It seems one attractive feature of the new iPhone SE could be its battery life. In a recent stress test, the new 4-inch handset has shown it offers much better battery life than some more expensive options, including its larger sibling, the iPhone 6s.
Under stress tests cycling through websites with uniform brightness, the SE managed 10 hours, according to the Wall Street Journal. That was over two hours better than the iPhone 6s, as well as the iPhone 5s, which like the SE has a 4-inch, 1,136-by-640 display. Screen-on time is often the biggest source of battery drain on a smartphone, with wireless connections being close competition.
The SE performed nearly three hours better than the Samsung Galaxy S7. it should be noted that compared to the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s has a larger 4.7-inch screen, and the Galaxy S7 has an even larger 5.1-inch display, so they both have more pixels to push around. Plus, the iPhone 6s also boasts 3D Touch, which likely requires more battery power to juice that feature.
All-in-all, the iPhone SE looks to be an attractive upgrade option for owners of older iPhone devices that are looking for a slightly larger screen, with better battery life, but still boasting impressive specs such as an A9 processor, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Touch ID/Apple Pay support.