Can Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max make a convert of an iPhone Mini owner? Yup, I like big screens and I cannot lie
For years, I have actively avoided the big-screen revolution on smartphones.
It started with Samsung’s Galaxy Note devices, which a lot of users love. I found it ridiculous. Hey, why not just use an iPad as my phone?
Since then, this screen supersizing has trickled to almost every other device. The iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy phones. The 4- to 5-inch screen on smartphones was slowly becoming the exception.
And I was perfectly fine staying in my comfortable small-screen zone. I can play my games, read emails, surf the web and do everything else just fine on my smaller phone.
Then I tried out the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
For the record, it has a 6.7-inch touchscreen. It’s gigantic. I’ve seen smartphones like this from Apple and rivals and scoffed. They just look too huge to take seriously.
But readers, I now have screen envy.
Streaming The Office and playing a mobile game like Genshin Impact looks delightful. Also, because the screen is bigger, everything else is bigger, too, like the keyboard. Less fumbling on the wrong letters for me. My fingers were meant to fly on a bigger screen.
I’m not ready to commit to a giant screen like the Pro Max, but I’m definitely willing to meet in the middle. As for how I feel using my iPhone 12 Mini after going big for a bit, let’s just relive this classic Saturday Night Live moment where Will Ferrell whips out a very tiny phone.
What else happened in tech?
• Apple unveiled a new smartphone. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It‘s called iPhone 13. As expected, carriers are offering lots of deals. But make sure you know what your smartphone is really worth. If you’re convinced you to need a new iPhone, here’s how to choose the right one. Of course, there’s no harm is keeping that older iPhone.