Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Sony's mobile division has been pretty quiet when it comes to the topic of tablets. After announcing the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact back in IFA last year, the company didn't release the Xperia Z4 Tablet until a little more than half a year later. Considered to be the official successor to last generation's Xperia Z2 Tablet, the obvious questions follow the tablet: Is it an improvement over its predecessor and more importantly, is it worth the asking price?
It's not an exaggeration when we tell you that the Xperia Z4 Tablet will take you by surprise from the very minute you hold it in your hand. Its weight is one the most outstanding features for a tablet with a 10.1inch display, and after using the tablet as our daily driver for reading documents and watching videos, holding other tablets like Apple's iPad mini 2 or even Samsung's 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S felt like we were holding a brick.
Another key selling point of the Xperia Z4 Tablet is its display. At a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, it is the first Sony tablet to be fitted with a display that is sharper than Full HD (by comparison, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact only had a display resolution of 1,920 x 1,200). This means that the wordings in documents or websites appear less pixelated, while color and images – with the help of Sony's X-Reality for Mobile engine – appear more vibrant and natural, and less saturated in comparison to the devices from its Korean rival.
Additionally, the Xperia Z4 Tablet also comes with its own keyboard dock (an accessory which, sadly, was not provided to us along with the tablet). With the keyboard dock, the tablet can also double as an impromptu Ultrabook or Chromebook.
Like all Xperia Z devices, the Xperia Z4 Tablet has an IP68 rating, along with a capless Micro-USB port, which is a boon in itself, because it meant that we didn't need to fiddle around in order to charge it up or connect it to our PC.
Considering that it houses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC, we genuinely weren't expecting the Xperia Z4 Tablet's performance to be lackluster. On 3DMark's Sling Shot and Fire Strike Unlimited benchmarks, the tablet managed to obtain a score of 1,117 and 24,092, respectively. On PCMark 8, AnTuTu, and Quadrant, it scored 4,245, 56,675 and 26,650 for each respective benchmark, while on Epic Citadel, the tablet's processor managed to maintain an average frame rate of 42.7 fps on Ultra High Quality settings.
4G LTE / Wi-Fi
10.1-inch 2K (2,560 x 1,600) w/ X-Reality for Mobile
8.1MP (rear), 5.1MP (front)
Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradeable to Android 5.1 Lollipop)
AT A GLANCE
This is one tablet that will have no problems delivering.