Calling with my SE frequently results in the called party unable to hear me. I switched carriers from ATT to Verizon and it didn't improve. Call strength is -112. I reviewed Verizon's website and found about 1-in-10 report the same issue. ATT's website was broken as usual so I couldn't see their reviews. My Verizon Samsung flip phone has no problem with calls.
They did good with this. We need more smaller-sized, high-end phones. People who prefer a smaller form factor are already routinely crapped on by manufacturers who only make large or phablet-sized phones as their high-end ones, leaving low-quality hardware for the smaller phones.
Now if only people would notice Sony more... or if other manufacturers would follow suit.
I'm not too big on Apple but I do like that they are adding variety instead of a cut and dry, big phone and small phone. They are branching out of what appears to be their comfort zone by also offering a lower end iphone, Apple made a good decision wi... (continues)
Not an IOS phone user, but I initially thought good job Apple for producing a small premium phone. That is until I just read that you don't want the $400 phone. Now we're up to $500 and you're flirting with other flagship devices.
We get it, the phone is small. Some people want small phones, I know many 5s holdouts that were going to leave the brand if a replacement didn't come out by the time their phones wore out.... Which turns out a win win using the same case design too, they can keep their accessories! As for the battery. How about comparing it to the device it's replacing? mAh doesn't translate well between mobile platforms, so it is irrelevant as a commentary device.
Thanks for the feedback. We use the same standard for evaluating the battery on all phones we review. Does it last for a whole day of typical heavy use? How much battery (percentage) is left after said day? It is above or below average? We feel those ... (continues)
Sprint uses bands 25, 26, and 41 for its LTE network. You need all three for the full "Sprint Spark" network. I strongly recommend a phone with all three of those bands, otherwise you might get very poor LTE coverage and/or speeds.