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    Default Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Hi everyone, not sure if there's a similar thread to this. Just wondering a few questions for SE owners.
    1) What phone were you using before the SE?
    2) Why did you decide to get the SE?
    3) Any regrets?

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    1.) My sons were both using the 5s.
    2.) To upgrade their phones and maintain the size of the 5s.
    3.) Both my adult boys love the SE and would not go back to the 5s. No regrets at all.

    SE is as fast as my iPhone 6. Nice to hold and type with one hand.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Hmm, I'm not sure which one to count here because I tried 3 different phones before arriving at the SE. The last iPhone was the 5s though.

    I decided to get it because I liked the 5s a lot and iOS is pretty cool but the connectivity with my carrier wasn't as good as I experienced on the Nexus 5x. The size and the price of course helped.

    I don't have any. It couldn't have gone any better for me to trade in my 5s (hate selling stuff) and get a discount towards a better phone! It's a little powerhouse.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    BlackBerry Q10
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    1). I was using the iPhone 5

    2). I love the design of the iPhone 5. Additional speed with the same design... Can't go wrong.

    3). NONE. Only thing I do miss is the slate colour option.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    I was using my trusty 5s and would have remained using it if they never released the SE
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Thank you for all your sharing. Seems like those who replied here are big fans of the 4"
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    I was using the 6S; 6S Plus before that. Missed this form factor!
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Let me tell you my sad little story with a happy end.

    I had Sony Xperia S for 3 years. Before that, I had a crappy Samsung that was barely even a smartphone. Xperia was my first smartphone and I was thrilled to have it. For the time when it came out, it was pretty good. However, as it happens with all Androids at some point, it started lagging after a few months as apps got more demanding. I wanted to use Snapchat, Whatsapp, tons of different apps at the same time just because, but it would never let me. I had to factory reset it every few months because it would get so slow that it'd take me ages to go into the camera, or any other app. So, I started doing online jobs (I'm still a student), I collected money and got myself a brand new iPhone SE.

    Long story short, I'm totally in love with this phone, it's so fast, the battery is amazing and I can do anything that I want on it without ever experiencing any issues (so far). So, yeah, that's my unnecessarily long sob story. I'm just happy I got a brand new awesome phone, is all.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    1) Nexus 6P
    2) Wanted to give iOS another try and to be able to use a phone with one hand.
    3) Although I do miss a few things on Android, Apple's hardware and software optimization is superior.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Quote Originally Posted by CPR View Post
    BlackBerry Q10

    WOW.. Big Change.. You must love the SE after the Q10
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Quote Originally Posted by leslie haw View Post
    Hi everyone, not sure if there's a similar thread to this. Just wondering a few questions for SE owners.
    1) What phone were you using before the SE?
    2) Why did you decide to get the SE?
    3) Any regrets?

    Was on the 6S just before
    Because I buy everything that Apple sells
    And Yes, sent it back after a couple of days. Just too small

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    I was using Nokia Lumia 1520 windows phone, but Microsoft this spring had nothing to offer that was any good since they booted Nokia, and windows o/s 10 seemed to be half baked so I went with IOS. why did I get the SE it seemed to all most every thing the 6S had at affordable price and was a size phone Like my Lumia 900 which I loved, the Lumia 1520 was a 6 in phone it was beautiful but a little to large when I would ride my bike or motorbike I was always afraid it was going to slip out of my pants pocket or any other pocket I had. SE just fit nicely.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    I had the iPhone 6s Plus 128 GB and could not be happier with my SE
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    1- i used the 4, 4S, & 5S
    2- particularly for the battery and performance like the 6S
    3- none.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    I had 6 and am not sorry at all I upgraded down to SE. Faster, better battery & love the smaller form factor. 6 never felt good to gold in 1 hand.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Daredevil View Post
    Let me tell you my sad little story with a happy end.

    I had Sony Xperia S for 3 years. Before that, I had a crappy Samsung that was barely even a smartphone. Xperia was my first smartphone and I was thrilled to have it. For the time when it came out, it was pretty good. However, as it happens with all Androids at some point, it started lagging after a few months as apps got more demanding. I wanted to use Snapchat, Whatsapp, tons of different apps at the same time just because, but it would never let me. I had to factory reset it every few months because it would get so slow that it'd take me ages to go into the camera, or any other app. So, I started doing online jobs (I'm still a student), I collected money and got myself a brand new iPhone SE.

    Long story short, I'm totally in love with this phone, it's so fast, the battery is amazing and I can do anything that I want on it without ever experiencing any issues (so far). So, yeah, that's my unnecessarily long sob story. I'm just happy I got a brand new awesome phone, is all.
    Ah so glad it ended happily for you! Yeah totally understand the frustrations of getting a lousy phone. I love it how the SE has just saved you from your endless frustrations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easycure1974 View Post
    I had the iPhone 6s Plus 128 GB and could not be happier with my SE
    Wow that's a huge change in size huh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie haw View Post
    Wow that's a huge change in size huh!
    Yes, loved the 6s Plus but it is cumbersome to use and you cant have it in the pocket of your pants and forgetting it is there. With the SE I can use it one handed and I forget sometimes I even have in the pocket so I have to use my hand to find in which pocket it is stored in Got myself an iPad Pro 9.7 for things that require a larger screen, mainly movies and supporting customers over team viewer
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Blackberry Priv. Love the SE though!
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    Quote Originally Posted by firedept10 View Post
    1.) My sons were both using the 5s.
    2.) To upgrade their phones and maintain the size of the 5s.
    3.) Both my adult boys love the SE and would not go back to the 5s. No regrets at all.

    SE is as fast as my iPhone 6. Nice to hold and type with one hand.
    Considering it has an A9 and less pixels to push it should faster than your 6.
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    Default Re: Which phone were you using before the SE?

    1) A Blackberry
    2) To test the waters with iOS
    3) Yep. It's VERY small (swapped it for a 6s Plus after a couple of days).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SydAussie View Post
    1) A Blackberry
    2) To test the waters with iOS
    3) Yep. It's VERY small (swapped it for a 6s Plus after a couple of days).
    That's a pretty big change in screen size! I reckon you're sold on the iOS?
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    Default Which phone were you using before the SE?

    The Xiaomi redmi note 3

    Always wanted to come back to iOS and when they came out with the form factor I wanted so bad I had to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie haw View Post
    That's a pretty big change in screen size! I reckon you're sold on the iOS?
    Definitely!
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