The tablet segment has just grown after the introduction of the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which is essentially a larger version of the highly popular Xperia Z2 smartphone from the Japanese giant.
Meanwhile, there are also new phablets getting launched and Apple is the latest to join the party by coming out with the iPhone 6 Plus.
The introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus is extremely crucial for the American giant considering that it plugs an important gap between the iPhone and iPad Mini. It is easily the largest phone Apple has made. It has a screen that comes in at 5.5 inches. This large display will simply not be capable of handling the high-end stuff with the old resolution. Hence, Apple offers the full HD resolution on the iPhone 6 Plus. Interestingly, the iPhone 6 has to do with the equivalent of 720p resolution on its 4.7 inch display.
Sony certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to the screen size. The Xperia Z2 Tablet’s 10.1 inch screen is one of the largest in the tablet segment. It is slightly larger than the 9.7 inch display on the iPad. However, even the impressive 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution struggles to cope with this display space and Xperia Z2 Tablet offers only 224 pixels per inch. This was significantly down compared to the 401 PPI of the iPhone 6 Plus. A big advantage of the Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with its water resistance feature. It can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes under a meter of water, thus becoming one of the few tablets to boast this aspect.
The iPhone 6 Plus comes with one of the finest cameras ever fitted onto a mobile phone. It may not rule the roost in terms of megapixel count, but the detail and the ability to eliminate noise are almost unparalleled. This model specifically comes with the optical image stabilization, which does a great job of eliminating the shakes especially in videos. Sony does away with the 20.7 megapixel camera that has done its job in the Xperia Z2 and in the latest Xperia Z3. Instead, the Xperia Z2 Tablet comes with only the eight megapixel camera albeit one that has every good feature. 4k video recording feature does get omitted.
Performance is of the highest order in both these devices even though the android operating system is susceptible to the old stutter and lag. It is highly unlikely that the quad core 2.5 GHz processor used in the Xperia Z2 Tablet will produce those lags especially considering that there is also a 2 GB of RAM on offer. The iPhone 6 Plus has a more modest dual core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. The basic version of the iPhone 6 Plus with just 16 GB storage costs $749 while the Xperia Z2 Tablet with both Wi-Fi and LTE connection options is priced at around $550.