Difference between Dell XPS 10 and Sony Xperia Z Tab

Key Difference: The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping. Sony has recently announced its revamped smartphone and tablets line. Along with the new flagship phone Sony Xperia Z, the company has also added a new tablet, the Sony Xperia Z Tab. The tablet supports a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and is created using the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology.

Dell is a popular company that is well-known for its customizable computers. It allowed people to build laptops and desktops from scratch, adding only components they need and paying only for those components. It has become a popular name in laptops, but has yet to launch itself in the tablet market. In response to the growing market for tablets the company has launched Dell Streak, which did not manage to garner much positive response for the company. Dell announced in August that is launching its newest table the Dell XPS 10 in October 2012.

 The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The tablet serves the purpose of fulfilling the need for the tablet on the go and a laptop for some serious professional work. The company has launched the tablet on the Windows RT OS, which have not been able to draw in many customers. According to every review website, the company has not been doing that well in sales of tablets due to the Windows OS. However, the design of this tablet and its features should bring in loyal Dell fans to the product.  The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density, which is not the best resolution available on the tablets, but it wasn’t that bad when viewing the tablet. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping. The tablet itself is quite sleek and lightweight making it easier to carry. The screen is small though because of the black bezel on the screen. The screen is made using Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass for durability.

The device has a SIM card slot for optional 2G, 3G and 4G capability, if required. The tablet comes with 32/64 GB Flash Storage and also has a microSD slot that allows users to upgrade the internal storage capacity by 64 GB. The system is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 GPU. The device provides a 2GB RAM, which allows serious multi-tasking capabilities. The tablet provides Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB capability. The dock (keyboard), when attached provides two extra USB 2.0 slots on either side. The keyboard is also sleek and thin with dedicated Windows soft keys and trackpad. Both the tablet and the keyboard have a charging port. This is because when docked, the charging port on the bottom of the device gets covered by the keyboard and the user can still charge using the secondary port.  The tablet has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus ability, but it lacks a flash. This results in distorted images in dark lighting. The camera also has weak video performance and the sharpness must be constantly updated during recording. The device also houses a 2MP secondary camera that is decent for snapshots and video conferencing.

The device houses a non-removable 28Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery that provides 10 hours, 30 minutes of multimedia time, while the dock has an additional 27 Wh battery that extends battery life to 18 hours, 18 minutes. The device also fared decently during gaming tests. All of the devices are available Office Home & Student 2013 RT that can be changed and customized on the company’s website before shipping. The Windows OS only allows downloading apps from the Windows Stores, which does not have that many choices in apps. The tablet has been designed to be used as a personal tablet as well as a professional laptop, eliminating the need for spending on both.

Sony has recently announced its revamped smartphone and tablets line. Along with the new flagship phone Sony Xperia Z, the company has also added a new tablet, the Sony Xperia Z Tab. It shares many features to its little brother, but is also different in many ways. The Xperia Z tab has already seen the light of day in Japan in January, while it was recently unwrapped for global availability. The company’s claims the tablet to the lightest and the slimmest LTE tablet available in the market. The tablet supports a 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen and is created using the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology. Similar to its little brother, the phone is water-resistant and dust proof. The phone can be submerged about 1 meter for 30 minutes without any damage (However, all the ports and slots should be firmly closed). The phone can also withstand water jets and the screen is coated with shatter-proof film coating. The borders of the tablet have been designed in a way to not obstruct side viewing.

The tablet houses the 1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core processor and the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset. The tablet runs on 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and can be upgraded to 4.2 Jelly Bean. It is available with 16/32 GB internal memory, which can further be upgraded up to 64 GB. The company has maintained the camera technology on the tablet. The tablet houses 8.1 MP Exmor R primary camera and a 2.1 MP secondary camera for video chatting. The phone offers features such as Superior Auto, geo-tagging, Exmor R for mobile image sensor,

HDR for both picture/film, continue burst mode, scene recognition, sweep panorama, smile detection, face detection and touch focus.  Superior Auto automatically adjusts the shooting profile depending on the shot that is being taken. Additional features include face unlock, screenshot capturing, wake-up mode, screen mirroring, throw feature, TV side view and remote control application. The throw feature allows users to automatically connect and play mobile content on any devices that can be connected to the phone via screen mirroring, DLNA or Bluetooth. Face Unlock allows users to place their face in front of their phones to unlock the photo. The company has not yet announced pricing of the tablet.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Dell website, trustedreviews.com, notebookcheck.net, Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.

 

Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z Tab

Launch Date

October 2012

Q1 of 2013

Company

Dell

Sony Corporation

Size

Tab: 9.2 x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Tab + Dock: 23.91 (hinge end) x 274.7 x 177.3mm

172 x 266 x 6.9 mm

Display

10.1" HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen

10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Screen

1366x768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)

1920 x 1200 pixels (~224 ppi pixel density), Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

Protection

Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass

Water-resistant & Dust-proof, anti-shatter film coating

Weight

Tab: Wi-Fi: 635 grams

Tab: LTE: 645 grams

Tab + Dock: 1310 grams

495 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (optional)

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA (optional)

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE (optional)

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

GUI

Windows

Sony UI

CPU speed

1.5GHz Dual-Core processor

1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core

GPU

Adreno 225

Adreno 320

OS

Windows RT

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064

RAM

2 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32/64 GB Flash Storage

16/32 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accel, gyro, compass, AGPS (with LTE configurations), ALS, sensor fusion

Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass

Connectivity

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth (optional 2G, 3G and 4G network)

HDMI via MHL support, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB

Data

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, with optional mobile connectivity.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

Speed

1510.0 MHz HSPA+/LTE (optional)

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Micro-USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

5MP rear camera

8.1 MP Exmor R autofocus camera

Secondary Camera

2MP front camera

2.2 MP Exmor R camera [email protected]

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], HDR

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • 16x Digital zoom
  • Superior Auto
  • Geo-tagging
  • Exmor R for mobile image sensor
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • Continue Burst Mode
  • Scene recognition
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Smile detection
  • Face detection
  • Touch focus

Sound Enhancement

None

3D surround sound enhancement

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Xvid/DivX/MKV/WMV/ MP4/H.264/ H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Tab: Non-removable 28Wh 2-Cell Lithium Ion battery

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Talktime

-

10 hours

Standby Time

Tab: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Dock: 18 hours, 18 minutes

890 hours

Available Colors

Black/Steel

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM

Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support (with LTE/HSPA+ configs)

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Windows Defender
  • Firmware TPM
  • BitLocker encryption technology
  • SecureBoot
  • integrated VPN client functionality
  • EAS policies and remote wipe
  • Organizer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Document editor
  • Bing Search, Maps, SkyDrive
  • Predictive text input
  • Face unlock
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Wake-up mode OmniBalance design
  • Screen mirroring
  • Throw feature
  • TV side view
  • Remote control application
  • Pre-loaded applications
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: dell.com, sonymobile.com

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