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Sony Xperia Tablet S vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z Size compare


Sony Xperia Tablet S Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Remove phone

Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released

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Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.1.1, 4.0.3)Android (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.1.2) 
Dimensions9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inches (266 x 172 x 6.9 mm) 
Weight20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
17.46 oz (495 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
RuggedSplash resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 57 
Physical size9.4 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1920 x 1200 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 ppi224 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio61.23 %64.68 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating 
Camera8 megapixels8.1 megapixels 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo taggingFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging 
Settings White balance presets 
Shooting Modes Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects 
CamcorderYes1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing cameraOther2.2 megapixels 
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 T30LQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 

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, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 416MHzAdreno 320 
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 RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 11.6 GB 
Storage expansionSD, SDHC, SDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Stand-by time 51.2 days (1230 hours)
the average is 29 days (690 h)
Stand-by time (3G) 52.9 days (1270 hours)
the average is 43 days (1040 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 50.4 days (1210 hours)
the average is 42 days (1010 h)
Music playback 110.00 hours 
Video playback 9.83 hours 
Capacity 6000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
Data LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 

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, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB HostMass storage device 
HDMIYesvia microUSB 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, MHL, TV-Out, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Officially announced29 Aug 201220 Jan 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 400  

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