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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Featured in Best Tablets

Announced
Feb 24, 2014
Market status
Released
Release date
Mar 29, 2014

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8.1 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • Supports special active stylus for input
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The Xperia Tablet Z is still one of the most highly coveted Android tablets in its class. It is only natural to have high expectations about its successor. Then again, the Xperia Tablet Z was so complete that it didn't leave that much room for improvement over a year. This isn't to say it didn't have any weak spots. For example, the Xpera Tablet Z2's 10.1-inch display has been reworked for the better. It offers better color reproduction and viewing angles compared to the Xperia Tablet Z1. Colors retain their consistency and distortion has been eliminated. On top of that, the Xpera Tablet Z2 manages to shave off some weight and thickness, while growing some additional muscle with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM. Everything else is largely the same. The design, the 6000mAh battery and the 2.2MP front/8MP rear cameras have all been preserved from last year. Although not innovative, the Xperia Tablet Z2 is durable, slick, and a great high-end slate overall.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.47 x 6.77 x 0.25 inches (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 15.49 oz (439 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 58

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 224 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8.1 megapixels
    • Features:
      • PopupAutofocus, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Self-timer, Voice activation
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Stand-by time:
    • 51.7 days (1240 hours)
      the average is 32 days (763 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 50.0 days (1200 hours)
      the average is 50 days (1200 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 50.0 days (1200 hours)
      the average is 50 days (1200 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 6000 mAh

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2014

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 500

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony SGP521


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi

(Wi-Fi only)
Differences:
  • Weight:
    • 15.03 oz (426 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8074

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP541

(3G only)
Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP551


Differences:
  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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