iPhone SE features a 4-inch Retina display, an A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a 12MP iSight camera, a FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash, Live Photos, LTE and fast Wi-Fi, iOS 10, and iCloud.
4-inch (diagonal) Retina display with 1136-by-640 resolution
A9 chip with integrated M9 motion coprocessor
12MP iSight camera with Focus Pixels and True Tone flash
4K video recording at 30 fps and slo-mo video recording at 240 fps
1.2MP FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
LTE1 and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
iOS 10 and iCloud
Available in rose gold, silver, gold, and space gray
Data plan required. LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.
Posted by: oMMar from: on
Glad put the 6S' internal into the SE. Great upgrade to the 5S. They should have upgraded the front facing camera as well
33 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Perfect Size - Terrific Phone
Posted by: JWMac from: Overland Park, KS on
The 64GB SE is a perfect phone for me. I am a fan of this size of phone and I was excited when the SE was released. As a former professional photographer, now turned amateur, I no longer carry a small point and shoot with me when I am without my DSLR. The iPhone's camera is that good for casual (grandkids, etc.) snaps. I am not a "selfie" user, so the lower resolution front camera does not make any difference to me, but might others. The phone is lightning fast for emails, internet, online banking, etc. and of course quality of phone calls and bluetooth function are also great. I sold my iPhone 6 when this phone was released and the increased performance is immediately noticeable. Not new for iPhones however, I do appreciate the WIFI calling mode. I live in an area that has a weak cellular signal and WIFI calling/texting really saves the day. For those of use who like smaller phones, I highly recommend this phone. I do note that I originally bought the 16GB model and found out quickly that 16 GB is really not enough and I exchanged the phone for a 64GB SE - I would recommend seriously considering the 64GB version over the 16GB.
18 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Great smaller alternative to the iPhone 6s
Posted by: vgs1895 from: on
Please don't bother reading this if you only want a droid. I'm going to assume that you like iPhones if you're still with me. I've had an iPhone since the 3.
I liked my 5s, but decided to upgrade to the new processor of the 6, then 6s. I really didn't care for the larger size and actually returned it, only to re-buy it a few months later. I kept saying, "If only they made the 6s in the size of the 5."
And guess what--they listened (not to me, obviously, but to someone!). This does *almost* everything my 6s did.
Cons (stuff not on the 5se, but on the 6s):
--no stair counter on the dashboard. Can't figure out why. I can live without it.
--no extra 3D touch or whatever that is. I didn't use it nor do I care about it.
--supposedly a less sensitive home button for the finger touch ID. I disagree. Mine is better than my 6s
--supposedly a worst selfie camera, but I haven't found that to be the case.
--supposedly worse on Facetime. Again, I haven't found that to be true.
--super quick processor. Probably it's only in my mind, but it seems faster than my 6s
--great size. Fits everywhere
--easy to use with one hand. Yay!
--CHEAPER. I sold my 16GB 6s for the same price as the 64GB 5se. Then I cancelled my applecare plus on the 6s and got back enough of a refund to pay for the same care on my new phone.
--Weird Perk: I happen to love Otterbox Defender cases. AND, I like the old 5 cases which cover the home button. I prefer it covered for two reasons. 1) Protection (duh), and 2) I actually don't care about the touch ID because sometimes I want to take a quick picture. If I accidentally sign on with the touch ID then I have to find the camera on my home screen. If I don't sign in, then I can just slide it up on the screen.
ANYWAY, the old Otterbox Defender cases for the 5 are SOOOO much cheaper than regular 5s cases, and definitely cheaper than 6/6s cases. I mean, like $8 on Amazon if you look around, and these are authentic cases.
If you prefer to use the touch ID, the 5s Otterbox cases have a cutout for the home button. The 6 cases have a little film over the cutout and it makes the button slightly less sensitive. What this means is that the 5s cases are actually better for the touch ID.
I hope all this makes sense.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jess83 from: on
Love that it's the same size as the iPhone 5s with the qualities of the 6s. It's perfect for my small hands.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great small form factor option
Posted by: JRVicente from: on
I purchased this phone once the iPhone 7 was announced. My Nexus 5X was acting up and with the drop in price for the 64 GB model, I made the decision to purchase the SE. While I cannot speak to the long-time prospect of the device, only recently purchasing it, I can speak to its responsiveness and utility of the device. The processor in the SE is the same as the 6s family and it exceeds any of my requirements. The battery life is also excellent despite the size, due to the updated processor architecture efficiency from the 5s with which it shares its body.
As a result, I would encourage anyone looking for a smaller smartphone to give the SE a try. The only alternative that I found worth considering was the Sony Z compact series, which also tends to get strong reviews and is in an Android flavor for those with a Google preference. With that said, for those that have become accustomed to a ~5 inch phone and regularly reading on their phone screens, you may find that the smaller screen does not suit your needs. If you are contemplating purchasing the SE, I would encourage you to get a feel for it in the store and even try it out for a week. As I did, you may find the smaller size refreshing in a world where 5 inch-plus phones have become the norm.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Good little phone with big phone power
Posted by: OldPops from: on
I purchased this phone for my son. He didn't want a big phone and the iPhone 6SE worked out perfect for him. It has a very good camera and other features that he wanted.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Bigger is not always better...
Posted by: Beebs from: Plano, TX on
While some people were happier with the bigger iPhone offerings, I was disappointed. I do not have the biggest hands, and I needed a phone I could hold and use securely in one hand...while walking the dog.
I might be one of the few, but having a new premium phone offering in the size I like was the "next big thing" for me. So, the phone does not get all of the new bells and whistles, which is a little disappointing. Personally, I am glad that I was not forgotten...and if you are looking for a smaller, premium phone, neither were you. This is the phone for you.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Candidcat from: on
This is my first smart phone. I like the size of the SE. I find it easy to hold in my hand, and it fits well into my pocket or my purse. For me the screen is plenty large enough. It took me a while to learn how to use it, with some help from my friends, but now I wonder how I lived without it. It takes great pictures and video in many different settings. It's got a lot of power for web search and other functions simultaneously. I am doing this review on the phone using my voice instead of typing it and that works well for me.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Just inexpensive alternative
Posted by: Lizzie from: on
If you love Apple products because they are fast, easy and intuitive, but you don't care about having the latest and greatest, this is aa really good compromise. All of the processing power of the iPhone 6, but smaller and less expensive. I took the base savings and opting for more storage!
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Very happy with purchase
Posted by: LaurenP from: on
I had been needing to upgrade my phone for a long time. Normally I go straight through my carrier,AT&T, but with the change in all of their contracts and things I decided to go a different route. This time I decided to buy it through Best Buy, so I could pay for my phone myself on my credit card instead of it going on my family's phone bill. I haven't had any issues with the phone. Will definitely by my phone this way again when I need an upgrade.