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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Remove phone

Posted: 01 Apr 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, U.S. Cellular
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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.4.2) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.4) 
Dimensions9.58 x 6.94 x 0.31 inches (243.4 x 176.4 x 7.95 mm)10.47 x 6.77 x 0.25 inches (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm) 
Weight17.18 oz (487 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
15.49 oz (439 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1920 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.

149 ppi224 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels8.1 megapixels 
FeaturesGeo taggingAutofocus, 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 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Features High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2.2 megapixels 
Hardware
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 SnapdragonQualcomm 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, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 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.

1536 MB RAM3072 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage12 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
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)
 
Capacity6800 mAh6000 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersLoudspeakerStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserChromeGoogle Chrome 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (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 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeService lights, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced01 Apr 201424 Feb 2014 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 500 

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