Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs iPad Air: hands-on comparison (Video)

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Sony’s new Xperia Z2 Tablet may have another big 10.1-inch screen, but this puppy is seriously compact, measuring-in at just 6.4mm thick. Of course, we can’t talk about incredibly thin tablets without stepping outside the Android sphere and looking at Apple’s also-crazy-thin iPad Air, with a slim 7.5mm thick profile. We brought along just such a tablet to the MWC this morning, letting us put these two slates head-to-head.

Even though we’re looking at comparable display sizes when measured diagonally, the difference in aspect ratio here really make the two contrast well; even with the Air’s 9.7-inch screen, it comes off as the larger of the two. Sony’s reluctance to upgrade the Z2 Tablet past its 1920 x 1200 display also means that Apple gets the leg up on it when it comes to resolution.

Still, Sony’s got a few tricks Apple lacks, like the Z2 Tablet’s waterproofing. Its tablet also weighs-in under the iPad Air, managing to come in half an ounce short of a pound, and adds voice call support – well, with an external headset, at least. Watch on to see just how these tablets stack up against each other.

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!