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Apple iPhone SE FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries and Answers

Apple has expanded its iPhone line up with a new 4-inch iPhone SE. And as it sports a smaller display and looks exactly like the iPhone 5s, the 4-inch iPhone SE has a few significant upgrades and a tempting price tag that will surely influence your buying decision. To help you decide, we have concluded the answers to your questions about the new iPhone SE, and will keep you updated about every news coming from the Apple’s headquarters.

Also Read: iPhone SE Full Specifications 


Apple iPhone SE Specifications

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Question- What are the upgrades in Apple iPhone SE over iPhone 5s?

Answer- The Apple iPhone SE is surely a major upgrade over the 4 inch iPhone 5S launched more than 2 years before. It comes with the latest A9 processor and M9 motion co-processor, which were used in Apple latest flagship iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and that actually doubles the power we saw in the iPhone 5s. It also has support for more LTE bands with LTE speed up to 150 Mbps, which is just the double of iPhone 5s. It will also have support for VoLTE, it has 802.11ac Wi-Fiup to 433 Mbps, and it is 3x faster than the iPhone 5s.


Other than these hardware upgrades, it has got the latest camera module with 12‑megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels on the back having ƒ/2.2 aperture, Five‑element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover and a lot more. The front camera is 1.2‑megapixel with f/2.4 aperture, supports up to 720p HD video recording, has Retina Flash for selfies in dark.

There is a lot more new in the iPhone SE, in short Apple has baked the iPhone 6s’s power in the 4 inch iPhone 5s’s body and it seems to be a perfect combination for iPhone 5s lovers.

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The iPhone SE has the same build and design which we have seen in the iPhone 5s, there is no change in the aesthetics or the button placements. There might be minute differences but they are hard to identify.

Question- Which CPU does the iPhone SE have?

Answer- It comes with Dual-Core 1.83 GHz Twister CPU.

Question- Which CPU does the iPhone SE have?

Answer- It comes with PowerVR GT7600 (Six Core graphics) GPU.

Question- Does it support VoLTE?

Answer- Yes, it does support VoLTE.

Question- What are the colors in which it will be available?

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Answer- It will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray and Silver colours.

Question- What is this Retina Flash?

Answer- Retina flash is basically a feature that is used for clicking selfies in dark. It temporarily brightens the display more than usual to emit light on your face, just before you capture the picture.

Question- Does iPhone SE Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor baked in the home key, we are not sure if it is the latest sensor that Apple used in their iPhone 6s.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Apple iPhone SE ?

Answer- Yes, this phone has fast charging support, and it uses the same technology which was seen earlier in the iPhone 6s.

Question- Can iPhone SE record slow motion & time-lapse videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion video up to 1080p and time-lapse video with automatic stabilization as well.

Question- What are the new camera features in the iPhone SE?

Answer- The camera on iPhone SE has the following new features:

  • Live Photos
  • Autofocus with Focus pixels
  • Panorama image up to 63 MP
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • 4K video recording (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30 fps
  • Slow motion support for 1080p at 120 fps
  • Time Lapse now has auto stabilization
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Improved noise reduction

Question- What are the dimensions and weight of the iPhone SE?

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Answer- The dimensions are 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and it weighs just 113 grams.

Question- What comes inside the box of iPhone SE?

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Answer- It will contain iPhone SE, Apple earpod, lightening to USB cable, USB power adapter, SIM ejector and Documentation.

Question- Which sensors are used in iPhone SE?

Answer- It comes with Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Three-axis gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

Question- What SIM size does the iPhone SE support?

Answer- It can allow just one nano-SIM card.

Question- Which bands does it support?

Answer- Model A1662 will have-

LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)

CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A  (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A1723 will have support for-

LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)

TD‑LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

TD‑SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)

CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Question- What are the connectivity options available on iPhone SE?

Answer- It comes with 802.11a/b/c/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC on the connectivity front.

Question- Is there any improvement in the battery?

Answer- Yes, Apple says the iPhone SE will offer up to 13 hours of Wi-Fi browsing battery life and 14 hours of talk time. It is said to have a 1640 mAh battery which will offer a better battery performance compared to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s.

Question- What are the pricing details of the iPhone SE?


Answer- The iPhone SE will be available at $399 for the 16 GB version, while the 64 GB variant will be sold at $499.

PS: Indian pricing which is final is 39000 INR for 16GB which make it bad choice as you can get iPhone 6 easily which has bigger display for the same price.

Question- What are the availability details of the iPhone SE?


Answer- The iPhone SE will be available to order from, March 24 and begin shipping on March 31. Initially, the phone will be available only to United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and United Kingdom. Apple has promised the launch of iPhone SE in over 100 countries by the end of May 2016.

Question- How is the display of the iPhone SE?

Answer- It comes with the same display that was seen earlier on the iPhone 5s. It is a Retina display measuring 4‑inch with LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display. The resolution is 1136×640 pixel at 326 ppi pixel density.The display is fingerprint‑resistant and comes with an oleophobic coating.

Question- When is the iPhone SE coming to India and at what price?

Answer- The starting price of the iPhone SE will be INR 39,000 according to Apple and it will be available for purchase in India starting 8th April 2016.

Question- Which iOS version does it come with?

Answer- It comes with iOS 9.3, which is the latest version of iOS and it is the first [phone to come with this version of Apple’s software.

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Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.