iPhone SE 32GB £289 @ GiffGaff
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iPhone SE 32GB £289 @ GiffGaff

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
Chipset:
Apple A9 chip with 64-bit architecture, M9 motion coprocessor
CPU:
Dual-core 1.8 GHz
GPU:
PowerVR GT7600
RAM:
2 GB
Operating System:
iOS 9
SIM:
Nano
Sensors:
Touch iD fingerprint sensor, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
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Badhumour

The 16b is £30 cheaper...which is the best option! Thanks



It's not though is it.
gordondavenport9 m ago

does it take an SD card?


Yep, prepping mine now. Just wondering do I stick it to the front or back?

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gordondavenport

does it take an SD card?



lol, you obviously never had an apple product before.
Just reread my post...I was actually trying to ask if the 32gb is better for the £30. Sorry, I put a ! Instead of a ?
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Badhumour

The 16b is £30 cheaper...which is the best option! Thanks



It's not though is it.
does it take an SD card?
gordondavenport

does it take an SD card?



lol, you obviously never had an apple product before.
gordondavenport9 m ago

does it take an SD card?


Yep, prepping mine now. Just wondering do I stick it to the front or back?

31266235-N4PIf.jpg
gordondavenport

does it take an SD card?



lol what is an SD card said apple?
Does it come unlocked?
Original Poster
Nighthawk

Does it come unlocked?


yes it is unlocked
Heat added OP ! I'm currently using the phone as I type. I went for the 128gb version and I do not regret it for a second.

The phone is very snappy and supports WIFI calling (I'm with Vodafone-check with your network provider). It has a 3.5mm headphone jack in case anyone is wondering
ycsb

It's not though is it.


I think it was meant to be a joke if his user name is anything to go by (_;)
Just reread my post...I was actually trying to ask if the 32gb is better for the £30. Sorry, I put a ! Instead of a ?
Badhumour

Just reread my post...I was actually trying to ask if the 32gb is better … Just reread my post...I was actually trying to ask if the 32gb is better for the £30. Sorry, I put a ! Instead of a ?


In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. With the OS taking up so much space, the phone would soon be crippled with a few apps and media. Very few phones are now available without added micro SD slot for that very reason.
chrisbenwalker

In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. … In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. With the OS taking up so much space, the phone would soon be crippled with a few apps and media. Very few phones are now available without added micro SD slot for that very reason.


Couldn't agree more- 16gb is not enough storage, with OS additions and any sort of app usage.
chrisbenwalker

In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. … In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. With the OS taking up so much space, the phone would soon be crippled with a few apps and media. Very few phones are now available without added micro SD slot for that very reason.


Thanks
pfagan10

Couldn't agree more- 16gb is not enough storage, with OS additions and … Couldn't agree more- 16gb is not enough storage, with OS additions and any sort of app usage.


Thanks
Badhumour

Thanks


No worries mate.
Don't forget o2 refresh handsets still available at about £153. Not a bad price if you *need* brand new
Wasn't it last week GiffGaff was selling iPhone 6s Plus 128GB for £300 (which I missed, so gutted)
le_jaeger14 m ago

Don't forget o2 refresh handsets still available at about £153. Not a bad …Don't forget o2 refresh handsets still available at about £153. Not a bad price if you *need* brand new


Do you have a link? I've looked for the SE at this price but can't find it.
eliHd452

lol what is an SD card said apple?



SD cards are far slower than flash nand memory in Apple devices
iz12345678931 m ago

Wasn't it last week GiffGaff was selling iPhone 6s Plus 128GB for £300 …Wasn't it last week GiffGaff was selling iPhone 6s Plus 128GB for £300 (which I missed, so gutted)



There wasn't many and it was a mistake they honoured as the price shot up to nearly double this week
chrisbenwalker

In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. … In answer to your question, no the 32gb would be a far better option. With the OS taking up so much space, the phone would soon be crippled with a few apps and media. Very few phones are now available without added micro SD slot for that very reason.



