I’m a bit conflicted over which size iPhone to get this year.
I’ve always thought that the iPhone 5 was one of the best iPhones. Not just because of the flat-sided design, but because I preferred the smaller size over the iPhone 6 and later. Now, we’re not only getting the flat-sided design back, we’re also getting another small iPhone. The iPhone 12 mini is actually pretty close to an iPhone 5 size-wise:
|iPhone 5||iPhone 12 mini|
Problem is, for me, one of the big incentives to upgrade my phone is the camera system. I use the 2x lens a lot and I don’t think I could give it up. That may rule out the 12 mini for me.
While grew to tolerate the iPhone 6, 7, and 10S sized phones, I was never a +/Max person. Even the intermediate-sized 10R/11 was too big for my taste. That’s what makes it especially vexing that the 12 Pro Max has a better camera system than the 12 Pro. Like I said, I use the telephoto lens a lot and there are plenty of times where I’ve wanted even more magnification. But as much as I want more zoom, I just don’t know if putting up with such a large phone would be worth it to go from 2x to 2.5x though. If it were a 4x they might have me.
Apple’s choices to link screen size and camera quality have made this a more difficult decision for me. If the same cameras were available across all three screen sizes there’s a good chance I’d have gone for the smallest phone. As it is, I’ll probably just end up getting the 12 Pro.
Anyone else similarly conflicted?