Sony had at the Mobile World Congress in late February, the Xperia Z2 Tablet announced. The unit is now on the market and the first impression of Sony’s new Android tablet thrilled, especially by its lightness and "thickness". A mere 6.4 millimeters measures the new tablet from Sony at its thickest point and weighs only 439 grams. This makes it even thinner and lighter than the iPad Air (7.5 mm, 479 grams). The sharp edges and corners, which disturbed the one by Xperia Z tablet, Sony has been abolished. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is thus much more comfortable in the hand.
The Z2 tablet is waterproof and dustproof (IP55 and IP 58 standard). The unit consists mostly of matte plastic that feels pleasant, but on closer inspection is somewhat prone to fingerprints. Due to the impressive low "thickness" Sony had to build the device well in the area, because only then can we explain the very wide black border.
Like its predecessor, the successor has a 10-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The playback is sharp, colors are amazing, the tablet will have high contrast and therefore almost reached OLED level. The brightness is fine, but by the reflective glass front of the display, it is troublesome to see anything in direct sunlight. For driving in Z2 currently one of the fastest mobile processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, working its four cores with a maximum of 2.27 GHz provides. The RAM is three gigabytes in size, internally provides the tablet depending on the version 16 or 32 gigabytes of flash memory. If you need more, can use up to 64 GB microSD cards. Thanks to the very fast processor running Android 4.4 at all times liquid and apps launched quickly, due to the large memory, the device was not even across multiple open apps to a halt.
The Sony tablet has a front camera for video calling which dissolves with 2.2 megapixels, and a main camera at the back that creates a resolution of eight megapixels.
Typical of Tablets to quality of the images is limited. In bright situations succeed passable snapshots but when light conditions are poor, is likely to be heavy image noise.
As for the radio equipment, the Xperia Tablet Z2 leaves a good impression. By default, it is equipped with the new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC, as well as an infrared interface. A more expensive option with LTE/3G is also available.
Behind a sealing flap hides a microUSB slot and at the top is a freely accessible jack for headphones available. Magnetic Charging contacts for easy charging via an optional docking station, there is at the bottom. Another option available is appropriate cases, also available with keyboard.
The 6,000 mAh strong battery should provide up to ten hours of run time. In practice, this comes out even at half screen brightness when surfing the web or watching movies.
Conclusion: With the Xperia Z2 Tablet Sony is undoubtedly a good successor managed. It is currently one of the best Android tablets on the market, with at least 439 euros even though its price has . Who but high performance, low weight and a very good display will not give, for the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is currently the best choice in the Android world. If you want to have more details on tablet, need to look at our hands-on video.