Are you interested in the iPhone 5SE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by taelan28, Jan 25, 2016.

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Are you buying the 4inch iPhone?

  1. Yes

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    50.6%
  2. No

    43 vote(s)
    49.4%
  1. taelan28 macrumors regular

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    Just wasting my time posting this.

    I liked android phones but all of them got too big and lacking a changable battery was enough for me to get a 5s a few months ago simply for the size and to give Apple a shot. I love this phone. Its small, its beautiful. The screen is a tad small (4.3 is ideal and I'll get to that later), and thanks to its software it sips battery, but I'd still like to be able to change the battery.

    However the software sucks. I just dont like iOS. The touch screen isnt very responsive at times. I dont know if its an app hanging up or its just being a pain in the ass. Im just running safari. I gotta press, double and triple press, turn it off, exit the program, restart it and pray to sometimes have a button pressed. I switched on my old Galaxy S4 and its like the phone was an extension of my thoughts. The music app is straight garbage compared to Androids stock music app. I can shuffle a playlist on android but I can only shuffle my library on the Music app.

    Overall Im psyched for the 5se. Though I dont like iOS I've managed to get used to it and I would imagine that my touch screen issues are an anomaly. Since its not a flagship phone I hope Apple takes some liberty and adds a 1mm of thickness and give us a few hours of extra battery. I hope it sells well so Android manufacturers see an opportunity to make a flagship quality android phone. Dont know what happened to the Galaxy Alpha series, Samsung really had their **** together there but Im guessing internal politics pushed it to the back burner.

    My ideal phone is the Galaxy S2 with a 1080p screen. I loved that phone. Gingerbread 2.3 was so lean compared to android 4.0. After I got an S4 I was like "eff this I want my S2 back" or even a galaxy alpha with a changeable battery. Hopefully the iphone 5se gives me what i want or galvanizes android manufacturers to give me what I want.
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    How do you figure you can't shuffle a playlist in the iOS Music app? Because you can.
     
  3. taelan28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I open the "recently added" list, hit shuffle and it shuffles the entire library.
     
  4. lagwagon Suspended

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    I still don't get how you claimed you can't shuffle a playlist in the Music app in iOS.

    There is a Playlist section in the My Music tab. Tap the playlist and shuffle.
     
  5. taelan28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok I see now.
    however, there is a recently added smart list at the top of my screen when open that. I can't shuffle that list. android had that option
     
  6. lagwagon Suspended

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    You can access a "recently added" playlist from the playlist section I mentioned previously. The one you see at the top of your library is more of just a quick access to the last three albums or whatever you've added to your library. Not really meant to be a recently added playlist.
     
  7. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I'm glad you're stoked for this phone! I am as well, even though I won't be buying it. I'm just excited to see Apple launch something new-ish that may possibly give us a glimpse as to what the 7/7+ may hold for us in the future!

    On a side note, have you ever used a Nexus? They are the true best Android phones, period.
     
  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Good lord then go back to android if its that important.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Sounds like you will be better off using an Android device. You seem more inclined to that OS. The hardware is but one piece of the puzzle, and if the software isn't fitting your needs, you're only spinning your wheels and frustrating yourself.

    Something is wrong then, because I find my iPhone 6 Plus to be very responsive, perhaps its just the apps I use (or in this case don't use) but I'm happy with the performance and stability.
     
  10. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    If the rumoured 1gb ram turns out to be true they can stick it where the sun don't shine !
    Penny pinching at its worst by apple.
     
  11. taelan28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea man that ish drives me nuts. I got my mom iPad mini with Retina display and though she's kind of a dolt with a dozen apps open and not closing any the thing runs out of ram and she runs to AppleCare to fix the problem because she's a dolt. my point is a 1.5 year old mobile device should work flawlessly for two years especially for the doltish consumer they target with their usability.
     
  12. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately I think this will be a peek backwards rather than forwards - can't see the 5se/6c bringing anything the 6s doesn't have already.
     
  13. taelan28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    cambookpro it has a 4" screen! It will do something the iPhone 6/6s/7 and every flagship Android phone cant do and thats comfortably fit in my pocket. As I said before, the Galaxy Mini phones were too gimped to and if the 5SE is a premium phone with a 4inch screen that does everything the 6s and does then they have my money!

    If you look at the ipad mini that launched mid cycle with the ipad, it was a glimpse into what the ipad air eventually became. To do a backwards looking design would make the product DOA.
     
  14. Cakefish macrumors 6502

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    I currently have a Sony Z5 Compact. It's really nice but I always end up envying my brothers iPhone 5S for its small size. Even though my Sony is pretty much the smallest Android phone out there, it's still too big for me to comfortably use one-handed!

    So I'm really interested in the rumours of the 5SE. I've already got an 128GB iPad Air 2 (that I bought at the end of last year) so I'm fairly familiar with the iOS ecosystem, if annoyed by its limitations (lack of any proper file management and no drag & drop from a PC being my biggest pain points).

    I don't know, I've always been an Android fan as far as smartphones go but a compact size with the A9 SOC and at least 64GB storage would be really tempting! One thing I really like about iOS is the frequency of updates, something Android can never hope to compete with.

    Still a bit undecided. It depends on what Apple offers really. I'd much prefer to see 2GB RAM and not just 1GB for example. I'm also a bit concerned with the prospect of having an iPhone 6-level camera in an age where the Galaxy S7 is rumoured to be bringing F1.7 aperture along with OIS (mobile photography is really important to me).

    Anyone else interested in the 5SE? :)
     
  15. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    There may not be a ton of folks here who are super interested, but there is definitely a market for the 5SE. The 6S is almost too small for me personally, but I applaud Apple for updating the smaller devices.
     
  16. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    I'll for sure get one if it has 2gb ram. Not sure if I'll get one if it only has 1 gb.
     
  17. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    It's almost sure it will get 2GB of RAM whether it's the A9 or A8. Apple seems to put 2GB of RAM in all of their new devices now (iPhone 6S, iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4).
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. All the rumors seem to indicate it's an iPhone 5S with 6S internals. That would seem appropriate.
     
  19. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    If it's not short on features, I will definitely consider it! I currently have an iPhone 5 that still works well, but I wouldn't mind a more current update in the same size.
     
  20. aces99 macrumors 6502

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    If it has the internals of the 4.7" 6S with the A9, 2GB ram and NFC Apple Pay I will probably be getting one. Depends on what kind of goodies it has.
     
  21. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    I'm betting a $550 price point if it has 2GB and an A9: 1) Buyers could then decide if size or internals were more important since the 6 is $550. 2) It gives a ready tiering of phones when the 7 is released - 7, 6s, 5se. But I'm wondering if it will stay $550 in the fall, since the 6s would likely fall to that price. What I don't see is the 5se and 6s being offered at the same price, either now or in the fall. Another logical possibility is $500 now and $450 in the fall for a 5se with 2GB and the A8.
     
  22. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Don't mention that f/1.7 aperture! It's bad enough that Apple kept the 6s at f/2.2 (an aperture size introduced in 2013) but it's gonna be ridiculous when they use the exact same camera in the 7, just like the 5 had the 4s's and the 6 had the 5s's :mad:

    At this point, OIS the only possible upgrade, since they'll save the larger apertures for the 7s, as usual :(
     
  23. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I would hope the SE would get a $450 price tag, but that may be somewhat wishful.
     
  24. Cakefish macrumors 6502

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    It really needs an A9 SOC, 2GB RAM and 64GB storage to be competitive.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not disagreeing with you, but Apple never mentions the ram, so I don't think we'll know right off the bat whether it has 1 or 2GB of ram.
     

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