The iPhone SE (2022) video reviews are in — it's an iPhone SE, but fast

iPhone SE 2022
iPhone SE 2022 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The first reviews of the refreshed iPhone SE are in.
  • The new iPhone SE comes with an Apple A15 Bionic chip inside.
  • The iPhone SE starts at $429.

Apple's refreshed iPhone SE is now available for pre-order and it will go on sale later this week, but should you buy it? The early YouTuber reviews are in and it's all going down pretty much how you might expect it to.

As has always been the case with the iPhone SE, this new model offers some great features in a body that's smaller and more Home button-y than any other iPhone. That's something that people either love or hate depending on who they are and what they want from an iPhone. As ever though, those obsessed with the flashiest of the flashy won't like the low-resolution screen and iPhone 8-like look.

So how do people find the new iPhone SE? Check out the videos to find out for yourself!


Rene Ritchie

Jonathan Morrison


Andru Edwards

The Verge

Apple's new iPhone SE comes with a super-speedy A15 Bionic chip, the same as the current iPhone 13 lineup. Couple that with a solid camera and still top-notch video recording performance and the new iPhone SE is still a great device for the people who want it. Priced at $439 and with 5G support, it's difficult to go wrong with this thing — especially if you're a fan of the Home button. The one downside? Battery life could be better, but you already know that didn't you?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.