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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Or, you know, more reasonably priced...
    I would argue to say that it is both together. I was expecting for it to be a lot more before Apple announced the price. The size with the specs was great. I was surprised at the price so I ran to get mine. Additionally, I got $150 off for recycling a 5s so I ran! lol

    If the price was more, I probably would have waited for some kind of deal.
    mark233 and RumoredNow like this.
    06-26-2016 11:52 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I would argue to say that it is both together.
    Very true. Some will settle for the size, just because price + iPhone.

    Those who like that size certainly won't say, "Wait. Take MOAR of my money!"


    The iPhone SE is the only iPhone to ever tempt me. I've been iPhone curious and had one just to see (about when iOS 5 changed to 6), but even then for a used 3GS I though it was too many $$$.

    The SE has some compelling internals and the price point is about right for maybe the first time in iPhone history, IMHO. Typically I look at their product as overpriced. I know scores of millions disagree with me every release, but that's my criteria. I hate to feel like I've just been raked over the coals and someone is laughing at me as they count the money they've just duped me out of.

    I paid $485 for my Lumia 1520 BNIB in August 2014. iPhone 5S was current at the time and would have cost me as much or more for lower res screen, less processing power, 1/2 the RAM, less than 1/2 the megapixels, no SD card, no Qi Wireless charging, no NFC, tiny battery...

    iPhone 6+ was just about to release... Today on the Apple website it would cost $750 to get a 64GB (to make up for no SD card support) for a new 6 Plus. Same class of screen as the 1520. I don't want to argue about the processor because somehow Apple's chip outperforms the paper spec, but can a dual core 1.4GHz A8 really best a quad core 2.2GHz Krait 400? Still only 1/2 the RAM and less than 1/2 the megapixles of the 1520. Finally gets NFC, but still no Qi wireless charging and a way smaller battery than 1520. Less hardware for $265 more. $265 dollars gets you a great backup phone or a whole bunch of accessories and apps...

    I'm willing to bet way more of the success of the iPhone SE is due to price ($400 for 16GB, $500 for 64GB) than the screen size. Finally something for spec counters to look at. The A9 chip is still only dual core, but clocks at 1.84GHz, finally 2GB RAM. Camera breaks the double digit barrier and gives 12MP. Tap to pay, but still no wireless charging built in and that battery... For crying in the mud why can't they ever put a battery in the things? At least for the SE you don't have to sign a carrier contract, or take out a second mortgage.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 06-26-2016 at 04:05 PM. Reason: typo monkey
    06-26-2016 02:36 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Very true. Some will settle for the size, just because price + iPhone.

    Those who like that size certainly won't say, "Wait. Take MOAR of my money!"


    The iPhone SE is the only iPhone to ever tempt me. I've been iPhone curious and had one just to see (about when iOS 5 changed to 6), but even then for a used 3GS I though it was too many $$$.

    The SE has some compelling internals and the price point is about right for maybe the first time in iPhone history, IMHO. Typically I look at their product as overpriced. I know scores of millions disagree with me every release, but that's my criteria. I hate to feel like I've just been raked over the coals and someone is laughing at me as they count the money they've just duped me out of.

    I paid $485 for my Lumia 1520 BNIB in August 2014. iPhone 5S was current at the time and would have cost me as much or more for lower res screen, less processing power, 1/2 the RAM, less than 1/2 the megapixels, no SD card, no Qi Wireless charging, no NFC, tiny battery...

    iPhone 6+ was just about to release... Today on the Apple website it would cost $750 to get a 64GB (to make up for no SD card support) for a new 6 Plus. Same class of screen as the 1520. I don't want to argue about the processor because somehow Apple's chip outperforms the paper spec, but can a dual core 1.4GHz A8 really best a quad core 2.2GHz Krait 400? Still only 1/2 the RAM and less than 1/2 the megapixles of the 1520. Finally gets NFC, but still no Qi wireless charging and a way smaller battery than 1520. Less hardware for $265 more. $265 dollars gets you a great backup phone or a whole bunch of accessories and apps...

