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oh you BEZEL complainers...you have become such annoying hipsters...
I hope one day you get a totally bezeless smartphone or tablet, so you could brag about how it's bezeless, oh, and that extra extra accessory called a SMARTHOLDER, so you can actually USE your bezeless phone or tablet
I think sony should make 8 inch tablet :-D that would be a competitor of galaxy tab and ipad mini ^^
pazhankanji, 05 Apr 2014Low pixel density ,it is a joke in front of galaxy tab pro. Like you would be able to see the difference at 20 inches distance.
There is this reviewer from a foreign language smartphone site, he swapped the super-low res iPad 2 of his wife with an iPad 3 with Retina, transferred settings and data and everything from the iPad 2, since it had a cover she could not see it was not her old iPad 2. She used that ipad a lot all the time but never noticed, so he switched back to iPad 2 again, she still didnt notice, then switch to iPad 3 again, and she didnt notice still. The difference in resolution is 4x, much more than the small difference between Z2 Tablet and Tab Pro, iPad 2 has a very poor resolution indeed, but its not that easily visible at normal viewing distance. Especially not for you.
To make a comparable situation with Z2 Tablet vs Tab Pro the tab pro would need 4k resolution, that is 3840 x 2400 (16:10), and no pentile allowed, it would have to be true RGB.
JohnDo, 04 Apr 2014
It needs to have the bezels for the impressive sound system on the Tablet.
But of course a ... moreDid you not read the review?
"The Xperia Z2 Tablet manages only a Below Average score"
Speakers are subpar.
WOW!! on Battery Life!! specially on Web Browsing!!
great Job SOny!! a little bit down on the stereo speaker.
Zohee, 04 Apr 2014Bezels also have a function, a place to comfortably hold the tablet without covering the scree... moreWe will wait for the elaboration on the battery test in the blog post, they mentioned it was on a rather dim setting. Once again this points out the main weakness of GSMArenas battery testing procedures, very rarely can you find two phones or tablets tested at the same brightness, they simply set it to 50% brightness and thats it. Certain other review sites uses a light meter and try to calibrate the brightness to 200 nits to make it fair for all.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2014Nice tablet, but the iPad Air is still considerably better.
I hate the 16x9 aspect ratio on... moreI cant think of any 16:9 Android tablets, all i seen been 16:10, though i know 4:3 also exist outside of iPad world.
Going for iPad Air here too, already had an Android tablet in the house and were amazed of how useless it was, what a waste of money. I have done some testing in stores, both iPad Mini 2 and Ipad Air and the ability to ignore resting thumbs on the screen gives handling a new dimension, on Android you actually need those big bezels, handling one of the newer slim bezel samsungs is a joke and a very bad one at that.
Nice tablet, but the iPad Air is still considerably better.
I hate the 16x9 aspect ratio on Google tablets. It's like looking through a tank slit at web pages or documents. For tablets under 13" the 4x3 aspect ratio of the iPad is much better unless all you do is watch movies on your tablet (if this is the case, get yourself a large screen TV, it's so much better).
I also like the iPad design and build better.
But in the Android world, this one is probably the best.
Nice review! Good tablet, but TabPRO 10.1/Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition would be my buy if I'm into 10" tablet.
I don't understand why people complain so much about bezels on a tablet. When you hold it one handed, your thumb need a surface to rest on in order to hold it securely, rather than just letting it rest on your hand. I find a wide bezel makes this more comfortable since there is more surface for the thumb to rest. The extra inches don't affect its portability either. So what is wrong with a wide bezel besides aesthetic reason and that it's a valid fad among high end phones?
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014I never understood the Sony love. This tablet is slim, light and waterproof. But it also has m... moreBezels also have a function, a place to comfortably hold the tablet without covering the screen. More of a subjective thing than anything else. And battery discussions should never be about just capacity, but rather usable duration, which seems to be quite compeitive still.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2014I never understood the Sony love. This tablet is slim, light and waterproof. But it also has m... moreI have to disagree. The Z2 tablet has great unique looks, great battery life (nevermind the capacity, just look at the battery scores), AND extremely lightweight. I can't stress the last one enough, lightness is one of those things that is subtle but very important, like a great score for a blockbuster film, you may not notice, but it improves the experience exponentially. I admit the bezels are on the large size, but a) Android provides no form of "thumb-rest" tolerance on the touch input, and b) a 10" screen is never portable, even with zero bezels.
That is excluding its waterproofing, great for kitchen use (trust me if you like to try new recipes, it's a BIG plus). Though I don't take my phone or tablet with me in a bath, there are many who'd like to.
I think the only two "flaws" I could point out would be :
1) The lower than competition ppi
2) The low speaker volume
But for the lower ppi you get sharper videos ( no rescaling for 1080p content), so I guess mainly I guess it's only the speakers.
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