iPhone 7 or SE ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RIPstevejobs, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. RIPstevejobs macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    I'm torn between ordering 7 128gb for $300 or SE 64 gb for free. Leaning SE. Bigger screen would be cool but if I'll have another upgrade in 18 months I'll get a newly designed one then. Some 7 features and the large screen would be nice but $300 for 18 - 24 months nice ? Hmm. Also I don't really like the feel of the 6/6s.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 12, 2016 ---
    halp me decide, fans.
  2. catean macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2013
    Timisoara, Romania
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
  4. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I think this comes down to size preference and budget. If you need more than 64GB then storage too.

    That makes it a very personal decision. And there's enough difference in these points that it should become a very clear decision with a bit of thought.
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Made this same exact decision recently. Got an SE. It's basically an iPhone 6s without 3D Touch. Plus I love the form factor (and that it has a headphone jack).
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Don't understand. What difference is there in "feel" between 6 and 7?
  7. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    faced the same decision after the keynote, went SE. happy with my choice, and dont feel like i spent so much i would feel guilty upgrading back to the bigger phone next yesr if i want.
  8. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    I got an SE and love it. But I also have a iPhone 7 Plus on order. I still plan on using my SE on the go and the Plus at home. But if I was getting the smaller iPhone 7 that would be my only device.
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Have the SE, sold 6s plus

    Not sure what I'm doing long term for 7 release, regular or plus. Time will tell,

    The gap is narrowed getting a 7, but I did plus for two years so maybe it'll feel good going different,
  10. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    i bought the SE last month. i needed a phone when my 4 year old iphone 5 decided to stop working. plus i already had an ipad mini 4. just how much better is the iphone 7 though? i just listed some things that come to mind. i will probably upgrade to the 2018 iphone, but for now, i'm satisfied. but i'm always curious to know just how improved 4.7" iphone is over the SE

    iphone 7 (4.7")
    slightly better front and back camera,
    optical IS,
    faster chip,
    3d touch,
    improved touch ID
    128 gb space, a great middleground (over the 64 gb max for se)
  11. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    I'm trying the iPhone 7 and if I can't get used to the size will get get the SE.
  12. vseera macrumors regular

    May 27, 2011
    I went from the 5s to the 6 to the SE and now have an order in for 7.

    I truly think I need a screen bigger than the SE, however, the 6/7 form factor is just too big for the size of the screen they have put in. A 5.2 inch screen can easily fit in the same size.

    But, as I want to stay on iOS this cycle and the only option for a bigger screen is the 7, that's what I am going for.

    Of course, the 7 Plus has an even bigger screen but that has a laughably big phone to screen size ratio.
  13. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Go for iPhone SE definitely better value for money
  14. RIPstevejobs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    ordered the SE last night. rose gold. comes tomorrow !
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2016 ---
    thats what im saying. probably not much.

    cant wait to get a bigger screen in 2 years also !
  15. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have the SE, and I'm happy with that. If you want a smaller phone then the SE is a great product otherwise, the 7 has a lot going for it
  16. RIPstevejobs thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011

    that would be what id do if i could afford it. maybe ill get an ipad eventually. i also ordered a 27 inch imac arriving tomorrow so my hands will be full and my screen will be big.
  17. Techexp2 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2016

    Even i do have the iphone SE, which is handy and has the best pixel density.
  18. Matt Leaf macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2012
  19. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    I just bought the SE. It feels better in the hand and is less slippery, it's more comfortable in the pocket, and it has a headphone jack. Plus, it's less money, which is a bonus, although I'd choose it over the 7 even if they were the same price.
  20. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    Where did all you SE owners come from? Lol There was a poll a few days ago asking what phone people were using and the iPhone SE barely got any votes.

    Anyway, I'd say the decision to buy a new phone is much harder now. When it was $400 for the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s with the same processor and camera was $250 more, it was extremely easy to recommend the iPhone SE over the "flagship" iPhone.

    The iPhone 7 is a pretty substantial upgrade over the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, but it is $250 more and the iPhone SE is still a fantastic phone. I already have an iPhone SE, but if I was buying a new phone now, I'd have a hard time deciding between the iPhone SE and 7, though I think I'd still probably go for the iPhone SE.

    The iPhone 6/6s/7 all have the same pixel density, and all the Plus phones have a higher pixel density.
  21. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I got an SE a few months (switched from a 6S+) and it's the best thing I've ever done: I love having a small phone again (I've got an iPad Mini and a 12.9" iPad Pro for when I need a bigger screen).

    Having got sucked into the "bigger is better" mindset over the last few years, I'm determined now to stick with smaller phones as long as they are available and am really hoping the SE isn't a one-off :)
  22. Matt Leaf macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2012
    i bought the SE and i love it, honestly, the 6 gave me cramps. SE is perfect size for me. Its just a bummer to have to miss out on all the latest features because you want a smaller phone
  23. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    I waited for the iPhone 7 announcement...and then bought an SE instead. lol

Share This Page