Apple iPhone SE (2022)
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  • daniel
  • Rx4
  • 22 Nov 2022

Daemon Targaryen, 21 Nov 2022 -Touch ID more convenient in darkness -Touch ID more ... more100%



    -Touch ID more convenient in darkness
    -Touch ID more convenient for Apple Pay
    -Touch ID is like 95% register all day
    -Touch ID more convenient in warm climates
    -Gesture can get in the way using apps
    -Swipe up can close my texting app
    -Prefer Control Center from bottom
    -Can see my battery % clearer without a notch

    I've been offered from AT&T to get an iPhone 12 mini for $1 per month for the next 36 months if I sign up for an unlimited plan. No thank you. Sold my 12 mini and zero regrets.

    I really hated when I would type and it would accidentally close because the space bar is right above the gesture line. Certain games require a swipe up gesture. And my Pixel 3 took better photos than the 12 mini.

    I guess iPhone SE 3 will be the last to have Touch ID, home button, and sim tray to avoid that e-sim nonsense when you want to switch between phones a lot. Apple will not bring back a fingerprint security in the foreseeable future. The SE 3 is truly a Special Edition.

    The SE 4 will give us more overrated bezel-less crap. More inconvenience with Face ID that you end up inputting your passcode more than half of the time. More inconvenience using a swipe up gesture which can accidentally close apps. A notch that will get in the way viewing content or a simple battery %.

    Love my iPhone SE 2022. The last great iPhone before more brainless sheeple think Face ID, touch gestures, a hideous notch, and e-sim only is actually better for us when they aren't and never will be.

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      • Bardaguler
      • t7C
      • 19 Nov 2022

      Anonymous, 03 Oct 2022Could you please advise between iPhone 13 mini and SE 2022 128GB?Depends on your budget and needs. If you have the money and want newer tech(Ultra wide cam, night-mode, FaceID, Better battery, Magsafe), go for 13 mini... If you want a small phone but on a budget and likes Touch ID better and doesn't care much with the smaller display, no night mode single cam, and slightly lower battery, go for iPhone SE 3.

        Eddie, 08 Nov 2022Still the best compact phone in the market by far, in fact ... more12/13 mini?

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          • Anonymous
          • 3SI
          • 13 Nov 2022

          I wouldn’t mind if Apple kept this design for another 5 or 10 years with just slight updates every now and then, like they did with the iPad 5-9. There is really nothing wrong with it. Some newer, more power efficient SoCs and modems, battery with slightly higher capacity maybe in the same footprint, more storage and RAM, same or reduced price over the years to capture new demographics, it would be great.

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            • Eddie
            • NXQ
            • 08 Nov 2022

            Still the best compact phone in the market by far, in fact by very far. Battery life is much better that the figures quoted in the GSMArena Test. Unbeatable value as far as iPhones go.

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              • Mr. Argentria
              • 4bs
              • 06 Nov 2022

              While waiting on my iPhone 13 mini to arrive from Amazon, I'm currently using my backup iPhone 7 which, on the surface, is the same as the SE, and it's a real pleasure to use. It's simply designed, and fits easily into my pockets and my not-so-big hands. When placed next to an iPhone equipped with and AMOLED display, you certainly notice a difference in colors and a slight difference in resolution. Otherwise, out of sight, out of mind, the colors and resolution on the LCD is just fine. Performance on my 7 is still good for typical smartphone activities, with it's 2016 specs, so the updated SE's specs is a no-brainer!

              Because I'm a photographer and an aspiring videographer, I'm spending the extra money on the 13 mini for the ultrawide lens, Night Mode, and Cinematic Mode. Other than that, I'd definitely be getting the SE!

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                • Anonymous
                • PtD
                • 02 Nov 2022

                Se 2022 lost its beautiful shape, it was so beauty...

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                  • Anonymous
                  • 3SI
                  • 02 Nov 2022

                  Daemon Targaryen, 02 Nov 2022Will SE3 be the last iPhone of its kind? - Touch ID - Ho... moreI hope the next SE either stays the same form factor or changes to the rumored notched 5.7 inch with FaceID but keeps the rounded edges.

