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Which is better: iPhone + Android tablet, or iPad + Android phone? Time for Q&A Ep 21!

Posted: , by Ray S.

We're back with episode 21 of our Q&A series, and boy we have answered some pretty interesting questions for you. For example, we discuss whether it's better to have an iPhone and an Android tablet, or an iPad and an Android phone. Another good one has us trying to predict for about how long from now are current high-end phones going to remain relevant. Go ahead, watch our video and leave your questions below for next time!

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posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:03 11

1. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Android phone and android tablet - FTW, why pay twice for the same apps on different platforms? Covering yourself with every OSes doesn't mean you're pretty safe and economical. Sometime can be downright stupid.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:57 1

10. Finalflash (Posts: 3083; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Nexus 5 plus LG G pad would probably cost as much as an iPhone/iPad as well. But the iPad isn't bad, its just that software evolution in the Apple ecosystem is too slow to make it useful.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:08 2

11. sgodsell (Posts: 3625; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

If you are looking at on contract pricing. You can get a Nexus 5 on contract for $0. The LG tablet is less money then an iPad. You could also look at getting the nexus 7 tablet for $200 right now. Its a better deal right now. You can get a 32gb nexus 7 for $200.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 05:24 2

15. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

why bother if they buy an expensive gadgets?

its their money, not yours. so whats the big deal?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 15:22

39. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)

Nowhere near the same apps, for example there is no Lemur for iPhone... esenstial to my studio and Dj sets. Also I use Logic, which also has a remote specifically for it for the iPad. Wireless transport control. And to think a transport alone is around $300... yikes! :P

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 15:22

40. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)

*No Lemur for Android* Sorry type that wrong xD

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:26

47. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Ray S...

Is it safe to say that to be a flagship "today"/"now", you have to have an IP certification? I keep reading that in the comments sections that people are saying that the G3 is better than say the Z2 or the S5. How can this be if the G3 is limited by not having an IP certification? Doesn't the extra protection given to a device by getting an IP certification give an advantage to similarly spec'ed devices? Would it be safe to say that the rules of being a flagship has changed & you need to have an IP certification to be a TRUE flagship?

You are the man, sensible & very thorough. Keep up the excellent videos & reviews. They are always extremely knowledgeable.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:06 15

2. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

Android phone + iPad :)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 09:33 2

29. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Sony Phone + Samsung Note 10"

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:11 6

3. KenAdams (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)

Currently for me, its Android phone + Windows tablet. But that's gonna change soon to a Windows Phone + Windows tablet. :)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:15

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Currently I'm rocking Android phone+ tablet, but iPad is tempting. Probably going to wait for next gen though. And new Nexus 10 might be coming...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:28

5. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2111; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

What transfiguration do you see in the posterity of smartphones that will habilitate users to manipulate them in a disparate expedience?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 14:05 1

36. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)

What the fckkk is that supposed to mean.? O.o

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:46 2

6. eldyagustius (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)

iPhone + Android tablet. I'm pretty sure that people buy a tablet to support their productivity. So people want features to ease their work. Android tablet, especially Samsung, is very good at their features, like the existence of S-pen and multi-windows.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:49 1

7. cGmC11 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

Like me...iPad + HTC One M7

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:52 1

8. cas_shekhar (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Me iPad 4th gen retina display + htc M8. best of both world. :)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 03:53 1

9. rizwanazad (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)

Tablets for me has always been an irrelevant device and is merely a novelty as they are just an extended version of mobile phones. The lack of true power in terms of utility and usability is what keeps me off tablets especially since my last 3 phones have been from Samsung's Note series. It's niche of a niche device to fit somewhere between mobile phones and laptops and yet unable to plug the gap properly. Yes, tablets are useful when you intend to use them as a media consuming device and for that limited purpose, if I were to buy a tab, I would go for Android tabs specifically from Nexus series.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:24 1

