Poll results: Which tablet would you get - Tab S2, Air 2, or Xperia Z4?99+
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.