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Sony Xperia Tablet S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 938 reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and performance are overall positive. The screen and size also get good opinions. Many are critical about the battery. Views about the GPS navigation and storage are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Xperia Tablet S 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 Xperia Tablet S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and design. The size and performance also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Tablet S 9.4 inch LCD Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)Sony Xperia Tablet S 9.4 inch LCD Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia Tablet S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony LT26I-BK Xperia S NXT Series Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 12 MP Camera, Dual-core Processor, HD video and PlayStation - No Warranty - BlaSony LT26I-BK Xperia S NXT Series Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 12 MP Camera, Dual-core Processor, HD video and PlayStation - No Warranty - Bla

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review: The tablet Xperiance

 

You wouldn't call Sony's first foray in tablets a sweeping success. Last year the company released its first two droid slates and, while they were both eccentric enough to get everyone's attention, none of them was really fit to survive in a crowded...

9.4" 16M-color PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels); Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and oleophobic coating ; 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, ULP GeForce GPU, 1GB RAM, Tegra 3 chipset ; Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ;...

Below-par screen resolution ; Proprietary connector for charging and connectivity ; Poor outdoor visibility ; Peculiar design favors portrait hold, top-heavy in landscape ; Splash resistance issues

Ironic or convenient, our review comes out the day Sony announced putting the Xperia Tablet S on hold over manufacturing faults. Essentially, the splash resistance is compromised and a recall is under way, meaning Sony already has a solution to the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

 

Sony is getting there, but we still recommend you buy an iPad 2 for the same price, or pony up an extra hundred dollars for the third iPad.

There is a lot to love about Sony’s new tablet. It looks good, has a smooth user interface, and its size makes it comfortable to hold. The downsides are mostly quality-control issues. Sony has fixed a paralyzing Wi-Fi bug, but we’ve had issues pressing...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design and some useful built in extras, but mild performance issues and poor battery life temper our enthusiasm.

Universal remote. Unique and ergonomic design. Useful Android tweaks. Fast performance. Splashproof.

HDMI requires dongle. Some Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Below average battery life.

Performance, Software, and Apps Powering the Xperia Tablet S is the nearly ubiquitous quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, here clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 1GB RAM. The base model comes with 16GB of storage for $399.99, but you can upgrade to 32...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S ( 64GB)

 

These improvements deliver a more than solid tablet that unfortunately currently suffers from some serious performance issues.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a comfortable, high-quality design, a sharp-looking screen, storage expansion, and potential as a universal remote alternative.

Unfortunately Wi-Fi currently shuts off whenever the tablet sleeps, waking the tablet from sleep takes way too long, and its screen flickers intermittently. Price is a bit high for what's offered.

The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

The Sony Tablet S was one of the more impressive Android tablets when it debuted in 2011. Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3, and updated its media ecosystem.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a comfortable, high-quality design, a sharp-looking screen, storage expansion, and potential as a universal remote alternative.

Unfortunately Wi-Fi currently shuts off whenever the tablet sleeps, waking the tablet from sleep takes way too long, and its screen flickers intermittently. Price is a bit high for what's offered.

The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

 

Hey, what's that tablet that looks like a flip notepad over there? Why, a Sony one, of course. Sony rebranded its tablet line to fall under the popular Xperia tag that users already associate with its Android devices, and the first fruit of that effort...

Universal remote control with useful apps ; SD card slot for cheap storage expansion

There are tablets with higher screen resolution at that price

Android slates are mostly competing on specs and price these days, rather than with design and overall experience, and the Sony Xperia Tablet S is bringing a knife to a gun fight here.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : intomobile.com (intomobile.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

Sony Xperia Tablet S is an Android tablet with 9.4-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, NVIDIA's Tegra 3 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera on the back, DLNA, Bluetooth, and 16, 32 or 64 GB of built-in memory.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

May, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

 

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a good 10-incher that has a good build quality and a unique design. There's not much to boast about in terms of display resolution but the accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

 

We take a look at Sony's Xperia Tablet S, the first Sony tablet to enter the TweakTown labs. Has it got what it takes to earn your hard-earned dollars?

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is one of the latest devices launched to market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes in a splash proof casing and weighs 572 grams total, but it isn't quite like many other Android-powered tablets available on the...

Jan, 2013

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:1750 / 6000
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 8
Battery performance:1750 / 6000
Battery recharge time:5 / 5.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 31
Continuous video playback time:12 / 6 / 6.3 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):420 / 450
Standby time (3G):420
Talk time (2G):7.3 / 7.5 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):8.3 / 8.5

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

3D recording: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1 / 1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1 / 5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 800
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.3
Self-timer:No / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 9 / 9.4
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS / LCD
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Graphics

Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:533

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OTA, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, MP4 / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:HTML
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MP4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,MP4 / H.263,H.264,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA,HSUPA / HSPA,UMTS / HSUPA
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3.5G / 3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
Display Diagonal:9.21 / 9.37
Display Diagonal (metric):9.21 / 9.37
Docking connector:No / Yes
EDGE: Yes
Full HD: No
Google applications:Google Play, Google Talk
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Standby Time:420
Talk Time:8.5
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:13 x 5.51 x 13 / Google Voice Search\nGoogle Talk with video chat\nGoogle Mail\nGoogle Calendar\nGoogle Gallery 3D\nGoogle Maps with Street View and Latitude\n / Google Voice Search\nGoogle Talk\nGoogle Mail\nGoogle Calendar\nGoogle Gallery 3D\nGoogle Maps
Cables included:AC / Micro USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Memory card included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Pre-themes, Screensavers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, WMV / 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: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8260 / Tegra 2 / Tegra 3
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor model:MSM 8260 / Tegra 2 / Tegra 3

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video 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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
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

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.0.3 / 4.1
Platform:Android
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC / No / SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:1500
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:1000
Internal storage capacity:1 / 1.8 / 16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory card hot swapping:N
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:1000
Storage media:Flash
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Google Play, Google Talk
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Intel visual technologies: No
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.346 / 0.417 / 0.472 / 0.685 / 0.811 / 5.04 / 6.85 / 7 / 8.8
Height:0.346 / 0.398 / 0.402 / 0.417 / 1 / 2.52 / 5.04 / 6.85 / 7 / 8.8 / 9.41
Weight:20 / 20.1 / 20.2 / 20.6 / 21.1 / 4.02 / 5.08
Width:2.52 / 5.04 / 7.28 / 9 / 9.45 / 9.49