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Apple iPhone SE 16GB

Apple iPhone SE 16GB

Apple iOS, 4", Release Year 2016, 12 Megapixels, 113g, 4G LTE, 3G, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Miracast, NFC, Bluetooth, 2G, VoLTE, DC-HSPA, HSPA+
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Great Apple design and build at a lower price than some other iPhones

If you’re looking for a cheaper iPhone, are pining for the design of the iPhone 5, or just want a top-end small-screen smartphone – then the iPhone SE could be the one for you.

A lot of Apple fans bemoaned the fact the iPhone 6 went big to keep up with the Joneses, and there is a sizeable market out there for a smaller phone that still matches the power of the big boys. The iPhone SE has a diminutive 4 inch scratch-resistant screen while the body is crafted from brushed aluminium for a comfortable, sturdy feel in the hand. Despite being quite a lot cheaper than its big brothers, it still gives the impression of being a high-end product. The smaller size makes browsing and texting in one hand a cinch - though be warned if you’ve grown accustomed to big screens it may take a while to get used to the tiny on-screen keyboard again. You’ll also need good eyesight for watching videos. The ergonomic centre button feels indestructible and is pleasing to push, while also doubling up as a fingerprint reader for security. It’s very similar in many ways to the 5s. The screen is decent with bright colours and sharp contrasts, but lacks the wow factor you find with some of the very latest models.

If you previously owned a 5s you’ll immediately notice the speed upgrade offered by the A9 processor – the same chip as the iPhone 6. Browsing the web or switching from app to app is now lightning fast and up there with the best. The 12-megapixel camera captures stunningly detailed, true-to-life photos, and the staggering 4K video recorder makes this one of the best phone cameras on the UK market. However, the front-facing camera has a rather unimposing 1.2-megapixels, delivering barely adequate imagery, which will disappoint keen selfie fans.

There are many more features including Live Photos for creating spooky moving stills; Touch ID for fingerprint-based secure online payments; faster Wi-Fi; loads of great apps; Siri – your helpful assistant; great call quality; and a brilliant battery life (almost 12 hours of call time).

What’s hot:

  • A relatively cheap iPhone
  • Good build quality
  • Great OS and features

What’s not:

  • Small screen not for everyone
  • Poor selfie camera
  • 16 GB memory very small and not upgradeable

Why you should buy it: This is a fabulous smartphone as per usual from Apple and is recommended to anyone who wants a great, small-sized smartphone. The major bugbear is the lack of memory – 16 GB doesn’t go far these days. But in all other respects the Apple SE provides superb value for money.

Product

Product name
iPhone SE 16GB

Product properties

Screen Size
4.0 "
Operating System
Apple iOS
Screen Resolution
640x1136
Pixel Density (PPI)
326
Display Type
Retina
Panel Type
IPS (TFT)
Number of Colours
16 777 216
Secondary Screen
No
Release Year
2016
Colour
Gold, Silver, White, Pink, Black, Grey
Material (Body)
Aluminum, Glass, Steel
Senior Phone
No
Internal Memory Size
16 GB
RAM
2 GB
Processor Speed
1.84 GHz
Processor Cores
Dual Core
System on Chip (SoC)
Apple A9
Processor
Apple
GPU
PowerVR GT7600
GPS
Yes
GPS Type
A-GPS, GPS
Positioning System
GLONASS
Memory Card Reader
No
Memory Card Type
microSDXC, microSD
Water Resistant
No
Water Proof
No
Shock Resistant
No
Scratch Resistant Display
Yes
Headphone Jack
3.5mm
Physical Keyboard
No
Home Button
Hardware Button
Placement Fingerprint Reader
Front (Home Button)
SAR-Value
0.99 W/kg
Touch Screen
Yes
Type of Touch Technology
Capacitive
Simultaneous Touch Points
3+ Multi-Touch
Active Digitizer
No
USB
No, Yes
USB Version
2.0
USB On-The-Go
No
Video Output
Manufacturer Specific
Dual-SIM
No
Triple-SIM
No
SIM Slots
Single SIM
SIM Type
Nano
Design
Regular
Features
Fingerprint Reader, Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Proximity Scanner, Hearing Aid Compatible

Camera

Built-in Camera
Yes
Front Camera
Yes
Number of Cameras
2
MegaPixels
12.0 Megapixels
Megapixels Front Camera
1.2 Megapixels
Max Frames Per Second
60 fps, 30 fps
Flash/Light
Yes
Auto Focus
Yes
Maximum Resolution (Pictures)
4608x2592
Maximum Resolution (Video)
1080p, 2160p (4K)
Optical Image Stabilization
No
Integrated Geotagging
Yes

Wireless

Communication Standards
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC, VoLTE, GPRS, HSPA+, DC-HSPA, 3G, 2G, Miracast, EDGE, HSPA
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Version
4.2
Wireless Networking Standards
802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g
4G Speed (Mbit/s)
150/50
HSDPA Download Speed
42 Mbps
HSUPA Upload Speed
5.76 Mbps

Power source

Battery
Li-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)
1642
Exchangeable Battery
No
Standby Time (2G)
240.0 h
Standby Time (3G)
240.0 h
Surf Time (3G)
12.0 h
Talk Time (3G)
14.0 h
Standby Time (4G)
240.0 h
Surf Time (4G)
13.0 h

Measures

Height
123.8 mm
Width
58.6 mm
Depth
7.6 mm
Weight
113.0 g
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