Power users on iPhone SE

Leo90

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Hello guys,

in the past 8 months I've been using Android on a OnePlus 3 after using iPhone exclusively since 2009 and it has been a really pleasant experience with Nougat and many updates by OnePlus team. However, I really missed my Apple Watch and realised how important it was for me especially for checking calendar on the go, notifications and activity tracker. I tried Android Wear but it is not reliable OS yet, too cluttered and it misses notifications left and right. So I sold my OnePlus in order to go back to the iOS and decided to buy an iPhone SE 128GB as it seemed an excellent value for me and an Apple Watch series 1 42mm. I am a power user and I play games a lot on my phone and I am impressed with this hardware and form factor. At the beginning, the 4 inch was a shock coming from the 5.5 inch but I got used to it so quickly and didnt mind the size anymore. As matter of fact, I sarted enjoying being able to use my iPhone with just one hand and being able to reach all the corners with one thumb. I watch youtube, play final fantasy VII, browse the web just like I did on my iPhone 6S Plus and OnePlus 3 with better portability. I even jog with it in my pocket and I dont even feel like I am carrying my phone with me.
So, what is your experience? Any power user out there using the iPhone SE as daily driver?
 
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Finchly

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The SE basically has the 6S's innards so you shouldn't have a problem if you can get your head around the small screen. The OnePlus 3 is a legit phablet and I'm not sure I personally could go back to 4" but clearly it doesn't bother you. Other than gaming and youtube I don't see any issues.
 
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NT1440

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LOL @ "power user" of a cell phone. That said, the SE is certainly a great device. Had it been around when I bought my 6s I would have strongly considered sticking with the smaller form factor.
 

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I would consider someone that use very processing intense tasks such as gaming and video editing on the go.
So basically almost every iphone user, since games appears to be a major factor in iPhone.

I'm not sure I buy into iphone power users, but I have a SE and use it quite heavily and it more then holds up. I'm very happy with that.
 

Leo90

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So basically almost every iphone user, since games appears to be a major factor in iPhone.

I'm not sure I buy into iphone power users, but I have a SE and use it quite heavily and it more then holds up. I'm very happy with that.
Not every iphone user really. I have friends who use their fancy iPhone 7 just for light web browsing and messages.

Glad to read you are also very happy with the performance of the SE. It is indeed a great phone and iOS 10 made ir even quicker.
 

iSheep5S

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Went to the in laws for a week. Had my iPad with me but didn't use it. Just the SE. It did all my tasks flawlessly. Games, social, messaging, email etc. If it can survive that it can survive anything coupled with other devices.

I will upgrade to the next 4" pocket rocket.
 

macfacts

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For the iPhone SE considered being a "Budget phone", it sure doesn't act like it with how well it performs.
The iPhone SE is just Apple's lowest priced phone, that doesn't make it a budget phone. A budget phone is something like the Samsung J3 that costs around $100usd. Iphone SE is $400usd.
 

Relentless Power

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The iPhone SE is just Apple's lowest priced phone, that doesn't make it a budget phone. A budget phone is something like the Samsung J3 that costs around $100usd. Iphone SE is $400usd.
I disagree and nor am I comparing any other manufacturers here (Samsung is a completely different Entity). In comparison to other iPhone prices with the sacrifice of what the SE doesn't offer, it's a budget phone. It has less features and cheaper hardware. Apple intended the SE to be priced affordably to appeal to the 4 inch demographic and allegedly make a device that was affordable enough for those who want to be part of Apple's ecosystem.

IPhone SE is a great iPhone and I enjoyed mine when I did own it for six months, but there is no doubt Apple's intent with this iPhone, which is Exactly that, a budget iPhone.