Ipad Or Android ?help

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  1. jhorsf

    jhorsf Read Only Funster

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    I am thinking of buying a tablet I would like opinions on both Ipad and android (i have Iphone) .I do not want to spend a fortune .
    What are your opinions from users of both?
     
  2. Chris

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    iPad for me every time, just because it's so easy to use. I hardly ever use my phone now except for making calls.

    Others though prefer android. I had a go with a Kindle fire HD and that just didn't compare to the iPad in any way, but I am sure there are better examples.
     
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    Hi, being technically challenged it is I Pad for me also as they are so easy to use. There are deals to be had on some of the earlier versions and my first I Pad was a factory reconditioned I Pad 1, liked it so much upgraded and gave the original one to my sister.
     
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    We have Nexus 7 which is Android and love em!!! Apple pffft!!!
     
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  5. reader

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    Both have their place. Apple dictate what you can and cant use on iPads and iPhones, the equipment is generally well made and seems popular as it got in the market 1st. Expensive to buy

    I use an Android device (another Nexus7) as I found the Android system gives a lot more freedom of use and there is a lot more choice of devices you can buy ie Tesco Hudl 2 on offer with vouchers at £65 instead of the normal £129. I was won over to Android a few years ago by the phones.
    I had an iPhone that wouldnt hold onto calls or internet connection so changed
     
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    With some exceptions most people seem to get on with one or the other. If your iPhone never makes you swear at it, you're probably going to prefer an Apple tablet.

    Android is better though...
     
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  7. Dogeared

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    We have tried both, was very cautious about getting an iPad but needed it for work, we got the iPad Aire cellular, which takes nano card. Used it with 3 payg card throughout France, even watched some UK tv, worked well, also used it with 3 across the UK.

    Back to the iPad, some slight issues with things like trying to add POI and Flash, but it's so easy to use, and the range of relevant apps are getting better all the time. Ps don't stint on the size 32mb min.
     
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    I Pad easy for us oldies and does everything we want

    Android makes me swear too much, so much so I gave it away
     
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    I prefer Android, my wife prefers Apple. We each have a phone and tablet with our preferred system! Android gives you much more freedom and options, whereas Apple is more regimented and easier to use. Apple is more expensive, But I am not convinced it is any better made than a high-end Android tablet.

    In many respects Apple is technology for technophobes.
     
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  10. EzeeRider

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    Android for me as well. iPad is over priced. I have not used an iPad for very long but I did not find it any easier to use than Android. If you want it to integrate with other devices this is much easier to do with Android unless of course all your other devices are also made by Apple.
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  11. Chockswahay

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    This is a dangerous question to ask on here:eek:

    The chances are that you will receive answers that are biased towards the users experience and preference which whilst being useful is not exactly independent or evidence based.

    There are plenty of 'road tests' out there in cyberspace.......... read a few and check for yourself. HERE IS ONE

    I think too many sweeping statements are often made about 'tablet' computers. Just stick to the basic rules you have known all your life.......... 'buy what you like' and 'you get what you pay for'

    Me? I prefer Apple products based on ease of use, quality and unmatched customer support. As it happens my tablet is an Android based Asus......... it was cheap and I can not say that I enjoy using it......... so when I replace it with an Apple tablet I will of course ultimately paid even more.

    Look at a few, play with them in the shops and buy the one you like. (if only it was that simple:unsure:)
     
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  12. Peter & Elaine

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    Ipad for Elaine and I easy to use and idiot proof

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  13. mjltigger

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    I disagree.. often price is a contraindicator of quality / usability.

    To be fair, I'm am Android user by preference so I won't compare Apple.. let's look at Samsung Android tablet vs Nexus 7

    The nexus is about 1/2 the price but has a better screen, more responsive processor, is more reliable, uses standard chargers rather than expensive model specific ones, allows easy integration with other devices by usb etc etc

    ignore price when choosing a tablet. (other than of course to set your budget) but then once you've chosen but the most expensive option you can afford on that tablet to get the most memory possible.
     
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    iPad as simple and straightforward
     
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    Had an Android tablet, but never again. It ended up in the bin in pieces.
    My first and last foray away from Apple.
    I have an iPad Air and it does exactly what I expect it to do, unlike the Android which just did as it liked.
    It failed the "thrown at the wall in sheer frustration test"
    At over £250, I expected better.


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    Just bought kindle fire hdx 16gb and compares to my ipad its alot faster and easier to use,
     
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    As I said.................. heavy bias :rolleyes:
     
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    Ipad every time:xThumb:
     
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    Android every time, Apple is too restrictive and insular.

    Not as much choice either and more expensive for virtually the same thing.
     
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