If I were to start from scratch I’d buy an LTE MiFi battery router, unlimited SIM and only have different size WiFi devices. The monthly cost is lowest that way and it’s the monthly cost which stacks up.
But this 8.4 arose out of me wanting to travel on certain types of trips just with one device. I bought it in April.
Technically it is a phone, phone chipset, because many cellular services won’t let you put a phone SIM in a tablet chipset, and they charge more for tablets “data line”, this is the same chipset as in their regular sized phone but being less squished they can put in bigger battery and it works out cheaper.
This focus on squeeze as much into a phone size is very expensive and I think phones are good enough and silly expensive.
This 8.4 is paired with a Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch so if I can’t reach for and hold the tablet I just look at wrist.