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I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 14, 2018 05:50AM
The camera you use is the camera you have so I don't want to carry a separate camera. Mostly to use for everyday photos but some travel pics.

I am going to be upgrading from an iPhone 5 that I bought new which has a non-functional front facing camera. I don't want an XR, XS or XS Max. Too big. I really don't have a desire for a larger screen than the 4" I have on my 5 so the SE would work. But I could manage with the 4.7" 7 or 8. All have a 12 MP camera; perhaps all are the same camera? But all will be better than the 5. Bigger than 4.7" won't fit in my shirt pocket once it's in a case.

Which one should I buy given that it will be five years before I buy another? Is the 8 noticeably better than the 7 in other, non-camera phone functions? Or just go with the SE? Thanks!

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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 14, 2018 06:17AM
You get the two lenses with the larger phones in the 7plus, 8plus, X. If one lens is good for you, stick with a physically smaller phone.



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 14, 2018 06:49AM
Yes, the smaller form is very important to me, more than having two lenses.



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 14, 2018 06:52AM
I'm using an 8. It's a great phone.

Hidden killer feature over the 7: wireless (inductive) charging. Love it!
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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2018 06:52AM
....just remember that these days......selfies kill......



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: clay
Date: November 14, 2018 07:53AM
SE are really good phones.

If you look on the used market, look for a 32gb model. those were introduced in spring of 2017, so the battery will be no older than 1.5 years, often much younger. I have bought probably a dozen SE for various friends/family in the past 6 months. Most have been 2018 models with low # of charge cycles. For the cost, they are hard to beat.
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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 14, 2018 11:44AM
I am leaning towards the SE. The camera will be a step or two up, or more, on my 5.



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 14, 2018 12:59PM
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SE are really good phones.

If you look on the used market, look for a 32gb model. those were introduced in spring of 2017, so the battery will be no older than 1.5 years, often much younger. I have bought probably a dozen SE for various friends/family in the past 6 months. Most have been 2018 models with low # of charge cycles. For the cost, they are hard to beat.

Also the 128gb, I believe.
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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 14, 2018 01:05PM
Both my 5s and SE take nice pics in good light at medium distances and closer.

Anything farther and they need more focal length.

Anything in low light and they don't do particularly well. For me, good 'flash' pics have been a roll of the dice.

That said, the camera of the later and latest 'Phones have been the greatest feature advances, except maybe for Face ID. But paying the price of larger physical size puts them out of the running for me.

I'm sticking with the 32G SE for the next five years, if possible, and I'll get a new battery when needed. Maybe there will be an SE2. But I'll be a holdout for as long as possible.




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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 14, 2018 02:55PM
Its more than just megapixels. Sensor size is a huge factor.

The X is only slightly larger than a 6/7/8 -- X has the best screen, camera, and build quality over the others.

I dont think any of my shirts have pockets... =)



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2018 03:06PM
.....Sense8 size......



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: maco
Date: November 14, 2018 06:07PM
I recently replaced my 5s with a 7 Plus, I'm glad that I did. I take a bunch of photos with my iPhone, so I'm really liking the new camera. Nice to have 128GB of storage too!

Here's what I bought.
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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 14, 2018 06:10PM
....the ladies say thank you too.....!!!!



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Sam3
Date: November 15, 2018 04:54AM
What jdc said. The X is about the same size as the 8, but has a better camera with 2 lenses and the computational photography that comes with it. It also will better future-proof you.

I have the 8+ and I like the pictures that I have gotten from it. But I also like the larger form factor of the + series, my eyes are thanking me for it.



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 15, 2018 07:09AM
Lots to think about. I'm still leaning towards the SE just for the smaller size. But then I have to find one, preferably new (or Apple refurb which Apple doesn't have in the Refurb store.)



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 15, 2018 07:42AM
....that's what she said.....!!!!



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 15, 2018 01:49PM
I bought a used SE for $150 + tax from a store in our mall.

My thanks to everyone for their input!



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Re: I want an upgraded camera - iPhone only
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 15, 2018 02:05PM
Right on. How many GB?



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