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Slates on the catwalk: world's thinnest tablets roundup

0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2014, 07:25 posted on

There are quite a few phones breaking the 0.31" (8 mm) barrier downwards already, and tablets are following suit by getting thinner as well. A slender tablet is certainly better than a thick one, for looks and ergonomics alone, that's why we are rounding up the slimmest tablets out there...

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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 04:42 51

1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 616; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Xperia z is really a sexy beast...
really liked its design , probably best looking tablet ever.
and of course really expecting something big from apple, they are losing their tablet shares quite recently..

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 04:47 12

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


then they ruined it by putting a UI on it resembling HoneyComb with all the (on-screen) buttons in wrong place (compared with other tablets running Jelly Bean)

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 07:10 22

8. anleoflippy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I actually like what they did to their UI.
But this is my preference, not everyone likes it.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 08:32 13

9. juanyunis (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


There is a new update for the tablet, right now is rolling for SGP321, the LTE version, and it's Android 4.2.2 with Phablet UI not the current one that resembles Honeycomb.

I'm waiting for the update to come lol.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 16:21

17. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


I want that Xperia Z something terrible. It would be a nice compliment to my Surface Tablet, and my Galaxy Tab. I'm just worried that it wouldn't get kitkat for 327045407400 years. :-(

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 13:47 1

48. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 120; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Actually, Sony is pretty good with updates...Although I really like LG phones, they are absolutely HORRENDOUS when it comes to Updating...

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 09:27 3

20. buccob (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Actually the thinnest "Tablet" right now is the Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi... 6.5mm

(when do they stop being phones and start being phablets?)
(when do they stop being phablets and start being tablets?)

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 09:17

28. saffant (Posts: 210; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Starting from 7"

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 10:43 1

29. buccob (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Says who?

In my personal opinion, I take 5" screens as phablets... too big for my everyday needs... BUT phones like Xperia ZL has 5" but with a footprint of a 4.5" phone...

So it is all relative and personal opinions for that matter.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 10:09 2

21. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


And excellent battery life as well, Sony knocked it out of the park with this tablet. I've owned one since June and love it as much today as I did seven months ago.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 10:35

39. hung2900 (Posts: 765; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


For me the bezel of sony tab Zis fugly . It makes the 16:10 ratio scree. much longer and weird.

For me the design of Tab S is nice enough. I love the book cover and it ignore all the weak points of the design. Remember while many ppl stil praise the "premium" material of Ipad Air, most of them (and normal users as well) use cases for their tablet.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 14:37

43. elroy (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


excellent tablet in design but the spec and screen resolution is below the competition

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 15:58

44. elroy (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


best looking tab from the back not the side....bezel no way sony

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 04:44

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Theres a new Toshiba Excite 10 inch out. Comes with 4.2 on it. Not sure how thin it is but the looks are very close to this .

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 04:48 6

4. mr.techdude (Posts: 535; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


None of these go up against nexus 7

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 05:02 4

5. pyradark (Posts: 738; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


But in the test of time, Z tablet survive on anything!! Did u see how 7 2013 break after a drop

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 05:03 10

6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 800; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You're right, because it wasn't thin enough to make the list.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 05:14 10

7. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Less weight = yes, but thinner = unnecessary to me. I would prefer a few mm more with a larger battery.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 09:18 4

10. apple4never (Posts: 915; Member since: 08 May 2013)


same here i dont mind a slightly thicker tablet because if i run outta battery, what good is a 7mm tablet without a battery

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 00:39

47. joey_sfb (Posts: 2510; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Of course you don't mind now that Apple is the thickest tablet. Thick is good! I agree! Lol!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 10:56 15

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6118; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


For once PA gives SONY some credit the XPERIA Z IS THE thinnest tablet in the world. did i also mention it's water proof and can take a bath with it too

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:41

12. Troysyx (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


I'm actually selling my Xperia tablet Z if anyone is interested :)http://swappa.com/listing/GZK521/view

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 08:17 2

13. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


"Jonny Ive is at it again with the lightest 10-incher out there" lol i thought we had established sony was the thinnest 10 incher. Nice try

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 09:54 3

14. Reality_Check (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


SXZ tablet weighs 495g (17.46 oz) and the A Air weighs 478g (16.86 oz). So, it is the lightest but not the thinnest.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:56 2

15. ˇಠ_ಠˇ (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Ooh awkwarddd. Sorry i wrote that in the morning when i cant really think lol

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:52 2

32. PorkyBurger (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is 439g.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 11:41

40. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


How about SXZ2 then???
at 425g...

