Going from a large screen to the Iphone SE

chacolo

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Hello,
just moved from a Moto X (5.2" AMOLED 1080p) to the Iphone SE. Everything is much smaller and it is kind of difficult to be accurate (to tap icons). I do not think I have big fingers ;)
 

aohus

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you'll get used to it. i came from a 5.5 inch 6+ and grew accustomed to it after a couple days.
 
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thegrants82

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Hello,
just moved from a Moto X (5.2" AMOLED 1080p) to the Iphone SE. Everything is much smaller and it is kind of difficult to be accurate (to tap icons). I do not think I have big fingers ;)
Give it a day or two. It took that long for me to get used to it from my 6s.
 
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I'm moving from my 5.7" Nexus 6P to the SE, but I've already gotten used to playing around with my old 5S again. Took about a week, but now it feels pretty natural again. Was bizarre at first, though.
 

KiXeR

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Haha i´m dooing same thing soon, just waiting for some store to get 64G Space Grey in stock.

I'm moving from my 5.7" Nexus 6P to the SE, but I've already gotten used to playing around with my old 5S again. Took about a week, but now it feels pretty natural again. Was bizarre at first, though.
 
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PaladinGuy

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Are none of you worried in the slightest that iOS 10 will use 3D Touch much more significantly? That's a consideration for me, as I think about the SE.
 

pojo1806

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Are none of you worried in the slightest that iOS 10 will use 3D Touch much more significantly? That's a consideration for me, as I think about the SE.
I used 3D touch a few times the day I got my 6S Plus, then a few times accidentally months later. I am not worried about my SE not having it.
 

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Hello,
just moved from a Moto X (5.2" AMOLED 1080p) to the Iphone SE. Everything is much smaller and it is kind of difficult to be accurate (to tap icons). I do not think I have big fingers ;)
I'm finding via first hand experience with my Nexus 5X vs my iPhone SE, that it's the Nexus 5X with it's gorgeous 5.2" display that's the ideal "Pocket Size Smartphone" for my preferences.

While I was certainly aware of the SE's tiny size before I bought it, I'm a firm believer in buying the product and trying it out before judging based on others opinions. And yes, I've also had every iPhone model since the original, yet I eagerly abandoned my 5S when the iPhone 6 Plus became available.

So I've come full circle with handsets of every size, in each increment... from my tiny original iPhone thru various Androids up to 6.4". My favorite size for all around usefulness, speed and efficiency is a 6.0" handset. Both my Nexus 6 and Ascend Mate 8 are stellar examples of what a flagship smartphone can do.
 

bufffilm

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I like the size.
Well, as others have posted after me...it may take a short period of adjustment to acclimate to the smaller screen.

If you bought the phone thru Apple you do have a return period. From other places, that might not be the case.
 

got556

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Note 5 to SE. The SE is a sigh of relief. Took me a few days to get used to typing and seeing small text but I'm now completely happy with my decision. My son was jealous of my new phone and was tired of his iPhone 4 as a iPod Touch so I managed to find him a mint 5S 16GB with Spigen Case for $60....and then I found a 6+ for $80. I need to keep looking for more deals. But he is 6 years old and just happy to have a phone that looks like dad's :p. Plus he can actually do stuff on it now due to the A7 being up to par to handle games.

But seriously, everday when I leave the house, I have to check and make sure I have my SE on me, b/c with phones like the Note or 6+ you're always carrying it b/c there is no where to put it, so you know you have it. Also the battery life put my Note 5 on Android M to shame. Especially standby time. Miss the gorgeous QHD screen of the Note though. But if Apple stuck a little higher res screen in the SE for the next gen and I lost an hour of battery life I would still be happy.
 

LiveM

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No iPad uses 3D touch. Anyway, accessibility options will always exist. It would be a repetitive strain injury suit waiting to happen.
 

PaladinGuy

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It's surely possible, however only the 6S has this capability today - so all of the prior phones, and there are many more of those plus all of the ipads running iOS, so I don't think they'll build a super feature with 3d touch.

To do so would alienate a lot of users.
That's true now, but the figures will change after the iPhone 7 (presumably) comes out later this year. I highly doubt they'll make it without 3D Touch. If so, that'd be really lame.

I'm leaning towards hanging on to my 6S, at the moment, even though the size and comfort of the SE are awesome to me. I just feel like I don't want to lose money trading out my phone every year, much less every 6 months! We'll see what the 7 brings. I think if they reduce bezel and increase battery life, I'll definitely get it.
 
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