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Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB) vs Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Sony Xperia Tablet S tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Tablet S XApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)21Points
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
03PointsSony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
9.4"
LED

800x1280

8
MP

1mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)21 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsXperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)3 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
+1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores26%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+128GB (117GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (13GB available)
+444 grams (15.54 ounces)28%
Lighter
vs570 grams (19.95 ounces)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)44%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit LCD
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+264 PPI64%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs161 PPI
+9.7"3%
Larger screen
vs9.4"
+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 1.2MP17%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1MP
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6000 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 32GB SD Card StandardAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Water splash resistant (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
+14 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6Sony Xperia Tablet S WiFi, Xperia Tablet SGPT121US
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleSony
Release dateOctober, 2014September, 2012
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)174.4 x 239.8 millimeters (6.87 x 9.44 in)
Weight444 grams (15.54 ounces)570 grams (19.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater splash resistant (don't immerse)
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ULP GeForce @ 416MHz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)16GB (13GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB SD Card Standard
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size9.7" inches9.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~61.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI161 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraNot supported
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1296x808 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black on silver
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Oleophobic coating
- WiFi hotspot
- IPX4 certified - splash proof
- Java framework
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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