x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Best tablet of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

Best tablet of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards

Best tablet of MWC 2014: PhoneArena awards
Sony didn't have anyone to beat with the new Xperia Z2 Tablet, but itself. After releasing the world's thinnest, lightest 10" slate last year with the Tablet Z, at the MWC 2014 expo it surprised us once again with another slim boomerang, that takes those same superlatives away from its predecessor. Moreover, Sony managed to still keep the tablet waterproof, and with IP58 certification at that, meaning you can watch movies in the bathtub with no worries again.

Clocking in at the breathtaking just 0.25" (6.4mm) girth, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is also the lightest of them 10" slates, weighing only 15 ounces (426g) for the Wi-Fi model, and 15.5 ounces (439g) for LTE/3G model. For comparison, the Tablet Z is 6.9mm thin, and weighs 17.46 oz (495 g), while the venerable iPad Air is 7.5 mm, and with 16.86 oz (478 g) of weight, respectively, with a tad smaller display.

Sony's new fashion model is powered by the fast 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, which is a vast improvement over the measly Snapdragon S4 Pro, that last year's Tablet Z shipped with. The Xperia Z2 Tablet also comes with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory, expandable via a microSD slot. This processor will be just a step below Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 805, which won't be in devices before the summer, which will ensure the Z2 Tablet relevancy in the silicon department, at least until next year's edition.

With all those combined, and four S-Force Surround Sound speakers added on the world's thinnest tablet, it was an easy pick for us to pronounce the new Xperia slate "Best Tablet of MWC 2014", and we can't wait to put it through the review paces.

  • Options

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:33 3

1. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Were there any other choices?

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 09:42

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Nope not really lol. Something from Huawei maybe.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:56

5. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

Huawie mediapad X1 is stunning, only thing PA didnt bothered to counted it as a tablet niether a phone... may be if PA will talk something about phablet then may be they will award it

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 13:11

6. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Oh yeah the x1 - how could i forget, i added it to my wanted list when it was listed on pa. I agree the x1 looks gorgeous

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:05 1

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Geez that tablet is too sexy, just too much.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 10:18 7

4. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 - the best of MWC 2014.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 13:48

7. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Wow. PA got one right.
Hold me. I might faint

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 21:21

8. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

Happy sony fans?

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 09:24

9. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

Haha PA is trying to catch up from their mistake fort the best phone !!


Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories