It gets a cold reception because of the GSMarena demographic, pure and simple. It's full of techies who want a huge phablet choke full of features that are useless to 90% of the population
I've never had an Iphone, I think all Apple products are over-priced and Apple faithful are like a flock of sheep mindlessly buying anything they throw at them. But this is the first Apple product I want to buy. Because Android makers have neglected the small phone lovers like me, who want a small phone but not low/mid-range one and it's good of Apple to remind the CEO's of Android makers that people like me still exist and in substantial portion of the general population of which GSMarena voters are not representative
There are people who want a phone smaller than 5 inches but with good specs, people with small hands for example who hate the phablet craze. So for the first time ever, I say, thank you Apple!
My dislike has nothing to do with the internals - they are impressive but what's not impressive is the design (or lack of). The shell of phone designed 4 years ago? How lazy. I was initially interested in the phone (because of the 4" screen and I love Apple products) but this model is a big no no. It just feels like they had a massive over-stock of the 5/5s, took out the internals and are attempting to sell it to us again
Xperia z3 compact and z5 compact are ONLY bigger than iPhoneSE by 3mm and 6mm, AND still they have bigger screen(4,6 inch).
Both xperias have 127 x 65mm size where iPhoneSE is 124 x 59mm
You can have bigger screen on the same size... so why not to choose it?
Especially when z3c and z5c are really good phones, fast, with excellent battery and flagship specs(even z3c still kick really good)
Because who gonna buy those small phones? People who want small reliable phones that are fast and have good hardware like camera and battery... and xperia compact series give you all that cheaper(z3c cost 250euro and z5c about 400Euro - my local media shops prices+ebay)
They dont care about numbers from fake benchmarks or huge ultra-mega-hexa cpu, they dont care about specification of camera. All whats matter is that its run any app fast and images are good...
AnonD-522050, 03 Apr 2016No need for hating. Read the last sentence twice, or just simply enjoy whichever device you p... moreActually Sony is preparing to launch one, a bit trimmed specs though. Thinking again, would be bezelless even 4.6 from sony would be great to compare.
What is interesting when Nokia, other companies release different, great designed products there was campaign against Nokia and other companies. When apple release the same product with just a little bit change nobody bash it! It seems these technology news sources are scary or paid by apple! If I write for news source i would write realistically about product and not praise something that doesn't worth it! So this is disappointing because there was so good campaign against Nokia few years ago!
We must defend other companies against apple paid reviews, bashers, praisers!
No need for hating.
Read the last sentence twice, or just simply enjoy whichever device you prefer, with its operating system.
Man oh man!!! Incoming Ifans to land here to defend the IPHONE SE. Wait the Ihaters gonna be here too to bash to the core.
(((Are my popcorns ready yet?)))