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Why do you prefer iPad to iphone?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by sweetcher, Sep 9, 2012.

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    I choose iPad because of its bigger screen ~ it makes my eyes less weary:) how about you?
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    Moved to general discussion as this is not a poll (where it was originally started).

    Marilyn
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    Couldn't agree more, iPad is gaming haven


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    I prefer one over the other only depending on use.

    I like my iPads' screen size for surfing and movies, but they can be too big and bulky on the go. I use my iPhone 4S (unlocked) when I travel overseas now, because I switched to an Android phone for regular use. I like the 4S because it's easier to hold for taking photos, which I take much more often while traveling. I'd feel like a doofus trying to take photos with an iPad, because of its size, but also because of its poor-quality camera.

    For everyday use on the go, my 5" Samsung Galaxy Note phablet fits nicely in between -- decent screen size, but still fits in my purses or many of my pockets.

    It's great to have choices, and I find no reason to pick one over the other as my favorite. I just pick the right tool for whatever the job is.
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    Because I don' need no steenking cell phone.

    milliHelen: amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
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    Easy on the eyes.
    I have no desire to use the interwebz on something the size of a postcard. I wouldn't be interested in anything smaller than the iPad.
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    Use both. Question assumes facts not in evidence. ;)
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    The iPad is an awesome product that is the best in the industry and is a joy to use. The iPhone is dated, way behind the times, doesn't hold a candle to my SGS3.
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    I don't have an IPhone, my husband does. I have a basic cell because I use a phone very little and I use an m4/3 camera with interchangeable lenses for photography. My Ipad 1 was wifi only but my Ipad 3 has LTE and I love it. I have a 1GB and rarely use more than 1/2 of it since we have wifi everywhere here but I can Imessage my husband and friends from Ipad which I always carry in a Rickshaw Ipad bag. Both of us prefer doing everything but photo on our Ipads (he uses his Iphone for his own casual shooting) because of the size. He does use his Iphone some for checking email but he answers (generally) on Ipad, does everything else on it. Size is the difference. I also have a Touch and knew when the Ipad 1 came out that's what I wanted--and its exceeded everything I thought I would do with it.

    Not sure how he'll feel about the mini as he will need to upgrade maybe this next year from 1 since he has the Iphone 4s. I'll stick with the full size. Love it for GPS and Google map (how will the Apple version compete??) when traveling, I video edit, use for photo gallery, use for Windows Office to read and change, use Notability and Goodreader a lot and annotate PDFs and more. I would not do this on an Iphone.
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    I don't.

    I prefer the device I'm using at the time - and I'm using it for the simplicity and ease of use. Generally, I use the iPad for browsing the web, reading news and RSS feeds and for being on this forum. I use the iPhone to play games (Draw Something and Words With Friends being the main ones right now), check twitter feeds and check Facebook statuses/updates. And, generally, I don't mix the activities (e.g. I don't check Facebook on the iPad or don't read RSS feeds on the phone).

    But, while I am on this forum, if I have a question I want to research, I use the iPhone so I don't have to get out of the app on the iPad. I can do research and check facts with the iPhone without missing a beat on the iPad. That's just one example for when I'll use the iPhone while actively using the iPad - or vice versa.

    As was said - the question assumes I prefer one over the other, but it's not that for me. I'm just glad I have both and they work great TOGETHER.

    Marilyn
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    Yeah Iphone is an an ancient phone when compared with S3, or htc one x.. Now that's a sexy piece of tech. Wait till iPhone 5 comes, but if it comes with nothing visually great then I feel really sorry for its 4S if they decide to cal its 4SGS. Great".....
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    Marilyn, I do exactly the same thing when on these forums with my iPad. I've often used my iPhone to research a question or add photos to one post while monitoring another thread on my iPad. Having both devices is certainly convenient.
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    I would prefer to iPhone, portability is more important for me.
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    iPad's screen is bigger than iphone, and can play games easily
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    Got to be iPad for me - I have had and since sold my iPhones including 4s as I did not enjoy using them.
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    I use my IPhone for telephone, messages, and reminder list to grocery shop. For everything else I use my iPad with Lte. I use both for cameras. I found a Vera purse with handy pockets for each and they go everywhere with me. Bobbi
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    For me, phones are just too darned small to get any satisfaction out of. Plus, I'm not a big cell phone user. I have a tracfone and pay by the minute for the rare occasions that use it. I just don't get the attraction to phones for something like web surfing. It's like really? You can actually see and work with that puny screen? Oh well, I'm in the minority, that's for sure. The iPad is the perfect size for portability and reasonable screen size, IMO. Small and compact is the norm though these days. I'm wondering when people will be watching movies and texting on their iWatches or whatever. :D
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    I don't think you are in the minority or maybe you and I are the only ones who think that phones should be used to talk on? Every once in awhile I get curious about iPhones and what all the hoopla is about but that is about as far as I go. I use a Motorola Razr, it has the ability to be a smart phone but I do not use it for anything else but to talk to someone. In fact when someone calls me, I let it go to voicemail and if they leave a message I'll call them back. I spend too much of my workday on the phone, I do not want to spend another minute on the phone off work.
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    Raises hand and ducks for cover......
    I also don't blur the lines between phone and web/computing. I have no interest on web surfing on something the size of a postcard that I have to hold 5" from my eyes to see it's tiny words nor do I want to use my iPad to make verbal calls. I think both devices are good at their respective things and use them as such.
    But if I had to choose.....
    Most of us don't have to, most of us have many devices and not just one.
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    It essentially boils down to eyesight, uses and preferences.

    For me, eyesight isn't a prob, and I started using smart phones long before iPads existed. My use of smart phones have changed, though. I continue to use them for web browsing on the go -- news, shopping comparison info, directions, apps, email and calls mostly. I don't carry my iPads everywhere, because I prefer to travel light when I can. But I use them heavily for things such as surfing and movies at home, for instance.

    Personally, I use the "smart" part more than I ever use the phone part of any smart phone. I'm not a gabber, so I usually call only when I have info to communicate.
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