I am a recent Android convert. With the lowering price of the SE, I couldn't help but give the Apple train a ride as price has always been one of the things that kept me on the Android side of things. This is how I ended up buying a "like-new" iPhone SE on eBay for $144 shipped. Money is tight and I needed a new phone, so I was willing to go pre-owned over new even though I could have gotten a new one from Verizon for about $30 more after taxes. It still has Apple Care until July and is in completely flawless physical condition. No scratches, dents, the headphone jack and the lightning port are completely clean and free of any markings whatsoever. I had an iPod Touch about three years ago, and my memories of it and iOS in general are almost magical...and seemingly blinded by nostalgia goggles. So, where do the problems start? It doesn't involve any sort of connectivity. I get great LTE signal now that I got my SIM card situation fixed, the headphone jack works great as does the lightning port. The camera takes downright amazing photos in comparison to my budget Android phones of the past. Everything about how the phone "works" is completely as expected. My issues arise in the actual performance of the phone. It is variable at best. Animations sometimes seem to drop frames and stutter, scrolling in places such as the App Store and Music often seems quite jerky and not smooth whatsoever, and even sliding between home-screens (I have two) occasionally seems to make the UI "trip", as if half of the scrolling animation misses it's mark. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but I am an obsessive guy, and even with the relatively low price of the SE these days it still wasn't a cheap device to me by any means. This seems to occasionally extend into apps, little frame-rate drops and stutters seem to get mixed in here and there especially in, oddly enough, 2D games it seems like. When I launched Infinity Blade III it ran without a hitch. When i ran Antutu benchmark, it got around 150,000. Geekbench results were as expected as well This is what confuses me. I figured if something was messed up hardware-wise, it would show up in a benchmark. I completely wiped the phone, did a software re-install and set everything up without an iCloud backup, nothing seems to have helped. I absolutely love the phone. Besides the visual disturbances and frame rate issues, it is an absolute stellar performer, especially compared to similarly priced Android devices. But my obsessive nature won't let me get over the thought that maybe something is wrong with the hardware of the phone itself. I have heard iOS 11 is not the most stellar performing version of the operating system, but it couldn't be causing all of these hiccups...could it? The possibility of these being completely normal things and I'm just being over-dramatic is also very real. I also ran into a new concern today. The front-facing camera on the device is shifted slightly to the right. It doesn't seem to effect how the camera works in any way, but it is still another troubling issue on a device I was sure I would absolutely love. Is this even a thing that is heard of on this model of the phone?