The iPhone Special Edition (SE) is a smartphone designed and sold by Apple Inc. as part of the iPhone series of devices. It was published on March 31, 2016. Despite chronologically succeeding the iPhone 6 family’s launch, the iPhone SE serves as a successor of the iPhone 5S. It has the 4-inch screen size and largely same design to the 5S but includes selected hardware upgrades from the larger iPhone 6S model, including its updated processor, rear camera, and support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 software features, such as Apple Pay, always-on Siri activation, and Live Photos. It also features a new colour in Rose Gold along with the standard Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.
The Apple iPhone SE’s measures 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 113.00 grams. The Apple iPhone SE is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
The camera had an overhaul, coming with the 12MP iSight sensor found in iPhone 6S, and suggesting the same array of tricks. That means Focus Pixels to offer clearer and faster autofocus, the recovered two-tone flash and Live Photos, where a small amount of video is captured with each photo taken. 4K video recording and ultra slow-motion movie modes help sweeten the deal. The power of the iPhone SE is something to behold as well – it’s as strong as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus thanks to having the A9 chip, the M9 co-processor and 2GB of RAM.
Here are top 3 best things about Apple iPhone SE:
The back iSight camera is where the iPhone SE gets interesting. It packs the similar sensor and lens as the iPhone 6S, which means it has one of the most powerful phone cameras on the market. A 12-megapixel sensor seems adequate these days, rather than awesome, as does the f/2.2 aperture. There is a flash on the back of the SE, and this is of the True Tone variety we first saw on the iPhone 5S. Two LED lights adapt to produce a varied flash depending on the ambient light. The aim is to reproduce a like life colour tone, where an average flash tends to produce a “ghost face” effect. It also shares 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. Not only that but it comes with the super slow-motion video recording that lets you shoot at a whopping 240fps for 720p and 120fps at 1080p resolutions.
The lower price is absolutely a draw as well, but many people don’t want a larger phone. The iPhone SE fits comfortably in just about any small or average-sized hand. It’s a tried and true design, and the display is still stunning despite being so small.
The scaled-down variants of flagship smartphones are often an afterthought. Specifications are usually compromised to reflect the lower price, and the design can sometimes be less than attractive. Apple has done it slightly creatively with the SE. It didn’t launch it as a size option next to the main flagship, and it hasn’t massively compromised on design (it may be thicker than the 6S, but is very alike to the iPhone 5S.). And, starting at $400, it’s a few hundred dollars cheaper than the larger 6S. Low price, a little compromise.
Here are top 3 worst things about Apple iPhone SE:
- Google apps aren’t almost as useful on iOS as on Android
If you’re thinking to make a switch from Android to iOS and rely heavily on Google’s apps, you can be aware that Google’s services aren’t integrated into iOS like they are into Android. It may not be fair to characterise Google’s design choices as a shortcoming of Apple’s platform, but it may be a major consideration for users who live a very Google-centric life online. Even if you don’t go all-in on Google’s apps, we’d still suggest replacing at least a few of Apple’s stock apps with Google apps.
- The battery life isn’t long enough
When Apple introduces a new iPhone each year, the company famously prioritises a thin and streamlined aesthetic by adding a longer-lasting, and therefore thicker, battery to the device. It’s a perennial refrain that iPhone owners would much prefer an iPhone that stays the same size, or even gets slightly thicker if they can get longer battery life out of the device. But so far, Apple hasn’t listened. Even as each new iPhone’s parts and specialities grow extra power-hungry, the battery life stays about the same.
- Sometime won’t connect to iTunes
Some iPhone SE buyers have reported being unable to connect to iTunes with the smartphone, or that iTunes doesn’t recognise it. Users are getting the notification, “The iPhone cannot be used because it needs a newer version of iTunes. Go to www.itunes.com to download the freshest version of iTunes.”This was first published in last April and has continued until now.
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