The iPhone SE has finally made its official appearance, confirming most of the earlier speculations. The iPhone SE looks a lot like the iPhone 5S on the outside, but tilts towards the iPhone 6S on the inside. You may also want to checkout the more recent iPhone SE 2020.
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iPhone SE Key Specs & Features
- 4.0-inch IPS Touch Display, 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
- Apple A9 Chipset with 2GB RAM
- iOS 10 / iOS 9
- 32GB or 128GB Built-in Storage
- 12MP Rear Camera and 1.2MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- up to 14 hours Talktime
iPhone SE shares superb image-capturing and processing capabilities of the newer flagship smartphone. iPhone 8 is the latest smartphone from Apple
The design of the iPhone SE is reminiscent of that of the iPhone 5S. It brings back that compact construction for a device that can fit easily into your shirt pocket.
The body is fashioned out of bead-blasted aluminium which has a satin feel to it.
The iPhone SE comes with a stainless steel logo whose colour is matched to the body. It has matte-chamfered edges and flaunts a svelte profile at 7.6 millimetres.
Display and Camera
The Apple iPhone SE rocks a 4-inch Retina display with multi-touch support, like the iPhone 5S.
The LED-backlit touchscreen has a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels for an impressive pixel density of 326 ppi. It is protected with scratch-resistant oleophobic coating.
For a bigger display, consider the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display or the iPhone 7 Plus that offers a 5.5-inch display.
In terms of its cameras, the iPhone SE is designed to enable similar image-capturing capability as the bigger iPhone 6S.
iPhone SE rocks the same 12-megapixel iSight rear camera that delivers highly-detailed shots and is able to record stunning 4K videos.
You get a FaceTime HD camera on the front for selfies, with the Retina display serving as flash.
Hardware and Software
The iPhone SE is powered by the advanced A9 chip which runs the show on the iPhone 6S.
You are in for truly robust performance as this chip uses a 64-bit, desktop-class architecture. Gaming times promise to be awesome with ‘console-class graphics performance.’
It comes with an M9 motion co-processor embedded in its chip for fitness tracking and for seamless Siri voice assistant activation.
iPhone SE was initially available in 16GB and 64GB storage versions, but in 2017, these where replaced with 32GB and 128GB models. The Apple iPhone SE boots the latest iOS version 9.3 for the best of user experience.
The 4-incher has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into its Home button, with this offering support for Apple Pay.
iPhone SE comes with faster LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. There is also support for Wi-Fi calling and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
iPhone SE Price & Availability
Apple priced the iPhone SE 32GB at $399 (that’s about 140,000 Naira), while the 128GB variant is priced at $499 (that’s roughly 180,000 Naira).
iPhone SE Price in Nigeria ranges from 50,000 Naira to 250,000 Naira, depending on the condition, your location and built-in storage. The smartphone is also available in Kenya via Jumia. Price in Kenya starts at KSh 10,999 for refurbished models.
The iPhone SE began its global launch on March 31, 2016 and reached up to 100 countries by May, 2016.
iPhone SE launched in Nigeria on Wednesday June 15, 2016 and became available on shelves starting from June 18, 2016 at iConnect Store Lekki and SPAR Hypermarket Victoria Island, Lagos. It is also available at leading online stores in Nigeria and Kenya.
Apple iPhone SE Specs
Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone SE:
- Platform: iOS 9 / iOS 10
- Processor: Apple A9, 64 bits, Embedded M9 Motion coprocessor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Dimension: 123.8 x 59.6 x 7.6 mm
- Weight: 113 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 4-inch IPS Touch Display, 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Fingerprint‑resistant oleophobic coating
- Rear Camera: 12MP iSight Camera, 2160p ultra HD, 4K Video
- Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama), Slo-Mo
- Front Camera: 1.2MP FaceTime Camera, 720p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 64GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes, (Apply Pay only)
- Infrared Blaster: –
- Port: Lightning Connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Apple Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: No
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: –
- Talktime: up to 14 hours (3G)
- Standby Time: up to 240 hours (3G)