1. richard_rsp's Avatar
    ... I went from a 6+ to the SE. I have to admit I was excited but skeptical at the same time...

    But I am curious how everyone else who has gotten one if your SE is everything you remember or if its new to you how your cell phone life with the smaller phone has gone and did you make a mistake?
    I actually transitioned from the same thing - a 64GB iPhone 6+ to a 64 GB iPhone SE. I was really torn about whether to switch and actually waited to open my SE, just in case I wanted to take it back. But I eventually opened it, switched, and overall, I'm quite pleased with the SE! It took me about 1 hour to get used to the small screen again - much less time than I thought. I absolutely LOVE the pocketability and one handed use, especially the lower weight. I also am a big fan of some things not on the iPhone 6 (Hey Siri, Live photos, etc). If anything is taking getting used to, its the keyboard. Mainly because there is a bit more bezel on the iPhone SE than the 6+, so hitting the keys on the edge of screen (such as the 'P' key) is taking some adjustment. So far the battery life hasnt been quite as good as the 6+, but I am on a new network (Sprint) and its only been 2 days. Its still better than my wife's 6, though.

    Overall: Pleased!
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    04-07-2016 08:58 AM
  2. LCW's Avatar
    I love my 6S+, even after owing a 6s+ when I look at my friend's and colleagues 5S. That toy looks very tempting, encouraging me to buy an SE as a secondary device
    I dunno man... if you're not sold on the form factor of the SE... why chance it? Not trying to say don't get one... but sounds like you'd get tired of it real quick. For me, I just grew annoyed with the size of my Plus (that screen though!!! lol) for day-to-day handling.
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    04-07-2016 11:06 AM
  3. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    I recently transitioned from the 5s to the 6s Plus myself. Much larger screen and much larger storage capacity as well, going from 32GB to 64GB. I absolutely love it. The size, the feel. I have no issues putting it in my pockets, but I also buy carpenter type jeans with huge pockets so I dont need a holster. The one handed use for me is not an issue, even without using the Reachability feature, but then again I have huge hands too so I have that advantage as well. Texting and typing is much easier on it. I dont tend to fat finger the keys nearly as much. I see people carrying what could be either the 5s or the SE and I just have to think to myself "Damn those things are tiny. How in the world did I ever text on one or use it at all?"

    I could never move back to a 4 inch device. The 4.7" I could probably do, but the 5.5" just makes viewing emails and webpages all the easier.
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    04-07-2016 11:31 AM
  4. toneofark's Avatar
    A bigger screen is the reason I left the iPhone and briefly flirted with HTC, Samsung and Motorola. When Apple brought the 6Plus (and now 6S Plus), I came back home. Everyone has their preference. Glad you found yours.
    04-07-2016 01:22 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...to confirm:
    - Does the SE, take a nano SIM?
    - Does it support 3D touch?

    Thanks in advance
    04-07-2016 01:48 PM
  6. tnt4's Avatar
    ...to confirm:
    - Does the SE, take a nano SIM?
    - Does it support 3D touch?

    Thanks in advance
    Yes
    No
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    04-07-2016 02:13 PM
  7. tr1ad's Avatar
    How's the battery life compared to the Plus? I too am on a 6 plus and contemplating on buying the SE. The battery life is one of the major considerations. I can barely get by with the Plus, so the SE for me would have to be on par or better when it comes to battery life before I can consider replacing my current phone. Please let me know. Thanks!
    I definitely agree with this, battery life is important .... But with all the time one spends on their device, there never may be an iPhone with top notch battery life
    04-07-2016 08:44 PM
  8. Bob Garon's Avatar
    I definitely agree with this, battery life is important .... But with all the time one spends on their device, there never may be an iPhone with top notch battery life
    Well this one comes very very close if not exceeds those battery expectations. I've been more than happy and last a full day without any issue with some to spare.

    Posted via iPhone SE on T-Mobile
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    04-07-2016 08:47 PM
  9. tr1ad's Avatar
    While I don't dispute your experience, everyone is different with their own use of a mobile device. Me, for example doesn't experience the stellar battery performance of the 6+ or 6S+ because I'm a very heavy user.
    But that is for sharing, I may give it a try
    04-07-2016 11:03 PM
  10. JohnPAndrew's Avatar
    I understand, feeel the same way about getting the bigger ipad pro, still an ipad, very powerfull one, but, still an ipad. I lost portability and now the new smaller one is out...happens
    04-07-2016 11:28 PM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    While I don't dispute your experience, everyone is different with their own use of a mobile device. Me, for example doesn't experience the stellar battery performance of the 6+ or 6S+ because I'm a very heavy user.
    But that is for sharing, I may give it a try
    If you aren't experiencing great battery life on a 6S Plus, you won't on the SE too.
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    04-08-2016 01:12 AM
  12. maverick786us's Avatar
    This thread is interesting. From the beginning I've used big screens. My first candy bar touch screen smartphone was 4.3 inch, followed by 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch and now 5.5 inch with my iPhone 6s plus. So for those who owned devices with 3.5 inch to 4 inch devices in the past, might know how it is to move from 5.5 inch to 4 inch. But, for me it might be like heaven and earth.

