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Sony Xperia Tegra 3 1.3GHz 16GB 9.4" 3G Tablet

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19 Reasons For

Twenty-Five Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years, this tablet computer is one of the most awarded by experts.

The editors of Digitaltrends.com, Dinside.no/data, Swedroid.se, Frazpc.pl, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com all recommend this Sony tablet computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at Expert Reviews and Firstpost.com both wrote that this tablet computer was good value for money and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

This Tegra 3 processor tablet received a "Silver" from both Allaboutphones.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br, both of which concluded that this tablet computer was very good.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this tablet computer was good. This tablet received a CNET.co.uk "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Bronze" award from Gadgetgear.nl. Also, the writer at Hardwareluxx.de conluded that they would highly recommend this tablet computer and gave it an "Excellent Hardware" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on one hundred and sixty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 77%.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 211 user reviews this tablet computer has a terrific average user rating. Owners think this Sony tablet computer is one of the very best Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for more than two years.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony Xperia owners concluded that this tablet had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “Not over saturated colours, clarity is fantastic” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago Klim said “The screen is showing amazing colours” in their review of this tablet. Mr. P. Gallacher gave it an excellent review score and mentioned on Amazon in the same month “It's brilliant, colors are just so vibrant.” in their review of this tablet.

A number of Sony Xperia owners considered that the product had good picture quality. Mrs Sarah Pritchard wrote “Graphics are clear and crisp” in her review of this tablet. One customer who bought it said that it had a sharp image. R scored this tablet 4 stars and said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “There is little in it, maybe my IPad is a touch better in sharpness”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote “An excellent tablet apart from the sound, which is still better than most of the competition” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also wrote “The two front facing speakers give a great stereo affect when held in landscape mode”. Amazon Customer also wrote “I was very pleased to discover that the Sony supports the high definition aptX Bluetooth codec which allows you to stream high quality sound to appropriate Bluetooth speakers”.

Robust

A few Sony Xperia reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony Xperia was well made. J Theandroidfreak gave this tablet a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It's only when you hold it in your hands that you realise how well built the Z2 tablet really is” in their review of the Sony Xperia. Lee H mentioned on Amazon “Their products are well made and solid”. Mr. P. Gallacher wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia “Exceptionally built!” .

Eighteen people who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. A. D. Green mentioned “Lighter than a laptop and is semi waterproof” in their Sony Xperia review. C. Wood mentioned in their review “The waterproof feature is a good party trick” . Three years ago Drangelmedicinewoman mentioned on Amazon “The Xperia Z2 tablet like other gadgets in the Xperia Z range is waterproof and dust resistant.” and scored the Sony Xperia very highly.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Mr. P. Gallacher said in their Sony Xperia review “Sturdy, there's no flexing or creaking in the body”. Robert Knight wrote “Still robust enough to handle day to day use” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Phonearena.com wrote six years ago “Smart and rugged, two words that don't tend to go together all that often, especially when it comes to phones” in their review of the Sony Xperia nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

A number of Sony Xperia owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Kate M. wrote in her review of this tablet “The back of the tablet shows small scratches easily and retains greasy finger prints”. Expert website Techview.co said four years ago “Having an accident with your smartphone, whether that is damaging the phone or dropping it in liquid can often mean the end of”.

One customer who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was reliable. Expert website Engadget.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia “There's plenty of room in the market for a reliable workhorse that delivers smooth productivity” .

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Nice Design

Some people who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Alfred A. mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Apple has the 'fashionable' kudos but” in his review of the Sony Xperia. Amazon Customer mentioned “It feels pretty sturdy, although you can flex the device if you try” . C. Wood wrote on Amazon “The additions they put on top are actually pretty useful for example the battery stamina mode”.

Several Sony Xperia owners who purchased the Sony Xperia thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer mentioned “A fine piece of design” in their review. Robert Knight gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The design is lightweight”. Three years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic body”.

Several Sony Xperia reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. C. Wood mentioned in their review of this tablet “The Sony build is smooth and light”. Mr. P. Gallacher wrote on Amazon “It was actually fairly good for video capture, smooth and sharp” in their review. Mr. P. Gallacher also mentioned “The menus, web browsing, video, scrolling through apps is all buttery smooth”.

A few people said in their reviews that the Sony Xperia was neat. Expert website Pocketnow.com mentioned “We see a lot of neat Panels” in their review of the Sony Xperia. Three years ago Whatmobile.net mentioned “The Z2 is still an immaculate high-end smartphone”. Techradar.com/au/ said “It produces a perfectly solid Android smartphone with a handful of neat features, all for a low price tag, only to see it completely undermined by the Moto G” in their review of this tablet but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One person concluded that the Sony Xperia was luxurious. Expert website Smartdevicecentral.com said “The luxurious, unlocked Windows Mobile–based Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has plenty of features.”. One Sony Xperia owner who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was aesthetic. Consumersearch.com said in their Sony Xperia review “It's a slim, aesthetically appealing device with good call quality”.

