With luxurious designLong battery life and dust / water resistance, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is actually one of the most desirable Android tablet models today.
Combined in a slender body is a powerful Snapdragon 801 processor, a high-quality Full HD screen and battery life "terrible", Xperia Tablet Z has received many compliments from the technology world. But will all these strengths help the Xperia Z2 Tablet against stunned competitors like the iPad Air and Galaxy Note 10.1? Let's come with the reviews LaptopMag To get the most appropriate answer.
Whether you're used to the Z Tablet generation, the Xperia Z2 Tablet's design will still surprise you. While the older generation already has a slim and light body, this year's Z2 Tablet has done even more: the Xperia Z2 Tablet has a thickness of only 6.4 mm and weighs only 439 grams (thick Tablet Z 6.9 mm and weighs 495 grams).
With 9.7-inch screen, iPad Air has a thickness of 7.5 mm and weighs 478 grams. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is too thick and the heaviest of the top 10 tablet models: 7.9 mm thick and 547 grams. Sure, you will notice a very clear difference between the Z2 Tablet and Galaxy Note 10.1.
In addition to the change in weight and thickness, the Z2 Tablet's design has not changed much compared to the tablet launched last year. The body is generally quite square, but the corners and edges have been more rounded, making it easier for users to hold with one hand.
And like Tablet Z, the back of the device has soft texture that feels quite comfortable when holding on the hand but it is easy to stick to fingerprints and other stains. The design language of the Xperia Z2 Tablet has generally gone in a minimalist way: the only two details that stand out from the camera body are the power button and volume control button on the left side of the body.
The edge of the Xperia Z2 Tablet has a microUSB port and a microSD port that allows expansion to 128GB of memory. Both ports are located behind a protective cover. This is an essential element to help prevent dust and water, but these covers can be uncomfortable during use.
Xperia Z2 Tablet continues to be equipped with IP58 waterproof capability. This waterproof tablet can withstand 30 minutes of "diving" at a depth of 1 meter. In actual testing, LaptopMag has dipped the Xperia Z2 Tablet in a water-filled tray for several minutes. As expected, this tablet is completely unharmed.
However, when immersed, the screen of the Xperia Z2 Tablet will not receive touch gestures and is considered to be a "freeze" screen. You can't use the Z2 Tablet to take photos while underwater like Xperia Z2 (which has a physical button to take photos while underwater).
Sony is a company known for its high-quality display products, and the Xperia Z2 Tablet is not out of this tradition. The Triluminous brand 10-inch screen incorporates Sony's X-reality imaging technology, making the Xperia Z2 Tablet display fresh colors without being saturated.
According to Sony's claims, the Xperia Z2 Tablet can display 130% of the sRGB standard color range. The number due LaptopMag Actual test gives similar results: 124.7%. The visibility of the Xperia Z2 Tablet surpasses both Note 10.1 (93%), iPad Air (99%) and an average of 84% of tablet models available on the market.
In the Delta E test that measures the color accuracy (the lower the better, with a score of 0 being the best score possible), Z2 scored an impressive score: 2.6. The top tablet of Sony is only inferior to the iPad Air (1.4) and surpasses both the Note 10.1 (4 points) and the 5-point average.
Watching the trailers of Bears and X-Men: Days Of Future Past films, the vibrant colors and sharp details on the screen of the Xperia Z2 Tablet will surprise you. The editor LaptopMag confirms that both the Beast and the red fur on the hair of Mystique's character are extremely impressive.
The Full HD 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution of the Xperia Z2 Tablet is no longer catching up with competing products. The iPad Air is equipped with a 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina resolution, while the Note 10.1 has a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. However, it should be noted that except for high-resolution photos, there are currently few applications that can take advantage of the 2K resolution on Android.
With an average brightness of 344 nit, the Xperia Z2 Tablet surpassed both the Galaxy Note 10.1 (318 nit) and an average of 334 nit, but could not beat the iPad Air (352 nit).
