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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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29 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

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

Two people who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Mrs Sarah Pritchard mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Graphics are clear and crisp” in her Sony Xperia Z2 review. One customer who bought it said that it had a sharp image. R said in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 on Amazon “There is little in it, maybe my IPad is a touch better in sharpness”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said “An excellent tablet apart from the sound, which is still better than most of the competition” . Amazon Customer also wrote “The two front facing speakers give a great stereo affect when held in landscape mode”. Amazon Customer also wrote “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 Size

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

Some people who purchased it thought it was compact. A. D. Green said “Its pictures are crystal clear, Its much more compact and lighter than a laptop” in their review. Two years ago Maarten mentioned on Amazon “I already have a Z1 compact smartphone with which I am really pleased so decided to stick with Sony” and rated it as excellent. Expert website Whathifi.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Only a few months after the excellent Xperia Z1 Compact” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review.

A few Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote “Its very lightweight and its colour definition” in their review. Mrs Sarah Pritchard said on Amazon two years ago “Tablet is lightweight and apparently watertight” in her review and gave this tablet an excellent rating. Papabri said on Amazon three 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” in their review of this tablet and rated this tablet 5 stars.

Some Sony Xperia Z2 owners considered that the Sony Xperia Z2 was a good weight. R scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “The real big positives of the physical aspects of the tablet are its light weight”. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good physically.

One Sony Xperia Z2 owner who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape. Three years ago expert website Unbox.ph said “Sony wowed everyone when they unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z with its almost impossibly thin body, great design” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers considered that it had good features. Amazon Customer said “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” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review and gave this tablet a score of 5 stars. Cycleracing said three years ago “Has all the features you would expect of a higher end tablet, then look no further”. Also three years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Included just as many outstanding extra features, all without overcrowding the phone”.

Easy to Use

Some people agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “He says its a "fantastic piece of kit" easy to use and high quality everything” in their review. Three years ago Drangelmedicinewoman said in their review of this tablet “A great for using at home or for work, all the different features it has make it practical and portable”. Ginko mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 on Amazon “I personally think that the bezels must be this wide to use this tablet fully” and rated the Sony Xperia Z2 5 stars.

A few Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony Xperia Z2 had a good experience. R said in their review of this tablet three years ago “Software wise there is little Sony software (or reskinning) on the Tablet so it's almost a clean Android experience” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Seth Johnson wrote in his Sony Xperia Z2 review two years ago “Purchasing this in 2014, I've had an altogether great experience using this device”. Sony Lover wrote “It's open and provides a fantastic user experience”.

Several Sony Xperia Z2 owners thought this tablet was comfortable and easy to hold. Lee H scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “It's very well made ultra thin and a joy to hold and use”. Tamagochi mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z2 review “Once in a while I stumble upon the device which is a pleasure to hold” and rated the Sony Xperia Z2 as excellent. Gsmarena.com wrote three years ago “We are making ourselves comfortable to watch another pair fight it out for a place at the top”.

A few people who bought it agreed that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony Xperia Z2 review on Amazon “Easy to set up, now mirrors my Android phone so easy to flick from one to the other”. In the same month Lee H scored it 5 stars and he said “The Z2 is very easy to set up and sync with anything”. Robert Knight wrote in his review of the Sony Xperia Z2 “The tablet is easy to set up and has carried out everything I have thrown at it effortlessly” .

Several Sony Xperia Z2 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Manc Gamer mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant tablet! Very solid, good performance handles everything you can throw at it with ease” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2 and gave it an excellent review score. Nick said on Amazon “So far it is handling everything without fault”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Sony Xperia Z2 owners who bought this tablet considered that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this tablet “Good tablet, battery life not the best” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very good tablet - battery life could be better”. Badger said on Amazon “I'm pleased that I did as it's a very nice tablet; stylish, excellent performance and battery life via the 'stamina' mode.I've not tested the waterproof features yet” in their review of this tablet.

One Sony Xperia Z2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Ginko wrote “The official charging dock is recommended, as it is a useful kit to charge via the port at the bottom” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Robust

Twenty-five people who purchased the Sony Xperia Z2 considered that it was well made. Dr Barry Clayton said “This one is easily the best for weight, slimness, graphics, sound, build and ease of use” in their review. J Theandroidfreak mentioned on Amazon “It's only when you hold it in your hands that you realise how well built the Z2 tablet really is” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review and gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars. Three years ago Lee H gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this tablet “Their products are well made and solid”.

Twenty-two Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was good at resisting water ingress. A. D. Green mentioned on Amazon “Lighter than a laptop and is semi waterproof” in their review of this tablet. C. Wood gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “The waterproof feature is a good party trick” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review. Drangelmedicinewoman scored it very highly and mentioned in the same month “The Xperia Z2 tablet like other gadgets in the Xperia Z range is waterproof and dust resistant.”.

A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Mr. P. Gallacher mentioned on Amazon “Sturdy, there's no flexing or creaking in the body”. Robert Knight wrote on Amazon “Still robust enough to handle day to day use” in his review. Expert website Whatmobile.net said in their review of this tablet “Its uniqueness lies in its combination of sleek design and durability – two factors that don’t often go hand in hand.”.

One person concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Kate M. mentioned in her review of this tablet on Amazon three years ago “The back of the tablet shows small scratches easily and retains greasy finger prints” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Expert website Ausdroid.net mentioned “The result is a smartphone that is fast, intuitive and reliable” in their review of this tablet.

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Nice Design

Several Sony Xperia Z2 owners who purchased this tablet considered that it was good looking. Alfred A. wrote on Amazon “Apple has the 'fashionable' kudos but”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “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. Amazon Customer also mentioned “It feels pretty sturdy, although you can flex the device if you try”.

