Any iPhone 6s Plus user will buy the iPhone SE as a secondary device?

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  1. mmmindful macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm from Brazil and i bought the iPhone 6s Plus 128GB in january. But I have to confess that I'm seduced by the iPhone SE. I REALLY LOVE the design of iPhone 5/5s and I decided to buy the 6s Plus because it's bigger and the memory capacity (128GB). But just to be big it's so difficult to bear the phone in many places.. I'm thinking about buying the new iPhone SE as a secondary phone, as an iPod and for emergency calls at work or university. Anyone else will buy iPhone SE as a secondary device?

    Sorry for my "poor" english.
     
  2. Max(IT) Suspended

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    In september I'll be able to get rid of my Lumia 1520, and since I've lost any faith in Microsoft for the mobile solution, an iPhone SE could be the right choice as a second phone. Even the 16 Gb model.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I've thought about it.. And what's worse than a big phone? Having to carry a second phone in addition to my big phone.
     
  4. mmmindful thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Of course!
    But in my situation, i would carry only one phone, depending the moment/place
     
  5. EDH667, Mar 26, 2016
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    EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 6s plus for my normal phone and a iPhone 5s for exercising, iPod and working around the house. I have a data only SIM card and forward my iPhone 6s plus to the 5s when out and about.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Don't need the SE. I have an iPhone 5 that was my primary phone for two years. We don't sell our phones when we are done with them, we keep them.

    So, I don't need the SE because my iPhone 5 already fills the role that you are thinking about. It's my iPod Touch and media device already.
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    how did you get a data only SIM card?
     
  8. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    From a company that just started called Charge. Charge.co $15.00 per gigabyte that never expires on the Sprint Network.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I am on the fence about what I want to do. I love everything about my 6s plus except size while on a run. Even with a flip belt it is just a little unruly. Not unlovable, but unruly.

    I am toying with the idea of a moto 360 sport; built in gps and music storage are the two bullet points. $300. The iPhone SE would be $400 (I would go entry level because I do not need massive storage for what would become a workout device). I already have a fitbit surge, so I have a sport tracker covered and would be looking at a moto 360 for the additional functionality and allowing me to run without a phone at all. $100 difference BUT I wouldn't need new headphones (the watch would require bluetooth and I haven't found a pair I liked, though they'd run me $00+ anyway, thus negatine the price difference).

    At the end of the day it boils down to two things. Would I like to run with NO device at all? And do I want to deal with swapping the sims out 1-2 times a day.

    I will probably just live with what I have. This is a want for me, not a need, and it's tough to justify $400 for a phone specific for running.
     
  10. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    For me it's a no.

    I prefer the bigger screen now for surfing.

    I've never had a problem with carrying around my iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  11. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone SE is without doubt the perfect partner for the iPhone 6s Plus. I've ordered one for this precise reason. I also think the new iPhone 4" is a Spring/Summer device, ideal for accompanying me on runs and work outs due to its smaller form factor.
     
  12. Sevendaymelee macrumors regular

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    I used a 4s from 2011 until just a few days ago when I finally upgraded to a 6s plus and I have to be honest, it's just not working lol. This thing is just way too big. I didn't drop my 4s for it's entire lifetime but this morning, my 6s plus slipped right out of my hand whilst trying to turn off the alarm clock. I'll probably be taking it back to the store and swapping it for an SE. I just don't need this much phone.
     
  13. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    If I was in the US, at $500 for the 64GB, I would probably get one as a backup iPhone (and sell my iPhone 5). Currently I have the 6S and my backup is my old 5 (which is fine, but its battery life is not its forte anymore).
    However, in Singapore, the 64GB SE is US $600+, more than $100 on top off the US price. It's a bit harder to swallow. So I'm going to pass on it.
     
  14. maflynn, Mar 27, 2016
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    I have no desire to spend 500 dollars on a product that is only going to be used for secondary purposes. I guess 500 dollars is a lot for me, and so I need to have clear justification on its use before spending. I'll be selling my iPhone 6 plus to help offset the cost of the SE when the time comes.
     
  15. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I have thought about it but i'm not sure. When the 6 and 6 Plus came out I got one of each thinking I would switch from one to the other depending on the day/occasion but ultimately I used my 6 plus around 95% of the time. I think if I got an SE the same thing would happen.
     
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  17. mmmindful thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thinked about it.
    But here in Brazil the price of Apple devices are extremely illogical.
    The iPod Touch (64GB) costs R$2,599.00 (US$705) and an iPhone 6 (64GB) costs R$3,499.00 (US$948) and an iPod Touch (128GB) costs the same as the iPhone 6 (64GB). The price of the iPhone SE (64GB) would be about the same as the iPod Touch (64GB). Here iPod is a luxury item
     
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It's a much slippier phone. I've had mine naked since launche day in 2014. I'm surprised I haven't broken it yet.
     
  19. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

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    So what are you doing, having two sims and two numbers? How can people get hold of you if you have the "wrong" phone with you? (Unless you plan to carry both?)
     
  20. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure they have the same sim card size. Just pop it in with the one you would be using.
     
  21. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    What a hassle. Loading and unloading SIM cards based on where you "think" you're going. What if plans change? Lol
     
  22. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, SE as primary phone (replacing 5s), iPad Mini 4 (LTE) as my "bigger" carry.

    Any phone bigger than 4" is too big for me :D.
     
  23. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 6s is my end all be all , hence no justification for a secondary phone
     
  24. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Whats the point of carrying two phones (and maintaining two phone bills)? Beats the purpose of either phone's design intent.
     
  25. geta macrumors 6502a

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    So all of you that planing on getting the SE as a secondary device (or keeping old phone around), admitting the Plus version is too big for your day to day activities ?

    Instead of juggling between two phones i prefer having smaller phone for day to day use, a tablet\MBP when needed bigger screen, and iPod Nano only for sport activities…
     

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