“After a week with the SE, I’ve found I really do use a smaller phone differently,” David Pierce writes for Wired. “Most noticeably, I’ve dropped this phone zero times. And my pinkie doesn’t hurt from balancing my phone on it, either.”
“Even when I’m using it, the SE’s 4-inch screen is less alluring than a bigger display, less likely to draw me so far in I forget the world around me even exists,” Pierce writes. “I’m not saying I use my phone less now; that’ll never happen. But even when I do look at the SE, simply by virtue of it taking up a smaller space in front of my eyes I’m somehow more aware of the world around me.
“I’m not going back to a small phone. Sure, it’s not as easy to hold in one hand, but my gargantuan iPhone 6s Plus is so much better for watching movies, so much more suited to reading books and long articles, so much more pleasant to type on, that I can’t give it up. The iPhone 5s, and by extension the SE, are for people for whom the smartphone is a tool, not a lifestyle,” Pierce writes. “I need a bigger phone. That said, my 6s Plus now feels comically huge. Hey Apple, can you make this thing a little smaller without making the screen smaller? You know, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Big screen, small phone. Now that would be the perfect smartphone.”
Much more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yup.
Can we have an edge-to-edge display, pretty please, Apple? After all, it is 2016. — MacDailyNews, March 1, 2016
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