12. TheNeighbor (Posts: 232; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

I can use Samsung's SideSync to be able to remote my Galaxy Note 3 with a virtual live mirrored screen, with my Galaxy Tablet like with the Tab Pro 8.4, Note Pro 12.2, Note 10.1, or a any Windows PC. I can transfer files by dragging to one screen and vice-versa, able to make calls and SMS.


posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:02

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Thanks for sharing the idea.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:25

13. kirholstov (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

1) Do you think that we really need smart watches? In my opinion, the industry should develop fitness devices like smart bands that don't need a connected smartphone to work properly, but can receive notifications if you want to.
2) Do you think that it is likely that Apple will introduce iPad Pro with 12 inch screen and OS X to rival Surface Pro (3) and others?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 05:19

14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 987; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Android phone + iPad here

Galaxy S4 + iPad 4. :)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:05

17. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

IPad 4+one x owner here, love tablets(might shift to a android one later on), my iPad saved my a## many times, I was only 6 days away from my exam when my laptop broke, hate the iTunes thing but tablets prove their worth when it comes to reading documents, a phablet is good, but it's still too small, tablets ftw¡¡¡

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:07

18. karamelakimo (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 May 2014)

I think android mobie + ipad is best choice
In mobile u need open source to deal with anything at any situation and time plus in android phones yet u have a bigger and better screen for this
And in case of tablets I think ipad is better beacuse the app store contain many apps made specific for ipad and it's helpful in life of every work not as android the same apps in both

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:18

19. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I currently don't own a tablet, though, I'm really tempted by iOS 8. I might just buy an iPad 4 in the near future to complement by L1520.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:28 1

20. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Nicolas Oliver

Where are you....?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 07:50

25. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

lol those three put a great show on BB articles in the recent past. It would be fun actually to see those bozos back in action.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:29

21. willywanta (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

if u have a great phone, why would u want a tablet?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:33

22. Khalid_syfullah (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

Hey, Ray! When will Google launch the Google Glass officially in the Market? And, do you think that it'll be available for a cheap price like a smartphone?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:36

23. Khalid_syfullah (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

Ray, do you think that Qualcomm's latest 64-bit Snapdragon chipset will perform better than currently available Snapdragon 801? And, when will it get released in the Market with a flagship device?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:53 2

24. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Lumia 1020, Dell Venue 8 Pro! Sweet Windows 8.1 sync with Windows Phone 8.1. I also have a Nexus 5 and Galaxy Tab 2 and an iPhone 4s (sold my 5s) and iPad 4 but I don't use them as the Windows ecosystem, boosted by a full computer in tablet form factor is incredible! Playing Street Fighter 4 on my Venue 8 Pro with 2 Xbox controllers, even on the lowest settings is better than any mobile fighting game that iOS, Android or Windows Phone can churn out!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 08:13

26. SuraajKumarN2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)

I have iPhone 4s for a day to day, one handed device, with a nice camera and app catalogue.
and samsung galaxy tab 3 10.1 for video watching, browsing, office work and gaming. software features of samsung can be experienced best for tabs of them like multiwindow and gestures etc.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 08:55

27. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Note 3 & iPad Air for me. I love my Android but Android tablets left me wanting more in the optimized apps department compared to iPad. Although I do still play around with my Note 10.1 from time to time.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 09:28 4

28. b0wzer (Posts: 103; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

Really the only tablet worth owning is the surface pro.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 13:19

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I'm going to wait for the SURFACE pro mini if possible. Amd you're right nothing can't beat Surface when it comes to performance

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 10:59

30. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)

I have an iphone 4s, ipad mini (planning retina upgrade), xperia pro (soon to be replaced with Z2) and asus memopad (plan to be upgraded too) so the topic doesnt apply to me as i have both combinations and more with iconia tab w500 (win8) and decent win8.1 desktop pc.

