Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

Should I buy a Smartphone Or Laptop

OP JacobGreen

15th March 2012, 09:11 AM   |  #1  
OP Account currently disabled
Thanks Meter: 4
 
17 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2012
There is a question trouble me for a long time. Should I buy a smartphone or laptop. The fact is within my budget, i just can buy one of them. I want to buy a smartphone for a longtime. The question is my laptop just broken down these days. My parents think i should buy a new laptop instead. I think smartphone is more convenient than a laptop.

This is really hard to decided.
15th March 2012, 09:41 AM   |  #2  
mistaliu's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Vancouver
Thanks Meter: 91
 
339 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
More
Depends what you need it for. If you just check emails, surf the net, Facebook, twitter, etc then a smartphone is all you need. A smartphone / tablet right now can't replace a computer but it is close.

Sent from my HTC Desire using xda premium
15th March 2012, 09:47 AM   |  #3  
boborone's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Great country of Texas
Thanks Meter: 2,369
 
12,972 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2009
More
Did you join just to ask this question?

- this sig is just so I don't have to write 10char when on my phone -
15th March 2012, 12:05 PM   |  #4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 100
 
785 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
More
I think you better buy the notebook. Just image that you need to work all day on a smartphone because you have no computer.
15th March 2012, 12:17 PM   |  #5  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
9 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2012
Depends if you already have a desktop computer, and where you want to use your laptop for. If it is for work/school i would buy a laptop since it is better to work on all day, if it is just to browse and play games if your bored pick a smartphone if you already have a desktop computer.
15th March 2012, 03:39 PM   |  #6  
coolsandie's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Kochi, Kerala
Thanks Meter: 1,006
 
1,951 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacobGreen

There is a question trouble me for a long time. Should I buy a smartphone or laptop. The fact is within my budget, i just can buy one of them. I want to buy a smartphone for a longtime. The question is my laptop just broken down these days. My parents think i should buy a new laptop instead. I think smartphone is more convenient than a laptop.

This is really hard to decided.

I'd suggest to go with your parent's decision. If I'm at this option I'll definitely chose Laptop. You could get bored with Smartphone after long use. But using computer, there is nothing called boring.
And finally if the budget matters, still you could get a decent smartphone with budget price. There are pretty low cost budget Android phones.
15th March 2012, 04:08 PM   |  #7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 100
 
785 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
More
You can better get an good notebook, instead buying an cheap one. Because you will be sorry for that and same goes for smartphones, buy you are more lucky anno 2012 as the old high end devices like HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation ( XE, XL ), HTC Evo 3D sell much cheaper now and also Samsung iGalaxy S2 sells cheaper now.

So when it comes down to smartphones it can be worth to wait awhile and buy when the prices drop, as they will in certain countries and right now in certain countries you have the luck off obtaining an really good smartphone for less then € 300 ( HTC Evo 3D ).

When it comes down to notebooks, waiting awhile doesn't change the price so much at least that's mine observation. Yes you might find an Q4 2011 notebook cheaper then an Q1 2012 notebook, mine notebook was from November 2011 and I bought it new in Januari 2012 with an great discount promotion.

For the amount what an iSuck 4S cost you get an good notebook, okay no SSD but you might be lucky to find an quad core notebook ( I did found an quad core I7 notebook for that amount ).

Cheapest best bang for bucks is right now HTC Evo 3D if you ask me.
Last edited by DexterMorganNL; 15th March 2012 at 04:17 PM.
15th March 2012, 08:45 PM   |  #8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 47
 
1,376 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2009
yes, as said it depends on your needs.

You can make project reports, presentations on a laptop or netbook but on a smartphone how long can you work without a stop?
15th March 2012, 08:58 PM   |  #9  
Babydollll's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Flowood, MS
Thanks Meter: 1,840
 
18,968 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2010
More
Both?

Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
15th March 2012, 09:10 PM   |  #10  
Pbwizkid's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Weatherford
Thanks Meter: 41
 
288 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2012
More
Again i will agree it depends on what your doing if you need it for school or work go notebook. if your just looking for somehting to mess around on, kill time, and have fun. then smart phone. benefits of a good smart phone is it can be a hand held gameing device, internet on the go, social media made easy, and many other things. but if you ever have to write a paper or report on a smart phone your gunna hate your self quick!

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes