Apple iPhone SE is here: top hardware in small package

The moment small-phone lovers have been waiting for has come – Apple has officially announced its new 4" smartphone, the iPhone SE...
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95. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Well from a Bussiness perspective, this actually crazy smart to do this. Apple saves money and on the same time they give what their customers want and they also being credited as the "green peace company". I think Samsung should construct their own "Liam" machine in order to save money too xd.

4. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Apple says the two reasons why people buy smaller phones: 1, they love smaller phones, and 2, it's their first smartphone Truth is, people buy it because it's the cheapest option.

63. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep! tottaly right

74. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cheapest option for a new phone with fruit logo

5. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

the craziest thing abut this nonsense is, its going to sell good.

6. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Wow such a great phone to be introduced back in 2008 ,, Man look at those BEZELS they are insane ... poor apple designs

31. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Kinda embarrassing when this phone with the same specs as the iPhone 6 can out score most top end android flagship phones.

64. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

out score in what? Benchmark? Because camera suck , screen suck and its has the smallest screen of all smartphone with same size on the market lol

67. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

GFXBench Manhattan on-screen, GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen, Basemark OS II and plenty of others show the iPhone has more POWER than the S6.. yes the iPhone is more powerful than a phone that has higher specs... thats embarrassing Looking at the blind camria tests.. Apple won 3 shots while Samsung only won 2 shots... Apples Cameras don't suck.. according to people like you. http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-6s-vs-Galaxy-S6-LG-G4-iPhone-6-blind-camera-comparison-vote-for-the-best-phone_id74404

87. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

on screen lol hahahah your whole arguement is invalid if your presenting on screen tests on a device that has an awful below HD resolution hahah

88. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Maybe i prefer a 720-1080 resolution for better performance than a 2k resolution with laughable performance issue and memory issues? And no i also added non on-screen benchmark.. the iPhone is years behind everyone in terms of specs yet either comes in first or second in most benchmark.. thats embarrassing. And not ignore the fact the iPhone won 3 shots with its "worst" camera than the S6 camera that only won 2 shots. xD

96. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Why hide behind past generation phones from competition? Afraid of Galaxy S7? Why compare iphone 6S to Galaxy S6 if you are going to do that? You can easily compare iphone 6S to Galaxy S1 and declare iphone the winner by huge margin!!! LMAO!!

108. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 are from the same generation (both 2015 phones) thats why i compare them.

102. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

You are wrong about camera test. Newest camera test from phonearena put iphone 6S at bottom of the list, beaten by Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, and LG G4: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Best-smartphone-cameras-compared-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-vs-iPhone-6s-Galaxy-S6-LG-G4_id79056/page/3 Newer article supercedes any old articles you have referenced, but I understand ifans like to hide facts which doesn't jive with their Apple worship

109. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

The problem is....i'm not wrong, Comparing 2016 phones.. all from the same generation.. the iPhone won 3 shots compared to Galaxy S6 The newer test your using.. is comparing next generation (2016) phones to a last generation (2015) iPhone...i am not surprised the iPhone being a 2015 phone lost out to a 2016 phone and i wont be surprised by this october with blind test Apple will come out on top against like it did last year.

116. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Take a wider look there are many test of the versions you are comparing and nearly everyone puts the Samsung ahead. Apple cameras have been behind since they moved to the bigger format now they are significantly behind.

120. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Wider tests like Basemark OS 2.0, GFX 2.7 T-Rex, Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal, Kraken 1.1.. All putting Apple ahead of Samsung. http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_6s_plus_vs_s6_edge_plus-review-1324p7.php Like i said last year... apple won 3 shots compared to S6 2 shots.. No doubt when Apple releases the iPhone 7.. it will win the blind camera test once again like it did last year.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

For the camera and the processor, that's actually a great price. For the display (that old 640p, isn't it?) and 16GB storage, not so much.

27. Damo.

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

nope, Retina.

52. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

According to the HD consortium, minimum resolution for HD is 720. Technically, though it is "retina," it is not within minimum resolution for HD.

65. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Retina is crap :)

91. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

'Retina' is an Apple marketing term, not an actual standard for performance.

123. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

nobody cares guys, deal with it that the resolution doesn't matter for most people - or do you want to explain to me why the lower-resolution-phones are selling like crap? yeah, I know.

97. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Nope, LG G4 or Nexus 5X is better deal if you are looking for cheapest phone with great camera. You can get one of these for around $300 these days.

8. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Probably the most boring Apple event ever haha

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'M GETTING IT AND IT WILL BE THE BEST PHONE OF 2016

17. Kumar123 unregistered

Finally upgrading from the 4s?

12. d4v0333

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

wow they pretty much brought iphone 5/S back ahhahaha and apple fanboys are going to be all over this phone

13. draygomirem

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Only one thing. Apple is the Only one OEM in the world that is able to use the same desing 3 years and nobody gets mad. The SE had to be equal to iphone 6s in design to keep consistency in the product line. But HTC did that two years, and that's unacceptable. ----Wow and sad.

33. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

This is really only a "product update".. it wouldn't make much sense to update the design only to have it replaced this september.. so it makes all the sense in the world that they just updated the specs of the iPhone 5s to current iPhone levels in ready for a the new design this coming september
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