A question about the iPhone se

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tanianz, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Tanianz macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    I'm wondering if its worth trading in my Galaxy s5 for a iPhone se? I'm over the big screens. Thanks.
  2. Tanianz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    I've had the iPhone4 and right now using the 1st iPad Air, and find Apple easy to use. I don't need a big screen, will be happy with the iPhone se.
  3. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2015
    Pune, India
    Haven't you answered your own question?
  4. Tanianz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    Oops sorry.
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  6. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    Going from a large screen to a small screen isn't easy! You have to have a use set in mind before you do it. I don't use my phone for too much video watching, usually just quick videos and listening to music. In most places where I would be sitting down long enough to want to watch video on my phone I will more than likely have my iPad nearby and just use that instead. I traded from a 6 Plus to an SE and from an iPad Pro 12.9 to a Pro 9.7 and so far I'm very happy.

    I went from Windows Mobile to Android and was happy, then from Android to iOS and I was on cloud 9.
  7. xixi.li macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Then ask that question in the thread title.
  9. iPlaid macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2010
    Other than the SE being a timeless, iconic design, insanely fast with long battery life, and the ideal size for a cellphone, if you're a Mac user, and I assume you are by posting here, you'll gain the integration of iCloud calendars, contacts, reminders, notes, and Safari, as well as Handoff, which keeps your reading synchronized between the two. It's a no-brainer. Just do it.
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to visit the Apple store and check them out. Do some Internet and see how the keyboard does, THEN make your choice. 4" screens are not for everyone.
  11. Tanianz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    I ordered myself the phone also ordered a fre lifeproof case.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Congrats and enjoy, its a great phone.
  13. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    OP - You can't get an unbiased response when you post in an Apple forum. I hope you posted in an Android forum to get comparable responses that you can weigh and make an informed decision on.

    Pros about the S5:
    Water resistant
    Expandable storage
    Higher resolution display

    You need to be ready to limit your multimedia uses on the SE due to the smaller size, as it's just not as enjoyable to watch videos or edit photos on such a small display.

    Of course after I type all this I see you already went with the SE. Hope you enjoy it!
  14. Tanianz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    Thanks, I'm not worried about watching videos on my phone I got my iPad for that. I've read the good and bad reviews on the se.
  15. Lockon macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    And you'll have 14 days to return the SE if you don't like it.
  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Depends though, when is the last time you used a smartphone with a 4" screen?

    The 6 or 6s don't have large screens, problem is they are both almost the same total size as the S5. Time will tell if the SE is too small or not regarding the screen.
  17. Tanianz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    My phone came today, got it up and running. Loving it so far.
    I got the rose gold one just to be different from the other colours I've had with phones.
  18. matt_on_a_mtn Suspended

    Mar 25, 2016
    Congrats! Enjoy it and welcome. ;)
  19. RobertBosworth macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2016
    Hm.. What are the benefits from going from the Android to iOS?
    I know that iOs makes the battery discharged very quickly unlike the Android. What do you think about this matter?
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    iOS doesn't really do that.
  21. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    There are many benefits and detriments to any platform switch; all of which are situation dependent. If you really would like to know you'll have to put forth a situation as to why you think you need to switch. This will help you to get more specific answers, as there are almost endless answers to your question.

    As to the battery discharge statement, I've found that on a per mAh basis, I get longer usage out of the battery in my 6s than I've gotten out of my past Android devices. So, in my experience, iOS has better battery discharge rates than Android.
  22. sonsedgyojk Suspended


    Jul 12, 2016
    Since you don't watch video on your phone, I suggest you go for iPhone SE :)
  23. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. I'd suggest figuring out what your needs are and then finding a device, iOS or Android, that meets those needs.

    I think you're reading what other people say about iOS and taking it as the truth.
  24. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    My thinking is that I've never had an Android phone outlast any iPhone.

    As far as every bring else, I've used Android and iOS. Android gets laggy as I use it. And every Android I've had has become a hot mess after the first major upgrade. For sample, my Note 4 became so frustrating to use afte going from KitKat to Lollipop that I just put it in the drawer and gave up on it.

    So for me the benefit of iOS is a smoother more reliable experience, better support, more reliable OS upgrades, and Apple Care Plus.


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