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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Tablets in Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 9, 2015 2:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sony

This is a quick wrap up on the Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet, if you didn't want to go into the multi-page review above.

 

What's Hot

 

Great Performance: The Xperia Z2 Tablet did not slow down at all for all of my testing; I could throw 1080p movies at it, play games on it, surf the Internet, watch YouTube videos or scroll through my Facebook feed. The Xperia Z2 Tablet just laughed, and took it all in its stride.

 

Excellent Battery Life: I was very surprised at the battery life of the Xperia Z2 Tablet, where I could almost fly from Australia to the US and enjoy a single charge while watching movies. Of course, I would always recommend carrying a portable battery just in case.

 

Sturdy Construction & Build Quality: Sony is known for great quality devices, with the Xperia Z2 Tablet being one of them. It feels like it is worth the money you've splashed out on it, and some.

 

 

Waterproof!: Another Sony feature: waterproof and dustproofing. You don't need to worry about accidentally spilling or dropping water on the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Sure, you might not ever do that, but at least if you do - Sony has you covered.

 

Expandable Storage: Expandable storage is something disappearing from Samsung's lineup, but Sony has your 128GB back with the Xperia Z2 Tablet.

 

What's Not

 

Needs QHD Resolution: The new Xperia Tablet Z4 from Sony features a big and sure-to-be beautiful 2560x1600 display, which is something this needs. But, this is an older model from Sony now.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

The Xperia Tablet Z4 is out now, but we aren't going to say no to Sony to review an older device. I've had this for a few months now and I would still recommend it, and have recommended it to quite a few friends, who were in the market for a new slate.

 

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Even though it's an older model now, it's like buying a generation ago iPad. The latest models don't make the older models any worse, as it knocks the price down. Sony still has a great slate in the Xperia Z2 Tablet, something that is worth every single dollar.

 

From the generous 1080p display, to the even more generous battery life, Sony has it all. Waterproofing, a great camera (just in case), a microSD card slot (go Sony!), and so much more. All of this in a device which just oozes class and quality.

 

Sony is slowly but surely moving away from the mobile market, and this upsets me. I'm such a big fan of the Japanese giant and their Xperia line, which continues to get better and better with each release. It disappoints me that we're seeing Sony remove itself from the mobile market so they can better serve the PlayStation business, and their camera sensor business.

 

The Xperia Z2 Tablet is one of the better tablets on the market, so if you're in the market for a new slate, Sony's lineup needs to be in your to-do list.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance90%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features80%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating88%

The Bottom Line: Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet is incredibly thin and powerful, and is a great travel companion. Mix that with the waterproof feature, and you have a great contender for your money.

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