The recently released iPhone SE is one of Apple’s most affordable handsets yet. But does it still provide the feel of a quality high range phone? Let’s find out…
Surprisingly, the SE packs most of the punch that comes with the larger iPhone 6S. It has the same processor, RAM and rear camera. With this in mind, it means that the iPhone SE is the most powerful 4-inch phone available at the moment. It’s petite size is one of the best parts of the phone as it still has everything the bigger sized phones have but can easily slip into your pocket without feeling too bulky.
We love the compact body, great camera, excellent performance and surprisingly solid battery life of the iPhone SE. However, some of the downsides include its average screen and poor front-facing camera.
What Are The Key Features?
The SE features a 4-inch IPS Retina screen, iOS 9.3, A9 dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Available with either 16GB or 64GB storage, it looks and feels almost identical to the iPhone 5 range. The biggest difference is that the SE comes in a lovely rose-gold colour and its cut edges are matte rather than shiny chrome. The brushed aluminium back is sleek and nice to touch. The buttons are solid, and the handset is small enough to use one-handed, regardless of the size of your hands – which is a huge plus!
While the iPhone SE is attractive and sleek, there are a couple of aspects of the design that aren’t perfect. For a start, if you don’t use a case with the iPhone SE you might find the edges a bit harsh, particularly if you’re more used to the rounded metal sides that can be found on most handsets nowadays. In addition, the small screen takes some getting used to especially if you don’t have particularly dainty fingers…But regardless, we think it’s a great little phone that is great value for money!