Sunday, November 6, 2016

5 Months with The iPhone SE

Why did I get a new phone?
How many GB did I decided to get?
Where did I buy it?
Is it worth it?

After 3 years, I decided to finally get a new phone.. well, actually more like I had to because my old phone which was the Samsung S3 mini finally broke (seriously wouldn't turn on anymore even when I changed batteries). So, I was using my phone back in high school which was the Samsung Champ. The Samsung champ couldn't really use apps (unless I installed some JAR files into it, which I don't really know how). I do have my iPad 2 although it wasn't 3G so I couldn't put a sim card in it and it's too big for me to carry around whenever I leave the house so I just use it at home. So, a new phone was the best choice for me.

To be quite honest with you, I was suppose to get the iPhone 5s in Gold. The reason is, I didn't think that the iPhone 6s sizes would be a good fit for me because they're huge and not to mention, expensive. I was already inquiring through some stores that still sells the iPhone 5s when I told some of my friends that I was gonna buy it because I needed a new phone. They told me to just wait for the iPhone SE to be released since it's the same size but pretty much has the same specs as an iPhone 6s and guess what... they have the pink one (rose gold)! I'm honestly a sucker for pink that it's embarrassing.

1st photo taken from the Back camera:

The iPhone SE took a little while to be released in the Philippines so I had to wait for a month and a few weeks to actually get it. As I was waiting, I was contemplating on getting the 16 gb version or the 64 gb one. I mean, I use my phone for texting, calling, social media, music and maybe a game or two. 16 gb sounded good at the moment but everyone told me it would not be enough since I tend to use phones until I can't do anything with it anymore (a.k.a. years) and that I was a photo hoarder and store lots of songs on my phone. Another thing to consider is that iPhone SE is the newest phone that would be able to update to the latest IOS versions than previously released devices and it has 4k video which eats up a lot of memory. 

So, after it got released, I wasn't able to buy it just yet since it keeps getting sold out at all of the places that I go to. But I finally got it on June 6th at Greenhills shopping center at the Vmall since the cellphone shops up there are permanent shops which means they don't transfer to different spots incase you needed to come back unlike the ones that are on top of the indoor market. Plus, it was a whole lot cheaper than the authorized apple resellers sell them for. I got the 64 gb in Rose gold for PHP 27,000 (Original price was PHP 29,590) with one year warranty. It was sealed (a.k.a. brand new) and is made in California along with the earpods, USB adaptor, lightning cable, apple stickers, manual and sim ejector. 

For the specs, it's pretty much the same with the iPhone 6s with the A9 processor, 2 gb of ram, 12 megapixels camera (on the back), live photos and front facing flash, hey Siri command without having to press anything and 4k video. The only difference is that it doesn't have 3D touch, the front facing camera is 1.2 megapixels which the iPhone 6s has the 5 megapixels,it doesn't have optical image stablization and it has the 1st generation touch ID rather than the 2nd generation all in a smaller screen. There have been people saying that it has a much better battery life than the 6s, though I'm not quite sure, but from my experience, the battery life does last long.

Photos taken from the back camera:

Photos taken from the front camera (Left- with front flash, Right - Without)

I've been gaming, playing music, taking pictures and using my social media accounts on this phone and I just really love it. The response is very quick and smooth that I really feel is a huge upgrade from my Samsung S3 Mini heck even from my iPad 2. 

Anyway, I'm just really inlove with this phone and I'm glad that I got it and will be using it for years. ♥ Also, leave a comment down below if you want me to do a "What's on my iPhone" video or post since I'm not sure if anyone's interested in that. 

Disclosure: I am in no way bragging or sponsored by any companies or brands mentioned in this post. Opinions or statements made were based off on my own experience and sharing it to everyone who may also be interested with the same item. 


  1. A beautiful review of an beautiful iPhone, girl. Happy Sunday.

  2. Lovely read, I couldn't be without my iphone! And getting the largest memory was definitely the best decision, I don't have to constantly delete things like my old phone!

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    1. Ikr, 16gb definitely won't do it for me, especially with all the updates that's coming + my own files.

  3. I need a new phone, but I'm not sure if I'll go with Iphone or not. It does look cute though :)

    Pink Frenzy

  4. Loving the shade of this Iphone! So lovely!

  5. Getting a new phone is always a great feeling! Haha congrats

  6. It sounds like you're really enjoying your new iphone! It takes pretty great photos

    Rachel xx

  7. Great post and love the neat concept.
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my recent outfit post, I deeply appreciate it!!

  8. I also finally got a new phone after 3+ years. My phone was really starting to fall apart! I purchased the iPhone 7 plus and am totally obsessed. The camera on it is amazing! Perfect for blogging/vlogging ;)

    xoxo Rina

    1. iPhone 7! That phone is waaay better, better camera and I think better specs too. It does seem like a good phone for blogging / vlogging, Glad you're liking it!

  9. I'm a sucker for pink too! I have a 6 in gold and love it.

    xx Yasmin

  10. Thanks a lot, my dear :D

    Great review. I've the Iphone 5S and I loooove :D
    Your sounds amazing :D

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  11. Great review...
    I've never had an Iphone, they are so expensive

  12. Wow the camera looks really good! I have the iPhone 5s in gold and I agree about the 6 - I like the size of the 5 better so I think the SE will be my next one!
    Amy xx

  13. I love my iPhone, sounds like you're really enjoying yours too! :) x
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  14. I was thinking of changing my phone too but I just recently bought it last June this year. It's Samsung J1 2016. I'm planning to buy an iPhone SE too but just like you, still torn between 6s and SE. But honestly, SE looks much better and handy. Maybe, I'm buying this Christmas a 16gb rose gold too but I'll use credit card. It has 0% interest. I think it's 1,900 pesos- 12 months to pay in Apple store. :)


    1. Sounds like a really good deal. I personally prefer iPhones and yea, I didn't choose the 6s because of how huge they are, I just wanted a small, light phone.

  15. I'm also super happy that I change from blackberry to iphone (what a change!) since almost 5 years ago, it's such a cool phone ♥

  16. Great review! I'm a huge fan of the Iphone too!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  17. So glad you like your new phone! I have been an iphone user for quite some time now :)


  18. Really useful post - thanks for sharing :) x

    The Belle Narrative

  19. I'm happy for you, hun! Seems you're very fon of your new phone! :)
    Anyway, I don't get why they make phones huger and huger, my Samsung galaxy S6 barely fit the most of my clutches!

    1. ikr. Phones are suppose to be portable, but it's starting to need it's own little purse xD

  20. It's a great color! I've been in the iphone family awhile. I love them.


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