Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review

By Adrian Cruce

The Sony Xperia Z4 tablet was launched with one goal in mind: offer all that you would possibly want in an Android modern tablet. While it does not look way too different than past tablets by the manufacturer, it includes so much great hardware, offering something that is stronger than expected. Here is what you should know about it.


It looks like Sony working hard to offer the slimmest possible devices, with the Xperia Z4 being a great success. The thickness is just 6.1 mm, being highly compact. You will surely appreciate the weight of the tablet, just 389 grams. Build is high quality and we are faced with a device that is fully water resistance, featuring microSD card and a SIM when using the 4G option. Only the micro USB socket and the headphone socket are not waterproof but they will not be bothered by the weather.

A problem with the design is that the speakers will not be great for gaming because of positioning. We also have a larger Android tablet, with just Samsung Galaxy Note Pro being larger.


The competition is increasing device resolution on a constant basis so Sony did the same, moving towards 2K super sharp display, all with a resolution of 2560X1600 in wide-angle, similar to TV. We are looking at the very best tablet display till now, being brighter, with a wider color gamut and more, although things do appear oversaturated. Display is glossy so reflections will be seen when you are outdoors. Even so, color richness is very high and the resolution is a huge advantage.


Tablets do not really need to be very powerful but Sony Xperia Z4 stands out as a huge beast in the industry. It includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3 RAM GB and much more. This means the tablet is really strong, even when running very challenging games.

The battery is 6,000 mAh, offering 17 hours of power as you watch video through Stamina mode. You get 32 GB internal storage and quite a smooth overall performance.

User Interface

Sony Xperia Z4 runs on Android Lollipop, offering a great experience through many features that were requested for some time now. You can see fancy effects for wallpapers, patterns that change as y ou are using the tablet and many pre-installed applications you can use.

Everything is fast and slick while you use the tablet, mainly because of the power that we already talked about. Sony does offer boring app bundling since you will most likely never use many of the apps and you will uninstall them but there are surely many that will be useful.


On the Z4’s rear you get an 8 MP camera and an extra front camera with 5 MP. Tablet cameras are rarely used for taking photographs so it should be no surprise there is no flash included. However, these cameras are quite good for a tablet. You can take a quick selfie and even if 4K video capture is not possible, Full HD is more than enough for most possible users.


It is weird that the Xperia Z4 is replaced by Z4 but we are looking at a device that is of a very good quality. The display resolution is much higher than what many expected and the tablet is slimmer. Performance is really solid, just like the battery life. You may want to consider the extra keyboard that is available if you use the tablet a lot but at the end of the day, the main conclusion is that the Sony Xperia Z4 is a great tablet you want to consider buying.