The iPhone SE is not the phablet phone that's popular these days, but that's what makes it great.
For a very long time, I was resistant to the 6S and any phones larger than my old iPhone 5C. And for good reason: I have smaller hands and am slightly clumsy, so carrying a phone larger than what I could hold was worrisome. As I talked to other friends (both men and women), they too were concerned about pocket size, carrying it at bars and clubs, and, of course, a big phone falling on your face when you're on it in bed.
And while Apple wasn't necessarily thinking about me or other millennials worried about it falling out of their pocket or bags, the company was thinking about a market that does want a smaller iPhone. The company sold over 30 million 4-inch iPhones last year, so clearly people are clamoring for it.
As I've used it, I remember how much I loved the size of my smaller iPhone. Sure, it was a little bulkier than my 6S, but it fits so much better in my hand, my pockets, and my bag and feels like what a smartphone should be — extremely portable. The Touch ID is a little easier to access and just makes more sense than the 6S. It may feel like a tiny little detail, but not struggling to reach up to the top of the phone is so much better.