I separately put both the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in my pocket and yes they are larger than my Galaxy S5 and felt thinner. Perhaps down the road when I replace my phone, I may get a combination smartphone/tablet despite its size. When I got home I looked at the specs and noticed that the larger phones are in fact very slightly thicker than their smaller counterparts. What I thought was a thinner phone but wasn’t, is likely attributable to the fact that I have a case for my phone. The display phones also had the security gizmos attached to them which made them seem bigger.
iPad Mini 3 & iPad Mini 2 Nexus 9 Nexus 7
Height, Width, Depth
(inches) 7.9Hx5.3Wx0.29D 9.0Hx6.1Wx0.31D 7.9Hx5.3Wx0.29D
Weight 12.0 oz 15.0 oz 10.2 oz
Sources: http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/#comparison-chart , http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_nexus_9-5823.php and http://www.engadget.com/products/asus/nexus/7/2nd-gen/specs/
One final thought here and that is from my vantage point as someone who works with people to better improve their technology skills. Most people buying an iPad buy one without a built in cellular connection. They are dependent on having a wireless network for them to use their tablet. (Yes you can tether it to your smartphone’s wireless network but very few do. It will also use your battery up quicker) Using your smartphone as a tablet enables you to access the internet from wherever there is a 3G/4G network. When you buy a tablet with a built in cellular network, the tablet is more expensive plus you pay a monthly fee to your network provider as well.
What are your thoughts? Would you get a phone that is big enough to double as a tablet AKA phablet? Remember that this would eliminate the need for a tablet as well and you don't have the issue of being dependent on a cellular network.
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