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Apple iPhone SE (China Mobile/A1724) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB* Specs

Identifiers: iPhone SE - MLLP2CH/A* - iPhone8,4 - A1724 - 3042*

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Apple iPhone SEPlease note that this A1724 iPhone SE model only is sold in mainland China and is intended for use on China Mobile. It is compatible with the same LTE and TD-LTE bands as the Global A1723 iPhone SE model sold around the world, including in mainland China, but this A1724 variant does not support CDMA EV DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz).

Marketed as a "reinvented" 4-inch iPhone, the iPhone SE (Special Edition) models, regardless of network compatibility, are nearly identical in appearance to the iPhone 5s, apart from matte-chamfered edges rather than shiny ones, but have many innards more in common with the higher performance iPhone 6s.

All iPhone SE models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS LED-backlit 1136x640 native resolution (326 ppi) "retina display" without 3D Touch support, dual cameras -- a rear 12 megapixel, 4K "iSight" camera with 1.22 micron pixels, an f/2.2 aperture, a dual LED "True Tone" flash and more as well as a much more modest front 1.2 megapixel, 720p "FaceTime" camera.

The iPhone SE is available in four metallic color options -- "Silver," which has a white glass front and a mostly silver colored aluminum back; "Space Gray," which has a black glass front and a mostly medium toned "gunmetal" gray aluminum back; "Gold," which has a white glass front and a mostly gold colored aluminum back; and "Rose Gold," which has a white glass front and a mostly pink-tinted gold colored aluminum back. Regardless of color, each also includes a first generation "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor embedded in the "home" button.

All iPhone SE models are powered by a 1.8 GHz 64-bit "Apple A9" processor and have 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash storage (16 GB or 64 GB for devices sold from March 21, 2016 until March 21, 2017 and 32 GB or 128 GB for devices sold afterwards). They also support 4G/LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC (for Apple Pay), have a bottom-mounted headphone jack and use the "Lightning" connector to hook up with a Mac, PC, dock, or power adapter.

Apple estimates that the iPhone SE models provide "up to" 50 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 12 hours of Internet use on 3G, 13 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 13 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 13 hours of video playback and 10 days of standby time.

In mainland China, this model was available for RMB 3,288 and RMB 4,088 with 16 GB or 64 GB of storage, respectively, on China Mobile. On March 21, 2017, Apple upgraded the storage to 32 GB and 128 GB, but these higher capacity options are available at the same price points as their lower capacity predessors.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPhone SE models? (In-Depth)
  • What are all the differences between the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone SE? (In-Depth)
  • What are all the "pros and cons" of the iPhone SE? Is it the right iPhone for me? (Quick Read)

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March 21, 2016* N/A*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model was introduced on March 21, 2016, was available for order on March 24, 2016, and first was available for purchase on March 31, 2016. On March 21, 2017, Apple discontinued the 16 GB and 64 GB capacity options and replaced them with 32 GB and 128 GB capacity models.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2016.
1 (2 Cores) 3035
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPhone8,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
N/A N/A
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone8,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
2544 4422
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone8,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.8 GHz* Apple A9*
Details: *Apple officially reports that the iPhone SE uses an "Apple A9" processor with 64-bit architecture as well as an embedded M9 motion coprocessor, but does not specify clockspeed or number of cores. However, third-party software analysis has determined that the processor runs at approximately 1.85 GHz and has two cores. The graphics processor is a PowerVR GT7600.

Also see: How fast is the iPhone SE compared to the iPhone 5s that it replaced? How fast is it compared to other recent iPhone models?
2 GB* 16, 32, 64, 128 GB*
Details: *Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the iPhone SE. However, as first discovered by TechCrunch reporter Matthew Panzarino, it has 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

Also see: Is it possible to add external storage to the iPhone? How?
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone SE models can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPhone SE models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector. It does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Handheld iPhone SE
Details: N/A
Metallic* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPhone SE models have four color options -- "Silver," which has a white glass front and a mostly silver colored aluminum back; "Space Gray," which has a black glass front and a mostly medium toned "gunmetal" gray aluminum back; "Gold," which has a white glass front and a mostly gold colored aluminum back; and "Rose Gold," which has a white glass front and a pink-tinted gold aluminum back.
4" Color 1136x640 (326 ppi)
Details: The iPhone SE models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch "Retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution at 326 ppi. Apple also reports a 800:1 typical contrast ratio and a 500 cd/m2 typical brightness. Note that the iPhone SE display does not support 3D Touch.
802.11a/b/g/n/ac* 4.2
Details: *The iPhone SE supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.

