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Key Specs
  • Display 4.00-inch (640x1136)
  • Processor A9
  • Front Camera 1.2MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • OS iOS 9.3
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateMarch 2016

Apple iPhone SE Review

By Kunal Dua (Apr 5, 2016)
Kunal Dua
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Good rear camera
  • Bad
  • Underwhelming selfie camera
  • Starts at 16GB storage

It's easy to dismiss the iPhone SE as old wine in a new bottle. Actually, scratch that. Considering it has internals similar to the iPhone 6s and a design that's identical to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE is technically "old wine in an older bottle". And while it's true that the iPhone SE does not bring any pathbreaking technical innovations, it does represent a shift in strategy from the Cupertino-based company.

Apple iPhone SE Summary

Apple iPhone SE smartphone was launched in March 2016. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640x1136 pixels at a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).

Apple iPhone SE is powered by an one-core A9 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone SE on the rear packs 12-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Apple iPhone SE based on iOS 9.3 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The Apple iPhone SE is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Apple iPhone SE include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, NFC, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Apple iPhone SE measures 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 113.00 grams. It was launched in Silver, Gold, Space Grey, and Rose Gold colours.

As of 18th September 2019, Apple iPhone SE price in India starts at Rs. 16,999.

Apple iPhone SE Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 32GB) - Rose Gold 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Gold 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Silver 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Space Grey 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 32GB) - Gold 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 32GB) - Silver 16,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 128GB) - Rose Gold 19,999
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 64GB) - Rose Gold 24,990
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 64GB) - Gold 27,490
Apple iPhone SE (2GB RAM, 128GB) - Grey 27,799

Apple iPhone SE price in India starts from ₹ 21,999. The lowest price of Apple iPhone SE is ₹ 21,999 at Tata Cliq.

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Apple iPhone SE Full Specifications

Brand Apple
Model iPhone SE
Release date March 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 123.80 x 58.60 x 7.66
Weight (g) 113.00
Removable battery No
Colours Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 640x1136 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 326
Processor one-core
Processor make A9
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage No
Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 1.2-megapixel
Operating system iOS 9.3
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Apple iPhone SE User Review and Ratings

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  • Iphone 6s in Body o Iphone 5s
    Dhaval Sheladia (Aug 2, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    i Think Gadgets 360 give very low rating in camera. Because iphone 6s, 6s Plus & iphone SE have same Rear Camera. Why iphone SE doesn't like ? iphone se have same A9 Chip & 2Gb Ram and More battery Compare to 6s in Usage. After Usage 5 Months It is Fastest Phone Than iphone 6s. I have used both iphone 6s and iphone SE. only Drawback iphone SE front Camera and 4 Inch. Nothing Else.But 1.2 Megapixel in Apple is Lot Better Than Android...
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  • Performance Rocket
    Michael Barbas (Jul 29, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    I use this phone for exactly 1 year. No lags whatsoever. iOS 9.3 works perfectly well with the A9 chip with 64 bit architecture and embedded M9 motion co processor. Recently I upgraded to iOS 11, no lags whatsoever, perfect performance. The battery works well, it will never let you done, performs as per specifications. 12 Megapixels camera gives you fantastic quality photos. Apple has indeed made the miracle with this 4 inch small phone. If you do not mind its small screen and selfie camera which is only 1.2 megapixels, this phone is supreme in performance, it will never let you down no matter how many multitasks you are doing, forget about any other phone and go buy it. Only, I would suggest take the 64GB memory.
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  • Excellent phone
    Darshana Shah (Dec 17, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Excellent phone
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  • 4 inch rocket in your pocket
    Đj Sankalp (Oct 4, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    The best 4 inch phone from Apple after the iPhone 5s series works great without any lag issues feels like holding a 2016 rocket inside our packet even though has an A9 processor honest to say that it does not feel slow at all. Intact faster than the OP5 iOS 10.3.3 was the best ever software for this phone although iOS 11 is great. Rear camera is awesome it is one of the best camera from Apple while the front camera has only 1.2 mega pixels with f 2.4 aperture it doesn€™t seem so bad the selfies taken are great. Only thing bothering this 4 inch device is its speakers not dull but not too soundy. Game load times are great and iPhone se still plays games without any lag. To be honest this phone is perfect for iPhone beginners. Overall review of this phone is a good small phone with a mini rockets performance inside it with all the other stuff is excellent including camera, quality of the body of the phone
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  • Which Model is more appropriate in India for 4G?
    Siddhartha Dutta (Jun 12, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    iPhones in the US are sold in the USA in two different models, namely A1662 and A1723. They differ in the bands they support. Could someone tell me which model is more suitable in the Indian context to support 4G services offered by major telecom like Airtel or Vodafone?
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  • iPhone SE - Affordable in India?
    Seo Wiz (Apr 12, 2016) on Gadgets 360
    iPhone SE pitched as the most affordable iPhone, not so in India. Better options in Android and from Samsung, Lava, Micromax and ofcourse Xiaomi
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  • Cant Share Mobile data
    Sundaresan Natarajan (Nov 26, 2017) on Gadgets 360
    iPhone SE does not provide wifi hotspot feature.So we cant share mobile data or 4g/3g internet with other devices like laptop.However outside wifi internet can be used by iPhone SE for browsing.So buyers beware of SE.
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  • 5 star for delivery and genuine product to amazon.
    Amazon Customer (May 10, 2017) on Amazon
    Thanks amazon for perfect pne day delivery timing. Best compact powerful size phone. Got genuine product. Phone quality is great.
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  • nice
    Amazon Customer (May 11, 2017) on Amazon
    nice product it is good to have such a phone silm and sleek less weight make it more smart phone
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  • cost of the iPhone
    Amazon Customer (May 11, 2017) on Amazon
    The cost of the iPhone has been reduced by Apple than why is the discount given in this.Tell me
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