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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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18 Reasons For

Twenty-One Industry Awards

This tablet computer is one of the most awarded of all the tablet computers of this age and spec.

M3.idg.se, Theregister.co.uk, Lydogbillede.dk, Tbreak.ae and Alphr.com all endorse this tablet and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Computershopper.com, Parentesis.com, Pckoloji.com.tr and Log.com.tr all concluded that this Sony tablet was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all wrote that this tablet computer was great. This Sony tablet computer received a "Silver" award from both Uk.hardware.info and Allaboutphones.nl and Hardware.info gave it a "Silver Award".

This Sony tablet computer received a "Highly Recommended" from Journaldugeek.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom said that this tablet computer was great.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on one hundred and fourty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 76 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this tablet computer is 79% based on 64 user reviews.

Easy to Use

A few Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “Its size makes it comfortable to hold” however they scored it 3 stars. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this tablet on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Its the most comfortable Android tablet to hold”. 3g.co.uk wrote in their Sony Tablet S review “The Sony Tablet S looks good and feels great to hold thanks to its clever wedge shape” and gave the Sony Tablet S a rating of 4 stars.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned five years ago “Honeycomb's multi-touch functionality is fun to use and the” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “The multi-tasking capabilities of Tegra 2 and Honeycomb's easy to use multi-touch control are swiftly implemented”. Cnet.com.au rated this tablet 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “The software refinements are both practical and restrained”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. V3.co.uk said “Sony's interface additions are nice” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. One Sony Tablet S reviewer reckoned that it had a good experience. Expert review site Tweaktown.com wrote “On virtually all smart devices I review until we get more of the pure Android experience.” in their review of this tablet.

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Robust

A number of Sony Tablet S owners concluded that it was well made. Cnet.com mentioned four years ago “These improvements deliver a more than solid tabl” . Vr-Zone.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Tablet S five years ago “The device boasts a solid built and is, to a degree, thorough in its m” . Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “Sony might make solid hardware.”.

Several Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed it agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote “It's unique looking, very attractive and seemingly sturdy despite Sony's reliance on plastics” in their review of this tablet. Electronista.com wrote “Virtually every Android tablet maker that has shipped so far has faced a tough question” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. Electronista.com also wrote “What would make someone want to buy your product instead of an iPad? Providing that answer has so far been tough”.

One customer said that the Sony Tablet S was good at resisting water ingress. Gadgetride.com wrote “It is waterproof immersed”.

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Nice Design

Several Sony Tablet S owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3” in their Sony Tablet S review. Cnet.com also said “The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design.”. Expert website Pcworld.in wrote “This unique tablet has a comfy-to-hold wedge design” in their review of this tablet and scored it 4 stars.

A number of Sony Tablet S owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Four years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on 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.” yet they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Digitalversus.com wrote “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” in their review of the Sony Tablet S and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Zdnet.co.uk mentioned in their review “Beyond the eye-catching design, you can't help” .

Some customers who reviewed the Sony Tablet S concluded that it was smooth. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “It looks good, has a smooth user interface” but even so they only rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “Compared to Sony's smooth and sexy aluminium effort”. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “Text entry is therefore smooth and fast”.

Some people who bought it considered that it was well designed. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's a comfortable and well designed piece of kit”.

Several Sony Tablet S owners who bought this tablet agreed that it was ergonomic. Mobiletechreview.com said in their review of the Sony Tablet S four years ago “The 9.4" form factor is a winner for ergonomics and portability while maintainin”. Mobiletechreview.com also mentioned “The folded magazine design is very ergonomic, particularly in portrait mode”.

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Good Size

A number of customers concluded that the Sony Tablet S was thin. Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “Does it make the necessary moves? With a quad-core processor, slim profile and up-to-d” and scored the product 70 out of 100. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Sony Tablet S “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner, lighter and better constructed than its predecessor”. Mobiletechreview.com wrote four years ago “This time Sony's really hit their stride with the slimmer and better looking Xperia Tablet S”.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Computershopper.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “A unique body shape, good performance” in their Sony Tablet S review.

