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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

Tablet experts love this Tegra 2 processor tablet and have given it twenty-one awards.

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

Four more expert review sites all wrote that this tablet computer was terrific and gave it their highest award. Computershopper.com, Parentesis.com, Pckoloji.com.tr and Log.com.tr all gave this Sony tablet computer an "Editor's Choice" award.

This Sony tablet computer received a "Silver" from Hardware.info, Uk.hardware.info and Allaboutphones.nl all of whom concluded that this tablet was great.

Three additional expert review sites all wrote that this Tegra 2 processor tablet was very good. This tablet computer received an "Especially Recommended" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Journaldugeek.com.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on one hundred and fourty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this tablet computer has an average expert rating of 76%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 64 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony tablet computer is 79 out of 100.

Robust

A few Sony Tablet S reviewers agreed that this tablet was well made. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of this tablet “These improvements deliver a more than solid tabl” yet they only gave the Sony Tablet S a score of 3 stars. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design” in their Sony Tablet S review but in spite of that they only rated the Sony Tablet S 60 out of 100. Expert review site Vr-Zone.com wrote in their review of this tablet six years ago “The device boasts a solid built and is, to a degree, thorough in its m” and gave it a score of 75 out of 100.

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

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

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Nice Design

Several Sony Tablet S reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this tablet on expert website CNET.com “Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design.”. Expert review site Pcworld.in wrote in their review of this tablet “This unique tablet has a comfy-to-hold wedge design” and gave it a rating of 78 out of 100.

Nine people thought it was good looking. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “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 Sony Tablet S review and rated the Sony Tablet S 80 out of 100. Expert review site Zdnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet six years ago “Beyond the eye-catching design, you can't help” and gave the Sony Tablet S a score of 4 stars. Expert website Whatlaptop.co.uk mentioned five years ago “VAT ) is a sleek, good looking tablet that brings a different kind of design” in their review of this tablet.

Some customers thought it was smooth. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “It looks good, has a smooth user interface”. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “Compared to Sony's smooth and sexy aluminium effort” in their Sony Tablet S review. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Text entry is therefore smooth and fast” in their Sony Tablet S review.

A number of Sony Tablet S owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. Pcmag.com mentioned “The Android-based Sony Tablet S is good looking and well designed.” in their Sony Tablet S review but in spite of that they only scored this tablet 3 stars. Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “It's a comfortable and well designed piece of kit” in their review of the Sony Tablet S.

A few customers reckoned that it was ergonomic. Five years ago expert review site Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “The 9.4" form factor is a winner for ergonomics and portability while maintainin”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “The folded magazine design is very ergonomic, particularly in portrait mode”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers reckoned that the Sony Tablet S was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Its size makes it comfortable to hold”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned six years ago “Its the most comfortable Android tablet to hold” in their review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. 3g.co.uk wrote in their review “The Sony Tablet S looks good and feels great to hold thanks to its clever wedge shape”.

Several customers considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote six years ago “Honeycomb's multi-touch functionality is fun to use and the” in their review of this tablet. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “The multi-tasking capabilities of Tegra 2 and Honeycomb's easy to use multi-touch control are swiftly implemented”. Expert website Cnet.com.au said in the same month “The software refinements are both practical and restrained”.

Some people considered that the Sony Tablet S had a good interface. Six years ago expert review site V3.co.uk said in their review of the Sony Tablet S “Sony's interface additions are nice” yet they rated it 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Tablet S thought it had a good experience. Expert review site Tweaktown.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “On virtually all smart devices I review until we get more of the pure Android experience.” in their review.

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Good Size

Four Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed the Sony Tablet S concluded that it was thin. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote four years ago “Does it make the necessary moves? With a quad-core processor, slim profile and up-to-d” in their review. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet also four years ago “The Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner, lighter and better constructed than its predecessor” . Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Sony Tablet S review “This time Sony's really hit their stride with the slimmer and better looking Xperia Tablet S”.

