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.

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Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Were there any other choices?

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nope not really lol. Something from Huawei maybe.

5. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 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

6. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Geez that tablet is too sexy, just too much.

4. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 - the best of MWC 2014.

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

8. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Happy sony fans?

9. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

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

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