People mistaking iPhone SE as better than 6s

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

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  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    I don't know why this is bothering me but a lot of people are thinking that the SE is supposed to be an upgrade to the 6s. I know some people like the SE better than the 6s because it is smaller and better for them, but some people at school today legitimately thought that the 6s is now inferior to the SE and you should get it if you want the latest model instead of the 6s. Again, I know the SE may be better to some people, but some people think it is the upgraded model from the 6s
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. yep-sure macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Faster performance thab the 6S, and way better battery life. So in a way, it kinda is an upgrade.

    Depends on how you look at it.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Really? I've yet to see such posts. The SE is an upgrade to the 5s, to be sure but I've not seen anything about it betting better then the 6s
  5. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    It's more a sidegrade to a 6s. It has a worse front camera, older touchID and worse screen (quality, resolution, etc), but it has a better price and form factor IMO and it works with like 3 generations of accessories, many of which are super cheap now. Otherall, it's kinda a wash.

    If you're like me coming from a 6 or 6+, it can definitely be viewed as an upgrade.
  6. Barrierfreeman macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2012
    Who are these 'some people'?

    I am yet to see any posts by them or speak to them in the street.
  7. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    The SE doesn't have the taptic engine, havent seen this one mentioned yet, along with all the other missing features i dont see how it can be considered "better"
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010

    It is performance wise in theory. Didn't watch the keynote nor care for the SE but if it has the same screen as the 5S then the cpu is pushing less pixels on the screen and thus you'll have more power to run the OS in theory
  9. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    People at school today, apparently.
  10. phillyred79 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    I feel as though some 6s adopters are upset their phone isn't the latest (not necessarily the greatest) from Apple. You know, not front page news anymore. Relax, the 7 is right around the corner!
  11. rulymammoth macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2015
    Sorry but screen quality on the SE is noticeably inferior. I've got it side by side with a 6s Plus and its screen is more washed out and has a weird yellow tint on one side. Contrast is easily better on the bigger phone.
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    True story haha.

    To the OP....its just because it's a new iPhone.
  13. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
    Something to learn while still young. Someone will always have something better than you. Someone will always think what they have is better than what you have, even if it is not (may be just matter of preference). It is your job to simply let it go and not let it affect your satisfaction.
  14. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    FFS. S*** screens still? Of course it's $400.
  15. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Why would one compare the screen on the SE to the 6S Plus, the resolution is not even the same to begin with.
  16. oldmacs macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2010
    Because better is subjective, and the SE is better for some people. For some people the 6S is better.

    Its better for me as it has a cheaper price, better battery life and a 4 inch screen which is more important than a small number of features I would never use.
  17. rulymammoth macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2015
    Resolution and contrast are two different things. But fine, compare the SE and the 6s. Same deal.
  18. a.y.n macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2009
    San Francisco
  19. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    FWIW, my SE's screen is perfectly fine.

    Take the "Macs/iPhones have a yellow screen problem" with a grain of salt given that most people on these forums that seem to experience the "issue" end up returning multiple devices before they find a screen they declare they're happy with - in other words, they're extremely particular about getting a specific one that they deem to be perfect.

    My SE's screen is fantastic, as was the 5S screen before it.

    I have to wonder if the "omg yellow screen" thing has cropped up this evening only because Night Shift mode suddenly activated on everyone's brand new SEs. ;)
  20. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    People at school were talking about the "new iPhone" like it was way better phone than the 6s. I'm not sure why but it really bothers me when people have the wrong information.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 31, 2016 ---
    I know it's better to some people but others at school were saying things like it was way better than the 6s. This was coming from a girl with a 6s Plus
  21. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
    This is a rather humorous product cycle from Apple. We have people so conflicted. They are selling their iPhone 6S or iPad Pro 12.9 to have the latest and "greatest." It makes it painfully obvious who is buying for their need/want or for show.
  22. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2013
    I feel like what you're saying is more true than not, as a lot of people look for just the slightest tint of yellow and exclaim it to the world. However, an iPhone with a yellow screen definitely happens more often than not. Before I returned my iPhone 6 (performance was not good enough for me) I had messed with it side by side another 6 in the T-Mobile store and noticed my screen was quite a bit more yellow than that model. It wasn't terrible, but noticeable. My wife has the 5s and that thing is noticeably yellow without any comparison needed. She doesn't really care of course so I leave it be, but gracious that thing is bad!
  23. bkends35 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2013
    Stop worrying about what people think is better and just use what you've got.
  24. RC Mike macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2015
    The sooner you learn to just agree with the girls who have big phones, the sooner you'll start to enjoy the girls with the big phones.

    In all seriousness, smaller and the same speed is better for some people. It's all about what your needs are, not at all about what other people's opinions may be. That also means that to other people, your opinion shouldn't mean much, either.
  25. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    Honestly, I'm not surprised. These same people will probably be upset for no reason when the iPhone 7 is released later in the year :D
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