Apple iPhone SE (2022) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Apple iPhone SE (2022) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Apple iPhone SE (2022) Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2022, March 08
  • Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 144 g
  • Screen: 4.7", Retina IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 7 MP
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2018 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Apple iPhone SE (2022)
Release date 2022, March 08
Dimensions (HxWxD) 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm | 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in
Weight 144 g | 5.08 oz
Body build Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Red
Battery 2018 mAh, Li-Ion , non-removable
Approximate price480 EUR
Technology Retina IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4.7" inc
Screen area 60.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio65.4%
Screen resolution 750 x 1334 px
PPI /points per inch/ 326 PPI
Screen protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
Other - Wide color gamut
-625 nits (typ)
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
Functions Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS, stereo sound rec.
DxOMark Main Score118
DxOMark Photo128
DxOMark Video109
Front camera, selfie 7 MP, Single
Specifications 7 MP, f/2.2
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS
Operating system OS iOS 15.4, upgradable to iOS 15.4.1
Chipset - Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
Processor CPU
- Hexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4x1.82 GHz Blizzard)
Graphics processor GPU - Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
Antutu 9 score723852
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.98 W/kg (head) 0.99 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 1.20 W/kg (head) 1.19 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min
-Qi wireless charging 7.5W
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
-Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
- Also known as Apple iPhone SE3, Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation)

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Apple iPhone SE (2022) Review

iPhone SE 2022 is a model whose appearance on the market provokes conflicting opinions. The huge frames, the presence of a camera, the small battery and the design, which seems to have remained unchanged since 2014, contribute to this. However, whether this is a "dinosaur", you will find out in the following lines. iPhone SE 2022 has a bunch of advantages that make it a worthy contender for your attention.


If you compare the iPhone SE 2022 and its predecessor from 2020, you will notice that they differ in color. Simultaneous red, for example, is now quite different. In terms of compactness, it is preserved. iPhone SE 2022 is a real example of a comfortable small phone. The front and back are covered with glass, and the sides - with an aluminum frame. As a result, the device is thin and light. This feels best if you hold the iPhone 13 Pro in your hands. The difference is palpable.

iPhone SE 2022 impresses with its curved edges, no sharp elements and protection against water and dust according to IP67 standard. Ie do not be afraid to drop the device in the pool. He will survive!


The screen of the iPhone SE 2022 has excellent picture quality, superb brightness and colors that look as natural as possible. However, 4.7 inches will certainly not be to everyone's liking. Many users are accustomed to watching content on a screen with a diagonal of at least 6 inches. However, to be compact, the iPhone SE 2022 cannot offer such a thing. It is worth noting that it is also not equipped with an image refresh rate of 120 Hz. There is no trace of OLED.

In the iPhone SE 2022 you also get a Touch ID. After so many years, technology has reached the level of perfectionism. It works instantly and accurately. This is one of the best protections on a smartphone.


This parameter is one of the most characteristic of Apple phones. That is why it is viewed quite strictly by specialists. iPhone SE 2022 is based on the latest Apple A15 Bionic system. It is a guarantee that the smartphone has a pretty decent power reserve and will meet your expectations for a long time. You will also receive regular updates.

RAM is sufficient. You will have a fast and smooth operation of the operating system, which is iOS 15.

This Apple model is available in three modifications - with 4GB of RAM and storage, which varies from 64 to 256 GB. When buying the device, carefully consider your needs. The company has not provided the opportunity for more storage through a separate memory card slot.

Among the main reasons to bet on the iPhone SE 2022 is the support of 5G networks.


As a budget model among iPhones, the iPhone SE 2022 offers more cutting-edge photographic capabilities. Its main camera is 12-megapixel, wide-angle with PDAF and optical stabilization. It is complemented by a quadruple LED flash. The front camera in turn is also single. It is based on a 7-megapixel module.

For the quality of the photos you can be grateful for the new chipset and post-processing. In good light the results will be more than good. After all, this is an Apple product. For more you can see the iPhone 13 model.

As for the regimes, we need to clarify some of them. If you remember, there was no special night mode in the iPhone SE 2020. He is absent here as well. Instead, the user received Deep Fusion, HDR 4 and various shooting styles that help save time from post-processing.

With the iPhone SE 2022 with limited light source, photo quality is slightly lower. In portrait mode, you can see how post-processing effectively highlights where the person in the photo is. The software works flawlessly. The colors are also flawless.

Compared to its predecessor from 2020, iPhone SE 2022 will delight you with better quality photos with the front camera. The texture of the skin is perfectly preserved. No smearing effect.

Among the strengths is video recording.

Autonomous work

iPhone SE 2022 has a battery with a capacity of 2018 mAh. With active use, you will have a charge until the end of the day.

From the presentation of Apple we know that this model has a battery life of 2 hours longer than that of the older model. This comparison was made in order to use the device in video viewing mode.

The smartphone supports fast charging technology with a power of 20W. With its help you will have a new 50% battery in just half an hour. There is also a function for wireless charging with a power of 7.5W.


iPhone SE 2022 is a smartphone that is suitable for anyone who wants to have an iPhone, but is not ready to pay the full amount for the most modern model. It is a good choice if you want to check if you are ready to switch from Android to iOS.

The device is impeccably made, extremely compact and with a perfect picture. It has excellent protection against dust and water, a super fast fingerprint scanner and Siri.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Apple iPhone SE (2022) was around 480 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2022, March 08.
The weight of the Apple iPhone SE (2022) is 144 g.
The screen size of the Apple iPhone SE (2022) is 4.7" inches.
The size of the Apple iPhone SE (2022) is 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power key until the power icon appears, then drag it to the right.
To restart the phone, quickly press and release the volume up key, then the volume down key, and finally press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release it. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume up button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.