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


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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49 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

15. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

why bother if they buy an expensive gadgets? its their money, not yours. so whats the big deal?

39. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 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

40. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

*No Lemur for Android* Sorry type that wrong xD

47. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

2. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Android phone + iPad :)

29. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Sony Phone + Samsung Note 10"

3. KenAdams

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

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

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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...

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

36. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

6. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 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.

7. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Like me...iPad + HTC One M7

8. cas_shekhar

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

9. rizwanazad

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 30, 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.

12. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/92800985@N06/14373837196/

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing the idea.

13. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 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? Thanks.

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Android phone + iPad here Galaxy S4 + iPad 4. :)

17. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 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¡¡¡

18. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 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

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nicolas Oliver Manti123 Ajagtiani Where are you....?

25. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

21. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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

22. Khalid_syfullah

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 08, 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?

23. Khalid_syfullah

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 08, 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?

24. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 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!

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