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Thinnest Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Slimmest iPad Air 2

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Recently Sony revealed their thinnest tablet in MWC with the name Xperia Z4 tablet and the tablet already has a big competitor and this is known other than iPad Air 2 which is another powerful slimmest tablet till yet even the slate is then than iPhone 6. Here is the point come which one is the best from both of them. The one major difference found between them one is running Android operating system and the other one belongs to the iOS family and it is quite difficult for the users to change the platform because they are very comfortable with their familiar operating system platform. Anyhow besides the operating system there are many differences found between them here we discuss specs by specs for the better comparison.   


Both the tablets have many capabilities and they both work fine but the first markable difference found between iPad Air 2 and Xperia Z4 tablet is weight. They both have a same dimension the Xperia Z4 tablet measures 6.1 mm thin and the Apple iPad Air 2 also has the same dimension, but the Xperia Z4 tablet only has 392 grams of weight and in the iPad Air 2 carries 437 grams of weight which is the one of the notable difference but why the Xperia Z4 tablet is less in weight because the iPad Air 2 has metal frame and the Z4 tablet comes with a plastic body which makes the tablet light in weight. 



Apple and Sony use totally different material for making the screen of the device and obviously they are different in size. Xperia Z4 Tablet has 10.1-inch IPS with Triluminous display which provides 2560 x 1600 and the iPad Air 2 is featured with IPS screen which is 9.7 inches in measures and gives 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution.

 The style and the size of the screen of both the tablets are completely different and the wide screen is considered as best and the other main point is that the use of Triluminous screen technology is boosting the color performance to 130 per cent of the RGB color gamut, providing OLED-like colors richness. This involves using quantum dot tech to boost colors saturation. But still the result of iPad Air 2 screen is good because the pixels density shows the natural color.

Operating System

Here is the main difference come both the devices run the different operating system  and users are quite comfortable with their familiar platform however the other operating system give them a lot, but they don’t want to change the operating system they are using. The Xperia Z4 tablet runs Android 5.0 lollipop operating system and the iPad Air 2 is running the iOS 8. Both the operating system are enriched with the apps and facilities. They both are light in weight and consume less battery power for running the interface smoothly. 

Processor and Memory

At first momentary look, it appears like the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet crushes the iPad Air 2 on a power. The Xperia Z4 tablet has Octa Core processor and paired with 3 GB RAM and the iPad Air 2 has three core processors with the speed of 1.5 GHz and has 2 GB RAM. Beside the processors, the GPU is another point because the most powerful GPU delivers the much better graphical appearance and Sony placed Adreno 430 GPU inside the tablet.

The iPad Air 2 is the only slimmest tablet currently that users can buy with 128GB of ROM which gives the more capacity to the tablet and make the tablet is equal to the laptop. The iPad Air 2 is also come in 16GB and 64GB ROM editions. On the contrary, the Xperia Z4 tablet is 32 GB ROM option and has the externally increment in the ROM is possible via microSD card which is possible up to 128 GB.


Camera the most important part of any smartphone or tablet and users are quite conscious of selecting the device because they need a camera with the good configuration and the Sony is the best for placing the snappers in their smartphones because the company already launched the photographic equipments. The Xperia Z4 tablet has 8.1 megapixel rear camera and 5.1 megapixel front-facing camera for taking the qualitative selfies and, on the other hand, the giant stand with the full glory. The iPad Air 2 has 8 megapixel rear camera and has 1.2 megapixel front-facing shooter for taking the selfies. The rear camera of both the devices are same, but the front facing camera has a massive difference and Sony Xperia Z4 tablet has a much better front facing camera than the iPad Air 2 and users are quite satisfied w2ith the performance of Xperia Z4 tablet camera.


If the device has many features and users are excited to at least check them all even one time they need a sufficient battery for keeping the device on and for this purpose the tablets are energized with the powerful power source. The Xperia Z4 tablet has 6000mAh battery and the iPad Air 2 is energized by 7340mAh battery. There is no doubt that they both are secured by the powerful power source but still there is a drawback there and that is the battery of both the tablets are non-removable and users need to change the whole tablet if battery goes dead.

Extra Features

The Apple iPad Air 2 is protected with fingerprint scanner which is lack in Xperia Z4 tablet; but the Xperia Z4 tablet has another ability which is the tablet is IP68 certified which mean the device is dust and water proof and remain alive for 30 minutes up to 1.5 meter means the users can use their tablet when they are sitting near the pool.

Bottom Line

In the stated above lines, we are trying our best to compare both tablets in a very reasonable and modest manner. We have no intention to degrade any product. The purpose of this comparison is to give awareness to the users about the devices in details and give them an open choice to select the tablets as they need.


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