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Global Score
8.468.77
Basic Information
SonyApple
Android 4.4iOS 8.x
2014-09-032014-10-16
8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches
9.52 ounces15.41 ounces
Black and WhiteGold and Gray
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 249.00$ 231.00
Display / Screen
8 inches9.7 inches
1200 x 1920 pixels 1536 x 2048 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
283 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.38.2
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipsetApple A8X chipset
Quad-Core 2500 MHz processor64-bit Cyclone (Single-Core 1500 MHz) processor
3 GB RAM2 GB (1600 MHz) RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUPowerVR GXA6850 GPU
9.368.91
Storage
16 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
6.724.4
Camera
8.10 MP + 2.20 MP8.00 MP + 1.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
--31.00mm focal length
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
--1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video
7.488.47
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA
Nano SIMNano SIM
76.7
Battery Life
4500mAh Battery7340mAh Battery
Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
1100 hours standby time
19 hours talk time
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4.645.76
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
NFC--
--Fingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparison review

Apple iPad Air 2 has a general score of 8.77, which is a little bit better than the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's 8.46 overall score. The Apple iPad Air 2 body is a bit thinner but notably heavier than Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and both of them were released with only 1 months difference. The Apple iPad Air 2 counts with iOS 8.x OS, and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has Android 4.4 OS.

The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a bit better screen than iPad Air 2, because although it has a little bit lower resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a little bit smaller display, it also counts with a just a little more pixels per inch in the display. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with just a little better hardware performance than iPad Air 2, because although it has a 32-bits processor instead of 64-bits, it also counts with a larger number of cores, an additional GPU and a greater amount of RAM memory.

The iPad Air 2 takes better pictures and videos than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, although it has a lower (Full HD) video definition and a lower resolution back camera, they both have a same size camera aperture. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a superior storage capacity to store more apps and games than Apple iPad Air 2, and although they both have equal internal memory capacity, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also has a SD card slot that allows up to 128 GB.

Apple iPad Air 2 counts with a superior battery performance than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, because it has 7340mAh of battery capacity against 4500mAh.

Despite of being the best tablet between the ones we are comparing here, iPad Air 2 is also a bit cheaper.