Performance is something that Sony has always done well, with the Xperia Z2 Tablet never slowing down, ever. I have used it for quite a while now, on numerous overseas trips, in hotel rooms, and everywhere in between. No amount of use has slowed it down.
Although, performance isn't everything - as the best specifications don't always mean that you're going to get a great performing device. Sony's software is something that lends a very big hand to this as it isn't very intrusive. It doesn't suck up precious resources, either.
Playing back 1080p content on the Xperia Z2 Tablet was great, which is what I used it for mostly. 1080p movies and 720p TV episodes, where I had plenty of battery life which we'll get to in just a minute.
Does Anyone Use the Camera on a Tablet?
Most people don't, but we still snapped some photos on our Xperia Z2 Tablet to give you an idea of what to expect from the rear-facing camera is on Sony's slate. Here they are, uncompressed.
I flew from Australia to the United States three times with the Xperia Z2 Tablet, and each time it was my most-used companion. My smartphone is useless as the plane is in the air, but my tablet is my BFF as soon as the plane takes off.
Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet was giving me around 10-12 hours of battery life on maximum brightness, so I tested it on my trip from Adelaide to Auckland, and then Auckland to San Francisco. There's around 18-20 hours of total flight time for these two connecting flights, so I used the Xperia Z2 Tablet at maximum brightness for most of the trip, and knocked it down to 60% for the remaining time.
I was able to get most of the way to the US on the single charge, only needing to top it up to get another 2-3 hours out of it. Total, I was surprised to get 12 hours out of it, and I could've squeezed more if I used Sony's built-in power saving technology. Screen brightness is the big killer here, so you could always tweak it to 50-60% and have an entire day out of it if you sparred it enough.
Sony's slate swings pretty damn high in Basemark X, barely losing out to the Z2 smartphone and Galaxy S5 from Samsung.
3DMark performance is about what I expected, sitting up with the best in the industry.
Apple really dominates GFXBench 3.0, but the Tablet Z2 sits close to the Z2 smartphone and Galaxy S5 from Samsung.
Once again, we have the Xperia Z2 Tablet keeping up with the best, only losing out to the Galaxy S5 by 20 points, and the Z2 smartphone by 70.
In our last test, the Xperia Z2 Tablet manages to keep up with all of our flagship devices.
PRICING: You can find the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet retails for $499.90 at Amazon.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Valve wants to use your brain as a controller
- Two new Nintendo Switch models to release around summer 2019
- Mortal Kombat 11: Noob Saibot/Shang Tsung added to roster
- Apple's TV service charges $9.99ea for HBO, Showtime, Starz
- Unlock Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC framerate with this mod
- ASrock X99 Extreme4 - adding NVMe SSD
- Global web designing
- Do anyone can help in converting Outlook PST Files into EML format
- Icy Dock flexiDock MB524SP-B Review - 4x 2.5" SATA, 5.25 Bay
- Icy Dock flexiDock MB795SP-B Review - 3.5" & 2.5" Single Bay
- Numskull Designs proudly reveals: Official Mortal Kombat Klassic merchandise
- Akuto: Showdown - fast-paced arena brawler game with swords and guns
- Creative Destruction and Transformers' Bumblebee Team Up for In-Game Event Arriving March 28
- Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko's Hysteric Birthday Bash Invites You to Celebrate When it Releases April 10 on PC
- PUBG Mobile Reveals Its 2019 eSports Plans Which Will Feature A Prize Pool of $2.5 million USD