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Title: Phone vs laptop
Post by: babyleans on July 21, 2014, 08:07:33 PM
Hi guys, what do you like to use more? your phone or your laptop/computer. I like my phone but i find it difficult to browse the internet using a phone since you have to constantly zoom in and out especially because most people haven't built responsive sites. What about you guys?
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Livvy on July 22, 2014, 10:42:05 AM
Hmm like you say, browsing on a phone is kind of difficult, unless your phone is exceptionally large, or you're only watching videos and such. So for that reason I'd have to choose the laptop over the phone. Or go with the middle ground and choose a tablet!
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: babyleans on August 01, 2014, 09:43:16 PM
Hmm like you say, browsing on a phone is kind of difficult, unless your phone is exceptionally large, or you're only watching videos and such. So for that reason I'd have to choose the laptop over the phone. Or go with the middle ground and choose a tablet!

I think you're right. A tablet is much better than a phone. problem is one looks like an idiot when they're picking calls on it because it's so big.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Livvy on August 02, 2014, 02:31:48 PM
Hmm like you say, browsing on a phone is kind of difficult, unless your phone is exceptionally large, or you're only watching videos and such. So for that reason I'd have to choose the laptop over the phone. Or go with the middle ground and choose a tablet!

I think you're right. A tablet is much better than a phone. problem is one looks like an idiot when they're picking calls on it because it's so big.
Why thank you :)
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Nikkishea21 on December 05, 2014, 04:51:03 PM
Laptop for me all the way.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Cazala26 on May 21, 2015, 07:41:10 AM
If I am ever out and about I like to use my phone for maps and most of the time I use it just for apps and calling.  I don't use the browser normally I can wait until I get home to get on my laptop :)  Tablets can be handy but to do nearly anything there is the requirement of WiFi, which in my opinion is just a laptop and if a website isn't configured for a phone then it normally isn't configured for a tablet so I find the same problem occuring.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: TPhoenix on May 28, 2015, 12:34:22 PM
It depends. If I have to perform small tasks that my smartphone can easily handle, then I'd say that I'd prefer my phone in that situation. But if a task requires much more to it, then I would say that I would rather be in front of my laptop so that I can make my way through it much more efficiently
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: LilAnn on June 06, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
For surfing, picture editing, and writing I need a computer. Looking up driving directions, messaging on facebook, little things like that I don't mind using my phone.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: KyubiChan on June 06, 2015, 09:47:49 PM
I would use both. I use my laptop for work or playing full games and sometimes surfing the web, or even posting on forums. It's harder to do certain tasks on phone, such as posting in forums because it is not mobile friendly. There are some sites that are mobile friendly but those sites often have limited functionality than the full site. I mostly use my phone when going to bed to look at Facebook, playing little mobile games and what not. I also sometimes view YouTube on my phone as well.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: monique.kaibat on June 25, 2015, 04:57:48 AM
Phone and Laptop are created with different reasons and functionality but both useful and helpful.
I'd rather use my phone when I am out of the house and just want to surf the internet or have some communications with my family and close friend since it is more handy.
On the other hand as computer programmer I used my laptop when I have to do things that requires more work. For instance, creating a documentation, developing a website or a computer system.
 ;D
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Xanthosh on June 25, 2015, 06:41:02 AM
I own both a laptop and a phone. Usually, when I'm mobile, meaning I'm moving outdoors, phones are great pieces of technology to carry in all the diverse sorts of ways that we use them daily. But for serious, constant website browsing, and other hardcore tasks, laptops are the best alternative out there.

But they complement each other, and have their pros and cons. For me, at home, I use my laptop, and use my iPhone minimally and the converse is true when I get outside.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Aasif Khan on June 28, 2015, 06:47:58 AM
I believe laptop is for creation and phone/tablet is for consumption. Phone is better for instant messaging, video calling etc. Phone is also more portable than a laptop.

 If I wanted to listen to music I will most definitely do that in my phone. But for me, certain tasks like image editing, sketching and other types of content creation works better on my laptop.

I would call it a draw for web browsing only if the website offers a dedicated mobile view.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Nox on September 03, 2015, 01:07:49 PM
I think we are on the same page with this one. Phones are certainly more convenient to use as a result of their size, but that in itself can be quite limiting. I've decided that my preference depends on what I am doing. There are certain things that are easier to do with a phone and other that are easier with a laptop or a computer. I generally dislike phablets as a concept, so I have chosen to segment my technological life into phone preferred and PC preferred activities.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Nikkishea21 on September 12, 2015, 03:40:06 AM
As I stated I am a laptop kind a girl because as big as a laptop is it is complete in my book as oppose to the mobile device.   I recently got up close and personal with one of the Samsung tablets, my niece got it as a gift from abroad and I got to spend some time with it. I noticed that it was seen as a mobile device for the most part and this was a bit strange to me. I enjoyed using it from the comfort of my bed and guess what? I did not in any way miss my laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: briannagodess on September 13, 2015, 01:50:27 PM
It depends. I love using my phone for streaming music or going into Facebook. But when I'm working or watching movies and series, I would go with my laptop. Simply because it is difficult to type in a phone or even a tablet. The screen of the laptop is also bigger so it's better to watch movies or series there. It's just a matter of what situation I'm in actually.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: rphoenix on September 13, 2015, 02:34:53 PM
For the browsing websites issue, I think all it needs is a little getting used to? Maybe at the first month or so of having a smartphone, it took me a while getting used to browsing websites with all the zooming in and whatnot, but nowadays it's become such a common thing that I'm no longer bothered about it. I practically browse websites on my phone and on the PC/laptop at practically the same intervals.

