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

Which tablet would you get - Galaxy Tab S2, iPad Air 2, or the Xperia Z4 slate?
Samsung outed the world's thinnest tablets this 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. Not only that, but Sony has equipped it with one of its power-sipping, yet ultrabright panels, making the display on the Xperia tablet the best of the bunch in these two important aspects. 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. Samsung and Sony are more generous with their internal storage allotments, plus they offer microSD slots for expansion.

Last but not least, Sony claims 17 hours of video-watching on a charge, and, considering what it does with its phones now, consistently placing them in our top battery life ranks, we'd wager to bet that the Z4 Tablet bests 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, given that they are all hitting very similar price points when storage amounts are evened out. Take your pick in the poll, and argue your choice in the comments.

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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Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
  • Display 9.7 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5870 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    5.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8X, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 7340 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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