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Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Apple iPad 4

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Remove phone

Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPad 4 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.2)iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6) 
Dimensions10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inches (266 x 172 x 6.9 mm)9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches (241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm) 
Weight17.46 oz (495 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
23.35 oz (662 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 57  
Display
Physical size10.1 inches9.7 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels2048 x 1536 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 ppi264 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 sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Oleophobic coating 
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixels1.2 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 Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Apple A6X 
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, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1400 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 320PowerVR SGX 554 
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.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB128 GB 
Maximum User Storage11.6 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Stand-by time51.2 days (1230 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
  
Stand-by time (3G)52.9 days (1270 hours)
the average is 50 days (1200 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)50.4 days (1210 hours)
the average is 50 days (1200 h)
  
Capacity6000 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Safari 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, 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, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage deviceUSB Host 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneSilent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced20 Jan 201323 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter 
MSRP price $ 799 

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