iPhone SE Features Specs Price In Canada See How It Compares

| April 2, 2016

iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada and Overview: Apple this week released their new 4-inch iPhone SE, and the smartphone is now available from major mobile wireless network carriers.

While the iPhone SE looks very similar to the iPhone 5s, it comes loaded with iPhone 6s internals, including an A9 processor, a 12 megapixel camera, 4K Video, Touch ID, and fast LTE wireless.

The iPhone SE also features Apple’s new iOS 9 operating software. According to Apple, there is solid demand for a smaller 4-inch screen iPhone. The screen on the iPhone SE is the same screen that is used for the iPhone 5s (1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi). The new iPhone SE is a sleek compact device that is easily tucked away in a pocket.

  • See Canadian Prices for the iPhone SE
  • See U.S. Prices for the iPhone SE

  • iPhone SE smartphone side profile The iPhone SE is a slim smartphone measuring only 7.6mm / 0.3-inches in depth.

    In comparison, the iPhone 6 is even thinner at only 6.8mm / 0.27 inches in depth.

    The iPhone SE is noticeably smaller compared to the other models in the iPhone smartphone lineup, including the iPhone 6 and 6Plus and the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.

    iPhone SE Compared to iPhone 6 6s and 6s Plus

    The above graphic shows the relative size difference between the new 4-inch iPhone SE in the front versus the size of the iPhone 6/6s in the middle, and the 6 Plus / 6s Plus in the back.

    iPhone SE front view large

    The iPhone SE comes in four colours including Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.

    The iPhone SE is available in a choice of four colours

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

    Apple’s tagline for the iPhone SE is that it is the most powerful 4-inch iPhone ever.

    The iPhone SE features the same A9 chip that is incorporated in the iPhone 6s.

    The chip provides for the iPhone SE’s speed and responsiveness, and is suitable for games and apps that rely on performance.

    Apple iPhone SE Gaming Screen

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price

    Embedded directly into the A9 chip, the M9 motion coprocessor connects to the accelerometer, compass and gyroscope for a range of fitness tracking capabilities, such as measuring your steps and distance.

    It also makes it easy to activate Siri by simply saying “Hey Siri,” without having to pick up your iPhone.
    Apple iPhone SE photo and video features and specs

    iPhone Camera & Video
    & Major SmartPhone Features

    Camera FeaturesSmartphone Features
  • 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 4-inch display
  • Focus Pixels
  • A9 chip M9 Processor
  • Retina Flash
  • Improved battery life
  • 1080p Video Up to 60fps
  • Faster LTE
  • 4K Video Capability
  • Always-on “Hej Siri”
  • Slow-Mo up to 240 fps
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 63MP Panoramas
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Live Photos
  • iOS 9.3
  • New Microphones
  • Apple Pay
  • The rear camera on the iPhone SE provides essentially the same capabilities as the one that is built-in to the iPhone 6s.

    With a 12MP sensor (1.22µ pixels) coupled with a F2.2 aperture lens, the iPhone SE is able to deliver good photo quality for a smartphone.

    iPhone SE with 12MP Rear Camera

    Like the iPhone 6s, the iPhone SE is able to record high resolution 4K or 1080p HD video, and also provides for the option to record 720p slow motion videos at 240 fps.

    The iPhone SE features new microphones with enhanced sound recording quality versus the iPhone 5s.

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price In Canada

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada and Overview

    Apple’s Live Photos feature is designed to bring your still photos to life with sound and movement.

    Simply touch and hold anywhere on an image captured in Live Photo and you will be able to see a fast clip of the moments just before and after it was taken. A fun feature to play around with.

    For iPhone SE owners that are upgrading from an iPhone 5 or 5s, the iPhone SE’s camera will come across as a noticeable improvement.

    The autofocus speed is faster (as a result of focus pixels technology), the colour accuracy and the High Dynamic Range (HDR) performance has also been improved.

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    The iPhone SE also provides for the ability to capture highly detailed panoramic images at 63MP file size.

    In terms of a front facing FaceTime (Skype) camera, the iPhone SE incorporates the same type of 1.2 MP camera with F2.4 lens that is found in the iPhone 5s.

    There are some improvements related to autofocus and noise reduction (less grainy images), as result of the improved processing capabilities of the A9 chip, .

    iPhone SE Retina Flash

    Apple has included a feature called ‘Retina Flash’, which lights up the actual screen to illuminate your face based on the amount of available light around you.

    The result is a sharper and more detailed image that also appears less grainy.

    Many apps are available for the iPhone SE and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store

    Apps that help you do more every day.

