$149 iPhone SE or Android ?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ryankul, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. ryankul macrumors regular

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    So the 32GB iPhone SE via ATT Go is only $149 at ATT, Wal-Mart, Target and a few others. It will work on ATT Go or Cricket Wireless right out of the box.

    If you were going to compare something directly to the SE and staying within that price what might you guys recommend?

    Seen the ZTE Blade Spark for $99 which was usbc, 5.5" display and fingerprint reader.

    Any other good budget phones? $150 Or less.
     
  2. convergent macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone SE is a solid phone, and not in any way a budget device. I think I'd get that if you can for $149.
     
  3. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    For $150 get it. You won't find anything in that price range that works that well with android.
     
  4. sracer macrumors G3

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    All good advice already. I have my 64GB SE on BoostMobile, terrific phone. $150 with no contract for a 64GB SE is a steal!
     
  5. ryankul thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everybody! Yea I placed order for pickup tomorrow. Hoping it lasts quite sometime. I also liked the 32GB of internal storage. Most of the Android devices had expandable options but half the internal storage or less. Main factor was the SE I'm hoping will get updates for quote awhile. Something not so certain on a budget Android handset.

    Ryan
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Plenty of phones with much nicer specs for the price, but the build quality of the SE is the best for the price.
     
  7. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    If you get it and it's still on iOS 10 keep it there, block the update with the TVos beta profile
     
  8. Rum_Becker Suspended

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    Great camera for a $150 phone, I don't think you will find an android that solid for that price.
     
  9. convergent macrumors 68030

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    My daughter and wife both have had SEs since they came out. I had a 6S+ and they basically all have the same camera. You won't get that on a cheap Android phone. You will have to watch your space and not let it get too bloated... no taking 500 pictures of the cats a couple times a day.
     
  10. trifid macrumors 68000

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    iPhone SE, the best $150 phone on Earth™
     
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    Obviously you said you already made the decision, but screen size is probably the main thing to think about. The android device that you used as an example is going to be much bigger, that may or may not be a good thing depending on how you feel about the size of a phone. If you like the small screen size I don’t think there are any comparable android devices.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As others have indicated, the iPhone SE is as cheap as you're going to find it for that price point with a great form factor and battery life. However, it comes down to which operating platform you really want. That's how I would base my decision, aside from the price point.
     
  14. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    SE. Easy decision.

    How often do you see threads about people being unhappy with the SE?

    Almost never. Why? Because it’s freaking awesome.
     
  15. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Is this easy to do?
     
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  17. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    5.2" Moto G5 Plus 2GB/32GB carrier-unlocked ad-free when it regularly goes on sale for $179 on Amazon.
     
  18. JackieInCo Suspended

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    This is what I did. I got a 128GB SE delivered yesterday and after using it half the day, was surprised that iOS 11 didn't download to the phone. As soon as I remembered the TVOS profile, I installed it. My phone is on 10.3.1. I don't want iOS 11.
     
  19. SigEp265 macrumors 6502

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    I have found using google photos to backup and purge the photos on the device to be a big help with storage!
     
  20. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    It will only download if it's manually triggered or plugged in and connected to wifi while not being used.
     
  21. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Until a Pixel can be purchased for $150, there really isn't an iPhone SE equivalent so go iPhone.
     

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