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Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 738 reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and screen are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the connectivity and GPS navigation, and there are mixed comments on the battery and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

GPS navigation, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012) 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. Comments about the camera and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the battery, while the connectivity and GPS navigation get critical views.

performance, portability, usability, screen, camera

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia Tablet S (2012) 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.

Jan, 2020

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 : Joseph Volpe (engadget.com)

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.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

The Sony Xperia Tablet S gets design right, performance, not so much

 

The excellently designed body of the Sony Xperia Tablet S is both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but some key performance issues hold the tablet back from a full recommendation.

The ; 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 : David Pierce (theverge.com)

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...

Awesome added software features ; Fast performance ; Cool remote functionality

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

Plenty to like, but at twice the price of the Nexus 7 it's hard to justify this purchase

Sep, 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 : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

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