Mini evaluation video: Our verdict on the iPhone SE in a few minute

No, it isn’t probably the most thrilling iPhone launch, however the brand new SE nonetheless has a transparent function: At $399, it is Apple’s most reasonably priced handset but. In the meantime, its four-inch display is more likely to attraction to nostalgics who miss smaller iPhones. Certainly, the SE is nigh-indistinguishable from the three-yr-previous 5s, save for a Rose Gold shade choice and a few minor variations within the end. On the similar time, although it appears like a telephone from 2013, its internals are totally on par with the 6s, which solely got here out final fall. The one belongings you’ll be giving up are the 6s’ superior entrance-dealing with digital camera and quicker Contact ID sensor. Then once more, you do get longer battery life in trade, so there’s that to think about. All advised, then, the SE is a superb deal for the cash, and deserves its robust rating of 89.

Engadget Rating





  • Nice efficiency
  • Superb battery life for an iPhone
  • Begins at $399
  • Display too small for some
  • Previous entrance digital camera, Contact ID sensor
  • Base mannequin solely has 16GB of storage


Simply because the iPhone SE seems like an previous system doesn’t suggest it acts like one. Apple squeezed flagship-degree efficiency and one of the best battery life we have seen from an iPhone in years into a well-known (and comparatively cheap) body. The telephone lacks a few of the 6s’s niceties and its display is simply too small for some, however the iPhone SE is the perfect compact telephone Apple has ever made.