iPhone 7 from SE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by martint235, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. martint235 macrumors regular

    martint235

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    So I've had the SE for nearly a year and love it as a phone. Really can't fault it. The fault unfortunately lies with me, I'm getting on a bit (rapidly approaching 50) and need reading glasses for a lot of things now.

    However I only tend to wear glasses at home, not a vanity thing more a "can't be ****d" so for example after 2 years of having reading glasses, today was the first day I've worn them to read the paper on the train.

    So I'm struggling a little bit with the SE now. For most things it's fine, I can zoom for emails etc but entering events etc can be a bind. Would there be a big enough benefit from getting a 7 to make it worth the £700 or so sim free?
     
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  3. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, iOS scales text for all display sizes to be about the same. I found zero difference between my 6 and SE visibility wise (SE is actually easier to read since the display is a bit more yellow). The only solution is to change text size in accessibility settings, though it doesn't work for Safari.
     
  4. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I agree. I went from the 6s to the 7+ and really enjoy not having to ever worry about zooming in on anything. It's very relaxing and my eye strain is reduced.
     
  5. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    There is an option to increase text size in the accessibility menu.

    My dad found it very helpful.
     
  6. martint235 thread starter macrumors regular

    martint235

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    I've got large text set to on.

    The 7+ is out. The main driving force for the SE was a smaller phone after my Note 3. Holding a house brick to your ear just doesn't look cool :)
     
  7. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Yeah. I can see that. I went to a 5c from a Note 3. However, I don't talk on the phone much. So for my uses, I needed the bigger device again. YouTube, news, forums, my games, they all are of bigger benefit to me on the 7+.

    I think the 7 is a good device too but coming from a 6s, it wasn't enough of a negligible upgrade to myself personally to get it. The camera, RAM, and screen size offered by the 7+ were worth it to me. It made my desire of wanting a jet black phone not seem so silly.
     
  8. sman789 Customer Support

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    Get better eyeballs OP, lol. The past two-three years I've been using 5.5"+ phones and switched to an SE this past month. For me, everything is easier to do on the smaller phone.

    You could always purchase a new iPhone from the Apple Store and return it within two weeks if it doesn't jive with you. That's what I did with the latest 7+, the thing is just monstrous.
     

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