Laptops you just can't bring all the time, but the one thing smartphones won't be able to replace for it in my opinion would be typing up documents. You really need a fully functional keyboard for that, I think.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: briannagodess on September 15, 2015, 12:48:14 PM
Laptops you just can't bring all the time, but the one thing smartphones won't be able to replace for it in my opinion would be typing up documents. You really need a fully functional keyboard for that, I think.

This is the reason why I choose laptop for my work which involves a lot of typing. I tried using a bluetooth keyboard for my phone. It turned out to be a waste of money since it was even harder to type with a keyboard that small. Nothing beats a laptop or computer in typing up files. Yes, there are keyboards for phones and tablets but you better buy the normal sized ones. The one I bought is a mini keyboard so typing in it is pretty difficult.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: rphoenix on September 16, 2015, 08:14:14 AM
This is the reason why I choose laptop for my work which involves a lot of typing. I tried using a bluetooth keyboard for my phone. It turned out to be a waste of money since it was even harder to type with a keyboard that small. Nothing beats a laptop or computer in typing up files. Yes, there are keyboards for phones and tablets but you better buy the normal sized ones. The one I bought is a mini keyboard so typing in it is pretty difficult.
Hrm, I actually have a bluetooth keyboard for my Nexus 7, and it's not that bad. I managed to find one that's practically the same size as the keyboard of a small netbook, so it's not that hard to type. Right now, it's what I use whenever I'm really in a pinch and need to type up a document on my phone (especially if I didn't bring my laptop along. My laptop's kind of huge). Of course, it's weird to bring out a keyboard and set it on your phone when you're in, let's say, the train. Ha ha.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: nailah783 on September 21, 2015, 02:34:26 AM
In all reality , the laptop has its purpose and the phone has its purpose. The only deciding factor for me is that I am completely addicted to my phone. My whole life is on my phone.  When my phone is not with me, I feel completely naked. I can't say that for my laptop. My laptop, on the other hand, is best used for important internet searches though, for all of those reasons that everybody else stated earlier, but  the obvious choice for me is still my phone.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: lgmini93 on October 10, 2015, 06:07:24 PM
I have a really old laptop, but doing my job and not just surfing the web I really need it. And I also had a smart phone (without sim card) so when its just games, fun, and surfing I prefer my phone. But for actual typing and serious businesses I use my laptop. Also bigger screen.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: cheryllei9h on October 13, 2015, 11:03:22 PM
I like using both. It depends on what I'm doing.  I like to search google on my laptop because it's easier to read and type in stuff. If I just want to do an update on facebook or read  I can use my phone. I also use my phone for posting pictures that I take on the phone.  But stuff like writing on here, I need to use the laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: dyanmarie25 on November 10, 2015, 11:36:44 PM
I am pretty fine with using both phone and laptop. But if I only have to choose one between them, I think I would have to go with laptop computer since that's what I mostly use. As a freelance writer, a laptop is really necessary.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: tiffaninichole on November 21, 2015, 11:58:31 PM
I always prefer a computer/laptop to a phone. It's faster and more efficient, especially when you come across a website that doesn't have a mobile site. I also like the bigger screen compared to the cramped feeling on looking at a phone screen. I'll surf on my phone in a pinch or if I'm in bed and don't want to get up (LOL) but for the most part, I stick with my laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: djordjem87 on November 28, 2015, 08:18:29 AM
There is a joke here. If you are offered to choose between a good woman and a good car. Which one would you choose, a diesel or a petrol engine ? :)
I don't know, both have pros and cons. Phones are so tiny and powerful but they are not so powerful as laptop/desktops PC. I like the fact that a phone could be carried in a pocket because i like minimizations in all fields with maximum usage and the fact you can connect it to any monitor with HDMI. That is a good feature because i do not prefer to see a movie on a tiny screen. My vote goes to a really good smart phone with a big screen and strong processor. Otherwise laptop wins. On the other hand, although not mentioned here, a good tablet is a fantastic solution between these two.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: mayasupernova on December 23, 2015, 06:37:11 AM
Well, it is always different for me. Sometimes I use my computer and I love to get all the perks it can offer, like typing faster than I can on my phone. If I have to work, translate, play games or just surf the internet, I love to use my computer. If I am in bed, relaxing, I usually use my phone. What I dislike about using my phone is that I have a lot of trouble typing, always skipping the keys. Drives me crazy.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: nytegeek on December 28, 2015, 06:19:56 PM
It is a silly question. One can not completely replace the functionality of the other. not yet anyway.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: dyanmarie25 on January 19, 2016, 09:57:42 PM
I enjoy using both my phone and my laptop computer. I mostly use my phone for personal reasons: calling/texting/chatting my family and friends. On the other hand, I use my laptop computer for working purposes. I am a freelance writer so having a laptop is of utmost importance to me.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: thash1979 on January 29, 2016, 10:09:39 PM
