What Apple Fans Should Know About the iPhone SE


Should you go spring for the new iPhone SE? Many Apple fans are now pondering that question, especially since the iPhone SE has a smaller price tag than the iPhone 6S. Let’s be clear. The iPhone SE is not for you if you already own the iPhone 6S. Since the specs of the two phones are incredibly similar, there is no reason. The only notable difference is that the iPhone SE features a small screen. But what if you own an older generation iPhone? Then it is time to call the Apple helpline for more details, or simply read on.

Apple, known to be the giant of consumer electronic goods, launched the iPhone SE in March of 2016. It was the launch of the long awaited 4-inch touchscreen phone, with a display resolution of 640 X 1136 pixels, similar to the iPhone 5S. For most, it would be recommend that you buy the iOS device if you own an iPhone 5S or earlier version of the smartphone. The iPhone 6 was the first smartphone that went from the traditional 4 inch size to a 4.7 inch size presently seen in iPhone 6S. If you already have an iPhone 5S and are looking to upgrade, the SE seems to be the best bet, sporting the latest features and specs with the same screen size like your last iPhone.

The compact design is aimed at first-time buyers, as well as to those who have a tight budget. iPhone SE is one power-packed mobile device that is likely to please Apple fans. It is a single SIM smartphone with an A9 processor and is loaded with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity. It should be noted that these cannot be added to. If you have questions about storage limits, contact Apple support. They will be happy to provide more detailed information.

The camera is top-notch with 12 MP primary camera installed in the back, with another 1.2 MP front camera for shooting selfies. The primary camera has the ability to capture live photos and clear video so you can actually relive the memories. The video capabilities turn out to be handsome at 4K display at 1080p. Slow motion shots can now be captured at just 240 frames per second. The aperture has also been widened to f/2.2, so it increases your width of the image as well as the quality in low light.

The design is sleek and slim, and weighs about 113 grams. The device fits into your palm and can be used easily with just one hand. The battery has also got an upgrade, climbing to 1642 mAh, which has raised the battery life considerably. The phone can be connected to various options including Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and moreover, also through 4G LTE. Sensors include gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and ambient light sensor.

General security has been made stricter by bringing in the Touch ID, which requires your fingerprint as a PIN. The latest version iOS 9.3 is loaded as the Operating System. The Siri has also been upgraded; “Hey Siri” now responds without physically picking up the phone. The FaceTime HD just got better with inclusion of Retina Display which helps in enhancing picture quality even in low light. So, what is the final verdict? Ultimately, the decision is yours, but do call for Apple help if you need more information or visit the Apple website to learn more.