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
  • 1,400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide colour 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 Resistance3
  • Rated IP67 (maximum depth of
    1 metre for up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Camera
  • 12-megapixel Wide camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom at up to 5×
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono and High-Key Mono)
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • Six-element lens
  • LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
  • Advanced red-eye correction
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • 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 at up to 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilisation for video
  • Digital zoom at up to 3×
  • LED True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilisation
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (4K, 1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording
Front Camera
  • 7-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Portrait mode with advanced bokeh and Depth Control
  • Portrait Lighting with six effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono and High-Key Mono)
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
Touch ID
  • Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac

Learn more about Apple Pay

Mobile 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)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

  • Gigabit LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA4
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve
Location
  • Built-in GPS/GNSS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mobile data
  • iBeacon microlocation
Video Calling5
  • FaceTime video calling over a mobile network or Wi-Fi
Audio Calling5
  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)4
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, HDR10 and HLG
  • Up to 4K HDR AirPlay for mirroring, photos and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV6
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through the 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 favourite 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
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 20W adapter or higher (sold separately)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers)10
  • Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter
Sensors
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Barometer
  • Three‑axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Operating System
  • iOS 14
    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 14

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone. 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
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
  • Back Tap
Built-in Apps
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips and the Apple Store app are preinstalled.

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 or later, using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through to macOS Mojave 10.14.6, using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later, using iTunes 12.10.10 or later (a free download from itunes.com/nz/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 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

Languages
Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, 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, US), 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, Gaelic, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili, Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Odia, Pashto, Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), 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 autocorrection

Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Bangla, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Chinese — Simplified (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese — Traditional (Pinyin QWERTY), Chinese — Traditional (Zhuyin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Japan), English (Singapore), English (UK), English (US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Dutch (Belgium), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese (Kana), Japanese (Romaji), Korean (2-Set), Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Persian, Persian (Afghanistan), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Tamil (Anjal), Tamil (Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

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

QuickType keyboard support with multilingual input

English (US), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), Chinese — Simplified (Pinyin), Chinese — Traditional (Pinyin), French (France), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Latin)

QuickType keyboard support with contextual suggestions

English (US), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (Singapore), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Austria), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Najdi), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Russian, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Republic of Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China (mainland)), 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, US), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, US), 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, Macau), 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 (UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Bilingual dictionary support

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

Thesaurus

English (UK, US)

Spell check

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

Apple Pay supported regions

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China (mainland)13, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US, Vatican City

In the Box
  • iPhone with iOS 14
  • USB-C to Lightning Cable
  • Documentation

iPhone and the Environment

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

Learn more

iPhone SE is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact14:

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine15
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • Enclosure made with recyclable, low-carbon aluminium
  • 35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy-efficient

  • Meets US 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 landfill16
  • All final assembly suppliers are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fibre packaging

Learn more

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