Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet gets dropped, scratched and shot at

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet gets dropped, scratched and shot at
So just how good is the build quality of the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet? Separate videos show the slate getting tortured with a couple of drops onto a hard wood floor, scratched up on the front and back of the tablet by sharp, pointy objects, and shot at by an air gun. How well did the tablet hold up? We will get to that soon.

First, we should take some time to go through the specs. The Xperia Z4 Tablet carries a 10.1-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1600 x 2560. That works out to a pixel density of 299ppi. Under the hood is a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC containing an octa-core 2GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. Those requiring more memory can use the 128GB capacity microSD slot that comes with the tablet. An 8.1MP camera adorns the back of the unit while a 5MP snapper graces the front of the slate. A 6000mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 5.0 is pre-installed.

As for the torture tests, the Xperia Z4 Tablet was undamaged by the first drop which had the tablet land right on the screen. The second drop saw the device land on its side with the same results. The front scratch test also worked out pretty good for the Xperia Z4 Tablet as the screen had nary a mark. But the back of the device caved in to scratches made by a coin and some other sharp object. Even spraying the tablet with some sort of "scratch-remover" failed to rid the slate of the marks.

The last two clips show the Xperia Z4 Tablet taking it on the chin after being shot by an air gun. Considering that this is something that you normally wouldn't expect to see happen to your tablet on an average day, we can pretty much ignore the results of those two videos. Overall, the tablet held up pretty well, especially when dropped. Just keep your Xperia Z4 Tablet away from air guns and it should have a long, healthy life.

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source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 5.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh(34h 3G talk time)



1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If they play a game on it, they can watch it catch on fire too! I was going to buy one of these Xperia Z4 tablets to replace my Xperia Tablet S. But no Tegra no tablet for me. my Xperia Tablet S have a Tegra 3, still doesn't miss a beat, never really gets warm either, I've played the Bard's Tale - 7 hours straight with a Bluetooth controller, got a little warm on the back not even uncomfortable. my Nexus 9, although I have problems with its build quality, has been working perfectly.

6. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

If im correct the z4 tablet has not got such issues. As it's a tablet it has vetter cooling. The z2t was also a perfect tablet had no issues with it. A tablet s is pretty old and im wondering if you could still play all the heavy games on it that thebplay store offers?

11. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Modern combat 5 is compatible with it, so it looks like some of the heavier games are still available, although I play most my games on an Nvidia shield now

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I'm not defending QC or something. But let me explain something nobody here understands. When a chipmaker makes a chip, they say the chip will work fine IF you have "this" kind of cooling on it. They say, the choice is to the manufacturer if they put the chip in it. The 810 is super powerful, the problem is that almost no phone can cool down the v1 of it. Samsung chose their own exynos because the s6 would melt with the 810, and the 808 wasn't a worthy upgrade (their exynos is better). Every phone manufacturer demands a new chip from qc even if qc says that it isn't ready for phones (820 because smaller chip). But what can I say, the average IQ here on phonearena is potato

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Part of designing a chip is keeping its thermal limits within cooling capacity of the devices you will be putting it in. the 810's have an overheating problem, that's a fact.

12. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

what do you want to say, QC is asking manufacturers to use water cooling to keep it "normal"!? or they need to put ventilators in phones? you know all of this manufacturers used SD and before 810, and there was no so much problems like now. did they ALL forget how to make phones, or QC did not set up their chip nice!? MTK, Intel, Sammy...they all have SoCs that use processor speeds higher then 2MHz, and only the one from QC is overheating. problem is at their CoC, not at manufacturers.

13. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Yes they use 16nm 14nm chips, not as big as the qc one. Qc and manufacturers are both at fault. Better take the 808 or Exynos

2. waddup121 unregistered

Might as well take a dump on it too.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

In Soviet Russia , Tablet shoots you

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

or at least used to shoot something at you, launch a missile into your town, or detonate an explosive

5. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

I'm be getting one

7. calim

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Front is Dragontrail and back is Gorilla Glass. Seems like they should've chosen Dragontrail for both, but I guess it's a cost effectiveness thing since the back is less important.

9. unregistered

What is the lesson to learn from this?

14. droidmanX

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

Sony xperia Z4 tablet .. perfect 10 inch tablet .. read one of the article which states an SOT of 19 hours .. ..mind blowling really.. Sony has yet another winner in tablets section.. I thought Sony xperia Z3TC SGP 621 LTE version was great. But this Z4 is on another level completely. This will be my first 10 inch tablet. Can't wait to get one.

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