Lightning-fast A15 Bionic chip and fast 5G.1 Big-time battery life and a superstar camera. Plus, the toughest glass in a smartphone and a Home button with secure Touch ID.
4.7-inch Retina HD display²
Advanced single-camera system with 12MP Wide camera; Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, Portrait mode, and 4K video up to 60 fps
7MP FaceTime HD camera with Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, Portrait mode, and 1080p video recording
A15 Bionic chip for lightning-fast performance
Up to 15 hours of video playback³
Durable design and IP67 water resistance⁴
Home button with Touch ID for secure authentication
iOS 15 packs new features to do more with iPhone than ever before⁵
¹Data plan required. 5G is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/iphone/cellular.
²Display size is measured diagonally.
³Battery Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
⁴iPhone SE (3rd generation) has a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes). Splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.
Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
⁵Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
Apple iPhone SE 128GB
USB-C to Lightning Cable
Voice Assistant Built-in
4G LTE, 5G
Apple iOS 15
A15 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
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3 out of 5
Battery life, Value
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A phone that just works. A camera that is great for casual use, an A15 processor that will keep this phone running for 4, 6 , or even 8 years down the line. The display is lack luster but for the price it’s hard to expect much more. The battery has been improved by 2 hours in comparison to the 2nd generation SE. Overall, I love the unit and think that this phone is a great value. With an AMOLED or a night vision camera I would have given this 5/5.
3 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
iPhone SE 3rd Generation
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Upgraded my iPhone8. Didn't need it to be full screen as the iPhone X and higher have. Still shows the black out area on the top and bottom. Have the home button which I like and not have to do facial recognition or enter passcode. Trade in was great and cost was minimal and get a faster phone and larger storage.
I noticed right away - the sound on this phone is very high quality, like a person is in your room. HDMI TV connection dongle works perfectly. After setup, battery lasts a full day.
But, hot spot is quite unstable and required resets and multiple log ins. Much worse compare to my old Android. Absolutely no increase in data speed with 5G capacity.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about usability, durability, portability and connectivity. Editors are less positive about screen and battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
gsmarena.comRating, 4 out of 54.0GSMArena Team on April 6, 2022
Apple iPhone SE (2022) reviewThe Special Edition iPhone, also known as the cheapest iPhone, or the retro one, has been refreshed, and is now available for purchase. It's a very minor
A:AnswerFrom my research, the difference is in the type of cellular (5g) wave. Superfast 5g uses the 5mm waves, fast (or regular 5g, which is classified as fast because it’s faster than 4g) uses sub6GHz. Google can explain it better than I can. Google what is the difference between 5g and super fast 5g. The iPhone SE 3rd generation, aka iPhone SE 2022, has 5g capability, but not the 5gmm.
Some cellular companies are focusing more on the 5gmm type waves (Verizon,AT&T). TMobile has mentioned they want to expand all 5g wave types, not just the 5gmm, while right now the other cell providers are focusing on the 5gmm. The 5gmm wave is not realistic in many rural areas, and is more likely to be found in cities, or crowded areas like airports, ballparks etc. Only time will tell which direction these big name cellular providers ultimately decide to go in terms of which type of 5g wave they build and use (or whether they use both).
In my opinion, at least this early on the 5g game, you can’t go wrong with any 5g phone, and especially since the technology is ever evolving, you may be better off getting a cheaper phone in case you may want to upgrade in the future, whether primary for 5g purposes or a phone with new features etc .
A:AnswerI can’t answer about best buy, but there are currently trade in deals for iphone 8 and newer when buying a phone either through Apple directly, or the big name cellular companies. Make sure you read the fine print though if you are buying through a cell company, especially if you plan on financing the phone through them.