Sony has a win on its hands. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has been put to test against a few of the other flagship slates to see just how much work time it can endure.
Nexus 9 and the iPad Air 2 were also part of this examination.
And it so happens that the sleek and thin Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact takes the top spot, as the longest lasting device. It sustains a battery life of up to 9 hours and 47 minutes on a single charge. Impressive considering its 6.4mm (0.25 inches) thin frame.
The recently unveiled Nexus 9 is in second place, some 23 minutes shy of catching the Sony device. Surprising, as it is a fair bit thicker than the top spot holder at 7.9mm (0.32 inches).
Google’s slate lasts up to 9 hours and 24 minutes of usage.
Even more surprising is the fact that the Apple iPad Air 2 finds itself in fourth position, and is shown to offer only 7 hours and 27 minutes of runtime.
The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 with its remarkable 12.2-inch of display provides users with up to 8 hours and 58 minutes of continuous use. That makes it good enough for a third place, podium finish.
In terms of charging time, the Nexus 9 is among the best. It can be fully charged in 254 minutes, bettered only by the iPad mini 2. Both these slates have the same 6471 mAh battery, and a four hour charge time is understandable here.