TODAY TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES ARE EQUIVALENT ..
SO LETS TAKE A LOOK ON PEOPLE'S POLL TO SEE WHETHER THEY PREFER TABLET OR SMARTPHONE
Tough call, so let's look at the con side from my side. Tablets ( except some Apple) don't have cellular data, can be ' off balance ' from the difference between battery and board driving the screen ( eBay A23 tablets anyone?). I have had issues with the power button getting crushed and not working ( heat/replace fix).
Cell phones have lower battery life, smaller screens, ' issues ' reading and writing to NTFS USB drives.
Now the things that I like on both, Bluetooth standard. Screen rotation already turned on. USB master mode ( can plug in thumb drive) and some utilities in the appropriate app store ( FREE ) for all kinds of mischief.
The real question is, what do you want it to be doing for you?
With the advancements with tablets, tablets are comparable to even computers, more specifically laptops.
I have seen some pretty awesome specifications with some tablets, that would make some of them better than even my laptop in some cases.
Although both of these are meant for portability as well, so most people will prefer a smartphone over a tablet, considering it is more portable.