Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Nexus 10 – A Pretty Interesting Match-Up
You might remember that at the end of January we had the chance to take a quick look at what the Xperia Tablet Z is about, but now that the Mobile World Congress has opened its doors to the public (and subsequently closed), many manufacturers (including Sony) have been eager to show their latest creations in all their glory. The Xperia Tablet Z has also been present at the event and more information concerning the gadget has also been made available.
All that being said, it’s high time that we take another look at what this tablet has to offer, and try to answer one of the most important questions.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Can It Beat the Nexus 10?
Alright folks, so the Xperia Tablet Z is definitely not part of the 7-8 inch affordable tablet segment. This one is a big player, boasting a 10.1 inch screen and beefy specs.
To give you a clear view on what it can offer, the Tablet Z packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and a 10.1 LCD display featuring a resolution of 1200 x 1920.
Not bad at all, and when compared with the Nexus 10, the Xperia Tablet Z has its own share of shortcomings, as well as advantages. The downside is that while Sony’s slate arrives with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution as mentioned above, the Nexus 10 boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Furthermore, while the Tablet Z packs a 6000 mAh battery, the N10 offers a beefier 9000 mAh unit.
These dissimilarities are being made even more prominent by the fact that in the US, the Tablet Z is expected to hit the market at a higher price than the Nexus – $100 higher. So can the Sony device offer something in return for that difference in price?
Well, in fact it kind of does, to a certain extent. As mentioned above, the gadget has its own advantages, one of them being the fact that it’s dust and waterproof. The other one is that it offers a microSD slot, and last but not least, this thing is very light and thin, weighting 108 grams less and being 2 mm thinner than the N10.
But is it all worth it? Well, it’s up to you I suppose. Feel free to share your opinion with us and check out the hands-on video below if you wish to take a closer look at the tablet.
Also, if you’re persuaded by what the Sony Xperia Tablet Z can deliver then you should learn that the gadget is expected to go on sale within the second quarter of the year.
Thanks Android Police for sharing the Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on video.