Difference between Sony Xperia Z Tab and Karbonn Cosmic Smart Tab 10

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. Karbonn is an Indian smartphone company that has become popular by offering high-end features in low-to-mid range smartphones. The Karbonn Cosmic Start Tab 10 is the successor to Karbonn Smart Tab 8. Though the tablet does not offer high-end features such as water resistance, image mirroring, slimmest body, etc. it has been praised in terms of performance.

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.

Karbonn is an Indian smartphone company that has become popular by offering high-end features in low-to-mid range smartphones. The company has gained recent recognitions with its popular A21 and the A30 smartphones. The company has also launched tablets for the masses. The Karbonn Cosmic Start Tab 10 is the successor to Karbonn Smart Tab 8. Though the tablet does not offer high-end features such as water resistance, image mirroring, slimmest body, etc. it has been praised in terms of performance. The Smart Tab 10 has a 9.7-inch multi-capacitive touchscreen that has multi-touch capability of up to 10 people.

The Cosmic Smart Tab 10 houses 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor and offers 1 GB RAM. The tablet comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, with no word on it being upgradeable to 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet is disappointing in two terms: the camera and no SIM capability. The phone does not support SIM capability; however, it does support 3G via Dongle. The company has only mounted a 2GB rear camera and a VGA digital secondary camera. Though, it may not be the end of the device as many people do not often use tablets for taking photos. The device is also a letdown in terms of internal storage capacity. The phone only offers internal storage capacity of 1.5 GB, but allows expanding capacity up to 32 GB. The tablet also has additional features such as motion sensing, lower power consumption, customizable home screens, re-sizable widgets, flipboard application and NexGtv app. The phone is available in the market and is available for the just the price of INR 10,000.

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

 

Sony Xperia Z Tab

Karbonn Cosmic Smart Tab 10

Launch Date

Q1 of 2013

December 2012

Company

Sony Corporation

Karbonn Mobile

Size

172 x 266 x 6.9 mm

189 x 240 x 10.8 mm

Display

10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard

9.7-inch 10 Points Multi capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

1026x768 pixels (~132 ppi pixel density)

Protection

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

N/A

Weight

495 g

-

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

N/A

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

Via Dongle

4G Network

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

N/A

GUI

Sony UI

-

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core

1.5 GHz processor

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali 400x2

OS

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

Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064

ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core Processor

RAM

2 GB

1 GB DDR3

SIM Size

microSIM

SIM service is not supported

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

1.5 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass

G-Sensor, Accelerometer, 3D G-Sensor

Connectivity

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

HDMI, 3G via dongle, USB and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

HDMI, Wi-Fi, 3G via dongle, USB

Speed

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

-

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Yes

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Yes

Primary Camera

8.1 MP Exmor R autofocus camera

2 MP

Secondary Camera

2.2 MP Exmor R camera [email protected]

Digital

Video

[email protected], HDR

HD Video support up to 1080p

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

Full HD video Playback

Sound Enhancement

3D surround sound enhancement

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player

MP3

Video supported formats

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

M2TS, MPEG, MOV, DAT, PMP, FLV, AVI, TP, MKV, TS, VOB, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

E-mail, Instant messaging

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Google Chrome

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

No

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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
  • Motion sensing
  • Lower power consumption
  • Rich Notifications
  • Customizable Home Screens
  • Re-sizable Widgets
  • HDMI out
  • Flipboard application
  • NexGtv app
  • Pre-embedded Apps
  • Turbo FLY 3D
  • Saavn Application
  • PayTM Allows User to Recharge Mobile / DTH / Data card / Toll card
  • Video Chat

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, karbonnmobiles.com

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