But if ever Microsoft decides to make a near 6 inch display, x86/64 windows pro, at least all day battery, nice cameras front and back, decently priced phone. I'd probably ditch all my current portable gadgets.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:07 3

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

iphone + windows tablet

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:11

32. jibraihimi (Posts: 760; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Android phone and windows 8 tablet(not RT)........

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:40

33. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I'll tel you what is best: A normal Windows 7/8 notebook and a great cameraphone, a.k.a. Lumia 1020! Excellent syncronization, full Windows experience, excellent camera. Poor Ray, it's 2014, buddy:)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 13:13

34. wilsong17 (unregistered)

i dont NEED a tablet why would i have a note 3 for

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 14:29

37. slavytodorov (Posts: 47; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I'm thinking of buying the new iPhone when it comes out this fall. My question is: Will I get too bored with the iOS UX since I own an iPad Air? I'm a bit worried but at the same time I desperately want it cause I just know it will stay up-to-date for much longer than, for instance, an Android flagship. Please don't comment if you don't like Apple. Thanks!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 15:18

38. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 47; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)

Hi Ray, do you think the project ARA can influence our future devices? If at all project ARA went on to become a hit, what will happen to all these seasoned manufacturers like apple, samsung? Will they leave the phone manufacturing altogether and hop on the ARA bandwagon with all the new entrants and start preparing modules? In that case, I am afraid they won't enjoy the same profits as they are enjoying now. I think about these prospects and my brain gets exploded thinking of all the possibilities!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 15:24

41. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 47; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)

I have another question. Do you think all those foldable displays that are being demoed spell doom for the tablets once they get commercialized? Maybe this is the reason why both thorsten heins and john chen say that there is no future for tablets. Any thoughts?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 16:54

42. Canaan (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 May 2014)

I have an iPad mini with retina display and a Google Nexus 4 phone. I used to have a Nexus 7 (2013 version), but it didn't last 3 months before it stopped working; I used the insurance money to get the more durable IPad mini.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 17:21

43. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Currently using an Android phone + iPad Mini. I wish I could take some things I like on each and put it in the other. iOS is better when it comes to viewing web pages. However, it's annoying trying to share a web page to another app (that is not one of the few ones designated by Apple). I know this will change with iOS 8 and I'm looking forward to it.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 17:32

44. HildyJ (Posts: 294; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Android phone and Windows tablet.

Android and Apple do basically the same thing in different ways with different apps. Why would anyone want the hassle of learning and using two UIs, much less buying two sets of apps? If you want a phone OS on your tablet, match it to your phone's OS.

A Windows, OTOH, can do all that the other tablets can do and more. I don't have to mess with mobile sites in my browser, all browser add-ons work, most browsers you've ever heard of are available, Flash, Silverlight, all web conferencing and most VPN software,pieces of cake - no workarounds required. I got MS Office free with my tablet - no subscription or internet connection required and no worries about compatibility. You might have Adobe Reader but I'm running Adobe Acrobat Pro. Sure, you can pair with a keyboard but I can use any peripheral that has a USB plug. Small Windows tablets are not as fast or fluid as phone OS tablets but their capabilities more than make up for it.

My answer might change if Apple makes an OSX tablet or Microsoft merges WinPhone and WinRT to make their phones more capable and compatible with Win8.1 but, for now, give me my Nexus 5 and Dell Venue 8 Pro.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 22:35

45. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 526; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

currently I have WP8 phone, Android phone, Android phablet, & iOS tablet, which works well for me. Wouldn't mind an Android tablet too

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 09:16

46. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

LG G2 + HP ENVY 15 + Custom Build PC + Sony A77II DSLR! Tablets aren't interesting!

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 03:07

48. dominik1567 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jun 2014)

Hi Ray! I'm wondering what is the difference between Snaprdagon 400 and Mediatek MT6589M. They are both quard-core and have the same speed (1.2 GHz).

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 23:25

49. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

Will there be a 32 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4? I've done some looking, but all I've seen is 16 GB version. I'd love to buy the tablet but 16 GB just seems too small.

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