Sony Xperia Tablet S

Announced:
Aug 29, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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Sony Xperia Tablet S

Announced: Aug 29, 2012
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 9.4" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + SD
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

9.4 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

161 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

61.23 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording:

Yes

Features:

Video calling

Front:

Other

Design

Dimensions:

9.44 x 6.87 x 0.47 inches (239.8 x 174.4 x 11.85 mm)

Weight:

20.64 oz (585 g)
the average is 17.2 oz (493 g)

Resistance:

Splash

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L

Processor:

Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

Nvidia ULP GeForce

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 128 GB

OS:

Android (4.1.1, 4.0.3)

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS

Other:

Infrared, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MHL

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 400

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Tablet S 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 500

Sony Xperia Tablet S 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 600

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.47 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM

Description

Sony Xperia Tablet S seems to be the spiritual successor of Sony Tablet S. With the Xperia Tablet S, the Japanese have emphasized on what they are so good at – design. The Xperia Tablet S is a very elegant device, with a thin body and a nice, differentiating fold element at the upper end. Sony fit a sizable bright 9.4-inch IPS LCD display with an okay resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The device comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, but Sony has promised it will soon bump it up to Jelly Bean. Powering the device is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, so we can be sure that performance will be top-notch, as long as Sony doesn't mess something up as far as software goes. The camera of the Xperia Tablet S should be pretty decent, with Sony's great heritage in this area. The Tablet S comes with an 8-megapixel main unit, complemented by a 1-megapixel front-facing one. When it comes to ports you have a full-sized SD port, USB and HDMI. The tablet keeps the IR sensor from the original Tablet S and doubles as a remote control.

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