PhoneArena authors' thoughts on the Apple iPhone SE

What is the best 4-inch phone you can get right now? Several days ago, the answers would have been all over the place, but not the answer is clear - the iPhone SE. It's hard to deny the fact that this device is the most potent mini phone in existence, and the bang for buck it offers is out of outlandish. We are certain that there will be huge demand for the munchkin...
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54 Comments

1. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

This shows how stupid PA authors are.

6. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Not all are stupid. Where is John Velasco's opinion about iPhone SE? I miss that guy.

17. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Where is Michael H?

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Stupid and biased are two different things. They maybe a *little* biased, but definitely NOT stupid.

43. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

NoToFanboys, Of course being stupid or bias are 2 different topics, but it is important to mention that only low educated and stupid people could become bias. Best

50. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes you could be stupid if you are TOTALLY biased. The thing is, nobody is perfectly unbiased.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

How, none of these opinions of the iPhone SE are acually good, serously I can't tell if some of them acually like the phone or just think its a solid upgrade for anyone rocking a 5s or later iPhone. The good opinions about the S7 and G5 were way better than any opinion in this article can be considered good about the SE.

38. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Stupid = Likes an Apple product. Intelligent = Samsung Fanboy. Did I summarise that correctly? So many Fandroid sheep on this site...

45. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Jimrod, Your summary doesn't cover the real world. Just let me explain it to you. Being stupid isn't the opposite of being intelligent. People still could be stupid, even with an intelligent brain. Let me go a little further explaining it. I call iSheeps stupid, because they follow a corrupted company blindfolded. You could give them 2 of the same iPhones, telling them one is the newer version. They would start praising the one, which is exactly the same as the old version. All I am saying is that even intelligent people could act stupid, because they don't educate themselves about what they get in an iPhone or could get on the competitors handsets.

46. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

You said that, not him... There are plenty of brands in the android world... There are so many fanboys on that website anyway...

55. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

And yet you are here commenting on a Web run by your so called "stupid authors"!! How stupid are you now?

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

In before someone comments iPhonearena or some other sad, pathetic comment like that.

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I guess I disagree, once I went big, there ain't going back.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But there are a lot of folks who don't want big. They're hanging on to their 5/5s because of the size of the 6 and up. If nothing else, I think it's nice to see an iPhone looking so good again. The 6/6s are just ugly, imo.

42. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yup, and to see one of the comments being "hard to two-thumb a text on it" makes me wonder if I'm doing it wrong - I never "two-thumb text", always use my phone one-handed, probably why I don't like phablets. There are plenty of people like me (but perhaps with smaller hands) who will love a new 4" phone. Especially one without protruding cameras, a decent battery life and no ugly antenna lines... I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes Apple's biggest seller.

47. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Aside the decent battery life I agree with everything you said.

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Pretty sure some people goes back 4 inch and say, once I went light, there aint going back as well. Barely find a phone that just 110g currently in market

20. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I'd take one with 170G. It screams quality and we'll made. Also 1000mah extra in battery.

4. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Nick T's opinion is the best.

19. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

True.

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its the most neutral thought written here

5. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Big battery !!!! Looooong battery life ! But will there be an smart battery case for it ??? That I would write if I were an editor...

8. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There are many who still prefer small screens, but at that price I can get a very capable last year's flagship. In the android side of course, and then enjoy a real QHD screen and other top notch features.

9. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Reading this, G5's similar article and S7/Edge similar article, I know I can't judge Subjective views, but I think there is a strong Apple bias on some of the authors here, the facts are just not on their side to be honest.

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

9/10 review score confirmed

40. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Probably more...

11. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sure, there is market for the small screen no doubt.

14. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The bias is obviously there, but I've learnt to ignore it.

15. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

So you guys think the pricepoint is justify? I found way too expensive. I understand the market, but I wouldnt never buy this. I own an Iphone 5 (replacement Phone) and I also have a 4s somewhere when I pick it up it feels way too small for me. 299.99 for 64 GB version sounds like a good deal

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

way too expensive? take a look at pricetag for EU and CA, its higher that that, lol
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