Tablets, smartphones, phablets. There are so many terms used to describe devices that are almost the same thing that is a little difficult to understand the differences between them. Therefore, become very important to understand a little bit about each of these handsets so you don’t get confuse more and understand what is the best use of each of them and how to buy the one that best meets your needs.
What is a Tablet?
Tablet is a device that has an interface of touch-sensitive screen and, usually, 7 to 10 inches. Usually do not have the resources to connections or to send sms. Examples such as the iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, Google Nexus 7 and 10, Kindle Fire and others.
Its use is more focused on media consumption, be it in the form of video, text, audio, or games. It is difficult to use a tablet for media production, but some Djs already use iPads for dj’ing and some designers are already using tablets to draw.
What is a Smartphone?
A modern smartphone has the same features of a tablet-only in smaller proportions. Usually have different screen sizes, from 3 inches to 5 inches. As examples, we have the Samsung Galaxy Mini, the Motorola RAZR, the iPhone and other. Its primary use is communication, however, he ends up doing a little bit of everything, from communication up to constant consumption of different media, notes, and productivity on the job.
What is a Phablet?
Phablet is a Smartphone and Tablet combined which has a screen size of between 5 and 7 inches and is designed to incorporate or complement the functions of smart phones and tablets. A device of this type is generally bigger than a smartphone, but smaller than a tablet. There is a limit to the size of a phablet, but the industry and the specialized sites adopt as 6.9 inches is the maximum size of a phablet, as the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire has already come as basic models of tablets. Examples of phablets are the Galaxy Note I and II and the Sony Xperia Z.
What are the Different Between Tablets, Smartphones and Phablets?
Although larger than a smart phone, phablets tend to be smaller and thinner than a tablet, making it convenient for carrying in purses, pockets and backpacks. Phablets are typically used for access to the mobile web and multimedia, including activities that require a large screen.
Already a tablet with its larger screen is done mainly and almost solely for the consumption of media. It is as well uncomfortable to use a tablet to type and not a little ergonomic.
The smartphone completes the trio, with the main difference in trying to be a balance between communication tool and moderate consumption of media.
Anyone who is in doubt between which type of unit you choose, you may very well get a phablet. I have my Galaxy Note II and am well satisfied with it. Those who have small hands may be more satisfied with the combination between a smartphone and a tablet, but will end up spending a little more to have a dual quality.
Got any questions? You already know that combo will do? Share your ideas in the comments and help other readers that may have the same questions and/or certainties that you!