Sony Xperia Z Tablet Review



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Sony has inducted a 10 inch tablet to their name recently. It lives on the zero gap casing of Sony Xperia Z, the smartphone which enables Sony Xperia Z Tablet having the capabilities of being water resistant and dust proof. The design on the Sony Xperia Z tablet is simply stunning. It makes you want it. Surely a thing of beauty.


Design

Sony Xperia Z Tablet comes with the hard zero gaps casing that featured on the Xperia Z smartphone. It not only gives it the solid built and classy looks but also gives it the property of resisting water and being dust proof. People have actually started to text in the shower, weird. The tablet is really slim with just 6.9mm of thickness. The structure is that of a perfectly crafted rectangle with all sharp edges and flat surface. It comes in two colours: White and Black.

Display

This 10 inch tablet has a full HD display with a resolution of 1200×1920 pixels. The colours look really good on the Sony Xperia Z Tablet. The icons are really well detailed and look really nice. It also has definite viewing angles. But due to increased glare you might not be able to view it properly under direct sunlight. It can take input from all the 10 fingers as it supports multitouch which has a wide usage in variety of apps. With the GPU and Sony Bravia Engine the graphics while game look terrific. Reading a book is also redefined and really cool.

Camera

Sony Xperia Z Tablet A
Sony has taken the tablet camera forte pretty seriously. They have provided this giant of a tablet with a beautiful 8.1MP primary camera. We beg to state that it is actually even better than the Xperia Z Smartphone lens. Images look very clear and under great detail. It has a nice colour balance with good intelligent contrast. The front 2.2MP camera is one of the best on a tablet; with wide angle of capture- the camera does an amazing job in video calling. Both the primary can secondary cameras are capable of 1080p full HD video.

Software

Sony Xperia Z Tablet runs on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean version with update but out of the box it comes with Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. Dedicated apps for tablets on Google Play are really cool and an absolute keeper. The overall user interface is the standard one that you find on all the tablets. Multitasking functionality are pretty cool.

Performance

With the power of a Quad Core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM the tablet performs lightning fast with the occasional break down (which Android device does not?). The touch response is really good and it multitasks without any failure. It comes with 16GB of internal memory but you can expand it to upto 64GB using microSD cards. It supports LTE networks apart from 2G and 3G wavebands. It also features NFC sharing and pairing.

Final Thoughts

Sony Xperia Z tablet has got both the power and the looks. But the price is a little too much. The display is really awesome and entertainment is an absolute bliss on such a big full HD display in your hands. Camera, battery life- everything is great. We do not highly recommend you buy this because its priced a little too much.

Sony Xperia Z tablet comes for Rs. 41999

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIMMicro-SIM
Announced2013, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, May
BODYDimensions266 x 172 x 6.9 mm (10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 in)
Weight495 g (1.09 lb)
– IP57 certified – dust proof and water resistant
DISPLAYTypeLED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1200 x 1920 pixels, 10.1 inches (~224 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes, up to 10 fingers
ProtectionShatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
– Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
SOUNDAlert typesN\A
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– 3D surround sound enhancement
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal16 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATAGPRSUp to 107 kbps
EDGEUp to 296 kbps
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
NFCYes
Infrared portYes
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
CAMERAPrimary8.1 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, HDR, check quality
SecondaryYes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
BrowserHTML5
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– Xvid/DivX/MKV/WMV/MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 1230 h (2G) / Up to 1270 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 10 h (multimedia)
Music playUp to 110 h



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Author: Sinha

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