iPhone SE, best iPhone ever

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XRC771, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. XRC771 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    This post is a celebration to an unprecedented and terrific iPhone upgrade.
    Upgrade from whatever iPhone; in fact I used every iPhone out there for a while from 2007, from the debut iPhone to the iPhone 6s.

    This one is simply an awesome release and it has the most valuable "feature" that an electronic device can have: a truly long battery life. Not a long life because of a great size that allows it (like the iPhone 6s+) but because of a sublime cocktail of components of the right size, of proven usefulness.

    Just for reference I attached a screenshot of the battery usage during the first discharge of my new iPhone. I'm astonished.

    Someone see it as an old design refurbished, I see it as a pinnacle in the Apple industrial design and in product design alone. Defining it old design to me is like defining old design the Tour Eiffel.

    I find this model a celebration of a great design and a tasteful mix of what truly counts in a pocketable smartphone.

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  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
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    I'm kind of partial to my 5. It's Black/Slate. You can see it there to the left on top of my wife's silver iPhone 5.

    Also, my battery on my 6s+. :D

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  3. aohus macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2010
    I love the SE. I used to be on the 6+ too. The form factor is beautiful. Battery life is sufficient. Sometimes going small again is refreshing.
  4. aces99 macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2014
    I agree. The SE has pretty much all the features I need. The only thing I wish the SE had is the advanced wifi and LTE. I wish it also had the same display as the 4.7" 6S. I am not sure about touch ID as I have never tried it out but from what I have read not many apps utilize it yet. Maybe on the next 4" release they might add it. But other than that it is an excellent phone.
  5. Z3man macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2012
    Definitely my favourite iPhone ever, even though i have the sleep/wake button rattle and the yellow band across the top of the screen issues, i still love it. I will be returning mine soon and reordering another one hopefully without these issues, but if the replacement has them i can easily live with them. In the meantime while waiting for the replacement i will have to use my 6s for a couple of weeks, and i can honestly say i am not looking forward to going back to it even if it is only for a couple of weeks.
  6. XRC771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    I'm understanding you so well z3man!
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    It has Touch ID. It just doesn't have version 2, which is faster.

    Now it's even more perfect for you. ;)
  8. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    According to a computer magazine it has the same Touch ID as the iPhone 6, which is an improvment over the Touch ID of the iPhone 5se.
    Because this Touch ID is a little bit faster (but not so fast that that you miss always the lock screen) and handles better sweaty fingers.
    If this is true this would be perfect, because I want to possibility to take a lock at the lock screen with the home button. But I'm have some problems with the Touch ID of 5s when my fingers are sweaty.

    Didn't have my SE yet, but I believe the magazine :)
  9. XRC771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    It's just so! Faster than 5s Touch ID, slower than 6s one.
  10. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    Than it's perfect, after Apple does not allow add to add a delay to the much to fast Touch ID of the iPhone 6s :)
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001

    No. The 5S, SE and 6 all use the same TouchID. Only the 6S has a different version, Touch ID 2.
  12. mattireye macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2016
    The form factor is beautiful. Battery life is sufficient.
  13. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    All these threads are just making me more antsy. My phone needs to get here already. > : /
  14. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    I'll stick with a nice 400 ppi screen that I can actually read and text on. Toy phones are so 2013 ;)
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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016

    XRC771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    Opposite thinking here.
    Tablet-phones are a compromise to me, awkward 2014-15 toys ;-)
    Smart-phones are sized to be used one-handed. And text on iPhone 4,5,SE is absolutely readable at 326ppi.

    If I have two hands available and want to read, browse happy I gotta grab my faithful MacBook Air that is not a compromise by itself like iPhone 6s+ and is portable too and priced the same.
    If I need to read books, tons of pages then I grab my Kindle that is so much more enjoyable for extendend reading....or just a book if weight and portability is not an issue. Not all the old tools are bad just because they are old tech ;-)
  16. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    Just because Apple writes this on the Webpage it's not automatically true. Apple does not telling us all.
    I found this article what confirms the information of my computer magazine with some additional interesting details:


    Seems the difference from the Touch ID of the 5s to the 6 / SE Touch ID is a better resolution. This may result the reported better speed to the 5s and the handling of sweaty fingers.

    Maybe a better resolution of the scanner was not enough for Apple to announce this Touch ID of the 6 /SE as the second generation? Who knows? :)
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    You are using a guy with a piece of tape as an argument that they are different? o_O

    Apple says it is the same. The iFixit teardown revealed it to be the same. But a guy with some tape says it is different. Ooookay...
  18. ABC5S, Apr 8, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2016

    ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    You feel better now OP ? LOL

    "iPhone SE, best iPhone ever"

    I'll fix this for you. iPhone 6s and 6s+ are the best ever...Until September. iPhone 5SE is good, but not the best.
  19. XRC771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    I too think it's the same hardware found in iPhone 5s. Maybe SE SoC helps to speed things after the finger recognition.
  20. Gudi macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2013
    Berlin, Berlin
    iPhone SE = 2540/4420
    MacBook = 2500/4640

    So are these Geekbench numbers from iOS and OS X comparable or not?
  21. XRC771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2016
    Sure, they are.
    These days smartphones (and tablets) are workstations.
  22. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    Well there seems to be a different between the iPhone 5s and 6. Here an additional report about small improvements:

    Source: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobi...vs-iphone-5s-should-you-get-apples-new-mobile

    However, the german computer magazine which wrote this too, is very good. I believe them.
    But maybe you right, perhaps its the processor. How knows? Fact is that there are a lot of reports that the iPhone SE has a better TouchID as the 5s.
  23. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The best iPhone is the one you like. For some, its the 6s plus, for others, its the 5c, etc.

    For me, I'm liking the SE, and it may very well be favorite phone, but right now, my absolute favorite iPhone is the 5c.
  24. xixi.li macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2015
  25. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2011
    That's what my date said to me once. It's good to know she was talking about her phone

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