Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet [VIDEO]



Sony took their time bringing us an updated 10-inch slate, but the wait seems well worth it based on our initial impressions of the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The slate continues to showcase Sony’s dedication to design, and the first thing immediately noticeable is how light it is. Add to this the fact that the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet measures in at an amazing 6.1mm thin and we have the beginnings of another gorgeous Android device from the Japanese manufacturer.

The Xperia Z4 Tablet runs Android Lollipop on top of an impressive hardware package that includes an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset at its core. A 2K (2560 x 1600) display is a marked improvement over its 10-inch predecessor, the Z2 Tablet. A holdover from the earlier slate is a 6000mAh battery, but Sony promises improved battery life nonetheless.


A nifty addition to the Z4 Tablet is the inclusion of a Bluetooth keyboard, a response to the growing popularity of the Microsoft Surface and tablets that serve as full notebook replacements. The Z4 Tablet docks firmly in place and connects via Bluetooth, supporting mouse input with multi-finger gestures for scrolling and more. Sony does modify the slate’s Lollipop OS to provide an environment more friendly to productivity, including the ability to add an abundance of items to the shortcut bar.

Other goodies include waterproof construction for added durability and options for LTE connectivity. The Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch in Europe this June at a price of 550 euro.

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  1. Bring on the Z4 phone! Going to crush the latest S6 and M9 when he makes its debut! Hoping it stays true to waterproofing like z3 did!

  2. Bring on the Z4 ultra please!

  3. This thing looks amazing, but I can’t swing $650 for something as non-essential as a tablet. I mostly just use my tablet to consume media in bed. My Nexus 10 can handle that sufficiently until something decent comes out in the $350-$400 range.

  4. Wait 6 months and get a refurb. I got the note 10.1 for 250 within a year of it coming out while it still retailed for 550

  5. Where are the speakers?

  6. Question: If I am at a conference or other public venue and I use the bluetooth keyboard to enter the password to my bank, is it possible for someone else to “listen” in to the bluetooth communication between the keyboard and Xperia tablet and ascertain what I have typed?

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