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Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE

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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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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
422
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
IOS
422
321
Yes

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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.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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89
 

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