Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet The Xperia Z4 Tablet runs the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This means you’re treated to the new Material design and all of the layout tweaks that come with it.The Sony Xperia Z4's slim, waterproof design is simultaneously sleek and solid. Running the latest version of Android, it features a colorful user-friendly overlay. It has a sharp HD screen, and its performance is fast and smooth. The 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz and 3GB of RAM combine to excellent effect, making the Xperia Z4 Tablet very powerful indeed. This is reflected by our benchmark results.
It scored 4,500 in the Geekbench 3 multi-core speed test, placing it and the iPad Air 2 (4,509) on an even keel. It’s streets ahead of Android rivals, leaving the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (2,669) in the dust.
The Xperia performs even better in the graphics department, scoring a sublime 24,283 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test. That’s a terrific result. Even the iPad Air 2 (21,797) can’t keep up, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (13,500) again way behind.
However, benchmarks aren’t everything. Fortunately, the Xperia’s performance is generally excellent. It blitzes through 3D games, including Real Racing 3, Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2, delivering a flawless experience. Similarly, movies and videos play smoothly, without a hint of lag.
On occasion, we did find that sound and videos sometimes stuttered when rotating the screen, and we’re not sure why. However, it seems to happen on an irregular basis, and is so fleeting that few users will actually be bothered by it.Sony claims you'll get 17 hours of video playback from the Z4, and from our tests, that's not too far from the truth. The Z4 managed almost 15 hours of continuous video while syncing Twitter every 10 minutes over WiFi. That's pretty damn impressive given the battery is exactly the same size as last year's model, and the same test drained the Z2 in just eight hours.
The storage options aren't overly generous, and it would be nice if Sony offered a 64GB version; microSD storage is handy, but files on there don't perform as well as on the main memory. The optional Bluetooth keyboard is cramped to type on and has a frail plastic build.
THE BOTTOM LINE For novice Android users with a desire to greatly personalize their experience, the Sony Xperia Z4 is a beautifully constructed tablet with high-end specs that won't disappoint. Key Features: 10.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display; Android Lollipop; Snapdragon 810 processor; 3GB RAM; 6,000mAh battery; 393g; 8.1-megapixel rear camera; NFC; Bluetooth 4.1
VS Dell Venue 10 7000 The Dell Venue 10 7000 is an excellent Android tablet for everything from media consumption to light office work.The Dell Venue 10 7000 is a sleek tablet-hybrid with a sturdy Bluetooth keyboard. Performance is swift and smooth, and it runs on the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system. It also features a stunningly sharp screen and nifty depth-sensing cameras. The Venue 10 7000's 10.5-inch, 2560 x 1600 OLED screen is a whirlwind of vivid colors, but it's muted by less-than-ideal brightness. Its high-res display features deep, saturated colors that look more like a glossy magazine page than a traditional monitor. But when you tilt the screen -- which causes the background to shift in a parallax motion -- you're reminded that it's much more than a simple, static viewing experience. Dell puts the generic, uninspired designs of the past in the rearview mirror. Cheap, thick plastic construction has been replaced by sleek metal lines and bold design choices like the cylindrical bulge on one end—it's not dissimilar to Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 10, but it's still refreshing in the grand scheme of tablet design. The tablet comes with a 10.50-inch display with a resolution of 1600 pixels by 2560 pixels. The Dell Venue 10 7000 is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The tablet packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Dell Venue 10 7000 packs a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Dell Venue 10 7000 runs Android 5.0 and is powered by a 7000mAh non removable battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Sensors on the tablet include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. The device comes a multimedia features stereo Speakers, MP4, MP3 and Full HD Supported Player and Google Play, Facebook, Google+, twitter, HTML, FM radio, Image and video viewer and editor and Microsoft Office document viewer and editor, SMS, MMS, Emails, I mail, Push mail and threading view Text input. This device is a Li-ion Non Removeable 7000 mAh battery. It is provide the talk time about 8 hours videos watching, web browsing.
