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Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

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The interface that manages the 8MP rear camera of the Xperia Tablet S is easy to use and clean, but doesn’t sport many functions. There are a couple of scene and focus modes, and that’s that. A Panorama option is thrown in as a bonus, though, and the frames are stitched together fairly quickly.

The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

The camera interface of the 8MP shooter doesn't sport many functions



The picture samples themselves turned out bland, however, lacking detail and focus. The slate records 1080p video with fluid 30fps, but the colors and detail are subpar like on the still shots. The front camera, which gets used quite often on tablets for video chat, does the job fine, keeping noise in check.

Outdoor photos - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Outdoor photos - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Outdoor photos - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Outdoor photos - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Outdoor photos - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

Outdoor photos


Strong - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Sample Video:




Sony Xperia Tablet S Indoor Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Sony uses its Album app for displaying pictures and video from the tablet, arranging them in tiled grids in chronological order. 

The music player is Walkman-branded, with tiled view of tune categories again, and a minimalistic playback interface. There are a couple of sound effects and equalizer presets, which can’t help the loudspeakers at the bottom, though, which are of about average quality - neither strong enough, nor very clean-sounding.

The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
The music player has minimalistic interface - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

The music player has minimalistic interface



Video playback goes up to 1080 definition, but only of MPEG-4 files, for DivX/Xvid/MKV support you’d have to run to the Play Store.

Sony Xperia Tablet S supports MPEG-4 videos up to 1080 definition - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Sony Xperia Tablet S supports MPEG-4 videos up to 1080 definition - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Sony Xperia Tablet S supports MPEG-4 videos up to 1080 definition - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review
Sony Xperia Tablet S supports MPEG-4 videos up to 1080 definition - Sony Xperia Tablet S Review

Sony Xperia Tablet S supports MPEG-4 videos up to 1080 definition


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posted on 09 Oct 2012, 06:36 6

1. josephnero (Posts: 278; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


pros:Small apps and guest mode
Good camera
Sd card
Different design
Overall its nice.if i ever decide i want a tablet i may get this

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 06:44 1

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


This tablet is everything good jammed packed together,

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:32 7

3. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


hmm, I would have rated it with at least 8

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:40 9

6. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


phonearena is so biased and they hate sony....
Sony always gets bad raitings... look at the t it got a 7 untill many people was mad that it deserves an 8...
also the sony sl is rated 7 while to xperia s is rated 8.5.... shouldnt it be the same raiting?? upgraded processor , new colors and ics..!!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 12:16 9

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


wanna know why it always gets a bad rating? cause they give it to daniel to review the sony devices... SMH, this tablet is well worthy of an 8.5 or higher.........but dont worry cuz the user reviews always show what its REAL rating is!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:50 3

8. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Yeah! The Xperia S got a 9.8 in user reviews almost 10 , better than the s3

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 14:06

11. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


agree with you!!

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:23 1

4. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Tim cook: 91% of tablet web traffic comes from the iPad. I don't even know what these other tablets are doing! They are probably in warehouses or at the back of everyone's drawer! Tim cook said this at the iPhone 5 launch event. When it comes to tablets apple iPad is the king with 68% market share.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:32

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not bad Sony boy, not bad at all!!!

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:00 1

9. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


I'll seriously stop goin to phonearena if they rate the xperia v a 7!!!!!!!!
Its got all the good features in one phone!!!!!! ugh get lost daniel p !!

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Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony Xperia Tablet S

OS: Android 4.1.1 4.0.3
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Display9.4 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (161 ppi) TFT
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches
(239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)
20.64 oz  (585 g)

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