Phones 5" android phone or iphone5 + ipad mini

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ssmats, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ssmats macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    I'm currently using an iphone 5 which I'm happy with except that I'm finding the screen too small for some websites and for reading ebooks.
    I've been looking at 5" androids like the xperia z to replace my ip5.
    Alternatively I could get an ipad mini and keep my ip5. It would be better for browsing but I wouldn't always have it with me like a phone.
    Does anyone have any thoughts?
    How is a large 5" or note size phone for reading PDF/mobi books?
  2. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    I have an Xperia Z and while it's much better than smaller phones for reading books etc, a tablet is a better choice. 5" is still quite a small screen for doing a lot of reading.
  3. johnjefferson macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2013
    I have an iPhone 5 and iPad mini, love that combo. I just came from a Note 2 which is about the biggest "phone" you can get. I didnt even like full on websites on a phone that size, still need to zoom way in and pan around. Mobile sites were better but they are fine on my iPhone too. Books I left to the mini.
  4. ssmats thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    Thanks for the responses guys.
    I did try going to a bigger android phone last year but found it too laggy and not premium at all compared to the iPhone at the time. I love the feel of the ip5 in a bumper case. It fits just right in the hand.
  5. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I never even bothered browsing on iPhone 4S and 5, too small TBH, I find that browsing on a SGS4 quite enjoyable, browsing on my iPad mini is better still, but like you don't always have it with me, in which case the S4 is a great alternative. :)

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