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Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB) vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet XApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)13Points
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
10.1"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

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

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)13 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsXperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)12 Advantages Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
+128GB (117GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (24GB available)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)5%
Thinner
vs6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x1920 pixels
+264 PPI18%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs224 PPI
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+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
1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Coresvs+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
444 grams (15.54 ounces)vs+426 grams (14.91 ounces)4%
Lighter
9.7"vs+10.1"4%
Larger screen
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+16 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 Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet WiFi SGP512, Sony Castor
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleSony
Release dateOctober, 2014March, 2014
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)172 x 266 millimeters (6.77 x 10.47 in)
Weight444 grams (15.54 ounces)426 grams (14.91 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 4.4.4 KitKat
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)32GB (24GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches10.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1200x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI224 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
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 Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
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 Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
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, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
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 Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL-3
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
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, White
- Exmor RS on back camera
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- Sony TRILUMINOS
- Sony ClearAudio+
- S-Force front Surround 3D
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Miracast
- ANT+ support
- DUALSHOCK®3 PlayStation 3 support
- IP58 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1m and 30min
- Java framework
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registered85200 minutes | 1420 hours | 59.2 days
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi 32GB)
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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