phone or tabet reading

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Do you prefer reading on a 5.5-inch phone of tablet?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The phone. Use very little margins, very little line spacing, and not too small/not too big serif font, and it's fine. Have been reading like that both on the 5S and the 6S Plus.
     
  3. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I've noticed for casual reading that's not news related like a romance novel, paper is always better. If I'm reading it on the phone I won't get that same relaxing feeling.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Agreed completely.

    For anything serious, I prefer paper. Indeed, even for novels, I prefer paper.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I use a tablet, specifically a Kindle. I find the Kindle paperwhite to be superior for my reading over an iPad.
     
  6. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    The new 9.7" iPad Pro, with True Tone, has completely replaced any desire to return to physical books. My new library for the past 5 years, is on my iPad, my old library collects dust.
     
  7. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I read on both but I much prefer my kindle paperwhite (e-reader).
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I started reading iBooks on my iPad. Outstanding visual quality, no complaints except for the weight. One day at the auto dealer for some car maintenance, I started reading a book on my iPhone 5. Due to the much lesser weight, one hand required I was sold immediately on pleasure reading with my phone. :)
     
  9. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    If you read a lot of e-books, I recommend getting a Kindle Paperwhite. It is very light and the display is the best for reading in all conditions (darkness -> direct sunlight).
     
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    A good suggestion, my wife uses one, along with her iPad and iPhone, but for myself, one less device to keep track of. Most of my reading is not out in the sun so I'm good.
     
  12. sorcery macrumors regular

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    Another vote for the kindle pw. The iPad for serious textbooks and PDFs due to real estate and ability to export highlighted text.
     
  13. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    It would depend on the amount of content I'm reading. For emails and messages, I prefer my iPhone 6s. For books, I prefer my Kindle Paperwhite. For news articles and websites, my iPad Pro. I suppose that suggests that time is also a factor; I read books for hours at a time and the iPad Pro becomes uncomfortable in that span of time, but that is not the case with the Kindle Paperwhite.
     
  14. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    Contrast on my phone is better than my Kindle. Much better. But I like the aspect ratio on the Kindle better.
     
  15. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Real paper if it's not mails or messages
    Call me crazy but I need to to actually feel the pages and smell them there is something about real books that can't be replaced by screens
     
  16. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    I prefer real paper books.

    But electronically speaking I prefer the old school Kindles. Excellent battery life, ability to use in direct sunlight, and less eye strain.
     
  17. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I read exclusively on my iPad. I pout when something isn't available in the iBooks store.

    Reading on the phone is ok, but to make the font large enough to see, I'm turning pages a LOT.
     

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