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Good Size

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Sony Xperia was thin. Aaron Saliba mentioned in his review “It's simply incredible how sony managed to fit high end specs within the ultra thin design”. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “Beautiful, slim, light, fast, sleek design.I took my time choosing my android tab as well as comparing it to all others”. Three years ago Barnes Grant-Muller mentioned in their Sony Xperia review “Now I have had it a week it really is quite something special! Its lightweight, slim, so not clunky”.

Several Sony Xperia reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was compact. A. D. Green said “Its pictures are crystal clear, Its much more compact and lighter than a laptop” in their review of the Sony Xperia. Maarten gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “I already have a Z1 compact smartphone with which I am really pleased so decided to stick with Sony”. Expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au gave the product a rating of 75 out of 100 and said in their Sony Xperia review “A compact design, good build quality”.

A few customers said in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Amazon Customer rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “Its very lightweight and its colour definition” in their Sony Xperia review. Mrs Sarah Pritchard wrote on Amazon “Tablet is lightweight and apparently watertight” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Papabri said on Amazon “It's very lightweight and the wider frame than the Galaxy Tab/Note series gives you a bit more room to hold onto the tablet without touching the screen” in their review of this tablet.

Two Sony Xperia reviewers concluded that it was a good weight. Dr Barry Clayton said “This one is easily the best for weight, slimness, graphics, sound, build”. R wrote “The real big positives of the physical aspects of the tablet are its light weight” in their Sony Xperia review and rated it 80 out of 100.

A few customers reckoned that the product was good physically. Nine years ago Laptopmag.com mentioned “This Windows Mobile phone boasts an exquisite physical design and a unique user interface.” in their Sony Xperia review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Prorata it probably represents the best overall value on the market today”. Lee H wrote in his review of the Sony Xperia on Amazon “If your reading this your probably thinking Z2 or Apple air as they are the same price point”. Seven years ago expert website Pcworld.in said “The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is priced similarly to the WinMo powered HTC HD2”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Brett Emerton mentioned on Amazon “It's much easier to deal with than a laptop”. F. C. Ford wrote on Amazon in the same month “It was cheap and easy to buy” in their review of this tablet and scored the Sony Xperia 5 stars. John Mcphee wrote on Amazon “Awesome tablet great deal by buying off amazon” in his review.

A number of Sony Xperia reviewers reckoned that this tablet was cheap. Three years ago expert review site Itproportal.com said “This handset is clearly a budget effort”. Expert review site Firstpost.com said in their review of the Sony Xperia “Samsung have been releasing inexpensive handsets to pleas”. Expert website Gadgetspeaks.com wrote “Hence, atleast in India the main competition is to bring out the better budget smartphone”.

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Good Technical Features

Twenty-two people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Amazon Customer gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and mentioned “So far the tablet has lived up to my expectations, has many nice features running the Android Kit Kat, very quick compared to my trusted Galaxy Tab 2, also much lighter”. Cycleracing gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon three years ago “Has all the features you would expect of a higher end tablet, then look no further”. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “It offers a similar feature set including an excellent camera”.

Good Battery Life

Some customers agreed that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet three years ago “Good tablet, battery life not the best”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Very good tablet - battery life could be better”. Badger scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon also three years ago “I'm pleased that I did as it's a very nice tablet; stylish, excellent performance and battery life via the 'stamina' mode.I've not tested the waterproof features yet” in their review of this tablet.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Xperia said that it was quick to charge. Ginko rated it as excellent and said in their review of this tablet “The official charging dock is recommended, as it is a useful kit to charge via the port at the bottom”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people wrote that this tablet was good quality. Ade Meaden mentioned on Amazon “Overall great tablet brilliant quality hd screen highly recommend!” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It just feels quality, looks great” and scored it very highly. Amazon Customer also wrote “Sound decent, good considering size, through headphones great quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony Xperia reviewers considered that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and mentioned “He says its a "fantastic piece of kit" easy to use and high quality everything” in their review of this tablet. Amazon Customer also said “Slim sleek and easy to use”. Cycleracing said on Amazon “Handy to have” in their review of the Sony Xperia.

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good experience. R rated it 4 stars and wrote “Software wise there is little Sony software (or reskinning) on the Tablet so it's almost a clean Android experience”. Seth Johnson gave the Sony Xperia a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his Sony Xperia review two years ago “Purchasing this in 2014, I've had an altogether great experience using this device”. Sony Lover wrote “It's open and provides a fantastic user experience” in their Sony Xperia review.

A few people said in their reviews that the Sony Xperia was comfortable and easy to hold. Lee H mentioned on Amazon “It's very well made ultra thin and a joy to hold and use” in his review of this tablet. Tamagochi said “Once in a while I stumble upon the device which is a pleasure to hold” in their Sony Xperia review. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this tablet on expert website PC Mag four years ago “The unlocked Sony Xperia ZL is a big, beautiful smartphone that's very comfortable to hold.”.

Six customers said that it had a good interface. Expert review site Pcworld.in gave it a score of 78 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “I would give an extra point or two to the HTC phone on account of a better interface, better call qua”. Laptopmag.com said “And the time it took to bring this device to market has not dampened our appreciation for its premium arc slider design, refreshing panel interface” in their review. Ld2.ciol.com wrote in their Sony Xperia review “The first android phone from Sony Ericsson was bound to generate hype around it, especially since it was running a customized interface”.

