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 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.

Sony Xperia Tablet S Sample Video:

Sony Xperia Tablet S Indoor Sample Video:


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.

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.

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