Top Best 6 iPhone SE: Apple iPhone SE (2nd Generation) in November 2021

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Apple - iPhone SE (2nd generation) 128GB - White (T-Mobile)
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iPhone SE is the powerful 4.7-inch iPhone.¹ Features A13 Bionic, one of the fastest chips in a smartphone, for incredible performance in apps, games, and photography. Portrait mode for studio-quality portraits and six lighting effects. Next-generation Smart HDR for incredible detail across highlights and shadows. Cinematic-quality 4K video. And all the advanced features of iOS. With long battery life² and water resistance³, it's so much of the iPhone you love, in a not so big size.See T-Mobile plans, coverage and more.Learn more about T-Mobile

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  • Review by CJones, 10 out of 10
    Great phone

    Got Lucky that the phone was in stock and someone helped me from another department very friendly and patient with me, got in an out of there and enjoyed my experience.

    The battery last along time.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:47
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    Apple - iPhone SE (2nd generation) 128GB - Black (Sprint)
    Description

    iPhone SE is the powerful 4.7-inch iPhone.¹ Features A13 Bionic, one of the fastest chips in a smartphone, for incredible performance in apps, games, and photography. Portrait mode for studio-quality portraits and six lighting effects. Next-generation Smart HDR for incredible detail across highlights and shadows. Cinematic-quality 4K video. And all the advanced features of iOS. With long battery life² and water resistance³, it's so much of the iPhone you love, in a not so big size.

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  • Review by S2ochen, 10 out of 10
    Great Phone, very reliable

    Bought this phone because it wasn't $1000. I didn't want facial recognition or the lack of a home button. This phone was a perfect move from my old iphone 6s. It is waterproof and the camera is much better than my old phone. Battery life is just over a full day.

    For those who don't want to drop twice the price on a fully featured phone because you just don't care about the extra features, this thing is great. Highly recommended.

    Aug 29, 2020 10:47
  • Review by Birthdaygirl, 10 out of 10
    Mrs.

    Hello I am very happy to announce my service was impeccable when purchasing my new SE Iphone. I was completely lost on what was best for me. I was please to meet “Zaniyah” she was absolutely excellent helped me with making a choice and referred me to a another service rep “James” to complete my order and transfer from one device to another. He also was exceptional. This was an example of outstanding service which made me compete this review upon my receiving it. Two thumbs up for great service from Zaniyah and James great representation for BestBuy!

    Jul 02, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Mateo, 10 out of 10
    A good quality iPhone at a competitive price

    So far, this iPhone has worked very well, and I will admit I think the Product Red color works well with this type. Though the battery is not as good as some of the older iPhone models, it is one of the better quality and priced models currently available.

    Nov 06, 2021 13:06
  • Review by Momknepz, 10 out of 10
    128 GB iPhone se was worth the wait

    My son’s old iPhone 5 se was on its last legs, so we upgraded to the 128 GB iPhone se 2020. It’s so great being able to get through the day without having to recharge or carry a power pack to charge my phone. Like the portrait mode and the overall responsiveness Of my new phone.

    May 09, 2020 20:30
  • Review by BigJoe1025, 10 out of 10
    Better than expected

    After needing to upgrade my old iPhone 7 plus, I had no desire to add $40 to my cell bill nor spend $1000 on a new phone. When I saw the new SE I thought this may be it and I was right. I was a bit skeptical about going back to a smaller form factor but it is comfortable in hand and feels just right. The performance is night and day over my old phone, which is what truly mattered to me.

    May 16, 2020 08:08
  • Review by What, 10 out of 10
    Kenny was great!

    I have probably purchased 15 to 20 phones from Best Buy over the years. The process has gotten much better but still not perfect but it's nice to have a place to walk around as data gets transferred over from one phone to the other

    Jul 25, 2020 06:14
  • Review by TracyS, 10 out of 10
    Happy

    Love this phone. It is everything I need right now.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:47
  • Review by Mikew, 10 out of 10
    Nice upgrade with the older iPhone feel!

    Maybe I'm just old school but I like the fact that this is designed like the older iPhone 7 I'm finally upgrading. I like the fact that this phone still has the "home" button at the bottom but also has the upgraded technology inside. I still don't use all the features of a smart phone and probably never will but the few that I do use are a lot more responsive than my old 7!

