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Apple has just revealed their latest smartphone, the second-generation iPhone SE. What strikes us straight away is just how much Apple has upped the ante in combining power, style and affordability.

In a world where smartphones have been getting bigger and bigger, the new iPhone SE should prove a real hit with fans of portable, easy-to-hold phones.

iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display that showcases websites, photos, videos and games in incredible detail and clarity. True Tone lends a helping hand too – adjusting the display’s white balance to best suit the level of ambient light, giving you a more paper-like viewing experience that’s more comfortable on your eyes.

Dolby Vision and HDR10 are both supported, so you can unlock all that high-definition content available through streaming services such as Netflix, BT Sport and Apple TV+ (which you can also enjoy free for one year on your new iPhone SE*).

Touch ID is a welcome addition to the front of the iPhone SE via the familiar and much-loved Home button, which has been designed with sapphire crystal to make it more durable than ever. With Touch ID, using your iPhone SE is even more secure and convenient. A simple touch can unlock your phone, fill in passwords, log in to apps and buy items using Apple Pay. Everything just feels really quick and smooth.

And talking of speed, the compact iPhone SE now benefits from a powerhouse of a processor – the A13 Bionic chip. This is the same chip that you’ll find in the iPhone 11 Pro. Put simply, it’s the fastest chip you’ll find in a smartphone. It will make everything you do on iPhone SE feel silky smooth, from playing games to scrolling through magazine on Apple News+.

What’s more, the A13 Bionic chip helps to give you great battery life – and if you do need a top up, iPhone SE supports wireless fast charging, so you can boost battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

And perhaps the biggest highlight on the new iPhone SE is the camera. We’ve got used to seeing massive modules on the back of smartphones, sporting multiple lenses. iPhone SE strips things right back, with a stylish single camera lens.

But this no ordinary camera. It’s the best single-camera system ever on an iPhone, with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide lens, which uses all iPhone SE’s and the A13 Bionic chip’s power to unlock some incredible photo features such as Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting and Depth Control. Next-generation Smart HDR is onboard too, re-lighting subjects to create spectacular highlights and stunning shadow details that make your photos look even more epic.

That rear camera doesn’t just stop at taking great photos, either. It’s capable of creating cinematic-quality videos too. Both the front and back cameras feature supreme video stabilisation, so shakiness doesn’t ruin the flow and feel of your creations. The rear camera supports 4K video recording at up to 60 frames-per-second, so your videos are detail-packed, super-smooth and look great on large-screen TVs. And QuickTake is a really useful feature that lets you quickly switch from photo mode to video mode without any fuss – so you won’t miss any great video opportunities.

iPhone SE is available in three colours: black, white and (PRODUCT) RED, and in three different memory sizes: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

5G is fast. Faster than anything you’ve seen before. But
what are the facts and figures behind the (mightily impressive) headlines? If
you’ve been wondering what 5G speeds you can achieve on the UK’s number one
network, or how fast you can ping data over the 5G airwaves, we’ve got the
answers.

Here’s everything you need to know about 5G speeds.

How fast is 5G in
Mb/s?

Up till now, we’ve tended to talk about download speeds in
megabits per second (Mb/s). The more Mb/s, the faster your speed. With 4G on EE,
average download speeds are around 30 Mb/s.

5G takes things to a whole new level – we’ll even need a new
abbreviation. That’s because 5G speeds could reach 1000 Mb/s – or 1 gigabit per
second (1Gb/s).

How fast is 5G in the
UK?

The magic number of 1Gb/s will require all our 5G
infrastructure to be up and running, and we’re still in the early days. But
with a 5G phone and 5GEE plan, right now, you can expect maximum download
speeds of around 100 Mb/s in some of the UK’s busiest cities and towns.

Find out when 5G is coming to your area > https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/5g-on-ee/5g-uk-coverage

Is 5G really that
much faster than 4G?

When 4G first hit the UK, it was a revolution. 4G speeds made so
much possible – so many of the apps we rely on today, from those that help us
hitch a ride to booking a holiday, wouldn’t work without it.

5G isn’t a replacement for 4G, but it adds another level.

All wireless communications take place over radiofrequencies. 5G
mainly uses higher frequencies than 4G, and it’s those higher frequencies that
make 5G faster.

 

 

What frequencies does
5G use?

Our 5G network is currently using frequencies around 3.4
gigahertz (GHz), while our 2G, 3G and 4G networks use frequencies ranging from
around 800 megahertz (MHz) to 2.6 GHz.

Is 5G faster than broadband?

With such impressive 5G speeds, you might be wondering if
you still need conventional (fixed line) broadband? Should you embrace the
mobile revolution and opt for a 5G router instead?

A 5G router could be a great option if you’re in a 5G area
that doesn’t get great fixed line broadband, because 5G WiFi could give you
equivalent speeds to ultrafast fibre broadband (that’s over 300 Mb/s).

Find out more about 5G WiFi > https://shop.ee.co.uk/dongles/pay-monthly-mobile-broadband/htc-5g-hub/details

I’m convinced! How do
I get a 5G phone?

We have the latest 5G phones and a great range of 5G plans
to take care of all your data needs.

Buy a 5G phone > https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/best-5g-phones

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