How good is the iPhone se ?

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At the moment Koodo is having a deal on the iPhone se would it be worth getting ? How is the camera / software compare to the Samsung A5 was looking at both phones but can't decide.
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Both seem to take good pictures from reviews. You can check it out on gsmarena or others. All depends on which OS you like more and if you're ok with a 4" vs 5.2" screen.
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What things do you use your phone for most Ricardo?
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To answer your camera questions the SE has a 12mp rear facing and 1.2mp front facing camera where the A5 has a 16mp front and rear facing camera.
Then there are some other little things like the A5 doesnt have inage stabilization, the SE takes 4k video, the A5 has quite a few image settings, (iso, white balance controls), and the SE has more features (time lapse, live photo).
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Your saying I can't breathe when taking pics with the A5 or pics will be blurry ? What does iso do when it comes to cameras ?
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You can check out this video to see the difference that the image stabilization makes. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3mN82zj...
I wouldnt go as far to say you cant breath but I've heard from others you have to stay fairly still.
ISO is a measure of how sensitive your camera is to light. It is sort of like a brightness feature. You can adjust this if you go into manual shooting mode.
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If taking photos and videos and editing them on your smartphone is a major thing you'd like to be able to do with your phone then the iPhone is the way to go. If you want to take pics and videos and edit on your computer then either will be decent for that. However if I were you and were going to iPhone route then I'd go with the iPhone 6 Koodo has now and pay the $100 extra up front as it's a better phone especially since it has a 4.7" display instead of a 4" which can get pretty annoying to use with your fingers covering much of the display and UI being more crammed.
I wasn't a fan of iPhones when they had a 4" display but then tried a larger display model and absolutely loved it, the display size IMO makes a huge difference.
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The iPhone 6 camera only is 8mp and the , the SE is 12
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Mp dont matter all too after a certain amount if you arent doing much with the pictures.
An 8x10 print needs 7.2mp.
4k (3840 × 2160) needs 8.3 mp.
Uploading to social media oftren requires less than 1mp-2mp and will get downsized anyways if its too big.
Basically an 8mp will do perfectly fine for most people and when it comes to anything fancy a camera should probably be used anyways.
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With all these awesome pictures you will be taking, think about memory storage.  The A5 has expandable memory storage.  Do you want to get the 128GB version of the iphone SE?
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You prefer the Samsung ?