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Sony Xperia Z2 APQ8074AB 2.3GHz 16GB 10.1" Tablet

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APQ8074AB 2.3GHz Android 16GB Aug 2015
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Good Sound Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Xperia Z2 had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z2 review on Amazon “An excellent tablet apart from the sound, which is still better than most of the competition”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The two front facing speakers give a great stereo affect when held in landscape mode”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I was very pleased to discover that the Sony supports the high definition aptX Bluetooth codec which allows you to stream high quality sound to appropriate Bluetooth speakers”.

Good Picture Quality

Seven Sony Xperia Z2 owners said in their reviews that this tablet had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Not over saturated colours, clarity is fantastic”. Klim said on Amazon two years ago “The screen is showing amazing colours” and scored this tablet very highly. Mr. P. Gallacher wrote on Amazon “It's brilliant, colors are just so vibrant.” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2.

Some customers thought the product had good picture quality. Mrs Sarah Pritchard said in November last year “Graphics are clear and crisp” in her review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One customer who reviewed the product said that it had a sharp image. R gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “There is little in it, maybe my IPad is a touch better in sharpness” in their review.

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Good Size

A number of Sony Xperia Z2 owners concluded that it was thin. Barnes Grant-Muller mentioned in their review “Now I have had it a week it really is quite something special! Its lightweight, slim, so not clunky” and rated the product 5 stars. Brett Emerton said in his review of this tablet on Amazon two years ago “The slim and light form factor gives you something that is a dream for people who are on the move”. C. Wood mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is so thin and light it would suit a person that normally goes for a smaller 7-8 inch tablets”.

Eight customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. A. D. Green mentioned on Amazon “Its pictures are crystal clear, Its much more compact and lighter than a laptop” in their review of this tablet. Maarten mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 on Amazon “I already have a Z1 compact smartphone with which I am really pleased so decided to stick with Sony”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “Only a few months after the excellent Xperia Z1 Compact” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2.

A number of customers concluded that the Sony Xperia Z2 was lightweight. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Its very lightweight and its colour definition”. Mrs Sarah Pritchard said on Amazon “Tablet is lightweight and apparently watertight” in her review of the Sony Xperia Z2. Papabri mentioned on Amazon two years ago “It's very lightweight and the wider frame than the Galaxy Tab/Note series gives you a bit more room to hold onto the tablet without touching the screen”.

A number of Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it was a good weight. R mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 on Amazon “The real big positives of the physical aspects of the tablet are its light weight”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was good physically.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who bought the Sony Xperia Z2 considered that it had good features. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon two years ago “So far the tablet has lived up to my expectations, has many nice features running the Android Kit Kat, very quick compared to my trusted Galaxy Tab 2, also much lighter” and rated the product as very good. Also two years ago Cycleracing mentioned “Has all the features you would expect of a higher end tablet, then look no further”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review “Included just as many outstanding extra features, all without overcrowding the phone”.

Good Product Quality

Several Sony Xperia Z2 owners thought this tablet was good quality. Ade Meaden wrote in their Sony Xperia Z2 review “Overall great tablet brilliant quality hd screen highly recommend!” and gave the Sony Xperia Z2 a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “It just feels quality, looks great”. Amazon Customer also said “Sound decent, good considering size, through headphones great quality”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “He says its a "fantastic piece of kit" easy to use and high quality everything” and rated it as very good. Drangelmedicinewoman said two years ago “A great for using at home or for work, all the different features it has make it practical and portable” in their review of this tablet. Ginko wrote “I personally think that the bezels must be this wide to use this tablet fully”.

Several customers said that the Sony Xperia Z2 had a good experience. R rated it 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Software wise there is little Sony software (or reskinning) on the Tablet so it's almost a clean Android experience”. Seth Johnson said in his Sony Xperia Z2 review on Amazon “Purchasing this in 2014, I've had an altogether great experience using this device” and scored it 4 stars. Sony Lover gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It's open and provides a fantastic user experience”.

A number of Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Lee H wrote “It's very well made ultra thin and a joy to hold and use” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Tamagochi said “Once in a while I stumble upon the device which is a pleasure to hold” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2. Gsmarena.com wrote two years ago “We are making ourselves comfortable to watch another pair fight it out for a place at the top” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2.

Several Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z2 review two years ago “Easy to set up, now mirrors my Android phone so easy to flick from one to the other” . Lee H mentioned on Amazon in the same month “The Z2 is very easy to set up and sync with anything” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z2. Robert Knight wrote in his review of this tablet also two years ago “The tablet is easy to set up and has carried out everything I have thrown at it effortlessly”.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was easy to handle. Manc Gamer said on Amazon “Brilliant tablet! Very solid, good performance handles everything you can throw at it with ease”. Nick rated the Sony Xperia Z2 as very good and he mentioned “So far it is handling everything without fault”.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers who bought the Sony Xperia Z2 mentioned that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer wrote “Good tablet, battery life not the best”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Very good tablet - battery life could be better”. C. Wood wrote “The additions they put on top are actually pretty useful for example the battery stamina mode” and scored the product very highly.

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was quick to charge. Ginko said on Amazon “The official charging dock is recommended, as it is a useful kit to charge via the port at the bottom”.

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Nice Design

Fifty-two people who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Alfred A. wrote in his review of the Sony Xperia Z2 on Amazon “Apple has the 'fashionable' kudos but”. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “Beautiful, slim, light, fast, sleek design.I took my time choosing my android tab as well as comparing it to all others” in their review of this tablet. Two years ago Badger wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “I'm pleased that I did as it's a very nice tablet; stylish, excellent performance”.

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Aaron Saliba gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “It's simply incredible how sony managed to fit high end specs within the ultra thin design” in his review of this tablet. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “A fine piece of design”. Also two years ago Robert Knight mentioned on Amazon “The design is lightweight” and rated the product 5 stars.

