5 features you don’t get with the iPhone SE


Apple on Monday announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Despite its smaller size (and price), the iPhone SE boasts nearly all of the features of Apple’s flagship iPhone 6S. It features the same A9 and M9 processors as the iPhone 6S, for example, along with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, Live Photos, Touch ID, NFC and Hey Siri.

13 High contrast ratio

The iPhone SE’s smaller display also offers a lower contrast ratio to that of the iPhone 6S. Apple lists the contrast ratio of the iPhone 6S as 1,400:1 and only 800:1 for the iPhone SE. For its part, the iPhone 6S Plus has a listed contrast ratio of 1,300:1.

Scanning the specs page for the iPhone SE, there are two other absent features that are listed on the specs page for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus: Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles and Barometer. Display Zoom and Reachability are two other features missing from the iPhone SE’s list of specs, but these two features were introduced on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to help you navigate their larger displays.

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