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Apple iPhone SE 1 (2016) Phone Technical Specifications

Apple iPhone SE 1 (2016) Phone Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPhone
  • CPU 1.84 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A "Twister"
  • RAM 2 GB LPDDR4
  • Storage 16/32/64/128 GB
  • Display 4.0" 640x1136 pixels
  • Camera 12MP 2160p
  • OS iOS (iPhone OS) 9.3.2, up to iOS 15.5

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Apple iPhone SE (1st Generation) Review and Features

The first-generation iPhone SE (also known as iPhone SE 1 or iPhone SE 2016; the SE on iPhones is an initial for Special Edition) is a smartphone that was designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

It is part of the 9th generation of the iPhone alongside the higher-end iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Pre-orders began on March 24, 2016, and were officially released on March 31, 2016, alongside the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It was re-released on March 24, 2017, with larger storage capacities.

The iPhone SE shares the same physical design and dimensions as iPhone 5S and has upgraded internal hardware, including the newer Apple A9 system-on-chip, greater battery capacity, and a 12-megapixel rear camera that can record up to 4K video at 30 frames per second. Like the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE can shoot Live Photos and has features like Retina Flash and the option to have Hey Siri activated without the need to be plugged into a power source.

The iPhone SE was discontinued by Apple on September 12, 2018. The 1st generation SE, alongside the 6S and 6S Plus, are the only iPhones to be supported through seven major versions of iOS, from iOS 9 to iOS 15.

Its successor, the second-generation iPhone SE, was announced on April 15, 2020, and released on April 24, 2020.

iPhone SE incorporates the Apple A9 system-on-chip (SoC) with an M9 motion coprocessor and supports near-field communication for Apple Pay. It was originally released with 16 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. It features a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with the ability to record 2160p (4K) video at 30 frames per second and slow-motion with 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps options. The camera lacks optical image stabilization.

Unlike the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the SE does not include 3D Touch, the updated faster second-generation Touch ID sensor from the 6s and 6s Plus or its barometer. Still, photos with 6.5 megapixels (3412×1920) can be captured during video recording.

On March 21, 2017, Apple announced that it would double the storage for these models at the same launch prices. The upgraded models were released on March 24, 2017, with 32 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.

The first-generation iPhone SE should not be confused with the iPhone (1st generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), or iPhone SE (3rd generation).

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Models A1662 (US model) A1723 (Sprint and in most countries) A1724 (China Mobile model), iPhone8,4
Announced 21 March, 2016
Released 31 March, 2016
Status Discontinued
Predecessor Apple iPhone 5C
Successor Apple iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
Slogan A big step for small.
Generation 9th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 58.6 mm (millimeters)
5.86 cm (centimeters)
0.192 ft (feet)
2.307 in (inches)
Height 123.8 mm (millimeters)
12.38 cm (centimeters)
0.406 ft (feet)
4.874 in (inches)
Thickness 7.6 mm (millimeters)
0.76 cm (centimeters)
0.025 ft (feet)
0.299 in (inches)
Volume 55.14 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
3.35 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 113 g (grams)
0.25 lbs (pounds)
3.99 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass)
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Rose Gold
Gold
Silver
Space Gray

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (A1723)
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz (A1723)
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (A1662)
LTE 2600 MHz (A1723)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (A1723)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (A1723)
LTE AWS (B4)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE 700 MHz APT (B28) (A1723)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29) (A1662)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Size 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24-bit (16.76 million colors) LCD
Aspect Ratio 1.775:1
Display area (~60.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 326 pixels per inch (PPI)
Touch Screen Multi-touch touchscreen display
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
800:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Full sRGB standard
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Alert Types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio jack 3.5mm jack, 16-bit/44.1kHz audio
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Earpiece
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Main cameras Sony IMX315 Exmor RS
12 MP
Sensor size 4.8 x 3.6 mm (millimeters)
0.24 in (inches)
Pixel size 1.19 µm (micrometers)
0.001190 mm (millimeters)
Crop factor 7.21
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length and 35mm equivalent 4.02 mm (millimeters) 29 mm (millimeters) *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses 5
Flash type Dual LED
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Sensor type - RGBW
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 240 fps

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras OmniVision OV2E0BNN
1.2 MP
Sensor type CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Aperture f/2.4
Image Resolution 2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features 1.2 MP
Retina flash
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 9.3, upgradable to iOS 15.5
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. iPhone OS UI

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A9 APL0898, Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
SoC Process Technology 14 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 1.84 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A "Twister"
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1840 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 64 KB + 64 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 3072 KB (kilobytes)
3 MB (megabytes)
Level 3 cache memory (L3) 8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GT7600
GPU cores 6
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2 GB
RAM Type LPDDR4 SDRAM
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16/32/64/128 GB NAND connected via NVMe
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
MiMO
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Speed HSPA, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser <strong>Web Browser => </strong> a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages. (Safari)

Messaging

SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes (threaded view)
MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user. Yes
IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet. Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 1624 mAh 3.82 V 6.21 W⋅h
Placement Non-removable
Standby <strong>Standby Time</strong> is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery. Up to 240 h (3G)
Talk Time <strong>Talk Time</strong> is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 14 hours on 3G
Music Play Up to 50 hours

Prices (Prices are estimated and varies by capacity)

Price in (USA) $ $44
Price in (Bangladesh)৳ ৳ 10,900
Price in (Canada) CA$579.00 - CA$789.00
Price in (Dubai/UAE) د.إ AED 1549
Price in (India) ₹ ₹16,999
Price in (Iraq) ع.د IQD 249,480
Price in (Nigeria) ₦ NGN 72,240
Price in (Tanzania) TSh TZS 391,608
Price in Australia A$99.00 - A$175.00
Price in France €2,022.00

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