Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP511 / SGP512 / SGP521)
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3 December 2014
Summary: The Sony Xperia Z2 houses powerful hardware and sleek software. The device is very thin and lightweight, lending itself well to portability. The cameras are adequate, but suffer somewhat in comparison to the best tablets, especially with the lack of a flash option. The Xperia Z2 is an excellent tablet that, except for a couple small drawbacks, leads the Android tablet market in performance and portability.
Pros: This tablet has a powerful processor and a beautiful display.
Summary: Sony has impressed us again with its latest take on the tablet, and has created what could be one of the best slates to guzzle down media on. Its waterproof skills are still a treat, and as it’s lighter than the iPad Air, you won’t even notice it in your bag - and that’s what you want from something to kick back with when you have some downtime, wherever you are.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Ridiculously Slim and Powerful Android Tablet
24 July 2014
Excerpt: We review the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet! Sony wowed everyone when they unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z with its almost impossibly thin body, great design and awesome hardware. That’s probably the reason why the company opted to go with the same general design with its successor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet, injecting a few refinements to the design along with the ...
Conclusion: The Xperia Z2 Tablet is not perfect, but it’s a winner. Its $500 price tag is steep for an Android tablet, but this time around Sony is a step above most devices out there. When your biggest rival is the iPad, you’re on the right track. The Z2 matches or bests every Android tablet out there.
Pros: Incredibly thin and light, Vibrant, high-resolution screen, Comfortable to hold, Powerful processor & specs, MicroSD for more storage, Water and dust resistant
Cons: Lacks tablet app selection of iPad, Rear camera does not impress, A few of Sony’s UI modifications are clunky, Must remove waterproof cover to access Micro USB, $500 is expensive for an Android tablet, So thin that you can flex it in your hands
Conclusion: The best way to define the Xperia Z2 is that it smoothens the rough edges on the Xperia Z1. It’s by no means a revolutionary product but with 6-month product cycles, Sony never intended it to be one. But what a good job has Sony done fine-tuning a product that started its journey with the original Xperia Z. The Sony Xperia Z2 has everything that defines a flagship product and then some. Simply put, I find it as the best Android smartphone that is currently available.
Summary: You can’t help being impressed by the Z2 tablet; it’s elegant, slim, powerful and waterproof. So our advice is if you need a new tablet and you can afford this one then definitely go for it. If however you have the Xperia Z Tablet then don’t go upgrading to the new one, the differences between them aren’t really that grave.
Pros: Elegant and compact design, fast processing, Full-HD display and it’s waterproof.
Summary: Inside the Xperia Z2 Tablet we find a 22.8 Wh (6,000 mAh at 3.8 V) battery, which is a reasonable size for a tablet this thin and light, but not hugely amazing. Windows 8.1 tablets I’ve reviewed in the past, such as the Asus Transformer Book T100 , managed to pack a 30+ Wh battery into their 10-inch frame, although the ARM components inside the Z2 Tablet should be more power efficient than their Intel counterparts.
Summary: Fast tablet. It is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its class, yet there is no apple on the case. There is also no aluminum case, only plastic. A high-resolution display, a fast Snapdragon 801 and the familiar IP-certification complete the package. Our review shows why it is still not enough for the top spot.
Pros: Thin construction and low weight, Fast SoC, MHL 3.0, Micro SD port, Protected against dust and dirt, Good display, Decent battery runtimes, Sony makes a lot of things right and equips the tablet with a fast and modern SoC and a great display. We also like the current Google Android 4.4 KitKat.
Cons: Display frame susceptible to pressure, Position and sound of the speakers, Mediocre microphone, The tablet has excellent multimedia features, but the sound is not really convincing. We would have expected better speakers.
Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Excellent Cameraphone, Everything Has Been Upgraded from Predecessor, Design’s Not Impressive (Video)
13 May 2014
Conclusion: Sony Xperia Z2 gets a 9.2 out of 10 for design, 9.6 out of 10 for hardware and 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The smartphone gets from us a 9.43 out of 10 and it’s the best Android cameraphone I’ve tested this year. It’s also a major upgrade from the Z1, that was a letdown.
Pros: improved screen from Xperia Z1, lighter than you’d expect, good battery – 11 hours, good stereo speakers, excellent camera, night capture is great, great video capture, lots of voice call options, better grip, waterproof and dust proof, 3 GB of RAM
Cons: low benchmarks, same design format for about 2 years, same UI for 2 years, could be brighter, big headphones coming out of the ears, a bit of overheating, lots of bloatware