Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Announced:
Feb 24, 2014
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 29, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Announced: Feb 24, 2014
Market status: Released
Release date: Mar 29, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

10.1 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels

Pixel density:

224 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

64.68 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Front:

2.2 megapixels

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 17.2 oz (493 g)

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 58

Features:

Stylus

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8074

Processor:

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU:

Adreno 330

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4)

Battery

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Capacity:

6000 mAh

Stand-by time:

51.7 days (1240 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 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

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

SIM type:

Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Notification light, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, RDS

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 500

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 17.2 oz (493 g)

System chip:

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

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

Description

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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