Here they are, with the same thing on each screen (that's capable of it) for a good comparison.
- Old iPad. The friend I was visiting a few weeks back pointed out (with only a tiny amount of bitterness) that this is, in fact, the third hand-me-down iPad I've been given, via my mother, and it's true. They're old, but they work (up to a point, anyway). The first of them was in fact my gateway to tablet living.
- Smaller tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. Also the third smaller one I've had, though these I've bought for myself, at least. The iPad is both large for carrying around, and wifi-only, and I wanted smaller and with a data-plan option for when there's no wifi around.
- Smart phone, Samsung Galaxy A6. The new toy!
- Old phone
4 is included for comparison only, I'm not using it any more. But I am using all three of the others!
I use the iPad for reading the newspapers (Boston Globe all the way through, though not every word, and then bits of the Naples Daily News and the Washington Post). I really like the larger screen for this purpose. Sizing of 1 and 2:
With less than a week of use with the smart phone, it's hard to say how much of what I use 2 for will migrate to 3. I can say that although 3 still feels small, 2 now feels big! Size comparison of 2 and 3:
Also, I'm loving the camera on the phone! It's much quicker than the tablet, and much better in low light, both of which make me happy. Also that it's possible to take pictures one-handed, which is not at all the case with 2.
Further updates to come, I'm sure, but that's where I am at the moment.