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Sony Xperia Tablet S vs Asus Transformer Prime

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Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 31 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.3)Android (4.0.3, 4.0, 3.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)10.35 x 7.12 x 0.41 inches (263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm) 
Weight20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
20.67 oz (586 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key  
RuggedSplash resistant  
Display
Physical size9.4 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

161 ppi149 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTSuper IPS+ LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio61.23 %62.21 % 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo taggingAutofocus, Touch to focus, Panorama 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing cameraOther (1296 x 808 pixels)Other 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30LNVIDIA Tegra 3 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 416MHz12-core GeForce GPU 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM (1333 MHz) / LPDDR31024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionSD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Type Li - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, MIDIMP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 
SpeakersStereo speakersLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entriesUnlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputPredictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Games Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB HostMass storage device 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIYesMicro HDMI (Type D) 
Charging connector Proprietary 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 201209 Nov 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 400  

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