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Apple iPhone SE Lacks Some 6 Series Sensors


Apple iPhone SE Summary and Introduction

Apple iPhone SE smartphone was released on March 2016. The touchscreen smartphone is a one SIM phone with a glass and aluminum design measuring 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm or 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 133 grams.

The iPhone SE is available in various colors which are Rose Gold, gold, gray, silver while there are 4 available models or trims of the iPhone SE which are the 16GB model, 32GB model, 64GB model and 128GB model.iPhone SE has the same chip A9 as the iPhone 6s, making it the most powerful 4-inch iPhone that Apple has ever made.

As part of the requirement of the Apple mobile device part of its memory is dedicated to the operating system, so can not be used by applications.

Alot of users has come out to criticize the phones battery capacity, but it is worthy to note that the battery life depends on the usage and the network setting.

The battery is fair enough although better battery has been seen in some other Apple (see chart below) phones and many Android phones like Huawei Mate 10, Samsung phones, the new Energizer phones and even itel phones.

Apple iPhone SE Key Specs

Price: How much does Apple iPhone SE cost?

You can get the iPhone SE in the US for $370 while the price on Canada starts at $479 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $490 but the price of iPhone SE in UK is £289 while the EU countries can buy iPhone SE for €310.

In Africa, you can buy the iPhone SE in Nigeria for ₦128,000 and Kenya for KSh 33,566 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of iPhone SE is RS 23,999.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!


The iPhone SE LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 60.8% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 4.0 inches with screen resolution at 640 pixel by 1136 pixel and screen density, PPI at 326 pixels per inch, the device is measured in diagonal display.

It has a retinal display that makes the display look more fantastic, it also comes with focus pixel and true tone flash.

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The retinal display is a flash for your face time HD camera. It is powered by a custom display chip that allows display to flash three times brighter than usual, it helps illuminate selfies in low light and at night.

The true tone matches the ambient light for more true to life colors and natural looking skin tones.


The exterior design of iPhone SE does not have the matte-chamfered edges and an inset stainless steel rear Apple logo. The device is available in space grey, gold, silver and rose gold finishes.

The Apple device was also designed with a touch ID which makes the phone easy and secures.

The one Sim phone was fabricated from glass and aluminum giving a fine appearance. it has a weight of 113g which is not too heavy making it easy to carry about.

The Apple device has a dimension of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches) and does not feature the water/dust resistance. it is available in variety of colors , like rose gold, silver, gold and gray.


iPhone SE runs on iOS operating system with performance backed by a 2GB RAM and Dual – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 1.84GHz. The Internal storage size of the iPhone SE is available at 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

A portion of the phones memory was dedicated to the operating system ans required services, as a result this portion of memory is not usable by applications, videos or other personal data.

The iPhone SE incorporates the Apple A9 system on chip (SoC) with an M9 motor co-processor and supports near field communication for Apple pay.The iOS 9.3 in iPhone SE has features such as Apple pay, live photos, Retina flash and always on Siri voice activation making it compatible with iOS 12 which gives a faster and more responsive experience.

Embedded directly into the A9chip is the M9 motion coprocessor which connects accelerometer, compass ang gyroscope.


iPhone SE has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. iPhone SE comes with 12-megapixels for the rear or primary camera with [ f/2.2 aperture while an 1.2-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture is stationed for additional camera support.

A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.

The 12-megapixel rear camera on the iPhone SE has the ability to record 4k at 30 frame per second. The iPhone SE does not feature 3D touch, nor the updated faster second generation Touch ID sensor from iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

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The smart phone also features iCloud which is the best place for all photos, files and more.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

iPhone SE packs a non-removable Li-Polymer 1624mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass, barometer and light sensor.

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Apple iPhone SE Full Specifications

Smartphone Design
Device Name Apple iPhone SE
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released March 2016
Dimensions and Size 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches)
Weight (in grams) 113 g
Colors Rose Gold, gold, gray, silver
Number of SIM One
Material Glass and Aluminum
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Non-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity 1624 mAh
Stand-by 240 hours (3G)
Talk time 14 hours (3G)
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 4.0 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 60.8%
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 326 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Operating System iOS 9.3.2 but can be upgraded to iOS 11.0.2
Processor Type or Chipset Apple A9
Processor Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Internal Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
Expandable Storage No
Expandable Storage Type
Maximum Expandable Storage
Front or Secondary 1.2-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture
Rear or Primary 12-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Features 1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes v4.2
GPS Yes. A-GPS, Glonass
Infrared port No
NFC Yes – Apple Pay
Radio No
USB v2.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes – Front mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes
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A 1.2-megapixel selfie camera in 2016 is a no-no. Other alternatives to consider would be Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, LG V20, Huawei Nova 2s and 2s Plus, Xiaomi Mix Evo and Mi 6 Plus, ZTE Axon 7, Gionee M7, Huawei Honor 8 Pro and Honor View 10, Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and Mi 7.


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