The phablet, all-rounder in your pocket

03.05.2016

Now that Apple has also commercialised a large smartphone, the iPhone 6, the phablet is here to stay. What should you know about this special type of mobile device?

 

1. The ideal screen size

Smartphone screens are getting bigger. When it comes to tablets, smaller models are the most popular. Phablets are in-between: they have a 5 to 7 inch screen, they are perfect to call, but also to browse the web.

 

2. Two in one

With a phablet in your pocket, you don't need to carry a smartphone and a tablet with you. However, you better make sure that the pockets of your pants are large enough. Maybe you will have to put bigger models in your jacket pocket.

 

3. Three in one

You often read long documents? A large phablet is a serious competitor for an e-reader. Just compare: it has an internet connetion, a colour screen and video display: perfect to read all possible professional documents. However, there are two points on which the phablet comes up short compared to an e-reader: the latter offers better battery life and better readability in full sunlight.

 

4. Stylus

Many phablets are equipped with a stylus. Larger models aren't really easy to use with one hand. The stylus is a convenient solution to this problem: it enables you to click on the smaller buttons of websites and to rapidly add annotations.

 

5. Emails

The small screen of a smartphone doesn't offer an overview of your emails or a space to write one quickly. The phablet and its large screen offer a wider field of vision. The virtual keyboard is also larger. Ideal to avoid typos. Your phablet has a stylus with handwriting recognition? You can then write your emails super fast.

 

6. Better battery life

Phablets can host a larger battery: you need to recharge less often. Handy if you regularly travel for your work. Many smartphones are likely to hold only a single day's charge with intensive use.

 

7. Several applications in parallel

Phablets can host a larger battery: you need to recharge less often. Handy if you regularly travel for your work. Many smartphones are likely to hold only a single day's charge with intensive use.

 

A phablet combines the advantages of both a smartphone and a tablet. Using this type of multi-use device at work? Discover the iPhone 6 Plus in our equipment catalogue.

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