Just picked up my SE.....OMG!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dcpmark, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    The Power button is back on top where it belongs!!! :cool:

    But seriously, it was an added bonus for me that I hadn't even been thinking about.....I can't tell you how many times I accidentally turned off the screen while trying to shoot pics and vids.
     
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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, it belongs there for phones the size of SE, it doesn't really for larger ones.
     
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  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Nah it belongs there for larger phones as wel. I would love to have the button on the top of my 6s plus
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Certainly some people might like it there for whatever reasons, but as far as user design for one handed use goes it makes more sense for it to be on the side for larger phones.
     
  8. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Funny that people say the larger phones should have it on top too. I remember in my Android days when one of the biggest complaints about the HTC One M7-9 was that the power button was on top. It really is a poor place to put the button on large phones, as there is no easy way to turn it on when operating it one-handed. That is just the simple truth of it. Heck, LG has put their power button on the back for some years now! Just like screen size changes it just takes getting used to. I have no issues taking pictures or turning on/off my 6s with the button on the side. Reason being, that I have used that setup for a few years now.
     
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    I am looking forward to the rise of tiny iPhones. The more the merrier as they say. Less complaining about "Giant" size models that cause such angst.
     
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Happy for the folks who got their tiny phones back. But good god I cannot imagine going back to that miniature screen after getting used to the 6S plus. Everytime I do anything on my mothers 5S it feels so useless and I can't imagine how we ever survived on that screen size
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    I'd prefer if the power button was ontop of my 6S like the 5/S/SE/etc.

    If I'm not accidentally hitting it I'm intentionally accidentally hitting it. Sounds strange but what I mean is I think it's the volume up button like my iPad so it's not until I'm committed pressing the button do I realize it's the power button especially when taking a picture. Otterbox cases don't help the situation.
     
  12. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Nice to not be turning off the screen when trying to increase the volume. [​IMG]
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Exactly what you said about the 5s if I recall... :D
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    1.5 years later and I'm still not used to the power button being on the side!
     
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    Same here, I hated it. I'm so happy with the power button on the top with the SE :D
     
  16. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    I like having it on the side...but obviously better to have it on top for the SE on account of all the 4" holdouts who presumably will be getting this.
     
  17. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Lucky! How has it been going back to a 4" screen? I'm always inches from pulling the trigger but not sure about losing the Barometer and being stuck with the slow touchid again..
     
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    Its been fine, some things work really well on the 4" screen, other tasks not so much, but I knew that going into the purchase. For instance, the iPhone 6 plus offers a better experience when using Safari but for my usage habits, I really don't surf on my phone. If anything I'll use my phone for a quick search.

    Overall its been a very positive transition (even though I've only had it 24 hours).
     
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    its always been on top of the 5....
     
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  21. dcpmark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that I was coming from a 6, and had a 5 before that. Like others in this thread I never got used to the Power button on the side, and was always accidentally turning off the screen when taking pics, changing the volume, etc.

    The problem is not that the Power is on side....it's WHERE it was on the side. When you grab the 6 to press the volume buttons your fingers naturally goes to other side of the phone at the same spot, and to change the volume you squeeze the phone. They should have moved the Power button higher or lower than the Volume buttons.....I had an older HTC phone where the Power button was on the side at the bottom, and never had any trouble.
     
  22. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    I think its more apple with the photocopiers these days. I had a long play with an s7 edge today, came very close to jumping out of the walled garden. The only thing that kept me in was my watch.
     
  23. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    That's how I am. I do zero real work from my phone.. my desktop pc is for actual work. The phone is mostly for calls, texts, instagram etc..
     
  24. jntdroid macrumors member

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    My only hesitancy with keeping my SE is I tend to change carriers and the SE isn't as carrier agnostic as the 6S. That's obviously not an issue for most people. Otherwise I love the SE's power in a more manageable package. I also don't do any real work on my phone... it's a communication device that I want to be able to take good pictures and have good battery life. So the SE fits that need really really well.

    The battery life is pretty incredible. The first 20-25% this morning seemed to be going about the same as my 6S. But since then it's hardly moved even with some usage. I just set it up last night so that's likely why it was moving this morning.

    One thing I've hardly seen mentioned is the speaker. The SE's speaker isn't bad at all, but the 6S definitely has more depth to it.
     
  25. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the speaker being weaker. It wasn't quite as good to use with speakerphone, which I do pretty frequently with my 6S.
     

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