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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

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Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

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Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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The Xperia Tablet Z is still one of the most highly coveted Android tablets in its class. It is only natural to have high expectations about its successor. Then again, the Xperia Tablet Z was so complete that it didn't leave that much room for improvement over a year. This isn't to say it didn't have any weak spots. For example, the Xpera Tablet Z2's 10.1-inch display has been reworked for the better. It offers better color reproduction and viewing angles compared to the Xperia Tablet Z1. Colors retain their consistency and distortion has been eliminated. On top of that, the Xpera Tablet Z2 manages to shave off some weight and thickness, while growing some additional muscle with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM. Everything else is largely the same. The design, the 6000mAh battery and the 2.2MP front/8MP rear cameras have all been preserved from last year. Although not innovative, the Xperia Tablet Z2 is durable, slick, and a great high-end slate overall.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 10.47 x 6.77 x 0.25 inches (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 15.49 oz (439 g)
      the average is 15.6 oz (445 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 58
  • Features:
    • Stylus
  • Colors:
    • Black, White
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4)

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 224 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 64.68 %
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8.1 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8074
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 6000 mAh
  • Stand-by time:
    • 51.7 days (1240 hours)
      the average is 13 days (300 h)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 50.0 days (1200 hours)
      the average is 0 days (0 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 50.0 days (1200 hours)
      the average is 0 days (0 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 188.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 13.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Dual speakers

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2014

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 500

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony SGP521


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 15.03 oz (426 g)
      the average is 15.6 oz (445 g)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP541 (3G only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Colors:
    • Black
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP551

Differences from the main variant:

  • Colors:
    • Black
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 5, 8, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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