Tablets Vs Smartphones: Your questions answered
EE Community Manager
EE Community Manager

With smaller tablets shrinking to 7 inch screens and smartphones rapidly growing in screen size, what really is the difference between a tablet and a smart mobile phone - and which one is right for you?


Reasons to choose a tablet


The ‘lightweight laptop’: 


Tablets allow users to have all the functions of a laptop without the size and weight of one. Perfect for looking for something quickly, online.


Big screen viewing:


The average tablet screen size is around 10  inches, making TV catch up on iPlayer or watching films on Netflix easy viewing.


Similar functions to smartphones:


Front facing cameras on tablets now make video calling the perfect feature for keeping in touch with friends and family.




Tablets are great for children on the move. Long car journeys and flights are made stress-free with games and apps on the go. Check out our child-exclusive tablet, the EE Robin.


Connected device: 


Tablets are also available on SIM plans too, meaning you can stay connected on your device even without WiFi.


Our best-selling tablets:


Smartphones – the perfect mobile companion




Smartphones are small enough for handbags, pockets and even small hands.


Travelling office:


The latest smartphones have the capacity to act like a transportable office; accessing emails, downloading documents and taking calls on the move.




Smartphones can be completely personalised down to screensavers, fingerprint recognition, font size and type - even individual text tones for specific contacts.


Camera qualities:


Most new smartphones have some of the best camera technology, meaning they are capable of becoming portable photo or video studios

Our best-selling smartphones:


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