Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
NotePRO is the absolute endurance king of all mobile devices, while the Z2 Tablet performs akin to the average Android slate.
The 6000 mAh battery in the Z2 Tablet might sound small for a 10” slate, but the device lasted just shy of the 7-hour mark in our battery test, which is a pretty good result. The NotePRO, however, with its gigantic 9500 mAh unit is the absolute champion of all devices we've tested so far, pushing very close to the 9-hour mark even, so if you are looking for the utmost tablet endurance, this is it.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
With the 12” NotePRO, Samsung created a niche productivity-oriented pad, while Sony's slate is exactly what a media and web consumption device should be – an extremely thin and light tablet, with the waterproof certification added for extra measure.
Both tablets feature high resolution displays and fast processors, but after you've lugged around the NotePRO, you'd think twice whether to pay its significant price premium - $700 vs $500 – over the Z2 Tablet. It offers more productivity options than the Sony tablet, thanks to features like the Multi Window mode, and the S Pen stylus, plus a much longer battery life.
The minute you grab the thinnest, lightest 10” tablet out there, however, most other slates in the Android world starts to pale, including a certain huge and expensive 12-incher.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 - Battery and Conclusion