Where Tablets score over Smartphones!

Things You Can Do Best With a Tablet

The development of modern computer technology has given way to quite a number of competent gadgets and devices such as smartphones and tablets.

These devices allow the user to achieve or accomplish various personal or professional tasks and requirements. They are still challenged by issues of size and supported technology even though the latest smartphones feature unbelievable enhancements and capabilities.

In simple language, a smartphone cannot or will simply not provide the best experiences of certain applications that a tablet can provide. Since they allow more innovative programs and feature faster processors, there are several things you can do better using a tablet.

Here are some of the best things you can do on tablet compared to a smartphone and other smaller devices.

Gaming, watching TV and movies

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Usually, you can watch movies and TV programs using your smartphone, particularly if it is one of the latest devices. However, you will still be faced with screen restrictions and some features may not be displayed clearly. For such interactions, tablets feature a wider screen and a more ergonomic platform. Moreover, some TV programs and services need advanced software applications that use more RAM and device resources. When the phone’s configuration and applications are not advanced, the streaming or rendering of videos might be slower, halted or just unpleasant experience.

Most applications need bigger devices like PCs to run, however even tablet is also able to do the same. Gaming is another activity that involves cutting-edge applications and takes most of the RAM space on your device. Smartphones have restrictions in terms of software applications they can support and overall memory and disk-space. On the other hand, tablets are both big and superior when it comes to operating systems and software support.

Reading comics and news

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Comics and news both include static graphics and text files. They require a broader page and more importantly a wider screen when reading. Latest smartphones feature remarkable improvements in terms of screen size. Web designers have also improved the possibilities of using smartphones with technologies such as quick to respond design and display. However, news and comics are often displayed in wide pages or long documents that will require too much scrolling if you use a smartphone. Tablets are much wider and more flexible. This means you have less scrolling and also do not have to enlarge pictures or text files that may appear too small to read in smartphones.

Performing actual computer tasks

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Software application developers have been designing various varieties of computer packages that can be installed and run from smartphones. These packages can run versions of Microsoft office applications, Google documents and other PC applications used in completing different tasks. Most users are, however, comfortable to perform these tasks on wider screens and here tablets offer a better alternative when compared to smartphones. With slight modifications tablets can even install and run the exact PC package. This cannot be done with most smartphones.

Compared to smartphones, tablets allow you do to lot many things other than the ones mentioned above. This difference is mainly triggered by the small size of smartphone devices and number and type of software they can support.

by techtalks @TechTalks February 24, 2015 7:39 AM UTC


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