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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)14Points
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
10.1"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)Compare Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet X
Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)

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!

Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)14 Advantages Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)vsiPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+10.1"4%
Larger screen
vs9.7"
+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(3G+ HSPA+) 42 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
439 grams (15.37 ounces)vs+437 grams (15.3 ounces)1%
Lighter
6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)5%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1200x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
224 PPIvs+264 PPI18%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
6000 mAhvs+7340 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality

23 Common items in both devices
16GB (10GB available)
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+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 featuresSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
ModelXperia Z2 Tablet (3G)iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia Z2 Tablet HSPA+ SGP541, Sony CastoriPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyApple
Release dateMarch, 2014October, 2014
Depth6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)172 x 266 millimeters (6.77 x 10.47 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight439 grams (15.37 ounces)437 grams (15.3 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatiPadOS 13
HardwareSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size10.1" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~64.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)224 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload42/5.76 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
CameraSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (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 aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivitySony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3Proprietary TV-out
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
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black
- 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
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplySony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby85200 minutes | 1420 hours | 59.2 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)Apple iPad Air 2 (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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