Tablet vs Smartphone – What to Buy?

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In the United States today people have officially started using their smartphones more than their PCs to browse the Internet: in a few years this trend could shift to tablet browsing. Will you be one of the tablet advocates, or a smartphone-ophile until the very end? However, with the increasing availability of T-mobile android phones with no-contract phone plans, people feel less trapped by long term commitments that hamper the fun of owning smartphones.

According to the Guardian Android currently holds 46% of the smartphone market with Apple following with 20%. However, this statistic might drastically change when tablets reign as most popular: iPads are still the most popular choice for tablets, as they were the groundbreaking source of tablets, so Apple stands to hold a larger share of devices overall as tablet popularity grows.

The smartphone or tablet debate gets even hotter when people discuss BYOD (bring your own device [to work]). Securing tablets is much more difficult than securing smartphones because their functionality is more complex like a PC. Will companies be willing to allow BYOD programs if people start switching to tablets as their first choice device?

Check out the infographic below to find out where you stand in this debate: are you a tablet person or a tried-and-true smartphone lover?

Tablet or Smartphone

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15 Responses to "Tablet vs Smartphone – What to Buy?"

  1. vaibhav says:

    hi Zainil

    it was a nice post regarding the rising popularity of tablets and BOYD info was a must needed info involving the complex issues.
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  2. steav says:

    nice post,they both are best one other.according to your requirement you can buy your self.thank you for sharing this post.

  3. anis says:

    I prefer smartphones because they are more confortable to hold unlike tablets

    thanks for sharing this awesome post have a nice day!
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  4. Kate says:

    I will surely go with smart phones. Smart phones have almost all features when compared to tablets.

    Thanks Zainil for detailed information.

  5. Nhick says:

    Hmm, I’ll go for smartphone with 5″ screen.. love the infographic.


  6. Amit kumar says:

    Hiii Zainil,
    you have shared a very impressive and needed post for the users. sometimes, the people who want to buy a Smartphone/Tablet they always get confuse for it. but i hope this Article will be very helpful for those. and even i am using smartphone happily.

  7. It is indeed a tough choice to choose between a tablet and a Smartphone. With tablets now coming with phone calling option and Smartphones being capable of performing most of the PC and tablet’s tasks, it’s inevitable that one gets confused. Ultimately, one has to check out one’s needs and budget constraint and decide accordingly.

  8. hiren says:

    hi Zainil
    nice article in current situation both are doing great job but i like to purchase smart phone because you can easily handle and also all features are available that are in tablet. thanks for sharing.

  9. The fight has a new member as well.. And they are the Phablets.. Probably the winner as well. they have the large screen compared to a general smartphone and greater and easier portability than tablets.. they are being very successful and company’s most of the flagship devices are falling under this category…

  10. Gagandeep says:

    I will recommend tablet if and only if its a calling tab. Otherwise its just wastage of money, believe me i have experienced it.
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  11. Alice says:

    I would go for Smartphone. Tablets are not so good IMO!

  12. Frank Cern says:

    I would say smartphones all the way. There are some who do need the extra functionalities of tablets though.
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  13. Hi
    very nice comparison ,indeed it depends on what actual features you looking for , i would actually prefer smartphone over tablets ,
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  14. shahalam khan says:

    I prefer smartphones over tablets cause they are easy to carry and more user-friendly, so my vote goes to smartphones, nice article thnks for sharing.

  15. Ben Troy says:

    That’s a great infographic you’re sharing here. Anyway, i think with the size of smartphone becoming bigger and closer to the size of tablet, there will be many people that don’t realize that what they’re holding is either smartphone or tablet or giant phone, if you would. For me personally, i believe 4 to 4.5-inch is the most ideal size of smartphone but 5-inches is still accept. My friend actually has an Android phone – Acer Liquid E2, if i’m not mistaken – it has 4.5-inch display and damn!! i think it looks and feels huge on my hands. But i would personally choose tablet over smartphone because it’s more ideal as a media-consumption device, while my smartphone should be either 4 or 4.5-inch, no more than that size. Lol.
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