Tablet Recommendations?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I just go the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. I relly like it. I previously had a nook color that i was using as a tablet. But I really love it. I have an android phone so the tablet operates much the same way my phone does.

Last year for Father’s Day I got my FI a Nexus 7 and he loved. It was very easy to set up and operate. and The price was great too!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have the Galaxy Tab 3 and it isn’t the greatest thing on the market. Slow, lags, and the screen quality isn’t too good. I only use mine for games and movies and even then I only have about three games on it. 

 

I’m definitely going to get the Nexus 7 myself. I have the Nexus 5 phone and if the tablet is anything like it, it is so worth it. It has a really fast processor and a crisp screen. FI and I got the Tab 3 for free so we don’t necessarily consider it a loss. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the Nexus 7 and no complaints!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

ajillity81:  Probably not. I believe they use the same glass screen as the Nexus 5. I’ve also used a coworker’s outside and had no issues reading from it. 

Post # 7
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

ajillity81:  I have used his nexus seven a couple of times. It does operate very quickly. And I do like it. The colors are very bright as far as the screen goes. I have not had any issues with my Samsung tablet. I am a samsung junkie, I just love their products! But I have had it less than a month. My tablet is on my FI phones bill and he has sprint, so even in places where my cellphone gets no service, the lablet always has some signal.

You probably should go and play with them both.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

ajillity81:  I’m a Samsung girl, but until they up the in device storage stay to something that is at least 32 gb.  Google changed how apps are able to be stored so any add on storage cards are almost worthless. I like the new nexus 7, a lot, I just bought my son one.  The processor is fast, screen is clear and colors vibrant, and you can find just about any accessories that you want easily. I have a few tablets, well, more than a few. The one I use the most often right now is the Amazon kindle HDX but it doesn’t have nearly the apps available as on Google play. Downfall to the android devices, you can’t watch Amazon prime on any of the newer ones. Second most used (but I hardly use it anymore, I use my phone more often as a tablet) is my 2012 generation nexus, it’s only 16gb and it’s full and slowed down a ton which can be fixed by taking it back to factory specs.

My advice, if you’re mostly going to be reading and watching movies, go with the kindle HDX 7 32 gb with a prime account.

If you have any specific question about tablets, just ask. I have all the major brands so I’m well versed on day to day use of them. Also, android authority.com has great reviews of them.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve got a Nook HD+. It’s an android based tablet with good specs. It’s about $200-250 depending on whether or not you get it on sale. I use it mostly for reading and playing android based games, but you can also hook up a bluetooth keyboard if you want, and it has a microphone (though no webcame). I like it. It’s not for everyone. But I love the ease of use and that I can buy books, apps, and films from both Barnes and Noble and the Google Play store.

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