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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Informr score
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Fast performance
  • Super lightweight
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • 3G/4G LTE models
  • MicroSD support

What's bad

  • Plastic chassis
  • Large screen bezel
  • Mediocre cameras

Android tablets have suffered from a string of hit-or-miss releases in recent year. Sony hopes to prove that you can create a Android laptop with a truly premium feel and experience with the Xperia Z4. But does it live up to Sony’s hype? Let’s see what reviewers are saying!

Given Sony’s affinity for glass and metal designs, you might be surprised to hear that the Z4 features a plastic chassis. While this often means a cheap feeling device in the Android market, they have accomplished something impressive: Weighing in at just 389 grams, it is currently the lightest 10.1-inch tablet available. The plastic is also a cut above the typical budget phone materials. TechRadar notes, “It's more high-end polycarbonate, which feels grippy but perhaps not as expensive as you might hope.” PC Advisor UK proclaims that it “feels great in the hand with the weight particularly making it easy to handle.”

If you plan on using your tablet on the go, the thin, lightweight design could pose an issue unfortunately. Trusted Reviews found that “Placed under only mild amounts of pressure, the Z4 Tablet flexes and warps to unnerving levels.” While no one else mentioned having any issues, you might think twice before tossing your tablet in a bag unprotected.

Like other recent Sony releases, the Z4 is IP65 and IP68 certified making it dustproof and waterproof down to one-meter. An improved design also means no more worrying about flaps or plugs to maintain your waterproof rating. While submerged performance was questionable, it survived any dousings the reviewers performed after a quick wipe down to dry off.

The star of the Z4 is its 10.1-inch, 1600-by-2560 pixel display. Featuring Sony’s Triluminous technology, they claim it is the brightest 10.1-inch tablet currently available. Reviewers universally loved the screen, noting its clarity, vibrance and brightness. Trusted Reviews said, “It's hard to overstate just how nice this screen is.” Tablet PC Review praised it, calling the display “Outstanding.”

Pushing all those pixels, you’ll find a 64-bit Eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor. With speeds up to 2.0GHz, the tablet is ready for anything you might throw at it. Digital Trends found it “ferociously fast” during their hands-on time. Sony includes 3GB of RAM to keep multitasking and resource-heavy apps flowing smoothly as well.

When it comes to multitasking, the tablet also offers an accessory to help it stand out from the pack. Sony will offer a bluetooth keyboard dock with trackpad to complement the device and offer enhanced productivity benefits. Reviewers applauded the functionality of the dock due to its innovative start menu and recent apps dock that appears when snapping the keyboard to the bottom of the Z4. Unfortunately, quality was not as universally liked. Many reviews noted that the keyboard felt cheap and most had issues with balancing the tablet with the dock on their laps.

Whether you’re looking for a second screen to park by the couch or a productivity tool for editing files on the go, the Z4’s 32GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards with capacities up to 128GB will keep even the most media-hungry users happy. Add in 3G and 4G LTE connectivity and a cloud storage provider and you have a tablet ready to let you access and store media however you please.

With the 2K resolution screen and powerful processor, you might worry about battery life. According to Sony, this shouldn’t be a concern. The 6000mAh internal battery reportedly offers 17-hours of video playback on a single charge.

Like many tablets, the Z4’s 8.1MP rear camera and 5.1MP front-facing camera received mediocre reviews. From lack of detail in low lighting to a complete absence of flash, reviews indicate that it won’t replace even a point-and-shoot camera any time soon.

Overall, Sony appears to have succeeding at its goal of proving Android tablets can offer a premium experience. Trusted Reviews stated, “The Xperia Z4 Tablet is undeniably beautiful, with a screen that can melt your heart as well as your eyes.” TechRadar praised it, saying, “In true Sony form, the Tablet Z4 comes with all the really good things that make Sony a top brand if you're looking to get involved in the mobile space (be it tablet or smartphone).” Digital Trends went even further, proclaiming, “Sony's premium Xperia Z4 Tablet is quite simply the best large Android tablet on the market.”


Operating system
Operating system
2 GHz
2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
6000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Absolute Geeks
Absolute Geeks

I think it’s a brilliant all round tablet capable of multi tasking well. What could make it better was if they had a stylus included allowing artists to make full use of the phenomenal display and processing power to pen down masterpieces on the Z4. If you are the kind of person that enjoys ta...

- Kevin Sebastian, Absolute Geeks
Mobile Choice
Mobile Choice

Sony have produced a great product and it shows as soon as you pick up the Z4 Tablet: solidly constructed with an IPx8 rated body of an athlete who is all muscle and 0% fat, spectacular screen and long battery life. However, it is a very expensive product (same as the Apple iPad Air 2) and still fea...

- Mobile Choice team, Mobile Choice
Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a seriously impressive device and easily one of the best tablets we've ever tested. The design is astonishingly thin and light and the waterproofing with only the need for one cover is a bonus. This topped with excellent hardware, performance and software means we can ba...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
The Inquirer
The Inquirer

There's a nagging sense that the Xperia Z4 Tablet, with its sparse ports and entertainment-focused bloatware, doesn't quite achieve its potential as an enterprise product. That's a shame, because the bundled keyboard (while flawed) and free Office software are bold moves in a clearly professional di...

- James Archer, The Inquirer

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is currently the most powerful full-size Android tablet available on the market, and is one of the rare models which are a serious threat for Apple’s iPad Air 2 thanks to its outstanding performance, display, battery life, and design. Its best features are its elegant...

- Dragan Petric, TabletPCReview

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Screen Size

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet's screen size is 10.1 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

8+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 6000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 9 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia Z4 Tablet Specs

Release Date June 30, 2015
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0 Marshmallow)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.18 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
8x digital
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Burst mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 299 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 6 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 17 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 9 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 42 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.7 x 25.4 x 0.6 cm (6.6 x 10 x 0.2 in)
Weight 393 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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