Apple iPhone SE Review

We all know that Apple is the company which manufactures high-end flagship smartphones, however, in the early 2016, Apple Inc. released a mid-range flagship smartphone named iPhone SE which looked identical to the iPhone 5 and the 5s however, possesses hardware and OS of the iPhone 6s. And today we will review the same device.

The Apple iPhone SE looks identical to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s and also is made out of an aluminum body. The device too features the protection of corning gorilla glass at the front. However, the iPhone SE has not the FCC marking which was visible in both 5 and 5s.

The top bezel of the Apple iPhone SE possesses an earpiece followed by front facing camera at the top if it and sensors at left hand side. And likely to other iPhones, this device too is deprived of a notification LED light. The device, besides, features a home button at the bottom which also works as a fingerprint sensor.

The iPhone SE features a power button at the top, whereas, a 2.0, reversible connector USB charging port, a primary microphone, a speaker grill and a 3.5 mm earphone port is placed at the bottom of it’s body. The device, besides, features the SIM card slot on the right hand. Similarly, the volume adjusting keys and a silent button are kept on the left hand side of the device. Further, the main camera, a dual tone LED flashlight and secondary microphone are stored at the rear part of the device.

Moreover, the iPhone SE features 4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD retina display featuring resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) resolution. The screen produces vibrant, saturated and accurate colors. However, the viewing angles are not that much attractive. And the screens too are not so good as of the iPhone 6s.

Like we have mentioned above, the Apple iPhone SE is operated with iOS 9.3.2 which was also used in the 6s. Furthermore, the device is furnished with Apple A9 chipset, Dual-Core 1.84 GHz Twister CPU and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU under the hood. Moreover, the iPhone SE is available in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of ROM and 2 GB of RAM.

The iPhone SE features 12 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens, 29 mm, phase detection autofocus main camera supported by a dual tone LED flashlight. The main camera besides comes with different features like 1/3” sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and8 MP image recording, HDR, etc. The main camera captures good photos in daylight and the lowlight photography is acceptable. Further, the main camera also shoots videos at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps and slow-mo video at 720p@240fps.

Further, the device acquires 1.2 MP, f/2.4 aperture lens, 31 mm front facing camera and also possesses various features that allow users to take good self-portraits. The front facing camera, further, also is capable of shooting HD videos at 1280 x 720p@30fps. However, Apple could have featured 5 MP of front facing camera.

Besides, the iPhone SE is powered with Li-Ion 1624 mAh users’ non-removable battery. Nevertheless, the device too lacks fast charging. The device, besides, possesses good battery can go for more than 7 hours with the single charge. Besides, the iPhone SE is available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold colors.

Apple iPhone SE Price in Nepal : Rs. 49,000 (For 16 GB) Rs. 62,500 (For 64 GB) (Around)

Apple iPhone SE Specification


 Size  4.0 inches
 Resolution  640 x 1136 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  1.84 GHz Twister
 CPU Type  Dual-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  3840 x 2160p@30fps, 1920 x 1080p@30/60/120fps, 1280 x 720p@240fps
 Main Camera Resolution  12.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  1.2 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16/32/64/128 GB
 External Memory  No


 Multi-Sim  Single SIM
 Sim Size  Nano SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  2.0, Reversible Connector
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, No
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  Yes (Apple Pay)


 Operating Software  iOS 9.3.2 (Upgradable to iOS 10.3.2)

Physical Information

 Color+  Space Gray, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
 Weight  113 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  NA
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  1624 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA


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