Choosing between a tablet and a phablet is always a tough task! If you are also struggling between the two, here are few factors you might want to consider.
What a tablet is?
A tablet is a wireless and portable computer. It is usually much smaller than a computer and a notebook but larger than a Smartphone. Typically, it is slim and light weight, easy to carry and use- a touch screen mobile-computer and looks exactly like a smart phone. These come in several categories according to the presence and physical keyboards. Usually, it is an inbuilt typical feature where the text input is performed though the use of a virtual keyboard projected on a touch-screen enabled display. The types include one without a physical keyboard, a slate, a traditional slate tablet, a mini tablet, a booklet, a hybrid of a physical and a virtual keyboard, a laplet, a convertible and may more. All in all, it is a touch-screen flat computer.
What a Phablet has to offer?
On the other hand a phablet is not only a tablet but also a Smartphone, so not only does it perform the function of a tablet but also fulfills the requirement of a Smartphone. The word Phablet itself is owes its origin to the words phone and tablet. In 2011, Samsung’s Galaxy note was largely credited with building up on the popularity of a phablet. They became even more immensely popular in 2012 with the increasing efficiency of the smart phones and more and more competitors entering the market. Most of them included LG, Huawei and Sony.
The use and the benefits of both mainly depend on the kind of its operating system they run on. The three main choices are Android, iOS for iPad, or Windows.
A contrast between the two:
To draw a comparison between the two by taking the example of the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Mini 3:
A phablet is usually smaller in size than a tablet and therefore much more hassle-free and portable. iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches in size whereas iPad Mini 3 could be a little troublesome with 7.9 inches.
- Processing speed and graphics:
In view of the iPhone 6 Plus, the latest Apple phablet, that has an A8 chip 64-bit 1.4 GHz dual core processor and delivers speedier graphics more efficiently; Thereby, making it easier to play games with a more intense graphics and watch better quality videos. It has a spectacular display and an incredible camera with the new sensor with focus pixels that deliver better. On the contrary, the iPad Mini 3, the latest tablet. This has an A7 chipset 64-bit 1.3 GHz dual core processor.
The iPad Mini 3 and the iPhone 6 Plus both have 1 GB of RAM and both provide options of either 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of onboard storage. More advanced the A8, better the installation of apps and games.
- Battery life:
Talking about the battery life, this phablet has 20 to 30 percent of more battery life than the tablet. Though the cameras in both the devices are good enough to capture authentic pictures, the camera in the iPhone 6 Plus is better.
- Additional features:
Both the devices include Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. They also make use of Apple Pay; However, the 6 Plus can be used for both in-store and online payments, while the Mini 3 can only be used for online transactions.
Keeping in mind the above, go for the one that suits your needs the best.