Sony Xperia Tablet Z  vs Apple iPad 4 

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Released June, 2015

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z
8.5 Out of 10
Things like the microSD card slot are really winning as well, and we love the way that Sony has made everything so easy to find on the tablet (after getting acclimatised to the way the user interface works).
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
8.9 Out of 10
Even now, the 9.7-inch Retina display on the iPad 4 is a marvelous thing to behold – mainly because it’s super detailed thanks to its 2048 x 1536 resolution, which puts up an admirable pixel density of 264 ppi.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tablet Z vs 4


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D and GLBenchmark 2.5

Battery Life

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Apple iPad 4 

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Tablet Z vs iPad 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

iPad 4

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

iPad 4

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Xperia Tablet Z
1,887.5 ms
iPad 4
850 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

iPad 4

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

iPad 4

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPad 4
54.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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More processing power 3,119 vs 1,338 More than 2.2x better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8.1 MP vs 5 MP More than 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Lighter 495 g vs 652 g Around 25% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Jun, 2015 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 167 x 254 x 6.9 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm More than 30% smaller
Higher resolution front camera 2.2 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 85% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Much faster web browser 2,495 vs 1,731 Around 45% better BrowserMark score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 6,458 vs 5,449 Around 20% better AnTuTu 3D score
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 9.83 hour More than 10% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1200 More than 35% higher resolution
Sharper screen 263 ppi vs 224 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Tablet Z  vs iPad 4 

On the tablet, it's an LED-backlit LCD panel, while the Xperia Z phone ships with a TFT display.
Xperia Tablet Z

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Tablet Z  vs
iPad 4 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology TFT LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 2048 x 1536
PPI 224 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 495 g 652 g
Size 167 x 254 x 6.9 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 6.9 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 9.83 hour 11 hour


Xperia Tablet Z  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2.2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8.1 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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