Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Tablet S (SGPT121 / SGPT122 / SGPT123 / SGPT131 / SGPT132 / SGPT133)
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Sony Xperia Tablet S review
7 January 2014
Summary: Sony's long marched to the beat of its own drummer — to varying levels of success. Sony's unique designs have created plenty of success stories (like the NEX line of cameras), but tablets haven't been one of them. The Tablet P had strange, clamshell hardware that was good for basically nothing other than keeping the screens protected. The original Tablet S , which looks like a rolled-up magazine, was nice hardware but had really underwhelming and outdated software.
Pros: Awesome added software features, Fast performance, Cool remote functionality
Cons: Expensive compared to competition, Slightly drab design, Too many preinstalled apps
Excerpt: Sony Xperia Tablet S is an Android tablet with 9.4-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, NVIDIA's Tegra 3 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera on the back, DLNA, Bluetooth, and 16, 32 or 64 GB of built-in memory.
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: The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a good 10-incher that has a good build quality and a unique design. There’s not much to boast about in terms of display resolution but the accurate colors and good viewing angles, plus splash proofing compensates for the lack of pixel density. While we don’t recommend using a tablet as the main gadget for taking pictures, the 8 megapixel rear camera is hard to ignore.
Excerpt: To be brutally honest, I haven't touched a single Sony smart device until the Xperia Tablet S. The last Sony phone I even used was an old Sony Ericsson flip phone from many moons ago. In a world completely dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung, Sony can get lost in the white noise.
Excerpt: After reviewing both the and the , I felt somewhat obligated to review an tablet as well. Therefore, I bought a Sony Xperia S last month and have been testing it out the past few weeks. The Sony Xperia S (or the "SGPT1211" in traditional Sony nomenclature) is a good-looking tablet. While it feels a bit cheaper than the iPad and Surface, it is more comfortable to hold than either of them.
The Sony Xperia Tablet S gets design right, performance, not so much
4 January 2013
Summary: The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.
Cons: Unfortunately Wi-Fi currently shuts off whenever the tablet sleeps, waking the tablet from sleep takes way too long, and its screen flickers intermittently. Price is a bit high for what's offered.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a great stand-alone Android tablet, this isn't it - it wasn't made to be the one perfect stand-alone tablet and it doesn't pretend to be that piece of equipment. Instead you've got the best Sony has to offer in a tablet form-factor, and with a quad-core processor from NVIDIA to back it up, it's perfectly capable as a Sony companion for the rest of your Sony devices.
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design and some useful built in extras, but mild performance issues and poor battery life temper our enthusiasm.
Pros: Universal remote. Unique and ergonomic design. Useful Android tweaks. Fast performance. Splashproof.
Cons: HDMI requires dongle. Some Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Below average battery life.
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia Tablet S is one of the latest devices launched to market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes in a splash proof casing and weighs 572 grams total, but it isn’t quite like many other Android-powered tablets available on the market today. From the hardware design to the numerous software enhancements, Sony made sure to inject certain elements in the Xperia Tablet S that would distinguish it from the competition.