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A Smartphone Or A Tablet - Which One Should I Buy?

Posted on June 16, 2013 by admin There have been 2 comment(s)


With a smartphone, you can do far much more than just making and receiving calls. Browsing the internet, checking emails and updating social media status are interesting things people do with their smartphones. But with smaller tablets like the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab receiving good reviews, people are starting to enjoy the portability and immersive experience that small tablets offer over smartphones.

While some people are more fascinated by smartphones, others marvel at the wondrous tablets and the amazing features that they offer. If you are utterly confused between the two, then familiarize yourself with the features of both devices before buying any of them.

Typing
Some smartphones (mostly BlackBerrys) have fixed Qwerty keyboards, rather than touch screens, but their keys are absolutely tiny. Also, the smaller screen size is not handy for working with long documents. It might take some time to get used to but after continued use, most people get the hang of it.

Because of the larger screen size and bigger keys, it is usually easier to type on a tablet.

Size & Portability
No matter how hard the tablet manufacturers claim that their tablets are thinner, they are always heavier than smartphones. Tablets typically have seven to ten inch screens and weigh between 300g to 700g.

The tablets cannot go straight into your pocket while the smartphones can. The smaller size also means that smartphones are easier to handle and more portable.

Battery Life
Tablets offer longer battery life and may be better suited to your needs. Tablets offer an average battery life of 8 hours while smartphones offer an average battery life of 5 hours making tablets more suitable for watching videos and web browsing on the go.

Web Browsing
The modern smartphone allows you to keep an eye on your mail all the time and gives you access to all your social networking sites over the 3G and sometimes 4G network, keeping you connected on the go. In contrast, you’ll only be able to browse the internet when connected to a wifi network on a tablet. Some tablets however are 3G enabled but they are more expensive and you’ll need to invest in a data plan.

The bigger screens and bigger touchscreen keyboard on tablets also gives you a more enjoyable multimedia experience.

Programmes & Apps
Both smartphones and tablets run on the same operating systems, meaning you can access the same apps on an Android smartphone as you would on an Android tablet. The difference however is in the size of the screen. With the larger screen of the tablet, most apps will work better.

Multimedia
Although the modern smartphones can deliver a good multimedia experience, they are no match for the larger screens of tablets. Also, with a longer lasting battery in a tablet, you are less likely to run out of battery when watching a movie or having a video chat.

Durability
The tablets are extremely delicate, and though they can be protected with a case, they have to be handled with care. Smartphones are also delicate but tend to have a thicker skin than tablets.

Price
The price difference between most tablets and smartphones isn’t so significant. Aside from the more pricey 10-inch iPad 4 and iPad 2, a decent 7 inch tablet can be accessed at the price of an ultra-smartphone.

Why You Should Buy A Smartphone

In essence, a smartphone is still a phone. So if your ultimate desire is to make and receive calls and stay connected, a smartphone will be the best bet. This is in addition to its treasure of useful mobile applications, great graphics, internet surfing capabilities, media players, low-end compact digital cameras and GPS navigation units.

Why You Should Buy A Tablet
The bigger screen, larger keypad and longer battery life makes the tablet a better choice if you want to enjoy the multimedia experience, apps and web browsing. You might however have to carry around an extra phone to make and receive calls and pay for two separate data packages.

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This post was posted in Phones & Tablets and was tagged with Tablet, Smartphone

2 Responses to A Smartphone Or A Tablet - Which One Should I Buy?

  • Adeola Adeyemo
    Adeola Adeyemo says:

    Thank you.

    Posted on June 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

  • yemi
    yemi says:

    really insightful.

    Posted on July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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