Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1vs Ipad mini

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  1. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    They are both on sale this holiday season, Im ot going to pay $5-600, just w ant something for browsing afterwork. I know I pads are reliable, but not sure about minis or galaxy tabs
     
  2. ChrisMWilliams

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    I bought a new mini a few weeks ago and love it FWIW.
     
  3. Judoka

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    Do you already have an Android phone or an iPhone? If you already have an Android I'd say go with the Samsung device so you don't have to re-buy your apps and learn a new OS. If you already have an iPhone then go for the mini for the same reason.
     
  4. ISUAgronomist

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    +1
     
  5. ripvdub

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    I Have An Android Phone, But It Just Broke, And My Wife Has Has The Same Ipad For 3 Years. I'm Def Not AN Apple Guy, ButLike The Reliability.
     
  6. ianoconnor

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    I'd want a full size tablet, so out of those I'd choose the Tab.
     
  7. Farnsworth

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    I've wanted the Note 10.1 Tab forever (especially the 2014 addition, well obviously want level is just recent there), just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I hate how outdated these things get and the price never drops.
     
  8. bos

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    If you havent already, go to the store and feel them out. Some folks really like the one-handibility of the ipad mini. I had an ipad 2 which i recentlly sold that I loved, but am considering getting a mini because it has a great screen and its just a bit more portable.
     
  9. FarminCy

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    Agree with get the same OS as your phone. I used to be all Android. Wife got an IPhone and son got an IPad mini as his class uses them for assignments. Then had to get an iPad for a couple utilities for farming that were only available on IOS. So now I have iPhone as well. Having everyone on same platform saves a lot of money on apps, etc.

    I like IOS and Android both but have been impressed with battery life of our apple products compared to our HTC and Samsung products.

    One more point. I have a full iPad and son has mini. I actually prefer his mini. It fits my hands better and when in the field it fits in my back pocket. But I do love full size one as well and rarely use laptop now because of it. I carry a Bluetooth keyboard and stylus with retractable pen in my bag. I have done many web ex meetings from iPad and can't imagine not having a tablet now.
     
  10. Judoka

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    There are 7 and 8 inch versions of the Galaxy tab.
     
  11. bos

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    Yes I know. I have a nexus 7. I just prefer the ipads. Pretty bought into their ecosystem with movies and music.
     
  12. dmclone

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    I have an android phone, a 3rd generation Ipad, and a Nexus 7. I use the Ipad about 80% of the time and the Nexus 7 20% of the time. This is strictly because of screen size. If the Nexus was a 10" I would probably use that more than the Ipad. Both are about the same speed, have the same apps I like, etc. the one thing I like about the Nexus is that it's a lot more customizable. For example, it allows me to change to another keyboard.

    The only time I prefer the 7 to the 10 inch is when I'm not home, which is about 5% of the time.

    the mini would be my last choice. $300 to $450 is ridiculous.
     
  13. cytech

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    I just upgraded my hp touchpad to the new Nexus 7. I like the feel of the smaller tab a bit better. It is easier to type on the smaller one vs the larger one.

    Love the new Nexus 7 line can't beat the hardware for the price.
     

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