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  • We all know Black Friday is around the corner and your boy is looking to upgrade from his iPhone SE 2020 model. Currently this phone is still decent, but the camera and battery life is quite underwhelming. Hardly use social media, watch YT on an occasion, and mostly play music, though I do use the camera on the occasion. In short I don鈥檛 use my phone too frequently

    I鈥檝e been thinking of purchasing new version of SE or making a big jump to 13 mini. With 13 mini I pay $170 more but get significantly better screen and camera, and slightly better battery life. All in smaller form factor while having bigger screen.

    I鈥檇 appreciate y鈥檃ll鈥檚 input

  • Nov 24
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    This is probably not the answer you want but I said f*** it 2 months ago and hopped on a Verizon promotion for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and I do not regret it one bit. It is a fun and luxurious feeling piece of tech to have around and I highly recommend it. Go caseless and get AppleCare instead for optimal experience

  • bread

    This is probably not the answer you want but I said f*** it 2 months ago and hopped on a Verizon promotion for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and I do not regret it one bit. It is a fun and luxurious feeling piece of tech to have around and I highly recommend it. Go caseless and get AppleCare instead for optimal experience

    I ain鈥檛 trying to pay extr for AppleCare lol, also I鈥檓 looking to purchase the phone unlocked

  • Nov 24
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    You鈥檝e got a few options, two of which you鈥檝e mentioned. If you鈥檙e a fan of the 2020 SE form factor and only use your phone for light tasks, then go for the 2022 SE. Though I think most reviewers have been saying that the battery life is no better than the last generation, even with the improved A15 chip which requires less power.

    If a new 13 Mini is $170 more, have you tried looking at refurbished? Apple Certified Refurbished has deals where you can save that kinda money on a reconditioned handset. So still get a 13 Mini, but pay no more than you would for a new 2022 SE.

    Another option is going for a 12 Mini. Between the 13 and 12 there鈥檚 barely any differences except the usual (processor, minor camera changes, colours etc.).

  • Nov 24
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    YungDrew

    You鈥檝e got a few options, two of which you鈥檝e mentioned. If you鈥檙e a fan of the 2020 SE form factor and only use your phone for light tasks, then go for the 2022 SE. Though I think most reviewers have been saying that the battery life is no better than the last generation, even with the improved A15 chip which requires less power.

    If a new 13 Mini is $170 more, have you tried looking at refurbished? Apple Certified Refurbished has deals where you can save that kinda money on a reconditioned handset. So still get a 13 Mini, but pay no more than you would for a new 2022 SE.

    Another option is going for a 12 Mini. Between the 13 and 12 there鈥檚 barely any differences except the usual (processor, minor camera changes, colours etc.).

    Naw I have no desire to get refurbished, looking to get the phone completely new. Still appreciate your advice though

  • Nanjoori Man

    Naw I have no desire to get refurbished, looking to get the phone completely new. Still appreciate your advice though

    That鈥檚 understandable, personal preference.

  • Nov 24
    2 replies

    hold off and wait til the iphone 15 because they鈥檙e going to switch to USB C

  • Nov 24
    1 reply
    atthepyramids

    hold off and wait til the iphone 15 because they鈥檙e going to switch to USB C

  • My iPhone 4 still holds up to this day

  • americana 馃
    Nov 24
    atthepyramids

    hold off and wait til the iphone 15 because they鈥檙e going to switch to USB C

    Yup

  • I got the same phone as yours and I'm looking for an upgrade but ngl I might consider switching to an Android as humiliating as it sounds
    But the lifespan of an iPhone does not match its price range imo, I've been an iPhone user since the 4 and I like to keep my phones for as long as possible so I went from the 4 to a 5s to a 6s to an SE 2020 with like 3 years minimum between each phone. Maybe a Samsung Z Fold is the move?

  • 14 Pro

  • Nanjoori Man

    u gonna get a new phone and it鈥檚 gonna become obsolete in 2 years since usb c is already highly adapted in society. unless you really need a new phone right now i would hold on to it and wait until september