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Apple iPhone SE 16GB
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magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 18,739 onwardsRs. 30,753 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Nov, 2013Apr, 2016
Smartphone OSApple iOS 7.1, Upgradeable to 10.1Apple iOS 9.3, Upgradeable to 10.1
Display FeaturesRetina display, Scratch Resistant, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on frontIPS LCD, Retina Display, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
Processor1.7 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor NameA7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessorApple A9 Chip
GPUPowerVR Series 6PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
VoLTEYes
Camera8.0 MP12.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Weight112 gm113 gm
Battery Capacity1440 mAh1642 mAh
Battery Standby250 hrs240 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)N/A240 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs14.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersWeb Browsing Time (3G): 8 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 40 hrsMusic Playback Time: 50 hrs, Video Playback Time:13 hrs, Web Browsing Time (3G): 12 hrs, Web Browsing Time (4G): 13 hrs, Web Browsing Time (WiFi): 13 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Premium build, and classy design
  • Compact in-the-hand feel, easy to use with one hand
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner provides a useful, convenient way to unlock the phone
  • Beautiful display with incredibly accurate colors, excellent brightness output, and great viewing angles
  • iOS 7 is a nice evolution from the previous version, and is as simple, and intuitive as ever
  • Snappy, fluid performance
  • Future proof power package
  • Great on-screen keyboard
  • Excellent web browser
  • Excellent camera with very good low-light performance as well
  • Excellent call quality
  • Bundled iWork app suite
  • Packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, much more compact 4-inch phone - this a great choice for Apple fans who like smaller phones
  • Super compact and light
  • Currently this is a phone in a class of its own: there is no other phone of such size that's even remotely as powerful
  • Excellent phone for one-handed use
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, glamorous screen with wide viewing angles, superb sunlight legibility
  • The intuitive, efficient and reliable software experience of iOS
  • Excellent, top-shelf performance and reliability across the board
  • Just like the iPhone 6S, the primary camera is superlative, and among the very best cameras put on a phone
  • Excellent battery life (better than any other iPhone to date)
  • Comes with best-in-class earphones
  • The iPhone SE works with all the old iPhone 5/5S cases and accessories, too
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Small screen size compared to other flagship phones, means that the video/photo viewing experience is not quite as immersive
  • Misses out on some minor iPhone 6s features, like 3D Touch
  • With the small screen, this is not the best phone for video watching, or web browsing experiences
  • With the small screen, the on-screen keyboard is smaller too, and might be difficult to adjust to, if you are moving from a larger phone to this
  • Loudspeaker is not deep enough
  • Only 16GB of memory may become limiting if you tend to install a lot of apps/games, or store a lot of videos on your phone
  • The front camera is underwhelming at just 1.2MP
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