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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

NotePRO is the absolute endurance king of all mobile devices, while the Z2 Tablet performs akin to the average Android slate.

The 6000 mAh battery in the Z2 Tablet might sound small for a 10” slate, but the device lasted just shy of the 7-hour mark in our battery test, which is a pretty good result. The NotePRO, however, with its gigantic 9500 mAh unit is the absolute champion of all devices we've tested so far, pushing very close to the 9-hour mark even, so if you are looking for the utmost tablet endurance, this is it.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

Higher is better
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
6h 54 min (Average)
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
8h 58 min (Excellent)
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With the 12” NotePRO, Samsung created a niche productivity-oriented pad, while Sony's slate is exactly what a media and web consumption device should be – an extremely thin and light tablet, with the waterproof certification added for extra measure.

Both tablets feature high resolution displays and fast processors, but after you've lugged around the NotePRO, you'd think twice whether to pay its significant price premium - $700 vs $500 – over the Z2 Tablet. It offers more productivity options than the Sony tablet, thanks to features like the Multi Window mode, and the S Pen stylus, plus a much longer battery life.

The minute you grab the thinnest, lightest 10” tablet out there, however, most other slates in the Android world starts to pale, including a certain huge and expensive 12-incher.


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posted on 01 Apr 2014, 09:16 4

1. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

Those two beast are ahead of the competetion.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 09:25 5

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Looks like Sony is really shaping up in 2014 to give Samsung a run for their money!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 10:21 3

3. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)

Both are really good, but, Sony is beautifull and really handy...I'll replace my netbook with Tablet Z2 and BKC50 Bluetooh keyboard and case.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 10:44 4

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Sammy, asus and microsoft think that tablets are laptop replacements and making them more functional and productive. Lol Tablets are actually meant(by apple's logic that i believe) as entertainment device and for user experience. Imo tablets will never replace laptops for me. So i think tablets(ipads, kindles, nexus, xperias) are better where they are.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 16:37

11. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

it could happen as tablets get better and better.
in the beginning i didn't think a phone could replace my laptop for work. but with the z ultra i almost never use the laptop anymore. i can make/edit contracts and print them with the printer. make pictures and edit them to show what happened etc.
tablets like the vaio tab are also really attractive as they are light and have a keyboard and its basicly a average pc in terms of speed.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 11:46

5. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

ahh ... I wish I could afford the 12.2 Note ... It's breathtaking .. but I'm sure it's somewhere around 1000$ which is crazy ..so something like an ipad mini 2 or maybe a Tab 4 .. is more suited for my budget :/ ... too bad as this 12.2 Note is the best thing anyone can own :/

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 12:19 4

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

NotePRO kills this without a doubt. There's really no comparison.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:07

7. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Blah aha amaz what?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 16:35 2

8. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Too bad people will ignore it and buy z2 tablet or other sammy tablet in a proper price

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 23:55

9. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

You can suck your beloved Note PRO and break your arm in the process while i slumber in my bathub with my sexy Z2 Tablet. 12.2 inch for a Android tablet is way to big. Honey, add a little more and you can get decent ultrabook.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 03:35

12. royalsovereign (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Mar 2014)

You're are,the centurie's joke,,no doubt about it, and z2 tablet is absolutely better,,

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 03:59

10. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

I have note pro but z2 is also strongly attracting me. Cool devices

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