Reviews and Problems with Sony Tablet P (SGPT211 / SGPT212)
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Sony Tablet P review
7 January 2014
Summary: In a market riddled with similar slates, no one's going to accuse Sony of adopting a copycat tablet strategy. First the company released the Tablet S , a tablet seemingly inspired by a folded-back magazine, and now comes the Tablet P, which draws its design from some combination of a Nintendo 3DS and a Kyocera Echo .
Pros: Apps optimized for dual screens work pretty well, Nice looking, Displays look good
Cons: Most Android apps work poorly on two screens, Huge bezels, pointy corners make it awkward to use, No LTE, outdated internals
Excerpt: Sony Tablet P is an interesting tablet product with two 5.5-inch 1024x480 pixels screens. In addition, it also sports HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, dual cameras, Bluetooth, GPS, ton of built-in storage and a memory card slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: It's easy to admire Sony's sense of adventure and the notion of an ultra-portable tablet is a commendable one, but the Tablet P commits too many mortal sins to be considered a worthwhile investment. It's saddled with poor battery life, inconsistent compatibility with Android apps and a price tag that makes it more expensive than many rivals.
Cons: Dual-screen setup isn't supported by all apps; Poor battery stamina; Low internal storage; Doesn't charge via USB.
Excerpt: Sony's second tablet offering is no different from its first - both are designed to turn heads and stand out from the competition. The Sony Tablet P sports a clamshell design with dual 5.5-inch TFT screens for maximum portability and entertainment on the go. Is there space for a niche product like the Sony Tablet P? We find out.
Pros: Unique clamshell design, Portable
Cons: Expensive, Sharp corners, Average overall performance
Conclusion: Sony has redesigned most of the core apps to work with the dual-screens. They have a few that launched in the market with full dual-screen support and work great too, but in general the experience is sub-par at best. They did a good job with what they could -- like the browser but many apps just wont work right and give you a poorly put together and rough experience.
Excerpt: Ever wish you could fold your tablet in half and stick it in your pocket? Well now you can! It’s all thanks to the innovators at Sony, who figured that what the Android tablet market is missing can be summed up in one word: foldability.
Summary: The Sony Tablet P is priced at Rs.36,990 (MRP). This makes it compete with the top notch Android tablets and the iPad 2, as well. The P makes for an interesting design, but whilst doing so, it limits your functionality greatly. In the real world, you’re not going to be impressed with what it’s capable of doing. At best, it’s decent for gaming (if they get more apps that is) and as an e-reader. But, a tablet is much more than just that.
Summary: We give Sony credit for attempting to forge a new category of portable tablet, but the company's ambition didn't quite pay off. On the plus side, the Tablet P backs up its dual-screen design with some compelling apps that take advantage of both displays.
Pros: Two sharp and vibrant displays, More compact design than other tablets, Pretty good selection of dual-screen apps, Access to Sony music movie and book services
Cons: Heavy and thick for handheld device, Bezel between displays is distracting, Can't run two separate apps simultaneously, PlayStation games feel dated, Doesn't use AT&T's 4G LTE network
Conclusion: The Sony Tablet P does not make good use of its interesting dual-screen design, offering up both a sub par gaming experience with no physical buttons and an awkward Android tablet experience.