Poll: Own an iPhone SE? Are you happy with that purchase?


Many were critical of Apple when the company released the iPhone SE – an essential iPhone 5s double, but with a processor as powerful as the one in the iPhone 6s, and the new 12 MP camera, which brought iPhones back in the match versus the best smartphone snappers out there. On the other hand, it's easy to see why Apple chose to not change anything about the design of the SE – the company wanted to entice customers loyal to the old form factor to upgrade.

Some jumped at the gun and exchanged their old iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s for the new handset, others thought they'd like to downgrade from their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, believing that they will get used to the small screen and it will work out better for them in the end. And while many of these users can be spotted around Reddit, sharing their opinions on the iPhone SE after their honeymoon period has passed, we'd still like to ask you — our readers — what do you think of your iPhone SE now (if you own one)?

iPhone SE owners, are you happy you made that purchase?

I am happy with it!
44.27%
I should have bought a 6s / 6s Plus!
28.73%
I should've stuck to my old iPhone 5s / 5
10.94%
I should've stuck to... [let us know in the comments]
16.05%

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iPhone SE
  • 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)

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74 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I bet many people will vote forth and say, I should've stuck back to Android phone.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Trust me, almost no one says that ;). Some people actually enjoy not having to hack your phone to get the best out of it (I know shocking right?) yo the dismay of Fanboys everywhere.

14. pagal

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Only an idiot can enjoy a 4" screen now. Or someone who is used to radio from 80ss.

27. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah no. Different people have different preferences. Not everyone wants a big phone.

28. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Usually if you have good, vibrant eyes, is a none issue. However, if you are elderly and use glasses, I can see the need for a 5.7" display. Personally, not going to sit and watch a movie in a phone screen. Regardless, I enjoy both platforms, iOS & Android. Each has its strengths, weakness, and purpose.

67. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Dumbdroids seem to think size is an innovation, lol. No wonder they think of themselves as know all prodigies. Size is a factor of comfort. Many people would want it, and dumbdroid calling others idiots is just dumb.

74. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Youre the perfect example of an idiot

70. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You can't say people idiot for their preference..only idiots say that

15. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

Stop spreading nonsense/trolling. I haven't rooted any Android phone I've owned and they've worked fine/at their fullest.

20. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

well better than having to hack your mom again I suppose!

25. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Dumbass. When you modify a car you bring the best out off it from tweaking. When you buy a house and then alter or renovate it, it brings the best. When you jailbreak the iPhone, it becomes less restrictive and more usable by changing settings.

39. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

kiko007 been using android since 7 year never had to root a phone to do EVERYTHING i wanted. you the one thats sound like a Fanboys.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They don't have to say it, they just do it. Many have bought iPhones and switched back to Android and vice versa. You just think no one does. Funny how Apple lost 5% of its market-share while Google gained 5%. If you think that's blind coincidence, then you are a hopeless case.

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I rooted a phone once, basically to see if I could and try other ROMS. You don't root phones to make them do anything. Many just install ROMs because maybe they don't want to Arrieta blast, maybe they like to tweak. After all phones are computers and tweaking to make it better is a good thing. Even though Windows is a closed platform, it allows for lots of tweaking which is why Mac OS new er went anywhere. This post is a classic exame.of just how stupid and ignorant you are. Being able to tweak something to YOUR personal taste had always been a good thing Its amazing how you talk bad about something simply b3caise you can't do it Please explain what jailbreaking is for. Dude you just showed everyone what a classic exame.of of a butr hurt, Apple loving clueless loser people like you are.

69. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I think it's iPhone that should be hacked to get out of it

71. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

get best use out of it*

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I should have stuck to my Samsung Captivate. :)

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Good one mate lol

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I should have stuck to my Nokia 3310 ;)

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I would never waste the time. First off I would never completely switch from an Android to an iPhone. I would either stay with Android or own both at the same time. But I would never use an iPhone as my daily-driver.

62. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

It's actuaky a pretty good phone. Screen is a bit small but you get used to it. I think a 4.7in screen is optimal. The phone is quick and the rear camera does a good job sometimes better than my LG G4. Can't say the same for the front camera. The battery life... Oh the battery life.

2. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Are you happy with the amount you have spend for SE?

4. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Since I got a discount, I am glad.

13. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

How much?

29. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I got $150 off for trading in a 5s, which I only paid $150 for, so no loss.

45. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

In our country it is around 570$

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's no loss nor gain, you're paying the same price overall...unless you got the 5s several years ago for that price.

48. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is true, but I said that to say that I didn't pay full price for my SE. In theory I am but I am so glad that I did not have to pay as much tax on it because taxes for $$$ phones suck.

21. srgonu

Posts: 533; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

First off, its overpriced. Lets see if you really got discounted.

26. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Even applying the discount, he still got ripped off.

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