Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE
- Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTESony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSony Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTESony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSony Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712
Model aliasSGP521
SGP541
SGP551
Castor
SGP611
SPG612
SPG621
SPG641
SGP712

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width266 mm
26.6 cm
0.873 ft
10.472 in
213.4 mm
21.34 cm
0.7 ft
8.402 in
254 mm
25.4 cm
0.833 ft
10 in
Height172 mm
17.2 cm
0.564 ft
6.772 in
123.6 mm
12.36 cm
0.406 ft
4.866 in
167 mm
16.7 cm
0.548 ft
6.575 in
Thickness6.4 mm
0.64 cm
0.021 ft
0.252 in
6.4 mm
0.64 cm
0.021 ft
0.252 in
6.1 mm
0.61 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
Weight439 g
0.97 lbs
15.49 oz
270 g
0.6 lbs
9.52 oz
389 g
0.86 lbs
13.72 oz
Volume292.81 cm³
17.78 in³
168.81 cm³
10.25 in³
258.75 cm³
15.71 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Black
White
Black
White
Body materials-Stainless steel
Glass
Plastic
Plastic
CertificationIP55
IP58
IP65
IP68
IP68
IP65

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM-
Number of SIM cards11-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
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LTELTE 850 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 900 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 1800 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 1900 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 2100 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 2600 MHz (SGP521; SGP551)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (SGP521)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (SGP521)
LTE 800 MHz (SGP521)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE Class 33
GPRS Class 33
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
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Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 v2.1
Process technology28 nm28 nm20 nm
CPUKrait 400Krait 4004x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits32 bit32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores448
CPU frequency2300 MHz2500 MHz2000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 430
GPU cores44-
GPU frequency578 MHz578 MHz650 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB3 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency933 MHz933 MHz1600 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage16 GB16 GB
32 GB
32 GB
-eMMC-

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyTFTIPSIPS
Diagonal size10.1 in
256.54 mm
25.65 cm
8 in
203.2 mm
20.32 cm
10.1 in
256.54 mm
25.65 cm
Width8.56 in
217.55 mm
21.75 cm
6.78 in
172.31 mm
17.23 cm
8.56 in
217.55 mm
21.75 cm
Height5.35 in
135.97 mm
13.6 cm
4.24 in
107.7 mm
10.77 cm
5.35 in
135.97 mm
13.6 cm
Aspect ratio1.6:1
16:10
1.6:1
16:10
1.6:1
16:10
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density224 ppi
88 ppcm
283 ppi
111 ppcm
299 ppi
117 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area64.86 %70.58 %69.96 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Chemical tempered glass
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Chemical tempered glass
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Anti-fingerprint coating
Chemical tempered glass
Anti-fingerprint coating

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsLight
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony Exmor RSSony Exmor RSSony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
ISO--100 - 3200
Aperture-f/2.4-
Flash type--LED
Image resolution3104 x 1746 pixels
5.42 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
-1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
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Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSony Exmor RSony Exmor RSony Exmor R
Aperture-f/2.8-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS-30 fps30 fps

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesYes
RDSRDSRDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.04.1
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
GAP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapterMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapterMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapter

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
Vorbis
AAC
AAC+
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity6000 mAh4500 mAh6000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time-19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
-
2G stand-by time1240 h
74400 min
51.7 days
1100 h
66000 min
45.8 days
-
3G talk time-23 h
1380 min
1 days
-
3G stand-by time1200 h
72000 min
50 days
1300 h
78000 min
54.2 days
-
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable
Battery life - up to 13 h-Stand by time - up to 940 h

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)1.806 W/kg0.838 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.26 W/kg1.423 W/kg-

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-SGP611; SPG612 - Wi-Fi only-
 Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTESony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSony Xperia Z4 Tablet SGP712