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Looking for a tablet and smartphone for my father...

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by darkmav, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. darkmav

    darkmav Member
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    I am in the (Indian) market looking for a tablet and smartphone for my father, because I'm headed to grad school in a few days and the devices would help us stay in touch. I personally use a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and a Samsung Galaxy S Duos, and am quite happy with the tablet (the phone has a lot of lag).

    There are just too many options but some of the features he and I want are listed below:

    Tablet: 10.1 inch at least, and a stylus is preferable. Calling feature isn't important.
    But if the stylus isn't part of the tablet, then I'm willing to look at third party styluses provided that they are compatible with the tablet. But the tablet should have a reasonably good resolution to enable reading of e-books/newspapers/magazines, and of course should also be able to run Skype, Whatsapp and Hangouts.

    Smartphone: again, it should have at least a 4.7 inch screen (higher, the better!), and should be powerful enough to run Skype, Whatsapp, Hangouts (which in its present form is particularly slow sometimes on my Samsung S Duos).

    So I was wondering if someone has used the GoSmart Stylus and whether it is compatible with non-iPad tablets? Specifically would it work with the Sony Xperia 10.1" Tablet?

    I'd appreciate any inputs. These are the options available to me for smartphones:

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    and these are the options available for tablets:

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    Thanks in advance!

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Is money no object bro?
  3. darkmav

    darkmav Member
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    Maybe you can suggest some options and then I'll think about it. I'd like to have maybe a few options each for the phone and the tablet. Right now I am looking at {Sony XPeria Z Tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1} and {undecided} for the phone.
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Kinda easy, Note 10.1 and a Galaxy S3/S4. A Galaxy Mega would be cheaper than either Galaxy S version though, and would probably be more than what your Dad needs. Or if you go Sony, take the Tablet Z and an Xperia Z. I'd suggest going for same brand devices so as to reduce the confusion. Icons are different between brands due to the manufacturer skins. And not only icons, but features and settings may be different.
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  5. darkmav

    darkmav Member
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm wondering if it would be a good idea for me to get him an 4G LTE-capable device. Do any of the Samsung/LG/HTC devices in the Indian market have 4G support?

    I know for a fact that the Sony Xperia Z Tablet and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra do. But I couldn't get any information about other manufacturers.

    Also, are any of these devices known to work with styluses like the GoSmart stylus? Again I could get no information. My father and I like the stylus on the Galaxy Note 800 (10.1) but it would be good to have a working stylus on the Xperia Z Tablet (10.1"). The ultra boasts of being able to work with any pencil or pen. Is this true of the 10.1" tablet too?

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