Apple iPhone 15
Apple iPhone 15 key features
- Dual Sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC
- Bionic A16, Hexa Core, 3.46 GHz Processor
- 6 GB RAM, 128 GB inbuilt
- 6.1 inches, 1179 x 2556 px Display with Dynamic Island
- 48 MP + 12 MP Dual Rear
- 12 MP Front Camera
- iOS v17
iPhone 15 Price In Kenya
The Apple iPhone 15 price in Kenya currently starts at Ksh 195,000. Apple iPhone 15 was launched in September 2023 running on the Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm) processor with Apple GPU (5-core graphics) GPU. The phone has 6 GB RAM and 512 GB of internal storage which is not expandable. The iPhone 15 has a 6.1 inches, 1179 x 2556 pixels display with a pixel density of 461 ppi. Coming to cameras, it has a 48 MP rear camera and a 12 MP front camera for selfies.
It has a USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging. There is a magnetic field sensor (compass) present on the iPhone 15 as well, along with a gyroscope sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer sensor. It is a dual SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE, NFC and Wi-Fi too. The iPhone 15 runs on iOS 17. It measures 147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm (height x width x thickness) with a total weight of 171 grams including battery. Buy it at Phonesstore.
Apple iPhone 15 specs and price in Kenya
|Dimensions||147.6 x 71.6 x 7.8 mm (5.81 x 2.82 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||171 g (6.03 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink|
|Material||Glass front (Corning-made glass), glass back (Corning-made glass), aluminum frame|
|SIMs||Nano-SIM and eSIM – International
Dual eSIM with multiple numbers – USA
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – China
|Water/Dust||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min)
Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
|Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (HBM), 2000 nits (peak)|
|Resolutions||1179 x 2556 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio|
|PPI||461 ppi density|
|Protection||Ceramic Shield glass|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM)
CDMA 800 / 1900
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66 – A3090
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 – A2846
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53, 66, 71 – A3089
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66 – A3092
|5G||1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3090
SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – USA
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – A2846
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3089
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 – A3092
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A, 5G, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|Rear Dual||48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.0µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm, 120? (ultrawide)
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)|
|Videos||4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K@30fps), stereo sound rec.|
|Front Single||12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6″, PDAF
SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)
HDR, Cinematic mode (4K@30fps)
4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
|Chipset||Apple A16 Bionic (4 nm)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2×3.46 GHz Everest + 4×2.02 GHz Sawtooth)|
|GPU||Apple GPU (5-core graphics)|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB / 512GB|
|Charging||Wired, 50% in 30 min (advertised)|
|Wireless Charging||15W wireless (MagSafe)
7.5W wireless (Qi)
|Sound||Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack No
|Sensors||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Ultra Wideband 2 (UWB) support
Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving)
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE|
|Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, DisplayPort|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot|
Apple iPhone 15 Review
The iPhone 15, frequently eclipsed by its Pro counterpart, justifiably so, emerges as a formidable dark horse. Despite its existence in the Pro’s shadow. The iPhone 15 extends an exceptional user journey at a more economically prudent juncture. The distinguishing factor that propels the iPhone 15 into the realm of fascination lies in its remarkable repertoire of enhancements, surpassing its 2023 predecessor.
The iPhone 14, it must be confessed, yielded a rather uninspiring progression, failing to present substantive refinements in contrast to its forebear, thus relegating itself as a prudent option only for those migrating from antiquated iPhone iterations. However, the iPhone 15 has ushered in a paradigm shift, endowing it with a compelling rationale for an upgrade, even for the iPhone 14 adherents.
At first glance, the iPhone 15 might appear analogous to the iPhone 14, but a closer inspection unveils substantial refinements in design. The once glossy veneer of the iPhone 14 has been supplanted by a matte glass back, boasting an assortment of six understated, pastel hues. This subtle, nearly ethereal chromatic scheme extends harmoniously onto the glass rear, forging a captivating synergy with the aluminum frame.
The contoured edges meticulously obliterate the sharp demarcation between the rear and the frame, thereby amplifying ergonomic comfort. Beneath the tangible silence toggle, the volume controls have found their abode, while the right perimeter houses the power actuator.
A salient modification resides at the base. A swan song to a decade-long era—the Lightning port has been supplanted by USB-C. Invert the iPhone 15, and the countenance undergoes a subtle transformation. The bezels have undergone nuanced reduction, albeit not as dramatic as the iPhone 15 Pro. Yet, a more captivating revelation lies in the conspicuous absence of a notch atop the display, bequeathing an immersive visage.
Dynamic Island, a feature heretofore a staple of my iPhone 14 Pro engagements, has undergone an evolution and expansion in the domain of functionalities within the confines of the iPhone 15. It stands as a commendable augmentation to the standard iPhone array. Extending its support to a diverse gamut of applications—ranging from flight trajectory monitoring to tracking the status of your gastronomic take-out orders.
Dynamic Island assumes adaptability commensurate with on-screen activities, furnishing at-a-glance data or facilitating prompt controls. Whether it assumes the guise of a charging indicator, or metamorphoses into a square for Face ID validation during Apple Pay transactions. Also when expands into a broad rectangle to accommodate music track manipulation on Apple Music, it streamlines the interfacing modality of your device. The versatility it embodies is nothing short of impressive, transcending the constraints inflicted by the persistent notch since 2017.
