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The cellular radio in my phone died a few days ago. Fixing it would have been nearly half the cost of a new phone, so I decided to go for a new phone. I’d been four years on an iPhone 7, so it seemed like a good time to upgrade.

I’ve gone with an iPhone 12 Mini and I am pretty happy with it. The regular 12 is just way too big. I’m not crazy about FaceID so far and I miss the home button, but I imagine I will get used to both soon enough. Otherwise, it seems like a pretty nice device, and I am quite happy with the smaller form factor.

The guy at the Apple Store seemed surprised that I did it want the larger phone and asked why I picked the Mini instead. I guess I must be in the minority in wanting something smaller and lighter.