It looks similar to the 5s and feels like the 6 and is neither. Say hello to the new iPhone: the SE.
Apple has introduced its most affordable phone, the iPhone SE, available in India starting early April 2016. The new 4-Inch iPhone is meant for those looking to upgrade from older iPhones or first time iPhone users.
Here are a few things you should know about iPhone SE before buying:
The iPhone SE is positioned in the mid-range price segment, and is by far the cheapest iPhone model Apple has launched. It is priced at INR 39,000 for the 16GB variant, and has features similar to the flagship iPhone 6s and is priced lower – now that’s impressive!
The Powerful 4-Inch Display
iPhone SE offers a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 640×1136 pixel (326ppi). Its display is smaller than the 4.7 Inch display of the 6 and 6s but Apple claims it’s the “most beautiful and powerful phone with a four-inch display in the world.”
Unlike iPhone 6s, it has no 3D touch which might disappoint some, but according to Apples’ research there’s a lot of demand for a 4-Inch iPhone.
The Super-fine A9 Processor
iPhone 6 and 6s has an A9 processor which makes it incredibly faster and enables features like ‘Hey Siri’, Touch ID, efficient longer battery life and many more. iPhone SE has the same A9 processor.
Lights… Camera… Camera!
iPhone SE offers a primary 12MP camera and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. It supports geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama).
To add to the list, iPhone 6E supports ‘Always ON Siri’ functionality. This features helps you reach Siri without unlocking your device. This feature is supported only by the A9 chip and the M9 processor.
Other Beautiful Reasons
iPhone SE offers faster download and upload speeds. Apple says the Wi-Fi on the iPhone SE is up to three times faster, and LTE on the iPhone SE is up to 50 percent faster than the iPhone 5s. It also has the Touch ID feature. Apart from this the latest version of iOS, iOS 9 is the foundation of the SE. Last but not the least, it is also available in Rose Gold Color.
Saying Yes To the SE
All in all, this is a great phone for those looking to enter the world of the iPhone without compromising on quality or burning a hole in their pocket. While it might not be as extravagant as its counterparts, it still is a great bargain within the iPhone umbrella that offers a slightly toned-down version of the same experience.