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Sony Xperia Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.3)Android (5.0, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1) 
Dimensions9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) 
Weight20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
11.99 oz (340 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
RuggedSplash resistant  
Display
Physical size9.4 inches7.0 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 ppi216 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio61.23 %59.74 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging  
CamcorderYes  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing cameraOther1.2 megapixels 
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 T30L 
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 @ 416MHzULP GeForce @ 416MHz 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionSD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GB  
Battery
Stand-by time 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 40 days (948 h)
 
Capacity 4325 mAh 
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 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Chrome 
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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB HostUSB Host 
HDMIYes  
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 201227 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 400  

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