Itâ€™s been a long time since I used a phone with a 4.8-inch screen and a home button for more than a few minutes. But when the iPhone SE arrived on my doorstep last week, I popped the SIM out of the Galaxy S20 Ultra and stepped back into 2016.
After the initial shockâ€”which was like leaping from a luxury car to a motor scooterâ€”I settled in and immediately began to learn some important things about Android vs. iOS. I knew the camera would be way better on the Galaxy S20 Ultra so you won['t find any shootouts here, but such a drastic switch made the two phonesâ€™ strengths and weaknesses crystal-clear, and in some cases painfully so.
Size doesnâ€™t really matter
Over the past however many years, we've come to equate bigger with better when it comes to phones, whether it's the S20 Ultra or the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I thought that moving from a 6.9-inch phone to a 4.7-inch one would be torture.