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Apple iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 128 GB

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Wi-Fi Only
SGP311, SGP312
Apple iPad Air Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Global Score
7.847.34
Basic Information
AppleSony
iOS 8.x, 7.xAndroid 4.2.2
2013-10-222013-01-20
9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inches
16.86 ounces17.46 ounces
Black, Gray and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 435.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
9.7 inches10.1 inches
2048 x 1536 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
IPS LCDTFT
264 pixels per inch224 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.16.7
Performance
Apple A7 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset
64-bit Cyclone (Dual-Core 1400 MHz) processorKrait (Quad-Core 1500 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM2 GB (533 MHz) RAM
PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz) GPUAdreno 320 (400 MHz) GPU
8.557.83
Storage
128 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
5.73.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.10 MP + 2.20 MP
f/2.40 aperture--
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution
6.495.17
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS
Nano SIMMicro SIM
8.69.3
Battery Life
8820mAh Li-Polymer Battery6000mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
--1230 hours standby time
6.325.2
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--NFC
--Infra-red port
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Apple iPad Air is a little bit better than Xperia Tablet Z, with a global score of 7.84 against 7.34. Apple iPad Air's body is newer and just a little bit lighter than Xperia Tablet Z's, but it's also a little bit thicker. Apple iPad Air counts with iOS 8.x OS, and Xperia Tablet Z has Android 4.2.2 OS.

Apple iPad Air has a little more vivid screen than Xperia Tablet Z, because although it has a bit smaller screen, it also counts with a quite better 1536 x 2048 resolution and a little better display pixels density. IPad Air counts with a little faster processing unit than Xperia Tablet Z, because although it has lesser RAM and an inferior number of cores, it also counts with a much better GPU and a 64-bits processor.

Apple iPad Air counts with much more memory capacity to install applications and games than Sony Xperia Tablet Z, because although it has no slot for an SD memory card, it also counts with 128 GB internal memory. The Apple iPad Air has a way better battery life than Xperia Tablet Z, because it has an 8820mAh battery size instead of 6000mAh.

The iPad Air shoots way better videos and photos than Sony Xperia Tablet Z, although it has a way worse resolution back facing camera and a lower 1920x1080 video resolution.

The iPad Air costs a bit more money than the Xperia Tablet Z, but you can get a better tablet for that extra dollars.