The iPhone SE is the strongest attack on Android so far
The iPhone SE features the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring Live Photos and 4K video, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. So, instead of going down with features in a smaller body - as any other phone manufacturer will do - Apple managed to pack in the latest technology with no compromise.
The iPhone SE looks like the iPhone 5 but this is not a step back. In fact, there's no reason to have every device radically different: if it works, it works. And the iPhone SE works in hand very well. It's compact, not so slippery as the iPhone 6, and thanks to departure from "It must be thinner!" philosophy, there is enough room inside for all amenities an advance smartphone should have these days.
The iPhone SE with its 4-inch design was not made just because of money and for the sake of having a cheaper device that's more accessible to larger groups of users - like those in China and India. It fits very well in any hand that's not huge and any normal pocket. While other manufacturers embraced "make it bigger" philosophy, Apple went the other way, at least for now, and it is true that no everybody wants phablets for which you almost need another bag to carry it around.
Apple managed to do what investors were demanding for some time now: Give us a cheaper iPhone. But, it made it its way. The price of $399 is low enough to consider it if you want a smaller but powerful smartphone, and it's not far from no-name $200 Android phones made from generic parts and, in some cases, of very dubious quality. The iPhone SE is the strongest attack on Android so far, and if we were Google we'd be very worried. ■
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