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Unique Features of Apple’s Cheapest iPhone: iPhone SE

Over the years, Apple has set the trend of premium products and hardware. Its patented iOS is distinguished as an operating system that sets an invisible boundary between android users. That said, Apple makes a wide variety of products and they are praised for the features they are made with. From its crystal-clear camera to the seemingly flawless navigation, Apple is truly a premium provider of quality phones and hardware. One of its unique creations includes the iPhone SE. This iPhone is Apple’s entry-level iPhone, which has a relatively lower price than the corresponding iPhone models. 

Even though it is the most basic iPhone, it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth buying because it still packs a punch, even in 2022! The iPhone SE has been updated and it’s now much faster than it was before. It’s also lighter, slimmer, and better looking than ever before. Even though the iPhone SE is larger than the iPhone 5s, it has a sleeker appearance. This new version has several updates including an A13 Bionic chipset which gives the device lots of power at only $499 or about 26,000 PHP. 

What does this mean for you? Well, you’ll notice speeds are much faster which will help open apps, surf the web and send texts quickly!

If you’re planning to buy or already have one, here are some unique features you should know about your phone. 

Portrait Mode

If you owned an iPhone 6, 6S, 7, or 8, then you’ve never experienced the joy of taking a photo with a shallow depth of field, also known as Portrait Mode. It can turn your mundane background into a creamy, blurry wonderland. To top it off, this feature also allows you to easily and quickly remove unwanted objects like trash bins and nearby cars from your photo. Not only does this keep our snapshots looking clean, but it can be quite useful for when you want to take a nice picture of yourself and not have to worry about pesky things like large branches obstructing your view or distracting backgrounds ruining the shot. The iPhone SE gets all the same portrait lighting effects as the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Therefore, you get some of the sought-after features of the more expensive iPhones at a relatively cheaper price. 

Quick Take 

Another cool feature of the SE is starting a video without going into the Video app. From the Camera app, simply click and hold on the shutter button to start filming and let it go when you’re done! Your recording will be saved automatically in your camera roll once you stop recording. If you have been taking a long video that began as a quick take and wants to switch modes, just drag your finger from the shutter button to the lock icon on the right-hand corner of your screen.


The best but the least flashy feature that you could have from an SE is its SmartHDR photo processing. The unique setting enables you to capture a scene with lots of shadows and bright lights. It has been one of Apple’s computational dynamic range software that shouts “ you get what you paid for”. 

Battery life

The iPhone SE features a longer battery life than its predecessor for several reasons. The major improvement comes from the A15 chip, which makes it possible for users to stream videos for 10 hours straight and listen to the audio for 50 hours before needing to recharge. Additionally, the phone can reach 50 percent in 30 minutes via wireless charging with the use of a compatible power adapter or higher. 

Key Takeaway

Apple is known for its high-end products but it also has its budget-friendly phones and the newest in the family is the iPhone SE. It has a 4-inch screen and runs on the Apple iOS 9.3.5. It is supposed to be a cheaper version of the iPhone 6. It comes in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB in space. It also features Apple Pay and also has a new home button that gives you haptic feedback. It also has a fingerprint scanner and even though it is smaller than its predecessors, it has a 12-megapixel rear camera. It is very lightweight and is supposed to be very fast so that those who want to switch to the Apple ecosystem can do so at a cheaper price. It is a phone that is designed with the modern-day consumer in mind. Other features include a front camera of 5 MP and a battery life of up to 14 hours of talk time.

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