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Old 02-14-2021, 02:53 PM
 
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My friend has the following plan and equipment
$50 UNLIMITED HIGH-SPEED |Hotspot Data 5GB | Google One 100GB
w/ Samsung Galaxy A10 | Released 2019, March 19
168g, 7.9mm thickness Android 9.0, up to Android 10, One UI 2.0
32GB storage, microSDXC | 4000mAh Li-Ion battery
6.2" screen | 720x1520 pixels (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)

She is having trouble seeing the screen. MbyTM is advertising:

Metroby T-Mobile is advertising $15 a month for service
The Alcatel JOY TAB™ 2 is the affordable 4G LTE-enabled tablet with a super slim, lightweight design and long-lasting battery that keeps you and your family connected at home, and on the go.
Vibrant 8" display
Enhanced speaker with Smart Power Amplifier
3GB RAM / 32 GB ROM
2.0 GHz quad-core processor
Long-lasting 4080 mAh battery

Is this plan equipment worth it? I am worried that 8" is not that much different than 6.2"

They are offering for $150 + $15/month

LG G Pad 5 10.1 FHD 10.1" FHD (1920x1200) Display 8200 mAh Battery
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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LG all day.
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 AM
 
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I'd go with the LG as a tablet over the Alcatel anyday, but you are aware that A10 is a phone and not a tablet, right? If she's replacing a phone with a tablet, there's issues that come with that - such as not being able to use the tablet as a phone.

If the tablet is a secondary device, go with the LG. Stay far, far away from the Alcatel. If she's replacing the phone with the tablet, she'd better figure out how she's going to make and receive calls before buying it.

As an aside, my personal choice would not be an Android tablet. I've had a fair number of them and all of them have been lacking, including the vaunted Samsung Tab S series. I gave up on Android tablets and switched to iPads. No arguing they're more expensive, but they last longer and have far better support. YMMV, but the Androids all started glitching out after a year or so, whether it be battery issues or software issues - mine were almost always software issues. The only Android tablet I didn't have issues with was my Nexus 10, and I suspect that's because it was pure Android, nothing riding on top of it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Buddy has a Tab S7 I think it's called. Things awesome. Disagree with not liking the Sammy tabs. My Asus was junk. But I like Sammy's higher end ones.
Also, his was more then the the iPads. Pricing on iPads has come WAY down. Base model is $329!
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 PM
 
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I'd go with the LG as a tablet over the Alcatel anyday, but you are aware that A10 is a phone and not a tablet, right? If she's replacing a phone with a tablet, there's issues that come with that - such as not being able to use the tablet as a phone.

If the tablet is a secondary device, go with the LG. Stay far, far away from the Alcatel. If she's replacing the phone with the tablet, she'd better figure out how she's going to make and receive calls before buying it.
It is actually an A20 (I made a mistake) which is physicall 6.9 inches diagonal, but the screen is 6.4 inches diagonal. That's pretty big for a phone, but her cataracts prevent her from reading it at night.

I was hoping to get her a secondary device. I am thinking now that rather than pay for another cellular connection, I should get her a better tablet and connect via bluetooth just so she has a larger screen.
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