Sony Xperia Tablet Z User Reviews
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Build quality9.8/10Text input9.8/10
Everyday usage9.5/10UI speed9/10
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posted on 03 Nov 2013, 09:39 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Best 10" tablet at this moment
anleoflippy has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have this tablet for about 5 months and I got to say it exceeds my expectations. The screen, sound and build quality are just top notch. In my country, the Tablet Z is cheaper than the iPad 4/Air and the Galaxy Note 10.1/2014 edition so it is a great buy. I have a black 16gb WiFi model.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Good Screen
- Good Speakers
- Fast UI speed in Android 4.2.2.
- Lightest tablet
- Takes too long to charge
- Noise cancellation could be better
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posted on 26 Jun 2013, 07:15 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
naoenche has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have a 16Gb Wifi version. it's a Nice tablet, nice build quality. Nice screen. But it's a little bit expensive. Goes perfectly with CM 10.1, as sony permits to unlock bootloader and provides opensource drivers for its components.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 15 Jun 2013, 13:32 (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Great Android tablet in almost all metrics
Karriope has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I'm using the Japanese S－０３E, which packs 32GB with LTE in white. Seems mostly the same, but there are DoCoMo apps, the (imo) superior AOSP browser, extra system apps (such as full size calc) and some different icons (mainly on small apps). Plus it has a pullout 1seg antenna. The STAMINA mode is oddly missing (standard Android power saving is available) and the JP XPERIA keyboard has downloadable skins. For most part I'll say the JP tablet model is better.
Build quality and design, great. Impressively light, but it can flex slightly and that triggers touches detected on the screen. Water resistance works , at least under a tap so far. I love the grippy frictiony rear texture, I can place it on my hand at a 75 degree angle and it doesn't slide. Plus, the whole clean white look is extremely classy. It's also less revealing of the fingersmudges you get there, and the back is also surprisingly dirt resistant.
The screen isn't a PLS or IPS or anything fancy sounding, but it may as well be one. For a TFT panel, it is remarkably saturated, sharp and contrasty. Brightness is good, but I find it overblows bright areas and loses detail sometimes. The app Screen Adjuster helps resolve this though. Color reproduction is also impressive. I prefer to turn off the BRAVIA Engine since it is really just screwing with my pictures rather than improving the screen.
To clarify on the speakers, some equalization and tuning is needed but they can sound surprisingly good. They are however NOT quadraphonic,...Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 6/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 4/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
- Good performance
- Decent /Good battery lifetime
- Good, stereo speakers
- Great screen
- Amazing weight and thinness, great build quality
- IR blaster
- Traditional System Bar UI, Small Apps
- Good keyboard
- Ingress protection IP57!
- Small battery
- Traditional System Bar (a con for some)
- Android 4.1 on launch
- Camera is bad, no flashlight
- NFC sensor is weirdly placed
- APQ8064 somewhat behind
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posted on 02 Jun 2013, 10:16 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)
Sony Xperia Tablet Z: A Strong Contender for Best Tablet,
kamil1308 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I HAD to have one of these as I've been looking for my ideal Android tablet for some time, and so far, the majority of the pro websites have given the Sony Xperia Tablet Z very positive reviews. Not wanting to wait several weeks, as Amazon states for their shipping times, I bought one straight from Sony...and I couldn't be much happier! Just about every tablet I've tried has had defect issues, build issues, too low screen resolution (or underpowered when it was hi rez), etc., etc. Although it's not perfect, with everything I'd LIKE to see in a tablet, I think it's overall the best tablet currently available.
I know it's been said in many reviews, but seriously, this thing is amazingly light and well balanced. At roughly the equivalent in weight to an iPad Mini, it's a remarkable feat of engineering. Yet it's also quite solid and exceptionally well made. There is no tablet lighter and thinner than the Z...period.
Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor, the Z scores a remarkable Antutu benchmark of 20,000+ straight out of the box, readily defeating the Nexus 10. That's some serious power, and it shows in smooth and responsive controls, whether surfing the web, running apps, or playing graphic-intensive games. The GPS locked onto 15 satellites INDOORS within seconds using GPS Test. WIFI is rock solid and supports dual-channel wireless speeds of 300 mbs. It links up with a PS3 Dual Shock controller through a USB host adapter at first, then wirelessly after being...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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