    I'm willing to bet way more of the success of the iPhone SE is due to price ($400 for 16GB, $500 for 64GB) than the screen size. Finally something for spec counters to look at. The A9 chip is still only dual core, but clocks at 1.84GHz, finally 2GB RAM. Camera breaks the double digit barrier and gives 12MP. Tap to pay, but still no wireless charging built in and that battery... For crying in the mud why can't they ever put a battery in the things? At least for the SE you don't have to sign a carrier contract, or take out a second mortgage.
    You have great points here. I can't dispute most of them, I can only agree. IOS has a way of managing the battery well. This more so appears for the SE and the plus models though. I get the same battery life, if not better than my 640 on 8.1 and w10m.
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    06-26-2016 06:14 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The title seems like a trick question. Pre3 with all original apps working.
    06-26-2016 10:53 PM
  5. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    The title seems like a trick question. Pre3 with all original apps working.
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    All of my tears forever. Not seen here: My TouchPad and Pre+ :'(
    06-27-2016 02:01 AM
  6. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge :)
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    06-27-2016 10:45 AM
  7. John Weber2's Avatar
    I want them to put a snapdragon 617, with 2gbs or ram, at least a 5mp front facing camera and a bigger battery. I love the design still, I just want some more power.
    06-28-2016 08:35 AM
  8. ayngling's Avatar
    Or, you know, more reasonably priced...
    Very true. Being purely a premium brand has its challenges, the 5s does seem to be an attempt to target a more price sensitive market. Saying that, at least people are buying it, when they could have bought a larger phone at the same price from a different manufacturer.

    Those who like that size certainly won't say, "Wait. Take MOAR of my money!"
    That might be true for the general public, but I would gladly pay more for a smaller phone. (Smaller market could justify a higher price). Same thing for a few of my friends, all of which complain about (flagship) phone sizes these days.
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    06-30-2016 09:51 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Right... But you wouldn't demand they take moar money than they are asking was my point.
    ayngling and Guytronic like this.
    06-30-2016 10:00 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    I was just reminded! I would be a sucker for a Pixi running Windows or Android.

    Well, maybe.
    06-30-2016 03:48 PM
  11. paul87russell's Avatar
    a nokia n-gage updated with all the latest hardware available, that would be very cool, haha!
    08-08-2016 03:21 AM
  12. indospot's Avatar
    A little late now, but in terms of design I like HTC's phones a lot, particularly the new HTC 10. I also like Samsung, but they're so popular now it almost feels pointless to mention them. Alcatel has some interesting looking phones too, imo.
    09-01-2016 07:02 AM
  13. lncLESLIE's Avatar
    Any suggestions on a low priced phone that has lots of room & a decent camera? Canada Its for my teenage daughter and on a limited income
    Thx
    09-17-2016 04:53 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    Any suggestions on a low priced phone that has lots of room & a decent camera? Canada Its for my teenage daughter and on a limited income
    Thx
    Here's a Lumia 650 for sale from a Canadian seller right here in our own marketplace.
    Looks like a deal unless you wanted brand new.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mar...ml#post3548184
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-17-2016 10:07 PM
  15. ian masiyandima's Avatar
    surface book and elite x3
    09-18-2016 01:05 AM
  16. Alain_A's Avatar
    Here's a Lumia 650 for sale from a Canadian seller right here in our own marketplace.
    Looks like a deal unless you wanted brand new.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/mar...ml#post3548184
    16 gig for a teenage girl?
    10-18-2016 03:27 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    Any suggestions on a low priced phone that has lots of room & a decent camera? Canada Its for my teenage daughter and on a limited income
    Thx
    Depends on her. A used iPhone 5s may be a better idea.
    Of course, there's no shortage of options but this is a forum dedicated to Windows Phone, which I would not recommend to a typical teenage girl because of its social shortcomings.

    16 gig for a teenage girl?
    Yes? Well the phone he recommended had a microSD slot.
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    10-18-2016 04:15 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    16 gig for a teenage girl?
    Heck I barely remember this thread...
    Just trying to point a member in Canada to a phone for sale by another Canadian member.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-18-2016 04:50 PM
  19. Alain_A's Avatar
    Heck I barely remember this thread...
    Just trying to point a member in Canada to a phone for sale by another Canadian member.
    Ah ok. Lol
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    10-18-2016 05:00 PM
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