The Tablet Z generation first puts speakers on both sides of the camera body and can therefore be accidentally covered by the user's hand. On the Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony has overcome this weakness by bringing the speakers to the front. While the volume of the speakers on the Z2 Tablet reaches 82 db, well above the 67 db of the iPad Air and 78 db of the Galaxy Note 10.1, the sound quality of the Xperia Z2 Tablet will not satisfy some users.
When watching videos or listening to music, high-pitched sounds (such as movie or guitar explosions in Bruce Springteen's Glory Days) you are more likely to experience glare, especially at high volume. The bass is too thin, making the Z2 Tablet sound like you're listening to music from a radio in the next room.
Sony says the Z2 Tablet is capable of eliminating environmental noises when making voice or video calls, but this feature is only available on the MDR-NC31EM sold separately for more than VND 1 million.
Xperia Z2 Tablet is installed Android 4.4.2 with Sony's customized interface. You can press and hold your hand on the Home screen, a menu will appear on the right that allows you to add apps, widgets or change the background, including many interesting animations.
Wi-Fi icons, battery percentage and clock are displayed in the upper right corner. When sliding from this corner down, you can access the full menu to customize connections, routing services and screen brightness. You can also customize this menu for quick access to Airplane, NFC and audio modes.
Slide your hand from left to right on the application screen will open a sub-menu that allows you to search for applications, delete or arrange applications according to the criteria: name (alphabetical order), most used or newly installed put. Below the screen is the link to Play Store and Sony Select.
The bottom edge of the screen contains icons for the Back, Home and Recent Apps buttons (recent apps). Pressing the Recent Apps button will not only display the running applications but also turn on a small gray bar at the bottom including Sony's Small Apps applications.
Small Apps toolbar is just above the navigation bar
Small Apps is Sony's answer to Samsung's multitasking feature. Small Apps applications will "float" on the top of the screen, helping to bring many additional features to the Z2 Tablet when you use other applications. You can resize and move Small Apps windows. If you drag them to the bottom, these windows will shrink back to the black tab bar at the bottom of the screen.
Some Small Apps applications by default include remote control applications, web browsers, time measurement applications, computers … Currently, the number of Small Apps applications available on Google Play Store is 87 applications. You can access this list directly via a link on the Small Apps screen. You can also turn on widgets like Gmail, Facebook Status to become Small Apps.
Small Apps applications are quite useful but they are still not equal to Samsung's Multi Window multitasking feature. For example, while you can open two browser windows at the same time on the Z2 Tablet (a main browser window and a Small Apps window, you can't arrange these two windows on either side of the screen. You You can't open two Small Apps windows at the same time, but you can copy the text from the Small Apps browser window and paste it into other applications like Gmail or Facebook.
With the Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM, the Xperia Z2 Tablet has enough power to play top games and run camera apps or watch HD movies smoothly. However, the benchmark test on Z2 didn't give a really stable result.
On Geekbench 3, Z2 Tablet gave a score of 2,685, almost equal to the iPad Air (2,694) and not much higher than the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2,516). All of the top 3 tablet models easily surpassed the market average of 2,074.
In the Unlimited Ice Storm test, the Z2 Tablet scored 18,935, more than twice the average of 8,846 and easily surpassed both the iPad Air (14,850) and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (13,539). The 10-inch tablet of Sony only takes 18 seconds to complete the N.O.V.A 3 game, 1 second slower than the average and on par with the Note 10.1. iPad Air only takes 6 seconds to launch this game.
LaptopMag has edited video with Vidtrim on Z2. The ultra-thin tablet of Sony takes up to 5 minutes 49 seconds to convert a 1080p video of 203MB into 480p resolution. The Galaxy Note 10.1 only took 4 minutes 11 seconds to complete the test, while the market average was 11 minutes 59 seconds.
Like other Android products, Sony has equipped the Xperia Z2 Tablet with many self-developed applications. SocialLife application will aggregate news like Flipboard from news sites and from some social network sources, such as Facebook.
