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Old 12-26-2020, 04:36 PM
 
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Actually after research, I'm interested in getting the S7+ which is touted as the best android tablet on the market. Initially, I wanted a simple tablet but after testing out this S6 lite I realize I would like a lot more. The drawback of getting the S7+ is the price especially since I just purchased an S20FE a few weeks ago. But the S7+ will fill a major void. I'm interested in reading a lot and watching documentaries. And my PC and my S20FE just come up short in this regard. Reading and watching videos on my PC causes me to lose interest and slouch. And my phone is just too small to do these things. And some of my apps like Quizlet is extremely functional on a tablet.
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Old 12-26-2020, 04:37 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Does it ever overheat? Any cons?
Has never overheated and I have never heard of a tablet overheating.

No glaring cons. I prefer a computer, but my wife uses it in lieu of a computer for email, light web surfing, read news papers on line and even zooming. I have an android phone and it's function is pretty similar to the android tablet.
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Old 12-27-2020, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have never been a fan of Android tablets. They have always been an afterthought in the Android ecosystem.

In your case, I would get the latest model of baseline iPad, or potentially an iPad mini. I placed my last “cheap” iPad on a car roof and drove off, throwing it in a river. It was a 2017 model and had plenty of power for my casual use. I replaced it with the highest end iPad Pro, and while I enjoy the extras of the Pro, it simply isn’t worth it for most people, especially those who don’t want their iPad to double as a laptop.
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:20 PM
 
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I have never been a fan of Android tablets. They have always been an afterthought in the Android ecosystem.

In your case, I would get the latest model of baseline iPad, or potentially an iPad mini. I placed my last “cheap” iPad on a car roof and drove off, throwing it in a river. It was a 2017 model and had plenty of power for my casual use. I replaced it with the highest end iPad Pro, and while I enjoy the extras of the Pro, it simply isn’t worth it for most people, especially those who don’t want their iPad to double as a laptop.

The iPad isn't an option for me. I have a Samsung PC and phone so I must remain in the Samsung universe. I've never had a Apple product.
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Old 12-28-2020, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 for Christmas and I am happy with it. Unlike a smartphone or laptop, a tablet is not an everyday personal device for me, so I don't feel the need to have a high-end tablet. I mainly use it for watching movies.
I purchased the the A7 for my wife, and its a solid tablet. its a good for video streaming, internet browsing, messengering, and basic content (word processing/presentations/spreadsheets) - what 80 percent of the population would use it for

Don't expect it to use it for Photo/video editing, graphic design

Very good value with solid construction
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Everyone has their favorites, me I’m a Apple fan, iMac, iPhones, iPod, Apple TV 4K , an 2 iPad pros and a iPad 7, and Apple Watch 1st generation. iPad is great because everything meshes together seamlessly. And no need for virus protection on Apple devices.
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Flashback malware
OSX/KitM.A virus
OSX.PROTON
OSX/MaMi

Just a VERY small list of those viruses that have affected Apple products and it is a SMALL number. However, as Apple products become more popular, more viruses will be invented.

As for virus protection on Android? I've never had any and never had a problem. But I'm very careful when adding programs. That's true on my tablets and my phones.

PC that's another story, would not run without some type of protection.
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:03 PM
 
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Flashback malware
OSX/KitM.A virus
OSX.PROTON
OSX/MaMi

Just a VERY small list of those viruses that have affected Apple products and it is a SMALL number. However, as Apple products become more popular, more viruses will be invented.

As for virus protection on Android? I've never had any and never had a problem. But I'm very careful when adding programs. That's true on my tablets and my phones.

PC that's another story, would not run without some type of protection.
If you’re careful and only add via the Play store that’s no different than adding MacOS or iOS apps through Apple’s App Store. No malware there.
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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If you’re careful and only add via the Play store that’s no different than adding MacOS or iOS apps through Apple’s App Store. No malware there.
True. Just stating that Apple has had viruses before and probably more will come in the future. As they say, sell more computers and more viruses will come. As Apple sales go up, scum bags will find it lucrative to make more viruses for Apple.
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