The iPhone SE may be small, but it's proved to be one of Apple's most powerful handsets. The 4in screen will be too big a down-size for many, but those in the market for a pint-sized, affordable smartphone will struggle to find anything better.
Great performance, premium design, latest version of iOS, decent display, surprisingly good battery life, market-leading camera.
Poor front-facing camera, 16GB storage option
Display 4in 640x1136 326ppi IPS LCD
Processor 64-bit A9 chip with embedded M9 coprocessor
Operating system iOS 9.3
Camera 12MP rear, 5MP front
The iPhone SE may be small, but you'll find the same bells and whistles inside as the iPhone 6S. There's the same 64-bit A9 processor, M9 motion coprocessor and 2GB of RAM, which means that the iPhone SE is, despite its small frame, one of the most powerful smartphones you can buy today.
We're not just saying this because of the iPhone SE's impressive set-up on paper. Performance has been incredibly smooth since we started using the smartphone, and we're yet to experience any wobbles, stuttering or overheating when gaming or streaming on the device.
The iPhone SE ships with iOS 9.3 and, while Apple's latest update has fallen victim to security flaws and bugs since its release at the end of March, we've noticed no problems with the software during our time with the iPhone SE.
iOS 9.3 brings all of Apple's newest software features, including Night Mode, which changes the warmth of the display at night to give you a better night's sleep, locked notes in the Notes app and other minor improvements.
You'll also find Apple Pay support on the iPhone SE, a feature missing on the near identically designed iPhone 5S, which means that you'll be able to use the handset at over 400,000 contactless terminals across the UK.
Live Photos is another feature that's new to Apple's latest 4in iPhone and, while it's lacking 3D Touch, a long-press on the display kicks the feature into action.
Beyond that, it's tricky to 'review' iOS, as most people are firmly in one of two camps: iOS or Android. However, if you're considering upgrading from an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S, or downsizing from an iPhone 6, Apple's home-grown software makes it ridiculously easy to do so. Switch the phone on, select 'Restore from iCloud Backup, and you'll find all of your apps, images, contacts, messages and more loaded onto the iPhone SE in a few minutes.
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