Tablet for Field Surveys

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  1. meyersj

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    I am doing research into tablets for use in a field survey. Personal interviews will be conducted and the responses will be recorded into the tablet. I have listed my requirements below along with some findings from initial research. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Requirements:


    • Ability to connect to 3/4g cell network
    • Battery that will last full day in field
    • Camera
    • GPS receiver

    The requirements are fairly minimal. Most of the tablets I have been looking at have both a camera and GPS receiver so that criteria is probably not as relevant. Also having a high quality image or the fastest processor are not as important as a long battery life.

    The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE was listed as having the longest usage time out of all the other options through Verizon, but another review mentioned its battery life was sub-standard (maybe just compared to ipads?). The other issue was I read that it only works with 4g networks and not anything lower. Is this the only table with this constraint?

    The other tablets that looked interesting were the Tab 2 7.0 from Verizon and the Tab 3 7.0 from AT&T. The Google Nexus 7 is on back order from Verizon for what looks like 2 months.
     

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