Dang the SE felt good.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RadioGaGa1984, May 20, 2016.

  1. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

    RadioGaGa1984

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    Went to the Apple store today and held an iPhone SE for the first time. I do love my 6S and don't know if i could go down in size as a daily use iPhone but Mmm... it did feel really nice in the hand.
    I keep thinking about it. Just thought Id share. :)
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I totally agree, it reminds me of my iPhone 4S - I love that form factor. I'm tempted to get one as a secondary device for when I run/hike.
     
  3. Ugi macrumors regular

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    Feels nice but having an outdated screen in it is a no-go. Go to another electronics store and compare it to the rest of th mobiles and if you're not close minded you'll notice how dull the se is.
    was also considering to get the se because my 6s/+ had many display issues and I got a refund. Reading the se threads here I'm glad I did not.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    No matter how good it feels, typing on that tiny little keyboard is a killer on me ever purchasing. They do looks nice and feels good in the hands but that is not going to help me get though a days work in the field.
     
  5. Channan macrumors 68030

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    There's always landscape.
     
  6. Newtons Apple, May 21, 2016
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    Agreed but still not tempting for me. I understand why the SE is so popular and Apple did great by giving everyone choice. My choice was the 6S+ and I have zero regrets with it size.

    I am glad that Apple, after a lot of user wishes, did the SE.
     
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    Apple and many of its enthusiasts have found a small smartphone to be their favorite. Although the 6 series is popular, the modern full size smartphone is done best by the Android smartphone makers. Nexus, Samsung, HTC, LG and others are so far advanced that the aging iPhone only has the Apple logo as its best feature.
     
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I just did so yesterday. They finally had them in stock at my local Apple Store but quickly sold out. My husband managed to snag me and our daughter each a space grey. I had originally wanted gold or rose gold but decided for my smaller phone I preferred black bezels. They did have all the colors except rose gold. Their stock disappeared fast.

    I am still going to use my 6SPlus in the house and other indoor locations that have wi-fi. I prefer to handle my emails and FB stuff on an iPhone and my 6S Plus is the ideal size for that. For on-the-go, though, this SE can't be beat. I'm going on a hiking trip next week and I'm happy it will be the SE in my pocket this time and not the 6S Plus I was hauling around last time. But the S Plus is still going with me.

    My husband, on the other hand, couldn't handle going back to such a small device and happily handed my daughter's SE over to her after he finished setting it up for her. It's not for everybody.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    <Bitter laughing>

    Got my iPhone 5 on launch day, September 21, 2012. A year later Apple anounces the iPhone 5 is dead, and here's the 5s. Apple kills that form factor with the iPhone 6/6+ a year after that.

    A year and a half after that Apple introduces the iPhone SE. A phone that remarkably looks just like an iPhone 5/5s but no one remembers that this form factor has been here before.

    Hmmm…how about them apples?

    :(
     
  10. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    They are backordered at my local Apple Store, and our local Verizon still doesn't have any. These things are crazy popular!
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Trying hard to connect completely unrelated things together just to put Apple down somehow.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Have to agree.

    I don't care for every product Apple makes and I have some strong objections to certain directions Apple goes in - but iOS/iPhone works for me.

    Apple's marketshare and customer sales certainly do not agree with maxsix's opinion.
     
  13. Rigby, May 21, 2016
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    I have the SE since launch day. It replaced my iPhone 6. I'm really happy to have a truly "pocketable" phone again that doesn't get in the way and doesn't feel like a slippery piece of soap in my hand. Surprisingly I don't miss the bigger screen at all. I guess it depends on what you're using it for. I don't watch videos or read ebooks on my phone. Everything else works great, just as it did before Apple introduced the 4.7" screen. Typing is no problem at all. If you do a lot of web browsing, a bigger screen is obviously better, but I find even the 6+ screen too small for that.

    It's true that the contrast of the "classic retina" display is not great anymore by today's standards, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Battery life seems much better than on the 6; I can now easily get through the day and usually have >30% left, where my 6 sometimes went into power saving mode in the evening.
     
  14. RadioGaGa1984 thread starter Suspended

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    And this is why I don't bother reading anything they post. It's always the same. If you've read one there is no need to read anymore.
     
  15. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I couldn't agree more. I tried out the SE and love the size, but I definitely prefer the keyboard on the 6/6s.
     
  16. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Dictation works so well for me that I don't even use the keyboard on my iPhone much. This is why I don't mind going back to a smaller screen.
     

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