Sony Xperia Tablet Z2

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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: A top-tier slate with a familiar face

Summary

Not only is the Tablet Z2 the thinnest and lightest tab Sony has ever made, but also it's far and away the best. It's trim design and strong spec sheet makes it a strong competitor against similarly sized tabs from Sony's arch-rival, Samsung.

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Pros
  • Incredibly thin andwaterproof, too
  • Snappy performance
  • Sony's Android UI is thoughtful and lightweight
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • Glossy screen
  • Middling speakers
  • Both cameras are underwhelming
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: A top-tier slate with a familiar face

Oh, Sony. Its earliest Android tablet efforts were a little odd (and that's putting it politely), but the company eventually managed to get its act together. Last year's Xperia Tablet Z? Easily the finest Android slate that Sony's ever made. When it came time to craft an upgrade, though, Sony was faced with a choice: Should it try to push the envelope in a different direction? Or simply stay the course and apply a healthy dose of polish to an already-good device?

Needless to say, it chose the latter. The new Xperia Z2 Tablet looks strikingly similar to its predecessor, albeit with a swapped-out set of components under the hood. The strange sense of drama that comes with a new product seems absent here. In a cynical age when new devices can fly or flop based on spectacle alone, Sony played it safe. It iterated. But is that such a bad thing? Is "iterating" really as yucky a word as we've all been led to believe? Let's find out.

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Scores

Engadget

84
 

Breakdown

Durability
8.2
Display
8.3
Portability (size / weight)
9.6
Features
8.2
Storage capacity
8.0
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Specs

Xperia Tablet

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
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Specs

Xperia Tablet

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
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