I am so happy that Apple launched the iPhone SE. The iPhone 5S was a compact and powerful device. However as software progressed, the age of the hardware became evident. Manufacturers moved onto 5 inch and larger screens (6+ for some!) However the sweet spot for some was still sub-5 inch. Sony kept true to the market by the Z2/Z3/Z5 compact series, that included flagship hardware, inside a form factor that was much smaller at 4.7 inches. Apple took the leap with the iPhone 6 and bumped up the screen size to 4.7 inches. Xiaomi also brought the Redmi 1S/2/2 prime at the 4.7 inch mark. A comfortable size, but no where close to the compact nature of the iPhone 5s. What I like - - iPhone 6S processor (guessing the RAM would be the same as well) - 12 MP Camera/5MP front cam - Bumped up front camera - Front screen flash - 4K recording - 240 FPS Slo-Mo recording What I don't like - - Same design as the iPhone 5S with minor tweaks. - Battery could've been bigger, though it gets bumped up from 1560 mAH to 1642 mAH. What the SE gets from the 6S - - Retina flash - Front screen flashing - NFC - All the camera goodies above What it doesn't get - - 3D Touch (Which I can happily live without) - Some network improvements - Can be lived without - No word on the faster Touch ID - Again can be done without. What Apple has done, and I must commend them on this, is listened to consumers, and provided a device that they will use. Heck, I would happily switch from my 6S to this SE. There isn't anything that it does not have, and I miss. What is interesting to see is how the competition will respond? Will we see a slate of Minis from Samsung? Or Compacts from Sony ( I doubt Sony would jump in). However Samsung ruled out the S6 Mini and launched the A3 (2016 model - A310) as a S6 Mini of sorts, but with exactly half the processing power and RAM. At about 24,000 Rs for the 16 GB model, and about 30,000 INR for the 64 GB model, this makes for a very good deal!