If you had to pick one... whats your favorite part of the iPhone SE?

Hal~9000

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For me I'm kinda torn:
  • The battery life is seems amazing (13 hours of LTE/WiFi web browsing!)
  • The price is also amazing (only $399/$499 for 16/64gb with flagship specs!)
  • Flagship specs in a 4-inch device! (so many times android manufacturers gimp the smaller models)
Gun to my head I'd probably have to go with the battery life (even better than the 6+/6s+ models :eek:)

Whats the favorite part of the iPhone SE for you?
 
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C DM

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I'd imagine the size would be one of the top ones given that that would be one of the main points behind having that version of the phone out there.
 
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Andres Cantu

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Hard decision, but I have to go with the battery life. I mean, Apple finally gave people what they've been asking for ages.

How in the world does this phone match the 6s Plus's web browsing time? I want to see real-life tests to see if it's really true!

The irony is that Apple gave the better battery life in the mid-tier phone and not its flagship phone :p
 

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Battery life and design. Apple really outdid themselves in the battery life department. A 4" phone that has equal performance to the iPhone 6s and gets better battery life than the larger 4.7 and 5.5 inch phones is amazing.
 

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Most iPhone owners have not switched to the bigger size, so I'm glad Apple listened to the stats and the voices saying the 6 range is ugly.
 

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The price and the form factor, which is my favorite iPhone design so far. I still have my 5S and I miss using it.
 

lordofthereef

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It's difficult to take pricing and specs separately. If it was just a 5s for $400 I wouldn't even be looking. They go hand in hand for me.
 

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It's difficult to take pricing and specs separately. If it was just a 5s for $400 I wouldn't even be looking. They go hand in hand for me.
Yeah exactly. But they stuffed 6S innards into this thing. I wasn't going to even bat an eyelash at this thing thinking it was just going to have an A8 in it. I was pleasantly surprised. I've been using my phone a lot more for fitness ... and my big ass 6P makes no sense in the gym or when running. I can strap the SE to my arm and not worry about it.
 

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Yeah exactly. But they stuffed 6S innards into this thing. I wasn't going to even bat an eyelash at this thing thinking it was just going to have an A8 in it. I was pleasantly surprised. I've been using my phone a lot more for fitness ... and my big ass 6P makes no sense in the gym or when running. I can strap the SE to my arm and not worry about it.
Off topic but do you wear your phone on a strap? I use a flip belt (when running outdoors since indoors I can just set it in the treadmill or elliptical). I've also started using a fitbit with GPS for outdoor runs when I don't feel like listening to music and would rather take in the scenery.
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It's nice that complaints about the lack of a tiny iPhone will no longer be valid.
People will still complain that the larger phones are more specced out lol.
 

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Off topic but do you wear your phone on a strap? I use a flip belt (when running outdoors since indoors I can just set it in the treadmill or elliptical). I've also started using a fitbit with GPS for outdoor runs when I don't feel like listening to music and would rather take in the scenery.
I use (well used) an arm band/strap that the phone goes into.



I have a FitBit as well.

People will still complain that the larger phones are more specced out lol.
Indeed.
 
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lordofthereef

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I use (well used) an arm band/strap that the phone goes into.




Indeed.
I highly recommend a flip belt. It changed my life. That said, a smaller device is always going good to be more comfortable when working out. The iPhone 4 was the. Our comfortable of all for me back before I had the belt.
 
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I highly recommend a flip belt. It changed my life. That said, a smaller device is always going good to be more comfortable when working out. The iPhone 4 was the. Our comfortable of all for me back before I had the belt.
I have no idea what a flip belt is. Got any links? And yeah ... smaller is definitely better for work outs.
 
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