                    Will SE3 be the last iPhone of its kind?
                    - Touch ID
                    - Home button
                    - Notch-less
                    - LCD
                    - Under 140 mm in height
                    - Sim tray for U.S. models (unlocked mine within 24 hours)

                    I read for some users that e-sim is a nightmare when traveling abroad. I feel I own the two best iPhones ever made and of their series design.

                    SE 2016 (iPhone 5S Special Edition)
                    SE 2022 (iPhone 8 Special Edition Part 2)

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                      • GeeLou
                      • I5R
                      • 01 Nov 2022

                      Daemon Targaryen, 31 Oct 2022Got my iPhone SE (2022) in like new condition last night. N... moreSounds like a winner to me…

                        Anonymous, 13 Oct 2022It’s like an Oldtimer with new tech inside. Some will say t... moreGot my iPhone SE (2022) in like new condition last night. No flaws and for only $150 on OfferUp. I'm getting the same A15 chip as the 13 series and non-Pro 14s.

                        If you can deal with the outdated design, getting an SE3 for under $200 is the best deal you can find today. I personally hate Face ID as I use my phone a lot in the dark. And the notch can get in the way when watching movies or TV shows.

                        I'm not a big iPhone fan. I only got the SE3 because I nearly threw away my Razr 5G by accident. It slipped into a garbage bag and I had to retrieve it after throwing it away in a bin. Luckily, the bin was clean. I'll keep my Razr 5G at home for a year since it isn't fully paid off.

                        SE3 will be my main phone for a year. This will be the last to offer a home button and perhaps Touch ID. The SE4 will look more like the XR. I had a 12 mini and just HATED Face ID. And games like Forgotton Anne don't play properly on phones with Face ID.

                        The swipe up gesture can ruin the experience as that also is the same gesture for volume or brightness for Netflix. It's weird that my $150 iPhone SE3 has become my most powerful phone I own when I'm only using it temporarily as a main phone for a year.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • 3SI
                          • 30 Oct 2022

                          Anonymous, 28 Oct 2022This phone might be cheaper now but xiaomi redmi note 12 of... moreThe Xiaomi is as big as the other 99.9% of smartphones, roughly 6.5 inch. The iPhone SE is smaller. So I’d choose the iPhone.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • xja
                            • 28 Oct 2022

                            This phone might be cheaper now but xiaomi redmi note 12 of almost the same price is striking back not caring whether this is still an iPhone

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                              • Anonymous
                              • xjH
                              • 26 Oct 2022

                              Womack, 26 Oct 2022They have the same internals. If anything, the se 2022 shou... moreWow lucky fr u

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                                • Anonymous
                                • xjH
                                • 26 Oct 2022

                                Sin, 17 Oct 2022I have Nokia 3.1 mid size smartphone I do like mini smar... moreMe 2

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • xjH
                                  • 26 Oct 2022

                                  Womack, 26 Oct 2022They have the same internals. If anything, the se 2022 shou... more1oo is the best

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                                    • Womack
                                    • M4i
                                    • 26 Oct 2022

                                    XxfemkexX, 04 Oct 2022Take the 13 mini better battery and screen is bigger, and ... moreThey have the same internals. If anything, the se 2022 should feel faster due to having less pixels to push. I have had the 13 mini and now the se 2022. the se 2022 is a better deal. The notch started to annoy me.

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                                      • Sin
                                      • pJw
                                      • 17 Oct 2022

                                      Anonymous, 01 Oct 2022Everyone says this but then buys a bigger phone because the... moreI have Nokia 3.1 mid size smartphone

                                      I do like mini smartphones although
                                      Would have brought a k-touch i9s mini smartphone if it was not sold out instead of the Nokia 3.1

                                      I keep my smartphone for years

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 3SI
                                        • 13 Oct 2022

                                        It’s like an Oldtimer with new tech inside. Some will say that it is boring. I say that this is the most unique looking phone in the market right now. It truly is a „special edition“.
                                        And that goes without mentioning advantages of the form factor like no rocking camera bump with an Apple case or the comfortable feeling rounded corners.