Sony Xperia Z2 tablet review: Thinner and lighter than ipad
After launching Xperia Tablet Z last year, Sony now launched new tabled Xperia Tablet Z2. Sony has refreshed its flagship with a waterproof design that is just a hair thinner than the last model.
It is also just slightly thinner and lighter than Apple’s iPad Air.
Packed with the high-resolution screen and huge battery life, the Z2 Tablet is the best Android tablets that you can buy today.
The tablet price starts at $499.99 for the 16 GB model. You can also pre-order it now and it will hit store shelves on May 4.
Sony’s smartphone Measuring is 10.4 x 6.7 x 0.25 inches and weight is less than a pound (0.95 lbs), it’s the only tablet of this size that is thinner and lighter than Apple’s iPad Air.
It don’t feel as smooth or premium as the iPad Air does, which features an all-aluminum body. But the design is still attractive and those seeking a sleek Android tablet will not be disappointed.
Sony is providing the tablet in both 16 GB ($499) and 32 GB ($599) configurations and the 16 GB version will be available in black and white colour. The higher model will only be available in black.
Sony has packed its tablet with some premium components on the inside, meaning it should be able to handle most of computing tasks you throw at it. Xperia runs on a ‘2.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor’, which is the company’s newest chip and features an 8-MegaPixel Rear Camera. There is also 3GB of RAM on inside and a full HD 1080p 10.1-inch display.
The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet has a 6,000 mAh battery which lasted for a long time on a single charge. After several days of mixed using, which included browsing the Web through Chrome, playing casual games and streaming HD video clips, the battery had only dropped down to about 30 percent.
The Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z is IP55/58 certified, meaning that it is dust proof and can handle getting wet with-out breaking down. You cannot use components like the camera or the display while the tablet is submerged, like you can do with devices like the Xperia Z1s smartphone.
The IP55/58 certification means that tablet can endure submersion upto about five feet for 30 minutes and can be sprayed with low pressure jets of water from all directions as long as ports are firmly sealed.
To test this thing, I stuck my tablet in the shower with its all ports covered. Sure enough, that the tablet worked just fine even while the screen was wet. Tablet operated just like it normally do without any noticeable lag.
Overall, the Sony’sxXperia Z2 is a great choice for those in the market for a premium Android tablet, especially since there is not much choice in 10-inch tablet department for Android fans.