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Three years ago Aaron Saliba wrote 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. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon also three years ago “A fine piece of design”. Robert Knight mentioned “The design is lightweight”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. C. Wood wrote “The Sony build is smooth and light” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z2. Mr. P. Gallacher scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review “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”.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was angular. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review “The phone's sharp, angular edges aren't quite as pleasant to hold as other Sony phones such as the more rounded Xperia SP.” and scored this tablet 4 stars.

One customer thought this tablet had a good case. Expert website Wired.co.uk mentioned “The Sony Z2 Tablet improves on its predecessor with a lighter, slimmer casing and more powerful processor, while retaining its fine screen”. One person who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was neat. Expert review site Whatmobile.net scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review “The Z2 is still an immaculate high-end smartphone”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-four customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good quality. Ade Meaden mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Overall great tablet brilliant quality hd screen highly recommend!” and rated the product as very good. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and said in their Sony Xperia Z2 review “It just feels quality, looks great”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Sound decent, good considering size, through headphones great quality”.

Good Brand

Based on 1,927 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its tablets. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its APQ8074AB processor tablets compared to other manufacturers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy. Klim mentioned on Amazon “Noise canceling technology works well and i love it” and scored it 5 stars. Mr Withnail mentioned “The touch screen is very responsive and speakers loud enough for any normal exercise”. R. J. Barrow gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and 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 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Expert website Mymobile.co.in wrote “Over the last two years Sony has quietly been improving its Xperia line of smartphones” in their review and scored it 4 stars.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Teknokulis.com highlighted in their review that this Sony tablet computer was good value for money.

Good Connectivity

A number of Sony Xperia Z2 reviewers who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Drangelmedicinewoman wrote on Amazon “Not only does the Xperia Z2 tablet have built in Wi-Fi”.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Tamagochi said on Amazon “The insides pack the newest silicon available in the market and ensures that internet browsing is silky smooth” in their review. Expert review site Telegraph.co.uk mentioned “First impressionsWorld's highest resolution tabletGoogle Nexus 10 reviewSamsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G reviewIf you use the internet, you almost certainly us” in their Sony Xperia Z2 review.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Moom mentioned in their review of this tablet “I don't know if this is the cable's fault, or the USB adapter, or the tablet.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Sony Xperia Z2 reviewer who bought the Sony Xperia Z2 reckoned that it had network functionality.

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Good Support

One person who purchased the Sony Xperia Z2 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Geardiary.com mentioned “Pre–installed SIM Card (4FF Non–NFC), AC charger, microUSB cable, quick reference guide”.

Good for Games

One customer wrote that it was good playing games on. Expert review site Techtree.com wrote in their review of this tablet “The phone is great for gaming”.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequency of the Sony Xperia Z2 of 2.3 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest processor frequency of comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Xperia Z2 is 1GHz and the fastest is 1,300GHz.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Xperia Z2, the rear camera resolution (numeric) of the Xperia Z2 of 8.1 megapixels is one of the highest. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Xperia Z2 range from 2MP to 13MP.

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Four Processor Coress

Most tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Xperia Z2 have between one and seven processor coress, including the Sony Xperia Z2 which has four processor coress.

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Multi-Touch Touch Technology

The multi-touch technology of this tablet computer is Multi-touch, which is the most frequently featured touch technology on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Very Large Digital Zoom

When compared to other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the Sony Xperia Z2 of 8 times zoom factor is one of the largest. The digital zooms of tablets that were released around the same time as the Xperia Z2 range from 3x to 8x, and the average digital zoom is 4.5x.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The Xperia Z2 has one of the longest continuous audio playback times (200 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age. Comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than a year ago have continuous audio playback times of between 5h and 200h.

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Quite 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 tablet computers of this age. The average maximum memory card size of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Xperia Z2 is 78GB.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Tablets that came out around the same time as the Xperia Z2 have continuous video playback times of between 3h and 14h. With a continuous video playback time of 13 hours, the Sony Xperia Z2 has a quite long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Xperia Z2 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 5MP. The Xperia Z2 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (2.2 megapixels) amongst tablets of this age.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The internal memorys of tablet computers of this age and spec range from 0.5GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 2.2GB. With an internal memory of 3 gigabytes, the Xperia Z2 has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that were released one year ago.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Xperia Z2 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Xperia Z2 the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 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 typical of many tablets of this type and age.

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Quite Thin

The Sony Xperia Z2 has one of the thinner depths (only 6.4 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Across all the tablets that were released more than a year ago the depths range from 0.9mm to 300mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Xperia Z2 is not 3G. Most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z2 are also not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price].

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Not 4G

The Xperia Z2 is not 4G. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago are also not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price].

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z2

Released Over a Year Ago

This APQ8074AB processor tablet has been on the market for over a year.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 10.1 inches, the Xperia Z2 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Xperia Z2 has a pretty standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than a year ago.

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Geotagging
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Audio
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 by Gary
Gary would recommend the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Happy. With this Sony. Tablet. Still getting used. To it But happy with it so far...

Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Eltel
Eltel would recommend the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Very fast in all aspects -start up- loading programs, very clear screen and good sound, Highly recommend...

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by DefToneR
DefToneR would recommend the Sony Xperia Z2 (Verified Purchase)

Excellent top line cellphone. A little expensive but is new model. 4 Cores 2.3 ghz processor, with 3 Gb RAM! . Quadband, so you can use it in ANY place of the world. No company attached. Water... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2014 by Dave
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Got this for a birthday present has everything you could want from a tablet plus officesuite is a bonus only slight downside is battery life but everything Else is perfect would definately... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sgp511, sony sgp511b, sony sgp511u1, sony xperiaz2, sony sgp511u1b
Barcodes 00095673857747, 00648609136852, 00648609136869
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