Couldn't agree more, go for the 32gb unless you want to be moving stuff on/off constantly of have great 4g everywhere you go and unlimited data so can use the 'cloud'.
I recently swapped from android to and iPhone SE..

I cannot get on with large screen phones 4.7" MAX!! so the SE screen size is perfect have to say its also such a fast little phone, its a pleasure to use.
haritori

I recently swapped from android to and iPhone SE..I cannot get on with … I recently swapped from android to and iPhone SE..I cannot get on with large screen phones 4.7" MAX!! so the SE screen size is perfect have to say its also such a fast little phone, its a pleasure to use.


ditto... se and 5s size is perfect.
Justsuperman

SD cards are far slower than flash nand memory in Apple devices


SD is good enough for 4k 60fps video so unless your running a database from your IPhone then there not really any arguement for forcing nand on users for storing your photos and music. How many apps need a read speed over 90mb/s, it's about charging the customer over the odds for handsets with larger storage which they couldn't do if they provided SD card slot.
Very currently have £50 credit back on iPhone SE if you choose buy now pay later . 32gb is £339 but choose buy now pay later and £50 credit back to your account makes it £289 . Great if you don't want to fork out in one lump sum but just make sure you pay it off within period to avoid hefty interest.
Still faster than an S8.
I decided that I missed the smaller iPhone and got one of these recently. I am really impressed! It was a bit of a risk, thinking I'd got used to the bigger screen but it isn't a problem. They are also a lot easier to keep safe and in one piece.
Nice deal. I went for the 16GB version and have had no issues with memory, i use the icloud storage for photos, which gives aneasy 5GB extra for free. In terms of apps i have light ones. With previous iphone 6, i had 16GB, but i usually had to transfer photos to computer semi-annually and thats it. But for £30 more, 32GB seems to make most sense. Less than a quid/GB is a steal
Edited by: "JoelM123" 23rd Jun 2017
McHotpoon

SD is good enough for 4k 60fps video so unless your running a database … SD is good enough for 4k 60fps video so unless your running a database from your IPhone then there not really any arguement for forcing nand on users for storing your photos and music. How many apps need a read speed over 90mb/s, it's about charging the customer over the odds for handsets with larger storage which they couldn't do if they provided SD card slot.



​Another way of looking at it is that SD is slowing down any decrease in NAND storage costs.

If Samsung had stuck to their guns with the S6 idea of storage tiers then we *might* have started to see cheaper storage tiers.

*Personally* I think internal storage is a better option all round both for OS stability and security - I'd rather have a 128GB phone than even a 64GB phone with the option of a card. As I see it, the only things that makes an SD card option 'better' are the fact that storage jumps are still relatively expensive, and with an SD card you get the option of popping your old cruft and malware filled SD card into your spanking new device to save hassle.

Remember that SD cards are still very expensive when newer and larger storage tiers are released - until production starts to ramp up and the price comes down through economies of scale.

I remember when a 1GB SD card cost £100 - it's not always been this glorious situation where you can add 64Gb to your phone for £1, and in order for the cost of NAND to come down, people have to start buying it - pure and simple.

Edited by: "misterleoni" 23rd Jun 2017
le_jaeger

Don't forget o2 refresh handsets still available at about £153. Not a bad … Don't forget o2 refresh handsets still available at about £153. Not a bad price if you *need* brand new


Brand new 32GB on refresh is same price £289. So no credit check when you buy from giffgaff.
I got a previous GiffGaff HUKD posted deal, the 32GB 5s, it was about £330 so voted this one here hot. 32GB is just right.
Great phone for 289. I have been using the 64GB version for just over a year. It was my first iOS device.
I was previously Android since V1.1. But I got sick of all the crap manufacturers put ontop of the original OS. And they were very slow at getting you upto date with new the latest android OS and sometime not at all. I will never go back. Apple all the way. BTW I love the small form factor of this phone, no need for 5 inch screen, its a phone FFS
Can you get the 32GB iPhone without having to spend at least £10 on a goodybag? Or do you have to get a goodybag with it? As I'm on EE
McHotpoon

SD is good enough for 4k 60fps video so unless your running a database … SD is good enough for 4k 60fps video so unless your running a database from your IPhone then there not really any arguement for forcing nand on users for storing your photos and music. How many apps need a read speed over 90mb/s, it's about charging the customer over the odds for handsets with larger storage which they couldn't do if they provided SD card slot.



