Apple has released its iPhone SE earlier this week and will begin delivering it early next month. The smart phone is the heir of the affordable iPhone 5c and it will successfully replace it as an entry-level device.
Let us see if this new phone is worth improving from its iPhone 5s predecessor. iPhone SE, just like the 5s version, has a small 4” IPS LCD screen with the resolution of 1,136×640 offering a resolution of 326 ppi.
The 5s model has an out-dated A7 chipset, but the new iPhone SE operates on Apple’s own A9 SoC complemented by an M9 co-chip. These are the same components built in the premium 6s series. The A9 chipset offers SE customers twice the CPU speed and thrice GPU efficiency in comparison to the older iPhone 5s.
Such developments have a positive impact on the energy consumption for a prolonged battery life, according to Apple. The company did not formally reveal the RAM potential of its gadgets, but various reviews say that the 5s model has 1GB, while the SE has 2GB of RAM.
Apple says that the configuration of the battery pack in iPhone SE provides better features in comparison to the 5s. The recent iPhone can render up to 48 hours of sound playback, 12 hours of movie playing, 12 hours of wireless online browsing and 15 hours of phone calling.
Meanwhile, the 5s provides up to 36 hours of sound play-back, 9 hours of movie playing, 9 hours of wireless, 9 hours of 4G access and 12 hours of phone calling. iPhone 5s features a pair of decent 8MP rear and 1MP frontal digital cameras.
The SE version has an improved 12MP rear-facing sensor along with the 1MP front-facing shooter. The SE version has an innovative 12MP iSight digicam with the Focus Pixel feature for a faster focus, which is an Apple-developed picture indication processor.
The images also benefit from better noise cancellation, third-gen local tone editing and accurate face recognition. All these lead to clearer and more detailed pictures, such as like those taken with 6s devices, says the producer.
The iPhone manufacturer presented Live Images for the 6s line in the fall of 2015. This function shoots brief 3-second clips: both before and after a picture is taken, which in turn brings the photos to life. Apples’ iPhone SE displays the same style and form as its 5s predecessor.
Customers who preferred the 5s model for its lightweight appearance will likely enjoy the new iPhone SE’s features. The SE version, similarly to the 5s model, has incorporated the Touch ID option, which permits to quickly unlock the device.
The newest iPhone has premium specifications just like the flagship 6s line. The SE version is surely a deserving upgrade for passionate iPhone 5s customers, especially for people accustomed to a compact 4” gadget. iPhone SE will be sold starting from $400 for the 16GB version, while the 64GB will cost $100 more and both will be offered starting next month.
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