When the iPhone SE hit the market, there wasn’t as much hype about it. So, I hope I will be forgiven for not taking interest until it was almost too late and its successors had already been chosen. In fact, I chanced upon it when a friend came to visit and as fond as he is of his tech collection, I couldn’t help asking for a feel of his latest device. It was all I needed to make it the first item on my shopping list the very next day.
SizeLike most people, I had always believed that the larger the phone, the better everything else. The iPhone SE has changed my faith, though not in an unpleasant way whatsoever. Only six months after I got it from the Apple store, it has proved worthy of praise even from a skeptical being like me. Although small, the phone is powerful enough to challenge most other bigger models into a duel and emerge unscathed. However, its ease of use was what took me in at first.
Battery Life and ChargingI have the luck of owning both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone SE. With only a small difference in mAh—from 1560mAh to1624mAh—the iPhone SE has a much longer battery life. I usually spend the better part of the day on my phone taking and making calls, checking mails, watching YouTube videos, visiting social platforms and even running Maps. While all this may involve continuous use of the phone for as long as 12 hours, there is almost half of battery life left. This means pure uninterrupted comfort both when I’m engaged in official business and when I switch to a personal mode. It does not take such a long time to charge the iPhone SE. Since it has a smaller battery than the iPhone 6s its charge time should logically be shorter. It takes only about two hours to fully charge it. However, there is the risk of short lifespan of the battery from quicker charging.
Performance and DesignI have mentioned that one of the features that attracted me to the is its powerful features in a small body. It would be a great injustice if I don’t tell you about its speed. The phone is fast in almost everything including loading of webpages, opening apps and switching of tasks. In addition, its small design allows effortless one-hand operation and makes it easy to carry around in my pocket. However, the small 4-inch screen display means you see less content and thus more scrolling.
Strength and DurabilityThe iPhone SE is a small phone but this does not mean that it is weak in any aspect. While I’m not exactly praying for a chance to take it for repairs as a result of a fall or failures, it has withstood much of the tests of time. Its matte edges reduce the possibilities of scratching. However, I don’t use a case and continued usage has left a nick or two on the logo.
- A powerful iPhone in a small body
- Battery life is longer than iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s
- Fast speed and high performance
- Strong camera
- Lower price
- Old design
- Old screen technology
- Small screen
- Rattling home key