I have a nokia 9 pure view which is showing its age and I am planning to return to an iPhone. I am considering the iPhone 13 or the iPhone 13 mini. I'll probably go for the iPhone 13 because of the better battery. I love the form factor of the mini though.
My primary use cases of my phone in order of importance are as follows.
1. Heavy use for making calls, using the contacts and conference calls.
2. Use of whats app to send messages and to handle calls. I also need to send text messages.
3. The use of blindd square and google maps for navigation.
4. A little face time.
5. Very limited browsing.
6. OCR mainly of sign boards and sometimes of paper stationary.
Given the above use cases:
A. How is the iPhone 13 mini? My concern is the poor battery of the iPhone 12 mini so I am not sure if the same will apply to the iPhone 13 mini. I know it is hard to say given that it is not in everyone's hands right now.
B. How does one unlock the iPhone? I am tired of entering my pin on my Nokia 9. Is face id the only way to go? I can live with that but I have retinopathy of prematurity so I look blind and have no muscle control over my eyes.
C. How does typing work? I am a heavy user of speed dots and enjoy the additional accuracy it gives me. This is my primary reason to think about returning to the iPhone. I like to move my finger to the letter I want and then lift my finger and have the letter entered.