Do you have a tablet? How old is it? Are you planning on a new one?

Do you have a tablet? How old is it? Are you planning on a new one?
Back in the days, hype around tablets had them pretty much sold for the next "big" thing in personal computing. Analysts the world over, along with tech pundits, drawing on the success of Apple's iPad(s), talked up the "in-between" form factor, and at least partially contributed to the rise of the tablet. But all of this is old news.

Today, tablet sales continue to diminish. Just a few months ago, the IDC reported that shipmeents in Q4 of 2015 fell nearly 14% on a year-over-year basis. Total shipments dropped 10% from 230.1 million 2014 down to 206.8 million in 2015. And even back at the end of 2014, demand had started withering away. This change in consumer demand can be traced back to a number of factors, but that's not our goal right now.

Right now, we're looking for a head count. Do you currently own a tablet? And if yes, then how old is it? And regardless of the previous, are you planning on a new purchase this year?

Do you own a tablet? How old is it?

No
20.2%
Yes, bought in 2016
8.66%
Yes, bought in 2015
16.41%
Yes, bought in 2014
24.04%
Yes, bought in 2013
17.39%
Yes, bought in 2012 or older
13.3%

Do you plan on getting a tablet by the end of 2016?

Yes
19.31%
No
59.49%
Unsure
21.2%

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73 Comments

1. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Have a LG G Pad 8.3 that I barely use. It's nice for reading comics on but the rest I do on laptop or my G4.

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Had one too but replaced it with a Samsung Tab S2. The display backlight was failing on mine (brightness was uneven) and the battery was horrendous after i manually flashed Lollipop on it.

14. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I have a Windows 2 in 1. It's replaced my laptop and works well enough that I see no reason to replace it anytime soon.

22. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

iPad Air 2 bought in 2014 and I like it due to split screen and picture in picture. No reason to update. Actually, I might never buy a new tablet again because I don't use it that often. I prefer watching movies etc. on my iPhone 6. If Apple brings true multi tasking to the iPhone, I will ditch my tablet and never buy one again.

64. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

I bought both my G3 and iPad mini II in 2014, and no reason to upgrade soon.

2. Shocky unregistered

Bought a Pixel C last year, performance is still equal if not better in some areas to new devices and battery life is fantastic. No reason to upgrade this year, doubtful for next year as well.

26. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I bought a Pixel C a few months ago. it's a great tablet but i hardly ever use it.

3. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Have a Galaxy Tab S and i prefer the 16:10 formfactor to the newer 4:3 one, as most of the time i watch videos on youtube/Netflix/Amazon, on it. So therefore i'm not upgrading anytime soon, unless some new Tablet is released which could win me over.

11. Shocky unregistered

4:3 is not great, 3:2 a better compromise. 16:10 devices feel to wide and feel a little awkward to me, especially for touchscreen controls.

12. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here. I had the Tab S 10.1, wanted something else, so I sold it and got the iPad mini 4, which after 2 weeks I found myself trading it for the tab s 8.4 Great tablet with a crappy software, hopefully Samsung will release MM and I ll will finally enjoy a lag free experience on it.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can already install Marshmallow on the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Google it for yourself.

59. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Official MM??

24. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

The reason I like Samsung tablets (and even LG too) is that the software is actually adjusted for the larger screen. Got to love multi-window. The iPad minis don't even get multi-window

41. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

They do get multi Windows. I do own an iPad mini 2. And I could watch movies while typing this comment. Something that I couldn't do on my android phone without downloading an app. Meanwhile, the mini 4 is fully optimized for multi window since it has 2gb ram.

57. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I had that one too, was planning to update to Tab s2 but then they released an ipad copycat 9.7 with 4:3 screen Why have a weak ipad copycat when you can have a real ipad several times powerful? So i went ahead an got an ipad itself. I might change my mind if they release a Tab S with top of the line chipset with 16:10 screen.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I have a galaxy tab e for six months. It's a pretty decent tablet. I mostly use it for watching videos, the black bars kinda piss me off though because of the weird aspect ratio. I would want to upgrade to a bigger tablet like an ipad pro but my priority for now is upgrade my phone

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I have an iPad 2, an iPad Air 2, and a Pixel C in the house. I have an iPad Pro 9.7 on the way, and I just got rid of an SP4 and iPad Pro 12.9. The iPad Air 2 is still my favorite tablet. The Pro 12.9 and SP4 were too big as tablets, and the SP4 sucks as a tablet, and the Pixel C was just sold on Swappa to pay for the Pro 9.7.

9. Shocky unregistered

You have an iPad addiction, you need to seek professional help.

50. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

That's just plain crazy.

7. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

My tablet is a first generation iPad Mini. The battery has been dead on the thing for 6 months.

8. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Had the LG G Pad 8.3 which I bought in 2013,used it for 3 months and gifted it to the wife,sworn off tablets ever since..#Notworththehype

10. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I have a nexus 9 and im waiting for a new compact and powerful android tablet to buy .. tablets are not essential but they are underrated . I have all my university books and lectures scanned and saved as pdfs on it and i dont think i can live without it ..

51. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Get a faplet and you'd ahve them with you all the time, even more useful.

13. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

If phone area would leave polls on for longer I would be able to vote. I have 1 Samsung from 2015 no need to update for at least 2 more years.

34. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The poll is still active. If you can't vote, likely someone on your network already has, so our system bars you from voting again as a precaution.

45. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Not really Chris, I think you guys poll system has some issue. I can't ever vote when I am using my phones network, not just this one but for last couple months, it used to work fine, but now I can't vote either, BTW; I am using iPhone safari for browsing, please check if u guys can fix this problem, it works fine at home with my laptop

63. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You can vote using your mobile network, however you can't vote using the mobile version of the Phonearena website. So you either have to scroll to the bottom of the page and tap desktop version, or use a desktop/laptop to vote.

15. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I have an iPad Air 2 and I probably won't be buying a new tablet any time soon. The only main issue I have with the Air 2 is that the speakers aren't great.

16. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Owning a cherry mobile tablet for 2 years. Great for removing bent nails on wood and knife pad for meat and vegetables.

17. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Have one GTab 2 7 since 2013, 1 Note Edge, 1 Sony C3 and 1 dead Wave S8500. Rarely used Note Edge. I want keep it as long as I can. Its rare item.

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