Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

12 months ago



Apple’s latest iPhone SE is a surprise cut-price hero that revives a classic iPhone design and wallop every other mid-range phone in the process. The important bits of the iPhone 11 which is the processor and software – and the body of the iPhone 8 from 2017 are all magically right on the Apple iPhone SE. It has a phone design largely unchanged from the iPhone 6 of 2014, with traditional home button, but the performance and longevity of a brand new Apple phone. It has a tantalizing proposition, competing on the price range with a load of mid-range Android smartphones, including Google’s Pixel 3a, but with a whooping level iPhone performance and service.

The dimensions and materials are an exact match for the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE comes with a Glass front and back, aluminium sides, a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button, a Lightning connector in the bottom but surprisingly no headphone jack nor does it have Face ID. In terms of weight the iPhone SE is super light, at just 148g, only 1g heavier than the rival Pixel 3a and small by most modern metrics. The iPhone SE feels as solid and absolutely well made as other iPhones, and one can comfortably use it with one hand. Unfortunately the Apple iPhone SE does not support 5G

You might be wondering about the specs in details. Well do not worry.


Screen: 4.7in Retina HD (LCD) (326ppi)
Processor: Apple A13 Bionic
Storage: 64, 128 or 256GB
Operating system: iOS 13
Camera: 12MP rear camera with OIS, 7MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: esim, LTE, wifi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5, Lightning, and GPS
Water resistance: IP67 (1m up to 30 minutes)
Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
Weight: 148g


The iPhone SE has a single 12-megapixel rear camera that is similar to the one on the iPhone 8 but with the processing and features of the iPhone 11 it makes it a great combination. The iPhone SE does not have Apple’s Night Mode however but it does have portrait mode for people. In terms of video quality it records videos at up to 4K at 60fps. The selfie camera is good, producing highly detailed and well-exposed shots in reasonable lighting.


In conclusion the iPhone SE is a great phone with all the blissful features expected from Apple and surprisingly over and above the mid-range zone. It’s with no doubt a trouble causer and is worth it buying if you don’t look for too fancy features on a phone but still want to be part of the Apple family and iOS. You can get one here