Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and speaker dock [VIDEO]



We already gave you our hands-on of the newly announced Sony Xperia Z2, and now it’s time to check out its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. As the name suggests, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is simply the tablet version of Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Z2. Both devices share many of the same specs, such as their full HD Triluminos displays, 3GB of RAM, and Snapdragon 801 processor. Both devices also follow Sony’s now trademark design, outfitted with slim aluminum frames and waterproof design.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet specs

  • 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 Triluminos display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage with microSD slot
  • 8.1 megapixel rear camera
  • 2.2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL 3.0, and WiFi
  • Android 4.4 KitKat


Merely calling the Xperia Z2 Tablet thin would be an understatement. Believe it or not, the Z2 Tab is actually thinner than its smartphone cousin by a full 1.8mm — measuring at 6.4mm vs the Z2’s 8.2mm. A testament to Sony’s engineering, Sony is calling the Z2 Tablet the world’s lightest and slimmest waterproof tablet (6.4mm/439g), pitting the Z2 Tablet against the likes of more premium tablets like the Apple iPad Air (7.5mm/478g) and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro (7.3mm/469g). Although Sony was mum on pricing, we’re expecting the Z2 Tablet to be priced similarly.

In our quick hands-on, we go over some of the tablet’s main specs, showing off the tablet as well as Sony’s new NFC-equipped speaker dock. For such a little thing, it can make a lotta noise. For those curious, you can check out both in our video below.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Please don’t be $500….

    1. Dude your begging for nothing, lol, this thing will probably start at 550 lol

      1. The peace of mind that accompanies a waterproof tablet is worth the premium price. Couldn’t be happier with my original tablet Z.

        1. I’m not saying I wouldn’t buy, because I probably will, I was jus telling Tony it’s basically pointless looking for that kind of price. I will wait until around summer time to see if any tablets might be coming out with the snapdragon 805 processor and if it will be worth the price before I dicide which
          Tablet I’ll be buying

          1. Agreed.

  2. Chris, would you say, after a quick hands on, that this tablet could be a suitable upgrade/replacement from a Nexus 10?

    1. That was exactly my question too.

  3. This looks sooo good and I want it soo much!
    It is the first non-nexus tablet I actually wanted.

    And Iw on’t get it, because just like any other tablet I won’t use it enough to justify the price :(

  4. ok, i’m sold. you got me a dual front-facing speakers.

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