Just a day ahead of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S' much awaited debut in India, Japanese giant Sony quietly launched its Xperia Tablet Z2 at Rs. 49,990.
Originally introduced at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet from the house of Sony is now available for purchase through various e-retailers and nationwide retailers.
The device is now listed on the company's official website, while a prominent e-retailer Infibeam has already stocked the Xperia Tablet Z2 at Rs. 49,990.
The Xperia Tablet Z2 is competing against the likes of the Apple iPad Air and Samsung's high-end tablets, with price starting at Rs. 49,990 for the 16GB variant.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 - Highlighted Specifications and Features
The premium tablet measures just 6.4mm thick, and more than a millimeter thinner than the Apple iPad Air. Design wise, the Xperia Tablet Z2 looks like a bigger version of the Xperia Tablet Z2. The slate weighs in at 426 grams, making it a bit lighter than the iPad Air (469 grams). For beginners, it is IP55 and IP58 certified, meaning the tablet water proof and dust resistant.
Spec-wise, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 has a 10.1-inch Full HD display , featuring Triluminos screen technology alongside the company's new "Live Colour LED" technology, which it claims makes colours appear natural and vibrant.
On the software front, the tablet runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat version with Sony's customized UI layer on top. Under the hood is a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot.
On the imaging front, the tablet features an 8.1MP rear-facing camera with an Exmor RS sensor. The slate also has a 2.2MP front-facing camera for video calls.
Moreover, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 will come in 4G + WiFi model, here in India. Sony claims that the Xperia Tablet Z2's 6,000mAh lithium polymer battery can deliver 10 hours of multimedia playback without a single recharge.
In the meantime, GizBot has made a list of the Top 5 premium tablets that can easily give tough competition to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Talking about the configurations of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, the new tablet features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The tablet will come two different processors: a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and an Octa-Core Exynos (A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) CPU. The slate will offer 3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of on-board memory, which can be later expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The Tab S 10.5 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. On the camera front, you'll get to see an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, and a 2-megapoixel front-facing shooter. The connectivity options on the tablet include a Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, among others. The makers have added a respectable 7,900mAh battery fitted inside. The tablet is thin and sleek (6.6mm) and weighs in at 294g (Wifi) / 298g(LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1 comes with a 10.1-inch WXGA display offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS. It is quite better in terms of photography as it comes with 3MP Fixed Focus rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing snapper. Connectivity options are advanced with the inclusion of 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS and GLONASS. Native storage unit is seated at 16GB which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The device which measures 7.95mm thick and weighs 487g is powered by a massive 6,800mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2
The giant 12.2 tablet has a display offering a WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and is 7.9mm thick and weighs 750g. The WiFi and 3G variants of the device is powered by Samsung's very own Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz x 4 + 1.3GHz x 4) processor coupled with a 3GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It features 8MP rear camera with LED flash with 2MP front-facing camera. The storage capacity is quite impressive with 64GB internal storage and can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0, GPS and GLONASS.
Apple iPad Air 32GB
The new iPad Air comes with 9.7-inch Retina Display having a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. For imaging, there is a 5MP rear-facing camera with improved imaging optics and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD shooter with bigger sensor and dual-mics. The front-facing camera can record videos in 720p HD. Apple claims that the iPad Air can easily give a battery backup of 10 hours on a single charge.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1
The Galaxy TabPro 10.1 features a 10.1 inch WQXGA display with resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The WiFi and 3G variant of the device is powered by Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz x 4 + 1.3GHz x 4) while the LTE version will be powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 coupled with 2GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat version. All the other specs are quite similar to the Tab PRO 8.4. Like the 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing shooter for video call and taking selfies, connectivity options include LTE/3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0, GPS ＋ GLONASS. The tablet comes in two variants depending on the internal storage capacity i.e. 16GB and 32GB. The device which measures 7.3 mm thick is powered by a monster 8220 mAh battery