Rated 5 out of 5
by technogeek1963 The best Android tablet on the market period.
I only had this tablet a day, but this tablet is so terrific that I wanted to share my enthusiasm with the public. SONY has outdone themselves. This tablet is great, because it's so light weight and responsive. The only problem I have is a minor software issue. when I open up Chrome the menu tab on the right is not too responsive. As for the display, I think it is very good. I consider myself a techno buff/guru. This tablet has met my expectations and needs. Oodles to Sony. Did I mention how light weight it is. That is so awesome in my opinion!
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Squirrel Very happy with the Z2
I have had the Z2 about 3 weeks and like the product very much.
- It is incredibly light weight and easy to hold
- It is incredibly fast and able to multi task apps without lag
- the screen is great for reading documents (my main use)
- The thing is waterproof (tested and confirmed). I have a Z1 phone that I also think is great and was the reason why I went for Sony again for the tablet. The flaps that protect the ports feel a bit flimsy but are actually really tough - I've practiced a lot with my Z1 and the don't break or wear out.
- The Sony ecosystem is good - I connected my phone and tablet with a simple touch through the nfc.
- battery life I have found to be excellent - easy get a full day continuous use, however charging is not fast (the Z1 magnetic charger does however fit the Z2).
- Please provide additional accessories sony - I have the cover but would like screen protectors
- A Samsung style stylus would be useful
- The headphone jack is in the wrong place - this should be on the top of the device - why put it underneath so it doesn't stand in landscape properly ?
May 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alexus Beware of major existing issue
If you are planning on ordering this tablet - be aware of its currently existing issue. At some random point during the usage of the tablet its touchscreen may stop registering the touches properly. For example, it may start to "skip" some of your touches or might register a single momentary touch as a "double tap" or a "long tap", making the whole tablet feel very "laggy" and barely usable. As of June 4th, 2014, this STILL happens even after the latest official software update, and this happens for MANY people all around the world (a simple Google search for "touchscreen problem" for this specific model will show you that). Luckily there's a "quick fix" - if you start getting this "touchscreen lag" you can just put tablet to sleep by pressing the power button then immediately wake it up by pressing the power button again. After that the "touchscreen lag" usually goes away. Unfortunately this "fix" is very temporary and after some time the "lag" appears again. If you do not want to deal with possibility of getting this "lag" on your tablet - I highly recommend waiting for a PROPER software fix which will completely and permanently get rid of this issue.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlexandreQMJ Some huge fails
Sorry, I really loved this tablet, when you get it in you hands, even if you are used with good piece of tech gadgets you will become impressed, but are 2 huge mistskes with this one.
1 - The screen has problems, Sony tried to fix it, but wasnt enough, the problems continue happens, hope more updates come to solve this.
2 - This tablet has a huge design problem, and i'm suprise that no one notice that, the headphones jack is in the worst place that could be. Sony made this tablet to be a landscape tablet, and with the oficial cover is terrible to use it with earphones, the headphones should be in the side or in the top of the tablet, the only way to use it like this is take the tablet off the cover and put it upside down, but it is too much work to do it everytime. With 3 weeks using it I notice that, and i'm really suprise how the Sony designers(one of the good features of the brand) didn't saw that.
In my opinion the jack could be in the same side of the tablet, but in the side, not in the bottle(terrible place)
On all other stuff comparing with others this tablet is just perfect.
September 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by FakeName Frequently fails to turn on
I bought this because it's waterproof and I wanted something good to use in the kitchen, but even after being plugged in for hours, it won't turn on. Then later it will turn on, but it's very inconsistent. This unreliability renders it pretty useless.
May 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by normie05 Best Tablet I have owned
I am pleased with the picture quality. It has a deep rich picture. The sound is very good as far as tablets go. The bluetooth is tops. It picks up my network and external speaker with no effort once you set it up. The batter could be a tad better as I like my pic brite. The sony staff at the sony store needs to be trained a bit better with product info. I had many call backs on bad info they provided. Like the hdmi cable I ordered and the sales rep forgot to say I needed the adaper for the cable etc. Intrest rate on my promo was not set up good. Months to pay back etc. I was told 24 months but got only 6 month to pay. Be careful the call center is not in the usa. Many of the sales persons dont know there stuff. Next time I will be more prepared before I call the sony store..All in all get the tablet you wont be sorry. Its a keeper
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by reece65 must have
The tablet is small and thin but has a big screen that makes work and movies excellent. Definitely a must have necessity for light weight and on the move viewers.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DkinNY Strong Android Contender
I am an avid user of the Android ecosystem, and the Xperia Z2 tablet is a wonderful new addition to the high-end tablet market. I was able to pick one up at the Sony Store the day it was released in the U.S., so I've been using it comprehensively for a couple weeks now. Here are my initial impressions:
1) Unlike another reviewer, I have not experienced any lag. The processor speed and RAM appear to be more than enough for my extensive use, including apps that caused major lag issues with my former Android tablet (ASUS Transformer Pad - which seemed to develop lag with newer versions of Android, including 4.4 (KitKat)). The tablet runs as well as or better than my Galaxy S4 phone also running KitKat.
2) The tablet is very light and is comfortable to hold. Even before I purchased a standing case, I could hold the tablet with one hand (like a magazine) and read for extended periods of time without any fatigue. I could not do this with other 10 inch Android tablets.
3) The UI is very true to Android -- not a lot of manipulation in the vein of Samsung.
4) Some industry reviews indicated that battery life on the Xperia Z2 tablet was a concern. Based solely on my SUBJECTIVE opinion and no actual metrics, I thought that when using the tablet for internet browsing or email, power did seem to deplete quicker than I would want even when using Sony's STAMINA mode; however, when watching a downloaded movie on a flight, I was surprised that the battery was lasting longer than I thought it would. Again, my basis is purely subjective . . .
5) If I had any criticisms about the tablet, it would be that the touchscreen is slightly less responsive than I'd like it to be, when compared to other Android-based touchscreen devices I have used. It may be a calibration issue that can be addressed in a future update, but I've encountered a few inaccurate responses to taps on web browser links. I also sometimes need to tap a few times on spot before the tablet registers a response. I experienced this both before and after I installed a screen protector. I wouldn't say this is constant or is a major detraction from the Xperia z2 experience, just an occasional minor nuisance.
Overall, the tablet is great and certainly rivals the iPad Air for overall functionality and build quality in the same price range.
May 16, 2014