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Apple iPhone SE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19348 reviews of Apple iPhone SE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and battery are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the text input. Views are divided on the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone SE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Apple iPhone SE from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and size also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reception.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Apple iPhone SE: Time-saver edition


The iPhone SE is a perfect fit for a time-saver review, it seems, as Apple didn't come up with a new design or new internals. Instead, the innards come...

Excellent build quality ; Good 12MP shooter, but lacks detail ; Blazingly fast performance ; Audio quality is excellent

The iPhone SE is a perfect fit for a time-saver review, it seems, as Apple didn't come up with a new design or new internals. Instead, the innards come from an iPhone 6s, while the design is a direct copy of the iPhone 5s. While on paper this sounds...

Apr, 2016

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Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

Apple iPhone SE review


Apple's iPhone SE is the best 4-inch smartphone you can buy, period.

The iPhone SE may not be a game-changer, but it is truly the best 4-inch smartphone you can buy. It fills a gaping hole in the market, serving people who want a smaller phone that they can actually hold and carry comfortably.

Mar, 2016

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Apple iPhone SE review: A compelling blend of old and new


Just because the iPhone SE looks like an old device doesn't mean it acts like one. Apple squeezed flagship-level performance and the best battery life we've seen from an iPhone in years into a familiar (and relatively inexpensive) frame. The phone...

Great performance ; Amazing battery life for an iPhone ; Starts at $399

Screen too small for some ; Old front camera, Touch ID sensor ; Base model only has 16GB of storage

It's clear that the iPhone SE isn't for people like me: people who have embraced the advent of more spacious screens despite the weird bulges they form in our collective jeans pockets. When you look at the SE as a newcomer's iPhone, though, it all sort...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Apple iPhone SE review


My wife needs a new phone. She's used a 2011-era iPhone 4S for years, and it's hanging in there -- barely. The battery is slowly getting worse. Browsing speeds are sluggish. She can't upgrade to iOS 10 or anything later. But, she doesn't want to...

A small, hand-friendly design. Solid speed. Good front and rear cameras. More built-in storage (up to 128GB). The lowest priced iPhone you can buy.

Older giant-bezel design and limited screen size are love-it-or-hate-it. Hardware hasn't changed since its 2016 debut.

The iPhone SE is one year older, but its added storage options and strong performance running iOS 10 still makes it a great choice for small-phone fans.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Apple iPhone SE


The Apple iPhone SE is your best choice if you're looking for a small, but powerful smartphone.

Fast. Very good battery life. Easy to use with a single hand.

Low-res front-facing camera. Lacks the latest Wi-Fi capabilities.

Comparisons and Conclusions If you want a powerful small smartphone, the iPhone SE is by far your best choice. It is both smaller and faster than its viable Android competitors, the 4.7-inch Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 and the 5-inch HTC One A9 ....

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (

iPhone SE review: today’s tech, yesterday’s design


Earlier this week at Apple's campus in Cupertino, the company announced a brand-new iPhone. The heavens didn't part, pop bands didn't play, and people aren't camping out at Apple Stores to buy the...

Fast! ; Long battery life ; Great rear camera ; Relatively inexpensive

Starts with only 16GB of storage ; Lacks a few iPhones 6S features ; Design not updated from iPhone 5s

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (

The iPhone SE Review


With the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple had finally tapped into the latent demand for bigger iPhones, and as a result we saw some record-setting quarters from Apple. However, at the same time by moving to a larger display size there was a fairly...

While I’ve used the iPhone SE as my daily driver for a month, I expect that I’ll be going back to the Nexus 5X and iPhone 6s. The smaller display is just not for me, but when Apple can sell thirty million two-year-old 4-inch smartphones in a year...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Apple iPhone SE Smartphone Review


Power dwarf. The less expensive versions of the iPhone have not been a real success so far. This could change with the iPhone SE, because it is very fast, enduring and fills a niche with its 4-inch screen.

sophisticated chassis ; compact and light ; very high performance ; bright display with accurate colors ; responsive and smooth handling ; many accessories available ; great signal quality ; accurate GPS ; good speaker ; decent cameras ; great runtimes...

high black value ; NFC only for Apple Pay ; microphone sounds dull ; no IP certification ; glass surfaces can easily break ; storage not expandable ; integrated battery

Apple still loves building compact smartphones, even though the last generations grew considerably. The iPhone SE (which is short for Special Edition) goes back to the roots and revives the hardly used 4-inch form factor. Not only children will be...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

iPhone SE Review – Classic Remix


Did you love the iPhone 5s and rue the day Apple switched from crisp edges to comely curves on the iPhone 6? You'll probably approve of the iPhone SE, then, which goes excavating in the graveyard of Apple's design labs and comes up with a...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

32GB iPhone SE preorder sales started


iPhone SE 32GB now available : The iPhone SE is the smallest smartphone from Apple. Nevertheless, it's the most powerful 4-inch phone ever, if we may believe the manufacturer. The Apple iPhone SE has always been available in a 16GB and 64GB version....

Mar, 2017

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