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2. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

In second place... the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, and to be honest it pushed the Galaxy Tab S all the way to the finish, but it was just pipped at the post.

If you haven't realised yet, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is a really good Android tablet, with a slim build and waterproof design ensuring it'll survive a trip into the bath or a bake off in a really messy kitchen.

The screen isn't quite as good as the Galaxy Tab S, nor is there a smaller version available for those who don't want to lug around a 10.1-inch offering every day (though there's the newer Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for that) - but these are minor points in what is still a very good device.

And while it hasn't got Android 5.0 Lollipop yet, Sony has confirmed that the update is inbound, so owners of the Xperia Z2 Tablet won't be left behind.

Quick verdict

A solid, lightweight slate with a decent amount of power, the Xperia Z2 Tablet won't disappoint and the waterproof chassis is certainly a bonus.

The design is slightly more attractive than Samsung's, but with just one screen size and a display which lacks the vibrancy of its closest rival it takes second spot.