A few Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed this tablet thought it was a good body shape. Expert review site Computershopper.com said in their review of the Sony Tablet S “A unique body shape, good performance”.

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Theregister.co.uk said “Sony is to be congratulated for the innovative design, light weight and excellent screen of the Tablet S”. Expert review site Technoodling.net mentioned in their review of the Sony Tablet S “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 customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to carry around. Six years ago Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Best of all it's light and easy to hold-- it's the first 10" class tab” in their review of this tablet.

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

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony Tablet S reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Sony has done a nice job distinguishing its products from the sea of monotonous slate tablets” in their review of the Sony Tablet S but even so they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Computershopper.com mentioned “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” . Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review “The build quality could be better.”.

Sony Tablets Have Good Reviews

On average Sony Tegra 2 processor tablet computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all tablets produced by Sony.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers who bought it considered that it had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au four years ago “Has added some interesting new features and given the product a splash-proof coating”. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 4 stars and wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features”. Expert website Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review “The Tablet S has some commendable features, most obviously its rather avant-garde yet eminently practical shape” however they gave the product a rating of 67 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this tablet was good value for money.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Sony has fixed a paralyzing Wi-Fi bug.” but they only rated the Sony Tablet S 3 stars. One Sony Tablet S owner reckoned that the product had network functionality. Expert review site G4tv.com wrote “A universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago expert review site Mobigyaan.com mentioned “Connectivity is ok.”.

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Good Picture Quality

One Sony Tablet S reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a sharp image.

One Sony Tablet S reviewer mentioned that this tablet had good colour saturation. Expert website Yugatech.com wrote in their Sony Tablet S review four years ago “The accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the lack o” .

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Good Battery Life

Several Sony Tablet S owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Expert website Itpro.co.uk wrote “The reasonably long battery life compensates for thi” in their Sony Tablet S review but even so they rated the Sony Tablet S 3 stars. Five years ago expert review site Mobilemag.com mentioned “The processing power is roughly similar, as are battery life and general daily perfo” in their review of the Sony Tablet S. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “The Sony Tablet S keyboard has a large battery bump at back” in their review of this tablet.

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 computer, which is the most common main camera resolution. Across all comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Tablet S the worst main camera resolution is 960 x 720 pixels and the best is 3264 x 2448 pixels.

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Quite High Main Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Tablet S has one of the higher main camera resolution (numeric)s (5 megapixels) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The main camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets of a similar spec and age to the Tablet S range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average main camera resolution (numeric) is 3.6MP.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Two people who bought it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Androidauthority.com wrote “They can't help it–these”.

A Bit Expensive

A few Sony Tablet S owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Pcmag.com said “It's underpowered, overpriced” and scored the product 3 stars. Expert review site Hothardware.com wrote six 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 website Stuff.tv said in their review of this tablet “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”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this tablet was not good value for money. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said “Just not quite enough to make it a compelling buy over similarly priced alternatives” but they rated the Sony Tablet S 67 out of 100.

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Not 4G

The Tablet S is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablet computers of this age and type are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Tablet S is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age are also not 3G.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Tablet S the display diagonals range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.2". With a display diagonal of only 9.4 inches, the Tablet S has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst Tegra 2 processor tablet computers of this age.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (10.1") which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

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

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Iconia Tab A500[plb_1608661_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Tablet S. Tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Tablet S have second camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 5MP, and the average second camera resolution is 1.4MP.

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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 Sony released the Tablet S.

Average Processor Frequency

The Tablet S has a fairly average processor frequency (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Two Processor Coress

The Sony Tablet S has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other six Tegra 2 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Brand
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

theregister.co.uk Recommended alphr.com Recommended hardwareheaven.com Performance Award winmagpro.nl Test Winner pckoloji.com.tr Editor's Choice log.com.tr Editor's Choice pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice parentesis.com Editor's Choice allaboutphones.nl Silver pcworld.com_techhive.com Business Ready 01net.com 4 Star journaldugeek.com Highly Recommended hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star computershopper.com Editor's Choice tbreak.ae Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

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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