Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and iPad tablet Air is different in terms of software, diagonal and resolution of the screen, and finally the same philosophy of the product. Both, however, are flagship proposals for considerable money – which proves to be more useful for you?
In comparison, we focus on the hardware capabilities of each of these devices – in the end Apple iPad Air, and Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 are currently some of the most interesting market. It is also a tablet at about the same price thresholds. Their basic versions cost about PLN 2,000; Z2 Tablet still not settled for good in our stores (only available in advance), so for the moment we ignore this aspect and wait for the formation of the actual cost. Let's move on to the comparison. Before we begin, let us remember even silhouettes of each of the candidates.
Apple iPad Air
Sony Xperia Tablet Z2
Construction and Ergonomics
A completely different idea, but in both cases excellent
Apple iPad Tablet Air is made from a single block of aluminum (although, of course, on the front panel dealing with the glass). The Cupertino company tried to, as usual, to provide premium quality, closing the whole housing with dimensions of 240 x 169 x 7.5 mm and weighing 469 grams.Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 puts a turn for the waterproof and extremely thin profile, characterized by a thickness of merely 6.4 millimeters (the other dimensions of 265 x 172 mm and weighing 439 grams). The equipment also gained through slotowi microSD card, enabling the rapid expansion of available disk space. He loses while the lack of glass Gorilla Glass, which the tablet Apple cares about the resistance of the front panel. Both tablets are characterized by excellent quality of workmanship, even with the use of very different materials in construction. Sony is gaining watertight and a thin profile, the iPad, in turn, on the coating Gorilla Glass and lack of annoying flaps. In choosing certainly help you a subjective belief – prefer the cool aluminum or plastic waterproof high-class?
Both tablets boast great screens. 9.7-inch display on the iPad and 10.1-inch diagonal Xperia Z2 correspond to other applications, but you can toss them together in a basic level – there are a range of compact (7 – or 8-inch). See also: What diagonal is the best tablet? The angles of vision in one and the other device are great and – in my opinion – there is no way to say that any of the devices clearly taking the lead. While the iPad could never complain, so Sony literally came out and stood next to each other, to bring us Breakaway panel of previous habits.The difference in the density of pixels is visible only to someone who knows what to look for – at 264 PPI on the iPad (2048 x 1536 pixels) and 224 PPI at Sony (1920 x 1080 pixels) the actual use of the tablet is very similar . By calculating the amount of candelas per square meter, we find that the maximum brightness can offer both devices. Well, what – tablets are characterized by very similar luminance (and the highest and lowest). The iPad was used, however, a slightly better anti-reflective coating, which has a direct impact on readability in sunlight. Sony can boast slightly lower while the non-uniformity of illumination (9.5 per cent. Versus 10 percent.). Unfortunately, none of the devices does not offer us such a fantastic brightness, which can provide significantly cheaper second-generation Nexus 7. [Test slug = "screen-battery" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU, TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN" product_id = "19450.19782"] [test slug = "screen-battery" virtual = "TEST_NIEROWNOMIERNOSC_AKU" product_id = "19450.19782"] In summary, slightly wins Air iPad here, having to offer higher resolution, slightly better clarity and a more effective anti-reflective coating.
