Cupcakes, 19 Feb 2019Thanks for the reply.
Yeah, for the price, SE seems the better choice. I use the laptop fo... moreDon't they give you a new battery when you purchased a refurbished product?
Even if they don't, you can get a new battery and it'd still be a much better deal
SD652, 18 Feb 2019It's a tough choice between the two, given their price difference.
I am assuming you don't wa... moreThanks for the reply.
Yeah, for the price, SE seems the better choice. I use the laptop for movies + games. Occasional YouTube videos will play just fine on SE and i can install a new battery for 20$ which will make the device perform better.
Refurbished iPhone 7's water resistance might be compromised and the battery health is around 80% (there are no official Apple Stores here in my country).
Thanks again :)
Cupcakes, 18 Feb 2019Where I live, refurbished iPhone SE can be bought for around 180$ and iPhone 7 (refurbished) i... moreIt's a tough choice between the two, given their price difference.
I am assuming you don't want to wait for SE 2.
Of course iPhone 7 is more powerful, with a better front camera, a bigger screen, and a better battery. But then, it costs over twice as much as the SE does (in your case). And SE has A9, which is just as good as iPhone 7's A10. I mean, unless you are playing graphics intensive games, editing videos, etc, you won't even notice the performance difference between the two when launching everyday apps. And it's rear camera does the job. It would cost you just 180$, which is the best part.
It comes down to couple of things (mainly) :
1 : If you are not buying it for media consumption or gaming, SE's screen is good enough. Heck! You'll actually enjoy it a lot more than iPhone 7's screen because of its smaller size and you will find it difficult to like larger screens.
2 : If you don't care about updates, you can go with the SE. A10 makes iPhone 7 a bit more future proof (though it's a 2 years old CPU). When iOS 13 comes out, it'd probably run better on the A10, just a guess. Who knows? iOS is optimized and maybe, iOS 13 will run just as smooth on A9 as well. No doubt A9 is a powerful chipset. Even the first generation iPad pro has it. I am just a bit skeptical about SE's battery. If you are getting a new phone, battery backup will be decent of course. If you do get the SE, just make sure you don't update to the latest iOS right away. Let others install it first, lol. Wait for a few days to know from others whether it's safe to update or not. Well, this is true for any other phone.
If I were you, I'd go with the SE. Price gap between the two is pretty significant, which makes SE truly a compelling choice. That apart, I love smaller screen phones. But that's just me. And you'll be fine with either
Where I live, refurbished iPhone SE can be bought for around 180$ and iPhone 7 (refurbished) is available for around 400$.
I'm kinda stuck in between these 2 options because for extra 200$ I'd be getting stuff like a better display, a faster chipset, a better camera (specially the selfie shooter), stereo speakers if I go for the iPhone 7.
But the smaller iPhone SE is more compact with a classic design, much more affordable, A9 chipset is still pretty capable, 2GB RAM is pretty much enough still in 2019 and i get a headphone jack too!
I'm really stuck here being not able to decide which one should i buy! What do you guys think? Should i spend that extra 220 and go for the 7 or save 220 by setting with SE?
(PS: I'm a student - I won't be playing FPS games which takes advantage of 3D touch)
Cuna, 14 Feb 2019I'm planning to buy SE this year, is still worth buying it? I want a small iPhone. I was planning on it myself. BUT... i highly recommend to wait for the September Event to see if Apple will release an iPhone SE 2.
If ever you can't wait tho, please consider the iPhone 7 with 2nd gen TouchID, and 3DTouch.
Cuna, 14 Feb 2019I'm planning to buy SE this year, is still worth buying it? I want a small iPhone. Off course
Cuna, 14 Feb 2019I'm planning to buy SE this year, is still worth buying it? I want a small iPhone. No, it's not worthy in 2019. Don't get me wrong: the phone is blazing fast and it has good camera and a pretty compact desing but battery life it's just awful, I mean: it doesn't even handle trough a fullday even with light use. I'm getting 2 hs of screen on time, and it's brand new (I use it like a secondary phone by the way)
Andi, 12 Feb 2019From iOS 12.1.3 to 12.1.4 baterry life very dispointed, i have charge often ..well time to say... moreMine doesnÂ’t show that signals and i also upgrade mine to IOS 12.1.4. Battery isnÂ’t affected.
Cuna, 14 Feb 2019I'm planning to buy SE this year, is still worth buying it? I want a small iPhone. Yes. Worth it
I'm planning to buy SE this year, is still worth buying it? I want a small iPhone.
I would stay at 12.1.2,battery is good,fast apps and smooth performance,no lag at all,my battery health is 92% after 2 1/2 year,so I know it will not work 100%,especially after updates,new futures and so on,I just switched off things I don"t use and will never use.
Donz, 12 Feb 2019That's great news. But I don't think it will be applicable to everyone. There can be multiple ... moreI never said it was applicable to everyone. But if you're already having a horrible battery backup on 12.1.3, I don't see any reason why you should not update to 12.1.4. But as I said, it's up to you whether you want to update or not
SD652, 11 Feb 2019I have an iPad 6, only a couple of months old. Came with 11.4.1 out of the box, and battery li... moreThat's great news. But I don't think it will be applicable to everyone. There can be multiple reasons for battery backup issue.
surya, 12 Feb 2019shell i update my se to ios12 plz suggestIt's for you to decide. But my suggestion is : Don't update unless you are having issues with the current version of your iOS. If the current iOS version you have does everything you want it to do, and if you're not facing any major issues like battery backup, lags, etc, there is no point updating.
But at the end of the day, you have to decide
Andi, 12 Feb 2019From iOS 12.1.3 to 12.1.4 baterry life very dispointed, i have charge often ..well time to say... moreThat's a shame! How good was the battery life for you on 12.1.3? And how old is the battery? Battery health?
Sometimes battery backup takes a hit after an update. You might try restoring your SE. Though I know none of us look forward to doing that, but it might help
From iOS 12.1.3 to 12.1.4 baterry life very dispointed, i have charge often ..well time to say goodbye to iphone SE