    Feb 16, 2021 07:12
  • 9.6score
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    Apple - iPhone SE (2nd generation) 128GB - Black (Verizon)
    Description

    iPhone SE is the powerful 4.7-inch iPhone.¹ Features A13 Bionic, one of the fastest chips in a smartphone, for incredible performance in apps, games, and photography. Portrait mode for studio-quality portraits and six lighting effects. Next-generation Smart HDR for incredible detail across highlights and shadows. Cinematic-quality 4K video. And all the advanced features of iOS. With long battery life² and water resistance³, it's so much of the iPhone you love, in a not so big size.

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  • Review by ValueGuy, 10 out of 10
    Better than I expected

    I order this phone because my iPhone 6 charging receptacle was loose so it didn't charge all of the time, and I figured it wasn't worth fixing. When I figured out that this new SE was the exact same size as my old 6, I thought maybe I made a mistake, since I'm not a phone-aholic and use it as a phone, texting, and GPS. I am SO glad I got this new SE. I didn't realize how slooooow my old phone was since I was used to it, but the SE is so much faster. Everything, from banking apps to email loads pretty much immediately. And the photo quality is no comparison. I have a photo I took with both phones that includes an entertainment unit and carpet in front, and with the old phone you can't even see that there are names on the components; with the new one they are very clear and brightly colored, and you can see the texture in the carpet.

    So a hint for you: don't charge your phone all the time and wear out the charging receptacle.

    Second hint; don't bother with the Apple silicon cover. I got a Torras slim fit cover for $13 on Amazon and it works and feels great.

    May 15, 2020 12:23
  • Review by JonS, 10 out of 10
    Great phone!

    I was reluctant to buy this phone because it did not have the full screen like the iPhone 11 pro. I decided to buy it and am really happy with my decision because: 1) price; 2) with the need to wear masks in public, the ability to unlock the phone with my thumb versus removing my mask and using facial recognition, is great; 3) the phone is fast with the A13 processor; 4) ton of storage with 128gb; 5) camera is amazing. At this price, in a couple of years, it will not be a big deal to switch phones if I want one with a full screen and no home button.

    May 15, 2020 20:07
  • Review by Megzmom, 10 out of 10
    Great phone, great service

    The SE 2nd gen iPhone is great, I love the size, battery is great, the sound during calls are clearer than my older SE.

    I love my new SE, but I had a problem transferring everything from one phone to the other (I’m a boomer and my daughter lives out of state, what can I say) the young lady helping me at the counter of the Southland store was wonderful. Kristy, I think...

    One suggestion for the people at the checkout, they need to point out the SIM card is on the outer packaging. I upgraded for the first time and didn’t realize the SIM card comes attached to the outer wrapping, I thought the tag it was attached to was a security tag and took off the wrapper and threw it into the bag. Fortunately I took the bag with me when I went back to ask about the missing card.

    Aug 30, 2020 22:56
  • Review by Katy, 10 out of 10
    So easy to transfer from old phone!

    I have been waiting to get a new phone until things calmed down with COVID19 but my really old iPhone started having charging issues.

    I bought this & it took forever to get here thanks to UPS. When it arrived, I opened it up & immediately started setting it up. It took me less than 30 minutes to complete and everything transferred just by putting the two phones near each other. I never expected it would be that easy. Literally everything transferred including my set alarms!

    Jun 19, 2020 15:18
  • Review by Dadpool, 10 out of 10
    iPhone SE 2nd Gen

    I upgraded from the old 1st Gen iPhone SE to the 2nd Gen iPhone SE. Truthfully, I like the features of the new Pro iPhones but don’t really like the size of them... they just feel too big for me. The 2nd Gen SE fits perfectly and comfortably in my hand, has plenty of memory, was super easy to set up (literally just put my other phone next to it and followed the prompts and all my data transferred), and I like the wireless charging. It has a lot of the features of the neeer phones but the size is more my style.

    May 22, 2020 22:49
  • Review by Charlie, 8 out of 10
    Not an Apple fan, but this is not bad..

    Purchased this early as a Father's day gift for my father. So far, he has been using it for over a month and I haven't gotten any complaints about the phone to me. For the price, this iPhone SE 2020 is a good bargain for upgrading or as a gift that don't make your wallet sad.

    Jun 27, 2020 14:54
  • Review by KevinJ, 10 out of 10
    Should have upgraded sooner.

