The Sony Xperia Tablet Z4 is the successor to the Xperia Tablet Z2, which was released around an year ago. The Tablet was released in the month of March 2015, and it adopted a similar type of design as its predecessor, nevertheless, the style still remains unique with Sony and looks rather stylish while being held in hand. The Tablet consists of several improvements over the Z2, and can offer a better experience based on its performance.
The screen size of the Xperia Tablet Z4 is 10.1 inches with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixel, with a pixel per inch density of 299. The corning gorilla glass does not protect the display, but it features a chemical tempered glass. There is also an anti-fingerprint coating, however, it does not do the job well, and smudges are still left on the screen. The double-tap to wake up screen feature is also found in the tablet. Sony added several features to enhance the screen’s images and sharpness. Moreover, they also provide options to adjust the white balance of the screen in case one has to change it. The brightness of the tablet is high, and the contrast was at 100%.
The tablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57. The GPU is powered by Adreno 430. The tablet’s performance is great, and it runs smoothly without experiencing any lags. It runs graphic extensive games easily at 1080p, and ranked high in several benchmarks when tested.
Despite being a lot lighter than its predecessor is, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z4 features the same battery with a 6,000 mAh capacity. The standby time of the tablet is brilliant, and it lasts about 15 hours while playing videos and browsing the web. The tablet can last up to 24 hours while constantly talking on the tablet, and on standard usage of playing videos, web browsing, and calling, the tablet can last 105 hours. All this can be achieved by the tablet on one single charge.
The Tablet operates on the Android Lollipop 5.0, and it is one of the Sony’s first devices to get the Lollipop version. With this tablet, Sony kept their changes to the minimal, and mostly stick with the Lollipop’s own features. Sony also introduced small apps, which can be opened in a small widget like window.
The device features an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with an Exmor RS sensor, and can capture photos of up to 3,264 x 2,448-pixel resolution. The front-facing camera is of 5 megapixels, and features an Exmor RS sensor as well. The camera interface of the device is mostly the same as all the other Xperia phones. The photographs captured from the back camera comes out good, with decent amount of details captured. The colors are fine, however, some noise may be find when capturing solid colors. The camera can capture 1080p videos at 30 fps, and also has an digital image stabilization at the cost of reducing Field of View.