The year 2016 is still very young, but there are already plenty of talking points with respect to the smartphone industry.
Samsung and Apple have already started the year with Galaxy S7 and iPhone SE respectively. These two companies form one of the fiercest rivalries in the tech world and not it seems Apple wants to take it down to the last minute.
Cupertino has previously been “scared” of the developing world given that its premium-looking devices were only meant to appeal the developed world. However, recent market trends have proved otherwise, with China and India, among other regions, emerging as key markets for the American smartphone maker.
Apple now has its own mid-range device in the market in the shape of iPhone SE. Although it’s small in nature and more affordable than any other iPhone with similar capabilities on offer, the phone appears to be the best in one major area that has become a huge concern for all smartphone owners – battery life.
iPhone SE battery life vs. the rest
As things look, battery life is going to be a key difference that comes between the small-sized iPhone and a number of other expensive alternatives, including the iPhone 6S and the newly released Samsung Galaxy S7.
When put under stress tests with respect to screen brightness, the Wall Street Journal reports that the new iPhone SE withstood up to 8 hours. When compared to the iPhone 6S, the smaller phone exceeded last year’s model by up to 2 hours. Usually, screen-on time and wireless connections are considered as two of the biggest battery hogs for smartphone users.
When compared to the Galaxy S7, the iPhone SE bettered the former by more than 3 hours. The Galaxy S7 comes with a screen size of 5.1 inches compared to the 4 inches of the iPhone SE. In addition, the Galaxy device uses QHD Super AMOLED technology, which is considered better at battery management than the IPS LCD used on the iPhone, however, tests show otherwise.
Despite being better with battery life, the screen of the iPhone SE is considered inferior to the iPhone 6S. It is smaller in size and contrast, has less resolution and lacks the 3D Touch feature. Other than these, the new iPhone comes with almost everything that is packed in the iPhone 6S, including the latest A9 chipset, support for Apple Pay and a 12MP iSight camera on the rear.
The iPhone SE is already available for preorders starting from $399 for the base model.