The battery life and performance is slightly better. The 5s already runs pretty smooth, so the stutter you are seeing might just be iOS at fault. If you've got the money, upgrading is definitely an option, although I personally wouldn't.Is it worth upgrading to a SE? One reason I wanna upgrade is for better battery life. Is it significantly better than the 5s? Noticeable performance improvements? Does it stutter less?
That sounds like a good idea. I wouldn't get the SE now though, with the iPhone 7 right around the corner.Thanks for all the replies, didn't expect to get that many. The most I get with my 5s is like 4-5 hours usage (got to 6 hours once) and 12 hours standby. But my only reason for an upgrade would be the A9 and the better battery but was wondering if it's worth it. Where I live I can sell my 5s for around $300-$400 easy. But I might stick to my 5s unless iOS 10 ruins it
If I didn't use the 6S plus I'd agree.Yes.
The SE is looking like being the best iphone of 2016, and arguably the best iphone yet.
Definitely switch if you feel the 5S is the perfect size and you can get $300 for your 5S not to mention your current battery has degraded to lasting just a few hours.Assuming the iPhone 7 doesn't come in 4" , that would be hard to use with my small hands haha. the 5s is perfect size for me
Wow, you've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 6 - does it run faster than your SE in general usage?The performance upgrade would be similar to going from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone 6s, and that is entirely subjective and depends on the person.
I think the 2GB of ram makes a big difference in user experience especially when multitasking or having multiple safari tabs open (no refreshing) and certainly the A9 is a much faster chip but we are talking about the difference of opening the messages app slightly faster or the calendar app slightly faster - sure it adds up over the entire time you use the device for the day but overall its ends being milliseconds faster.
The SE has other things such as apple Pay (completely useless to me but may not be to you OP) which are additional features that may be worth looking into
And the camera is nicer but then again you have to weight the cost of upgrading and whether or not that price is worth it.
If it is, then go for it. No need to have an older device with older technology.
But if it works just fine for you right now, then best save $ and put it elsewhere or simply save it for future use.
It is entirely up to you. I think there is a perfectly sound argument for upgrading, and there is also a perfectly sound argument for not upgrading. Sounds to me though you may benefit more from an upgrade.
haha no problem, I can certainly answer that - some apps do open faster and some tasks do appear faster on the iPhone 5 surprisingly (though perhaps due to less animations vs iOS 7-9 design philosophy)Wow, you've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 6 - does it run faster than your SE in general usage?
(sorry to go off-topic!)