Tested by us has its own copy of the Xperia LTE modem, which – unfortunately – in our version of the iPad was not. However, since Apple hardware has issued with one option, therefore we will consider a variant of the cellular connectivity.But the thing: none of the devices does not boast of a particular quantity of ports. The Xperia introduced in principle, only the standard USB 2.0, while the iPad offers plug Lightning. Here everything depends on your habits. If you act in Apple's ecosystem is the lack of USB will be less of a problem for you than for people who Cupertino had a lot in common. The same situation is with NFC and AirPlay, which – depending on the user's beliefs – can be used for similar tasks. However, some aspects remain unmoved. First, connect the device via USB OTG is possible only with the Xperia natively. Tablet can easily read the contents of the external drive with its own power supply or USB sticks, as long as the partition is formatted in FAT32. There are also problems with hardware keyboards and mice hooking if you just equip the costing literally pennies adapter Micro USB to standard USB cable. The problem is how iPad is a bit more complex. Peripherals such as keyboard and mouse set, will best communicate with your tablet using Bluetooth modules (which, of course, it is also possible to Z2). External drives and USB sticks will require a number of additional factors, the first of which is the adapter from the wall Lightning (or 30-pin) to USB standard. The second is an active hub – the tablet Apple does not provide sufficient output voltage to launch external media. The third is, unfortunately, the need to perform incompatible with the guarantee of jailbreak, ie informal "unlock" our device. It can thus be concluded that the iPad in its original state is a device completely niewspierającym USB OTG functionality. Both devices feature a high-end GPS with support for A-GPS and GLONASS. In terms of Wi-Fi Sony is gaining in compliance with the new 802.11ac standard, while support for the iPad ends up pretentious 802.11n. The range and sensitivity of the module are similar, no problem maintaining a connection even in the most demanding scenarios. What's more, both devices also support dual-channel communications (2.4 and 5 GHz) and a hotspot mode. Another, worth shaking aspect, the quality of the speakers – where, unfortunately, is a very subjective issue. Both the iPad and the Xperia Tablet Z2 will guarantee us a good impression of listening to music, what we owe stereo and proper calibration. Japanese product while gaining on the derivation of membranes on the front, which the iPad has not yet experienced, while the latter has to offer slightly larger volume (83 dB versus 73 dB). The Sony will also find an FM radio with RDS and the phone function. Xperia Z2 definitely gaining on the presence of a slot for a microSD card, but loses memory variants. Sony sells its tablet with a maximum capacity equal to the built-in 16 GB hard disk, while Apple can boast variations of up to 128 GB. The final aspect worth movement is integrated into the camera. Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 is equipped with a 8.1-megapixel sensor. Apple offers us a solution somewhat more modest, because the 5-megapixel, but the picture quality itself is very close. Importantly, this is not a quality comparable with what is achievable with both iPhone and smartphone Xperia Xperia Z1 or Z2. Upside while you can save the movie capabilities of both. Both outfits give the user mode Movie recording in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 29 frames per second.
Power performance testing by conducting video calls on Skype, watching movies or using Wi-Fi. In carrying out standard procedures in both outfits, it was easy to hide the satisfaction of the relevant results; it was not difficult to notice that the iPad has a significantly better energy management. Xperia gained a better result only in the film, and even then it was barely 20 minutes advantage. A significant advantage of hardware from Apple is also exceptionally long standby time. See for yourselves: [test slug = "battery" virtual = "video-wifi-off, internet-wifi, wifi-communicator" product_id = "19450.19782"] In summary, the iPad Air actually working longer away from the wall, but the Xperia also will not be disappointed – especially if we take into account the significantly thinner casing.
SYSTEM / MULTIMEDIA
According to the latest data conducted by Crittercism, iOS 7.1 is the most stable version of Apple's mobile system. It turns out, however, that even such a polished product is well optimized for Android 4.4 KitKat – at least on the basis of dry paper calculations. Given the responsiveness of the application, the time required to launch and sustain the ability to process, specialists from Crittercism came to some interesting conclusions. The probability of an unexpected termination of work on the new iOS-e is 1.6 per cent., While Android 4.4 KitKat was able to reduce this ratio to 0.7 per cent. The fact is, on any of the tablets have not experienced problems with the proper operation stability. They work great, taking care of the navigation speed, fluidity service interface, quick startup and shutdown. The problem for Sony may be while updates. The manufacturer was known in the past for delaying update'ów, although it is not difficult to note that in the past few months, the situation has changed dramatically. The Japanese are trying to deliver new versions of the software as soon as possible, as evidenced by even the last available KitKat for Xperia Z1, Z1 and Z Ultra