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Sony Tablet S Tegra 2 1GHz 16GB 9.4" Tablet

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Tegra 2 1GHz Android 16GB Dec 2012
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16 Reasons For

Twenty-One Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago, this Sony tablet is one of the most awarded by experts in tablet computers.

The experts at M3.idg.se, Theregister.co.uk, Lydogbillede.dk, Tbreak.ae and Alphr.com all endorse this Tegra 2 processor tablet computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This tablet was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com, Parentesis.com, Pckoloji.com.tr and Log.com.tr all of whom said that this Tegra 2 processor tablet computer was fantastic.

This tablet computer received a "Silver" from Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Allaboutphones.nl all of whom wrote that this Tegra 2 processor tablet computer was very good.

The reviewers at Journaldugeek.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all said that this tablet was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

One hundred and fourty-five experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this Tegra 2 processor tablet computer on average 76%.

Average User Reviews

People who bought this Sony tablet rated this tablet computer 79 out of 100 on average.

Good Size

Some customers said in their reviews that this tablet was thin. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Sony Tablet S on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Does it make the necessary moves? With a quad-core processor, slim profile and up-to-d”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner, lighter and better constructed than its predecessor”. Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their Sony Tablet S review “This time Sony's really hit their stride with the slimmer and better looking Xperia Tablet S”.

Several Sony Tablet S reviewers who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was a good body shape. Four years ago expert review site Computershopper.com scored the Sony Tablet S 80 out of 100 and said in their Sony Tablet S review “A unique body shape, good performance”.

Two customers who purchased this tablet wrote that it was a good weight. Expert website Theregister.co.uk said five years ago “Sony is to be congratulated for the innovative design, light weight and excellent screen of the Tablet S” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. Expert review site Technoodling.net wrote in their review “The Sony S1 changed all that and it's all thanks to Sony's smart design decision in making the S1 light weight and easy to handle”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was easy to carry around. Five years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Best of all it's light and easy to hold-- it's the first 10" class tab” and rated it 70 out of 100.

One customer said that the Sony Tablet S was compact. Five years ago Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Has a more compact and balanced design”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Expert website Whattabletpc.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “As lightweight as the iPad”.

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Nice Design

A number of Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good design. Four years ago Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3” in their review of this tablet. Cnet.com also said “The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design.”. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “This unique tablet has a comfy-to-hold wedge design”.

A few Sony Tablet S owners who bought it wrote that it was good looking. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design and some useful built in extras.” in their Sony Tablet S review. Digitalversus.com said in their review on expert review site Digital Versus “Thanks to Android Honeycomb and the capacitive touchscreen, typing on the Tablet S feels pretty nice, as using a basic keyboard on this kind of product is never disappointing”. Expert review site Zdnet.co.uk wrote in their Sony Tablet S review “Beyond the eye-catching design, you can't help” and scored it 4 stars.

Some people concluded that the Sony Tablet S was smooth. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “It looks good, has a smooth user interface” in their review of this tablet but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Four years ago expert website Stuff.tv wrote “Compared to Sony's smooth and sexy aluminium effort” in their review of this tablet. Digitalversus.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Digital Versus five years ago “Text entry is therefore smooth and fast”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was well designed. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “It's a comfortable and well designed piece of kit” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

A few Sony Tablet S reviewers who reviewed the Sony Tablet S agreed that it was ergonomic. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “The 9.4" form factor is a winner for ergonomics and portability while maintainin” in their Sony Tablet S review and rated it 4 stars. Mobiletechreview.com also wrote “The folded magazine design is very ergonomic, particularly in portrait mode”.

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Robust

Several Sony Tablet S owners who purchased it wrote that it was well made. Four years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “These improvements deliver a more than solid tabl” in their review of the Sony Tablet S but in spite of that they only scored the Sony Tablet S 3 stars. Expert website Vr-Zone.com wrote in their review “The device boasts a solid built and is, to a degree, thorough in its m” and scored the Sony Tablet S 75 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com gave the Sony Tablet S a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Pocket Lint “Sony might make solid hardware.”.

A number of Sony Tablet S reviewers who reviewed the Sony Tablet S mentioned that it was strong and durable. Five years ago Mobiletechreview.com wrote “It's unique looking, very attractive and seemingly sturdy despite Sony's reliance on plastics”. Electronista.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “Virtually every Android tablet maker that has shipped so far has faced a tough question” in their review. Electronista.com also said “What would make someone want to buy your product instead of an iPad? Providing that answer has so far been tough”.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago expert review site Gadgetride.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Tablet S “It is waterproof immersed”.

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Easy to Use

Several Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed the Sony Tablet S reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “Its size makes it comfortable to hold” in their review however despite that they gave the product a rating of 50 out of 100. Five years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Its the most comfortable Android tablet to hold” in their Sony Tablet S review. 3g.co.uk said in their review “The Sony Tablet S looks good and feels great to hold thanks to its clever wedge shape” .

