iPhone SE Review- iPhone enters the Mid-tier market


It’s often been said that Samsung and Huawei have more sales than Apple because they engage with the mid-tier market. Well, all that is about to change with the iPhone SE.

This April, Apple released its first phone of the year and something is different. The iPhone SE is a mid-tier phone, something that’s almost unknown to the Apple brand. The iPhone SE is also priced at $399 (#150,000). That’s really low for an iPhone.

How does the iPhone SE look like?

Well, the iPhone SE is a bit interesting to describe. In fact, it takes us back in time to the design of the iPhone 5 and yet looks a lot like the iPhone 8.

It comes with a 4.7-inch display. This is capped off by thick bezels at both ends of the screen. It imitates the iPhone 8 with the all-glass body. This is held together by a band. This band matches the color of the iPhone contributing to a sleeker look.

What color is it available in?

The iPhone SE comes in about 3 different colors. You can get this new phone in red, white or black. This ensures that users have more options.

Impressive Features of the iPhone SE

It comes with several features that are similar to the bigger flagship phones of Apple. Here are a few of them.

Dust and Water Resistance

You’re not going to miss out on the occasional swim with this phone. Packing an IP67 resistance to both dust and water, it can last in water (3 feet) for at least 30 minutes.

This means that you don’t have to worry about water exposure, splashes, and dust that can’t be avoided. However, you should remember that Apple does not provide any form of warranty for water damage.

ID Security

If you’re a fan of the Face ID, you’d have to endure as this phone doesn’t offer that feature. It comes with the Apple Touch ID that is normal these days. In the place of a Face ID, you get a home button that integrates a fingerprint scanner.

The Touch ID offers amazing security features and is the key to purchase Apps on the phone. It also open apps that are protected by passwords.


The golden boy of the Apple brand- the A13 Bionic processor chip retains its position here. This A13 Bionic is also the processor on the iPhone 11 pro as well as the 11 pro max. Apple refers to it as as the fastest chip ever.

Storage Space

With the iPhone SE, you get a lot of options. It has the 64GB version as well as 128 and 265 GB storage space.


Source: imore.com

This is considered to be the holy grail of Apple phones. The iPhone SE comes with the same technology present in the 11 and 11 Pro. This means this phone takes better pictures than the iPhone 8.

However, it comes with just a single-lens camera that packs 12 megapixels. It also comes with f/1.8 aperture backed up with a wide color capture and optical image stabilization. Further, Apple considers it to be the best single-lens camera in the world.

The front camera also comes with a 7-mega pixel camera. The camera packs an f/2.2 aperture.


If you are wondering if it comes with portrait mode, it does! Despite donning just one camera, it is compatible with portrait mode and depth control. Also, remember that depth control gives you better control over the amount of blur. The combination of both features gives you the perfect mixture of detail and blur.

The portrait and depth control is available for both front and rear cameras.

Battery Life and Charging

The battery life is similar to that of the iPhone 5 and 8 as it comes with just 1,821 mAh. You can expect it to last for 8 hours when streaming videos and 40 hours when playing audio or music.

This phone also comes with fast charging. It can charge completely within an hour. However, if you want to use the fast charge feature, you’d have to get the USB-C charger and adapter. That costs a combined fee of $49 (#18,500)

Buying an iPhone SE in Nigeria- is it worth it?

The iPhone SE seems to be perfect for Nigeria. Its best-seller is its low price. It goes for less than half the price of the iPhone Pro Max.

The iPhone SE is the perfect smartphone for all Apple fans in Nigeria


While the iPhone SE seems perfect, there are some minor setbacks to look out for. Hence, it’s necessary to take a look at some pros and cons of the iPhone SE as they affect Nigeria.


  • Cost-effective
  • Beautiful design
  • Top-quality camera
  • Dust and water resistance
  • Portrait mode


  • The price of the USB-C for fast charging is very high
  • The presence of COVID-19 may lead to a delay in deliveries.

Final Thoughts

The iPhone SE is the perfect phone for all Apple fans in Nigeria. It’s low price and amazing features gives even the iPhone 11 pro max a run for its money.

We believe that you’d be getting real value if you go for this product.


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