Advantages and Disadvantages of Working on Phones and Tablets

Mobile technologies, such as mobile phones and tablets, have become increasingly popular in the past few years, with the rise of smartphones and tablets. You can access the internet on all of these devices and, of course, conduct many aspects of your business on them, no matter where you are.

Still, even though you can easily work on phones and tablets and carry out some of your business’ daily operations on them, since they offer many different advantages, it can also be challenging to use them in a business setting.


One of the biggest advantages of working on phones or tablets, and the biggest reason why people choose to use these devices for work purposes, is their portability. They can be taken everywhere, whether that’s the home, the office or to a meeting, and between carrying lightweight devices such as these and having to carry a bulky bag all day, the choice is easy. They also fit in pretty much anywhere, so you can carry your phone in your pocket and you won’t even notice it’s there.

These devices are also extremely versatile. They can do everything and are useful in many different places, including schools, boardrooms and even healthcare. They can even act as point-of-sale devices and displays for promotional purposes, as is the case with tablets; and your mobile phone can very well be used to check urgent emails while you’re on a meeting or as a way to access important client information whenever you want.

Phones and tablets are also easier to use, as working on a laptop while you’re on the move, be it in a car, a plane or a train, can be cumbersome. You’d need a flat area to work, space to flip the screen in order to properly see the display, and a firm and unmoving surface so that you can type on the keyboard. Tablets and phones, however, can pretty much be taken out anywhere and don’t require previous considerations of the physical features of the space.


Even though working on tablets and phones can certainly offer you a world of benefits, the truth is that there are some downsides to them as well. Traditional keyboards are more comfortable to use than the ones on phones and tablets, and these devices may not be able to deal with a large amount of data at once as well.

In addition, and something which can certainly make work difficult, the screen sizes of phones and tablets are smaller than the ones on desktops or laptops and, because there are fewer ports, it’s challenging to connect other devices to them.

By working on desktops in combination with phones and tablets you can take full advantage of everything these devices have to offer. At Q2Q IT we strive to inform our customers of technological solutions that can help expand their businesses, which includes ensuring that you’re working on the right device and benefiting fully from it.

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