It’s no secret that we are fans of what Sony does, so we didn’t wait to head over to the manufacturer’s event and get our hands all over their new products. Let us introduce you to the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, the company’s latest high-end Android tablet, which could very well become your next laptop replacement, depending on your usage habits.
You may remember the Xperia Z4 Tablet from recent rumors, which shows a high-end pad with a super thin profile. We didn’t know much else before today, though, so let’s jump into the details and tell you all about it.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 10.1-inch 2560x1600p display
- 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 3 GB of RAM
- Up to 32 GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD)
- 8.1 MP rear-facing camera
- 5.1 MP front-facing camera
- LTE connectivity
- 167 x 254 x 6.1 mm
- 389 grams
- 6000 mAh battery
Let’s start by telling you that yes… this tablet is super thin at only 6.1 mm. It makes the device look super sleek. We were also surprised to see how solid it actually feels, which is not something thin tablets are known for. It’s hard to bend it, but we are sure that with enough force you can give it a deadly twist (don’t try it).
Aside from the design, the tablet is a beauty to work with. You can tell right off the bat that this device comes with power to throw around. And of course it does, it carries a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor, an Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. And the screen happens to look very good too, with that QHD definition that makes the tiniest of letters look super crisp.
As expected, the tablet is water and dust resistant. Nothing new there, as Sony is known for doing this with most of its devices. It’s still nice to see, though.
Likely the most interesting thing we saw is the bluetooth keyboard Sony made for this tablet. It’s also the reason why we say this tablet could replace your laptop if you are more of a casual user.
This keyboard takes cue from what we have seen with VAIO’s laptops (which used to be Sony’s). It works much like an ASUS Transformer keyboard dock. You can mount the tablet directly to it. And if you were wondering, it does also feel as solid as the keyboards ASUS makes.
Information on prices vary, but we are sure it really all depends on your market and carrier (if you opt for the 4G version). We were told the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet would launch for %49 Euros for the WiFi version. Meanwhile, the 4G version should cost around $649. Very well worth the price, though, as this will likely be the most powerful Android tablet upon launch.