Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Tablet Z (SGP311 / SGP312 / SGP321)
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iPad Air vs Xperia Z Tablet vs Galaxy Note 10.1: the sign of three
5 March 2014
Excerpt: In the spirit of good faith, I’ll make a disclosure. I’m an Apple fanboy. I’ve used the iPad since the introduction of the iPad 2, and I’ve recently just upgraded to the frankly awesome iPad Air. Despite my love for the fruits of 1 Infinite Loop, however, I don’t dislike Android. In fact, I feel that the OS is a novel system that has made impressive gains not only in marketshare, but in both usability and customizability to boot.
Summary: With a price tag of Rs 46,990, the Xperia Tablet Z is very pricey when you consider its overall performance. It has some neat tricks up its sleeve, like the IP55/57 certification and the IR blaster, but the comparatively low onboard storage, mediocre camera and battery life and the intermittent lag in the UI takes away from an otherwise pleasant experience.
Summary: Growing up, I read constantly. I read at the breakfast table, on the bus, in class (though usually not the book I was supposed to be reading), at lunch, at home, and in bed. My parents mostly supported my bibliophilia, save one weird habit: I used to read in the shower. I would stand in there, water running down my back, holding my book out and reading.
Pros: Thin, light, and well-made, Waterproof tablets are awesome, Solid performance and battery life
Cons: Screens coloring is off, Everything goes haywire when really wet, $500 for an Android tablet is hard to justify
Excerpt: It might be slim but it’s certainly not feeble! One of the thinnest tablets in the market, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with rugged protection to make it water-and-dust-resistant. Reportedly, it remains functional after being one meter underwater for up to 30 minutes. On the inside the Tablet Z boasts a fast quad-core processor, operating at 1.5 GHz with 2GB of RAM, running the Android 4.1.3 operating system.
Excerpt: Sony was one of the first to release a Full HD smartphone. The Xperia Z also turned out to be a high-quality product, with the unique feature of being water-proof. Sony wasn't quite as fast with releasing its first Full HD tablet, but we did eventually get the Tablet Z. It's also water-proof, and after using it extensively for a period of time, we can say we're quite impressed with Sony's Full HD tablet.
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia Z is without a doubt the best phone to come out of the company's R&D labs in years, boasting powerful tech, an eye-catching screen and a svelte and surprisingly resilient chassis. The Japanese electronics giant clearly knows this, as it has used the Xperia Z as the blueprint for its next stab at cracking the tricky - yet profitable - tablet market.
Summary: While we can still consider Sony as playing catch-up in the tablet market (only its 3rd-gen), the Xperia Tablet Z has, in most cases, achieved a feat that help it leap over many other tablets in the market.
Second time’s the charm: The Xperia Tablet Z review
25 June 2013
Conclusion: It finally feels like Sony knows what kind of direction it's going in. It took Android and didn't bog it down with too many extra applications and unchangeable elements; it left most of the core Android experience there while prettifying it up in its own way. It included a very capable (if slightly older) quad-core processor from Qualcomm and managed to shrink down all the components into a very thin package.
Pros: Water-proof chassis for when accidents happen, Stays mostly true to the Android UI, Relatively long-lasting battery life, Beautiful, easy-to-read, and widescreen 1080p display, Extremely light
Cons: Many of the applications that Sony packaged are overkill, Comes with an older version of Android—and you never know when the next software update will be, The camera takes awful pictures
Sony's brand-new tablet attempts to answer users' most common problems—and delivers.
24 June 2013
Conclusion: As far as tablets go, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z certainly hits the ideal talking points—light, thin, and somewhat child resistant, the Z makes a strong case for itself in an iPad-dominated market. If you often use your tablet as a means to share photos, videos, and other media, the Xperia Tablet Z is a very good bet among Android devices.