Sony Xperia Tablet Z  vs Microsoft Surface 2 

Released June, 2015

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z
It's hard to argue with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z: it's crazy thin and light, yet it's fast, has a vivid full HD display and an advanced array of features including an AV Remote, NFC, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth and a decent 8.1MP rear camera.
by MobileTechReview (Jun, 2013)
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Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface 2

  • 10.6"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface 2
The camera preview is lower resolution than the picture you take.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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Supports voice commands Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
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
Lighter 495 g vs 675 g More than 25% lighter
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
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 20% thinner
Newer Jun, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 167 x 254 x 6.9 mm vs 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm More than 30% smaller
Sharper screen 224 ppi vs 207 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1920 x 1080 More than 10% higher resolution
Front view of Microsoft Surface 2

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Slightly bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 3.5 MP vs 2.2 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Features Key features of the Xperia Tablet Z  vs Surface 2 

screen resolution

Xperia Tablet Z
1920 x 1200
Surface 2
1920 x 1080

memory

camera resolution

Surface 2
3.5 MP

CPU Cores

Xperia Tablet Z
Quad core
Surface 2
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Xperia Tablet Z
1.5 GHz
Surface 2
1.7 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Tablet Z  vs Surface 2 

7.6
7.6
The 8-megapixel back camera has been outfitted with Sony's Exmor R technology, which is purported to allow you to take good pictures in low light.
Xperia Tablet Z

9.0
7.0
On the tablet, it's an LED-backlit LCD panel, while the Xperia Z phone ships with a TFT display.
Xperia Tablet Z

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Xperia Tablet Z  vs
Surface 2 
Size 10.1" 10.6"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080
PPI 224 ppi 207 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.7 GHz

form factor

Weight 495 g 675 g
Size 167 x 254 x 6.9 mm 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 6.9 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 9.83 hour 10 hour

storage

Xperia Tablet Z  vs
Surface 2 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 2.2 MP 3.5 MP
Rear camera 8.1 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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