    The iPhone SE comes with a collection of essential apps right out of the box. Messages lets you send texts with photos, videos, links and more.

    Music makes it easy to access the entire Apple Music library along with your personal collection.

    With FaceTime you can make video calls from your iPhone to someone else’s iPhone, iPad or Mac.

    Maps keeps you headed in the right direction with spoken turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic updates and a helpful Transit view.

    Apple iPhone SE size in hand

    The battery built-in to the iPhone SE is larger than the battery in the iPhone 5s, and as such provides higher capacity. That’s good news because the iPhone 5s is already a good performer in terms of battery life.

    According to Apple a fully charged iPhone SE will provide up to 14 hours of talk time and 13 hours of Internet use.

    An easier, more secure way to pay.

    Touch ID isn’t just for unlocking your phone. It also lets you use Apple Pay in many stores you already enjoy and within apps.

    In stores, just hold your iPhone near the reader with your finger on Touch ID and you’re done. Because your card details are never shared — or even stored on your device — Apple Pay is a safer, more private way to pay.

    iPhone SE Touch ID Unlock

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

    Browse the web, download apps and games, and stream video over 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE — with speeds even faster than on iPhone 5s. And more LTE bands make iPhone SE better for worldwide roaming. iPhone SE also supports Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling for high-quality wideband calls.

    Bluetooth technology, lets you stay connected to your Apple Watch, external speakers and other devices.

    Apple iPhone SE fast Wi-Fi technologyFaster LTE and Wi‑Fi.

    Siri is the iPhone personal assistant, letting you use your voice to send messages, search the web, get guidance on public transportation and more.

    The iPhone SE is now available to purchase in Canada and the U.S, as well as other countries around the world. Below is a list of countries where Apple has made the iPhone SE available so far.

    Country Availability
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

    iPhone SE is available from Bell Rogers and Telus in CanadaBell, Rogers and Telus, the three major cellphone network providers in Canada, are offering the iPhone SE on a subsidized two-year plan or as a direct buy with no plan attached.

    The iPhone SE is available in both a 16GB version and a 64GB memory version.

    The price of the iPhone SE 16GB is the same from all three carriers. $100 on a two-year term plan or $590 if you choose to go month to month with no term (Rogers is a little lower at $580).

    The 64GB version of the iPhone SE is available for $230 on a two-year plan and $730 with no term at Bell and Telus.

    Rogers is offering the 64GB iPhone SE model at a slightly lower price of $710, although they are charging the same $230 price with a two-year tied plan.

    The iPhone SE is about $200 less expensive than the next least expensive iPhone 6 if you buy the smartphone outright with no network tab. ($775 for iPhone 6 with no tab versus iPhone SE at $590)

    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada vs. U.S.

    iPhone SE features specs price canada

    Wireless carriers in the U.S. are offering the 16GB iPhone SE for $399 unlocked and with no term commitment. The 64GB version sells for $499 U.S. The 16GB iPhone SE is available for ‘free’ in the U.S. when subsidized on a two-year plan.

    The price for the iPhone SE unlocked in Canada is very equal compared to the price in the U.S. based on today’s exchange rates (Apple iPhone SE 16GB unlocked at $399 U.S. is about $520 Canadian)

    Apple iPhone SE in box
    In the Box:

  • iPhone SE Smartphone
  • Apple EarPods + Remote & Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation


  • Technical Specifications for the iPhone SE are outlined further below.

    Are you thinking about buying the iPhone SE ? If you have any questions or something you would like to add please do so in the comments section further down.

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    iPhone SE Features Specs Price Canada

    iPhone SE Technical Specifications
  • 4-inch display 1136‑by‑640‑pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • A9 chip M9 Processor
  • 12-megapixel rear camera Backside illumination sensor
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture Five‑element lens
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Improved noise reduction
  • Face detection
  • Photo Tagging
  • Focus Pixels
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • 1080p Video Up to 60fps
  • Slow-Mo up to 240 fps
  • 4K Video Capability
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Retina Flash
  • 63MP Panoramas
  • Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Always-on “Hej Siri”
  • New Microphones
  • Improved battery life
  • Faster LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • iOS 9.3
  • Apple Pay
  • FaceTime HD Camera 1.2 MP photos
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later). Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Talk time
    • Up to 14 hours on 3G
    • Standby time
    • Up to 10 days
    • Internet use
    • Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 13 hours on LTE, up to 14 hours on Wi‑Fi
    • Video playback
    • Up to 13 hours
    • Audio playback
    • Up to 50 hours

    • Apple iPhone SE colour choice options

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