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The world's most and least compact tablets relative to their screen size
posted by Chris P. / Apr 07, 2014, 8:42 AM
Today, however, it's about time we took a look at tablets.
Now, despite using the same method of working out the screen to size ratio, we've gotta note that we genuinely feel that tablets, as a form factor all of its own, should be rightfully exempt from the same kind of scrutiny that flagship smartphones and phablets go through. That's because, at their core, tablets were never intended to be pocket-friendly devices, not to mention that you likely want at least some amount of bezel in order to ensure a secure grip, and without interacting with the touchscreen at the same time. However, even with that in mind, it's probably safe to say that a very big portion of tablets currently on the market still have a long way to go until they start flirting with the aforementioned line that separate practicality and good looks. Take a look.
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Note #1: Due to the large volume of available tablets, we've picked only Android/iOS/Windows RT-based models that were released after the second half of 2013 (with some notable exceptions).
Note #2: Results are approximations, given how an advertised 5-inch screen can sometimes actually measure in at 4.95 or 5.04 inches, for example.
This story is part of:The world's most and least compact smartphones, phablets, and tablets, relative to their screen size (3 updates)
28 May The world's most and least compact phablets relative to their screen size Last week we finally got around to ranking manufacturers' flagships by how compact they are relative to their screen size. Japanese Sharp's little-known Aqos Xx 302Sh 5.2-inch flagship finished at the very top, with the impressive 80.66% of its body being occupied by nothing but the display. In comparison, Apple's fancy iPhone 5s finished last, with just 60.82% of its physical form made up of its 4-inch screen...
26 May The world's most and least compact flagships relative to their screen size For this pick, we set out to measure the screen-to-body ratio of pretty much every flagship we could think of, from mainstream brands, down to ones that are still fighting for recognition on the world stage. What's more, we ranked them by just how much 'bang for your inch' you get. A totally new category, we know. So, without any further ado, let us show you the world's most compact flagships relative to their screen size!...
Now reading7 April The world's most and least compact tablets relative to their screen size For the past two weeks now, we've working diligently in order to provide you with a more sublime aspect of your mobile device's relative compactness: screen to size ratio. In an age of ever-growing smartphone displays, it makes perfect sense that consumers spend more and more attention to the level of efficiency of the design between devices with equal or very similar screen sizes. So, then, for example, we had Japanese Sharp's Aquos Xx 302Sh phone climb on top with the amazing 80.66% of its body consisting of nothing more than the display, while Apple's iPhone 5s last, with its display making up just 60.82% of its entire body. We then did the same for phablets...
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The bezel on the last 10 or so devices make my eyes burn
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 8:44 AM 9
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Yeah, that's what I think of the Nexus 7.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 9:39 AM 5
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Huawei mediapad x1 and lg g pad has visibily smaller bezels than apple ipads, whereas ipads have visibly bigger bezels... there is something wrong with these results.. even mediapad x1 and lg g pad are more sleek n stylish
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 11:05 AM 2
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The aspect ratios of the 2 tablets you mentioned are different from the aspect ratio of an iPad. It's a comparison that's along the same vein of a taller person appearing skinnier due to their height. Also, the difference is within 1-2%, so it's not even too great of a difference.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 12:40 PM 0
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Try this dude http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/
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posted on Apr 07, 2014, 12:57 PM 2
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I think i wont consider buying a tablet till a android tablet from a reputed brand with high end specs come with 4:3 screen. Yeah all i want is a 4:3 android tablet.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 8:58 AM 2
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Even though it makes watching video awkward, it makes for a way better device. I prefer portrait, and using a 16:9 tablet in portrait is awful.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 9:11 AM 3
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I still dont get why most of you hate bezels? Imagine a tablet with zero bezels, how can you handle it?
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 9:33 AM 4
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This is interesting but basically useless information. May I suggest a much more useful comparison: screen to weight ratio (grams per square inch) to measure portability.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 12:28 PM 1
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Huawei says they have an 80% screen to body ratio with their MediaPad X1. "By reducing the width of its bezel to an incredibly narrow 2.99 mm, the MediaPad X1 achieves an incredible 80% screen to body ratio. The ultra-compact borderless design makes everything you do on your MediaPad X1 more spectacular. Every hour spent surfing the web, connecting with your friends or watching movies is easier and more fun. And its convenient size means it fits comfortably in your pocket when you want to take it out on the road."
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 4:43 PM 0
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