Apple iPhone SE 64GB

3 variations 
price Rs. 26,200 onwards | launch Apr, 2016
magic score ?
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
of 30 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 18 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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
  • Very good 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

What We Didn't

  • 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
  • The front camera is a bit underwhelming

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Operating System
Smartphone OSApple iOS 9.3, Upgradeable to 10.3
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution640x1136 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Retina Display
  • LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Full sRGB standard
  • Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.8 GHz, Dual Core, Apple A9 Chip
GPUPowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery Capacity1642 mAh
Battery Standby240 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)240 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)14.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music 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
Weight113 gm
Thickness7.6 mm
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 1.22um Pixels
  • Live Photos
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • True Tone flash
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst Mode
  • Timer Mode
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR Filter
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Auto Image Stabilization
  • Improved Local Tone Mapping
  • Improved Noise Reduction
  • Face Detection
  • Photo Geotagging
  • Slo-mo Video Support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • Timelapse Video with Stabilization
  • Cinematic Video Stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous Auto-Focus Video
  • Improved Noise Reduction
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback Zoom
  • 3x Zoom
  • Video Geotagging
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
  • Retina Flash
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Auto HDR for Photos
  • Backside Illumination Sensor
  • Exposure Control
  • Improved Local Tone Mapping
  • Face Detection
  • Timer Mode
  • Burst Mode
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
TV OutYes
App StoreApple App Store
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Touch ID
  • WiFi Calling
  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Center
  • Handoff
  • HomeKit
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
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