Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet, why together is better


I know a lot of people who stay committed to the “smartphone plus tablet” bundle, they are bribed

large tablet screen size and compactnesssmartphone. In the Galaxy ecosystem, such a bundle has additional advantages, some of them are obvious, and some are “little things” that you can live without at first glance, but at the same time they make life very easy. I will try to tell you, using examples from my practice, how a Galaxy smartphone and a Galaxy Tab tablet can exist in one bundle and what can be useful here.

The first "little thing", which is often not remembered,it is an opportunity to distribute the Internet from a smartphone to a tablet. At home or in the office, you always have a Wi-Fi connection, but on the road, somewhere at the airport or at a meeting in the city, your tablet may be left without an Internet connection. Someone solves this issue by buying a SIM card exclusively for the tablet, but this solution, in turn, brings a lot of headaches, you need to remember to pay for such a card, this is another SIM card that needs to be monitored so that the tablet itself does not subscribed to horoscopes or other entertainment from a content provider.

For me, the solution is very simple, I use the distribution of mobile Internet from my smartphone, the operator's tariff allows you to do this without problems.

But since the tablet and smartphone share the samethe same Samsung account, I don’t need to take any extra steps, just select the Internet on my smartphone from the list of available Wi-Fi networks, and voila, I have a connection. In the old fashioned way, they do it this way: turn on the access point on the smartphone, put it off, then connect to this access point on the tablet. Extra steps, but here you can do everything quickly and easily. A trifle? Undoubtedly. But it's the little things that make up the user experience.

The tablet bribes me with the fact that it has a hugethe screen is 14.6 inches (I have a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra). And on such a “TV” it’s great to watch movies, and you can do it while lying in bed, or somewhere in nature, the choice is always yours.

Large screen, bright and high-quality picture,great sound. There is no doubt that watching movies on a tablet is a pleasure. As well as the recordings that I made on a smartphone, videos in 8K resolution are especially good, everyone looks in amazement at their quality and asks what camera they were made on. It's always nice to be surprised.

I do not store all the videos in the memory of the tablet, I sharenecessary during the conversation, when it becomes appropriate. The “Quick Send” function allows you to send videos and photos to your tablet from your smartphone, there are no file size limits here. You can send it in the reverse order, but it makes no sense. Sending even large files takes a matter of seconds, everything happens very quickly. And you can immediately show your photos and videos to your friends.

Moreover, when traveling on my tablet, people often send their photos and videos so that we can watch them on the big screen. Comfortable and colorful.

For those who are worried about the safety of content,does not want to leave photos or videos in the memory of my device, a great Private Share function has been invented. You can stop sharing sent files, take screenshots, and even delete everything that was previously sent to me with one click. A cool thing that allows you to use the big screen, but not be afraid that the files will remain on my device. The only limitation is that the file size cannot be more than 100 MB, that is, large videos cannot be transferred in this way, but for photos and notes it works with a bang.

The tablet came into my life again, as bigthe screen makes possible new usage scenarios that are not so convenient on a smartphone. For example, during meetings I need to take notes with the S Pen, I enjoy using the Samsung Notes application, I literally love it. I have a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra on my desktop, because I often take notes on it, my morning starts by marking the things that need to be done during the day.

I did the same on a smartphone, but on a largeIt’s more convenient for me to write on the screen, and notes are instantly synchronized with all devices, so when I leave for meetings in the city, they remain with me in the smartphone’s memory. And you can continue editing them (including deleting completed tasks) anywhere.

Large screen is much more comfortable to work withpictures, graphs and tables, you see the information more clearly and better, no need to peer at the smartphone display. And for me, the tablet is not only entertainment, but also work.

Let's talk about work.I have a number of corporate applications set up on my smartphone that I use throughout the day. I didn’t install them on the tablet because of the security policy, a huge number of people have a similar situation. For me, the solution was to connect the tablet keyboard to a smartphone, when you can switch between devices (Wireless Keyboard Sharing function, you need OneUI 3.1 and higher). Any keyboard case from Samsung supports this feature, and it looks perfect - you just type on your smartphone with a large keyboard, you can use the touchpad. Including you can use the wireless keyboard EJ-B4300.

In OneUI 3.1, the function “Continuing the work of applications on other devices” has appeared, you can copy text and images on one device, you can immediately get them in the clipboard on another. There is no need to transfer files via mail or send to another device, just copy and paste right there. I need this when I remember that the presentation lacks a slide with a photo, and it is on a smartphone. I copy the picture and immediately continue to edit the presentation on the big screen. Comfortable. I think that you can find some other uses for this function.

For those who use a Windows computer,I advise you to pay attention to Link to Windows, you can quickly connect your smartphone or tablet to Windows 10/11. In the window on the computer, you can receive and send messages, view notifications, upload your photos to your computer. Integration with Windows is not the best, but it makes life easier in a number of situations.

One of the biggest strengths of the Samsung ecosystemis that all my devices are synchronized with my account, I can see all my notes and other files, I can work with them from anywhere. It doesn't matter what specific device you have at hand. I love the DeX feature, which turns almost any Galaxy device (requires DeX support by the device itself) into a computer. You can connect a mouse and keyboard, display the signal on the TV screen via Wi-Fi and work with documents, watch videos or photos. In a word, another convenient way to integrate between such different devices. You don’t have to take a computer with you on a business trip, a mouse and keyboard are enough, or you can do without them.

Another "little thing" that captivates me isthe ability to automatically switch between devices on the headphones. You are logged into Samsung Account and that is enough for the magic to start working. For example, I watch a video on a tablet, the sound goes to my headphones. Then someone calls me on the phone, the sound is muted, I automatically switch to my smartphone. After the conversation, the video is unpaused, I continue to watch it exactly from the place where I left off. And if I don't want to talk, I just reject the call from the headset and continue watching. Comfortable? Not that word.

The above is my experience, which reflects onlypart of the Galaxy tablet and smartphone integration paths. Someone can use Samsung's browser, which allows you to automatically continue browsing pages on your tablet that were previously open on your smartphone. Someone draws on the big screen of the tablet and then transfers files in corporate messengers installed in the smartphone's memory. There are a huge number of ways to use it, the bundle turned out to be very flexible and expanding the capabilities of each device individually. But the fact that the tablet and smartphone best reveal their potential in such a bundle is beyond doubt. For me, this is a very successful combination, and there is a balance between work tasks and rest, a tablet with a smartphone has become a universal device for one and for the other. I hope that my experience will help you to unleash the potential of these devices of the Galaxy ecosystem when you use them in one bundle.