPhone SE is a fast phone, and there’s no lag even when running several processes at the same time. If you’re looking for a solid mid range mobile, then you’ve found it, and all but the most demanding of users will be satisfied with the SE.
The screen is where we start to see a few compromises from Apple that keep that cost down. Firstly, it’s a four inch display, which sounds small when compared to the five inch mobiles we’re used to seeing at the top end. However, four inches is more than enough to type on comfortably, plus, it does mean that the SE is extremely portable. Sliding it into your pocket or bag is easy, and it weighs next to nothing (just 113 grams).
There’s no HD resolution here though. You’re getting 640 x 1136 pixels, making for about 326 PPI. However, the display does look clear and crisp, and colour reproduction is very good. This is because it’s an LED backlit LCD display, and it does have IPS technology for better viewing angles.
Put the SE side by side with a quad HD display and yes, you’ll notice a difference. In it’s own right though, the display on the SE is actually very good. It’s unlikely that you’ll be disappointed here unless you’re trying to watch HD film. And at this price point, that screen is pretty satisfactory.
Another compromise on the SE is the front camera. You’re only getting a 1.2 MP device at the front, though if you’re only using that for selfies and video calling that’s not really a big deal. The hand set does make up for the disappointing front cam when you move to the rear though…
Around the back you’re getting the same 12 MP device as you see on top end Apple devices, and there are tons of features. It gets HDR, 4K video, phase detection auto focus, and a dual tone LED flash as well. Plus, the SE can simultaneously record 4K video and take 8 MP pictures, so you don’t need to decide whether to snap or record an event.
The front camera really isn’t worth mentioning, but that rear cam is the one most of us use, and it’s a beauty. Throw in some intuitive camera software and you’re going to be getting the perfect picture every time.
What else should we mention? Well, there are two things that you really need to know. The first of these is that you are getting a fingerprint scanner. This gives you extra device security, of course, but it also lets you use digital payment services. The SE features NFC as well, so you’ll have access to Apple Pay, the company’s proprietary digital wallet service.
More importantly though, battery life is vastly improved. iPhones are known for great battery life, but the SE is going to change that. It’s got a large 1624 mAh battery on board, which should be more than enough to get you through the day. As a guideline that should mean around 240 hours of standby time and about 14 hours of active talk time.
|Dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||113 g (3.99 oz)|
|- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||4.0 inches (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister|
|GPU||PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)|
|Internal||16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality|
|Features||1/3" sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality|
|Secondary Camera||1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|USB||v2.0, reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|- iCloud cloud service|
|- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- Audio/video/photo editor|
|- Document editor|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 1624 mAh battery (6.21 Wh)|
|Stand-by||Up to 240 h (2G) / Up to 240 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 14 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 50 h|
|Colors||Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
With sexy styling and great performance it’s no surprise that iPhones are such big sellers. But with the iPhone SE there’s a whole new option, an Apple device that’s not only cool, but that’s also affordable. With solid performance and some nice extras, like a great rear camera, this is one of the best mid range devices out there right now, and it’s around £250 cheaper than Apple’s top shelf options too.
Connectivity is what you’d expect: 3G, 4G, Bluetooth and WiFi. You get 16 GB of built in memory, but there’s no SD card slot, so you can’t expand that storage if you need to. Apple do give you an Apple Cloud account though, so space shouldn’t be a huge problem.
Bottom line: what don’t we like? At this price it’s difficult to be picky. Some compromises have been made, like low screen resolution and poor front camera, but for the price point we’re happy to make those sacrifices. If you want a great mid range phone with great performance and great looks then the iPhone SE is going to be a decent choice, whether you’re an Apple fan or not!
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.