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Old 4th July 2020, 15:16   #12766
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Does it make sense to buy an iPhone 7 32GB variant now? I don't play high res games on mobile & want a fluid, safe and stock OS experience. My budget is 30k.

Why not spend 8k more and get the latest iPhone SE. It even has more storage.
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Old 4th July 2020, 22:16   #12767
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Does it make sense to buy an iPhone 7 32GB variant now? I don't play high res games on mobile & want a fluid, safe and stock OS experience. My budget is 30k.

With IPhone 7 you will get 2 more IOS updates, given that 6s is gonna get iOS 14. So you are fairly future ready. However, because iPhone runs an older processor, the new software will hurt the battery even more.

I am using iPhone 7 for the past 3 years and the only real problem I face is battery drain. Battery health is at 83%.

So in that sense iPhone SE makes much more sense. Also you get more RAM, more ROM, wireless charging , better camera, better video recording and of course better battery life as it's using the latest processor/hardware. You would be set for the next 3-4 years easy.

If you don't want to shell out Rs 38k right now I would suggest wait till the year end when the Great Indian sale comes (Amazon/Flipkart) and then I am pretty sure you will get it for around 30k.Last year during that sale XR was available for as low as Rs 36k.

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Does it make sense to buy an iPhone 7 32GB variant now? I don't play high res games on mobile & want a fluid, safe and stock OS experience. My budget is 30k.
Doesn't make sense at all as mentioned by others as well its better you spend a bit more and go for the SE its much better in every aspect and you wouldn't regret paying the extra amount over the long term.

Since you talked about stock experience have a look at the One Plus 7T as well if you are looking for a phone with a larger display its price is comparable to the SE and also the experience is almost stock.

Maybe also have a look at the Pixel 3a for the stock android experience and better camera.

Hope this helps.
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Old 7th July 2020, 18:42   #12769
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Hey guys, On the night of 24th March (the night lockdown was introduced) my iPhone 6S fell from my desk and it's screen completely broke. I don't just mean cracked, the screen went black and refused to switch back on.

A few days ago I visited my local apple service centre and they told me that the motherboard was broken and the phone cannot be fixed - instead they gave me an offer to replace it with another 6S 32GB for 28,000 rupees.

So I'm now having to choose between 3 options -
1) Get my broken 6S replaced with another 6S from the service centre - 28,000 for another 32GB phone

2) Buy a new iPhone 7 from my local Apple store - 36,800 for a 128GB model

3) Buy the new iPhone SE 2 - 42,000 for a 64GB variant.

Which one do you guys think I should choose? I'm primarily choosing between the 7 and SE, the 6S is too old to buy now and 28K is too high a price.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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2) Buy a new iPhone 7 from my local Apple store - 36,800 for a 128GB model
3) Buy the new iPhone SE 2 - 42,000 for a 64GB variant.

Which one do you guys think I should choose? I'm primarily choosing between the 7 and SE, the 6S is too old to buy now and 28K is too high a price.
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In my opinion, its better to go for SE2 since incremental cost is just 5K over iPhone7. I suppose 64 GB is quite enough as compared to 6S 32 GB. Look online if store is not giving any discount for either of the models (7/SE2)
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better battery life as it's using the latest processor/hardware. You would be set for the next 3-4 years easy.
The battery life will be WORSE because it runs on the latest processor. Honestly, the SE is daylight robbery. It has a puny 1800 mAH battery. You could buy 2 better phones at that price.
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Getting the (five year old) 6s for 28k makes absolutely no sense. What's your budget? Look out for deals; you may get the Xr for sub-50k soon.
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Which one do you guys think I should choose? I'm primarily choosing between the 7 and SE, the 6S is too old to buy now and 28K is too high a price...

No brainier. Go for the iPhone SE. There are some offers I believe on Flipkart. So you might get it for a lot lesser than the amount you mentioned.

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Did any one updated the OS to 13.5.1? I’m seeing the battery cruncher is back. I’m made to charge my phone at least twice a day which was not the case in the earlier version.
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Old 7th July 2020, 19:56   #12775
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Did any one updated the OS to 13.5.1? Iím seeing the battery cruncher is back. Iím made to charge my phone at least twice a day which was not the case in the earlier version.
I updated my 11 to 13.5.1 sometime back, the battery life is excellent. Which model are you using/talking about?

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I updated my 11 to 13.5.1 sometime back, the battery life is excellent. Which model are you using/talking about?

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Oh good to know. Mine is iPhone 7S and it doesnít last longer.
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Oh good to know. Mine is iPhone 7S and it doesnít last longer.
I have the same issue with my iPhone7, having to recharge twice a day despite very low usage. This is with a new battery, changed few weeks back.
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Oh good to know. Mine is iPhone 7S and it doesnít last longer.
Well, itís appleís software that tends to eat up battery quite easily at a faster rate. My 6S is charged atleast twice a day now. Itís either batteryís life degrading / the software is designed to eat up battery and make us think on upgrading to a new iPhone

Apart from battery issue, my phone (2016) is in immaculate condition and Iíve no plans of upgrading at the moment. Apple makes good devices that lasts a lifetime. But, their own quality is a bit of a downer for them in terms of making people switch to newer models from their line up. Thus, the practice we can also recall they had admitted to making old phones slower through their software updates.

This is from business standpoint for sure. But, honestly their new OS keeps taking phones resources too because it contains substantial updates over the predecessor versions which is understandable.

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Well, itís appleís software that tends to eat up battery quite easily at a faster rate. My 6S is charged atleast twice a day now. Itís either batteryís life degrading / the software is designed to eat up battery
What is the battery health of your 6S ? I also have a 2016 iPhone 6s & had installed a new battery on 8th June & as of today battery health is down from 100% to 98% !
I also charge the phone twice a day but this is more due to watching Netflix for 7-8hrs a day.
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What is the battery health of your 6S ? I also have a 2016 iPhone 6s & had installed a new battery on 8th June & as of today battery health is down from 100% to 98% !
I also charge the phone twice a day but this is more due to watching Netflix for 7-8hrs a day.
My battery health shows 71% lol. How much did it cost you for battery replacement? 7-8 hours of screen time is absolutely above normal I am thinking of battery replacement now.
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