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Battery performance 9
Gaming performance 3
Review Sony Xperia Tablet S
13 October 2012
Summary: Surfer's tablet. Manufacturers who are now launching their very first Tegra 3 tablet on the market have to come up with something special to stick out from the competition. Sony does this with the casing, equipment and one special feature: The Xperia Tablet S is splash-protected. Our test will reveal its other specialties.
Pros: High build quality, Splash-protected case and ports, Compact size, Low weight, Full-blown configuration, Good screen, Decent battery life, Powerful platform, The build is very high-end. The Xperia Tablet S looks agreeably different compared with routine tablet designs. Its field of use is extended because it's splash-protected.
Cons: Poor cameras, Moderate Wi-Fi transmission, HDMI only via expensive adapter, The Wi-Fi module could be a bit stronger. Sony's Xperia no longer transmitted in areas where we still could easily browse with other tablets.
Summary: A slimmer design, better apps and a lower price? Yes, the Sony Xperia Tablet S is definitely an improvement over last year's design. We especially like the enhanced remote control functionality, because you can control multiple components with the press of a button and because there's a sleeker interface for finding stuff to watch.
Pros: Attractive design, Improved remote control features, Guest Mode, Good battery life,
Cons: Lower screen resolution than some competitors, Poor camera quality, Annoying port cover, Keyboard case not worth extra money
Conclusion: We liked Sony's first gen Android tablet, even though it was late to market. This time Sony's really hit their stride with the slimmer and better looking Xperia Tablet S. The 9.4" form factor is a winner for ergonomics and portability while maintaining that big screen experience. Sony's software customizations make for a more enjoyable out of the box experience with lots of content consumption options plus an MS Office viewer.
Pros: Unique and ergonomic design, lovely TruBlack display, excellent AV remote.
Cons: Full HD tablet enthusiasts won't find that feature here.
Summary: The Sony Tablet S is a very good first attempt by Sony. There are however, a few issues. Priced at an MRP of Rs.29,990, it's almost the same as the cheapest iPad 2. There's a good amount of firepower. Except for a few complaints – primarily not being able to use the external memory card as expandable storage. But considering the price, it's well worth the money if you're in the market, looking specifically for an Android tablet.