Whenever Apple replenishes the customs clearance site, the available iPhone SE models are going fast, suggesting that the 4-inch device is still generating a lot of interest. We recently bought an iPhone SE to see what it is like to use one in 2019.
The iPhone SE was Apple's latest 4-inch iPhone and compared to a 5.8-inch iPhone X, a 6.1-inch iPhone XR or a 6.5-inch iPhone. iPhone XS Max is tiny. Coming from any of these phones on the iPhone SE almost gives the impression that the iPhone SE is a toy.
On the plus side, it's so small and lightweight that it's easy to use with one hand, something you can not do with Apple's biggest iPhones. With its aluminum bracket, the iPhone SE is more durable than the new all-glass smartphones from Apple.
Of course, the iPhone SE being prior to Face ID, it uses a Touch ID Home button, which is ideal for those who prefer to continue using fingerprint sensors for facial recognition.
There is also a headphone jack, which has been removed from all current iPhones (and newer models of the iPad Pro), and features higher and lower volume buttons as well as a button for more information. 39; power supply located at the top of the device instead of a side button.
Apple released the SE iPhone in 2016, which therefore uses three-year old hardware. It has an A9 processor, which was also used in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in 2015, with 2GB of RAM (versus 3 in the XR and 4 in the XS).
You might think it would be noticeably slower than the new iPhones, but, surprisingly, for embedded applications, it's fast. When using Mail, Messages, Agenda, FaceTime and other similar integrated applications, the iPhone SE is as fast as the iPhone 2018.
However, it is not able to resist when you use applications designed for new iPhones with more modern processors, or the same augmented reality features. The camera is correct and identical to that of the iPhone 6, but improvements made over the last three years are not available.
If you do not care about the quality of the camera, if you prefer a smaller screen and you do not need to use processor-intensive applications and games, the IPhone SE is a compact and easy-to-use smartphone that still holds up even in 2019.
Apple's customs clearance site continues to have iPhone SE models in stock that are unlocked, but shipped with Verizon and T-Mobile SIM cards. The iPhone SE with 32GB of storage is priced at $ 249, while the iPhone SE with 128GB of storage is available for $ 299.
Before the moment iPhone XSXS Max and XR have been published. According to rumors, Apple would work on a second-generation version of the iPhone SE 2.
Some of this information has been confused with iPhone XR Rumors, however, and since the launch of the devices in 2018, we have not heard of another iPhone 4 inches, except for some chatter suggesting that Apple has canceled all plans for a new iPhone SE.
At this point, it seems that the iPhone SE remains the latest 4-inch device available at Apple.