Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Sony’s Answer to the iPad Air

The latest Xperia tablet is thin and light, yet still manages to look chunky thanks to big bezels

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Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Sony’s Answer to the iPad Air

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Conclusion

Sony has assembled a very competent tablet. Based on our Xperia Z2 tablet review, few people would find much to dislike in the device.

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The chunky bezel is a bit disappointing, but the display quality helps to make up for that, and the bragging rights of being a waterproof tablet won’t hurt. Performance is also a high note (Laptop Mag’s Xperia Z2 tablet review showed it more than holds its own against the competition in benchmark tests), but that’s countered by the poor battery life.

Will the Xperia Z2 be enough to move the needle on tablet sales for Sony? The company currently doesn’t even place in the global tablet sales top five, where fifth-place Lenovo (LNVGY) holds just 3.3% of sales as of 2013.

This latest Xperia tablet offers a beautiful display, extremely svelte form factor and whatever points it deserves for being a waterproof tablet. However, consumers are a tough sell on expensive tablets, and with a $499 starting price, it has to overcome Android competition that is often priced lower while offering comparable specs. And with that big bezel, the Xperia Z2 simply doesn’t stand out from the pack visually.

Overall, the Xperia Z2 is a great tablet, but I doubt it’s going to steal sales away from Samsung, Apple or other tablet leaders in a meaningful way.

As of this writing, Robert Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/04/xperia-z2-tablet-review-waterproof-tablet/.

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