Apple iPhone SE

Launch Date : March 2016
Apple iPhone SE
  • 16 GB / 2 GB RAM
  • 12 MP Primary Camera
  • 4 inches 640 x 1136 pixels Display
  • Apple A9 , Dual Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 1642 mAh battery


Apple iPhone SE: Price

Apple iPhone SE: Review

The Apple Iphone SE was launched in March, 2016. The device incorporates A9 chip, with 12‑megapixel camera that captures incredible photos and 4K videos and live photos bring life to images. Embedded directly into the A9 chip, the M9 motion coprocessor connects to the accelerometer, compass and gyroscope for a range of fitness tracking capabilities, such as measuring your steps and distance. It also makes it easy to activate Siri. iCloud Photo Library present on board stores every photo and video you take, and keeps them up to date on all your devices. Touch ID makes unlocking your iPhone SE simple and secure. Siri is your personal assistant, letting you use your voice to send messages, search the web, get guidance on public transport and more. The smartphone is available in Grey, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold colors.


The device comes with a brilliant 4 inch Retina display, that makes everything look vibrant and sharp. The resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels at 326 ppi, gives perfect viewing angle. The display comes with support of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, with fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. The device features LCD multi touch display with IPS technology.


The smartphone makes use of a dual core Apple A9 chip with 64 bit architecture, embedded with M9 motion coprocessor. The handset is coupled with PowerVR GT7600 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16/64GB default memory capacity.


The camera houses 12-megapixel at rear with f/2.2 aperture, 5 element lens, 5x digital zoom, live photos with stabilisation, local tone mapping, face detection, true tone flash. The facetime HD camera boards 1.2-megapixel featuring f/2.4 aperture, retina flash, 720p HD video recording, auto HDR, burst mode, exposure control, timer mode.


The connectivity aspects on board include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, v4.2 with A2DP, LE, v2.0, with A-GPS, GLONASS, 4G LTE.


The handset packs a built in rechargeable 1642 mah lithium ion battery, with standby time of 10 days. The battery provides talktime up to 14 hours on 3G, audio playback up to 50 hours and video playback up to 13 hours. There is also charging via USB to computer system or power adapter.


The smartphone runs iOS 9.3.2, out of the box. With new features and capabilities that let you get more done quickly and easily, iOS 11 makes iPhone more powerful, personal and intelligent than ever.


The Touch ID fingerprint sensor works faster and in secured way. The other sensors are Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light.


The Apple iPhone SE price in India starts from Rs. 27,990 for 2GB and 16/64GB variant.

Apple iPhone SE: Specifications

Operating System iOS 11
Device type Smartphone
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March 2016
Indian Release Date March 2016
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 113 g
Screen size 4.0 inches
Technology LED-backlit IPS LCD
Screen resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset Apple A9
CPU Dual Core 1.84 GHz Twister
GPU PowerVR GT7600
Internal Storage 16/64 GB,
External Storage NA
Card Slot NA
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging iMessage, SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 12.0 MegaPixels Camera
Front Camera 1.2 Megapixels Secondary Camera
Video Recording Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps,1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps,
Camera Features Yes, Geo-tagging
Audio Player AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AAX, and AAX+, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Video Player H.264, AAC-LC, M4V, .MP4, MPEG-4,
Games Yes
FM Radio No
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 1642 mAh battery
Stand by Up to 240 hrs
Talk time Up to 14 hrs
Edge Yes
WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
Infrared Port NA
USB Yes, v2.0
GPS Facility Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser Yes
Speed HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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