    Anyways I do respect OPs decision, because it was his taste and preference. I have seen most of the people in this thread have complained about the portability issue and single handed usage. I know single handed usage is not possible in a 6S+ although double tap on the home screen helps, its just that most of us are not used to it.

    But I have never faced any portability issue. I am 6'1 and I never wear tight jeans or trouser. So 6S+ perfectly suits in my pocket with the case. Seriously I don't think portability should be an issue with the 6S+, unless a gurl is placing it in the back pocket of her tight jeans.
    04-08-2016 08:46 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    This thread is interesting. From the beginning I've used big screens. My first candy bar touch screen smartphone was 4.3 inch, followed by 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch and now 5.5 inch with my iPhone 6s plus. So for those who owned devices with 3.5 inch to 4 inch devices in the past, might know how it is to move from 5.5 inch to 4 inch. But, for me it might be like heaven and earth.

    Anyways I do respect OPs decision, because it was his taste and preference. I have seen most of the people in this thread have complained about the portability issue and single handed usage. I know single handed usage is not possible in a 6S+ although double tap on the home screen helps, its just that most of us are not used to it.

    But I have never faced any portability issue. I am 6'1 and I never wear tight jeans or trouser. So 6S+ perfectly suits in my pocket with the case. Seriously I don't think portability should be an issue with the 6S+, unless a gurl is placing it in the back pocket of her tight jeans.
    As a girl, I adjusted to a 5 inch phone fitting in a good amount of pockets, but originally coming from a 4 inch phone, I noticed the difference immediately. Ever since I went up, I found myself missing the small phone size factor most of the time. I tried the Nexus 5x at 5.2 inches and that was even worse. Such a tall phone.

    Some of my pants and jeans don't even have "real pockets" so it's always a plus if I can get a phone that will fit a good amount of the pocket. I don't really like to put my phone in my purse because it's annoying to keep opening my purse to use or look at my phone. I also move around a lot for my work, so portability is super important. I'm aware that I can leave my phone on my desk (very open desk btw) and the counter, but nah, I don't trust at all. I can't hold my phone while working because that gets in the way for what I do at work.
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    04-08-2016 08:57 AM
  14. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    This thread is interesting. From the beginning I've used big screens. My first candy bar touch screen smartphone was 4.3 inch, followed by 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch and now 5.5 inch with my iPhone 6s plus. So for those who owned devices with 3.5 inch to 4 inch devices in the past, might know how it is to move from 5.5 inch to 4 inch. But, for me it might be like heaven and earth.

    Anyways I do respect OPs decision, because it was his taste and preference. I have seen most of the people in this thread have complained about the portability issue and single handed usage. I know single handed usage is not possible in a 6S+ although double tap on the home screen helps, its just that most of us are not used to it.

    But I have never faced any portability issue. I am 6'1 and I never wear tight jeans or trouser. So 6S+ perfectly suits in my pocket with the case. Seriously I don't think portability should be an issue with the 6S+, unless a gurl is placing it in the back pocket of her tight jeans.
    I'm a man, average height, and I don't wear extremely tight jeans or trouser, but I still think the 6S+ isn't comfortable to carry, especially during summer when I don't wear any jacket.
    04-08-2016 11:15 AM
  15. Lefty724's Avatar
    Same here. I'm an average man as far as weight and height and have always had trouble handling the bigger phones.

    I'm self employed and my iPhone (or whatever device I'm using at the time) pretty much runs my business for me.

    So portability, ease of use and multitasking are huge for me. I hardly ever have time to stop and use 2 hands on my phone, so the SE fits the bill for me.
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    04-08-2016 11:34 AM
  16. Chargerman165's Avatar
    I too had the 6+ and gave it to my stepson. I am average size also and didn't have problem using it the problem I had was always where to put it down. I carry two phones and both are 6s space gray and gold. Don't think I could go back to the 4 inch screen. The 6s works for me but glad to see the SE for others
    04-08-2016 12:29 PM
  17. boomer0127's Avatar
    The battery life on my SE is incredible. I think part of it is due to the better radio - the cave I work in used to kill my 5 when it spent the day looking for signal. Now I have signal all day - I leave work now at 65% battery when I used to leave at 30%. And yes I put a new battery in my 5 in October 2015.

    No regrets on the upgrade, but I did upgrade from a 3.5 year old iphone5. It was a no brainer.
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    04-08-2016 05:57 PM
  18. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    The battery life on my SE is incredible. I think part of it is due to the better radio - the cave I work in used to kill my 5 when it spent the day looking for signal. Now I have signal all day - I leave work now at 65% battery when I used to leave at 30%. And yes I put a new battery in my 5 in October 2015.

    No regrets on the upgrade, but I did upgrade from a 3.5 year old iphone5. It was a no brainer.
    Surely the better radio helps here, but a slightly bigger battery and a vastly improved CPU are the main reasons to the better battery life.

