[MERGED] Those that moved from Plus to SE

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

  1. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    How do you like it so far? Personally besides the lower pixel density I love it.
     
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    why do you care if others like it or no, as long as it satisfies you.
     
  3. aohus macrumors 68000

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    i went from a 6plus to SE because i dropped my 6plus into a pool. No warranty :(

    I'm liking it so far. But the obvious downside is the smaller screen. Viewing content is definitely not as enjoyable as on a 6 plus. Plus side would be the better camera, portability, and faster processor. Zippy as heck compared to the 6+

    I dig typing on the keyboard as well using swiftkey. I can now type sentences one handed. All in all, I feel like its a Porsche, small and compact, but fast. In terms of battery life. It's okay. Will need to go through a couple battery cycles to get a full grasp of the actual battery life on this guy.
     
  4. mtneer macrumors 68020

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  5. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What's good with this stupid ass response? Why do you care if I care?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 31, 2016 ---
    Well my dad needed a phone and I just joined JOD so I handed it off to my dad.
     
  6. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    just asking... why do you care?
     
  7. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

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    I have a iPhone 6s Plus. After reading lots of reviews online about the new SE I decided I would try it out. I walked in my local Verizon store and walked out in about 10 minutes or so. I've been using it all day. I went to the car show in NYC and took over 300 pics. I have to say I love this phone and can't believe how much I missed the 4" screen. Oh ya the battery life is amazing !! I used it non-stop today and my battery lasted the whole day. It finally died when I got home at 10pm. I'm keeping it. In my opinion this is the best iPhone Apple ever made !!!
     
  8. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    That sounds very encouraging, thank you. I haven't purchased one just yet, I'm going to move down from an iPhone 6 to the SE in the next few weeks. For my basic needs I think the SE will work out just great.
     
  9. kinster macrumors 6502a

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    They want validation that they made the right choice.
     
  10. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    I noticed what one reviewer mentioned about the screen brightness. There is a noticeable difference in the brightness of the 6S and the SE. I didn't notice as much until I looked at them beside each other.
     
  11. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. That would definitely not have been a deciding factor for me. If I didn't have two other issues that bugged me, I would have kept it the full 14 days to give the size more of a shot.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    What issues?
     
  13. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    Very loose sleep/wake button, some sort of scratch or defect underneath the display (thought it was a scratch in the screen, but at an angle the screen was faultess), and the least important "issue" was slight yellow at top of screen. I could have lived with the tiny bit of yellow, but I couldn't just overlook the other two. I don't like brand new, expensive items to have defects that are visible to the naked eye.
     
  14. mobutt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely not, I'm just curious how others in my position feel. I'm loving being able to use my phone without it hurting my hand and with the 7 I will most definitely be getting the smaller one this time around.
     
  15. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Once the iPhone 7 comes out.. I'm anticipating a post "Those who moved from SE to 7" or perhaps "Now that the 7 is out who regrets going to the SE".

    But users have their preferences.. But some decisions were made in the spur of the moment no telling what happens when it sets in..
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    There's always going to be a group of people that move to the latest and greatest. All I can say is that I'm quite happy with my SE. I cannot say what the future will hold and whether I'll be tempted by the 7.

    I'm sure I will be on some level, but if the rumors turn out to be true (thinner and no headphone jack), I'll be less likely to spend 700+ dollars on it
     
  17. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    I'll be fine with thinner & no headphone jack.. I primarily use Bluetooth headphones.

    I just hope that they put some thought into the design 6/6 Plus & not a minor revision.
     
  18. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    bingo! same here. I have had it with the fact that Apple has a kind of thinnest-syndrom with their iPhone's. Any thinner than a 6S with the 7 and I will either keep my ''old'' 6S or my new ordered SE for the next 2 years
     
  19. Phone Junky macrumors 6502

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    I love the fact that I can have a glass screen protector that covers THE WHOLE SCREEN and isn't lifted around the edges all the way around. I had a 5s back in the day and fell for the whole "bigger is better" thing. Carrying the SE is like not carrying a phone at all. I love it.
     
  20. marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    How are you finding it, size-wise?

    I'm looking to get rid of my 6 Plus. I think the novelty has worn off. I sold my iPad 3 when I bought it, with the intention of using the phone as an in-between device -- but I ended up buying an Android tablet later on. I also have a MacBook and an iMac so a giant phone isn't really needed.

    I checked out the SE today. I like it, feels nice in the hand, screen seems a little cramped but I guess that's because I'm so used to the Plus - which absolutely dwarfs the SE.

    Also tried a 6S. I liked that too. Feels more substantial than my friend's 6, not sure why. I guess maybe the different aluminium?

    Checked online and I can buy it outright for £140 more than what I'd be paying for the SE. Not sure if it's worth it though?

    Don't think I'm gonna wait for the 7, from rumours it doesn't seem to be such a big upgrade from the current S - they never really are, are they? Either way, I want to downsize.

    So yeah, those who've made the jump, let me know!
     
  21. Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    The screen does give less content, but I don't feel I have read less after all, speaking of scrolling through subreddits or my playlists when standing on a train... Stuff like to-do lists and email inbox is perfectly fine and usually easier to use, since I tend to keep them so concise that the items usually fall out of my thumb's reach on the 5.5" screen (Blame Inbox Zero *cough*). As for conversations, do you need a long list of history when typing a reply anyway...? Usually just the few recent bubbles matter.

    I don't have the habit of reading comics or streaming videos on my phones though, so I can't comment on those.

    TL;DR: Yes, large screens show more, but are the extra stuff really relevant? YMMV.
     
  22. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    In a way, I'm glad that people have options on the size of their iPhone now. But in another way, I often think that the massive number of options/choices with everything these days makes our lives much more stressful. At least it does for me. Then again, I have a hard time making decisions and moving on. I've spent way too much time going back and forth on whether I want an SE or my 6S. I am overthinking the whole thing majorly!
     
  23. fausername5 macrumors newbie

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    I agree with you and I'm overthinking this as well...:confused:
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    Agreed, a couple of times today, I started patting my pockets wondering where was my phone - its so light. I too fell for the bigger is better, but clearly the 4" design is the sweet spot for me.
     
  25. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I'd like to believe that, but the way I used a phone in 2013 and technology itself is way different today.

    I do like the form factor though
     

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