This specific iPhone SE -- the A1724 model intended for China Mobile in mainland China -- supports "LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41); TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), [and] GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)." In particular, note that it does not support CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz).
GSM/CDMA/LTE* 12.0 Megapixels**
Details: *This specific iPhone SE -- the A1724 model intended for China Mobile in mainland China -- supports "LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41); TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A); UMTS/HSPA+/DCHSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), [and] GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)." In particular, note that it does not support CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz).

**The iPhone SE models have dual cameras. The rear 12 megapixel "iSight" camera has 1.22 micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture and supports 4K video recording (3840x2160 at 30 fps as well as 1080p HD video at 30 fps or 60 fps or 720p HD video at 30 fps. It also can take 8 megapixel still photos while recording 4K video.

The front "FaceTime HD" camera has an f/2.4 aperture and takes 1.2 megapixel photos and 720p HD video.
Lithium Ion 50 Hours
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14 Hours* 250 Hours
Details: *Apple reports that the iPhone SE models provide "up to" 50 hours of audio playback, 14 hours of talk time on 3G, 12 hours of Internet use on 3G, 13 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 13 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 13 hours of video playback and 10 days of standby time.

Also see: Why does my iPhone run out of power so quickly? How can I conserve battery life?
MLLP2CH/A* iPhone SE
Details: *MLLP2CH/A refers to a silver model with 16 GB of storage sold in mainland China. Silver with 64 GB of storage in mainland China is MLM72CH/A. Configurations sold in mainland China are MLLN2CH/A and MLM62CH/A in Space Gray, MLXM2CH/A and MLXP2CH/A in Gold, and MLXN2CH/A and MLXQ2CH/A in Rose Gold.

Configurations upgraded on March 21, 2017 with 32 GB and 128 GB of storage, in mainland China, are MP832CH/A and MP872CH/A in Silver; MP822CH/A and MP862CH/A in Space Gray; MP842CH/A and MP882CH/A in Gold; and MP852CH/A and MP892CH/A in Rose Gold.

Although Everyi.com is confident in its research that these order numbers are for iPhone SE models sold in mainland China, because order numbers overlap between these models and the global "A1723" iPhone SE model sold around the world, it is particularly difficult to differentiate order numbers between this A1724 China Mobile-specific iPhone SE and A1723 iPhone SE models sold in mainland China that are for use on China Telecom and China Unicom (as well as China Mobile). If you are a native Mandarin speaker, please share your order number and carrier details for confirmation. Thank you. Xie xie nin.
A1724 (EMC 3042*) iPhone8,4
Details: The A1724 Model Number is unique to this specific model, but the Model Identifier is not.

*The EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1724 Model Number, the 3042* EMC Number, and the iPhone8,4 Model Identifier.
iOS 9.3 (13E233) Current
Details: This model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 9. It is fully supported by the current version of iOS 10, as well.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30* 3.99 oz. (113 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm).
OS X 10.8.5* Windows 7
Details: *Apple reports that the iPhone SE, if syncing with iTunes is desired, is compatible with a Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later or a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.3.3 or later.
Apple reports that the iPhone SE supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone SE. However, it can sync photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats, from iTunes and iCloud.
Apple reports that the iPhone SE supports "H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (MJPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."

It also supports AirPlay Mirroring and video out to the Apple TV 2nd Gen or later as well as video mirroring and video out "up to" 1080p through the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning to VGA Adapter.
Ships with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPhone.

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Details: *This model is not sold in the US. It is sold in mainland China and intended for use on China Mobile's network. Regardless of color, with 16 GB of storage, it originally was RMB 3,288, and with 64 GB of storage, it originally was RMB 4,088. On March 21, 2017, Apple upgraded the capacity options to 32 GB and 128 GB at the same price points.

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Global original prices for the iPhone SE (China Mobile/A1724) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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