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Xperia Z4 Review

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I took my first step into tablets a year ago, buying a Hudl2 which I starterd using more and more.  Almost overnight, between my phone and tablet I made my laptop redundant for home use.  That's when it started.

 

I have had Sony phones since the original Z and really like them.  I wanted the Z2 tablet.  After seeing one in the shop I really wanted one but then the Z4 was released.  I ordered it blind from O2 click and collect on the basis that its unlikely to be worse than the Z2.

 

When I opened it I was hugely impressed with the design and quality.  Very similar to my Z2 phone.  First thing I did was stream a youtube 4k test video to see how it looks on this screen.  Quite simply it is sublime.  I genuinely dont know how it compares to iPad Air or Samsungs etc but I love it.  The screen itself is very reflective, almost mirror like when it is off but when it is switched on I can barely notice, probably because the picture quality draws me in.

 

Some of the tech review sites are very critical of the bundled keyboard but I like it.  Despite it's compact size, it is nice to type on with a nice action on the keys.  They are a little cramped but it is worth using the home, back, page up/down keys to minimise smears on the screen (Have I mentioned how beautiful it is?).  

One thing about the keyboard is to separate the tablet from it requires some effort.  It is very well connected and I must admint I wince each time i remove the tablet from it.  A little too much resistance before it finally parts in my opinion.

With the keyboard docked and connected, the tablet displays a windows style taskbar which is quote useful.  I won't be using this for too much 'work' though.  If I was looking for something like that I would probably have gone for the MS Surface because i would want windows. 

 

I am not convinced that Android can works better than windows and have a laptop for that.  This was bought for multimedia/browsing/shopping/etc and I use it daily. 

 

I have had this for 8 months now and have to say that I would not swap it for any other tablet out there.  It is expensive but does everything with ease and the battery lasts and lasts.  In that time I have not used the keyboard since week 1 - I prefer having a case on the tablet and can't be bothered removing it to dock it to the keyboard. 

 

In short, I am one happy Z4 owner

 

 

 

 

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Cleoriff
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Nice review @Anonymous. I am currently in the market for a new tablet this size so it sounds good. How much does it cost?

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A great review @Anonymous, well done! Very informative for anyone looking at Sonys. Great job.

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One of the best tablets you can buy - good to hear your thoughts too slight_smile
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You should really install the Microsoft tablet suite and put the shortcuts in the quick launcher bar, then you'll see it work just as good as a windows machine for productivity, all my work is now done on Z4.
In regards to the case/keyboard docking dilemma. If using the official Sony cover, unclip the bottom holder and dock the tablet, then fold the cover around the keyboard.
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It is still the best android tablet, hands down.
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@Cleoriff wrote:

Nice review @Anonymous. I am currently in the market for a new tablet this size so it sounds good. How much does it cost?


http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/tablets/xperia-z4-tablet/

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

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Sounds like it need this to replace the Tab. Nice review!
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@MI5 wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

Nice review @Anonymous. I am currently in the market for a new tablet this size so it sounds good. How much does it cost?


http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/tablets/xperia-z4-tablet/

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Yep I have the Z4 tablet and completely agree......it an outstanding machine

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