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5 Reasons to NOT buy iPhone SE

Apple's latest smartphone from their bandwagon is the iPhone SE, and it's sleek to say the least. Sporting a 4-inch screen, the iPhone SE is reminiscent of the iPhone 5S because it is exactly the same phone. With flagship internals, though.

The iPhone SE has launched in India this week with a hefty price tags of Rs. 39,000 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 49,000 for the 64GB model. It is Apple's 'desperate' attempt at regaining the loyal audience it lost with their shift towards bigger screens in 2014.

iPhone SE may be the latest smartphone from Apple, but not generally the best. Here's 5 reasons why you should not get the iPhone SE.

The price

iPhone SE is priced at 39,000 INR

Starting at $399 or Rs. 28,000 in the US, Indian audiences were expecting the iPhone SE to be priced not more than 30-33,000 rupees in India. Coming as a shocker, the 16GB variant starts in India at a price of Rs. 39,000. This price tag not only puts iPhone SE out of reach for a large number of buyers in India but also puts it in direct competition with the bigger iPhone 6S as well as flagship Android options like the Google Nexus 6P and the HTC One M9.

A tiny screen

iPhone SE features 4" Screen

Another major problem with the iPhone SE is its tiny 4-inch screen, which is contrary to the trend of buying larger screen phones in India. Considering that other models in the price bracket feature much larger display sizes, iPhone SE may find struggle to find buyers in the Indian market. They have got the Nexus 6P with a huge 5.7-inch display at an even lower price.

16 storage is too low

16GB storage for Rs. 39,000 should not even be a thing in 2016, but that's what Apple is offering with the iPhone SE. Users will get around 11-12GB to store their data, which usually leads to Low Storage pop-ups on the screen within just a few days of usage. Apart from that, Live Photos and 4K videos are the new additions that take up too much space, so buyers will have to be very conservative while taking photos too.

No 3D Touch

iPhone SE oddly does not have the headlining feature of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus; 3D Touch. The lack of 3D Touch means that iPhone SE users will not be able to use the innovative hardware interface that Apple has integrated into its flagship smartphones. This becomes an even sadder deal when you see than iPhone 6S with 3D Touch can be bought at a little over Rs. 40,000 on most e-commerce sites in India.


Same old design

iPhone SE looks similar to iPhone 5S

Move on Apple, this is not the kind of innovation Jobs expected from you. iPhone SE sports the same design language as the older iPhone 5 and 5S, except for matte finish on the edges and a rose gold colour option. So unless you buy the rose gold colour option, there's no point getting the same design for that hefty price tag.

Two bonous reason in case you still want to buy it

No mind-blowing new features

For the first time, Apple is rolling out an iPhone that does not have any feature that separates it from the plethora of competition from Android OEMs. Instead, iPhone SE features design and hardware found in earlier iPhone models, like the processor and camera of iPhone 6S and design of iPhone 5S.

Poor battery performance

iPhone SE is expected to deliver the same battery life as iPhone 5S, which needs to be charged atleast twice a day to keep running. This may be a deal-breaker for a lot of buyers, especially power-users who need their phones to not run out of juice at critical moments. You may to need to strap a power bank on to you, at all times.

Do let us know what you think about this variant of iPhone and will it be successful in comment section below.. Till then be brave and Keep Reading

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast and Founder of Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website.Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference .Shrey is a social media analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers.

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