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New iPhone SE

After looking for a new phone for a few months, I finally decided to get an iPhone SE. This is my first iPhone, so it will take a while to get used to it.

iPhone SE

I chose iPhone SE, see more details on apple, because is a new-ish model. The phone was released in March last year. Considering is not the latest, it was much cheaper. I’m not keen on having the latest model, so it was an easy option for me.

Why an iPhone? Because I never had one and I wanted to see the difference between a Samsung and an Apple. It might sound strange as a reason to buy a particular phone, but well, that is it. I’ve read one of Steve Jobs’s biographies, I worked on Mac (I still prefer Window laptops).

The iPhone SE has great specs. The camera takes good pictures indoors and I’m very pleased with that. Another feature I love is the Touch ID, basically I use my fingerprint to unlock the phone and I can also use it for payments. I’m yet to discover the second part, but it’s something I might use. I love the techiness of it, very James Bond-ish. It’s not new, Apple had this feature from iPhone 5s, but it’s new for me.

I use the phone as a hotspot and it works great. Even if the phone is downstairs, the internet works great upstairs too. I’m very pleased with this. Today I’m going to use Maps. By the looks of it, it will work fast. After having issues with the Samsung, I hope the iPhone will work better. There are a few things worse than hearing “GPS signal lost” when you are about to leave the motorway and head up some minor roads.

iPhone SE comes in 4 colours and I picked rose gold. I like the colour a lot, is a small phone and it gives it a girly feel. I need a case for it and hopefully I will get this weekend. It’s a matter of having the time to go to the shops to get it.

iPhone SE

I got the phone with a contract at Three. They have great offers when it comes to data and that is the main reason I picked it. My husband has been their customer for years and he is happy with them, that was a factor in my decision too.

When it comes to data, Three is the best option. Do have a look on their website if you are considering a new supplier. I even got a discount because my husband is their customer, how nice is that.

What do you prefer, Samsung or iPhone? Or maybe another phone, let me know, I’m very interested in hearing your thoughts.

7 Comment

  1. I think you made a great choice choosing the Iphone SE. I think it’s amazing and I want to get on for myself hopefully when I have a bit more money! 🙂

  2. Welcome to the iPhone family!

    I like the SE. I think it’s a decent size phone. I just bought the iPhone 8 after having the 6 for two years and I really like it, but I’m finding lots of bugs in the software. Hopefully they will be fixed in the next update.

    I’m on O2 with a sim only contract because getting the phone on a contract worked out more expensive for me. I don’t think O2 are the cheapest but you get lots of perks as a customer, like getting tickets for concerns a day or two before they go on general sale.

    1. It’s always annoying when they have bugs. I looked at O2, but their offer was not good for me. It’s nice you get these perks with them though.

  3. I like iPhone as they are so easy to use. Just shame that most of the app need money. I know my husband is on android and some app he would not need to pay and I have too!
    Have fun with your new phone!

  4. I have an iPhone. I do have the latest model now (work pays for it so why not ;). But previously I had an SE model. Loved it! It’s dinky and cute!

    I recently tried to switch to a Samsung and really couldn’t get my head around it. I find the iPhone to be much easier to use. The camera quality might not be as good as the Samsung but that’s a compromise I’m happy with.

    Goodluck getting to grips with it! 🙂

    1. I think the camera is actually better than Samsung and I always thought it was like that. I imagine is the “grass is greener on the other side” sort of thing. :))

  5. It certainly sounds an attractive phone with great functions! My husband’s Huawei has the fingerprint function which I do think is very clever!

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