iPhone SE Going smaller

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fish09276, Mar 1, 2018.

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Anyone going for smaller across the board?

  1. Yes especially iphone

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    66.7%
  2. bigger is better. Heavy but easier to read

    18 vote(s)
    37.5%
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  1. fish09276 macrumors member

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    I find my tastes going to smaller, both in iphone and iwatch. Went from 7plus, to "X', now back to SE, which I thought was too small in March of '17. Like the convenience of holding easily in one hand and working everything with my thumb. No wrist fatigue. Also fits in pockets without adding much weight. Trading in my beloved 42mm series 3 watch soon for 38 size. Less weight. Also got airpods which i can easily wear all day compared to heavy obtrusive Bose ear pods.
     
  2. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    Very limited choices. Yes, I want the SE size phone. No, I don’t want a smaller watch. I have the 42, and wouldn’t go smaller.
     
  3. kazmac macrumors 604

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    I'll go smaller with an iPhone (probably SE2 if the screen and internal tech is updated while keeping the headphone jack), but everything else will probably remain the larger size for me (iMac, iPP).
     
  4. fish09276 thread starter macrumors member

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    Don't understand people's love of wired ear pieces. Bluetooth means freedom from dangling wires.
     
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Never understood the phone weight issue. I have used a plus, just thought it was too big. Use a 7 now. Never had an issues with phone weight or wrist fatigue.

    Not everyone likes Bluetooth. Also means one more thing to keep charged. I like the option of using wires without an adapter.
     
  6. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    It's one more thing I have to charge. I already have 2 sets of very good wired headphones that weren't exactly cheap. Replacing them with wireless versions would be a complete waste of money, not to mention I'd have to spend a lot more than what I paid to get something with the same audio quality.

    Just like you think going smaller is better (which I agree with when it comes to phones... I like being able to completely operate my 5S with one hand), I think simpler is better and wired is simpler.
     
  7. fish09276 thread starter macrumors member

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    While I wait for my SE to be delivered today., I pulled out my old but barely used 5C last night. Love the size and the blue poly-carbonate plastic body. Pretty indestructible. Nice to have some color too.
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    How much trouble can inserting a small plug once a day be? For all-day wire freedom?
     
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I travel sometimes short notice. Trying to make sure I get every charger and cable can be a pain. The option of have a headphone jack would be nice. It would accommodate all the users of iPhones. Just my opinion.
     
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    My son and daughter recently in the past 6 months bought new iphone se's. I got the X. My son works as a maintenance worker and wanted something smallish in his pocket while working. My daughter chose the se because it was the best price for non-contract plans and still an iphone. I had the se but my husband bought me the X at Christmas. I don't mind the size at all, in fact I love it.

    Here are my two phones side by side. Still using my se sorta like a tablet. When I look at the screens I am stunned how much larger the screen is but the size doesn't bother me
     

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  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have been using Plus size iPhone from the 6+ on.

    No way I could go back to that tiny keyboard.

    Looking forward to the X+!
     
  11. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    I went smaller with the 7 (from the 6+) once and regretted it. The plus sized screens now seem too small for me, and I’m looking forward to the 6.5” X Plus.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That’s the one downside to larger phones is the overall size and weight in the pocket. The iPhone X is heavy enough as it is with a stainless steel bands and glass backing, but if an SE2 releases, I would purchase one. I personally also like switching between phones, so I can insert my Sim card into my smaller iPhone or larger iPhone if I want to.
     
  13. fish09276 thread starter macrumors member

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    I switch between my 7 and X a lot. But the fragility of the X has me concerned that I'll drop it and either one side or the other will get damaged. Unless I keep it in bubblewrap. I get by with the little keyboard on smaller phones by dictating my texts with Siri. And my reading glasses help.
     
  14. kazmac macrumors 604

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    It's fine if you don't understand. I would rather not have something else to charge, to say nothing of a variety of other reasons why I'd prefer wired.
     
  15. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Paying 6times the price and need for charging just to be wireless makes it a hard decision for me
     
  16. anitak1982 macrumors 6502

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    You can charge it like all other iphones, a wireless charger isn't a must.
     
  17. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the middle as I prefer the smaller size for one-handed use/easier fit in my pocket, but as I get older my eyes prefer the bigger screen.
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I like the smaller form factor. Personally that is why I always choose a numerical (non-Plus) iPhone and why I love my SE. However, if the non-Plus iPhones and the SE had a child at 4.2" or 4.3", I'd love it.
     
  19. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    I love the smaller form factor, being a short female with tiny hands it's easier for me to use.
     
  20. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    I’m right with you there. Ever since I started using Bluetooth earphones, the thought of going back to wired is depressing. I’d be happy to never have to untangle those wires ever again. Not to mention the sense of free motion with no cables tethering me to my phone.

    I also like the fact that there’s one less hole in my phone for water and grit to penetrate. I’d actually like to see them lose the mute switch and let iOS handle that without a physical switch. That will happen eventually.

    However, I can understand how audiophiles with amazing wired headphones would feel abandoned by the lack of a headphone jack. I’m not that guy though, so Bluetooth earphones are a revelation to me.

    So for me, the SE 2 would be A-ok without the physical headphone jack.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think what I will do is purchase an iPhone SE2 if it launches, and use that as my primary device and then keep my larger iPhone if I feel like switching back-and-forth. I just don’t like carrying larger iPhones in the pocket, but I do prefer the larger display for viewing as you stated.
     
  22. anybutbush macrumors newbie

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    Wired means excellent audio quality which is the most important to me.
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    While I have a 5C for my secondary number, I am fine with the size of my iPhone X and 42mm AW s3. I have no intention of going to a smaller phone as my daily driver, much less getting a smaller watch.
     
  24. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I bought a good set of noice cancelling headsets just before they came out with a bluetooth option. Spent enough money that I don't want to replace them.

    My X has options, though, since it supports wireless charging. At work, I can just place it on the charging mat, and still use the headsets with the adapter. It would only be an issue if I'm on a long flight and need to charge the phone while using the headset.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Agree the audio is superior with wired quality headphones, but the Bluetooth AirPods have won me over and it really is a nice advantage to not have a wire being intrusive during my workouts and are usually forget I’m even wearing my AirPods, that’s how comfortable they are.
     

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