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Apple iPhone SE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19348 reviews of Apple iPhone SE. 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. Views about the portability and battery are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the text input, and views 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Apple iPhone SE from 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 Comments about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and size also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reception.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

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 (

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? (

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 (

Apple iPhone SE Smartphone overview



Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

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

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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 (

iPhone SE review


A perfectly palm-friendly phone

Great power ; Longer battery than 5S ; Lower price

Tired design ; Old, old screen technology ; Rattling home key

Apple's really dialled back the screen and design to hit the price point - but it's still a brilliant phone for the subset of people that still crave a small phone.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (

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 (

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

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Apple iPhone SE review


With the same design and 4in screen, the iPhone SE brings the iPhone 5S bang up to date, and at a price that's a lot more affordable than an iPhone 6S. Here's our iPhone SE review

The SE is what many iPhone fans have been asking for, and it's a great upgrade if you're still using an iPhone 5. For 5S owners, things aren't quite as clear cut. If you're not happy with the 5S's performance, the SE should solve that problem. However,...

Mar, 2017
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