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