A few years ago I would have said a laptop. Now with cell phones becoming more "smart" and compatible with more websites, I use my phone 90% of the time. Rarely do I ever get on my laptop anymore. When I got my current phone, I made sure I got one that could do everything I needed it to do so I wasn't tied down to my old laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: integrity101 on February 22, 2016, 06:42:13 AM
My smartphone is more accessible than my laptop or desktop computer. I can always reach for my trusted android and check all my social media posts and updates. I simply cannot live without it. However, when it comes to ease of use and clarity, the laptop is my top choice. There are many features and software that I cannot use with my Droid. My verdict: you need both the smartphone and computer in equal measures. 
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: madetofly on February 27, 2016, 05:12:47 PM
I think the main role phones have is communication, followed by mobile entertainment. It is cool to be able to hear music, play some games, watch some short videos anywhere you are. Laptops are better to do things that require more attention, precision and professionalism. Yes you can do pretty much everything you do on the phone in you laptop and vice-versa, but a bigger screen and a bigger keyboard are always better to do everything you need.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: ctfranklin28 on March 01, 2016, 02:15:35 PM
Call me old-fashioned, but I still like the laptop for browsing and generally "Internet". My phone is for communication and the occasional app when carrying a laptop around might be inconvenient (yoga or meditation).
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: audrinaa on September 17, 2016, 01:41:15 PM
Just depends on what you like to do on the phone. The phone hasn't quite made it to the same standards as the computer and I feel myself wanting an almost tablet sized phone for gaming and internet browsing but when it comes to talking on the phone, I don't want to have to hold a tablet to my ear. Of course you can buy blue tooth devices but sometimes those are just a pain. If I had to choose one or the other for browsing the internet, it would have to be a laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Casiox on September 17, 2016, 06:44:19 PM
I personally think that both devices are quite useful depending on the use you give to each one of them, for example, if you're the kind of person that's always going out and traveling everywhere, then you really need a laptop to ease the whole thing for you, phones could do the job, of course, but laptops would be easier and faster to use. Phones have evolved a lot and these are not just for calling and sending texts anymore, however, these devices are not always the best option for when you're looking for comfortability.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: cardinals27 on September 17, 2016, 06:46:02 PM
Well if I have the option to use a laptop i would definately use it over a phone. For me browsing the Internet and typing is just so much easier on a laptop. It is not too bad using a phone though and I feel a little spoiled saying that haha
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: clair02 on September 18, 2016, 10:32:30 AM
For me it's my laptop, all the way. I only do things on my phone that I absolutely can not do on my laptop. I work online so it's more convenient to just do everything on the laptop at the same time. Even when I'm playing games, shopping or surfing or watching movies, everything is so much better and easier on my laptop.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Casiox on September 20, 2016, 08:29:34 AM
Personally, I use my PC more than I use my phone because everything seems to be faster and more comfortable when using the PC. However, I use my phone for work purposes only and therefore, I'm forced to take full advantege from it most of the time because I cannot carry my PC with me all the time.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Lynn Aaron on October 21, 2016, 05:39:49 AM
If I had a tablet or Laptop, I would definitely use them for browsing and watcing videos. Right now all I have is my smartphone, and it does the job, so I am thankful for that.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Jason45 on November 01, 2016, 04:30:52 PM
I rarely use a cellphone.  I do all my surfing on a desktop computer, not a laptop.  I don't like cellphones for internet surfing, because the screen is too small.  Note, in general I avoid cellphones because my girlfriend will bug me too much.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: ptah on June 01, 2017, 02:25:43 AM
I would always prefer a laptop but since am always on the go I have to use a phone because it's more portable.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Orlando on June 05, 2017, 12:36:28 AM
Smartphones feature an on-screen touch keyboard that is much smaller than that of a standard computer. ... If you are trying to decide between only a smartphone or a computer, also consider a tablet or a hybrid computer, which offers the best of both a laptop and tablet.
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Shera on June 08, 2017, 09:11:40 AM
Both are best at their own. if comparing, Mobile is portable, easy to use, can be used on the go & mostly contains all the usefull features and so on.. But it becomes difficult to type faster, browse, use Ms office and internet on mobile. Because it engages good time.

While laptop is easy to script, use at home, office or any good place. Doesn't take that much time in loading and browsing. Sometimes it becomes difficult to understand some settings in mobile but laptop/pc makes it easier to understand.

i choose both :p
Title: Re: Phone vs laptop
Post by: Jason Lares on June 23, 2017, 10:06:10 AM
For working, playing, or just browsing the internet I mostly use PC, then laptop and rarely smartphone. I see no reason to use the phone over PC or laptop when I'm home, but when out then it makes more sense.