If the 4-inch iPhone SE is legit, would you be interested?

If the 4-inch iPhone SE is legit, would you be interested?
Come September, Tim Cook and other Apple executives will get up on a stage and unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. At that moment, the last 4-inch iPhone—the iPhone 5s—will be taken down from shelves in Apple Stores, both virtual or otherwise. The cheapest model will be the iPhone 6, which stands at 4.7 inches. That is, unless the recurrent rumors of an upcoming iPhone SE, allegedly due for announcement in March, prove legit. Then the 4-inch iPhone legacy will continue on.

As odd as it may sound to most of the younger generation, not too long ago the 4-inch diagonal of iPhones was every bit a selling point as was the camera, design, and everything in between. In fact, for the longest time, Apple actively advertised the compactness of its devices—at least until the iPhone 6, when it finally realized that it can bring in more buyers to the team by releasing a larger iPhone, along with an XL-sized one in the 6 Plus. By doing so, however, Apple left loyal fans in the dust. Fans that liked their 4-inch iPhone and needed no more. It is for those people, rumors say, that the iPhone SE (stands for Special Edition, apparently) will be manufactured.

From what we hear, the iPhone SE will share hardware specifications with the iPhone 6s, but design is still up in the air. Some say it'll remind of the iPhone 5/5s era, though knowing Apple, it's likely that consistency of design will be too much to give up, so we'd bet our money on the iPhone design of the day. In any case, with the iPhone SE barraging headlines lately, we started wondering: Do people want a 4-inch iPhone anymore? You tell us.

If the 4-inch iPhone SE is legit, would you be interested?


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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1624 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I had 4 inch smartphones for a long time,but now i bought 5.5 inch one and i will never go back.

50. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

So the Prison Grey and Caulk lines are here to stay?

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Japanese fans will flood and queue for this I can guaranteed that. Just like they flood and queue for a $400 clamshell phone with 2GB storage and 512MB ram

43. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Actually almost all people in Japan use smartphones. And yes they will probably camp 1 month in front of the Apple stores for these as they are even more Apple crazy than the US is and are on average a lot smaller than the western people.

8. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

No, 1gb ram is not enough

9. Mrinal

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

Yes it will, but i am not interested in iPhone.


Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Honestly if xperia x compact came it be the only phone on the same level as the iphone fun size edition. Or a surface phone mini.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, I prefer larger screen sizes. It will have a pretty big market.

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

"The younger generation" lol! How old is the guy writing this article? He talks as if its been 20 years since the 4 inch iPhone existed. It's been like a year and a half lol! As far as this new 4 inch phone. It's basically an additional option. It's not meant to come out and everyone flock to it. It's for those people who never wanted a larger iPhone. No need for a poll.

14. mmajeski06

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Going to wait for the 7. Not a phablet fan, but 4" is just too small these days.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Personally, no. I don't love gigantic devices, but 4 inches is too small for my use. That being said, I know quite a few people that still believe the iPhone 5/5S was absolutely perfect in size.

18. abhishekvashishth

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

These polls ain't Loyal

19. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

4-inch phone with crappy screen-to-body ratio. It'll definitely be bigger than Sony's compact series—with 0.5 inch bigger screen.

23. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I believe that Korea has some sort of a hidden SUPER WEAPON which is made & designed by Samsung... Like Prof. Charles Xavier's CEREBRO... 330 People have voted "NO"!!! Of which most are probably sMoths...!!! Man, America should be worried! Their people are HATING the products of their own "MOTHERLAND". And favoring KOREAN Stuff... Obama, are you listening? You ought to be...

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

GreenMan you need to consult because you sound insane right now. Do you know we dont all come from USA right? Personally i dont care what country a product come when i buy it. I want the best for my money and Apple just cant deliver for me on this. End of the story.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Terrible that they're "hating" a phone that's made in China, unpatriotic fools. Seriously, though. The poll is about the screen size. And, I favor what I think is best. It's a global economy, like it or not, and pretty much nothing is made in America.

26. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I dont get it. Why dont they call it the "6C"?

28. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Following the trend of Nexus 5, maybe???

27. carlemillward unregistered

If is brings back the trend in 4 inch phones, then yes.

30. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So you only buy something if it is a trend. Not for hardware and software and how it performs for your needs, dumb

46. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

What he/she means is, if it inspires other oems to make non-budget 4" phones again. And I agree. I like 4", but I prefer Android.

29. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

H*ll no

33. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Not in a million years will I ever use something that tiny as a main device.

35. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Too small..

36. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Interested, yes. Interested in buying it, no. I don't like giant devices, but wouldn't go to anything below 5" again.

37. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Double the 5S' battery capacity + 2GB RAM then >maybe

38. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

4 inch? Not my thing, anything less than 5.5 inch to me now feels miniscule.

41. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

If this was 2010 it would have made an awesome device. But since it's 2016 the whole concept is dated; Screen size, IPS (marketing name Retina)screen with low pixel density (think VR), small battery, too little memory in basic version, NFC?

42. sebstin

Posts: 186; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

4.3"-4.5" phones with good STB ratio would be perfect.. 8-13MP camera OIS, 2GB RAM, 16-32GB with micro SD card, NFC, 720p display, 2500mAh battery . Thats all I want to see.. :) 1080P display is fine too however 4.5" doesnt make much difference and it drains battery.. Galaxy J2 has < 720P display but looks very nice..

44. teloji

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

1 Gb ram very low...

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