A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Honeycomb's multi-touch functionality is fun to use and the” in their review of this tablet. Notebookcheck.net also said “The multi-tasking capabilities of Tegra 2 and Honeycomb's easy to use multi-touch control are swiftly implemented”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote in the same month “The software refinements are both practical and restrained” in their Sony Tablet S review.

A number of Sony Tablet S owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good interface. V3.co.uk said in their review of this tablet “Sony's interface additions are nice” however despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S had a good experience. Tweaktown.com wrote three years ago “On virtually all smart devices I review until we get more of the pure Android experience.”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “Sony has done a nice job distinguishing its products from the sea of monotonous slate tablets” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. Pcmag.com also said “The Android-based Sony Tablet S is good looking and well designed.”. Expert website Computershopper.com said “This Android tablet has all the quality and style you'd expect from Sony, while providing gobs of entertainment options at a highly competitive price” and scored the product 5 stars.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior tablet brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its Tegra 2 processor tablets.

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony Tablet S owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this tablet on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Has added some interesting new features and given the product a splash-proof coating”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features” and scored the product 4 stars. Itpro.co.uk said “The Tablet S has some commendable features, most obviously its rather avant-garde yet eminently practical shape” in their review.

Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this Sony tablet computer was good value for money.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Digitaltrends.com said “Sony has fixed a paralyzing Wi-Fi bug.” in their Sony Tablet S review although they scored this tablet 50 out of 100.

One person said that the Sony Tablet S had network functionality. Expert review site G4tv.com mentioned in their review five years ago “A universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good in terms of connectivity. Mobigyaan.com wrote “Connectivity is ok.” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a sharp image.

One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Expert review site Yugatech.com mentioned three years ago “The accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the lack o” .

Good Battery Life

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony Tablet S had a good battery life. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review “The reasonably long battery life compensates for thi”. Expert website Mobilemag.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony Tablet S review “The processing power is roughly similar, as are battery life and general daily perfo”. Five years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Sony Tablet S review “The Sony Tablet S keyboard has a large battery bump at back”.

2592 X 1944 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The Tablet S has a maximum main camera resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's over five times the main camera resolution of the most common main camera resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago the main camera resolution ranges from 960 x 720 pixels to 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Fairly High Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a main camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the Sony Tablet S has one of the higher main camera resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Similar spec tablets that were launched more than two years ago have main camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP, and the average main camera resolution (numeric) is 3.7MP.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Androidauthority.com wrote “They can't help it–these” in their Sony Tablet S review.

Not 4G

The Tablet S is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Tablet S are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Most Tegra 2 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years are not 3G. The Sony Tablet S is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Tablet S has a fairly small display diagonal (only 9.4 inches) compared to most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Tablet S. The display diagonals of similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Tablet S range from 7" to 11".

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Iconia Tab A500 (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The Tablet S has a quite small internal storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Tablet S is 16GB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 24GB.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Acer Iconia Tab A500 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Tablet S the second camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Sony Tablet S has a quite low second camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Tablet S

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Sony tablet was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The Tablet S has a fairly typical processor frequency (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Tablet S.

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Two Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Sony Tablet S is two which is average compared to the other six tablet computers of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
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Processor Family
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera Resolution
Second Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Main Camera Resolution
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Data Network
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi
USB Connector Type

21 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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29 April 2014

As lightweight as the iPad but with a unique design that makes it easier to hold, the Sony Tablet S is the latest innovation from the well-known manufacturer of laptops. For tablet PC users that... Read more…

Gadgetride.com

6 February 2014

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z is a top class product by Sony for the tablet computing devices. The device is incredibly thin and light weighted, although it may make you feel paranoid, it definitely...

30 September 2013

Overall we think the Sony Tablet S 3G should be an excellent addition to the tablet market. One thing we are concerned about is the low amount of RAM. Hopefully Sony designed the tablet around...

Technave.sg

30 September 2013

Overall we think the Sony Tablet S 3G should be an excellent addition to the tablet market. One thing we are concerned about is the low amount of RAM. Hopefully Sony designed the tablet around...

12 September 2013

It all adds up to an accomplished do-it-all tablet, and one of our favourite Android devices around. The problem is that the iPad with Retina Display is just £70 more expensive ? and worth every...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 October 2011 by Andreas Iacovou

To give some perspective this is my third Android tablet. I have previously had the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Both were good tablets in their own right but had their niggles.... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2011 by Mr. J. E. Cox

Ive had the tablet for a week now and had no problems with it what so ever. I spent along time looking for a tablet, and nearly bought the asus only because of all the good reviews. When I went to... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2012 by Mark H

Having owned one of these tablets for a couple of months I can say it is an excellent piece of kit that has a couple of unique features that may make it stand out for you. Before buying I compared... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2012 by Countrymusicman

OK let's put this thing about the tablet not being able to access the SD card to bed once and for all. The Gallery, Music Player and Video Player which come with the tablet cannot access the SD... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2011 by Mr. N. R. F. Smith

Sorry for any typos but am doing my review on the tablet. I've never had an android device before but it seems like a nice os and a much better range of apps compared to nokia's ovi store (no... Read more…

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