BY | January 24, 2013

Both come with great specs and features and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z makes very interesting reading

Sony has just unveiled its flagship Android tablet the Xperia Tablet Z. The new product is to take on a line of large-screen tablet PCs. It will fight against Google Nexus 10, Apple iPad and Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1. It will be interesting to compare the Tablet Z with Note 10.1. Samsung has designed Note 10.1 as a strong rival to iPad. Here you can read the comparison between the devices.

Hardware: Both the tablets have the same 10.1-inch displays. The Sony tablet comes with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD display that packs a screen resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels at 224-ppi. Sony has made use of its Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for the device. The Samsung tablet has arrived in with a PLS TFT display that features a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels at 149-ppi. Like the Note phablet, the tablet also supports an S-Pen digitizer for easy handling of the device.

When it comes to innards, the Xperia Tablet Z is up with almost the same specs of its competitor. The gadget is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU. It offers 32GB of internal memory and microSD slot for external storage expansion. The Note 10.1 features a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 quad core Exynos 4412 chipset, 2GB of RAM and Mali-400MP GPU. It is available in all standard memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with microSD slots.

Sony has placed a better 8MP autofocus rear camera on its tablet. It is rich with features like touch focus, geo-tagging and 1080p video shooting capability. The device has a 2.2MP 1080p front facing camera as well. It is when the Samsung tablet touts moderate cameras. The device mounts a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p video recording. It has a 1.9MP front camera for video chatting.

Software: The new tablet is slated to roll out with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is one of the latest versions of the mobile OS from Google. It is to get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update sooner. Meanwhile, the Note 10.1 came to markets with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it is upgradeable to the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Connectivity & Battery: Of course, both the tablets support cellular network connectivity. So, they offer facilities like EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA and HSUPA. Apart from these things, the machines come out with options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB sort. But, Tablet Z also has NFC as an advantage over the Note 10.1. Both the tablets pack non-removable batteries. The Note has a more powerful Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery and a Li-Po 6000 mAh battery.

Target Audience: Samsung brought in its larger Note aiming at the customers, who look for a pen-based large screen device. Success of its Note phablet has led the company to coin up such a product. Note 10.1 has now gone a big success and it is one of the top Android tablets ever. It competes with iPad as well as other large screen Android tablets.

The new Xperia Tablet Z targets customers, who want a quality Android tablet with better features. The device actually follows Sony’s higher-end Android phone, the Xperia Z, which was released at CES 2013. It means that the company has developed the machine to satisfy the needs of people, who look for a premium Android tablet from Sony.

Price & Availability: Sony is soon to release its Xperia tablet in Japan market. The company has, however, refused to reveal the price of the device. It may come to other markets soon after its Japan release. The base price of Samsung’s tablet is $699. It is available for grabs with discounted prices and data deals from various carriers across the world.

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