I just got myself an iPhone SE

(Alan Ralph) #1

I’ve been using an Android phone for the last couple of years, after my old iPhone 4S got too long in the tooth, but it hasn’t been an easy experience. While I like some aspects of Android, like the way that notifications are handled, others have annoyed me.

Then, about a week ago, I had a scare when my phone got itself into a reboot loop and was unusable for most of the day. (It eventually came back to life, but not before scaring the bejesus out of me!) So I decided that I’d better get another phone in case this one was on its way out. (It’s a Lenovo PHAB2. Yes, I’m cheap.)

I didn’t want to blow a load of cash on the latest phone tech, and I’m wary of springing for another Android phone, so I had a look around to see what I could get in the way of fairly recent iPhones. As it happened, I found some refurbished iPhone SEs going for a song, so I grabbed one.

I’d not realised just how small it was until I got it and put it next to the Lenovo. As it’s a 16GB model I won’t be loading it up with apps, but that’s OK because I have an iPad Mini that already handles most of my mobile needs at home.

I’m under no illusions about the lifespan of this iPhone, and the limitations it has, but I have to admit that it does feel good to have a pocketable phone once more! It does what I need of it with aplomb, and that’s what really matters. And I can use it with one hand. :slight_smile:

Any others out there still loving their little iPhones?


(Dana E. Stevens) #2

I like the SE so much that I recently purchased a spare from the Apple clearance site. At this point we have 4 SE’s in the family. The size is just perfect. Long live the SE.


(Diane D) #3

My favorite!


(Simon) #4

Same here. IMHO the best iPhone Apple ever made. Both my wife and I bought a 128GB model recently when Apple was selling a bunch through their clearance website.


(Tommy Weir) #5

Snap. We call them the Steve Edition. I wouldn’t worry about longevity, sturdy little thing once your case covers the glass edge. Holding out for an SE II.


(Alan Ralph) #6

I found mine on Amazon, as there was nothing on the Apple UK refurb & clearance pages.


(Jesse the K) #7

No affiliate link, but I can’t speak highly enough of the Speck case for my SE. I’m butterfingered (even with a Popsocket) and have dropped it facedown and corner down countless times on my tiled bathroom floor. I think the smaller size protects the screen, since there’s less leverage across it when it falls.


(Tommy Weir) #8

I like the Incipio cases. There is one truth I know, I will drop my iPhone. Been that way since my Palm Pilot. I need cases…