The little iPhone Challenge

I was cleaning up my drawers yesterday, when I ran into an old companion. This companion and I used to be inseparable and I enjoyed it immensely. But it was a short lived companionship, because I got a newer one after a few months. I am talking, of course, about my old iPhone 5. I found it last night after at least an year, tried to power it on but it didn’t have a charge(duh!).

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The beautiful iPhone 5

I plugged it in and after a few minutes the screen came to life. While I got all nostalgic about how I loved this phone, I couldn’t help but notice how tiny it was compared to the iPhone 7 Plus. The screen on the Plus is bigger than structure of the iPhone 5. But it was oddly satisfying, holding a phone comfortably with one hand, without having to adjust your hand every few moments.

I had a sudden urge to put my SIM into this phone and use it as my daily driver, at least for a week. But the iPhone 5 is too old now,  I needed something newer. Fortunately, a friend agreed to lend his iPhone SE to me for a week. For the uninitiated, the iPhone SE was announced last year.  It carries the exact same design of the iPhone 5/5S, with the innards and cameras of the iPhone 6S. It was a beast in terms of battery life and performance back when I tested it last year and I expect not a lot would have changed about that.

So, right after I publish this article, I am going to pop my main sim out of my 7 Plus and put it into the iPhone SE. After a week, I am going to put my One Week Later report here which would be a record of my experience and whether or not I’m going to continue using this tiny phone after this challenge.

What do you think about this? Tell me your views in the comments section below!


Rohan Bhateja
Rohan Bhateja

Vagabond who loves technology, ranting and brooding.