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jhorsf

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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?
 

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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?

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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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Ipad for Elaine and I easy to use and idiot proof

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'you get what you pay for'

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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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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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.
Which samsung tablet?
 

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I initially bought a Nexus but it failed after a week ( PC World did say they had experienced very few problems with them) I bought an iPad mini as I wanted something that fitted in a shoulder bag. My daughter had an original ipad that lasted easily for 6 years ( and my grandson using it from 18 months old) It only expired due to said grandson being sick on it !
iPads seem to be robust, easy to use. I've had mine a couple of years with no problems.
 
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What I really like about Android is the ability to be able to expand its storage memory by the use of an SD card. So when you fill it with all those photos you can just buy some extra storage. With Apple you have to either go out and buy a new one or use a cloud based storage system which you can only use when you are connected to the web, and which can be very expensive when you have to pay for the amount of data you use.

My Asus tablet came complete with a detachable keyboard with an additional battery. I can now use it for working on word and excel documents as well as for powerpoint presentations. And I can sync it wirelessly with any type of file on my PC. And the keyboard has a standard USB port so I can plug in a 1TB portable hard disc if I want to. So I can use it as both tablet and laptop replacement machine. It therefore suits better me and my needs.

But I can quite understand that others will prefer Apple's sleek scented locked garden. Each to his own. And I do not agree that either choice amounts to bias, as has been suggested here.
 
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I initially bought a Nexus but it failed after a week ( PC World did say they had experienced very few problems with them) I bought an iPad mini as I wanted something that fitted in a shoulder bag. My daughter had an original ipad that lasted easily for 6 years ( and my grandson using it from 18 months old) It only expired due to said grandson being sick on it !
iPads seem to be robust, easy to use. I've had mine a couple of years with no problems.
Always buy your Nexus products from Google via the play store. They have a VERY good reputation for replacing things without question and without waiting for you to send back the old one. One of the reasons why I bought a Nexus 5 phone a while back, which has been very good.

So far I have had 3 Android phones (2 by HTC and 1 Nexus) and 1 Android tablet (Asus). The only problem I have had with any of them was when I dropped one of my HTC phones (no case) onto concrete and the screen broke.

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I thoroughly and heartily recommend all Apple Products...

They are very shiny.

They are very easy to use.

They are sensibly priced.

They are white so will match your motorhome.

When you use it in public people will know you are a man of means, with a mind of your own, who chooses products carefully without following brand fashionistas.


JJ :cool:
 
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I thoroughly and heartily recommend all Apple Products...


When you use it in public people will know you are a man of means, with a mind of your own, who chooses products carefully without following brand fashionistas.


JJ :cool:
I would say exactly the opposite if you buy apple you are probably a person who pays for a label rather then the product!!! I bought two ipads a while ago one stopped working after 8 months or so they wanted £25 to tell me how to get it working as it was a software issue and only 6 months software cover...don't know if its still the same.

David
 

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I would say exactly the opposite if you buy apple you are probably a person who pays for a label rather then the product!!! I bought two ipads a while ago one stopped working after 8 months or so they wanted £25 to tell me how to get it working as it was a software issue and only 6 months software cover...don't know if its still the same.

David

Please note... my post is a JOKE.

(I would rather nail my thingy to a bit of 4x4 with a rusty nail than buy an Apple product...)

JJ :cool:
 

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I treated myself to an Android a few weeks ago.... didn`t like it so went out a couple of days later and bought a "Surface"...

Brilliant... :xThumb:
 

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I treated myself to an Android a few weeks ago.... didn`t like it so went out a couple of days later and bought a "Surface"...

Brilliant... :xThumb:

Now of they weren't so damned expensive I could be tempted.

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