Using SMD to make the PCB smaller is an easy choice but I'm wondering if using mainly 0805 size is really worth it compared to 1206.
I don't want to store a mix of both.
These are some pro and cons, can you help adding some more to help deciding.
Soldering is a bit easier with 1206. (with my bad eye's all bits count)
Higher maximum power. 1/4W vs 1/8W --> lower temp. change for the same power.
PCB will be a bit bigger with 1206 (~10%??) but I'm not sure, since you can easily run a signal under a 1206 saving 2 vias. The board is probably more determined by the big components anyway (I assume) If µCurrent would use 1206 instead of 0805 wouldn't the PCB have the same size?
Price/Availability is the same now for 1% resistors, 0.1% seems to be better for 0805, will this stay this way or are they planning to fade out 1206 in the next years?
I would go for 1206 for all SMDs mainly for easier handling but I'm not sure if I'm missing something important?