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Apple iPhone SE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16700 reviews of Apple iPhone SE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the text input. Opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone SE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone SE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Apple iPhone SE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the price and design. The usability and size also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reception.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPhone SE Unlocked Phone - 64 GB Retail Packaging - Rose GoldApple iPhone SE Unlocked Phone - 64 GB Retail Packaging - Rose Gold

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

iPhone SE review: Small wonder

 

The iPhone SE looks like an old iPhone. Sounds boring, huh? But this isn't a phone to show off. It's a phone to go undercover with. It's got nearly all of the same upgraded specs as 2015's top-end iPhones -- the 6S and 6S Plus -- jammed into a body...

Packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, Apple Pay, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, more affordable 4-inch phone. Compatible with all iPhone 5/5S cases and accessories

Selfie cam doesn't get a megapixel upgrade, and there's no 3D Touch. Older design, while still good-looking, is exactly like the older iPhone 5S. Mid-year release means another iPhone will be coming sooner than later

While the rest of us wait for the iPhone 7 later this year, the iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans looking for an 'iPhone 6S Mini.'

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

iPhone SE review: Maybe size doesn't matter after all

 

The iPhone SE looks like an old iPhone. Sounds boring, huh? But this isn't a phone to show off. It's a phone to go undercover with. It's got nearly all of the same upgraded specs as 2015's top-end iPhones -- the 6S and 6S Plus -- jammed into an iPhone...

Packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, Apple Pay, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, more affordable 4-inch phone

Selfie cam doesn't get a megapixel upgrade, and there's no 3D Touch. Older design, while still good-looking, is exactly like the older iPhone 5S. Mid-year release means another iPhone might be coming sooner than later

While the rest of us wait for the iPhone 7 later this year, the iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans looking for an 'iPhone 6S Mini.'

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

iPhone SE review: Apple’s best bargain?

 

If you've been doggedly clinging to a now-battered iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s and steadfastly refusing to embrace the new generation of big-screen phones, then the Apple iPhone SE should make you very, very happy. It's your dream made reality: a retro-sized...

This article originally appeared at alphr.com.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (choice.com.au)

Apple iPhone SE first look review

 

Apple is taking a step back in time with its latest phone, the iPhone SE – hailed by the company as "the most powerful 4‑inch phone ever". Looking for the best smartphone? See our latest smartphone reviews .

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Duncombe (choice.com.au)

Smaller iPhone and iPad Pro head Apple announcements

 

Aussies looking to wrap their hand around Apple's new smaller iPhone SE will be hit with a hefty 'Australia tax', with local pricing around 17% more than the US equivalent. The 4-inch iPhone SE will start from $679 in Australia for the 16GB Wi-Fi only...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: liz (productreview.com.au)

Great Value & Size

 

When Apple came out with the bigger iPhone 6 Units, they were simply too big for my palm as well as for my pant's pocket. The SE is the same size at the iPhone 5S (previous phone) and I love the feel of it as well as it isn't plastic unlike the iPhone...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Taznmat (productreview.com.au)

This phone is the BOMB!

 

I love love love my iPhone SE! It has all the features of the newer models but still in the compact style of earlier models. I have had no issues with hardware or software and the case that I also brought from the Apple store and protected in through...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: daphsina (productreview.com.au)

Love it

 

I bought for my husband as he is not a heavy user on phones. He only needs the phone sometimes for google map, for social app and that is all. So I chose this small phone for him. It‘s easy to carry in pocket. So far it's still running quite smoothly...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Anthony (productreview.com.au)

Practical, though a tad small.

 

Many people at work have never head of the iPhone SE, but it a real Apple product and it performs tasks very well. The iPhone SE can be used with one hand and runs iOS smoothly. It's a bit chunky but the battery life is great. Of course Apple...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Daniel (productreview.com.au)

My best ever phone!

 

I don't think I could manage without this phone. It is so stylish, so functional, and so very capable. The two things I really appreciate on a smartphone are camera and battery life - the iPhone SE delivers in both respects. I like that it has...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:13
Standby time (3G):240
Talk time (3G):14

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera Type:iSight
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Brand colour:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Silver, White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 640 x 1136
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):N / No / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,DC-HSDPA,HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / DC-HSDPA, EVDO, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Hearing aid compatibility:M3, T4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, Watch, iCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nWatch\niCloud Drive / Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nWatch\niCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:9
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y / Yes
USB port:N / No

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M9
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A9

Software

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:10 / 9
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:N / No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6
Height :12.4 / 123.8
Weight:113
Width:5.86 / 58.6