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Screen sizes and device purposes

Here is a really difficult question to answer - do you need a smartphone 'phablet' with a 5.5 inch screen or a tablet with a 7 inch screen? Or is it better to just have a regular sized phone (approximately 4.5 inch screen) and a 10 inch tablet?
Don't jump to say the smartphone because it's better VFM to have a two-in-one device. You may find that it is neither fish nor fowl, and does not satisfy you as either a communication or a browsing device.
These days I get a lot of queries about the best screen size for a tablet. The answer of course, is that it depends on the purpose you are going to use the device for.
Smaller tabs like the Kindle Fire, iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7 are appealing because they are lower priced than their bigger siblings. However, a 7 incher may not give you the best usage value if it does not fit your purpose of use.
Here is a handy guide
4.5 inch/ standard sized smartphone  This is more than enough for daily short burst of use - email, SMS, casual br…