picked up a SE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsray, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. itsray macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    its a good phone. the size for texting is a little small since I'm used to the 6plus/6s plus. but the phone itself is great. considering i mostly use my phone for pandora and checking emails i don't mind the smaller size. and the battery life is way better. now i know why people like it so much. since i have an iPad as well the smaller screen doesnt bother me. and its a lot lighter. i might just make this my main phone.
  2. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    image.png I got mine few days ago and i am loving it,the battery life is great.this thing even outlasted my iPhone 6s plus in terms of battery life :D
  3. xspaint macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Im literally on the phone with apple support trying to fix the battery issue with my 6S. The SE is becoming more and more appealing. The 5/5s/SE is and always will be the best form factor (totally subjective of course)
  4. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    sometimes the screen seems a little small. but i don't live on my phone. i just use it as a phone. emails and music. anything else ill use my air 2 or iMac
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Going back to a phone that has the same design as the iPhone launched in 2012... Nty.
  6. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    a phone is a tool. not something you brag about. but thats just my opinion.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The fact that the (external) design is from 2012 makes it bad or strange in some way?
  8. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    everyone has their opinion. but since the internals are a 6s (other than the front camera) thats kind of a comment thats superficial.
  9. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Ahhhhh the ol 2012 design dig as if it is some sort of an issue. Cause, ya know, we all need pull out the newest truest iphone to establish our status/street cred o_O
  10. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It probably would lack in some other ways (like battery life due to a smaller battery) and perhaps sell somewhat worse due to costing more.
  12. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I've been using my SE much more recently than my 6s. It really helps that my SE can get through a whole day on a charge. My 6s can't do that (even though iOS 10 PB2 is installed).
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I like it too. Hoping it gets a price drop with the 7 launch, I amy pick one up for myself and use it solely for running/biking/gym. 6S plus is a little unweildy for those purposes.
  14. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    this is true. i have an arm band that fits it. but the 6s plus wont work for that. way to big to go running or biking.
  15. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Different strokes for different folks. For me, once I've used the 5.5 inch device, I can never go back to the smaller screen device. I've actually played the SE at the Apple store and it's not for me. I just can't stand a small device. However, I do have the 6th gen iPod touch, so I will use that for my fitness needs.
  17. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    People have their own priorities. Yes, there are those who dislike the SE because it looks very much like the 5S and when in social situations, pulling an SE out will cause others to think that is a 5S. The person will be ridiculed for having such an old phone. They'll be social outcasts. Pariahs. They'll be relegated to spending their Saturday evenings following the instagram feeds of their (now ex-) friends' exploits, wondering why they bought the SE.

    Yes, there are people for which this is a concern.
  18. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    i understand. but i exercise a lot and i like to bike ride. so sometimes the smaller device I've noticed makes a big deal.
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I have a flip belet (flipbelt.com) and it works well for these purposes, but the phone is still bulky.I ocassionally use my sons phone when he isn't aware (lol) and it's perfect for fitness IMO.

    If the iphone 7 turns outto be what leaks are suggesting, the SE is going to be the best phone Apple releases this year lol.
  20. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Lol I am not sure how to respond because part of me sees absolute immaculate sarcasm, but another part of me believes these people actually do exist. I think I will tuck my tail between my legs and just walk away from this one ;)
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same here, I'm staying with plus iphone models from now on.
    I just like the big screen and never going back to smaller devices.
    I exercise a lot also but I use an ipod nano.
    I dont like to be distracted with a phone on me while trying to work out. Just plain music blasting and focusing on the weight.
  22. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    Same! I doubt that the price will drop, but that would be wonderful. Then again, if the 7 is super cool and has the same form factor....... that would complicate things. :D
  23. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    There is a small chance that if the iPhone 6se is something I don't need since I only plan to use iPhones for mostly camera anyway, I probably will get SE just to save nearly a couple hundred bucks. Maybe even 5s to save even more.

    $500 iPhone 5se (64gb)
    $650 iPhone 6se (32gb)

    I don't really care for better rear design or smaller screen. Just save that $150+. Then buy another smartphone next year like a Nokia Android or a $199 Moto G4 which went for $125 on Amazon Prime recently.

    I am becoming more obsessed with Motorola and Nokia again, the pioneers and masters of reception and durability. Nokia Android is something I look forward to soon. Both OG's offer good value.


    It seems to make more sense to buy the SE but I don't want to experience home button hell again pressing home just to exit apps.

    SE v 6se

    5 special edition
    + cheaper by $150
    + highest rated SOT
    + more storage, 64gb
    + better rear design
    + 3.5mm headphone jack

    6 special edition
    + faster, newer A10 chip
    + "4.7 ("4.5 is my minimum)
    + water/dust resistance
    + dual stereo speakers
    + wireless charging
    + capacitive home button
    + better ergonomics (rounded sides)

    About 90% still leaning toward 6se but haven't closed the door completely on SE to save a couple hundred bucks. Either way, the SE and 6se will be the final models of their respective design series (5 & 6).
  24. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    I'm assuming this is a joke. Because no one I know is bothered by such infantile reasoning.
  25. masands macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2010

    Lol you haven't lived in Asian countries like India have you? Pretty common for stuff like to happen there.

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