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Apple iPhone SE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19248 reviews of Apple iPhone SE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reception. There are some negative views about the text input.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone SE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Apple iPhone SE from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the price and design are on the whole positive. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reception.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

iPhone SE review: Maybe size doesn't matter after all


The iPhone SE looks like an old iPhone. Sounds boring, huh? But this isn't a phone to show off. It's a phone to go undercover with. It's got nearly all of the same upgraded specs as 2015's top-end iPhones -- the 6S and 6S Plus -- jammed into an iPhone...

Packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, Apple Pay, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, more affordable 4-inch phone

Selfie cam doesn't get a megapixel upgrade, and there's no 3D Touch. Older design, while still good-looking, is exactly like the older iPhone 5S. Mid-year release means another iPhone might be coming sooner than later

While the rest of us wait for the iPhone 7 later this year, the iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans looking for an 'iPhone 6S Mini.'

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Staff Writer (

iPhone SE review: Apple’s best bargain?


If you've been doggedly clinging to a now-battered iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s and steadfastly refusing to embrace the new generation of big-screen phones, then the Apple iPhone SE should make you very, very happy. It's your dream made reality: a retro-sized...

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Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Apple iPhone SE first look review


Apple is taking a step back in time with its latest phone, the iPhone SE – hailed by the company as "the most powerful 4‑inch phone ever". Looking for the best smartphone? See our latest smartphone reviews .

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Steve Duncombe (

Smaller iPhone and iPad Pro head Apple announcements


Aussies looking to wrap their hand around Apple's new smaller iPhone SE will be hit with a hefty 'Australia tax', with local pricing around 17% more than the US equivalent. The 4-inch iPhone SE will start from $679 in Australia for the 16GB Wi-Fi only...

Mar, 2016

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This phone is the BOMB!


I love love love my iPhone SE! It has all the features of the newer models but still in the compact style of earlier models. I have had no issues with hardware or software and the case that I also brought from the Apple store and protected in through...

Aug, 2017

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Love it


I bought for my husband as he is not a heavy user on phones. He only needs the phone sometimes for google map, for social app and that is all. So I chose this small phone for him. It‘s easy to carry in pocket. So far it's still running quite smoothly...

Aug, 2017

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Great Value & Size


When Apple came out with the bigger iPhone 6 Units, they were simply too big for my palm as well as for my pant's pocket. The SE is the same size at the iPhone 5S (previous phone) and I love the feel of it as well as it isn't plastic unlike the iPhone...

Aug, 2017

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My best ever phone!


I don't think I could manage without this phone. It is so stylish, so functional, and so very capable. The two things I really appreciate on a smartphone are camera and battery life - the iPhone SE delivers in both respects. I like that it has...

Aug, 2017

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Fantastic phone


I purchased my iPhone late last year, from an iPhone 5 to an SE, the difference is great, way faster, better screen, everything the same as an iPhone 6 but the size of a 5. Highly recommend anyone looking for an updated version of this particular...

Aug, 2017

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Small iPhone with good specs


Bought it for my wife as she's used to iOs but wasn't happy with the size of her iPhone 6. SE is a good option - small yet capable with enough memory on board. Otherwise it's an iPhone - solid build, good quality, good camera. All the you would expect.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:13
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):240
Talk time (3G):14
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera Type:iSight
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Maximum frame rate:240
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes




Brand colour:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour name:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Silver, White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black, grey / Black,Grey / Gold / Gold, White / Grey / Pink gold / Pink, White / Rose Gold / Silver / Silver, White


Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 640 x 1136
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:326
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
FM radio:N
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Hearing aid compatibility:M3, T4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Game Center, Watch, iCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nWatch\niCloud Drive / Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nWatch\niCloud Drive
Cables included:Lightning
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Hearing aid compatibility:M3, T4
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating System Version:9
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, File manager, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch
Personalization:Ringtones, Shortcuts, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:Y / Yes
USB port:N / No


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M9
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A9


Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10 / IOS 9
Operating System Version:10 / 9
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y


Compatible memory cards:N / No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 16 / 32 / 64


Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details



Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.4 / 123.8
Width:5.86 / 58.6