Apple iPhone SE (2022)

Apple iPhone SE (2022)

Apple iPhone SE (2022)

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BEST RATING
Performance:
4.4
CAMERA: Poor5.7/10
SIZE: Smallest iPhone
BATTERY: Poor5.5/10

The Apple iPhone SE (2022) is aimed at those looking for a midrange-priced smartphone with a reliable brand and operating system, as it runs on iOS. It offers a familiar 4.7-inch LCD screen, which is smaller compared to modern smartphones, making it easy to handle. The phone's camera setup is basic, with a single 12-megapixel rear camera providing satisfactory photo and video quality. Expect fair performance in taking still photos and recording videos, but nothing exceptional. The SE (2022) is equipped with the powerful A15 processor and 4GB of RAM, ensuring smooth performance for daily tasks and some gaming. Its battery life is on the low end, lasting about 4.9 hours of active use. Storage options start at 64GB, and this model does not support an SD card. It includes 5G connectivity for fast internet speeds, but lacks a headphone jack, instead, it has stereo speakers and supports wireless charging. If you're looking for a compact phone with high-quality build and performance from Apple without the higher cost of flagship models, the iPhone SE (2022) could be a good choice, though its screen and camera may not satisfy those seeking the best multimedia experience. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • A15 processor is very fast
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Comes with iOS operating system
  • Compact, easy to handle
  • Supports 5G connectivity
Cons
  • Small screen size at 4.7 inches
  • Low battery capacity
  • LCD screen, not OLED
  • Only 60Hz refresh rate

Ratings by Category

Performance:
4.4
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Videos:
3.6
The Videos rating is based on PerfectRec’s assessment of a variety of factors including framerate at different resolutions, video stabilization, video dynamic range, video low-light performance, and mic quality, as well as software features, video processing quality, and ease of use.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$429
Brand
Apple
Operating System
iOS
Release Date
March 18, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
4.7"
Resolution
1334 x 750
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
326
Display Type
LCD

INTERNAL

Processor
A15
Internal Storage
64 gb
RAM
4 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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5.8/10
Photos Score
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5.6/10
Videos Score
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6.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.9 hours
Battery Capacity
2018 mah
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 w
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
5.45" x 2.65"
Weight
5.08 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
No

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.0
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: Front
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Midnight, Starlight, Red
SD Card
No
Custom ROM Support
No

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Ars Technica

Samuel Axon | March 2022
"Thanks to the inclusion of the A15 chip, the SE is likely to be supported for years to come. That makes it the best deal in smartphones today for folks who just want something simple and don't care about the frills. The iPhone SE is a great deal if you're more interested in the basics than the latest flashy features.. It's also a great option for people who prefer to use their phones one-handed—a dying breed, we know."

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