Picked one up today at Target from a prepaid carrier, but i will only be using this as a iPod for all my music storage needs. My daily driver is a iPhone 7 and after having both loaded up with almost an identical setup, with both on 11.4 the SE performs pretty much the same i'd say. Certain apps even load faster on the SE but i'l say thats just probably because the phone is fresh, though i have heard people say that with all the issues iOS 11 has been having the SE has generally been the best on it.. share your experience. Camera quality is also almost identical i'l probably see a significant difference tonight in lower light conditions. The front facing camera is also good enough and quite comparable to the 7, though you can't zoom in which i never do anyway on front facing. My only 2 disappointments are the lack of 3D touch that i am so used to by now and the first gen fingerprint scanner but hey at least it has a scanner.. Now compare this to a iPod touch 6 which will run you more money and you will not be getting the extra performance etc. Though i do think the iPod 6 revived itself with the fact that iOS 12 is coming out for it which is awesome. If you're in the market for a new iPod to store some music on/actually going the prepaid way and getting the cell service this so far seems like a great bang for the buck.