iPhone 5 and iPad mini Query

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hbksabhi, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. hbksabhi macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    Hey guys i own a iPad mini(Wi-fi) and Simply Love it so much and i own a Android Device Galaxy Note and Thinking of Buying iPhone 5

    iphone 5 is basically the same experience as the MINI adding CALLS , MESSAGES and Whatsapp.

    how many of you Own both and what device u use or prefer more ,
    iPhone is like double the price .
    i Have another regret of not buying the iPad Mini Cellular and will use Phone to tether occasionally , Howz the Battery of iPhone while tethering to a mini on a 3G network .

    After using a Bigger phone i really love how great device iPhone is .... its so sleek and gorgeous .
  2. Aylan macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2013
    I think the ultimate iOS device will exist when a Retina mini comes to market AND it has phone capabilities; it appears that is what you ultimately desire. I was in the same boat as you not too long ago.

    At present, the best solution is to have the iPhone 5 with a carrier that allows for data tethering/hotspot functionality and using your mini in conjunction.

    In the future, I would upgrade to at least a Retina model and keep using the iPhone for data, or have just the mini if it comes with phone capability.

    In either case, I suggest you sell your Galaxy Note and free yourself from Andorid. :apple:
  3. ipaclansite macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2011
    I have both devices, and they both have their different uses.

    I usually use my mini for internet surfing, casual gaming, and reading ebooks on it. My iPhone is used for music, mail, photos, navigation, (passbook!?) and of course phone calls/messaging. There are of course overlaps between like mail, and internet, but I find that I will often use my iPhone more outside, as opposed to my mini which stays home more often. When school season comes around, I'll periodically read on my mini on the train ride. I guess the mini is more of the consumption device, while the iPhone is the communication device, which makes sense anyway. I have a Macbook Air as well, but I mainly use that as a workhorse.

    What is convenient though is that photos are sync'd with iCloud which I really like. Facetime calls are also better on the bigger screen (mini) as opposed to using the iPhone.

    I have actually tried many tablets before the Mini (android ones) and I couldn't stick with one I really liked, the Mini of course was the one that I have kept :rolleyes: Could I live without it? Probably, I bought it more for the ability to read books on the train ride though, surprisingly it was heavier than I believed it to be, but I think I have gotten used to it, its still lighter than the other android tablets that I have dabbled with anyway.

    As far as tethering goes, it works perfectly, but I used it very sparingly since I did not have unlimited data at the time. I cant really give you a good estimate on the battery life while tethering with the iPad.
  4. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I have both. I use my iPhone a lot more honestly. There's some games I much prefer on the iPad mini and some sites I prefer as well. I still have some magazine subscriptions on there as well. I have the wifi only version. I don't mind since pretty much everywhere I use it has wifi anyway. The only thing I don't like about the mini is typing on it. I used to have a full size iPad and actually liked typing on there. But I've found it's much faster on my iPhone than I am on the mini. It's just slightly too small to type two handed comfortably for me and just too big to do one handed fast and efficiently.
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I guess my questions is, what do you not like about the note? You basically highlighted the differences for yourself off the bat. The biggest change will be iMessage. I know people who stick with iOS for that one feature and I know people who could care less if it was gone.

    Tethering is going to drain your battery. Again, depends on how much you are planning to tether. We have recently been tethering our iPhones to our mini while we drive around getting a feel for what areas of Boston have the most affordable real estate and safest neighborhoods. And hour of doing that (obviously not constantly pulling data) will hit me for about 10% battery life. I tend to prefer tethering over Bluetooth as I've had issues losing connection over wifi.
  6. hbksabhi thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2013
    no i dont want phone in a mini or a retina .... im happy without retina but if next model brings retina and a 8mp iphone 5 camera then i will upgrade for sure .......

    actually my sister just got an iPhone 5 and whenever i pick it i get confused as
    its so good and at the same time so similar to mini .....

    i dont like battery on my note and now after using iphone for few days its really big device i dont need as i have mini now which is the perfect device

    i thought of buying note 2 but the back of it looks ridiculously PLASTIC , i like the look of note 1 more as its full black

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