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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 702 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and responsiveness. The portability and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the apps and features.

design, screen, portability, responsiveness, battery

value for money, features, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321) Review

 

While Android smartphones are coming out of the woodworks this year, we haven't seen many Android tablets this year. Everyone seems to be focusing on smaller, 7-inch form factor tablets and seem to have abandoned the 10-inch space. The Sony Xperia...

The tablet fared pretty well when we took it out for a dip in the rain, which is evident from the video below. The screen is quite unusable, though, since the water droplets cause the capacitance to go crazy. Still, a pretty handy feature to have if...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

 

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review | The Sony Xperia Tablet Z features the most impressive industrial design we have seen to date.

We have always known that “specs” and synthetic benchmarks don’t tell the whole story and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is probably the embodiment of that principle. In absolute terms, it performs very well, but when you look at it from the prism of...

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Notebookcheck's Best of March 2013 - Smartphone and Tablet Edition

 

BlackBerry or Sony. After the mobile World Congress, we are looking forward to seeing the new flagships from HTC and Samsung. In the meantime, the top models from Sony and BlackBerry are fighting for the Smartphone crown. In the tablet world, the entry...

That Blackberry managed to translate their excellent keyboards from other devices into a coherent touch concept

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Review Sony Xperia Tablet Z Update

 

Sharp as a razor. Sony had manufacturing issues with their Tablet

Very flat and light; Dust and water resistant; High performance; Numerous wireless communication options; Appealing display; Viable main camera

Middle-of-the-road stability; Weak front camera; Speakers crackle at full volume

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z wants to play in the top league. Therefore the competitors are: the Apple iPad 4, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, Google Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – the crème de la crème, that is.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z review

 

Growing up, I read constantly. I read at the breakfast table, on the bus, in class (though usually not the book I was supposed to be reading), at lunch, at home, and in bed. My parents mostly supported my bibliophilia, save one weird habit: I used to...

Thin, light, and well-made ; Waterproof tablets are awesome ; Solid performance and battery life

Screens coloring is off ; Everything goes haywire when really wet ; 500 for an Android tablet is hard to justify

How good can the best Android tablet be?

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

 

Sony has been in the tablet game for two years, and it hasn't had a lot of success. The first Xperia Tablet was, well, strange and pie-shaped, and it's sequel last year had so many hardware issues that it was recalled. But as the saying goes, third...

Incredibly thin and light ; Vibrant, high-resolution screen ; Comfortable to hold ; Powerful processor & specs ; MicroSD for more storage ; Water and dust resistant

Runs older version of Android ; Google Play store lacks tablet app selection of iPad ; Interface can lag a little ; 100 more expensive than Nexus 10

The Xperia Tablet Z is so thin and light people will literally say ‘wow,’ and despite occasional lag and a needed Android 4.2 update, it’s one of the best tablets available.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

 

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is among the finest Android tablets available, combining an incredibly thin and light design with top-notch performance.

Remarkably thin and light. Sharp and bright full-HD display. Fully waterproof. Blazing-fast performance. Built-in IR emitter for home theater remote control. MicroSD card slot and HDMI out through MHL

Feels delicate. Slow, somewhat finicky charging. Mediocre battery life

With its latest flagship Xperia devices, Sony has carved out a foothold in the premium smartphone and tablet spaces with inspired designs and impressive performance. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z ($499.99 direct) looks like a stretched out version of the...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16GB)

 

The Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest and lightest large tablet I've yet held. A fact made somewhat more impressive given that Sony doesn't skimp physical features. An MHL connection, expandable storage, and two better-than-decent cameras -- tablets with...

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z offers a refreshingly thin and light design, with great gaming performance, and a sharp screen. The MHL connection, impressive waterproofing, and expandable storage are notably appreciated extras.

$500 for 16GB of storage is a heavy price hike compared with Sony’s previous tablet entry, and the tablet’s poor network performance and slow app loading cuts into its value. The low-light camera feature isn’t as effective as a traditional flash.

Though awash in features, the Xperia Tablet Z's $500 price is a decidedly bitter pill to swallow when a better, cheaper alternative exists for $100 less.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

 

The Xperia Tablet Z packs a ton of features and excellent battery life into an impossibly thin and light design, making it one of the most compelling Android tablets yet.

Amazingly thin and light design; Water resistant; Built-in remote control; Excellent battery life

A bit pricey for the specs; Tinny audio

Click to EnlargeSony gives you a lot for your $499: You get the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market -- and one that's water-resistant -- an innovative remote control, and all-day battery life. However, the sound could be better, and you can pick...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: the company's best Android tablet yet

 

It wasn't all that long ago that every month offered up yet another Android tablet for review. While Samsung is still producing plenty, the output of

1080p display offers good viewing angles ; Infrared blaster and remote apps easy to set up ; Water-resistant, stylish design

Weedy charger, temperamental micro-USB port ; Frustrating waterproof covers ; Specs aren't high-end enough, given the price

The Xperia Tablet Z serves as an excellent second screen. Remote functionality is easy to set up, while the display is one of the best we've seen from Sony's Xperia range, if not the market in total.