Difference between Sony Xperia Z Tab and Galaxy Note 10.1

Key Difference: 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. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

A little while back we only used mobiles. The latest trends were smartphones, such as an iPhone or a Blackberry. Then, Apple launched the iPad, a new device that led to the rise of tablets. Tablets are somewhat of a cross between smartphones and laptops. They became popular as laptop replacements. They allowed users to carry smaller and lightweight objects for basic purposes of gaming, surfing, chatting, etc.  There are varieties of new tablets that are being launched to allow easier connectivity on the go. They are many tablets that also border between smartpones and laptops, which enable users to use the tablet for calling purposes; these are known as phablets (phone + tablets).

Tablets are mainly used for multimedia, watching videos, reading e-books, and surfing the internet. They feature a full virtual keyboard which is useful for online chatting, social networking and sending emails. Tablets also tend to have dual cameras, which can be used to take pictures, while the front facing camera can be used for video chatting and video calling. Basically, tablets are like a mini computer. They are able to perform most tasks that one uses a laptop for, such as surf the net, take pictures, chat with friends, send and receive emails, as well as use it as an e-Book reader. One can also use a tablet for basic computing functions, watching videos and listening to MP3 songs on the internet. Also, tablets are much more portable and lightweight than most laptops, notebooks or netbooks.

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.

An OEM which also had Android based devices in the market is Samsung. Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. A popular tablet in the market is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

The Note 10.1 is available with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity. The models are further bifurcated under Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE.

The information for the detailed table about the two tablets has been taken from Sony Mobile website, Samsung website, and GSMArena.com.

 

Sony Xperia Z Tab

Galaxy Note 10.1

Launch Date

Q1 of 2013

August 2012

Company

Sony Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

172 x 266 x 6.9 mm

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm (10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 in)

Display

10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)

Protection

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

-

Weight

495 g

3G model: 600g

Wi-Fi: 597g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

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

LTE 1800/ 2600MHz) and 3.5G (HSPA+ 42.2Mbps)

GUI

Sony UI

Samsung TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali-400MP

OS

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

Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064

Exynos 4412

RAM

2 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

miniSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass

Accelerometer, gyro, compass

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)

AllShare Play / AllShare Cast

Kies / Samsung Kies air

USB 2.0 Host, Samsung

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, USB, LTE

Speed

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

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

USB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8.1 MP Exmor R autofocus camera

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2.2 MP Exmor R camera [email protected]

1.9 MP

Video

[email protected], HDR

[email protected]

Camera Features

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

Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

3D surround sound enhancement

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White/Silver

Messaging

Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support; GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 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
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch app
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • S Pen Experience(6.5mm S Pen, S Note, S Planner etc.)
  • Multi Screen
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Smart Stay
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Video Wall
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
  • Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps,
  • Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
  • Polaris office
  • A-GPS(3G version)
  • S-GPS(WiFi version)
  • Glonass

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, samsung.com

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