iPhone SE: Pros and Cons
A few days ago, Cupertino contrary to the main trend of recent years introduced iPhone SE – smartphone with “stuffing” from iPhone 6s and a 4-inch display. After presentation, many critical voices could be heard. But the skeptics right? Should you buy the new iPhone or not?
There are several reasons to buy the new iPhone SE and here they are:
1. It is ideal for one-handed operation
Dimensions of 4.7-inch iPhone 6s are not for everyone: for people with smaller hands it is difficult to reach to the top of the screen. iPhone SE – with the display diagonal of 4-inches established itself as a comfort device for those who have small hands.
2. It is easier to place and remove from the pocket
What is easier to put in the jeans pocket – iPhone 6/6s or iPhone 5? The answer is obvious – a model with a smaller screen diagonal. This rule also applies to the new iPhone SE, since it has the same dimensions as the iPhone 5s.
3. It is lighter
iPhone SE weights 30 grams less than the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. It might not sound as a big deal, but believe me or not, you will feel the difference when you put it in your pocket, it will not pull it down as much as iPhone 6. Also, it is easier to hold in the hand for a long time, keep it near the ear, etc.
4. It is the same iPhone 6s, only the smaller
The new iPhone SE is not just more compact, but it also has modern hardware from iPhone 6S. The powerful processor Apple A9, 2 GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, Touch ID, payment service Apple Pay, etc. According to some benchmarks the new smartphone bypassing the iPhone 6s! Until September the iPhone SE – officially the most powerful Apple’s smartphone.
5. It is cheaper
16 GB version of the iPhone SE estimated only $399 dollars. That’s $250 dollars cheaper than the flagship iPhone 6s – and the possibility of the new device are almost the same.
6. It is the most beautiful Apple’s smartphone
For many people iPhone 5S became the top design smartphone from Apple. Jony Ive have done a great work on the small “brick” of metal and glass with rounded corners. It has captivated the hearts of customers and attracted the attention of numerous imitators. As for the appearance of the iPhone 6s – enough to say that this year’s major competitors – for the first time in history! – didn’t even wish to copy its design.
So, as you can see there are a lot of positive things you might find in the new iPhone SE, but there is also the back side of the medal. Some features of the new smartphone make clear that the iPhone SE – not the flagship, and not even mini-version of the iPhone 6s, but the device for the mass consumer.
Let’s see why you shouldn’t consider the novelty as an upgrade:
Matt aluminum material of the iPhone SE, looks and feels very different that the iPhone 6s, it feels more rough to touch. In addition, two wide white antenna bands located on the rear side from which Apple got rid in iPhone 6 series.
2. The front camera
The front camera of the iPhone SE remains the same as the one used in iPhone 6 – 1.2 megapixels. Therefore, selfie quality of the novelty will remain at the level of the fifth and sixth generations.
3. No 3D Touch
The new iPhone SE doesn’t support one of the most attractive features of the last generation of iPhones – 3D Touch.
4. Storage capacity
If you have decided to purchase the device you will also face the challenge of selecting the storage capacity, because SE is sold in only two versions of the 16 and 64 gigabytes. When buying keep in mind that the smartphone takes heavyweight video in 4K format.
In my honest opinion, if you are owner of the iPhone 6S and you have no problems with screen-size you shouldn’t consider purchasing the iPhone SE. It won’t be upgrade, but more like downgrade. If you are still having the iPhone 4s or 5/5C/5S – the novelty will be a great upgrade for you. Also, keep in mind that you can use your old cases from the iPhone 5 on the iPhone SE.