Weird, standard jacket sized pockets work fine for my original Kindle Fire but anything bigger would not stand a chance.
The whole "blown up phone" app thing is very 2012. Not an issue these days as most apps for Android have HD versions and look fine.
My iPad 2 mostly gets used for casual gaming with my wife and bit of web surfing. It's in that awkward in between place where it is too big to easily take with me everywhere and not capable enough to want to. It's a good laptop substitute about 70% of the time but I can't manage to live with just it if I want to be fully productive on line.