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Sony Xperia Tablet S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The storage and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the features and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Xperia Tablet S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on People really like the design.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Xperia Tablet S Black PU Leather Premium Folio Case

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Review Sony Xperia Tablet S


Surfer's tablet. Manufacturers who are now launching their very f

High build quality; Splash-protected case and ports; Compact size; Low weight; Full-blown configuration; Good screen; Decent battery life; Powerful platform

Poor cameras; Moderate Wi-Fi transmission; HDMI only via expensive adapter

The competition is vast and mostly features very similar equipment. Besides Apple's iPad 3 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, the Xperia has to compete with all Tegra 3 contenders. Among them: Fujitsu's Stylistic M532, Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity...

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Sony XPERIA Tablet S Review


It might be time for you to take another look at one of the oddest tablets released in the year 2012, that being the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor-packing Sony XPERIA Tablet S. This machine is not the most high-resolution nor the most undeniably...

If you’re looking for a great stand-alone Android tablet, this isn’t it – it wasn’t made to be the one perfect stand-alone tablet and it doesn’t pretend to be that piece of equipment. Instead you’ve got the best Sony has to offer in a tablet...


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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...

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Review


Sony has a lot to prove in the mobile space. For years, it has struggled to earn a substantial following with its smartphones, and its first two tablets landed on shelves last year with a thud. Things could be better for Sony. Still, the manufacturer...

Comfortable, good-looking design ; Great screen size ; Smooth user interface ; Good battery life ; Full SD port

Wi-Fi glitch ; Random hardware problems ; Bad camera & camera app ; Proprietary charger ; Poorly designed default keyboard

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.

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Sony Xperia Tablet S review


Sony's long marched to the beat of its own drummer — to varying levels of success. Sony's unique designs have created plenty of success stories (like the NEX line of cameras), but tablets haven't been one of them. The Tablet P had strange, clamshell...

Awesome added software features ; Fast performance ; Cool remote functionality

Expensive compared to competition ; Slightly drab design ; Too many preinstalled apps

After trying something different, Sony tries something better

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Sony Xperia Tablet S review: Sony's second-gen Android slate has a slimmer design, faster guts


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Ergonomic design ; Built-in IR blaster ; Intuitive parental controls

Inconsistent performance ; Heavily customized home screen ; Camera app is not user-friendly

Sony's Xperia Tablet S feels unfocused, with more of an emphasis on hardware design than software performance.

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Sony Xperia Tablet S


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.

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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.

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Sony Xperia Tablet S


It was 2011's Rodney Dangerfield of Android tablets. A little over a year ago, we looked at Sony's first foray into the Android-tablet market, the Tablet S. Back then (August 2011, a lifetime ago as tablets go), we were so impressed with its unique...

Respectable display quality ; Light, thin, and uniquely shaped for comfort ; Built-in IR emitter ; Enhanced multimedia and home entertainment features ; Good battery life

No dedicated USB port ; HDMI-out dongle prevents charging while in use ; Heavy on app bloatware

A unique body shape, good performance, and long battery life merge in this Android tablet. It's a good pick if media consumption is your main tablet aim, and it’s light, thin, and attractive, too.

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Hands-On [video]


Sony announced a new Android tablet yesterday, the Sony Xperia Tablet S. They've stuck with the folded-over design of the previous Tablet S as you can see, but...