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iPhone SE - Reinvented From Inside Out

iPhone SE - Reinvented From Inside Out
The smartphone market has been flooded with giant phones over the past couple of years and in spite of varying tastes, we’ve come to accept them. Even Apple has joined the crowd by releasing iPhone 6 and the even bigger Plus version. Finding a compact device isn’t a problem itself, however finding one with flagship specs is a whole different story. Now, thanks to some smart people at Apple, we finally have an iPhone that fits comfortably into every pocket and packs a serious punch!

iPhone SE


First thing we experienced picking up the new iPhone SE is flashback. Looking nearly identical to iPhone 5s, the new device is only distinguishable if you opt for a rose gold version. Some critics might call Apple lazy for not designing a new chassis, but the old one is so iconic it would be a shame to waste effort on anything else. Like the 5s, SE is incredibly well made using 6000 Series aluminium commonly utilized in aerospace and military designs. Having dimensions of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weighing 113 grams, it has terrific ergonomic properties and will squeeze into tiniest pockets.

iPhone SE


By opting for a smaller phone, one thing you surely have to sacrifice is screen real-estate. Coming from a 5.5-inch device will definitely feel strange at first, however our brain is so adaptable, you will feel right at home in no time. Producing 640 x 1136 pixels stretching over 4-inches, iPhone SE is able to retain adequate density (326ppi), delivering an uncompromising viewing experience. One feature lacking here is 3D Touch, yet we got used to life without it fairly quickly.

iPhone SE


Powering iPhone SE is a dual-core A9 chipset clocked at 1.84 GHz. Graphics are handled by a PowerVR GT7600 GPU and RAM comes in at 2GB. Thanks to the amount of pixels that need to be powered, SE is able to achieve phenomenal performance with this hardware setup. All the applications and games are silky smooth, without a hint of performance issues. We’re sure that performance will remain on this level even as the phone gets older simply because there are less pixels to render. In terms of memory, there are two versions; 16 and 64 gigabytes. Although the 16GB version might seem more appealing price-wise, paying more for bigger storage does hurt initially, but it’s definitely worth it in the long run.

iPhone SE


Imaging has been entrusted to a 12-megapixel main camera and a 1.2-megapixel front camera. The new shooter is incredibly versatile in all conditions and produces highly accurate images. Besides being great at handling any type of workload, the A9 chipset perfectly balances out all photography elements with mesmerizing results.
In times when most manufacturers are increasing device size, Apple decided to do the opposite and shrink theirs. iPhone SE might not be considered a revolutionary new product, but it takes the best of the past and combines it with the best of present. Those tired of lugging around a huge device will be delighted to know that Apple’s flagship power now comes in small packages!

 


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