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Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Microsoft Surface RT

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 9

Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 8.5
Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.2)Windows (RT) 
Dimensions10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inches (266 x 172 x 6.9 mm)10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm) 
Weight17.46 oz (495 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 57  
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels1366 x 768 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 ppi148 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.

TFT  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels1 megapixel 
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-timer  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Video calling 
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixelsYes 
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 APQ8064NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 
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, KraitQuad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 320ULP GeForce @ 520MHz 
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 RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage11.6 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Stand-by time51.2 days (1230 hours)
the average is 29 days (692 h)
  
Stand-by time (3G)52.9 days (1270 hours)
the average is 45 days (1085 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, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) 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, GPRS  
Micro SIMYes  
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  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBFull-size USB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIvia microUSBMicro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced20 Jan 201318 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 500 

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