The iPhone SE

Well, here it goes. Apple recently announced the launch of the iPhone SE, most of us thought it would be called the iPhone 5 SE, but it seems the 5 was dropped to just call it the SE.

Personally having taken a look at the device, it seems like an iPhone 5S. Apple claims that the power and performance of the iPhone 6S has been packed into the little form factor of the original iPhone 5S. 

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In a market dominated by large screen devices it seemed that Apple was following the footsteps of Samsung and making devices just bigger in size. However, in my opinion I feel that the iPhone SE is a good addition to the market IF you are getting your first iPhone, and not just upgrading from the iPhone 5S to the iPhone SE (why would anyone do that?)

Apple claims it to be the 'most powerful 4 inch phone ever' and goes on to further state that 'To create it, we started with a beloved design, then reinvented it from the inside out'. Well yes, it was from inside out as it is just the components that are INSIDE that's improved. 'The A9 is the same advanced chip used in iPhone 6s. The 12‑megapixel camera captures incredible photos and 4K videos. And Live Photos bring your images to life. The result is an iPhone that looks small. But lives large'. Very powerful statements by Apple who seems to be targeting a market of iPhone fanatics just looking for a powerful device at a smaller size.

Moving on to the camera, as the iPhone SE uses the same camera found on the iPhone 6S, users will get the 12 mega pixel iSight Camera which also has the capability of 4K video. The phone also features live photos (which I don't find very interesting to be honest, but some people do happen to like it)

The device also features Apple Pay, and claims to have faster LTE and Wi-Fi. According to Apple, the iPhone SE is capable of up to 19 LTE bands and speeds of over 150Mbps (network dependent). Over Wi-Fi the device is capable of reaching speeds of 433Mbps. As the devices supports voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling this should be great when making calls when your low on carrier network coverage.

Apples official specs could be found at http://www.apple.com/iphone-se/specs/ 

Await more updates on the iPhone SE!

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