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89
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

It's clear that the iPhone SE isn't for people like me: people who have embraced the advent of more spacious screens despite the weird bulges they form in our collective jeans pockets. When you look at the SE as a newcomer's iPhone, though, it all sort of makes sense. It's pretty cheap -- an enticing proposition for people finally ditching their flip phones. Its small size will also appeal to people who stopped upgrading their iPhones when they started getting too big. And most important, it's powerful. Apple fans itching for more of a game changer should sit tight until September; this thing was never meant for you. But if you're looking for a first-rate smartphone that won't break the bank -- or your hand -- the iPhone SE deserves a spot on your short list.
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Scores

Engadget

89
 

User Reviews

90
Tasteless
I bought it for a "small" phone and it does the work. Great!
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80
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

75
 

Battery life

96
 

Camera

86
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

92
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

Critic

80
 

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Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

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79
 
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Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

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User

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