    I think the SE is mostly intended as an upgrade for iPhone 4S / 5 / 5S users still happy with the form factor but looking for a modern device
    04-09-2016 02:57 AM
  19. got556's Avatar
    Surely the better radio helps here, but a slightly bigger battery and a vastly improved CPU are the main reasons to the better battery life.

    I think the SE is mostly intended as an upgrade for iPhone 4S / 5 / 5S users still happy with the form factor but looking for a modern device
    And the small screen not sucking every last mAH out of the battery. I don't think a lot of people truly comprehend how much juice a large QHD or 1080p screen use. If I could get the 6S in iphone 5/5S/SE design with a semi larger battery and possibly bump up to a 1080 screen, I would be happy. Or a 4.3" screen with the SE body yet smaller bezels would be another good one. And also, radio signal/strength plays a huge part in battery drainage also.
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    04-09-2016 03:06 AM
  20. Robster33's Avatar
    It's taken some mucking around but I have finally got my ideal setup, sold my 15" Mbpr for a 27' 5k iMac, sold my wifi iPad Air 2 for a 12.9 128gb 4g iPad Pro, and sold my 6s plus for a SE.
    All perfect screens with no yellowing or light bleed.
    04-09-2016 05:42 AM
  21. maflynn's Avatar
    It's taken some mucking around but I have finally got my ideal setup, sold my 15" Mbpr for a 27' 5k iMac, sold my wifi iPad Air 2 for a 12.9 128gb 4g iPad Pro, and sold my 6s plus for a SE.
    All perfect screens with no yellowing or light bleed.
    Your setup is mimicking mine

    I bought a 27" iMac last November - giving my 15" MBP to my kids. I have the SE, to which I'll be selling my 6 plus shortly. As it stands for my mobility needs I have a Surface Pro which I really like. I don't see the IPP 12.9" doing everything I can do on my SP3 which is why I've held off.
    04-09-2016 07:18 AM
  22. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    And the small screen not sucking every last mAH out of the battery. I don't think a lot of people truly comprehend how much juice a large QHD or 1080p screen use. If I could get the 6S in iphone 5/5S/SE design with a semi larger battery and possibly bump up to a 1080 screen, I would be happy. Or a 4.3" screen with the SE body yet smaller bezels would be another good one. And also, radio signal/strength plays a huge part in battery drainage also.
    Correct. The race to insanely high resolutions is a typical gimmick of android world. Pointless but good for the wow effect looking at tech specs.
    300-400 PPI are the sweet spot.

    In the next future Apple could bump up just a little bit their screen resolution (something like 1080P on the 4.7" and 720P on the 4") and keep a good power efficiency.
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    04-09-2016 07:27 AM
  23. Robster33's Avatar
    Your setup is mimicking mine

    I bought a 27" iMac last November - giving my 15" MBP to my kids. I have the SE, to which I'll be selling my 6 plus shortly. As it stands for my mobility needs I have a Surface Pro which I really like. I don't see the IPP 12.9" doing everything I can do on my SP3 which is why I've held off.
    Sweet, love my iMac 5k best computer I have had, I had a 09 27'' iMac for 4 years then went to a 15'' Mbpr. I don't have a need for Windows. My SE pretty much stays in my office when at home and I use the iPad Pro around the house, I love how they all work together especially messages.
    04-09-2016 07:48 AM
  24. TLD1's Avatar
    This thread is interesting. From the beginning I've used big screens. My first candy bar touch screen smartphone was 4.3 inch, followed by 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch and now 5.5 inch with my iPhone 6s plus. So for those who owned devices with 3.5 inch to 4 inch devices in the past, might know how it is to move from 5.5 inch to 4 inch. But, for me it might be like heaven and earth.

    Anyways I do respect OPs decision, because it was his taste and preference. I have seen most of the people in this thread have complained about the portability issue and single handed usage. I know single handed usage is not possible in a 6S+ although double tap on the home screen helps, its just that most of us are not used to it.

    But I have never faced any portability issue. I am 6'1 and I never wear tight jeans or trouser. So 6S+ perfectly suits in my pocket with the case. Seriously I don't think portability should be an issue with the 6S+, unless a gurl is placing it in the back pocket of her tight jeans.
    Portability is an issue when you're wearing dress slacks. It looks like you have an iPad Mini in your pocket! I love the screen size of the Plus, but switched from the 6s+ back to the 6s simply because of portability, and comfort/appearance. YMMV, of course. You're 6'1"...I'm 5'9".

    That said, I have several friends who are excited about the SE and have carried a 5s for over two-years, because the 6 & 6s were too big for their tastes...or hands. Steve Jobs' idea of a phone screen real estate being no bigger than the average hand can reach across with their thumb has some merit.
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    04-09-2016 01:33 PM
  25. Lefty724's Avatar
    Yup. Portability for me is an issue as well since I run and cycle a lot.

    For mountain biking, it's not an issue since I just throw the phone in my hydration pack and go.

    For trail running, less is more. I'd rather not carry a hydration pack while running and can run just fine with the SE in my pocket (running Strava and playing music of course), my id, insurance card and key in my Amphipod water bottle. No way this would be possible with my 6+ or Note 5.
    04-09-2016 03:04 PM
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