It’s hard to be disappointed with the iPhone SE. It’s nice, has great specs for the price, and now has 5G. It, along with the iPhone 13 Mini, fills this tiny phone niche for people with small hands. But as a big phone conversion, I’m glad the SE only comes in one size.
A cheaper smartphone with a big screen is not a new idea. There are a lot of them – but not if you’re on iOS. Right now, if iPhone users want a bigger screen than usual, they have to turn their wallets inside out for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. If you get the cheapest configuration possible, you’re looking at dropping $1099.
When it came time to upgrade my phone last year, I was outselling the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.7-inch 12 Pro Max. I was using an iPhone XS Max and got used to its comfortable 6.5 inch screen. I did not do Need All the bells and whistles that come with Pro models. I would have loved to save a few hundred bacars. But I also don’t want to go back to a smaller screen. I got big, and there was absolutely no going back. Am I salty because it cost me more? to the fullest extent.
I first joined Team Big Phone with the XS Max. My iPhone 7 is dead, and like many people, I was afraid of the phablet showing up. I was worried if it would fit in my pocket and if I would be able to use it with one hand. It changed the second I turned on my shiny new phone.
I developed severe astigmatism and myopia. The last time my prescription was updated, the eye doctor hung her head and said, “Well, sometimes you have to be satisfied enough.” I often use my phone’s camera to zoom in on signs that I can’t read. Switching to a big phone has made it very easy to do everything that modern life requires. Increasing the font size on my phone no longer looks comical. Not only that, but it was also easier for me to get rid of emails, watch YouTube videos, screw up my brain on Twitter, and read books. I went from having headaches and wrinkles from staring to bliss Not having to do this. The fact that I got better battery life was just icing on the cake.
I never miss using my phone with one hand. Partly because I have huge hands, but also because a two-handed phone is best any time you’re not hanging on to a subway belt. During the time of working from home, that’s pretty much all the time. The 12 Pro Max fits easily in my back pocket. Plus, the fashion industry’s insidious scheme to make women’s pockets so small has ensured that I always carry a handbag anyway.
Unlike some of my colleagues here at the edgeI don’t need the best OLED screen or the best cameras on my phone. (I only take pictures of my pets anyway.) All I want is a big honking screen that doesn’t look like complete litter and good battery life. I’m not glad I have to pay a premium to get that.
One of the main reasons for the iPhone SE’s popularity is that it’s cheap (even with 5G’s $30 price tag higher). If you have a 6.5 or even 6.7-inch iPhone SE that costs $500-$600, I guarantee you’ll sell like hot cakes. You only need to research the excellent iPhone XR sales to know that there is an appetite to buy an iPhone on a bigger budget. True, I could only choose the iPhone 11, but I don’t want a standard phone. I want the Larger screen I can get.
And there’s no good reason why Apple shouldn’t. With the SE, it reshaped the bones of the iPhone 8. It’s Apple’s authority to do the same with, say, the XS Max or 11 Pro Max. I doubt this is because Apple is wary of further fragmenting its portfolio. He has no problem presenting it four iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models to choose from. Why not take a chance by making a couple of SEs?
Sure, I can switch to Android. But I’m weak and I’ve seen how my friends deal with green bubbles. No thank you. Small phone lovers can choose between the Mini and SE models. I would like also Would you like a cheaper alternative to the Pro Max?