The historical decision by Apple Inc.., to go for a smaller and a power packed flagship, baffled the whole world at the last press meet which unveiled what came to be known as iPhone SE. At a glance, it isn’t hard to confuse the latest model to that of iPhone 5 ( released a couple of years ago ) what with the similar screen resolution and aesthetic build quality. But then this , packs greater processing capabilities within it’s body. With almost all the digital players going for larger, bigger phones ( rumour has it that OnePlus might go a step ahead and release a 6.2 inch screen later this year ), does this brave decision work for Apple? Let’s find out :
Here’s Our Review For It :
Introduction : Nearly all the things that make an iPhone 6s an iPhone 6s are back, just squeezed into a iPhone 5 body. Apple could have gone the cost-conscious route and given us an iPhone 6 in a smaller body. The A9 chipset (with its M9 motion-tracking processor) found in the SE is a dead ringer for the one in Apple’s current flagship iPhones, from its clock speed to the 2GB of RAM it’s paired with.
Build : The iPhone SE is as light and well built as the 5s was two years ago, with few physical differences to speak of. The entry level packs in 16 GB ( for around $399 or Rs. 27000 ) and comes with 64 GB ( for an ask price of around $499 or Rs. 33,000 ). But then 16GB version feels a bit too lowly to pay for isn’t it? The phone runs at a resolution of 1,136 x 640, which also means the math still works out to a pixel density of 326ppi (same as the iPhone 6s)
Hardware And Software : However, people who have been used to unlocking their iPhone with fingerprint access, are welcomed easily as they do have that as well. The feature is missing in this version. The single speaker tucked into the SE’s bottom edge is punchier than I expected, especially with highs and mids. You’ll still want a pair of headphones for any kind of long-term listening. The most notable addition is Night Shift, a feature that can automatically warm up the screen’s color temperature to ease eyestrain at night. You can now also lock specific entries in the Notes app; opening them requires a pin or a password. Meanwhile, the Health app now highlights software that pipes in movement and nutrition data, which is especially nice on the SE; its smaller size makes it a more pleasant workout buddy.
Camera : Thanks to the Transitive Property of Component Transplantation, the iPhone SE’s camera is great, too. Actually, it’s better than the 6s’s camera. All you really need to know is that the iPhone SE is capable of capturing some remarkably detailed, nicely colored photos. The iPhone SE also shoots 4K video, which generally looks smooth and evenly exposed, even when tracking moving subjects. First, the iPhone SE supports shooting Live Photos, moving images that add a little flair and context to your shots. SE also has its Retina Flash, which lights up the screen to add some extra brightness.
Performance : The combination of Apple’s current-gen A9 chipset with 2GB of RAM is enough to keep things running smoothly, from swiping through home screens to switching between apps to firing up graphically intensive games. For the first time in years, you can buy a 4-inch iPhone without feeling like you’ve had to sacrifice performance for size. After pulling the SE off its charger in the morning, it would make it through 11-hour days with between 30 and 40 percent of its charge left. Turning to our video rundown test (looping an HD video with WiFi on and the screen brightness set to 50 percent), the iPhone SE hung around for 13 hours and 40 minutes.
Verdict : A candybar for everyone Apple and hating the big screen onslaught. That’s the idea behind this, and that is the thing which will make it work. Smaller size bigger punch is the deal here.
( Courtesy : Chris Velazco @Engadget )