Apple iPhone SE

Announced:
Mar 21, 2016
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 31, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

8.8
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Apple iPhone SE

Announced: Mar 21, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Mar 31, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

8.8
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

640 x 1136 pixels

Pixel density:

326 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.82 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

3.99 oz (113 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Glass

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Apple A9 APL0898

Processor:

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR GT7600

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

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Capacity:

1624 mAh

Stand-by time:

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Talk time (3G):

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Internet use:

3G:

12 hours

LTE:

13 hours

Wi-Fi:

13 hours

Music playback:

50.00 hours

Video playback:

13.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

Yes

Connector:

Proprietary

Features:

USB charging

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 21, 2016

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3042A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.16 W/kg

Body:

1.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.17 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 499

This device is also known as Apple A1662, Apple A1723

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPhone SE

with 16 GB storage (Discontinued)

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 399

Apple iPhone SE

with 32 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 399

Apple iPhone SE

with 64 GB storage (Discontinued)

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 499

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)

Cons

  • Proprietary USB connector
  • Low pixel density screen (326 ppi)

Description

Can a smaller iPhone be successful in today's market reality? Apple sure thinks so. The Apple iPhone SE has the footprint and design traits ot the iPhone 5s - from the 4-inch display to the stylish, metal-made body. On the inside, however, is packed the powerful A9 processor of the iPhone 6s, along with Apple's latest and best 12MP camera. In other words, this could very well be the best small smartphone in existence. In charge of it all is the latest iOS 9.3 operating system, with support for Apple Pay, AppleID, Night Shift and Apple Health. You may have one in silver, grey, gold, or rose gold for just $399.

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