Poll results: Which tablet would you get - Tab S2, Air 2, or Xperia Z4?

Poll results: Which tablet would you get - Tab S2, Air 2, or Xperia Z4?
Samsung outed the world's thinnest tablets last week, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, each measuring the incredible 5.6mm thin, and weighing just 265g and 389g, respectively. Those two will be competing directly with slates that are a bit thicker, but no less impressive, like Apple's iPad Air 2 and Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Designwise, the trio of tablets looks exquisite, with the Samsung and Apple slates donning a metal body, while Sony keeps things soft and touchy. The Xperia Z4 Tablet has one very important reason not to go the aluminum alloy way, though, as it is IP68-certified for watching movies in the bathtub, while the metal-clad slates can't brag with any extra waterproofing to speak of.

The Xperia Z4 Tablet has a much higher pixel density than the other two, with its 2560x1600 pixels screen. When it comes to the silicon inside, all three are capable warriors, with Apple's desktop-grade A8+ chipset taking the cake from the Exynos 5433 in the Tab S2 and the Snapdragon 810 in the Z4 Tablet, and eating it with much better benchmark scores. Last but not least, Sony claims 17 hours of video-watching on a charge, besting both the iPad Air 2, and the Galaxy Tab S2 when it comes to endurance on a charge. 

Given all those pros and cons for each one of the trio, we wanted to let you decide which one is your favorite, as they are all hitting very similar price points when storage amounts are evened out. It was a heated battle, but the Xperia Z4 Tablet won hands-down as the most preferred slate of our respondents, amassing 43% of the votes, while the other had an equal spread of about 39%. The waterproof chassis, the higher pixel density, and the longest battery life have surely tipped the scales in its favor, it seems, despite the metal build of the other two. 

Which tablet would you get - Galaxy Tab S2, iPad Air 2, or the Xperia Z4 slate?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
28.71%
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
42.71%
Apple iPad Air 2
28.59%

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116 Comments

1. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Really have to give this one to Sony..

27. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah with the breath taking TFT display and the fire power SD 810 brings to the table, Z4 tablet really smokes them all ! Also the very timely update cycle of Sony products is amazing. /s

42. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Ikr there are more sony fanboys than sammy fanboys on this site and sammy always use their latest processor,and that design its VERY original,and sammy never sell overpriced products while sony always sell overpriced products /s

57. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

WTF? How dare people vote for Z4 tablet instead of S2 tablet ? Don't people know S2 is the only tablet worth voting for? How dare you disagree with samsung's fans preference? Whatever samsung fans choose is correct. This vote is already invalidated because S2 or Air 2 didn't win. But you wouldn't see apple fans bitching about it, its our admirable and super intelligent (sarcasm) Samsung fans that will bitch about it because their beloved tablet didn't win. And this time they will use apple's name to say people vote for wrong device.

68. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well my sony product dont have screen issues , battery issues or charging port dying for no reason. plus the waterproofing is of a much better quality. Yeah Samsung sell cheap because the quality of the build is cheap and the quality assurance ppl need glasses.

52. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No, I disagree with you. The Tab S2 has an AMOLED display which over saturates the colors which is so eye-catching, it really smokes all the competitors. We all like over saturation colors. /s

58. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Displaymate ranked Tab S' display 2nd best for its colour accuracy in a comparison which included Note 4, iPad Air 2, iP 6+, Surface Pro 3 and Amazon Kindle (FYI, Note 4 won). For tab S they also said, 'The Color Accuracy for the Basic screen mode is an Excellent 2.1 JNCD, the most color accurate display that we have ever measured for a Smartphone or Tablet'- Displaymate. 'We have to say we are pleasantly surprised by the “basic” display mode, which enables the screen to produce almost spot-on accurate colors' - Phonearena. Need more ? I can even quote AnandTech if you need...

70. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I want the better GPU ( Adreno 430 ) I want the waterproofing. I want the quality of build of Sony product. I want to use it as a second screen for my PS4 so i can continue my games even if i go out of my house for barbecue. Screen? Well ppl are using various screen for years and did not die you know sure Amoled is nice and all but its not a deal breaker as all the device you just named have great screen thats are more than enuf. Stop been a fanboy.

63. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

You've already seen the Tab S2?...we get that you don't like Samsung..but don't spurt out blatant lies

73. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It's not a "blatant lie", previous Samsung iteration with AMOLED display already proved that it produces over saturated colors. Please don't play the "we get that you don't like Samsung" game please, cuz no one gives a s**t.

87. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

"previous Samsung iteration".....case closed

94. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....if by previous you mean 2014 models then yes. Since Galaxy S5 Samsung has almost perfected the color accuracy. On occasions it even beats the LCD. But then again you don't look at facts.That's why you ignored post #58 and started abusing as your defense mechanism.

98. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Why are you so damn butthurt Sony won? Its not going to correlate to better sales, so you can relax.

64. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

89. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Didn't know that. Nice

107. ogee4life

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

Did they compare it with the Sony tablet? hope you know all these measurements are subjective cause there's no benchmark or accredited top notch site or tech company. Displaymate like many other tech sources have different rankings, display mate right now seem to be samsung fans cause they rate every single Samsung number one so nothing surprises me with them any more. All that won't help sales that's for sure, consumers are alot wiser now.

108. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

where is Z4 Tablet??? ...displaymate samsung paid

113. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yay, now they just have to work on their build quality and software

53. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Exactly what I thought. But some blind fanboys will never learn like those 2 morons in the comments below

67. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Nice Fanboyism. Xperia Z4 use a IPS display you idiot. SD 810 work flawlessly on tablet size device in fact its destroy the Exynos found in your beloved S6. Update cycle? Why i got lolippop on my Z1 way before similar Samsung or HTC device got it? Freaking moronic fanboy.

91. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Before calling someone an idiot, it helps to know what you're talking about. He said TFT and an IPS is also a (type of) TFT display.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film-transistor_liquid-crystal_display

93. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

As if everything about the S2 and the Air 2 is perfect. (,--)

105. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Neither of them are, but the way he commented made it seem that he's really offended that people chose and thumbed-up a tablet that's not branded as his fav company.

103. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I'm surprised that a Samsung fan thinks that the 810 overheat tablets.

104. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

TFT IPS* display. Let's remind the users about what you had to say about the Tab S2: "LOL....Did I read that right ? Exynos 5433 ?! You f**ked up, Samsung ! For a 2k display, games are really gonna struggle on that." I think that reason is enough to pick the Z4 tablet over the Tab S2.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I'm surprised the Tab S2 even got that many votes but yes the Xperia Z4 tablet is the only Android tablet worth looking at right now.

7. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I'm not, the AMOLED panel is still unique at that size (except for the S1, but that one is a lot slower) and hardware not much slower than the Z4. If you don't care for AMOLED, the Z4 is a no brainer, but if you do...

22. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I had the original Tab S 8.4 and my only issue with it was the performance. I absolutely love the amoled screen hence why I'm disappointed by Samsung's decision to switch to the 4:3 like aspect ratio. I got the Tab S specifically for the widescreen AMOLED display,and I was really looking forward to a design and performance upgrade to compliment the widescreen viewing experience.

32. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I agree with you. In a way, the strengths of AMOLED shine the most when watching movies or pictures. For movies, the 4:3 ratio introduces a lot larger black bars, thus a much smaller video size and less usable resolution. And even for pictures, 4:3 is making less and less sense, because many of the current Samsung phones shoot in 16:9 and more and more cameras in 3:2, which still means black borders on 4:3. For reading web pages, 4:3 can be more helpful, but AMOLED is less efficient with web content anyway (more white). I would feel that they could transform the LCD tablet lines to 4:3 and leave the S line for 16:9 or 16:10.

71. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So its not widescreen? lol what crap.. Samsung wanabe apple again.

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