Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs. iPad Air Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | June 16, 2014 11:35 AM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet or the iPad Air, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

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A receptionist speaks on a phone under a Sony Corp logo at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, in this file picture taken February 6, 2014. Sponsors Adidas, Sony, Visa and Coca-Cola on June 8, 2014 called on soccer's rulers to deal thoroughly with allegations of bribery to secure the 2022 World Cup for Qatar, an issue overshadowing this week's kickoff in Brazil. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

Display and Design

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with a 10.1-inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution. The iPad Air comes with a 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.

The iPad Air delivers a better viewing experience with a pixel density of 264 ppi and the LCD screen on the iPad Air also gives it an edge compared to the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, which delivers 224 ppi pixel density.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with 266 x 172 x 6.4 mm dimensions and weighs 426 grams. The iPad Air comes with 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 469 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm APQ8074AB Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The iPad Air is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 3 GB of RAM. The iPad Air runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB RAM. The better RAM on the Z2 gives the device gives it an edge especially when it comes to multi tasking.

Camera

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet sports an 8.1 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 2.2 MP. The iPad Air sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with a non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 13 hours. The iPad Air comes with a non-removable Li-Po 8,820 battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 10 hours.

Price in Australia

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet 16 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $549.95 and the 32 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $649.95. The iPad Air 16 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $569.95, the 32 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $669.95 and the 64 GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at around AU $809.95 in Australia.

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A receptionist speaks on a phone under a Sony Corp logo at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, in this file picture taken February 6, 2014. Sponsors Adidas, Sony, Visa and Coca-Cola on June 8, 2014 called on soccer's rulers to deal thoroughly with allegations of bribery to secure the 2022 World Cup for Qatar, an issue overshadowing this week's kickoff in Brazil. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files
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