    I upgraded from an iPhone 6 that had literally no battery life left to this 2020 SE model. I had planned on getting this phone months ago but I hesitated due to fear of losing data even though everything was backed up. I had the best customer service experience I have ever had with Ben (Houston, I-10/Bunker Hill store). He was patient and walked me through the activation of the phone and the transfer process. He stayed with me for the hour that everything took. It went so smoothly, I should have done it awhile ago. Everything transferred (data, apps, settings, photos, music, etc.). The phone is blazing fast (compared to my old one). I wanted the smaller size, and I don’t need all of the camera features on the newer phones. Ben didn’t try to upsell me on accessories either. The other two establishments (the fruit company that makes the phone and my cell carrier) were not helpful or friendly and didn’t have the phone I wanted in stock. This was the “Best Buy” I’ve made in a long time. (Dad joke) I was so impressed with Ben that I actually went back the next day to tell the manager what a great experience I had.

    May 14, 2021 17:07
  • Review by AlexS, 10 out of 10
    Works ok, but

    Bought as a gift for my daughter, she loves it. The SE is supposed to have the internals of an IPhone 11 but with a smaller screen. It seems to work fine, but it slower than the 11. Battery life it good too, lasts all day with moderate use. One negative is that you cannot insert a microSD card for additional storage, photos/videos etc must be stored on a Cloud or on external drive to make room on the phone. Overall good build quality.

    Jan 28, 2021 09:07
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone SE (2nd generation) 128GB - Black (AT&T)
    Description

    iPhone SE is the most powerful 4.7" iPhone ever.¹ Featuring a fast A13 Bionic chip for quality performance in apps, games, and photography. Portrait mode for studio-quality portraits and six lighting effects. Next-Gen Smart HDR for superior detail across highlights and shadows. Cinematic-quality 4K video. And all the advanced features of iOS. With long battery life² and water resistance³, it's so much of the iPhone you love, in a not-so-big size.

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  • Review by chezhd, 8 out of 10
    Good upgrade

    The SE 2 is a good upgrade and although it doesn't have all the amenities of a iphone 11 it is sufficient for a good overall phone. It is a bit slippery so a case is highly recommended.

    I don't care for the new sequence of re-booting the phone, but that has nothing to do with the phone as it does with Apple.

    Aug 29, 2020 16:26
  • Review by HappyCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Senior

    Because of the high cost to replace a battery that was exploding in my IPhone 7 with no warranty, I decided to purchase the IPhone SE per the sales person's advice, It had enough GBs and it was the same exact size etc so I didn't have to buy anything extra for it and it has a 2 year warranty. The sales person was very helpful in transferring my information from my old phone to my new one also. I had a choice to go to AT&T to buy the same phone but I prefer to do business with Best Buy.

    Jun 11, 2021 17:23
  • Review by DontTaseMeBro, 10 out of 10
    Decent budget iPhone

    Phone is definitely on the smaller size and can be annoying to get used to swiping from the bottom up rather than top down if your used to that. Keyboard feels like it’s made for folks with smaller hands but overall it feels like what I would want from a decent iPhone.

    May 29, 2021 20:04
  • Review by Jkampf1992, 10 out of 10
    Above and beyond

    I had purchased this same phone late last week, and the ear speaker had went out in two days, I took it in to the location I had purchased from and I could not of had better service. The young man who helped me took care of everything in about 15 minutes gave me a brand new phone no questions asked and sent me out the door with a free screen protector for I had one on the old phone I’d had purchased last week. Thank you so much !

    Feb 05, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Sandra, 10 out of 10
    Iphone SE 2nd generation (AT&T)

    Did some of this purchase by phone. Arrived at store and due to Covid restrictions, completed this transaction at the entrance of the store. A very knowledgeable store associate assisted me with this purchase and activation of the phone. All went well. Only disappointment is the volume of this Iphone. Is not very loud for a person with some hearing loss. I would not buy this phone for someone with hearing loss. Phone can be used with the headset or by speaker phone, then the volume is adequate.

    Jul 27, 2020 08:08
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    very pleased with SE phone

    My old iPhone 5 couldn't run the necessary iOS version for my new Arlo wi-fi doorbell/camera - so it was time for an upgrade. I didn't want a phone that would not fit in my pants pocket, or that costs big $. The SE readily fit my needs and has far more features than I'll ever use - so got my money's worth.

    Oct 03, 2020 10:58
  • Review by Deceiving, 8 out of 10
    iPhone 128 SE

    Product is good , fast chip , battery holds for longer than any other iPhone but this one that I picked from the store seems to have been refurbished so after two days started to freeze, and keeps losing the connection with service even though I tried it with one of the big two 5G Cellular Carriers

    Jul 30, 2021 19:03
  • Review by Karie, 10 out of 10
    Great little iPhone

    So far, I'm very pleased with this iPhone. It's small enough to hold easily, takes great pictures, and has the storage I need. Battery life seems rather short, but it charges quickly.

