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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. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the text input, and reviews are divided on the reception.

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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. Comments about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and size also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the reception.

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

Aug, 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

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iPhone SE

 

iPhone SE review: If you hate the modern trend for big phones, the iPhone SE is the best phone for you. But should you still buy it?

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

Average screen ; Poor front-facing camera

The iPhone 5S didn’t have the stamina I hoped for when I reviewed it back in 2013. It was average at best. Since the iPhone SE’s battery is only a smidgen larger, I didn’t have high hopes, despite the fact that Apple told me battery life is 50% better...

Mar, 2018

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)

  Store     Price
New Apple iPhone SE (64GB) - Black
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£419.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (64GB) - (PRODUCT)RED
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£368.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (128GB) - Black
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£469.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (64GB) - White
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£419.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (128GB) - (PRODUCT)RED
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£450.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (128GB) - White
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£469.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Rose Gold (Renewed)
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£145.00 TO SHOP
New Apple iPhone SE (256GB) - Black
4.7-inch Retina HD display
£569.00 TO SHOP
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Space Grey (Renewed)
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£144.00 TO SHOP
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4-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
£135.00 TO SHOP
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£102.00 TO SHOP
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£409.00 TO SHOP
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The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£409.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£459.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£459.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£549.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£549.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£549.00 TO SHOP
MajorMobile GS Apple iPhone SE 2nd Generation 2020 (Brand New)...
The  iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7-inch iPhone ever. Featuring A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a...
£459.00 TO SHOP

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