but,Trying to multitask on the Venue 10 is largely an exercise in futility. You'll often find yourself reloading every app when switching between them, and that's simply not acceptable for a mobile work machine.It's a bit heavy and expensive. The small keyboard can feel cramped to type on.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Dell Venue 10 7000 is dangerously close to the price point of excellent laptops, like the Dell XPS 13. And it's well past the premium I'd be comfortable with shelling out for a Chromebook.The refined build quality and slick performance of the Dell Venue 10 7000 make it one of the finest Android tablet-hybrids around. Price:$499 to $679 VS Microsoft Surface 3 The Surface 3 is a thinner, lighter, smaller and cheaper version of theSurface Pro 3. It has a 10.8-inch screen and weighs just 887g with the keyboard attached (622g without). The 10.8-inch display makes the Surface 3 wider than 10.1-inch tablets, so the keyboard is bigger than most. This allows Microsoft to use large keys on the Type Cover. Those keys are wonderful and it's possible to type as fast as on any laptop keyboard. The keys have just the right amount of travel and the tactile feedback is first rate.
The top row of keys have tablet control keys along with some standard Windows keys -- Home, End, PrtScn, and others. They also serve as Fn-1 - Fn-12.
There is a small trackpad on the Type Cover that works well, but due to the small size I usually just tap the touch display. Still it's nice to have the trackpad available.
The new Surface 3 costs less than the Pro version, but trickles down much of the design and materials of its more expensive sibling. This budget model finally runs the full version of Windows. The keyboard cover remains the best way to transform a slate into a laptop. The Surface 3's IPS panel provides excellent viewing angles which means you won't have to crane your neck when leaning over to watch video or other content with a friend.
Even at a smaller 10.8-inches in size, its 1,920 x 1,200 pixel-resolution allowed me to comfortably fit two screens side-by-side, making it great for getting productive on the go.
The display supports full 10-point multi-touch, which I found fast and responsive - although it's easier to pick out toolbars and menus using the Surface Pen if you have scaling set to a low percentage in Windows. The Surface 3's benchmark figures are higher than those generated by the Asus T100 Chi. In PCMark 8 Home test, its 1.6GHz Intel Atom x7-78700 proved 32% faster than the Z3775 in the Chi while beating it by 19% in Cinebench 11.5's Multi-Core CPU test and 48% in its GPU test.
If that was something of a fair fight, things become predictably one-sided when comparing the Surface 3 to the Surface Pro 3, which saw its Core i5-4200U chip hammer the Surface 3's Atom chip in Cinebench 11.5's CPU test, producing a 196% bigger number. The Surface Pro 3 also scored higher in PCMark 8's Home test by 26%, while graphics came on top by 75% on Cinebench 11.5's GPU test. The Surface 3's 13-watt micro USB charger stretches from to nothing fully-charged in around 2.5 hours and once juiced up can go for a long time due to the efficiency of the 1.6GHz Intel Atom x7-78700. It packs a 27Wh battery, just short of the 30Wh battery in the T100 Chi - and PCMark 8's battery tests, which simulates real-world applications and loops video, produced similar scores as a result.
The high-end Surface 3 finds itself in an unusual position. Compared to the entry-level model, you get 4GB of RAM (instead of 2GB) and 128GB of storage (compared to 64GB) for $121 more. It means you'll be able to store more data on it while enjoying slightly less slowdown when multitasking, but the benchmarks show that it's nowhere near as powerful as the Surface Pro 3 - so its capabilities are still relatively limited.
But,Trading down to a low-power processor means this isn't a full-time PC. The clever keyboard case is still sold separately, and costs a lot compared to the base hardware. The kickstand has only three preset angles.
THE BOTTOM LINE The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included. Key Features: 10.8-inch, 1,920 x 1,280 display; 662g; 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor; Bluetooth 4.0; 802.11ac Wi-Fi; USB 3.0; Mini DisplayPort; microSD; 3.5-megapixel front camera; 8.0-megapixel camera
Manufacturer: Microsoft Price:$499