Sony’s latest Android tablet is now on sale in the U.S. Available for pre-order on Sony.com and available in Sony Stores on May 4th, the Z2 is Sony’s latest effort to shore up its crumbling brand. And an impressive one at that.
The Z2 is the thinner, faster, and waterproof successor to the Z1 that hit in 2013. Darrell was impressed with the device when he spent some time with it last week, saying it’s so thin that he felt he could snap it in half.
As Darrell observed, the Z2 packs an impressive 10.1-inch display that really stands out. It also sports a 8MP camera, front-facing speakers and 3GB of RAM paired with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC running at 2.3 GHz. It’s an impressive kit but at $499 for the 16GB flavor, the Z2 is not a bargain. Still, Sony will not rebuild its brand by racing downmarket and selling Kindle Fire HD competitors. Nope, it needs the Z2 which can stand tall against the best of Samsung and Apple.