Sony announces its Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony announces its Sony Xperia Tablet Z
A couple of weeks ago, Sony introduced the flagship Sony Xperia Z handset. Now, Sony turns its attention to the tablet world with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. The slate has a 10.1 inch screen with resolution of 1920 x 1200 and the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. In comparison, the Google Nexus 10 has a 10.05 inch screen with resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a pixel density of 300ppi. The new Sony tablet is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is probably the APQ8064.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z offers an 8.1MP camera on back and the Sony S-Force sound is said to bring "a sense of spaciousness". The device supports NFC, has LTE connectivity, a microSD port and comes with Android 4.1 out of the box. Like the Sony Xperia Z, the tablet is both water and dust proof.

Pricing and availability were not revealed. What was announced was the 6.9mm slim profile of the tablet, which weighs in at 495 grams (17.5 ounces).

source: SonyMobile (translated) via Pocketlint


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39 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The Nexus 10 has a screen resolution of 10.05", not 10.1". Otherwise the PPI would be slightly under 300, and all would be lost!

13. Alan01

Posts: 616; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Technically, the Google Nexus 10 does have a screen size of 10.05, but we were just rounding it off. Seeing as that would take the pixel density under 300 and keep you up at night, we changed it for you. No tipping necessary. Alan F.

16. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Awww, thanks! I will sleep easier now, you can rest assured.

35. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Sonys Z series Samys S series Motorolas X series y cant they name it, instead...............

2. MeoCao unregistered

The back looks like glass and that may be very slippery, and when it's so thin the battery will not be big. I think N10 design is better.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, it's 6000 mAh, way smaller than the N 10's 9000 mAh. (http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/20/sony-xperia-ta​blet-z/) I don't understand the thinness war on tablets anyways. I don't want my tablet to feel like it's going to break in half, especially when I know I could be getting more battery life were it thicker.

29. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

leave battery but it has micro sd card slot so equal...........

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's if you equate a MicroSD slot to battery life. For the record, I'd take a full-size SD slot (and full size USB 3.0 slots, for that matter), which they could've more easily done had the tablet been thicker.

11. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"N10 design is better" Really?

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think he means in terms of performance, not build quality or appearance. I'd take the sleek edges and glass build of the Xperia over the plastic, clumsy-looking roundish shape of the Nexus 10, but the Nexus 10 has A) a better screen, B) a better battery, and C) stock Android, which make for a better-designed user experience, in my opinion (and apparently MeoCao's), than quality building materials do.

14. MeoCao unregistered

I do mean N10 design is better. Design must serve a purpose, and for 10" tablets the comfortable hold must be the main focus. with N10 you have peace of mind that you will not drop the thing, and it's warm and nice to hold. Tablet Z may look sleeker to some but I like the N10 look better, but that's just personal tastes.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

To each his own, but I hate holding a warm tablet/phone. I love my Evo's aluminum back mainly for the reason that it is usually cool to the touch.

18. MeoCao unregistered

lol, in cold weather we want to hold something warm, when it's hot we want to touch something cool. So it depends I guess. But in Japan the weather is rarely hot.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

People nowadays can't make the difference between design and aesthetic. As for me, I'd take the N10 over this, as well..

27. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Yes pal, really!

21. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

but i like tablets that are premium to hold. or in other words worthy to be called a flagship tablet.

39. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nope... the back looks like soft touch plastic

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

tft ...um how well does it match the PLS and IPS? pannels

15. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

FYI IPS is TFT

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Actually, I don't know why Sony did not do well in selling tablets ? Any one have the answer?

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sony hasn't done well selling anything lately. Their CEO has blamed it on lack of brand unity, hence his "One Sony" project. I honestly can't say why, though, they make pretty good products. I just bought a touchscreen Vaio notebook a couple weeks ago and I love it.

6. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

All eyes on sony... I love the design... they are going to take all of my money with the z line

7. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

This will be my baby love it...take my money Sony :D

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Very nice square design.

9. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It looks good...but...slim design is at cost of battery...which is just 6000mAh...Nexus 10 us better choice!

19. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

if its more than nexus 10 its gonna fail..thats my opinion. nothing should cost more than nexus 10. unless your name is Apple....

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

That's like saying that since the Nexus 4 cost $350 no phone should cost more than $350... Nexus 10 is $500 for a 32gb, Sony tablet will probably be $400 I would take a Sony tablet any day, I just don't like the Nexus 10 at all.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Sony does makes some nice Tablets. i liked how different and sturdy the Xperia Tablet was. o:

24. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Now you're talking, Sony. This is probably the best tablet in the world now, imo. It spells class and quality. Waterproof at 6.9m and under 500 grams! Full hd screen with snapdragon pro should offer super smooth combination. Nexus 10 has that ultra hd screen, yeah, but it is also buggy and not optimized and lacks in the memory expansion USB functionality.

25. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I'm liking Sony's 2013 offering more and more. Both the Xperia Z phone and Tablet looks powerful with premium feel. This might be the Tablet to replace my Sammy Tab.

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