Phablet V/S tab – What suits you the best?

With the ever increasing mobile phone screen sizes, it was expected that some phones became tablet hybrids or even ‘phablets’. But now we are faced with the dilemma, which one would win the tablet V/S phablet battle, and which one you should buy?


It is a tough question to answer as tablets offer the increased screen size many people like, though with phones getting bigger with every passing day, smartphones can often do the job of a tablet. In some cases, they are even better.

Currently the market is dominated by the pioneering brand Samsung; it released Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in 2014 and then even bigger version called the Galaxy Note Mega 2 launched soon after. So is Samsung offering us a vision of the mobile market?

Phablet vs Tablet: Screen Sizes

When it comes to screen size there’s no clear classification when it comes to describing a phablet, though we can place the average phablet screen size between 5 and 6 inches. If you compare this with some tablets and the device you will have in hand is just 1-inch bigger!! There is range of large screened tablets that offer a different experience when it comes to watching films and playing video games.

However, bigger is not always better when it comes to quality. While the screen sizes are larger they might not have a sharper display, thus lacking the same picture quality as many phablets.

Phablet features compared to tablet features

Given the bigger size of tablet, you assume it would have extra space for better internal tech but often this is not the case. In fact it is quite the opposite and the manufacturers stuff in more features and power in a phablet so that they can stay ahead of other branded smartphones. While most of the tablet manufacturers’ focus only on a bigger screen size.

While tablets are great for watching films and surfing the internet, large screen phones are accomplished to do pretty much the same stuff, with perhaps more features packed into their smaller bodies. For example you can do Facetime on your iPad but does it send SMS or make calls?

Phone OR Tablet Camera?

With regards to the camera, tablets often are often loaded with low megapixel front facing cameras designed for video calling. While on the other hand the phablets feature notable 13 megapixel front and rear-facing cameras.

So tablet or phablet, which is better?

When it comes to spending on a new tablet or a smart phone, buying a tablet will often be cheaper. However, when you add in the price of buying a smartphone as well as a tablet, the total expense can often exceed the price of just a phone.

The phablet performs all of the tasks you would want from a tablet, whiledoubling as a mobile phone. It simply amalgamates the tablet and phone, much suggested by its name, and stands as a strong winner in our eyes in the tablet vs. phablet battle.

But who has asked you to choose? With all the offers available nowadays online sites have to offer why not buy your preferred smartphone ‘and’ a tablet to meet your wants and needs?

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by techtalks @TechTalks February 23, 2015 9:15 AM UTC


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