Other Anyone said forget it and just went iPhone SE?

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  1. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Did not say you were a "bad user". I did say that after three iPhones you have to suspect the user. Apple never intended on us living on our phones. You can see that most are very happy with the battery in the SE.
     
  2. PBz macrumors 68000

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    I did.. and then the small screen and skinny keyboard drove me nuts so I went back.
     
  3. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a

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    Same users made the same battery argument in another thread the other day and got the same response...
     
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Skipping 6-8 is legendary!

    Never updating my SE from 10.2
     
  5. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Oh congrats for bringing in politics. I was just stating my opinion you said it was a user error I told you what I did on it. The se is a pos that is my opinion. Leave it at that.
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    But you wanted to blame me as the user. And didn’t think about it being on iOS 11 as others have said made there battery life ****. There’s nothing you can do about being on iOS 11 when you buy the phone and it’s already on it. Or makes you update before going any further.
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    Well how about you all just go buy an se on iOS 11 and come back and tell us your response on it then. When the sob dies in 5-6 hours you’ll know what I’m talking about.
     
  6. Beau10, Jan 3, 2018
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    Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm enjoying the X I got for Christmas, but man, the ergonomics of the SE for 1-handed use are king. I'm going back and forth between the two devices and am having some trouble making up my mind.

    These are some of the things worth considering:

    - With the ability to move the keyboard to the left (I'm a lefty) and accessibility I'm mostly there on one-handed use, but it's obviously not quite as fast as the SE. On the whole, I wish there were flexibility to modify the home zone (swipe up), control center, and the main overlay. At the very least being able to configure control center to the left would be super

    - The camera and 4k video of the X is of course a big step up. It's not a big deal to me though, but it's certainly nice and notable

    - The audio quality using the dongle on the X is superior vs. the headphone out on the SE. This is somewhat of a big deal to me, I have fairly high-end IEMs (Campfire Andromedas, cost as much of the X itself) that I listen to when working at cafes and the like.

    - The extra screen real estate isn't as much extra as one would hope - everything is displayed larger. On some sites you might only get maybe 10-20% more on the screen, but on others it can be 50%+. That said, I'm a remote working software dev and have our daily standups in google chat. With the X I feel more confident walking the dogs during meetings since when folks share their screen it's reasonably legible.

    - Getting an OLED TV last year was a *HUGE* step up over the plasma I had before. I was thinking it would be the same w/ the X, but am not noticing much difference in practice.

    - Battery life on the X seems better by a good margin, but my SE is nearly 2 years old and probably has well over 500 cycles on it.

    - Wireless charging is amazing. I bought a lamp from Ikea with a wireless base that I put on my nightstand. The X lasts just about all day for my use so it's been incredibly convenient the last several days I've had this as I tend to leave my phone next to my bed. It would definitely be missed.

    - Weight is somewhat annoying on the X, esp. when sitting in bed using it as a Kindle for more than 30 minutes. It is what it is, I'd take the SE despite the smaller screen.

    Ultimately for me - keeping in mind I have fairly small mitts - something like an X mini, say at 5 inches or so, would be a dream device. Apparently Samsung might have an S9 mini which would certainly be interesting. I absolutely love the S8's hardware, just ho-hum on Android itself.
     
  7. Newtons Apple, Jan 3, 2018
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    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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  8. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    We do have an iPhone SE running iOS 11 in the household. Moderate use, has ~40% charge when it gets home. Heavy use, ~15%. That's around the same battery life that it was getting on iOS 10.

    People don't have the same usage, settings and apps installed. It's possible your particular use-case means heavier battery drain on iOS 11 than iOS 10 but your experience is not universal.
     
  9. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Yup you to. The se I had would go from 100-30 in 3 hours not even hardly using it.
     
  10. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a

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    Look, this is very simple.

    There are many, many more anecdotes on here about good battery life with an SE and iOS 11 than there are bad.

    When there’s an anomaly in the data, there tends to be a reason behind it.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The OP refuses to think that after three phones with the same problem, that it could possibly be and error on his part. I know several friends who rave about the battery life on the SE but I am sure there are those who do not.

    Life goes on and I am loving my X.
     
  12. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Iphone SE best phone i owned so far...6s and 8 are decent but SE is so small and awesome for what it does..More than enough for me.
     
  13. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    I’m not the op tho. Once again was just stating my opinion
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think the iPhone 6s was my favorite within the last four years of iPhones, mainly because the display was vibrant and had a very stark tone to it. Compared to the other displays have a much warmer tone.
     
  15. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    I didn’t say it was user error, I’m just calling you out for posting BS. Later in this thread you claim your SE went from 100 to 30% in three hours of “hardly using it” - that’s just not a credible claim. It’s as believable as me claiming my SE lasts a weekof heavy use between charges. Either you’re grossly exaggerating to support an ill-thought out initial argument (my bet), or you’ve got some kind of defective app installed that would have drained the heck out of any iPhone.

    I use my SE plenty during the day, take it off the charger at 6.30 and come home from work at 18.30 with at least 50-60% battery or more, every single day. I couldn’t use 70% in three hours if I tried.

    BTW at this point the reference I made wasn’t political, it’s just an internationally recognised by-word for utter farce.
     
  16. Beau10, Jan 4, 2018
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    After popping my sim card back into the SE and using it this morning, I'm going to take the X back. The SE is just an ergonomic marvel for 1-hand use, and although Face ID works great for me and hardly ever misses, Touch ID is similarly accurate yet a bit faster, esp. in the face of having to swipe up in conjunction.

    As far as battery life I'm on the latest iOS and have 81% after 3.5 hours with random texting and web use. Downloaded a battery program and see my battery is 85% health - so if I got a fresh battery it probably wouldn't be too far off from the X.
     
  17. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    That’s good glad it works great for you. I myself wouldn’t take an se for free. But maybe it’s cause I hated the 5 body. Or really any iPhone before the 6.
     
  18. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Yes 6s is awesome :D. 7 is meeh and 8 is decent :D IMO.
     
  19. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I currently have 4 phones for 2 lines. 2 android, 2 iPhones. Started off as having a backup phone (Moto G5), then was able to buy an E4 for $40 as a second backup phone when I had upgraded to 2 lines.

    If the $200 SE had been available when I bought the G5, I would have bought that as a backup.

    Then I caved and bought the X, so my backup iPhone is the 7+. Which will be the phone I take on my first skiing trip since it is in an otter box, and if things go bad, I don't break the X.
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Lol, it always seems like forum members here are superhuman. I've used a 6, 6s, 7 and 8 and can't really differentiate between their displays. :D

    That said, even on the same model, some devices' displays just run warm while others' might run cool.
     

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