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, now mirrors my Android phone so easy to flick from one to the other” in their review of this tablet. Lee H wrote on Amazon “The Z2 is very easy to set up and sync with anything”. Robert Knight said in his review of this tablet on Amazon “The tablet is easy to set up and has carried out everything I have thrown at it effortlessly”.

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Sony Has Good Tablet Reviews

We checked 2,419 user and expert reviews for Sony tablet computers and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its Tegra 3 processor tablets range.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four people considered that it was noisy. Three years ago Klim scored the product very highly and wrote on Amazon “Noise canceling technology works well and i love it”. Mr Withnail scored the product very highly and he said “The touch screen is very responsive and speakers loud enough for any normal exercise”. Three years ago R. J. Barrow wrote in their review “If anything the colours are a little too loud causing your neighbours to ask you to turn it down a little”.

One Sony Xperia owner said in their reviews that it was quiet. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia “There is another Sony Ericsson offering that has slipped quietly under the radar” .

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Drangelmedicinewoman wrote on Amazon “Not only does the Xperia Z2 tablet have built in Wi-Fi”. One person who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Moom said “I don't know if this is the cable's fault, or the USB adapter, or the tablet.” in their review of this tablet.

One person who purchased it considered that it had network functionality.

One Sony Xperia owner mentioned in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Tamagochi wrote on Amazon “The insides pack the newest silicon available in the market and ensures that internet browsing is silky smooth” in their review of the Sony Xperia.

One Sony Xperia reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had gps. Eight years ago Brighthand.com said “A WVGA touchscreen, built-in keyboard, GPS, 3G” in their review of the Sony Xperia.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Expert Reviews and Firstpost.com highlighted in their review that this Sony tablet was good value for money.

Good for Games

One Sony Xperia reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good playing games on. Gadgetstouse.com mentioned “Awesome for gaming P 4 Remote Play will be a bid deal” in their review.

Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Xperia the continuous video playback times range from 8.4h to 15h, and the average continuous video playback time is 11h. At 12 hours, the Sony Xperia has a fairly long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Xperia.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who bought this tablet mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance.

Not 4G

Like most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Xperia, the Sony Xperia is not 4G.

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Quite Low Second Camera Resolution

The second camera resolutions of Tegra 3 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago range from 1MP to 2MP, and the average second camera resolution is 1.4MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Sony Xperia has a very low second camera resolution compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that are a similar age to the Xperia.

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Quite Thick

Across all the tablet computers of this type and age the depths range from 0.45mm to 190mm. The Sony Xperia has one of the thicker depths (174.4 millimeters) amongst Tegra 3 processor tablets of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony tablet computer was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.3 gigahertz, the Sony Xperia has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Xperia.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Sony Xperia has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other Tegra 3 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Xperia.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.4 inches, the Sony Xperia has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Xperia.

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Specification

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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Touchscreen
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Camera
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Video Recording
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Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Audio
Number of Built-In Speakers
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Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Out
Performance
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Audio Formats Supported
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
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Design
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Colour of Product
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Battery Recharge Time
Browsing Time
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Bag Included
Handheld Remote Control
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Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

22 Awards

alphr.com Recommended tweaktown.com Best Features Award CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice allaboutphones.nl Silver gadgetgear.nl Bronze Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product techno-labs.com Good Design benchmark.pl Good Product frazpc.pl Recommended Mobil.se Top Product teknokulis.com Gold Lanoc.org Top Honours 01net.com 4 Star adrenaline.uol.com.br Silver Amobil.no Best in test hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware Expert Reviews Budget Buy Lydogbilde.no Best in Test Magnus.de Good besteproduct.nl 4 Star gagadget.com Recommended firstpost.com Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(316)
1 September 2016

Sony Xperia XZ hands-on ? A step in the right direction for Sony Mobile? ??After the disappointment of both the Sony Xperia X and its smaller brother, the Sony Xperia XA , the Japanese brand's... Read more…

22 February 2016

Sony kicked off its Mobile World Congress 2016 campaign with three new smartphone models ? the Sony Xperia X, X Performance and the Xperia XA ? alongside a smart Bluetooth earpiece called the... Read more…

17 December 2015

I've been waiting for Sony to release a worthy successor to the popular Xperia Z3, and the smaller Xperia Z3 Compact. While the Xperia Z3+ suffered some serious overheating issues, it really... Read more…

23 November 2015

The camera is the biggest selling point for Sony's latest top-end phone, if you follow the Japanese electronics maker's marketing.Like it or not, though, looks will be the first thing that people... Read more…

19 November 2015

Reviewing the Sony Xperia Z5 was like a deja vu. Just four months ago we had reviewed the Xperia Z3+ and for the Xperia Z5, we have pretty much the same things to say, except for two additional...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Tineyi

I love this phone for the most part. It's an awesome device, performance is great, no lags or stutters, the battery has gets me through a full day with no problem, and I love the new aluminum-back... Read more…

Reviewed 3 October 2013 by Kurt C.
(Verified Purchase)

Sony is junk...

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