The Walkman application will play the music available on your Z2 Tablet, from the Music Unlimited service and even from devices stored on the same computer network. When connecting a storage device to a Wi-Fi network in use, this application automatically recognizes your music files. The Movies app for videos also has the same features as the Walkman application. The Album application allows you to view all the image files stored on memory, both on Picasa, Facebook and on network storage devices.
The PlayStation app on the Xperia Z2 Tablet allows you to connect to PS4 and PlayStation Network. Through this application, you can check in with your friends on PS Network and even buy and download games to your PS4.
While the Xperia Z2 Tablet still has Google's Play Store app market installed, Sony has also installed Sony's Sony Select app market and the PlayNow digital content market (ringtone, wallpaper) for Z2 Tablet.
The Xperia Link app lets you turn your tablet into a Wi-Fi hotspot, but unfortunately this app only supports Xperia smartphone products. MobilSystems OfficeSuite7Pro office suite and some other applications such as Sony Reader, SmartConnect, Sketch … are also pre-installed on the Xperia Z2 Tablet.
Overall, Sony installed for Xperia Z2 Tablet a lot of applications. Unfortunately, selecting the application on Z2 is not as useful as the apps that Samsung provides for Note 10.1. Sure, the Note 10.1's optimized apps for stylus will help users work on Samsung's tablet better.
Like the first generation Tablet Z and the Galaxy Note 10.1, the Xperia Z2 Tablet has an infrared port that you can use to control home entertainment systems. With the remote control application, you can control Samsung and Sony TV models and also create complex macro commands to turn off all your devices at the same time. However, the device is still fully optimized as other remote control applications: you cannot assign different buttons to standalone devices, such as assigning volume control buttons to the speakers and assigning buttons transfer channel to TV.
In addition, you can also download the SideView app to watch TV channels and control on GraceNote's original reading interface.
Xperia Z2 Tablet uses the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac. The tablet also supports popular Bluetooth and NFC connections. With NFC, you can share files and data with other devices, and can also stream digital music directly from the Z2 Tablet to NFC-enabled speakers.
The close-up image is slightly pale
The camera parameters of the Xperia Z2 Tablet remain the same from the old generation: the rear camera (Exmor RS sensor) has 8MP resolution while the front camera (Exmor R sensor) has a 2MP resolution.
Photos taken with the back camera have good image quality, but not great. The photos in general have a slightly faded color phenomenon. HDR mode also does not help improve color quality in these cases, even the image still has blur and lost more detail.
Photos with dark tones are even less attractive
The quality of video recorded with the rear camera is also not as good as expected: images with a bit of noise and less lifelike colors.
The Xperia Z2 Tablet's front camera gives color quite accurate. Despite the noise, the Z2's front camera is still more than enough for your video calls.
Sony has preinstalled 7 camera apps on the Xperia Z2 Tablet, and you can also download apps like Vine or Evernote.
Xperia Z2 Tablet has an impressive battery life. In the test measured battery life LaptopMag (surfing via Wi-Fi at screen brightness at 150 nit), the Xperia Z2 Tablet reaches 9 hours 30 minutes, almost 2 hours higher than the average of 7 hours 40 minutes.
In addition, Sony also equips Xperia Z2 Tablet Stamina mode to increase battery life by activating some battery saving features.
– Slim, light design.
– Screen with good brightness, vibrant colors.
– Anti-dust, water.
– Battery life is nearly 10 hours.
– The port blocks are annoying.
– Speaker quality is not high.
Products competing with the Xperia Z2 Tablet all have their own strengths that Sony products do not have. Galaxy Note 10.1 supports a stylus and many unique applications with multitasking capabilities that support very well for working users, while the iPad Air owns a huge iOS app store, including many support applications. High resolution Retina.
But if you need to choose a beautiful and durable Android tablet, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the best choice for you. The slim and light body helps create a great hand-held feel, the bright and brilliant screen of the Z2 Tablet is in the "top" category on the current tablet market, the Z2's water resistance will also help you enjoy it comfortably. Digital content even when … bathing. With some insignificant weaknesses in speaker and camera quality, the Z2 Tablet deserves the No. 1 tablet option for Sony fans at this time.
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