iPad mini 4.7" iPhone and iPad mini overkill?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Caris, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    I'm thinking about buying an iPad over the next few days and I much prefer the form factor of the mini. The only thing that's putting me off is that with the iPhone 6 all but confirmed in 4.7" and 5.5" sizes with hit be overkill to get a smaller tablet.

    Does anyone here use a larger screen Android phone and a iPad mini and if so what is your experience like?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have a 5" phone and I still use my rMini quite a bit. I may opt for the new larger iPhone 6 when it comes out, and my expectation is that my rMini usage will be the same.
  3. AppleCrossing, Jul 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014

    AppleCrossing macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    I prefer the large phone and small tablet. Go for it!
  4. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    I own an iPad mini retina and a Moto X (with a 4.7 inch screen), and am happy with the combination. The larger screen of the mini makes it much more practical for me for reading full sized pdf documents, viewing maps, and taking notes, while it's still small enough to slip into a jacket pocket and go everywhere with me. I only use the phone to make phone calls and to play music. As a result, the phone's screen size doesn't matter much to me. If I had an iphone instead, I'd be happy with the 4.2 inch one, and wouldn't see the point in getting a larger one when they came out; anything where the screen size would make a difference, I do on the mini anyway.

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