I can't believe that after all these years of iPhones, people are still getting into debates about whether SD cards are more practical and the assumption that the only reason SD card slots are omitted by Apple is purely because they want to charge excessively for additional NAND storage.

Contrary to what you've said, some of the arguments for omitting SD card slots have been with respect to the thickness of the device as well as the internal layout. Another argument is the fact that the inclusion of removable storage presents additional security risks since most people don't encrypt the contents of their SD cards, whereas a device with no removable storage that is locked will generally not allow the average thief to access the content until the device is unlocked.

Whether those arguments are valid depends on the manufacturer's vision and the buyer's requirements. However, people can simply not buy an iPhone or other smartphone that doesn't come with an SD card slot. It's that simple really.
will John lewis price match? They have a 2 year guarantee
Original Poster
Stev00

will John lewis price match? They have a 2 year guarantee



I got this reply from JL when I tried a price match "Thank you for your enquiry.

In order to apply a price reduction on a purchase, the criteria in our pricing policy must be met. I regret that after review the request you have submitted does not match all or parts of this policy.

In order to match a price request, high street competitors trade on the same basis as us, with premises on a high street or comparable shopping destination freely open to the public in the UK mainland. Unfortunately GiffGaff dont have any stores, they are online only. They should carry a reasonable range of goods in stock for you to buy and take away, with clearly displayed prices. Their websites need to trade under the same brand and on the same basis as their high street shops.

Outlets which trade on a different basis to us, such as those that operate only on the internet or through mail-order, showrooms attached to internet-only companies, collection points, auction sites, factory outlets, membership clubs, duty-free shops, market stalls or home shopping channels, are not deemed equivalent high street competitors. We also don't match competitors who are in administration or closing down.

Therefore, on this occasion I regret that I cannot match the price offered by GiffGaff. If you would like to view more information about Never Knowingly Undersold and our pricing you can do so on our website.
7iain7

I got this reply from JL when I tried a price match "Thank you for your … I got this reply from JL when I tried a price match "Thank you for your enquiry.In order to apply a price reduction on a purchase, the criteria in our pricing policy must be met. I regret that after review the request you have submitted does not match all or parts of this policy.In order to match a price request, high street competitors trade on the same basis as us, with premises on a high street or comparable shopping destination freely open to the public in the UK mainland. Unfortunately GiffGaff dont have any stores, they are online only. They should carry a reasonable range of goods in stock for you to buy and take away, with clearly displayed prices. Their websites need to trade under the same brand and on the same basis as their high street shops.Outlets which trade on a different basis to us, such as those that operate only on the internet or through mail-order, showrooms attached to internet-only companies, collection points, auction sites, factory outlets, membership clubs, duty-free shops, market stalls or home shopping channels, are not deemed equivalent high street competitors. We also don't match competitors who are in administration or closing down.Therefore, on this occasion I regret that I cannot match the price offered by GiffGaff. If you would like to view more information about Never Knowingly Undersold and our pricing you can do so on our website.



completely beating around the bush Mr lewis. Shame on you
Nuggy96

Can you get the 32GB iPhone without having to spend at least £10 on a … Can you get the 32GB iPhone without having to spend at least £10 on a goodybag? Or do you have to get a goodybag with it? As I'm on EE


Only if you already have a GiffGaff SIM. I had one from some time in the past and this avoided me having to buy a new one.
Now that is a pretty good deal. Heat
BrianM

Only if you already have a GiffGaff SIM. I had one from some time in the … Only if you already have a GiffGaff SIM. I had one from some time in the past and this avoided me having to buy a new one.



Could I just order a free sim?
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