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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB) vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)

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

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Compare Sony Xperia Tablet Z XApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)14Points
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
10.1"
LED

1200x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 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 (WiFi 128GB)14 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)vsXperia Tablet Z (LTE)11 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
+1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores9%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs2GB LPDDR2
+128GB (117GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+437 grams (15.3 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs495 grams (17.33 ounces)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)13%
Thinner
vs6.9 millimeters (0.27 inches)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit 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
+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
+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 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
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
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
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

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+15 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 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Sony Xperia Z Tablet 4G SGP321, SGP351, Sony Pollux Gina
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleSony
Release dateOctober, 2014April, 2013
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)6.9 millimeters (0.27 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)
Weight437 grams (15.3 ounces)495 grams (17.33 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone1.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 320
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR2
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)16GB (12GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit 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 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS SGP321: 850/900/2100 - SGP351: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedSGP321: LTE Cat3 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
SGP351: LTE Cat3 1700/2100 (Bands 4)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
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 sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
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 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
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 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB MHL
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
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
- Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- 3D surround sound
- Sony ClearAudio+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP57 certified: dust proof and water resistant
- Java framework
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
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 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registered76200 minutes | 1270 hours | 52.9 days
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Sony Xperia Tablet Z (LTE)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.69W/kg (body)
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