    Aug 06, 2021 19:32
  • 9.4score
    Apple - iPhone SE (2nd generation) 64GB - (PRODUCT)RED (Sprint)
    Description

    iPhone SE is the powerful 4.7-inch iPhone.¹ Features A13 Bionic, one of the fastest chips in a smartphone, for incredible performance in apps, games, and photography. Portrait mode for studio-quality portraits and six lighting effects. Next-generation Smart HDR for incredible detail across highlights and shadows. Cinematic-quality 4K video. And all the advanced features of iOS. With long battery life² and water resistance³, it's so much of the iPhone you love, in a not so big size.

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  • Review by Happygolucky, 6 out of 10
    Very basic phone, camera is pathetic!

    I dropped my iPhone 11 promax in the water and the phone died and I had to replace it quickly. The phone was not waterproof.

    This is a good basic phone, it does everything and iPhone does but the cameras are the worst camera I guess I’m just spoiled by the promax 11 cameras but they had extreme lens flare.

    The photographs here in this camera are not very good, it’s due to the low resolution and Portland. There is lens flare issues with this phone too, But it is not as bad as the iPhone 11 but it is not as bad as the iPhone 11

    If you need a phone, can’t afford a phone, this is a good option. If you really want cameras, this is not the phone for you.

    The iPhones aren’t waterproof, make sure you have waterproof cases because if your phone does get wet and stops working, Apple won’t cover it unless you have insurance The iPhones aren’t waterproof, make sure you have waterproof cases because if your phone does get wet and stops working, Apple won’t cover it unless you have insurance.

    May 08, 2020 15:40
  • Review by UhhhhhhClem, 8 out of 10
    Automatic for the People

    OMG!!! so we’re doing this???

    Alright, so how does it work?

    Dec 12, 2020 06:40
  • Review by Photomanjosh, 10 out of 10
    Great iPhone for The budget conscious

    I’ve been waiting for this phone to drop for a number of months now. I had a first generation iPhone SE that was seven years old. The phone is what I’ve come to expect from Apple products. It performs very well with no downside that I can currently see. I’ve recommended this phone to a number of people who are looking to upgrade without spending significantly more. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

    May 01, 2020 16:04
  • Review by Brain, 10 out of 10
    Great Entry Level Phone

    Great user friendly IPhone, bought this for my 60 YO father for his first smartphone and it has been serving him very well. Great buy for the price.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:31
  • Review by Angie69, 10 out of 10
    iphone love

    i started with an iphone 6+ like 4 years ago and since then i have switched back and forth between anroid and iphone but i have got to say iphone are far more my favorite hnds down

    Oct 23, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Kathy, 10 out of 10
    Best Experience Ever

    Best ever experience at Best Buy! Finally made up my mind to get a newer iPhone! Cole walked me thru the ends and outs..helped me transfer my data, answered my questions (even ones I didn't know to ask). He was very patient while I searched my memory for passwords and made the whole experience an A+!

    Jun 12, 2021 09:19
  • Review by samk, 10 out of 10
    Love my new iphone SE!

    This is a great little phone (compared to all those hudge ones).

    I had a iphone SE for a few years and liked it so when I needed a new phone I decided on the new SE for several reasons. No learning curve since it's simple to use just better. Not too big since

    wanted something that would fit in my cell phone pockets of several of my handbags . Would love the 11 camera but compromised. I really don't need alot of the functions on the other more expensive phones and so far I'm very happy.

    Jun 13, 2020 06:08
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    My Mom loves her new phone.

    My elderly mother has been using an iphone for several years, but I didn't want to get her something with a big learning curve. this was an upgrade from her iphone 7 so she's used to the home button.

    The price was right too.

    Sep 25, 2020 22:31
  • 9.4score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished iPhone SE (2nd generation) 64GB (Unlocked) - Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Call or text friends and family with this refurbished Apple iPhone SE. The 4.7-inch Retina HD display provides bright and detailed pictures and videos, and the 7MP front camera lets you capture great selfies. This Apple iPhone SE has an A13 Bionic chip, which provides a responsive user experience and easily handles demanding apps.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Carol, 8 out of 10
    Refurbished phone

    Ended up returning it for a different phone that wasn't refurbished.

    Apr 16, 2021 18:44
  • 8.0score