Sony has gained enough momentum over the past few years owing to its smartphone offerings in the form of Xperia series of phones. But while the smartphone business has been playing out well for Sony, the company is still trying to make some kind of an headway into the tablet business.
However, Sony is still trying hard to make something out of the tablet market. And to keep its name alive in the market, the company has now officially released the brand new 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 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.
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 6000mAh lithium polymer battery can deliver 10 hours of multimedia playback without a single recharge.
But while all that seems good, we aren't really concerned about the kind of specs it will be offering in this post. Rather, we have chalked out a few tips and tricks to get you started with the new tablet. Here's a look at the top 4.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Tips: Backing Up Content
In a sense, tablets aren't really the best way to take photos. But with the Z2 tablet's 8.1MP offering at the back, the scenario is different. For backing up content, Sony offers PlayMemories Online, and this allows you to upload unlimited photos at 1920 pixel length with 5GB for higher resolution photos and videos. You can get it pre-installed on your Album app.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Tips: A PlayStation Controller
Did you know that you could turn your Z2 tablet into a DualShock 3 alternative with the blink of an eye? Apparently, you will just need a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adaptor attached to your tablet. And once you plug in the controller using the USB cable, you'll see a connection message in the status bar. Unplug the cable to play wirelessly.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Tips: Longer Battery Life
Truthfully, all you need to do is turn off any existing apps or features to reduce battery wastage as much as possible. And the Z2 tablet isn't any different. Just head over to Settings -- Power management where you'll find four power saving modes. At the bottom, you can tap Battery usage to get a clear picture of the wastage.
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Tips: A Second TV
In this instance, you can use an MHL cable and an HDMI cable to get the job done. Just plug it in and the TV launcher app should be good to go. You can even use a remote control to control the content. For wireless needs, head over to Settings -- Xperia Connectivity -- Screen mirroring. Turn it on before selecting the device you want to send content to. Make sure your TV supports Miracast before that.