Apple iPhone SE gaining good reviews especially on improved battery performance


While we still wait for the Apple iPhone SE arrival in Malaysia (God knows when), Apple has provided several iPhone SE review units to some well known publications such as TechRadar, The Independent, iMore, The Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, and Mashable. The reviews and first impressions are positive so far, mostly praising the device's powerful hardwares, especially smartphone's improved batttery life; since Apple smartphones are known to not able to last a day. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, they are impressed with the iPhone SE's battery life which beats the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6s, but criticizes the unoriginal design.

“The standout news is battery life. Unlike many other recent Apple products, the iPhone SE's is a significant improvement over its predecessors'. In my lab stress test, which cycles through websites with uniform screen brightness, the SE lasted 10 hours--more than two hours longer than both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s, and nearly three hours longer than the Galaxy S7. [...]  

The iPhone SE is a win for ergonomic choice, but Apple doesn't score any points for originality. The new phone is nearly indistinguishable from the three-year-old iPhone 5s, which is a hair thicker and less pleasantly rounded than Apple's more recent designs. (The SE even fits in most existing 5s cases.)"

Besides that, other good points of having the iPhone SE is the 4-inch size appeal yet carrying powerful specifications, like the A9 chipset and 12MP iSight camera, and the affordable price tag of $399 (around RM1611) for the 16GB version and $499 (around RM2012).

Pre-orders for the iPhone SE has already started in the US just recently at midnight and will be available on 31 March. According to the event, 110 countries will have the iPhone SE at the end of May so hopefully Malaysia is in that list. Stay tuned for more news at and we will keep an eye on the availability.


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