Pros and Cons of iPhone SE

Last week Apple unveiled the new iPhone SE, the much improved version of iPhone 5S. I have always admired the design of iPhone 5/5S, so I am seriously considering trading in my iPhone 6 Plus for the iPhone SE.

I think I am not the only one who are thinking about going back to using the 4-inch screen iPhone, so I have decided to share my thoughts about the pros and cons of iPhone SE. I hope it will help you decide if this device is good for you or not.

Pros

  • Great design. Many customers, including myself, still think that iPhone 5 is the best designed iPhone yet.

  • Compact form factor, which is comfortable and easy to use even with one hand.
  • A9 chip, which provides the same powerful process and graphic performance as iPhone 6S.
  • 2G of RAM make this phone future-proof.
  • Great 12MP rear camera with support for Live Photos.
  • 4K video camera for taking of super crisp high definition videos.
  • Great battery life, which outperforms both iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S.
  • Apple Pay support
  • Retina Flash

Cons

  • 1.2MP FaceTime camera, or should I say selfie camera.
  • No 3D Touch support, which might be a big downside for users who got used to it on iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.
  • Old version of Touch ID, which is still good, but not as fast as the latest generation of Touch ID.
  • Thick bezels around the screen.
  • Too small display for some, especially for users who come from bigger sized iPhones.
  • No OIS (optical image stabilization), which I enjoy having on my 6 Plus.
  • Middle cycle release means that in a few months there will be another iPhone.

To summarize, iPhone SE is an impressive phone with almost all the latest and greatest tech Apple has to offer. I am completely sure that Apple will sell many millions of it, but the question is, am I going to switch from iPhone 6 Plus to iPhone SE?

The answer is NO.

After considering all the pros and cons stated above, I have decided to stay with iPhone 6 Plus for now. The main reason for that will be the fact that in just 6 months Apple will unveil the iPhone 7, which, as always, will be called the biggest change to iPhone since the first iPhone.