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    Default Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    I'm undecided as to whether to get an Iphone SE or the cheaper 5S. Looking on the net I see people saying that when surfing tabs dont refresh as much with 2GB of RAM that the SE has. I couldn't see myself doing much surfing on the small screen of the SE. Is the extra RAM for futureproofing for whats ahead in terms of iOS updates.

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    If money is no object, get the SE. The 5s is still a great phone, but you'll get more mileage out of the SE. RAM means more than surfing the Web. It's memory of all that's done on the phone. If you're on a budget, the 5s is a good choice.

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    If you can afford it, I would suggest the SE over the 5S. It would be more futureproof for sure over the 5s, but I think the 5s would probably make it to iOS 11 too.
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    Going for a 2 year contract with the 5S which has 1 Gb of RAM is a bit concerning for me. I have been looking around the phone shops locally to try out iphones and although they sold the 5S I didn't see one on display. BTW I've had android phones since smartphones came out and although I'm happy with them I just want to try something different. To be honest Apple isn't really selling it for me with their pricing and restrictive storage,but the 5S is still in the mix

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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    The SE is a better phone than the 5s, so I would go with the SE. My fiance' recently purchased one and he is extremely happy with it. We both just came from Android..... iPhones are worth every penny.
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    I've got an SE on my third line and I LOVE IT. Wish it had more storage but hey......
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    If money is no object, get the SE. The 5s is still a great phone, but you'll get more mileage out of the SE. RAM means more than surfing the Web. It's memory of all that's done on the phone. If you're on a budget, the 5s is a good choice.
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    I would go with the SE hands down.
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    I'd have to say go for the SE if you're going to be using for any considerable length of time because it'll allow you the use of the most features and will likely receive updates longer
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    Future proof yourself and get the SE otherwise you might regret it
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    Don't be dumb get the se
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    I did
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    Get the SE. Same look. Killer internals.
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    Get the SE.
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    SE
    It's almost three years newer than the 5s. You'll get more mileage out of the SE.
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    Default Re: Should I get an iPhone 5S or iPhone SE?

    I think even with the price difference the iPhone SE is still a better buy. The SE is much faster than the 5s and because is a newer phone it's more future proof.
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    The 5s is still a great device but I'd go with the SE. It will get more updates in the future.
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    Defiantly get the SE. It will get more support and it'll be more up to date
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    I would definitely go SE let us know what you purchased .
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    I wouldn't think twice. SE all the way
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    The se will trump the 5s in every way. The answer to this is a no brainier if you can afford the SE
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    Definitely the SE, if your budget permits. The 5S is still good (as of today) but it's 3 years old now.
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    Default Re: Should I get an Iphone 5S or Iphone SE

    SE has internal of iPhone 6 just in the smaller screen of 5 model. You want the SE
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    If you get the 5s that will be grounds to take your man card away mike
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    Easily the SE.
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    5s it's too old in 2016 even still get iOS10, so more better SE.
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