Two Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good weight. Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their Sony Tablet S review “Sony is to be congratulated for the innovative design, light weight and excellent screen of the Tablet S” and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Technoodling.net mentioned five years ago “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 Sony Tablet S owner who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com said “Best of all it's light and easy to hold-- it's the first 10" class tab” in their review of this tablet.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Has a more compact and balanced design”. One customer who reviewed the Sony Tablet S wrote that it was lightweight. Whattabletpc.com said “As lightweight as the iPad” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

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Good Product Quality

A few people thought the product was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “Sony has done a nice job distinguishing its products from the sea of monotonous slate tablets”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Android-based Sony Tablet S is good looking and well designed.”. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Tablet S “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”.

Good Brand

We checked 1,851 expert and owner reviews for Sony tablets and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its Tegra 2 processor tablet computers range.

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Good Technical Features

Several Sony Tablet S owners said in their reviews that the product had good features. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Has added some interesting new features and given the product a splash-proof coating” in their review of this tablet. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews four years ago “Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features” and rated the product 4 stars. Itpro.co.uk mentioned five years ago “The Tablet S has some commendable features, most obviously its rather avant-garde yet eminently practical shape”.

Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this Tegra 2 processor tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Sony has fixed a paralyzing Wi-Fi bug.” in their Sony Tablet S review although they only gave the product a score of 50 out of 100.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer who reviewed this tablet thought it had network functionality. Expert review site G4tv.com mentioned five years ago “A universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video”.

One customer who bought it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Four years ago expert website Mobigyaan.com mentioned “Connectivity is ok.” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who bought this tablet said that it had a sharp image.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago expert review site Yugatech.com wrote in their Sony Tablet S review “The accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the lack o”.

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Good Battery Life

Some Sony Tablet S owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony Tablet S “The reasonably long battery life compensates for thi” however they only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Expert website Mobilemag.com said “The processing power is roughly similar, as are battery life and general daily perfo”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “The Sony Tablet S keyboard has a large battery bump at back”.

2592 X 1944 Pixels Main Camera Resolution

The biggest main camera resolution of the Tablet S is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's over five times the main camera resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found main camera resolution. The worst main camera resolution of all comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the Tablet S is 960 x 720 pixels and the best is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Quite Thin

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the Tablet S have thicknesses of between 12mm and 260mm. With a thickness of only 174.3 millimeters, the Tablet S has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Main Camera Resolution

Across all the tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Tablet S the main camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 8MP. The Sony Tablet S has one of the higher main camera resolutions (5 megapixels) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Short

With a height of only 10.1 millimeters, the Tablet S is one of the shorter comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years amongst Tegra 2 processor tablet computers of this age. The heights of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Tablet S range from 10mm to 180mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

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

A Bit Expensive

A number of Sony Tablet S owners said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this tablet on expert review site PC Mag “It's underpowered, overpriced”. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote five years ago “It hasn't been easy pulling for Android in the tablet space, which for a period of time was limited to a few overpriced and underwhelming Gingerbread slates”. Expert review site Stuff.tv said “The feeling of the Xperia Tablet S's cold, hard aluminium beneath our fingertips feels wonderfully expensive compared to the countless creaky plastic tabs we've fondled of late” yet they still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not good value for money. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Just not quite enough to make it a compelling buy over similarly priced alternatives” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago, the Tablet S is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years, the Tablet S is not 3G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years the screen sizes range from 7" to 11". The Tablet S has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 9.4 inches) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Tablet S has one of the smaller internal storage capacity amongst tablet computers of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Tablet S is 16GB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 24GB.

If you are looking for a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Second Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Sony Tablet S has a quite low second camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for more than two years. The average second camera resolution of tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Tablet S is 1.5MP, and the second camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Tablet S

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the Tablet S over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1 gigahertz, the Tablet S has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other six tablet computers of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Tablet S is two which is average.

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Specification

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Camera
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Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
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Built-In Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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Bluetooth
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Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
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Quick Start Guide
Manual
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Kids Tablet
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USB Connector Type

21 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(285)
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

(62)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ram16, sony ram16g, sony sgpt121, sony sgpt111, sony ram16gb, sony sgpt121g, sony sgpt121u, sony sgpt111g, sony sgpt121gb, sony sgpt121us, sony b01kno933, sony sgpt111gb, sony sgpt111gbs, sony sgpt121gbs, sony sgpt121uss, sony b01kno933m, sony sgpt111gbsc, sony sgpt111gbsce, sony sgpt111gbscek
Barcodes 00027242856356, 00115970730014, 00151903606100, 04905524798340, 04905524798753, 04905524891232, 06953040916937

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