1. iMore Question's Avatar
    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.

    Thanks,

    Michael
    07-11-2016 02:35 PM
  2. Ledsteplin said: Best Answer

    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.
  3. libra89's Avatar
    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.
    ChamNG and Annie_i6s like this.
    07-11-2016 02:41 PM
  4. Drumilly's Avatar
    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

    Michael (OP)
    Last edited by Drumilly; 07-11-2016 at 04:28 PM.
    07-11-2016 03:18 PM
  5. Sherry_B's Avatar
    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.
    libra89 and Annie_i6s like this.
    07-11-2016 04:43 PM
  6. anon7089239's Avatar
    I've got an SE on my third line and I LOVE IT. Wish it had more storage but hey......
    07-16-2016 02:17 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    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.
    Annie_i6s and libra89 like this.
    07-16-2016 02:38 PM
  8. bunjy's Avatar
    I would go with the SE hands down.
    07-16-2016 10:07 PM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    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
    07-16-2016 10:11 PM
  10. Ralph Morgotch's Avatar
    Future proof yourself and get the SE otherwise you might regret it
    07-17-2016 12:37 AM
  11. mrluky60's Avatar
    Don't be dumb get the se
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-25-2016 07:21 PM
  12. mrluky60's Avatar
    I did
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-25-2016 07:21 PM
  13. parker5011's Avatar
    Get the SE. Same look. Killer internals.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-25-2016 07:45 PM
  14. appleplayboy's Avatar
    Get the SE.
    08-20-2016 08:03 AM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    SE
    It's almost three years newer than the 5s. You'll get more mileage out of the SE.
    08-20-2016 08:08 AM
  16. Ling Cheung's Avatar
    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.
    08-20-2016 09:13 AM
  17. pr1nce's Avatar
    The 5s is still a great device but I'd go with the SE. It will get more updates in the future.
    parker5011 likes this.
    08-20-2016 09:41 AM
  18. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Defiantly get the SE. It will get more support and it'll be more up to date
    08-20-2016 01:57 PM
  19. wilber1's Avatar
    I would definitely go SE let us know what you purchased .
    08-21-2016 05:58 AM
  20. badelhas's Avatar
    I wouldn't think twice. SE all the way
    08-22-2016 04:19 PM
  21. eve6er69's Avatar
    The se will trump the 5s in every way. The answer to this is a no brainier if you can afford the SE
    08-22-2016 09:11 PM
  22. ziyitan's Avatar
    Definitely the SE, if your budget permits. The 5S is still good (as of today) but it's 3 years old now.
    08-23-2016 05:24 AM
  23. JustMeWhoElse's Avatar
    SE has internal of iPhone 6 just in the smaller screen of 5 model. You want the SE
    08-23-2016 07:15 PM
  24. mrluky60's Avatar
    If you get the 5s that will be grounds to take your man card away mike
    08-28-2016 12:02 PM
  25. HollowGrapeJ98's Avatar
    Easily the SE.
    09-08-2016 05:21 PM
  26. RizkyAd666's Avatar
    5s it's too old in 2016 even still get iOS10, so more better SE.
    09-08-2016 07:48 PM
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