Released in March 2022, the latest iPhone lineup brings with it a whole host of exciting features to explore, from the powerful A15 Bionic chipset to the latest iOS 15 features. Discover what makes iPhone SE (3rd Gen) such a sought-after smartphone and find out more about its ground-breaking features below.
1) Design & display
As you hold the brand-new iPhone SE, you immediately notice the ergonomic comfort that’s provided. Designed with a 4.7-inch display, the iPhone SE sits comfortably in the palm of your hand - so you can text, tweet, and scroll effortlessly. On top of that, a Retina HD display of this quality makes watching your film on Netflix an immersive experience and is brimming with vibrant on-screen colours.
iPhone SE also uses a True Tone display that adjusts the colour and brightness of your screen to match your surroundings. This makes the screens glare easier on your eyes, great for those late-night reading sessions.
On top of that, the IP67 dust and water resistance rating will protect your smartphone from everyday wear and tear, so you have extra peace of mind when it comes to the occasional spill or stumble.
2) Single-lens camera
iPhone SE is equipped with a dynamic 12 MP single-lens rear camera, meaning that you can capture a range of professional-grade photographs, from beautiful landscape shots to large family photos. Thanks to Panorama mode, you can get the entirety of your surroundings in one shot – useful for when you’re on holiday.
There’s also an impressive 7 MP front-facing camera for you to make full use of – perfect for selfies and quick snaps. Plus, the results are in HDR quality too, which means you’ll have 'instaworthy' content in stunning definition.
Meanwhile, the advanced Deep Fusion feature processes every tiny pixel in a photograph, and then optimises its texture and details – ideal for aspiring photographers. Plus, the SE offers Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, allowing you to incorporate a little artistic flair into your content. Take full advantage of six unique effects, including Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, and High Key Light Mono.
3) iOS 15
Conveniently, the latest iOS 15 update is pre-downloaded on iPhone SE, which means you have a whole host of brand-new features to explore. One highlight is the brilliant Live Text feature that allows you to grab text from an image you’ve taken, and then place it into another app, whether that’s into Maps or Google. It’s quick, simple, and makes sharing information seamless.
Another feature that’s got us talking is SharePlay. This enables you and a friend to watch a film or listen to music during a FaceTime session – all from the same device. Just swipe out from the main FaceTime interface and open any app you’ve downloaded that supports SharePlay. That’s not all, you can even share your screen so that the FaceTime recipient can see exactly what you’re seeing on your iPhone. This makes sharing content easier than ever; you’ll never need to take a screenshot again.
4) Li-Ion mAh Battery
Whilst the exact size of the battery is yet to be revealed, Apple claims there are significant improvements to iPhone SE’s battery life due to ‘internal design updates’, as well as being fitted with the more efficient A15 Bionic chipset.
What’s more, iPhone SE has fast charging capabilities with a compatible 20W charger (sold separately), and according to Apple, can reach 50% in just 30 minutes. That means you’ll have more time listening to your favourite podcast, and less time waiting around for charge.
5) A15 Bionic chip
The lightning-fast performance of iPhone SE is all down to the outstanding A15 Bionic chip. A processor this powerful makes it possible for you to multitask with ease, having the potential to handle graphics-intensive games, as well as other demanding applications lag-free.
The new iPhone SE is also 5G-compatible, so you can expect a higher performance and increased efficiency. Listen to your curated Tidal playlist without any lagging or freezing, perfect for those who commute to work.
Great news for any keen gamers, iPhone SE’s 5G connection enables you to enjoy faster gaming speeds too, allowing you to game on the go with minimal disruption, and in super smooth quality.