Apple iPhone SE Review and Specs

Apple iPhone SE (USA version)

SCORE:
70
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Highlights

  • 4.0" 640 x 1136 IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/2.2 main camera
  • 1624 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery

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In The Box

  • Device
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • User Manual & Documentation

Overview

Apple iPhone SE was released in 2016. It weighs 3.99 oz (113 g) and has 4.0" IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 resolution. The current model has 2GB RAM and 16GB NVMe type internal storage, Apple A9 chipset, Dual-core CPU, PowerVR GT7600 GPU, and runs on iOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 14.2. The phone is equipped with 1624 mAh non-removable li-po battery.

Based on the features and specifications we have given Apple iPhone SE an overall score of 70 out of 100, as well as individual scores for the features listed below.

BODY
71
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
57
MEMORY
43
CAMERA
72
FEATURES
81
LOCATION TECH
70
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
78
AUDIO
74
BATTERY
46
OVERALL
70

Pros and Cons

PROS
👍   4G Bands
👍   Main Camera Optical Image Stabilisation
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Front Flash
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   NFC
👍   Gyroscope
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Fingerprint Sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
👍   3.5mm Audio Jack
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Low Screen Resolution: 640 x 1136
👎   Low Screen Pixel Density: 326ppi
👎   Low Screen To Body Ratio: 60.8%
👎   No HDR display
👎   Small RAM: 2GB
👎   Small Internal Storage: 16GB
👎   Memory Card Slot
👎   1 Rear Camera
👎   12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Telephoto Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+
👎   No FM radio
👎   No Barometer
👎   Low Capacity Battery: 1624 mAh
👎   No Fast Wired Charging
👎   No Wireless Charging

Specifications

In this section we present all available features and specifications for Apple iPhone SE.

BASICS
BrandApple
ModeliPhone SE
Version2GB/16GB
Version2A1662
CountryUSA
ColorsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
Annouce date2016, March 21
Release Date2016, March 31
BODY
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame
Weight3.99 oz (113 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
NETWORK
Number of SIMSingle SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 2000
3G BandsHSDPA 800, 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 29
5G Bands
SCREEN
ScreenSize4.0"/101.6 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution640 x 1136
Screen Pixel Density326ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9
Screen To Body Ratio60.8%
Screen Brightness500 (typical)
Contrast Ratio800∶1
HDR display
MEMORY
RAM2GB
Internal Storage16GB
Storage TypeNVMe
Memory Card Slot
Card Type
CAMERA
Rear CamerasWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/2.2

Focal Length: 29mm
Pixel Size: 1.22μm
Sensor Size: 1/3%Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
Telephoto Camera
Second Telephoto Camera
Front CamerasFaceTime HD Camera
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 1.2MP
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 31mm
Front UltraWide Camera
Rear Depth Camera
Front Depth Camera
Macro Camera
Front Flash
Retina Flash
Rear Flash
True Tone flash
FEATURES
Video Playback Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG
Digital ZoomFor stills: 5x
For video: 3x
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
Rear Camera Slow Motion Recording1080p at 120fps
720p at 240fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR Video Recording
Rear Camera HDR
Rear Camera Panorama
Rear Camera Face Detection
Front Camera HDR
Front Camera Panorama
Front Camera Face Detection
HDR10 playback
HDR10+ playback
Dolby Vision playback
Hyperscale 1080p Video Support
LOCATION
GPS
A-GPS
GALILEO
GLONASS
BDS
QZSS
NavIC
LTEPP
CONNECTIVITY
USBUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightning
Infrared
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth versionv4.2
NFC
(Only Apple Pay)
ANT+
FM radio
PLATFORM
OSiOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 14.2
ChipsetApple A9
CPU TypeDual-core
CPU Speed1.8 GHz
GPUPowerVR GT7600
SENSORS
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Barometer
Ambient light sensor
Face Recognition
LiDAR Scanner
Gravity Sensor
SAR
Compass
Hall Effect
Camera laser focusing
Color Temperature
Gesture
Color Spectrum
Distance Sensor
IR Blaster
IR remote control
HR Sensor
Iris Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
Infrared Thermometry
Hearing Aid Compatibility
AUDIO
Loudspeaker ConfigurationMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Specifications16-bit/44.1kHz audio
BATTERY
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity1624 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging
Wireless Charging
Talk TimeUp to 14 hours (3G)
Internet Usage Time LTEUp to 13 hours
Internet Usage Time Wi-FiUp to 13 hours
Audio Playback TimeUp to 50 hours
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature32 to 95℉ (0 to 35℃)
Nonoperating Temperature-4 to 113℉ (-20 to 45℃)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating Altitudetested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
OTHER
Rating for Hearing AidsM3, T4
Mail Attachment Support
SupportLanguage support, QuickType keyboard support, QuickType keyboard support with predictive input, Siri languages, Dictation languages, Definition dictionary support, Bilingual dictionary support, Spell check

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