Can A Phablet Replace A Tablet?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Visionblue, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Visionblue macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2013
    I'm considering replacing my Nexus 7 & aging iPhone with the Nexus 6 (it seems I'll have quite a bit of time to figure it out at the rate this release is going :p). It seems I'd only be losing an inch of screen real estate with the added benefit of turning two devices into one.

    Has anyone had this experience with a phablet? I'm not a super power user. I have a laptop for more intensive things and really only use my tablet to check facebook and feedly and watch youtube videos because my iPhone screen is small. I imagine a 6" screen could bridge the gap. My only concern is portability but that doesn't seem to be an issue for many people.
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    I've replaced my phablet with a phone &tablet combo.
    I have the OnePlus One.

    It's okay, with the battery life being good. But sometimes I like to have the bigger screen. I'm looking at a new tablet for Christmas.

    But I can totally live without a tablet. It's fine and you'll have less things to worry about.
  3. ravipiero macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2013
    I don't see why it can't. In fact, I prefer to have fewer device that does many things rather than many devices each for different purpose.

    But it depends on each person.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    battery is the only reason I think you cannot fully replace a tablet. 10 hours SOT and 6 hours SOT is a pretty big difference.
  5. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    To be honest, sot doesn't really matter to me because as long as it lasts the whole day with me actually using it, it works. Generally when I go to bed my phone's at 20% but I've been randomly charging it today so I might be going to bed with 80%
  6. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Galaxy Note phone pretty replaced all my tablets. For productivity I use a Surface Pro 3.
  7. RickTaylor, Nov 12, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014

    RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    The diagonal measurement is a little misleading, as the area of a shape is proportional to the square of any of it's linear dimensions. So if two displays have the same ratio of height to width, the ratio of the 7 inch display to the 6 inch display will be 49:36; the 7 inch display will be 36% larger (equivalently, the smaller display will be 26.5% smaller than the larger).

    That said, it all depends on what you do with your tablet, and how important the larger screen is to you. I'm not interested in a screen size smaller than the iPad mini, as that's about the minimal size for comfortably reading PDF documents in portrait format. But plenty of people find they can do much of what they do on their tablet on a phablet.
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    When I got my IP6+ I was reaching for my ipad a ton less.

    Sold it and got a MBA which actually provides me with full work functions and not limitations on an ipad.

    So yes, it replaced my tablet but it made me buy a laptop if you will. :D
  9. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Same here, nothing else approaches the level of functionality having these 2 offers.

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