Compact. The previous version of the tablet with will have their turn cool one's heels for the second quarter of this year – and that is what should be the most alarming issue for potential owners of Xperia Tablet Z2.On the other hand – we no longer have to deal with such huge differences in productivity and work culture, as in the case of connecting with Androids 2.X on a system with four at the beginning. What's more, Z2 Tablet is the flagship product – so I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the manufacturer will take care of any future updates. It did not change one thing – the Apple case looks much easier. The possibility of a rapid distribution and lack of fragmentation among devices makes every iOS update and is available immediately. Percentage, adaptation, subsequent versions of the system runs efficiently in the world. It will not change in the next months, maybe even the next few years. Usability iOS and Android and is an individual matter. The first does not offer us a deep personalization of appearance, attach widgets to the screen or the general, the open policy with which we have to deal with Google. There are, of course, common points of each system. Similarly operates the lock screen, like graphic overlay function alone, in the same way, we can start and close applications – you should find one also in the underlying functions of the second. Keyboard or notification center also operate on the same principle, but in Android we are dealing with integrated notifications and communications controls, and iPads divided these issues into two panels (drawn from the bottom of the Control Center). Xperia Tablet Z2 is a brilliant device for media playback – the tablet can handle even with files in 4K, while the iPad Air skills end at 1080p. The same can also upload videos from Sony is clearly simpler – just plug the cable and interesting material we lose, just as we would do with the USB stick. Wide range of applications will run almost any format (I recommend MX Player ) without having to convert the files. The iPad, however, insert a file associated with the need to sync with your iTunes library and selecting a proper extension (MP4, MOV). An alternative is to use third-party applications, such as VLC , which allow you to send video over Wi-Fi and playback formats unsupported theory.
Apple's tablet is running a 2-core chipset A7 (ARM architecture) with a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz, 4-core PowerVR G6430 and graphics gigabyte of memory. And yes, maybe on paper it does not look particularly impressive, but the magic lies in the proper optimization and dograniu components for the new iOS and 7 Xperia Tablet Z2, in turn, is based on the latest processor Qualcomm (Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB) with 4-core Krait 400 clocked at 2.3 GHz, powerful graphics Adreno 330 and 3 gigabytes of RAM. Components being worked for Android version 4.4.2 KitKat.In practice, it turns out that the Xperia packed with computing power actually does better in most tests. GFXBench shows the superiority of the Japanese product in dedicated processor tests "Fill Rate". Similarly, the graphics, where Sony reaches about 3 frames per second more (GFXBench, T-Rex 3.0) in the test "Offscreen" and more than 7 frames in the test "Onscreen". 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited also not remained indifferent – especially in the segment corresponding to the physics, where Z2 tablet can boast almost double the result. This, however, in what clearly wins the equipment from Apple, is the speed of the browser. Air literally crushes the competition in each of the benchmarks – and the number of points obtained in Peacekeeperze, and during access SunSpider and Kraken. 1 Browser Tests Tests tablet performance for browsing the web. [Test slug = "peacekeeper" virtual = "peacekeeper-stock" product_id = "19450.19782"] [test slug = "SunSpider" virtual = "SunSpider-stock" product_id = "19450.19782"] [test slug = "kraken "virtual =" kraken-stock "product_id =" 19450.19782 "] 2 Synthetic tests Tests of the system's overall performance tablet. [Test slug = "gfxbench-fill" product_id = "19450.19782"] 3 Synthetic tests of the system (graphics) Tests performance tablet with an emphasis on 3D graphics. [Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "19450.19782"] [test slug = "3dmark" virtual="3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "19450.19782"] While both equipment guarantee us a completely stress-free operation and compatibility with the latest titles, so it is impossible not to notice that the Xperia Tablet Z2 – on paper – is a device more promising future. But the case is not as simple as it might seem …
[Temperatura_arena2 product_id = "19450.19782"] Apple Tablet appreciated primarily for impeccable quality, a little better screen and better energy management. Sony, in turn, gains in versatility, performance and accessories. But it is not easy to compare tablet computers, which operate in very different environments – especially when one of these systems is very specific iOS 7 iPad gets it's already on the AppStore and top compatibility with any application that appears in the shop. As a result, we obtain two excellent devices for different users. The devices on which no one will fail regardless of your choice. Most, however, we are interested in your opinion. What decision will you take with disposable products, after all, close the possibilities of the hardware? Do zaważyłby on the ecosystem, or rather a vision of design and attention to a completely different functional aspects?