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 11:47

42. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Oh my..I din realise that this article still contains old comments...

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 12:17

16. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Bravo to Sony, Apple & Samsung in engineering such awesome slim devices but I would prefer a tablet with high battery capabilities even if its thick.. Only it has to be light

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 16:11

18. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 42; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


So, of all the thin tablets, Samsung has made half of the, and Apple has made a third. What is the rest of the tablet industry doing? Why is that tablets are thicker than most smartphones? Isn't the fact that they have more surface area mean that they should be thinner? I mean, sure, they can't be thinner than the parts they are made of, but, why are they so thick? Last years tablets, minus the iPad Mini and Xperia Tablet Z, were quite thick. There is genuinely no reason for that.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 09:21 3

19. hipnotika (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


samsung's tab designs are like a bull s**t

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 10:25 6

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 2510; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Better than having random electrical shock when you hold the fruit brand tablet the wrong way.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 10:49 5

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 2510; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Hipnotika, Apple is hell bend on suing Samsung for copying their boring overuse design. So if Samsung tab design are like bull s**t so does Apple. Apple market share are dwindling so you might be right after all. Troll. Lol!

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 11:44 1

41. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Lol...ipad design was bull s**t before ipad mini....
other than note 8.0 other recent samsung tablets are quite sexy...especially tab pro line....
But nothing can beat xperia z and z2 tablets...

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 17:19

24. kevkyle (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


i wanna get the xperia tablet z, my ageing yet trusty samsung tab2 has served well

...but mah sony vaio pro needs a pretty mate", )

(or should i wait for the xperia tablet Z2)

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 18:09 1

25. anleoflippy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Better just wait for the successor of the Tablet Z.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 21:37

26. kevkyle (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


thanks....", )

....that i would do. put 'em brakes on the wallet for awhile...lol

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 00:49

27. anleoflippy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Don't get me wrong. I myself own an Xperia Tablet Z and it's an awesome tablet. Bought it last year July. But since we are in 2014, might as well just wait for the successor.

And if it's worth the upgrade, I'll sell my Tablet Z.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 01:18

30. Krjal (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Still got my galaxy tab 7.7. I'm so happy I got this thing. It's still going strong and the amoled screen is beautiful!

I've been waiting a long time for a worthy successor but Samsung hasn't made a better tablet yet. C'mon Samsung! Where's all the amoled screens you promised us?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:49

31. PorkyBurger (Posts: 196; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Umm, Galaxy Tab S has Super AMOLED.
Do you even read news bro.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 08:23 2

34. refillable (Posts: 579; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Do you even read this post's date?

BTW High five for the Tab 7.7! I think the S 8.4 is a worthy successor IMHO.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 08:05

33. hunted (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


can i make voice calls using tab s 8.4?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 08:48 1

35. therealbigrich (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jun 2014)


In the market for a new tablet and Im really intrigued by the new ones that are coming out recently. Feel like im going to lean towards a tablet not on the list which is the Surface pro 3.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 08:56 2

36. KenAdams (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Surface Pro 3 should be added to this list since that is one sleek and sexy ultrabook-ish tablet !

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 09:12 1

38. therealbigrich (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jun 2014)


I was thinking the same thing but when I looked it up at 0.38" its actually kind of thick compared to the other ones . Now if they compared tablets with the power the surface has I'm sure no one could touch it

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 09:02

37. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Should have made a clean story an comment section guys.
This is just shy of one year old.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 18:24

45. -box- (Posts: 3707; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Where does the Surface 3 rank?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 20:42 1

46. gigaraga (Posts: 470; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I like how most of the tablets are from Samsung. Their high end tablets are the best!~~

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