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Analysis and experience of use

Since the beginning of Honeycomb; the first version of Android prepared for tablets; we have seen how many manufacturers began to put effort into the fight to become the iPad killer that more than one expected. Among the various manufacturers, one of the most prominent was Sony, for very good reasons such as design or multimedia.

As usual, in each new year it is typical to see new products ready to fight against competition at the highest level, and Sony's commitment to succeed the Z2 tablet that we already met last year is already in our hands. Is the Xperia Z4 tablet at the height of the competition? We will know soon.

Sony Xperia Z4, a tablet to compete against all

In the world of tablets, Sony is a manufacturer that only offers high-end models, and as such, it has a technical sheet that meets expectations. For this, Sony's choice for the brain of this beast is the Snapdragon 810, the latest Qualcomm chip that has a big.LITTLE architecture that has 4 Cortex A53 cores at 1.5Ghz for everyday tasks, and another 4 Cortex cores A57 to 2Ghz for more demanding tasks.

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These cores come well accompanied by 3GB of RAM, and an Adreno 430 GPU, the most powerful graphics offered by Qualcomm that will be destined to load with all the content that we will visualize on a prominent 10.1-inch TRILUMINES screen at a monstrous resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels.

Here is the technical data sheet of the Xperia Z4 tablet:

  • 10.1-inch screen with 2K resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC: 4 A53 @ 1.5GHz cores and 4 A57 @ 2GHz cores
  • Integrated graphic: Adreno 430
  • 3GB RAM Memory LPDDR4
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Connectivity: MIMO WiFi and LTE Cat6
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Dimensions: 25.4 cm x 16.7 cm x 6.1 mm
  • Weight: 392g / 396g (WiFi / LTE)
  • Water resistance with IP65 / 68 certification

Design: large, thin and light

Having the new Xperia Z4 in our hands there have been few sensations we have had. On the one hand we get a big surprise with its lower thickness and weight, reaching a height of 6.1 mm and 392g I weigh, making it the lightest large format tablet on the market. This results in a great ease to grab and hold it for long periods of time with great comfort.

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On the other hand, although we have a thinner and lighter device, we observe a feeling of continuity in design. The rear part has the same plastic surface, which we would have liked to have been softer, while the side edges have become slightly curved, Z3 style, which still have rounded corners. Good guidelines of the characteristic design of Sony, but not surprising.

Perhaps the only change we can observe is the absence of the magnetic connector, a feature that has always been curious on Sony tablets, but that seen the picture, should not be popular.

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On the other hand we have IP 65/68 protection, depending on the opening of its only available cover, from which we can access the microSD card, and card nanoSIM, in the case of the LTE model. On this occasion, the microUSB connector offers protection against water, so that it will not be damaged if it is submerged, although as is evident, we will have to make sure it is dry before connecting it.

screen

One of the most noticeable evolutions regarding the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the screen, and since we are talking about a device oriented to the consumption of contents could not be less. On this occasion, we met a IPS panel with TRILUMINOS technology and a resolution of 2550 × 1600 pixels, being at the height of the competition in terms of pixel density.

Even with blacks being a weak point of IPS screens, it behaves decently

Even with blacks being a weak point of IPS screens, it behaves decently