Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Beginners Guide To Phablets

This is a guest post from Myport, an industry leader in managed wireless systems for over 7 years.

Our kids love playing with out smart phones or tablets. We all knew that some day the smartphone and tablet were going to procreate, however I don’t think we ever saw this amalgamation being coined as the ‘phablet’. Originating around 2011, renowned technology manufacturers in 2014 are stepping up their game in order to reproduce the best looking, best functioning phablet. Arguably, the phablet made its mark in the market with Samsung’s Galaxy Note, a 5.5-inch smartphone and tablet with its own stylus named as the S-Pen for slicker operation. If this type of mobile technology intrigues you and you’re looking to purchasing your very own phablet, keep reading on as you may find the answer you’re looking for!

1. Advantages and Disadvantages

The clear benefit of purchasing a phablet is that their large screen makes it ideal for travellers and media-crazed customers to catch up on their favourite films, TV programs, and YouTube clips. With the assistance of wireless Internet services such as Myport, phablets become the most convenient device for heavy media users, business people and creative professionals as its more convenient to store and share information. The disadvantages on the other hand, is that you literally don’t have another hand to enjoy a cup of coffee or stroke a needy, furry pet due to its size. Other than this inconvenience, investing money aside is definitely worthwhile if you’re constantly consumed by media, are actively online or downloading the latest apps.

2. Practicality and Price

Although it may seem awkward for the user and passers-by to witness someone making or answering calls on a large device, the phablet becomes a practical device, as you don’t need extra space for a phone or a tablet. How many times have you thought you lost your phone, but it’s sneakily just hiding under the other small contents of your car or bag? With the phablet, you don’t have to worry about this issue because it is highly visible. The phablet is also a practical device for university students and business professionals with the amount of organisation and productivity apps you can download and use. In terms of price, it’s a clever decision to invest in a phablet instead of being tied to a smart phone contract and having to pay for other devices. You only have to care about having to recharge one device as opposed to two or three.

2. Recommended phablets

A sleek phablet to recommend is the super-sized 5.7-inch screen lightweight Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Other features include an excellent 13-megapixel camera and the popular S-Pen stylus, perfect for apps and generating documents. If you’re looking for a phablet exuding in fabulousness, the HTC One Max is ticking all the right boxes. With a mammoth 5.9-inch screen, microSD card expansion and the best resonating sound using BoomSound, this phablet is suited for music and media lovers. You also shouldn’t be afraid to show it off in public as the fingerprint scanner technology manages security, making it the ultimate best friend for the daily commute to work or university. Last but definitely not the least is the Nokia Lumia 1520. Under the Microsoft-Nokia partnership, the 6-inch phablet offers 1080p full HD display and a 20-megapixel- camera ideal for users requiring the best features. If that doesn’t guarantee a purchase, the phablet also has built-in Microsoft Office functionality making it a valuable long-time investment.
All in all, the phablet is a unique and fabulous smartphone and tablet device. With the development of new phablets being released this 2014, it is recommended for university students, business people and other media-crazed customers.