Admittedly, the front camera does accrue a surplus of fingerprints due to the frequent tactile engagements necessitated by Dynamic Island, but the dividends reaped far outweigh this minor inconvenience. Dynamic Island elevates the art of multitasking, enabling you to effectuate actions such as altering an Apple Music track while concurrently composing an email or dispatching a message within the precincts of the Mail or Messages application.
The iPhone 15’s display, however, does not confine its prowess solely to the realms of Dynamic Island. Much like its antecedent, it showcases a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED panel, bestowing upon the beholder an extravaganza of vibrant hues, profound blacks, and resplendent whites. The viewing angles proffered are nothing short of remarkable, and its 2556 x 1179-pixel resolution accords a level of precision that rivals the Pro variants.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the iPhone 15 falls short in certain aspects vis-à-vis the Pro models, most conspicuously in the absence of ProMotion. Lacking a standard 60Hz display, it inevitably falls behind the competition, given that most flagship smartphones presently offer no less than 90Hz, if not 120Hz.
Yet, it’s germane to acknowledge that the absence of Always-On Display for the iPhone 15, a feature introduced just last year, remains a novelty for many denizens of the iPhone ecosystem. The augmented luminosity, marked by a 1600-nit peak brightness and a 2000-nit peak outdoor luminance, serves as a welcoming upgrade, particularly under the glare of the sun.
Performance of the iPhone 15
Nestled within the bowels of the iPhone 15 resides the same A16 Bionic processor that graced the innards of the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro model. This processor, with its 4nm architecture, boasts a 6-core CPU comprising two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. It further incorporates a 5-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. The upshot is a seamless performance, adept at handling the entire spectrum of tasks be they mundane or demanding.
Battery performance, consistent with its predecessor, vouchsafes 20 hours of video playback. In the crucible of real-world usage, the iPhone 15 upholds this claim, even in light of the brighter display and the demands posed by Dynamic Island.
A standout attribute of the iPhone 15 finds its manifestation in its augmented camera system. Whereas the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models basked in the glory of a 48-megapixel sensor enhancement, their non-Pro counterparts were left bereft of this boon. Enter the iPhone 15, not only aligning itself with the 48-megapixel sensor but also introducing a 2x optical zoom.
Though not as staggering as the 5x optical zoom gracing the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the iPhone 15’s 2x zoom delivers an exceptional degree of detail and clarity. In the annals of 2023, all iPhone 15 models uniformly capture 24-megapixel images, thanks to the surplus data culled by the primary sensor. A feat enabling the 2x zoom. This approach mirrors the strategy employed by Sony’s Xperia 5 V, endowing two lenses with versatile capabilities sans the necessity of a tertiary telephoto lens.
The primary sensor of the iPhone 15, while boasting a 48-megapixel resolution akin to its Pro counterpart, does exhibit nuances in its specifications. It lacks the 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm framing options available on the Pro model via the 1x icon in the interface. Nonetheless, it consistently yields superlative results from both its optical lenses.
The iPhone 15 further incorporates astute software features from the iPhone 15 Pro models, disseminating them to its antecedent models—including the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. Noteworthy among these additions is the capability to capture images in standard Photo mode and subsequently transmute them into Portrait shots within the Edit menu. This attribute permits the manipulation of background blur and focus, affording users a greater degree of flexibility and convenience.
Advancements in Software
The iPhone 15 operates on iOS 17, ushering forth a plethora of features, spanning Check In functionalities, Message enhancements, AirPods improvements, and more. The majority of these attributes are available to older iPhone iterations, with a few exceptions tethered to the iPhone 15 exclusivity.
While the iPhone 15 forgoes the inclusion of the Action Button found in the Pro models, it extends the olive branch with Voice Isolation—an innovation poised to amplify call clarity within cacophonous environments. Dynamic Island, as explored earlier, accentuates the user experience, imbuing it with a novel vibrancy.
Additionally, the inclusion of a Roadside Assistance feature, an extension of the Emergency SOS feature inaugurated in the iPhone 14 models, extends a helping hand to users ensnared in regions plagued by feeble signal coverage.
The integration of a 2nd generation Ultra Wideband chip, complemented by Precision Finding. Assumes the mantle of aiding in the location of companions amid bustling locales—albeit contingent upon the possession of an iPhone 15 by both parties.
The Apple iPhone 15 may not align itself with the full spectrum of high-end features characterizing its Pro brethren. Nevertheless, it emerges as a formidable contender that should not be underestimated. It thrives as the model that extracts the most substantial gains from a suite of enhancements. fashioning an overarching experience that is nothing short of delightful.
From its rejuvenated aesthetics, which metamorphose the device’s visage and tactility, to its potent performance and camera augmentations, the iPhone 15 unfurls a compelling offering. While it relinquishes the allure of a higher refresh rate screen. an Always-On Display, and a tertiary camera lens, these omissions scarcely register as crucial necessities for the majority of users. Check out the latest Apple products in Kenya on this website.