Apple iPhone SE Specs, Details, Pros and Cons

Apple yesterday announced upcoming and a special edition iPhone SE. The iPhone SE comes with a smaller display and looks like iPod. If you are an Apple fan and planning to purchase your first Apple product or an existing user of Apple iPhone series this article is helpful to decide the Apple iPhone SE is worth for buying or upgrading. 

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  • A9 processor and M9 motion co-processor
  • Camera Modules


  • Smaller Size when compared to nowadays Phablet dimensions

iPhone SE Specs

Features Specs
Display 4 inches
Screen Resolution 1136 x 640 pixels
Operating System iOS 9.3
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
Chipset 64-bit Apple A9 Chip
Memory 2GB
Inbuilt Storage 16/64 GB
Storage Upgrade
Primary Camera 12 MP | LED flash
Video recording 4K, Slo Motion, Timelapse
Secondary Camera 5 MP with Retina Flash
Battery 1640 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Single SIM (Nano)
Waterproof No
Weight 113 grams
Price USD 399 / 499

Coming to the comparison the iPhone SE is straight comparable with iPhone 6 series launched two years back. The device comes with a latest A9 processor and M9 motion co-processor, which is used in Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus series. The iPhone SE is special for its camera capabilities too; the device comes with a 12‑megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels on the back having a ƒ/2.2 aperture, Five‑element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover and many more modules.

The display of iPhone SE is similar to iPhone 5S. It has Retina screen 4-inch LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with a resolution of 1136×640 pixel at 326 PPI pixel density. Out of the box, the device comes with Apple latest software version which is iOS 9.3.

The iPhone SE supports faster-charging standards, which using the same technology used in 6S series. The battery is also improved, and Apple says the device is capable of giving 14 hours of talk time and 13 hours of WiFi browsing on a single charge.

The iPhone SE will be available to Pre-order from, March 24 and begin shipping on March 31. It is priced at $399 for 16GB and $499 for 64GB. For India, the device is fixed for 39000 INR.


In simple words, the device got looks from 2 years back iPhone 5S and hardware from recent iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. In India for a price of 39K INR, you will get iPhone 6 as a better alternative. For new buyers, the Apple SE is advisable, only if you are using below iPhone 5 series.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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