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Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19369 reviews of Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and battery are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are less positive about the text input.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and size are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the reception.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone SE 2 review: £419 well spent? | Trusted Reviews

 

The iPhone SE 2 is £419/$399 making it a great deal for an Apple device. Here's our review with a look at the camera, performance and more.

At $399/£419 this is an excellent buy;Flagship performance should keep this speedy for years; Great photos in daylight situations;Impressive video capabilities;Offers a strong proposition for those who don’t want big phones

Battery life is far from excellent;A new design would’ve been welcome

May, 2020

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone SE review: The last of the small Apple phones

 

The iPhone SE is an affordable, well-designed small phone that can run iOS 13, although it's getting a bit old now

Compact body;Great camera;Excellent performance;Solid battery life

Average screen;Poor front-facing camera

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

iPhone SE review: you won't buy this phone - but you will tell someone else to

 

It's the iPhone for people who think they want an iPhone

Powerful for the price ; Excellent 12MP camera & 4K ; Easy to recommend

Needs a new design ; No 32GB option ; No expandable storage

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone SE review

 

Appears to be the best value iPhone, but the high end model is still where it's at...

Small screen with powerful spec ; Strong camera ; Good battery life

Contrast could be better ; Audio lacks in dynamics and subtlety

The SE is a good value powerful phone for those who need a small screen, but its pricier sibling does better with audio and video

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Apple iPhone SE Smartphone overview

 

IPHONE SE 16GB SPACE GREY IN

Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages

 

Bigger is normally always better, but sometimes great things come in small packages too.

Small size will suit a certain audience ; Feature set means plenty of power ; Accessible price point

Not a new design ; Small size won't be for all - can feel crammed on screen ; No 3D Touch ; 1.2MP front camera ; No MIMO Wi-Fi

The iPhone SE is a great smartphone that brings plenty of power in a small package. It's designed to appeal to those who aren't fussed by today's typically large flagship phones.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPhone SE review

 

This compact iPhone packs a major punch

Great battery life ; Compact without compromise ; It’s a bargain... for an iPhone

16GB? Come on ; Old design ; No 3D Touch

A form factor favourite returns rejuvenated. Apple's iPhone SE is the best small phone you can buy.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPhone SE (2016) review

 

How is Apple the first to work out the public's appetite for a powerful phone in a much smaller form factor?

Great power Longer battery than 5S Lower price

Tired design Old, old screen technology Rattling home key

The iPhone SE (2016) has been replaced by the new iPhone SE (2020), but the older version is still hanging around some retailers for a cheaper price. Is it worth it? Well, Apple really dialled back the screen and design to hit the price point - but...

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (expertreviews.co.uk)

iPhone SE 2 release date: Is Apple's miniature phone line dead?

 

If you've been praying for a follow-up to the smaller iPhone, we have some bad news for you...

The report hints at $450 (~£326). Even taking the lack of sales tax (with VAT, that would bring it up to £391), I’d be very surprised if Apple went in that low – UK prices usually correlate with US, so $450 means £450 – but fingers crossed that a lower...

Sep, 2018

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Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone SE review: Compact, cheaper, perfect

 

Well-built and with a great camera and fantastic battery life, the iPhone SE is the small phone to buy

Great performance ; Great battery life ; Gorgeous build quality

Touch ID is slower than on the latest iPhones ; No 3D Touch

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Aug, 2017

Price comparison for Apple iPhone SE (1st gen, 2016)

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New Apple iPhone SE (64GB) - Black
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£419.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone SE 32GB Space Grey (Renewed)
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£116.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone 11 (64GB) - Green
6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD LCD display
£719.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone 6s 64GB Silver (Renewed)
4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£164.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone 7 (128 GB) - Black
4.7 Inch Retina HD display
£349.00 TO SHOP
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4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£194.00 TO SHOP
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4.7 Inch Retina HD display
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£892.00 TO SHOP
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Top features:- Liquid Retina Display delivers edge-to-edge colour and definition - Durable design with...
£638.00 TO SHOP
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More beautiful than everWitness the best display possible on the Apple iPhone 8 thanks to a Retina HD...
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Listen wirelessly on your brand-new phone with the Apple  iPhone 11 & AirPods with Charging Case...
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Triple camera system with Ultra WideFor when two cameras aren't enough, check out the iPhone 11 Pro's...
£1064.00 TO SHOP
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Triple camera system with Ultra WideFor when two cameras aren't enough, check out the iPhone 11 Pro's...
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