ony, XFor fans of the Xperia series of tablets, a new update is hitting shelves. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony has introduced the latest Xperia Z4, which will be even thinner, lighter, and maintaining many of the same features that made its predecessor such a hit.
Of all of the high end tablets on the market, Xperia has managed to impress consistently. The Xperia Z4 already looks to be continuing on the tradition, being more lightweight than its already incredibly weightless former model, as well as waterproof for added security. But it is the specifications that give it the real edge.
First, we have the 10.1″ display. Sony, like Samsung, are well known for going all out with resolution. The Xperia Z4 will feature a 2560×1600 pixel screen, with anti-scratch glass and a fingerprint resistant coating to help minimize smudges.
The resolution will be well powered, thanks to the 2 GHz, 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 GPU. With 3 GB of RAM, it should be smooth and help reduce some of the lag you see in high performance devices that skimp out under the hood.
Additional features like the front facing and rear facing cameras are 8.1-megapixel and 5,1-megapixel respectively. While this won’t make them much as far as creating media is concerned, it will at least present solid video chat and pictures. There will be 32 GB of on-board storage, which can be expanded to 128 GB via microSD.
Battery has definitely been given a boost, thanks to a 6000 mAh that allows up to 17 hours of video playback.
The Xperia Z4 will run the latest version of Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
As tablets become more and more sophisticated, and syncing all devices becomes commonplace, the Xperia series is sure to remain one of the better options for those looking for greater computing power and style. In particular, this would be a great device for those who want a tablet for professional purposes, as it has better function than some of the cheaper models currently on the market.
Comparing it to the iPad Air puts the two more or less on par, as far as performance goes. But one way in which the Xperia Z4 has the edge is in its more open platform through Android. Apple is notorious for their stifling third parties and making things like content transfer difficult and aggravating. That and the greater storage should make it easy for Sony to show that they are the better choice.