Four customers who reviewed this tablet thought it was smooth. Two years ago Mr. P. Gallacher mentioned “It was actually fairly good for video capture, smooth and sharp”. Mr. P. Gallacher also said “The menus, web browsing, video, scrolling through apps is all buttery smooth”. Tamagochi said “Ensures that internet browsing is silky smooth and all applications run without any hiccups” in their review.

One customer thought the Sony Xperia Z2 was angular. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony Xperia Z2 review two years ago “The phone's sharp, angular edges aren't quite as pleasant to hold as other Sony phones such as the more rounded Xperia SP.”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z2 reckoned that it was neat. Two years ago expert review site Whatmobile.net wrote “The Z2 is still an immaculate high-end smartphone” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2.

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Robust

Twenty-four people who purchased the product concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago A. D. Green mentioned “Lighter than a laptop and is semi waterproof”. C. Wood said on Amazon “The waterproof feature is a good party trick” in their review of this tablet. Drangelmedicinewoman said on Amazon “The Xperia Z2 tablet like other gadgets in the Xperia Z range is waterproof and dust resistant.” and gave it a very good review score.

A number of customers thought it was well made. C. Wood scored this tablet 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet two years ago “The Sony build is smooth and light”. Dr Barry Clayton wrote “This one is easily the best for weight, slimness, graphics, sound, build and ease of use” in their review of this tablet. Two years ago Drangelmedicinewoman mentioned on Amazon “Not only does the Xperia Z2 tablet have built in Wi-Fi” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review and scored it very highly.

A few Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers who purchased this tablet considered that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “It feels pretty sturdy, although you can flex the device if you try” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2. Mr. P. Gallacher scored the Sony Xperia Z2 5 stars and said “Sturdy, there's no flexing or creaking in the body” in their review. Robert Knight gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Still robust enough to handle day to day use”.

One Sony Xperia Z2 reviewer considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Kate M. wrote “The back of the tablet shows small scratches easily and retains greasy finger prints” in her review of the Sony Xperia Z2 and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Expert review site Ausdroid.net wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 two years ago “The result is a smartphone that is fast, intuitive and reliable”.

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Sony Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony tablet computers and also specifically for Sony APQ8074AB processor tablets and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Sony Xperia Z2 owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Klim mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 two years ago “Noise canceling technology works well and i love it”. Mr Withnail mentioned “The touch screen is very responsive and speakers loud enough for any normal exercise” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z2 and scored the Sony Xperia Z2 5 stars. R. J. Barrow mentioned on Amazon “If anything the colours are a little too loud causing your neighbours to ask you to turn it down a little”.

One Sony Xperia Z2 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Mymobile.co.in wrote “Over the last two years Sony has quietly been improving its Xperia line of smartphones” and scored the Sony Xperia Z2 4 stars.

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Good Value for Money

Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this Sony tablet computer was great for its price.

Good Connectivity

Several people who bought this tablet agreed that it was wifi compatible.

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Tamagochi said on Amazon two years ago “The insides pack the newest silicon available in the market and ensures that internet browsing is silky smooth” in their review of this tablet. Expert website Telegraph.co.uk said in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 “First impressionsWorld's highest resolution tabletGoogle Nexus 10 reviewSamsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G reviewIf you use the internet, you almost certainly us” .

One Sony Xperia Z2 owner who bought it considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Moom said “I don't know if this is the cable's fault, or the USB adapter, or the tablet.” and rated it as very good. One Sony Xperia Z2 owner who purchased it concluded that it had network functionality.

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Good for Games

One customer who bought the product said that it was good playing games on. Expert website Techtree.com wrote two years ago “The phone is great for gaming”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Xperia Z2 have processor clock speeds of between 0.9GHz and 1,300GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Xperia Z2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Xperia Z2.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8.1 megapixels, the Sony Xperia Z2 has one of the highest rear camera resolutions amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The lowest rear camera resolution of tablets of this age and type is 0.3MP, the highest is 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 5.3MP.

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Four Processor Cores

The Xperia Z2 is a four processor core tablet computer.

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3 MHL Version

The Xperia Z2 features a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 2 MHL version featured on most tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best featured MHL version amongst all tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Xperia Z2.

A 2.2 MHL version is the worst featured MHL version across similar types of tablet.

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Quite Large Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Sony Xperia Z2 has a quite large digital zoom compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type. The smallest digital zoom of tablet computers that were released one year ago is 3x and the largest is 8x.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

With a continuous audio playback time of 200 hours, the Sony Xperia Z2's continuous audio playback time is one of the longest amongst tablets of this spec and age. The shortest continuous audio playback time of tablets that came out around the same time as the Xperia Z2 is 5h, the longest is 200h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 74h.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Xperia Z2 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than a year is 6GB and the largest is 2TB.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

At 13 hours, the Xperia Z2 has a quite long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The average continuous video playback time of similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Xperia Z2 is 8.1h, and the continuous video playback times range from 3h to 14h.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Xperia Z2 is 0.3MP and the highest is 5MP. The Xperia Z2 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2.2 megapixels) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Sony Xperia Z2 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Tablet computers of this spec and age display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels to 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on tablet computers of this age and type.

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Quite Thin

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Xperia Z2 the thicknesses range from 0.9mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 72mm. The Xperia Z2 has one of the thinnest thicknesses (only 6.4 millimeters) amongst tablets of this age.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Xperia Z2 is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Xperia Z2 are also not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Xperia Z2, the Sony Xperia Z2 is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the Xperia Z2.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 10.1 inches, the Xperia Z2 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Xperia Z2.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Xperia Z2 has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Xperia Z2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Air.

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