iPhone SE Tech Specs

 
iPhone SE
Finish

Black, White,

Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
Width:
  • 67.3 mm
  • (2.65 inches)
Height:
  • 138.4 mm
  • (5.45 inches)
Depth:
  • 7.3 mm
  • (0.29 inch)
Weight:

148 grams (5.22 ounces)

Display
  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • Haptic Touch
  • 625 nits max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability
Chip
  • A13 Bionic chip
  • Third‑generation Neural Engine
Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant3
  • Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Camera
  • 12MP Wide camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • LED True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
Front Camera
  • 7MP camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono, High-Key Mono)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
Touch ID
  • Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Learn more about Apple Pay

Cellular and Wireless

Model A2296*

  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • CDMA EV‑DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO and LAA4
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve
Location
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon microlocation
Video Calling5
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
Audio Calling5
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
  • Wi‑Fi calling4
Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE‑AAC, HE‑AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Stereo playback
  • User‑configurable maximum volume limit
Video Playback
  • Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)6
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6
Siri7
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get intelligent suggestions on your Lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType, and more
  • Activate hands‑free with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
  • Use your voice to run shortcuts from your favorite apps

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

Home/
Touch ID sensor

Volume up/down

Ring/Silent

Side button

Built‑in stereo speaker

Lightning connector

Built‑in microphone

Built‑in

stereo speaker Built‑in microphone

Power and Battery8

Lasts about the same as iPhone 8

Video playback:
  • Up to 13 hours
Video playback (streamed):
  • Up to 8 hours
Audio playback:
  • Up to 40 hours
Fast‑charge capable:
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 minutes9 with 18W adapter or higher (sold separately)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Sensors
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System
  • iOS 13
    iOS is the world’s most personal and secure mobile operating system, packed with powerful features that help you get the most out of every day.

See what’s new in iOS 13

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone SE. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device. Learn more

Features include:
  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
Built-in Apps
Free Apps from Apple

Apple Store, Clips, GarageBand, iMovie, iTunes U, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages apps are preinstalled.

Headphones

EarPods with Lightning Connector

SIM Card
  • Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)11
  • iPhone SE is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids
  • M3, T4
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics; .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access12
  • Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:
  • macOS Catalina 10.15 using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10 or later (free download from apple.com/hk/en/itunes/download)
Environmental Requirements
Operating ambient temperature:

0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)

Nonoperating temperature:

−20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)

Relative humidity:

5% to 95% noncondensing

Operating altitude:

tested up to 3000 m (10,000 feet)

Languages
Language support

English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili (Bangla), Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Thesaurus

English (UK, U.S.)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box
  • iPhone with iOS 13
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone and the Environment

We take responsibility for the environmental footprint of our products throughout their life cycle.

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iPhone SE is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:13

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine14
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • Enclosure made with recyclable, low-carbon aluminum
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • Meets U.S. Department of Energy requirements for battery charger systems

Smarter chemistry

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free display
  • BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Final assembly supplier sites do not generate any waste sent to landfill15
  • All final assembly suppliers are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

Apple Trade In

Letting go of your old device is easy with Apple Trade In. If it’s in good shape, you can trade it in for Apple Store credit. If it’s not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you. Good for you. Good for the planet.

See how it works

Learn more

Read the iPhone SE Environmental Report for detailed information on its environmental performance.

Get credit toward a new iPhone SE.

With Apple Trade In, you can get credit toward iPhone SE when you trade in your current iPhone or Android smartphone.** Trade in multiple devices for even more credit. It’s good for you and the planet.

Learn more about Apple trade in

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