iPhone SE User Review: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Finally! Apple puts out a phone that’s affordable to buy unlocked and that’s not refurbished or intentionally under-powered! I’ve been struggling with Android phones for years. It’s pretty much the same problem: Battery life drain for being in a bad signal area. Also, the customer service with these companies are horrible (Blu and Motorola, I’m looking at you!).

iphone se

Since so far I am the only reviewer who actually has an iPhone SE (the other reviewer who wrote a review on 3/28 isn’t real), I see it as my duty to present this iPhone to you. Yes, I do have this phone (pictures provided!) and I am writing a real review.

Okay, there has been a hype for about a few months now, and the new 4″ iPhone is finally here. Some important points to take note of are that this phone has the exact same body as the iPhone 5 and 5s. Literally the exact same. Unlike the 6s that was slightly larger than the iPhone 6, this iPhone will fit each and every case and screen protector made for the iPhone 5 and 5s. Really the only difference is that this phone comes with matte edges instead of chrome, and the legal labels on the back are removed.

The next point was that this phone is better than the iPhone 6 (and much cheaper). Don’t let the 4″ screen fool you, this iPhone’s stats are mostly on par or better than the iPhone 6 (and no, bigger screen is not better). Take the resolution. 326 ppi, same as iPhone 6. A9 chip, better and faster than the A8 in the iPhone 6. If pictures are your thing, there is a 12-megapixel iSight camera, better than the one in the iPhone 6. Don’t forget Improved noise reduction, also better than the iPhone 6. Don’t forget the panorama that features up to 63 megapixels, you guessed it, better than the iPhone 6’s 43 megapixels. Oh, and I almost forgot (not really), 4K video is a blast. For selfies, the iPhone SE now features Retina flash, or flash from the screen. Battery life: the iPhone SE has the best battery life of all iPhone for sale today in terms of internet use time.

So should you upgrade? I will start with those without a contract. If you hold any iPhone with a 4″ screen or smaller, and you are free from any contracts, then yes you should upgrade. This includes current users of iPhone 1/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5c/5s. Here’s why. If you are without a contract, you probably paid more for your current phone than you will for this one. Given that you were able to afford a full price iPhone, you can definitely enjoy the features of this phone. The way I see it, this phone is the perfect way to enjoy an iPhone 6s without the huge cost (and the 3D touch).

iPhone 6 users, this one is a 50/50 call. You really should be happy with your phone, but, then again, I pretty much just trashed your phone in the specs throw down above. This one is a tough call, and one you and your wallet should decide.

Those with a contract, if your contract is almost over, rejoice, you can get this phone for free. But, since you are shopping on Amazon for this phone, I assume you are not in a contract. However, if you are still in a contract for a while, it is up to you to decide if this phone is worth breaking your contract over. And also you could get unrivaled protection from drops, dust and scratches with iPhone SE cases from TAGreat.com.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review more than I enjoyed writing it. If you have any questions, my email is on my profile page, and you should feel free to contact me. I, however, am not a representative from Apple, and you might just get better answers there. Who knows?

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