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Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1

Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1
alaScore 89

926 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 926 reviews of Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM,16GB Memory, Android 3.1)Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM,16GB Memory, Android 3.1)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Tablet S / Tablet S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Tablet S preview

 

Even back when it was just a sketch we were suitably intrigued by Sony's Tablet S. Then it was the "S1," a name that, indistinct as it was, still had m...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Tablet S

 

The Android-based Sony Tablet S is good looking and well designed, but it's underpowered, overpriced, and doesn't pull Sony's multimedia services together in a convincing way.

Comfortable, ergonomic design. Excellent music player. Good universal remote control app.

Expensive. Poor battery life. Aging CPU. No way to add memory. Buggy camera.

Conclusions The Sony Tablet S stands apart from the Android tablet pack thanks to its elegant design. It's genuinely attractively designed, which can take you far. But we're a hard-headed lot here, and we'll note that the same $499 can get you the even...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Sony S review

 

Sony's track record in industrial design, hardware engineering, gaming, and media makes it the best possible candidate to make a tablet that can challenge Apple's iPad. A year and a half after Apple's tablet debut, Sony is striking back with an Android...

The Sony Tablet S goes above and beyond the typical Android tablet experience by offering exclusive apps, ergonomic design, PlayStation certification for mobile gaming, DLNA video and music streaming, and an integrated IR universal remote control.

It's on the pricey side, the charging adapter is proprietary, and screen brightness isn't what it could be.

Sony took its time with the Tablet S, and it shows. The industrial design is smart, and the software refinements are both practical and restrained.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Sony Tablet S review

 

When Sony passed off its Tablet S to us for review, I was more than a little excited. While the company has been a bit slow on getting into the tablet game, the two devices we've seen (the Tablet S...

Interesting industrial design ; Great looking display ; Capable cameras

Software additions are underwhelming ; Honeycomb still feels incomplete ; Pricey considering the alternatives

Handsomely designed hardware, but Sony struggles on the software

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Sony Tablet S

 

The Sony Tablet S provides lots of fun entertainment options--including PlayStation games--in a sleek design, but it's not a finished product yet.

Sony has succeeded in making an Android tablet that brings to bear a lot of the company's strengths. The design is unique and has a premium feel, the display is fantastic for watching video, and it's pretty nifty to be able to use this slate as a...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Sony Tablets S and P Preview

 

Can Sony take on Apple's iPad? The company today announced pre-sale of two new Sony Tablet devices (incidentally, Sony trademarked the "Tablet" name, which just goes to show how much the patent and

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony S1 SGP-T111DE/S Tablet

 

Sony tablet. Sony promises the usual hardware, but unique feature

Wide viewing angles; Handy size; Stable case; Brilliant colors / high contrast; Good Tegra 2 processing power; Memory expansion via standard SD card; Remote control via IR sensor; 24 month warranty

Videos/music can't be played from SD card; High-gloss screen surface; No video out; Short battery life in tablet comparison; High standby power consumption; High body temperature in tablet comparison

Why the S tablet gets so warm and so many other equally built systems don't.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Sony Tablet S Review

 

It's been some time since Sony had a tablet on the market. Times have changed since the VAIO UX's day, though, and where once tablets were niche devices, now they're making headway into our living rooms. The Sony Tablet S is the first model of the...

Sony’s UX series VAIO UMPCs were, with their tiny slide-out keyboards and futuristic design, innovative enough to still show up in motion pictures as space-age props long after their actual hardware was outdated. The company has attempted some of that...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Tablet S Review

 

Hiding in the shadows, Sony has been reserved in fully committing themselves into the Android tablet scene, but it seems as though they've been doing their homework while the competition brought forth its offerings. In this new venture, they simply...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alvin Wong (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Tablet S Review

 
Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery life (max):7 / 8
Battery performance:5000
Battery recharge time:5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:6.2
Continuous audio playback time:31
Continuous video playback time:6

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 800
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:9 / 9.4
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): No

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Battery recharge time (off):5
Battery recharge time (on):5
Battery Type:BPS24
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):9 x 7 x 0 / 9.5 x 6.86 x 0.398
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Interface:mivro USB2.0 / USB 2.0
Internal modem: No
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Mouse included: No
SIM card support: No
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32
Speakers:Stereo
Supported network protocols:IEEE802.11b/g/n
Total Storage Capacity:16
TV in port: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB connector type:Micro-USB A, Micro-USB B
Video playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Memory card included: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / MP3
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Orientation sensor: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Processor:Tegra 2
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 1.3
Processor model:Tegra 2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:Flash / HDD / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.3 / 0.394 / 0.398 / 6.85 / 7 / 8.5
Height:0.394 / 0.398 / 1 / 11 / 6.81 / 6.85 / 9.49
Weight:16.2 / 16.8 / 21 / 21.1 / 22
Width:6.81 / 6.85 / 7 / 9 / 9.49