iPhone SE – Review
Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE is here, and here is our thoughts about it.
Apple iPhone SE has the same design with Apple iPhone 5S. They are in the same sizes, and share a lot of similar points. However, the trick is its hardware. It comes with nearly all of the iPhone 6S’ features such as A9 chipset and 2GB of RAM. It even has the same 12MP camera that can shoot 4K videos. In other words, Apple relaunched iPhone 5S with 6S features.
I liked the design of Apple iPhone 5S. And SE has the same design. If you have used iPhone 5 series, then SE will be very similar. However, this can also be a problem. If you do not buy the rose gold option, and buy the regular colors such as space gray and gold, then people will have hard time to identifying your phone. Because, if you do not buy the rose gold option, then there is basically no way to understand if it is 5S or SE. That is the problem.
Anyway, it is very small and light. Living in the year of huge phones, it is hard to get used to a 4-inch phone. For example, my phone has a 5.5-inch display, and I am one of the people who loves big screens, so I had a hard time to getting used to a such a small screen. However, even if you get used, still it is very small. Again, I love big screens, but I know there are people who love to use a phone with this screen size.
If you put Apple iPhone 6S’ hardware into 5S, then you have created the SE. It is powered with the same processor that is used in 6S. A9 is incredibly fast. Moreover, it has 2GB of RAM. In the real life, you will probably not see the difference between 1GB RAM and 2, but if you compare the 5S and SE side by side, then you will see the difference.
iPhones were always amazing in the matter of camera. It has the same 12MP camera with iPhone 6S. It shoot amazing photos, and has a capability of taking 4K videos. The best thing about camera is there is no camera hump since the phone is a little bit thicker than the 6S itself.
It has a smaller battery than 6S, but uses the same hardware. Then you would expect its battery life to be worse than 6S, but since it has a smaller display with lower resolution, it has amazing battery life. Even though still you should not expect the phone’s battery to last for a few days, its battery life surprised me.
I would describe the iPhone SE as “the improved iPhone 5S with amazing battery life and performance.” Even though it is really good in the matter of hardware, and still most of the iPhone users are using 4-inch phone, still it is not for everybody. As I mentioned earlier, my regular phone’s screen is 5.5-inch, and I love big screens. In this case, I do not prefer to buy iPhone SE, but if you love small phones, and also want your phone to be fast, then this is a good choice.